All pop star Jackson Wilder wants this Christmas is a few weeks out of the spotlight in a rented cabin in the Colorado mountains. But when a blizzard leaves him stranded on a country road on his way out of town—and still wearing the Santa costume from a last-minute commercial shoot—he takes shelter in a nearby horse barn to wait out the storm.
Miranda O’Keefe will be lucky to get a wreath up on her door this year. Between raising her six year-old son, Ollie, running her vet practice, and getting her horse rescue project off the ground—Christmas will have to take a back seat. But when Ollie tells Miranda he’s found Santa Claus asleep in their horse barn—and has asked Santa to heal his beloved rescue horse Twisty—the self-reliant single mother finds herself asking for a stranger’s help to grant her son’s Christmas wish.
But when attraction turns to affection, will love come to the rescue this holiday for Miranda and Jackson too?
Title: Rescued by Christmas
Series: not at this time
Author: Erika Marks
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Christmas Romance
Published: September 25, 2018
Publisher: Tule Publishing
My Rating: 4.5 stars
I have enjoyed Erika Marks’ stories for years. I always know that I’m in for a romantic, emotional treat when I pick up one of her books and Rescued by Christmas certainly fit that expectation perfectly. How can you not fall in love with little Ollie? He is so adorable, his faith in the miracles that Santa can accomplish is unwavering. I just wanted to wrap that little boy in a hug. His love and devotion to his horse, Twisty, will melt even the most Grinch-like heart.
Jackson and Miranda make a lovely couple, both devoted to their careers but more importantly to making one little boy’s Christmas wish become a reality. Miranda is a strong, independent woman who knows the reality of hard work in both raising her son and in the horse rescue project she’s committed to. It’s not exactly easy for her to let Jackson in but he’s proving to be far more than she ever imagined. Jackson, well I did definitely fall in love with him. Any man who can rock a Santa suit and still keep a little boy’s faith in possibilities secure is a man I’d not mind in my life. Watching the interactions between Ollie and Jackson were truly heart melting times indeed.
Frankly, I simply had a great time with Rescued by Christmas and these people who bring the heart of Christmas with their actions, their words and their hearts. This one will definitely be on my yearly Christmas read list. I would recommend this story for any reader who simply loves the magic of Christmas… and the magic of falling in love.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
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