Saturday, December 7, 2013

Review ~ SANTA TO THE RESCUE by Adele Downs


Firefighter Jamey Tucker knows three things in life to be true: an honorable man doesn't go back on his word; never hurts a woman; and lasting love isn't a myth. But with his recent move to a new job at Appleton Fire Station, the long hours don't offer hope of finding the love he’s looking for.
 
When Jamey meets beautiful pediatric nurse Heather Longhurst after hearing her sing "Santa Baby" in a supermarket aisle, he offers her a promise he discovers he can't keep. Heather has been betrayed by men in the past, making it hard for Jamey to gain her trust. Determined to find a way to win her heart, Jamey uses firefighter engine-uity and Heather's favorite song to prove he's got Christmas spirit she can believe in all year.


REVIEW
The story reads like Christian romance.  There isn't any reference to God, but it just seems overly wholesome and has more than a sweet romance feel to it.
 
Heather is jaded by the past men in her life who have done her wrong and wonders if there are honorable men in the world who want forever love.  Jamey is a man who believes in happily ever afters because that's what's in his family and he desperately wants it for himself.
 
The setup for this story is good.  The two characters are attracted to each other and ultimately want the same thing out of life.  Unfortunately, the story starts to fall apart when Heather has a mini flip out about Jamey telling her that he has to work and can't come to her work party.  I kept hoping that somehow the story would turn around and end up being enjoyable after this point but Heather just wasn't likeable.
 
Rating: 2.5
 
Release Date: November 11, 2013
Book Length: 60 pages
Source: Publisher
Reviewed by: Kim
Reading format: Available only in eBook


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