Published by Self-pub on December 14th 2017
Genres: Adult, Romance
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Brr baby, it's cold outside. It's time to deck the halls and ring those bells because Christmas is in the air.
Delaney Du Luca had typical fabulous Hollywood holiday plans that included the sun, sand and the warm waters of Cancun until her B-list actor boyfriend publicly dumps her. Instead of staying home to sulk, she decides to head back to her quaint hometown in Vermont for some much-needed rest, relaxation and of course, her favorite holiday cookies.
Aiden Fisher can't seem to catch a break. Still reeling from the loss of his wife, he's become the tail end of all the town's jokes when word spreads he's done the unthinkable; pulling over the town's sweetheart, never mind the fact she was speeding. With his one-time high school girlfriend, who's now a big time actress, back in town, everyone's focused on her. Meanwhile, he's just trying to keep his fan obsessed daughter in check and not get caught up in old memories.
With Santa's sleigh packed and ready to go, the only thing missing is the mistletoe.
Is there anything better than a cute romance to read all snuggled up by the Christmas tree? Probably not. I knew instantly that Santa’s Secret was a must read this Holiday season with story about a second chance at love at Christmastime.
Delaney is a movie star who is heading home for Christmas after her boyfriend very publicly dumped her and their Holidays plans. It’s been many years since she’s been to to her small town in Vermont and the gossip mill is sent into overdrive upon her return. Aiden is a single father struggling to make ends meet after the death of his wife a couple years previous. Though Delaney and Aiden only dated briefly in high school they both can’t deny their rediscovered attraction to each other. But acting on those feelings isn’t quite so easy when their lives are so incredibly different.
I absolutely had a Hallmark Christmas movie vibe as I was reading this. There were so many sweet moments between the characters in preparation for Christmas, especially those including Aiden’s daughter Holly. Holly sort of stole the show for me. The connection between Delaney and Holly really warmed my heart, especially knowing all she has been through in losing her mother. My one issue is that I wish the romance was a little more developed by the end. I’m not sure if it was because they rarely shared a moment alone without interruption or what but I didn’t quite feel the chemistry as much as I hoped and that just brought it down slightly for me.
Overall I thought this was a sweet little romance. It’s very PG in terms of an adult romance read and it felt just like I was reading a Hallmark Christmas movie and I just know many will adore that!