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Author: Michelle Robbins
Reviewed by: Lucy
Publisher: Amber Heat
Genre: M/F Contemporary
ISBN 13: 978-1-61124-363-5
Summary: Christmas is a magical time of year…but not to Deborah Marlow. Not this year…
After a recent excisional biopsy bruises her heart and her breast, Debbie stays at home this holiday season, awaits the test results, and fears the worst. But thankfully, the holiday spirit hasn’t totally forsaken her.
Caleb Matthews, a young and beautiful hunk she calls “Mr. Hotness,” knocks on her door and wants to come in. In fact, he wants more than to share a cup of eggnog. He wants her. A fifty-something woman being the object of a thirty-something stud’s desires? What a holiday!
Unfortunately, Caleb’s sexual talents and interest in Debbie doesn’t remove the cloud of worry hovering over her head. It would be beyond selfish, she reasons, to link Caleb to her when she might soon face a life-threatening illness. So when Caleb indicates that he wants much more than a one-night-Christmas-stand, Debbie must decide whether to refuse the splendid gift he offers—love.
Review: This story is, first and foremost, a lot of sex. Most of the story in fact is sex. However, despite the short length of the story, the author manages to convey a connection between Debbie and Caleb. Debbie is hanging at home this holiday, by her own choice fearing the results of a biopsy. Debbie is a 52-year-old woman, which was a lovely change of pace from the usual twenty-something in stories. Caleb is thirty-three, funny as hell and completely sure of what (who!) he wants.
This is just a sexy, humorous story that reminds us that sometimes fearing the worst makes you stop actually living. I wish there had been a little more background (what was the deal with the creepy boss, for example) and more development of their past. Even so, it was a hopeful kind of read and made me smile. Oh, and Caleb? My goodness, that man is hot!