In the spirit of Christmas, two people get something they weren’t even looking for, but was exactly what they needed- family, home, love, trust, and support. They were such opposites at first that it was like oil and water. But when the fur settles, they both come out winners.
Kyle struts around with his ‘I am an island’ routine trying to protect his poor heart after his former fiancé’ trampled on it. There is no way he’ll be the butt of anyone’s laughter again even if it means playing Scrooge instead of Rudolf for the town Christmas Parade. Okay, well the new cougar shifter in town might persuade him, but in the end it’s the hopeful eyes of a sweet child that may be his downfall.
Crystal has made a string of poor decisions regarding men which brought her and her daughter to Kodiak Point. Everyone seems nice and its a good place to start over. Things are coming right along until she needs the help of the only guy in town who can give it and he’s too stuck on himself to help out. Good thing too because if he had been nice she might have fallen for him. But uh-oh, he has made friends with her daughter bringing that scared little girl out of her shell and proving that there’s more to him than she thought. Maybe she’ll have to re-think that no men plan.
This one has some fun scenes and some lighter moments particularly when Kyle is with Crystal’s little girl- sucker for the guy/little girl stuff particularly when he’s protecting her from danger. However, this isn’t as light as others in the serious moments with its painful elements of abuse and stalking. Not to worry, it doesn’t go too dark. Now that being said, Kyle’s got some swagger and game. He has no trouble making it clear too. Crystal doesn’t really stand a chance when he figures out that he’s ready to settle down and he’s picked out her and her daughter to be his. Crystal is no push over though and she makes the cocky caribou nearly swallow his tongue a few times.
All in all, this fast little Christmas paranormal romance was engaging and a nice addition to the series though it can easily be read as a standalone.
My thanks to the author for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.