A Wish Granted

Krista Farrell’s husband, Joe, has been dead for eight months. He was killed in a car accident and she still feels some grief over it. Now it’s close to the holidays and she is having problems with her car not starting.

She decides to walking in the cold, but luckily on the road she stops a tow truck. The driver looks like Santa Claus and is named CJ. He begins to try to start the truck, but has no luck. So reluctantly Krista walks some more and finds another man on road. Jeffery Bower is also having car problems. To add to their problems the cell phones are not working.

With all of the snow Krista and Jeffery end up staying together in a cabin. They spend time getting to know each other, eating and just having a good time. Their attraction sparks.

Will Krista and Jeffery fall in love despite Krista grief about her husband? Read and find out?

All three characters, Krista, Jeffery and CJ were fun characters to get to meet. The chemistry between Jeffery and Krista snapped and sparked and surely warmed them up. This was a feel good story with a bit of Christmas and the holiday’s worked in. The touch of angst was also a nice, but I did feel that the pace was a bit fast. Overall, still a wonderful read for the season.

Book Blurb for A Wish Granted

Length: Novella
Crista Farrell lost her husband in an automobile accident eight months ago. Now ready to go on with her life, she returns to the place on Hood Canal in Washington to say goodbye to the love of her life.
Car trouble leads her to walk to a nearby cabin, where she meets Jeff Bower. Jeff has come to his cabin to be alone and think about the long relationship he just ended with his girlfriend. He didn’t expect to find a damsel in distress on his doorstep. He also didn’t expect to fall in love with her on first sight.
Sparks fly between the two lovers, yet Jeff is unsure of Crista’s true feelings. Has she really fallen in love with him, or is she still trying to get over the loss of her husband?
Enter a tow truck driver who looks just like Santa Claus. With a little magic and a Christmas wish, Santa makes sure Crista and Jeff will have their happily ever after. After all, Christmas is about miracles.
Publisher's Note: Novella originally appeared in the Ellora’s Cave anthology Holiday Heat.

Night Owl Reviews Dec, 2009 4.25