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Genres: Paranormal Romance
Published by Zebra Books
Released on September 30, 2014
I really enjoyed the last time the author wrote a Christmas novella featuring the adorable gargoyle, Levet, so I was tickled to see she had done it again. This time it not only pursues a little adventure for Levet acting as a Christmas Angel/matchmaker, but introduces Salvatore and Hailey’s cutie babies.
Levet is feeling sorry for himself because he was anticipating spending the Christmas holidays with his adopted family only to be turned away from seeing Hailey and her babies and left to spend the holiday alone. Then he encounters a Christmas Angel who gives him a magic wand and a mission with deep ramifications.
The wand takes Levet to a Were set on challenging Salvatore for the were throne because he feels it is his duty even if it means sacrificing his own happiness and that of his true mate, Gia. Ala Dickens’ A Christmas Carol-style, Levet and the Were, Damon, with the help of the magic wand journey back through Damon’s life and his future if he pursues the path he is on. It will all come down to perceived duty or desire for Damon. And in the end, Levet has a merry Christmas after all.
Many times a short story hits the action and the passion hard and fast, but doesn’t do a lot to develop story thematic elements and characters. I loved how this one explored the concept of family, acceptance, and the dilemma of duty to family. She did a good job of infusing this paranormal short with a holiday flavor too. It was fun to see Salvatore and Hailey as parents and get a visit from other familiar characters. Damon story was heartwarming and I hope him and Gia turn up in further stories. And to cap it off, Levet’s narration was humorous and sweet.
This one is definitely for the fans of the Guardians of Eternity series and I would recommend the series to those who enjoy paranormal romance.
My thanks to Kensington and Net Galley for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.