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9781622663811Firefighter Jamey Tucker knows three things in life to be true: an honorable man doesn’t go back on his word; never hurt a woman; and lasting love isn’t a myth. But with his recent move to a new job at Appleton Fire Station, the long hours don’t offer hope of finding the love he’s looking for.

When Jamey meets beautiful pediatric nurse Heather Longhurst after hearing her sing “Santa Baby” in a supermarket aisle, he offers her a promise he discovers he can’t keep. Heather has been betrayed by men in the past, making it hard for Jamey to gain her trust. Determined to find a way to win her heart, Jamey uses firefighter engine-uity and Heather’s favorite song to prove he’s got Christmas spirit she can believe in all year.

Coming in at under 50 pages, Santa to the Rescue is a bite-sized holiday treat.  I think I would have liked about 5 more pages to get a good feel for Heather’s history with men, just to make her distrust a little more understandable.  Overall, though, I was super thrilled with this novella.  Jamey is sweet and hunky and everything you would want in your hero.  Heather is just as sweet and caring and makes the perfect match for him.  Downs does a great job of packing a full-fledged romance into such a tiny package, giving readers an uplifting story that will quickly get them into the holiday spirit.

If you are looking for a quick read that will warm your heart, remind you of the bubbly feelings when first falling in love and get you into the giving mindset, Santa to the Rescue is the perfect kickoff to the season of celebration.