Piper Wyatt’s Christmas wish is to get promoted to manager at Blackstock Hotel and Resort. Not only does the promotion mean more money, but it means more time with her son and proof that she’s not such a disappointment after all.
Jace Petersen, successful owner of a national chain of sporting goods stores, finds himself alone and miserable on what should have been his honeymoon. That is until he literally falls onto the lovely Piper Wyatt. He’s intrigued with this woman who can fix a car in high heels. Too bad for him, he makes a horrible first impression, and Piper’s not allowed to mingle with the guests.
While Piper tries her best to steer clear of Jace during his stay, she can’t help but notice he’s not the man from their first meeting. But is he worth risking her promotion? Or is Jace right, Piper deserves more than she ever thought possible for herself?
I was nervous to read my second Jennifer Peel book because I loved the first book so much — I was afraid it wouldn’t live up to my expectations.
No need to worry.
This short, weekend read (or overnight read if you’re like me) grabbed my attention from page one and kept me engaged. Her characters are likeable yet flawed. I was rooting for Piper, but I also felt her frustrations. I developed a bit of a crush on Jace, but I also wanted to smack on the back of the head. The minor characters are perfectly written — they aren’t all-knowing sages who save the day nor are they bumbling idiots who cause problems. They support the main story without taking over. Overall, this fun read had a bit of a modern-day fairy tale feel to it, which I loved.
If you’re looking for a swoon-worthy yet clean (i.e. no sex scenes) romance, I highly recommend this book.