Title: The Perfect Gift
Author: Dani-Lyn Alexander
Length: 80 pages
Publisher: Pocket Star
Release Date November 17, 2014
It’s the season of second chances in this heartwarming, contemporary holiday romance where two single parents find each other—and another chance at love—in the most unexpected of places!
’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. -Amazon
What do two single parents, a very slippery start to the holidays, and one very sought after dollhouse have in common?
Under normal circumstances...absolutely nothing!
When coupled with the descriptive imagery, romantic settings, and truly chuckle-worthy comedic situations of authoress Dani Alexander, the magic created is nothing less than "wish upon a Christmas star" gold.
The thing that makes this short and sweet story work is that these two strangers are not seeking their own happiness. Yes, you heard right.
It's the selfless act know as giving and the shared bond created when the two come together in its shared purpose that makes this story work.
Jason and Leah are not working hard at playing the game of first impressions. They are putting their hearts on the line for the children that they love. Thereby, allowing each other a glimpse at their most true and beautiful selves.
This is just the right little romantic reminder that love can be found when you least expect it.
Note: I am throwing around descriptors like love and romance...not sex!
There is no sex here.
This is more of the feeling each other out to be sure that neither is an axe murder, with a secret stash of bodies in the basement phase.
Both Jason and Leah are strong, well adjusted, and very loving people. There is no saving of any kind going on this time around, so drama is not at a premium this time around.
The scope and content of the story are very tight, but never forced or rushed. This makes the story seems much more involved than its short length suggests.
This is a romance for those in love with falling in love.
The perfect start to a forever after tied with a very "Merry" Christmas bow.