by RaeAnne Thayne
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Goodreads: Nothing short of a miracle can restore Eliza Hayward's Christmas cheer. The job she pinned her dreams on has gone up in smoke—literally—and now she's stuck in an unfamiliar, if breathtaking, small town. Precariously close to being destitute, Eliza needs a helping hand…for her sick young daughter's sake as well as her own. But she's not expecting her holiday hero to almost run her down with his car!
Rescuing Eliza is pure instinct for tech genius Aidan Caine. At first, putting the renovation of his lakeside guest lodge in Eliza's hands assuages his guilt—until he sees how quickly he could fall for her. Having focused solely on his business for years, he never knew that what his life was missing was Eliza and her little girl. But is he willing to risk hoping for a yuletide romance that could lead to forever?
Kritters Thoughts: Eliza Hayward gets hit by the speed bumps of life a few times in 24 hours and ends up spending the night at Aidan Caine's home. Aidan Cane is a tech "god" and has escaped to small town Idaho to get away and recover from something that he doesn't want the world to know about. Aidan hires Eliza to help him get his home ready for the holidays and his large family who will be descending on said home.
Although most in this genre are predictable from page one, they are still fun to read. RaeAnne Thayne perfectly balances a little bit of mystery in the characters with the love and romance that most expect. This book refrained from all the sexy times and as my first RaeAnne Thayne read, is this normal? Does she limit the sexy times? For me that is a plus, I like the romance genre but sometimes we spend a little too much time in the bedroom instead of out in the real world!
A winter read which was hard and weird to read in June, but start here, the second book in this series will be reviewed tomorrow.
I am expecting this series to be perfectly sweet and will look forward to each book!
Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one copy of this book free of charge from Little Bird Publicity. I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.