Rory’s Christmas Angel by Laura M. Baird

Rory’s Christmas Angel by Laura M. Baird
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Holiday (Christmas)
Length: Short Story (105 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating: 3 stars
Reviewed by Fern

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Frankie had enjoyed her time as a nurse in the Navy, pleased to be out of her small home town. But after a number of years she knew the crazy pace and action was enough for her and she returns home to settle down. Driving home Frankie comes across a bad car accident and she races to help the injured man. There, she meets Trooper Rory Sanders. While neither Frankie nor Rory are looking for love, they can’t deny the attraction between them and soon that blossoms into something far more special.

I found this to be a fun and somewhat sweet romance. This had quite a feel of a small-town, heart-warming style of family story to me. Rory’s young daughter and Frankie’s young nephew added strongly to this, and I feel readers looking for a hotly erotic, intensely sexual story might not find the intimacy and heat level high enough for their liking. Personally, though, I felt that the emotion and connection between Rory and Frankie was lovely and the slower pace of the story helped me feel that their relationship and attraction was more realistic. While Frankie had been single and focused on her study for some time, Rory had lost his wife a few years ago and I enjoyed the good balance I felt the author made. Rory hadn’t been looking for love, but both he and Alisa, his daughter, had finished most of their grieving for their tragic loss. I felt they were both in a good place to move on to a healthy and new relationship with Frankie. I was pleased there was very little drama/conflict in this area as I believe it would have felt clichéd to me and ruined the happy, gentle, heart-warming feel the story really had going for it.

With a strong cast of secondary characters – both Rory and Frankie’s parents, Alisa and Sammy the two respective children in their lives and a whole host of animals on Frankie’s farm – the story feels full and colourful without being crowded. I really enjoyed how the author managed to make the story feel busy but not like animals or characters had been crammed in for the sake of it. While I really would have liked a little more spicy bedroom action (there’s only one, very brief intimate scene in the last few pages of the story), it really is lovely to read a slower-paced, romantic story. While I feel readers looking for a sexy or erotic story might find this disappointing, I have to admit a hotly erotic, sexy story just wouldn’t have fit in with the family-orientated, farming, small-town feel the rest of the story had.

With vibrant characters, some Christmas good-cheer and a lovely happy ending this is a great, warm read and one that I feel should appeal to a wide range of readers.

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