Title: Santa to the Rescue
Author: Adele Downs
Genre: Contemporary holiday romance
Format read: ebook
Firefighter Jamey Tucker knows three things in life to be true: an honorable man doesn’t go back on his word; never hurts 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.
Santa to the Rescue is a short, cute holiday read. Jamey is an absolute dream come true–dedicated to his job, looking for the right woman, and just an all-around nice guy. I really liked seeing the world through his eyes–whether he was in the Santa suit or his firefighter one. 🙂
Though, of course one of those suits is definitely sexier than the other….
Heather’s heart was definitely in the right place, and I did feel badly for her problems with men in the past. It felt like she held too much of her past problems against Jamey, though–shouldn’t a nurse, of all people, understand the crazy schedule of a firefighter and know all about being scheduled for last minute or emergency shifts? Her reaction to his inability to make their original “date” because of something coming up at work seemed a bit over the top. Jamey really pulled out all the stops to show her he wasn’t like the other guys, though, and the ending was adorable.
B- rating for a strong hero who really knows how to bring on the happy ending–and the happy holidays!
I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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