Author: Lisa Mondello
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Rating: 4 out of 5
Source: Review copy Bewitching blog tours
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Santa Claus is going to have a rough season... Lauren Alexander is raising her daughter alone. Abandoned by her family for her decision to keep her daughter Kristen, she has done a pretty good job for the last six years. Or she thought she had. That's why she is crushed when little Kristen gives up her wish for a toy or goodie and instead asks Santa for a present for her mother. But delivering Daddies isn't Santa's bag.
But this Santa has a plan...
Kyle Preston knows what it is like to be abandoned too. Luckily he found the support of loving adoptive parents and has turned himself into one of the most successful Real Estate developers in town.
Young Kristen wishes for a father like every other kids around the block, this reminded me of a movie where the heroin all dressed on her birthday,wishes for her father to come over...Lauren is a single mother supporting her daughter all by herself..Not even her family supports as she turns down the adoption of her daughter Kristen...Though Lauren does everything to keep up the ends and her daughter happy, she is unable to be Kristen's father no matter what..Kristen though too attached to her mother, still yearns for a father...Thus begins a cute family drama where as a Christmas miracle Kyle comes into the lives of Lauren and Kristen...
Kyle is every lady's dream but Lauren's past doesn't let her take the leap of faith for good, complicating things much to the dismay of Kristen...Will Kristen finally have her dream of a complete family?? Will Lauren be blessed by the bloom of love for a second time?? Will Kyle prove to be Santa's gift for the family?? Read the rest to find out...The books ends wonderfully for a scope for upcoming series...
I loved the Lauren's character, it was well developed, she is determined , sensible with an attitude face things as it comes..At no point the novel was utterly dramatic, yet the moments were put in a perfect length of frame..Oh how can I miss Kyle , he is charming who remembers his past with a sense of responsibility to pay it forward..This is a book for a light read that you would enjoy thoroughly...
"You don't have to be afraid. This will explain it all. I promise you." He smiled warmly and Lauren wanted to trust him if only to believe in simple kindness.
With shaking hands, she took the piece of paper, warm from being in the pocket close to Kyle's body. She held it up straight so that she could see Kyle while reading the words on the paper.
"Dear Santa..." she read out loud, then read the next part silently. "Oh, no," she groaned.
"I know. That's just how I felt."
Lauren shot him a skeptical glance. "How did you get this?"
"Kristen gave it to me."
"That's impossible. Mrs. Hopkins just helped her with it this afternoon and-"
"And she gave it to me in the Mall," Kyle finished for her.
She looked at him quizzically, still trying to comprehend the course of events leading up to his seizure of her daughter's precious note.
"It's not that hard to figure out, Lauren," Kyle said warmly.
His dark eyes gleamed with the light from the lamppost. He wore no hat to protect his head from the falling snow. Now his hair was filled with powdered flakes, matting it down.
His grin was bright and wide as he informed her, "I'm Santa Claus."
About the author
Lisa Mondello (a.k.a. LA Mondello) has held many jobs in her life but being a published authors is the last job she'll ever have. She's not retiring! She blames the creation of the personal computer for her leap into writing novels. Otherwise, she'd still be penning stories with paper and pen. Her first book, All I Want for Christmas is You, was the winner of the Golden Quill contest for Best First Book and to date has had over 400,000 downloads worldwide.
She is currently the author of 14 novels under the name Lisa Mondello and LA Mondello. You can find more information about Lisa Mondello at http://www.lisamondello.blogspot.com