I am a huge fan of Rachelle Ayala. I have read quite a few of her books and have never been disappointed. They all feel so real and have just a hint of steaminess that really has a way of drawing you into the book. It never feels like you are just reading about other people, it feels like you are reading about a close friend or are one of the characters being drawn completely in and emotionally involved. A Father for Christmas is definitely not the exception. I got the ebook version of this book and found myself instantly stuck in the “pages”, unable to stop reading until I had finished. (which presented an issue when it came to getting anything done… 😉 )
A book of 152 pages it is the perfect size for an afternoon/evening read and it is not your typical Christmas book. While it is themed around a little girls desire for a Father for Christmas, it is wrapped around two characters, Kelly and Tyler who happen to be down on their luck and wildly misunderstood. The two get off to the wrong beginning when Kelly thinks Tyler is trying to kidnap her daughter who became separated from her in the mall, but after numerous run ins they begin to get to know each other with the help of Kelly’s mom and daughter.
It is wracked with suspense to find out if they will end up with each other as they each push the other away for one reason or another. Will Bree get her Christmas wish? The situations dealt with in this book are deep, yet are written in a way that they don’t come off as heavy or over bearing. I have really enjoyed reading this book and that it only took about two days to do so (had to take those unwanted breaks..). It was long enough to have depth to it but short enough it didn’t take weeks to finish. The book was overall well written and I enjoyed the romance, love, conflict, and resolution in this book.
Summary: A sweet romance between a homeless veteran and a failed investment banker whose daughter asks Santa for a father for Christmas.
“Heartwarming story of hope and second chances.” – Ruth Davis
“Absolutely breathtaking love story.” – Amber McCallister
Single mother Kelly Kennedy can’t afford lavish gifts for her four-year-old daughter, Bree. Homeless veteran Tyler Manning doesn’t believe he deserves a Merry Christmas.
When Bree asks Santa for a father and picks Tyler, both Tyler and Kelly vow to keep Bree from being hurt while fighting their feelings for each other.
Tyler struggles with frightening flashbacks that scare Kelly. Meanwhile, Kelly’s criminal past threatens her chance for happiness. Tyler and Kelly must believe in the power of love to give Bree her best Christmas ever.
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