About the Book:
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 hero, but she's not expecting one who almost runs 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 what his life was missing before Eliza, but now he's willing to risk his heart on a yuletide romance that could lead to forever.
This book was as sweet and cozy and the cover would lead you to believe it is. Like many Christmas romances, it isn't terribly realistic. Eliza moves to a small town with her young daughter and all her worldly possessions in an old car. She is there to take a job at a local hotel, but as she arrives in town she sees the inn burn. So much for her job. However, her luck turns when Aiden almost runs her over, and then gives her a job working at his house. Of course this means they spend time together. Of course they fall for each other. Of course all the people in this small town fall in love with her. I certainly didn't expect anything different when I picked up this book and I was not disappointed.
Those familiar with Rae Ann Thayne's Hope's Crossing series will recognize many of the peripheral characters in this book but you do not have to have read them to enjoy this book.
I'd like to thank the publisher for making a review copy available via NetGalley. Grade: B.