This is another totally fluffy book. There isn't a whole lot of hard substance to it, but I don't mean that in a negative way. Terri Reed has written a very light story about a photographer and a computer programmer, his nephew, and her grandmother's dog. Sophie is called to her grandmother's home when her grandmother falls and sprains her ankle. David is the programmer who lives next door and has just been granted the guardianship of his nephew, Troy, after his brother and sister-in-law are killed in an accident.
Troy is five years old and rather difficult at times because he's missing his parents. He gets impatient and runs away to the park where Sophie finds him under the bushes in the park with the help of Grandma's dog, Riggs.
Sophie and David are drawn to each other but each feels that they cannot interfere with the other's life, and each feels they are not in the market for a relationship. Terri Reed has put together a cute novel that moves toward Christmas with two romances happening at the same time--Sophie and David, and Simon and Grandma. The stories weave together seamlessly and create a lovely story of celebrating Christmas for its true meaning. I read this in the car yesterday while we were on a ten hour road trip. It didn't take me that long to read it, but that was the size of the road trip.
Five Stars, Two Thumbs Up, and a rambunctious puppy to give you slobbery kisses.
My thanks to Howard Publishing for allowing me to read and review this book.