When Cormac Sheenan gets a text that his goddaughter’s school is on lockdown due to an active shooter situation and he gets stuck in traffic trying to get to her, he decides that living in Southern California is not the best for Daisy. Being the head of his own company Cormac decides to move the headquarters and all executive offices back to his small hometown of Marietta, Montana.
Whitney Alder is an executive with Cormac’s company in the Denver office but the two also have a stormy history. They had dated for a year before Cormac unexpectedly broke it off without a reason why. But also they had been involved in a heated custody battle for Daisy two years prior. Daisy is the daughter of Whitney’s long time best friend and her husband but the two were killed in a car accident. Whitney and Cormac were both supposed to be the godparents but only Cormac had been named for custody in the will.
Whitney immediately turns down the offer to move to Marietta but Cormac tempts her with an offer to help for six weeks. She would earn an enormous severance package and the ability to be able to spend time with Daisy whom she hasn’t seen in two years. With the holiday magic of small town Marietta at work plus a bit of match making from four year old Daisy and Santa Claus, Whitney and Cormac slowly rekindle their old flame.
Another lovely holiday romance taking place in the enchanted town of Marietta. I just can’t help but love this small town and it’s Christmas charm. Such a lovely festive atmosphere for falling in love you just can’t go wrong with any romance taking place there.
It did take me a bit of time to warm up to Cormac, he was obviously completely devoted to Daisy but as far as romantic was concerned he was definitely a bit lacking. Whitney was a wonderful strong lead that complimented Cormac well though as she was the one person who could stand up to him.
The ending of this one seemed a tad rushed too which sometimes happens with novellas but still a great read I’d recommend picking up during the holiday season.
I received a copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.