Published by Entangled Source: Netgalley
Genres: Alpha Guy, Christmas, Contemporary Romance, Friendship, Millionaire/Billionaire Hero, Romance
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She's everything he wants for Christmas…
Social worker Allison Barrington's home went up in smoke, literally, a month before Christmas. Now the guardian of her teenage sister and a crazy pup, she shows up on the doorstep of the only man in the city she can trust. Resisting Ethan Dane had never been easy, but luckily, Allie isn't into cutthroat playboy businessmen. And Ethan is as driven as they come.
Ethan Dane has wanted Allie since the moment he laid eyes on her at their best friends' wedding. Having her in his home is the perfect chance to prove to her that their chemistry can't be denied, but when he finds out that the biggest business coup of his career means destroying the youth center where Allie works, Ethan is forced to decide what kind of man he wants to be…
It’s very well known how much I love Christmas time, and I love a good feel good romance that takes place during Christmas. While this was a feel good Christmas love story, there was a heck of a lot of angst during the course of the book, and I liked it. I liked the push and pull between the characters.
So when the book starts and we meet our heroine, Allison, she is having one of the worst days, her apartment burns to the ground basically, and she has no place to go. I don’t think Allison would have been so worried about being homeless if she wasn’t the guardian of her teenage sister. Since she doesn’t want to place a burden on the shelter she works at, she turns to a friend of hers, Ethan, who also seems to have a bit of thing for her. I appreciated Allison because she was such a good person, I mean she devotes her life to helping people get back on their feet, and she took in her sister because their mother is beyond not qualified to be a mother. But she also sometimes comes across as a bit naive, and she lets people take advantage of her kindness, particularly her younger sister. And I have to say I had a huge level of distain for her sister, I mean she is seriously a brat. I mean she spends Ethan’s money without any consideration to the fact her sister is going to have to repay him, and she honestly just doesn’t seem very grateful for all that her sister and even Ethan do for her. I could go on, but she’s a secondary character, so I won’t.
Now as for Ethan, I liked him. I think he is the reason I liked the book as much as I did. He’s a really good guy, and I loved that even though he came from money he worked hard to make something of himself outside of his family. His family was not the best of family, but that doesn’t mean that he had to be like them. He really was a good guy, and I loved how conflicted he was about the decision he had to make between his family and the new woman in his life and the things she loved as much as she did. He is such a good guy, and he is so giving to the people who come into his life. I was rooting for him to be happy. I did like the relationship he built up with Allison, and they totally had good chemistry, but the secret Ethan was keeping from Allison made things all the more interesting. If you like Christmas romances, this one without a doubt fits the bill, so you might want to go check it out.