“Savor the magic of the season with Debbie Macomber’s newest Christmas novel, filled with warmth, humor, the promise of love, and a dash of unexpected adventure.
Ashley Davison, a graduate student in California, desperately wants to spend the holidays with her family in Seattle. Dashiell Sutherland, a former army intelligence officer, has a job interview in Seattle and must arrive by December 23. Though frantic to book a last-minute flight out of San Francisco, both are out of luck: Every flight is full, and there’s only one rental car available. Ashley and Dash reluctantly decide to share the car, but neither anticipates the wild ride ahead.
At first they drive in silence, but forced into close quarters Ashley and Dash can’t help but open up. Not only do they find they have a lot in common, but there’s even a spark of romance in the air. Their feelings catch them off guard—never before has either been so excited about a first meeting. But the two are in for more twists and turns along the way as they rescue a lost puppy, run into petty thieves, and even get caught up in a case of mistaken identity. Though Ashley and Dash may never reach Seattle in time for Christmas, the season is still full of surprises—and their greatest wishes may yet come true.”
This was quite a cute Christmas season book and it literally only took me an hour to read as it was that simple. I would classify this as a bodice ripper book, one of those cheaper books that you find in an airport stand or at Stop and Shop that you get so you can read quickly. I mean, don’t get me wrong, the story was cute and fluffy and great to read during the winter by your fireplace with a mug of hot chocolate, but other than that this wasn’t my kind of book.
There were so many holes in the story and it kept jumping all of. There were the FBI involved and it wasn’t really clear what was going on and it was so basic with the hole story. It was one of those stories that you would get and read only once, hence why I borrowed it from my library. I also go it because it was made into a Hallmark Channel movie and it looked cute and fluffy to watch but I really did want to read the book first because that’s how I always am.
I honestly don’t really have much to say about the story in general. It was a traditional guy and girl meet kind of story, they don’t want to fall for one another, the obligatory puppy appears and then suddenly everyone is happy and cute in the end. Traditional Hallmark material. Now if this is your kind of thing, then have at it. And reading one of these kinds of books a year is perfectly fine. Everyone needs some fluff, especially in the world we live in right now, but it wouldn’t really be a book to buy in my opinion. However, some of you may be so inclined to pay about $7 for the book. I mean it was cute and it does have a very colorful cover, which caught my attention when I picked it up, but other than that I wouldn’t really go for it.
I’d give it a 2 out of 5 stars (M.O.M would disagree – she thinks it’s cute for this time of year), just because it was a cute and easy read as Christmas Season book, but as someone who likes more meaty books, and less holes, this wasn’t exactly my cup of egg nog.