Playing Santa

A Summer Beach Vets Holiday Story

Holly Scott is given the chance of a lifetime when her friends, the Goldblums, who live in Summer Beach, Australia, ask her to house and cat-sit while they go on a Christmas cruise. She’s so excited to fly there, she can’t leave her home in Missouri fast enough. Once she arrives in Summer Beach, things start happening to her in which she must reply on the locals to help her out. One in particular local is veterinarian Nick Forrester. When they meet for the first time after she finds some abandoned puppies outside the Goldblums’ house, they both find there’s an attraction flowing between them that they can’t deny. One thing leads to another and they strike up a friendship. But after hearing some rumors from one of the little town’s gossips, Holly fears she made the biggest mistake getting to know Nick. Are they able to work out their differences enough that they can continue to get to know each other?

Ms. Hanna has struck gold with this new Summer Beach Vets Series. As always, the author penned a great storyline her readers can enjoy and added characters that you can easily relate to one way or another. I really fell in love with Nick and thought he was the perfect guy that Holly could possibly fall in love with while she was staying in Australia. I worried that if they hit it off on a more romantic level, what would become of them considering Nick lived in Australia and Holly in the States? Rest assured, Ms. Hanna neatly tied up any issues these two could possibly face if and when they decided to become romantic together. If you love reading stories that have an animal theme and are set in a gorgeous setting, than this is one book you shouldn’t pass up. I highly recommend it!

Book Blurb for Playing Santa

Eescape Down Under this Christmas...and find love in Summer Beach, where cold noses touch warm hearts!

Holly stopped believing in Santa Claus long ago... until a house-sitting vacation in Australia rekindles the magic of Christmas. When she rescues a litter of abandoned puppies and meets a handsome veterinarian who captures her heart, she finds herself tempted to give up everything for a chance at love.

The last thing billionaire Dr Nick Forrester expected when helping out at the animal hospital was to meet this pretty American. He knows that they belong together - but with malicious gossip and culture clash coming between them, can he convince Holly that all he wants for Christmas is her?

Night Owl Reviews Nov, 2014 5.00