Thursday, November 12, 2015

Review: A Cold Creek Christmas Story

A Cold Creek Christmas Story (Harlequin Special Edition)

About the Book:
Celeste Nicholas has always preferred to keep to herself in her hometown of Pine Gulch, Idaho…until she becomes an instant celebrity! When one of her children's stories becomes a major success, she's suddenly the talk of the town. Celeste should be gloriously happy…but something, someone, special is still missing from her life. Could the return of her childhood crush be the answer?  

Flynn Delaney has moved back home for his daughter's sake. Yet all the millionaire's resources can't help the little girl heal from the tragic loss of her mother. Shy librarian Celeste and her stories do hold some indefinable magic, though. Flynn came home looking for support—can he find that, and true love, in the one who got away?

My Comments:
Celeste is your stereotypical librarian.  She is shy, bookish, and doesn't realize how pretty she is.  Flynn is the son and widower of celebrities.  While very handsome, he wants no part of the celebrity culture.  Flynn's daughter is recovering from a traumatic injury and needs patience, love, and maybe some Christmas magic to draw her out of her shell.  Of course, all can be found in Pine Gulch.  

Last year I reviewed The Christmas Ranch and this is a continuation of that story.  Like Thayne's other books, this has some passionate kissing, but no other activity is even alluded to.  At times the writing seemed overdone and melodramatic, but the basic story was, well, a basic heartwarming Christmas romance.  Grade: B-.

Thanks to the publisher for providing a review copy via NetGalley.  

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