Author: Candice Gilmer
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Published Date: November,2009
Genre/Theme: Contemporary Holiday Romance
Length: 39 Pages
Rating: 4 candy canes
Heat Level: Spicy
Review: For Erica, Christmas is just a season to be tolerated. It was never a joyous time in her childhood and she just doesn’t get it. However, for her best friend, Andy, it’s the best time of year, full of all the love and joy the holiday has to offer. And after years of friendship, Andy may just surprise Erica this year. If only she can get enough Christmas spirit to notice.
I had a little bit of a hard time getting started with this story because it changed from first to third person point of view and was a little rough, grammatically speaking. However, Candice Gilmer is a wonderful storyteller, and if you look past these minor problems, Erica and Andy will carry you away to holiday bliss. This tale is a heart-warming little Christmas story. It contains all the best elements of its type, including a heroine who needs to see what’s in front of her before it – it being Andy, a conveniently studly childhood friend – disappears. Christmas spirit can be ours, we are reminded, if we are only willing to open our hearts and let it in. Andy is a total dreamboat, and I rooted the entire time for Erica to wake up and smell the Christmas tree before it was too late. Read this curled up in a big chair with a cup of cocoa, with marshmallows.