First-year law associate, Sydney Batson knows she will be updating her resume by New Year’s if she loses her current court case. So when her grandmother gets inexplicably ill while she’s in court, Sydney arranges for a cab to get her to the clinic.
The last thing cab driver Finn Parrish wants is to be saddled with a wheelchair-bound old lady with dementia. But because Miss Callie reminds him of his own mother, whom he failed miserably in her last days, he can’t say no when she keeps calling him for rides. Once a successful gourmet chef, Finn’s biggest concern now is making his rent, but half the time Callie doesn’t remember to pay him. And as she starts to feel better, she leads him on wild goose chases to find a Christmas date for her granddaughter.
When Finn meets Sydney, he’s quite sure that she’s never needed help finding a date. Does Miss Callie have an ulterior motive, or is this just a mission driven by delusions? He’s willing to do whatever he can to help fulfill Callie’s Christmas wish. He just never expected to be a vital part of it.
It’s been a while since I read a Terri Blackstock novel, and I’m ready to start decorating for Christmas, so I decided to grab this book and read it as my first holiday book of the season.
I didn’t actually read the back cover copy, so I had no idea what I was getting into when I opened the book. While told from two points-of-view, it’s actually a first person novel with the chapters alternating between Sydney and Finn. It works, though, as each POV is distinct and easy-to-follow.
Blackstock created two characters who were easy to relate to, and — even though I had a pretty good idea of how the story was going to end — I wanted to see how it would happen. Once I started reading, she quickly sucked me in and I found myself not wanting to put the book down. That’s become my litmus test for good fiction, and this book definitely passed!
If you’re looking for a sweet, heart-driving story for the holidays, I highly recommend this book. You’ll have all the feels you can handle just in time for Christmas. 4 out of 5 stars
*I received a free copy of this book. The opinions are my own.