Christian Kringle hates the holiday season. His neighbour, Jaxson Hicks and his daughter Tori are the opposite. Can they change the mind of the grumpy scrooge next door when Jaxson and Christian match on a dating app? Who can resist being Sexted By Santa? Especially when he looks like the guy on the cover...Hello Santa!
From the Blurb:
This is a enemies to lovers sweet holiday romance with some angst and a cute little girl.
I enjoyed the relationship development between Christian and Jackson through the book. Christian definitely starts out as a Grinchy bahumbugger (I don’t think that’ll a word, but you get my meaning) but is finally able to open his heart by the end.
Jackson and Tori are a sweet addition to this book. I enjoyed Jackson’s character as a single father and 100% dedicated to his daughter. It was a slow build up for him and Christian to connect and let each other in both had their own relationship drawbacks and concerns.
I generally don’t read a lot of books with children in them. It’s not some thing I avoid on a conscious level but I just tend to not pick them up as frequently as others. They enjoyed the depth little Tori added to the story.
Overall I enjoyed it and would recommend for a holiday read.
Heat 6/10 (good heat once they get there, but not a main focus of the story)
Character development: 8/10 (well written, both characters show growth over time)
Pace: 8/10 (good overall, slow in a couple minor spots)
Believability: 8/10 (I generally have a hard time believing people who strongly dislike each other can fall in love, but this one was believable for me so kudos to the author!)
Overall: 8/10 (would recommend)
Aspen Tree E.A.S.