Series: The Graysons #1
Published by Swerve on October 25th 2016
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Sometimes the heart needs a little Christmas magic.
When Dr. Christie Harmon up and moved to Cheyenne, Wyoming to escape a vicious scandal, she expected a quiet, lonely Christmas on-call as a pediatrician at the local hospital. But when she’s treating a little boy with a bump on the head, she doesn’t expect his dad to be so distractingly handsome…or single.
In the wake of his ex-wife’s abandonment five years ago, Luke Grayson has been focused on raising his son Ethan. The scars from the split run deep, and Luke hasn’t trusted another woman to come into their lives. But there’s something about the sweet—and sexy—Christie that has him wondering if something’s been missing.
Can new love help lonely hearts find a way? After all, Christmas is a time for magic…
Reading slumps are the worst, especially at the end of the year. I’ve been searching for some books that appeal to my current mood, and when Kimberly from Caffeinated Book Review reviewed this novella, and the sequel, I know they were just what I needed. When Snowflakes Fall by Tara Wyatt was a cute, quick Christmas novella, and I really enjoyed it.
Luke is a single father to his 8-year old son, Ethan. When Ethan has a tumble, and is taken to the ER for a check-up, Luke meets Christie, a doctor who’s just moved to town. Christie and Luke are attracted to each other immediately, but they are both hesitant to start anything.
I liked both Luke and Christie from the start. I have a soft spot for single fathers in romances, and Luke was such a devoted father I couldn’t help but fall for him. His love for his son was fabulous. After what happened with his ex-wife, he’s very wary of letting anyone close to his son. But luckily he can’t resist his attraction to Christie.
Christie is pretty sweet, too, but she’s struggling with something that happened to her not too long ago. This incident led to her leaving her life in the south, and moving to Wyoming. I felt really bad for what happened to Christie, but she’s doing her best to get over it.
Christie and Luke’s relationship was one I really enjoyed reading about. While things weren’t particularly memorable or unique, I was still rooting for these two to get together. They are mature adults, and act like it, and I sure do love it when the hero and heroine act like adults. Things got a bit sappy, but that’s to be expected for a Christmas romance. While When Snowflakes Fall by Tara Wyatt isn’t a story that will stick with you, it was a really cute read for the season.
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