It’s going to be a holly jolly Christmas…
Toy Store owner Elodie Martin is not one to get into the festive spirit but nothing gets her fired up more than the chance to get one over on her nemesis, Callum Ashley – the frosty, infuriatingly handsome owner of the local department store.
Christmas is the only time she can compete thanks to her grandad Jim, everyone’s favourite Santa Claus. But when he has to unexpectedly hang up his red suit, Elodie is at risk of losing the business for good and has no choice but to rely on last-minute replacement out-of-work
actor Nick Winter.
Can a sprinkling of Christmas magic warm Callum’s heart and help Elodie find her happily-ever-after? Or is it just possible that love is to be found a little bit closer to home?
Mary Jayne Baker is a romance author from Yorkshire, UK. She is represented by Laura Longrigg at MBA Literary Agents. After graduating from Durham University with a degree in English Literature, she dallied with living in cities including London, Nottingham and Cambridge, but eventually came back with her own romantic hero in tow to her beloved Dales, where she first started telling stories about heroines with flaws and the men who love
them. Mary Jayne Baker is a pen name for an international woman of mystery…
My thoughts: this was a sweet festive rom com with a love triangle between two toy shop owners and a Santa. There’s a lot of Santas in this.
Nick loves Christmas and as a struggling actor, he needs to make ends meet, so why not be a Santa, sit in a grotto and say “ho, ho, ho” at some small children. But he becomes embroiled in a bet between business rivals Elodie and Callum. And then they stop having each other, but Nick’s fallen hard. It’s a bit of a mess.
But between Santa school, fancy wine tasting evenings, supermarket checkout gossip and a cute puppy, it’ll be sorted in time for next Christmas, hopefully! Sweet, funny and with more Santas than you can shake a candy cane at!
*I was kindly gifted a copy of this book in exchange for taking part in the blog tour but all opinions remain my own.