Need A Little Christmas? Call 911 for This Santa!

Santa to the Rescue

Adele DownsSttR5002
Genre: Contemporary Holiday Romance
Short – 60 pages
ISBN: 9781622663811
E-Galley sent for review and tour. No remuneration was exchanged and all opinion presented herein is my own except as noted.
Book Description:
Firefighter Jamey Tucker knows three things in life to be true: an honorable man doesn’t go back on his word; never hurt a woman; and lasting love isn’t a myth. But with his recent move to a new job at Appleton Fire Station, the long hours don’t offer hope of finding the love he’s looking for.
When Jamey meets beautiful pediatric nurse Heather Longhurst after hearing her sing Santa Baby in a supermarket aisle, he offers her a promise he discovers he can’t keep. Heather has been betrayed by men in the past, making it hard for Jamey to gain her trust. Determined to find a way to win her heart, Jamey uses firefighter engine-uity and Heather’s favorite song to prove he’s got Christmas spirit she can believe in all year.


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My Take:

This was a really cute, clean story – clean enough for your grannie.  My take is short — like the story. The male love interest Jamey doesn’t wonder what it be like to have sex with the femake Love Interest Heather, he wonders if he would be a good father to their kids.

The story was pretty tight, except for one character whose role as Scrooge or The Grinch didn’t feel necessar just a little less than compassionate. Yes she is a bitch but, …okay, she’s is just a bitch.  I also felt the premise was good, for the most part although the outcome of a situation felt a little blown out of proportion.  But, an attractive firefighter and a hot nurse is a tough combination to beat. Both characters are very sympathetic and easy to enjoy. The camaraderie at the fire house is also a nice touch.  There’s some decent humor. The family values are there big time!

It’s really short and goes fast so there’s not much to really say about it.  I enjoyed reading it and let my casserole nearly burn — I guess I got absorbed in it.

In fact, the only big trouble I had with it was that I now have the tune for “Santa Baby” stuck in my tiny little brain.  Maybe it left me feeling a little Christmas-sy! Happy Holiday Gift for your e-reader friends!



About the Author:

Adele Downs writes contemporary romance inside the office of her rural Pennsylvania home. She is a former journalist, published in newspapers and magazines inside the USA, UK, and Caribbean.
Adele is an active member of Romance Writers of America and her local RWA chapter where she serves as past-president. She has written several articles for RWR magazine (Romance Writers Report), the trade journal of Romance Writers of America, and has presented workshops for writers.
When Adele isn’t working on her current project, she can be found riding in her convertible or reading a book on the nearest beach.
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