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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Perfect Gift...Review

About the book:
’Tis the night before Christmas… and businessman and single father Jason is scrambling to find the dollhouse of the season for his seven-year-old daughter Emily. But when he finally strikes gold at an obscure toy store, he’s met with resistance—literally, as a beautiful woman named Leah is grabbing onto the dollhouse box from the other side of the aisle, determined to get the same Christmas present for her own daughter.

Desperate not to let the other win, Jason and Leah forge a pact: stay together until they find the same dollhouse at a different toy store. It sounds simple, but ten stores and many hours later, they still come up empty. They might not be finding another dollhouse, but they sure are finding a lot to talk about and, as their mutual attraction grows, the unlikely pair finds the greatest holiday gift of all—love.

Single parents Jason and Leah are each on a mission to find the elusive Little People Dollhouse for their daughters. It's the most highly sought after Christmas gift of the season and when they each grab the last box in the store, neither one wants to compromise and let go. Attracted to Leah from the moment he laid eyes on her, Jason suggests that they each pay half for the current dollhouse and together try and find a second.

This little novella takes place over the course of two days as Jason and Leah search the city for another gift for one of their daughters. As they traverse from store to store and situation to situation, they talk and share and get to know each other.

While everything about the story is perfect, it's often a little too perfect. Jason and Leah are awesome parents, their daughters are perfect and involved in dance and sports and activities, well-behaved and sweet. This has all the makings of a Hallmark Christmas movie. It's light and romantic with a sweet tug on your heartstrings.

A light, sweet Christmas novella. One you can read in just one or two sittings.

Thanks to Simon and Schuster and Netgalley for the opportunity to review this book. You can learn more about Dani-Lyn Alexander here. You can purchase your own copy here.

Read 11/14

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4/5 Stars

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this book. I've seen this book here and there and thought it sounded good. And I love that cover!