A Changeling Christmas (Snowed Inn) by Eli Easton

Eli Easton brings a case of mistaken identity and some holiday cheer in A Changeling Christmas, part of the Snowed Inn multi-author series. Riggs is supposed to keep an eye on an international thief, but the man he meets is beyond sweet and kind, how can he be a wanted man and how can Riggs hand him over to the authorities once he starts to have feelings?

From the blurb:

An avalanche, a quaint Christmas inn, and an assignment to sit on an international thief until the cops can arrive. What could go wrong?

Felix can’t believe his luck when a perfect stranger offers him the use of a pre-paid cabin at a mountain inn. He’d planned to ignore Christmas this year, working through the holidays in his job as a nurse in a Denver maternity ward. After all, Christmas won’t be the same without his beloved mother, who recently passed. But the inn, decked out like a Hallmark movie set, is the perfect place to soothe his heart, rekindle his Christmas cheer, and maybe even find romance? When a gorgeous ex-Marine befriends him and sticks by his side through a whole day of Christmas activities, Felix thinks he’s found true love.

Riggs’s plans for a ski vacation are buried when an avalanche blocks off the mountain inn where he’s staying from the rest of the world. A midnight phone call enlists Rigg’s help watching a guy on the FBI’s Most Wanted list who is supposed to be staying at the inn. The FBI and the police can’t get through until the avalanche is cleared. Riggs steps up to do his duty one more time. But the man who is supposed to be The Falcon, an international thief, has one hell of a Clark Kent type alter ego, because he seems like the sweetest man Riggs has ever met. The more time they spend together, the more attracted Riggs becomes to him, and the more determined he is to make The Falcon reveal his true colors.

Will love prevail? Or will the law?

A Changeling Christmas is a mistaken identity, snowed in together, rom-com romance with all the Christmas feels.

SNik's Review:

Part of a multi-author series (Snowed Inn) but all are standalone stories. Quick read. Dual POV. 

Nurse Felix doesn’t expect to get a free vacation at the fantastic hotel where he bombed the speed dating event, but why not use the prepaid cabin? But Felix doesn’t realize he was set up to dupe the authorities, and when he attracts the attention of hunky ex-marine Riggs, he can’t believe his luck. 

Off duty cop Riggs is asked to keep an eye on the possible thief, and he can’t believe he is falling for the kindhearted man he is supposed to help apprehend. Felix is one of the sweetest characters ever, and Riggs being captivated by him is not hard to believe. The coldness of how Riggs treats Felix is understandable and I am glad they did not do anything steamy until after the truth came out. 

Really fun and cute read, as a short of course I am always left wanting more but we do get a glimpse of their adorable HEA.

Rating: 4.25 Stars

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