About the Book:
Librarian Julia Winston is ready to ditch the quiet existence she's been living. She's made a list of new things to experience, but falling for Jamie Caine, her sexy military pilot neighbor, isn't one of them. Julia's looking to conquer life, not become the heart breaker's latest conquest. But when two young brothers wind up in Julia's care for the holidays, she'll take any help she can get—even Jamie's.
Happy to step in, Jamie reveals a side of himself that's much harder to resist. Not only is he fantastic with kids, he provides the strength Julia needs to tackle her list. She knows their temporary family can't last beyond the holidays, but the closer she gets to Jamie, the more she wonders if things could be this merry and bright forever…
Christmas romances can be so much fun, especially if you are looking for a quick easy heartwarming read and don't expect much realism.
Julia is a sweet small town librarian who has lots of friends, but whose life has been spent meeting the expectations of others. Not long before Christmas her book club makes wish lists--things they wish they could do, but haven't yet. Julia's list includes having an orgasm with someone else.
Julia lives in a large home she inherited from her parents, and which she has divided into two apartments. A handsome pilot moves in upstairs. She knows his family and knows that he doesn't do serious relationships, so of course she isn't willing to get close to him.
Right before Thanksgiving Julia notices that two young boys are spending too much time in the library and are walking home by themselves in a serious snowstorm. She calls child welfare and ends up as their foster mother, and ends up getting a lot of help from the guy upstairs (the pilot). He ends up seeing her bucket list and helps her achieve most of those goals--and then lets it slip that he has seen the list.
All in all, the book is predictable almost to a fault but they get their happily ever after and that's what Christmas romances are about, right.
Like Thayne's other novels, this one includes a passionate interlude, however, the characters remain dressed.
Fans of the Haven Point and Hope's Crossing books will enjoy catching up with many of the regular cast.
I'd like to thank Little Bird Publicity for inviting me to join this tour. Grade: B-