Published: October 13, 2014
Publisher: Pocket Star
Format: via NetGalley
It’s the season of second chances in this heartwarming, contemporary holiday romance where two single parents find each other—and another chance at love—in the most unexpected of places!
’Tis the night before Christmas…and businessman and single father Jason is scrambling to find the dollhouse of the season for his seven-year-old daughter Emily. But when he finally strikes gold at an obscure toy store, he’s met with resistance—literally, as a beautiful woman named Leah is grabbing onto the dollhouse box from the other side of the aisle, determined to get the same Christmas present for her own daughter.
Desperate not to let the other win, Jason and Leah forge a pact: stay together until they find the same dollhouse at a different toy store. It sounds simple, but ten stores and many hours later, they still come up empty. They might not be finding another dollhouse, but they sure are finding a lot to talk about and, as their mutual attraction grows, the unlikely pair finds the greatest holiday gift of all—love.
I really enjoyed this tale of two parents desperately searching stores for a dollhouse each of their daughters want for Christmas. It starts off with Leah and Jason both grabbing for the same dollhouse in the ultimate meet cute. They both decide that they will buy the dollhouse but will search together for another in hopes that both of their children will get what they want under the tree come Christmas morning. I really liked how this is a cute read but it’s also very funny. You can’t help but fall for both of these wonderful characters. The chemistry both them is undeniable and how they interact with each other is great. I loved how there was always a little give and take between them.
As the story goes on we get their back stories which will pull at your heartstrings. You really become invested in their stories and especially to them as characters. although this story takes places within a day you feel as though the story is much longer than that, and I mean that in a good way. The story is so full and complete it feels so much like a novel than a short story. I for one was so rooting for them as a couple and the ending was just perfection! Do yourself a favor and add this to your list of holiday reads this one is a MUST for the holidays!