Author: Jess Roth
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Pages/Word Count: 61 Pages
At a Glance: An excellent mix of romance, sweetness and a bit of sexiness for a wonderful holiday short story.
Reviewed By: Angel
Blurb: Hanukkah will be interesting. Single dad Martin’s daughter is determined to get him a new “friend.” But is he ready? If nothing else, Hanukkah this year will be interesting. Single dad Martin’s six-year-old daughter, Sara, is determined to get him a new “friend.” Martin isn’t even sure he wants to step back into the pool, much less go out with the mall elf they met while shopping for gifts. But he’s starting to get to know the cute receptionist at work, Tim, and thinking maybe the whole dating thing isn’t such a terrible idea. Too bad things are never that simple.
Review: Jess Roth is a new-to-me author, and I really enjoyed my first go round.
Martin was a bit absentminded and sweet, and little Sara was just darling. I adored Tim from the first meeting, and loved that Martin’s religious beliefs didn’t faze him one bit. Martin and Tim were sweetly awkward with one another. The mis-communication in the story between the two men had me frustrated, and I wanted to shake each of them so they would hurry to straighten themselves out. I was thrilled when they finally managed to work their issues out, and though the ending was wonderful, I wanted more from this author and tale.
I loved that this story didn’t revolve around the Christian celebration of the holiday, and while the celebration of Hanukkah explanations were short, I like the bit of culture we received in the story.
An excellent mix of romance, sweetness and a bit of sexiness for a wonderful holiday short story.
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