Title: When Snowflakes Fall
Author: Tara Wyatt
Series: The Graysons #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Available: 25th Oct
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…
Source: ARC from SMP Swerve via NetGalley
This is a cute, easy, quick Christmas read about falling love when you least expect it. Neither Christie nor Luke are looking for any kind of relationship, let alone a lasting one, but a sprinkle of Christmas spirit and the match-making wishes of one little boy have other plans for them.
I really liked Luke and Ethan, they’re an adorable package who would be hard for any one to resist. He’s a great dad, good looking, close to his family and happy to help out where and when he can. Ethan is cute and entertaining too and they make a good team.
Christie is nice, but she’s not quite as well developed as Luke. Most of her story comes from her recent troubled past and her anxiety over it surfacing again. I think her “scandal” was perhaps a little too big for this story, and I would have liked to have seen it explored in more depth, because it ends up quite rushed and glossed over here.
Also because of the short length, the romance is very fast. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but despite both characters having reservations about entering a serious relationship, they don’t waste much time hanging around when they spend time alone.
On the whole, though, I enjoyed it. If you’re looking for something quick and easy this Christmas, especially with a bit of heat, then give this a go. The kid is cute, there’s some family fun and it has a slight sprinkling of Christmas cheer to compliment the season. I’d definitely be interested in reading more about this family.
When Snowflakes Fall is out October 25th.
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