Determined to qualify for the fire department's grueling physical, former marine Jessie Sullivan never gives up, despite the pins in her leg. The last thing she needs is a tall, incredibly hot action movie star sharing her gym...and who makes her want to trade in her reps for some sexy physical activity. Of the naked kind.
Blake Johnston is more than just a Big Screen Sex Machine, and he's willing to prove it. Especially to a spirited and sexy ex-marine like Jessie. But when a harmless dare leads to sizzling fireworks, Jessie and Blake's workout ends up generating some serious heat between the sheets. And it's more than Jessie could have imagined. Much, much more.
But flings don't last forever. And in two weeks, Jessie will have to say goodbye to her red-hot Christmas fantasy...
This was a quick read that had some great characters and a wonderful plot. I loved the fact that it was the heroine who was the wounded war veteran and how all the issues she faced as a woman were addressed. And who doesn't love the hot movie star – throw in a tortured past and you have a great hero!
I loved the way that the relationship between Jessie and Blake grew. It was fun watching Blake chip away at all the walls Blake had built and helped her to realize that she still was a beautiful woman and that she needed to come to terms with her injury and the circumstances surrounding it. Blake was a bit frustrating at times (typical man stuff – deciding what was best for the girl without asking her, being a bit too selfish at times) – but in the end I really came to love him and what he was trying to do for both himself and Jessie.
My only complaint would be that I felt there needed to be just a bit more at the end. Things wrapped up real quick and I would have liked just a little bit more. I would have also have liked to have had a couple of Christmas scenes with Blake spending time with Jessie’s family, I think it would have added just a little more to the story for me – of course being a novella I know it’s sometimes hard to fit everything in!
Overall, the writing was great, the characters had depth and the plot kept my interest throughout. I look forward to reading more from Christine Glover!
I received this book from the authors for an honest review.
Born in the Netherlands, Christine moved to Canada where she spent her formative years. Then she married her Texan Alpha Physicist, moved to the United States and she has lived both south and north of the Mason Dixon line. Now Christine resides in Alabama with her husband, two insane cats and her wonderful daughter. She enjoys finding the silly in the serious, making wine out of sour grapes, and giving people giggle fits along with heartfelt hugs. When she’s not writing, you can find her traveling the world, cooking gourmet food, and desperately seeking a corkscrew.