About the Book:
Dani Capelli seized a chance to start over in a small town with her daughters. Now, facing her first Christmas in Haven Point, she wonders if leaving New York was a mistake. Dani loves working alongside veterinarian Dr. Morales, but her two children aren’t adjusting to small-town life. And then there’s Dr. Morales’s son, Ruben—Dani’s next-door neighbor. Gorgeous, muscled and dependable, the deputy sheriff is everything she secretly craves and can’t bear to risk loving…and losing.
Ruben never pictured himself falling for a big-city woman like Dani. But beneath her prickly facade, she’s caring and softhearted and she needs all the love and protection he can give. When Dani’s teenage daughter starts acting out, Ruben draws on family traditions to show the girls just how magical a Haven Point Christmas can be. But can he convince Dani that she’s found a home for the holidays—and forever—in his arms?
It's Christmas time and we are back in Haven Point. Was the ending ever in doubt? No, but on the other hand, I really enjoyed getting to know Ruben and Dani, especially Dani.
Except for a few years here and there, Dani has always had to carry the load alone. She was in foster care as a child, married a "bad boy" who ended up in prison, and who committed murder when he got out. She's been a single mom for almost all of her girls' lives and has put herself through school. She's afraid to let anyone in because she has always been disappointed.
As Ruben comes into her life she learns that it is ok to lean on others and let them help you. In his family she sees the support that family can be.
I enjoyed this heartwarming Christmas romance. Like Thayne's other books, the characters never get beyond passionate kissing.
I'd like to thank the publisher for making a review copy available via NetGalley. Grade: B.