by Debra Dixon
Published November 12th 2012 by Loveswept
(first published December 1st 1994)
ISBN: 0307804577 (ISBN13: 9780307804570)
Review courtesy of netGalley
With poignant humor and sizzling romance, Debra Dixon presents a story about the magic of Christmas and promises made under a starry winter sky.My Thoughts:
Drew Haywood needs a feminine touch to help give his young son a holiday to remember—and no one does Christmas better than Taylor Bishop. She knows how to transform a house into a home that sparkles. But when Drew lets his guard down, he finds that Taylor has much more to offer. Kissing her is like coming in out of the cold—and Drew doesn’t want to go back out.
Taylor has already raised one family—she grew up with six brothers, after all—and she doesn’t need another. She may have fallen for Drew as a teenager, but he’s asking for a Christmas miracle that would break all her rules. Still, the chemistry she shares with this sexy, single father has nothing to do with the past. Perhaps the gift of a young boy’s smile, not to mention stolen kisses beneath the mistletoe, will point the way to the one thing on Taylor’s wish list.
Random House has a new romance line of books, Loveswept. I am loving each book I have read and this new line gives me an opportunity to read new authors!! When I saw this book in netGalley and read the blurb, I knew I this book was just perfect for a Christmas holiday romance.
This book had me weeping and laughing- it was like watching a Hallmark commercial.. You know the ones- this heartwarming book is sure to bring a tear and warm your heart.
Taylor lost her mother when she was 14, and has been the family's matriarch ever since. Each year, she is in charge of decorating the family's house for Christmas, but this year she is needed elsewhere.
Her childhood crush- Drew is back in town and he is in desperate need of a "Taylor Bishop Christmas" for his young son, Noah. But, can he mix Noah's Christmas with his feelings for Taylor without sacrificing for the other?
I loved reading their family traditions- the ornaments for each of the Taylor kids were kept in a box to be given to them when marry and have their own family. The gingerbread men baked fresh each year and added to the tree.
My heart ached for Noah, this little precious boy who was worried that if he was bad his father would give him away. Just like his mommy did. See what I mean... heart wrenching...
Now don't think everything is picture perfect between Taylor and Drew- they go through their own adjustments, but there is a HEA waiting at the end of this book. I think this has been added to my annual Christmas romance reads...