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Genres: Contemporary Romance, Holiday Romance
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Released on September 24, 2019
I didn’t really know what I was getting into when I started this story, but when I came out of it, my heart was so much happier. Seeing a guy so into the care of his daughter and not one for greatness. A woman who thinks she is cold and unlovable. I just was a story to melt my heart for Christmas
Lila Vasquez runs Puppy Promise, a service puppy training, with her two sisters, but she isn’t considered the “fun” one of the group. She’s is organized and gets things done, but at the end of the day, she lays down and lets the puppies crawl over her and that makes her not as cold as people may think. When she is given the opportunity to help a non-profit auditory foundation with a free puppy and training services, she see this as a way for her company to move forward. What she didn’t plan was for her sisters to put her in a glittery, pink princess dress that would steal a young girls heart or even that of her father. When they turn out to be the clients, Lila learns that she isn’t as cold as her ex-boyfriend says she is and she owes some of that revelation to Ford. That’s Ford Ford.
Yep, Ford Ford is his first and last name. Ford’s life revolves around his six-year old, Emily. With a cochlear implant, Emily often isn’t very social or confident. When Lila enters all dressed up as a princess, both Emily and Ford truly believe they have royalty in their mists. With Lila’s gentle but firm guidance, Emily starts to flourish with her trusty puppy, Jeeves. Ford though is harder to crack as he keeps everyone at an arms distance with his flirting. These at times were very laugh out loud moments, but they also show you that he has forsaken any happiness in the quest to provide everything he can for his daughter.
Ford teaches Lila she isn’t cold and that she can have fun. Just be who she is. Lila teaches Ford he doesn’t have to give up everything for his daughter, but still provide everything he wants to provide for her. This was a beautifully written story about ordinary people finding that person that makes their inner beauty and personality shine.
This could be a sweet romance, a RomCom romance but it also plays well as a Contemporary Romance that happens at Christmas time. It falls into so many categories, but it also falls into one of my favorite books of 2019.
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