Title: His Christmas Miracle
Author: Dani Collins
Series: Love in Montana #5
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: Short novel
Available: 27th Oct
Quincy Ryan was just handed custody of a son he didn’t know existed. He knows how to be an architect, not a dad, so he looks to his own father for guidance, but that means moving with Pops to Marietta, Montana. Quincy knows he has to get over his shock and give Atlas the Christmas he deserves, but how? He needs a miracle.
Nicki Darren, failed actress, will take any job as Christmas approaches, even babysitting for a withdrawn, workaholic, single father. She lost her mom as a child, too, and hasn’t had a real Christmas since, so she identifies with four-year-old Atlas.
An advent calendar of activities soon has Nicki pulling Quincy out of the house to get a tree and ice skate with his son. She wants Quincy to open his heart to Atlas, but begins to fall for the Ryan men herself. It makes the countdown to her last day, Christmas Eve, bittersweet. If only the miracle he is looking for included her…
Source: ARC from Tule Publishing via NetGalley
This lovely Christmas read about family and love and togetherness brings all the good bits of the festive season into a warm hug of a tale.
I liked Nicki. She’s a woman who dreamed big and continued to try, even when her dreams didn’t turn out anything like she’d hoped. She’s tired of failing, but still tries with all her heart at whatever tasks she sets for herself. I loved how she wanted to fix things for Atlas and Quincy, falling for them both but truly only wanting them to find each other. She’s kind and caring and bright and bubbly and the complete opposite of Quincy, but I really enjoyed how she coaxed both Quincy and Atlas out of their shells and drew them together.
Quincy is very different to Nicki. He’s a man who likes things a certain way, hates change and isn’t fond of crowds or meeting new people. In fact, most of the time he prefers not to leave the house, but despite his gruff, taciturn demeanour, the fact that he’s moved house and tries so hard for Atlas’ sake, even when he doesn’t know what to do with the boy, speaks volumes. He’s a man of action rather than words and I loved seeing him slowly open up his heart to both Atlas and Nicki in this book. The progress is sometimes slow, but he’s a really good man beneath all his gruffness and the way he sees Nicki for who she really is was lovely.
Then there’s also adorable, quiet Atlas and fun, friendly Pops, not to mention all the charm of Marietta at Christmas time. The whole thing is irresistible with a romance that grows steadily throughout and characters that completely won my heart. Throw in the advent calendar and you’re left with a delightful Christmas read that’s packed with warmth and feelings of goodness. Definitely one of my favourite winter reads so far this year.
His Christmas Miracle is out 27th October.
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