“Cole Tanner doesn’t do Christmas.
Abandoned as a child on Christmas Eve, he has no use for the holiday season. When his best friend’s widow arrives in Glacier Creek, Montana, determined to give her small daughter the fairy-tale Christmas she’s dreaming of, Cole is prepared to dislike her. He isn’t prepared for Joy and her daughter to insinuate their way into his life—and his heart. But when tragedy strikes, he needs a Christmas miracle to fulfill the one wish he never knew he wanted.
Joy Holliday believes in miracles.
She sees hummingbirds everywhere, and believes they are tiny messengers from Heaven. Despite losing her husband four years ago, she is determined not to dwell on the past, but to look to the future. Her entire world revolves around taking care of her daughter, Piper, and ensuring she has a magical Christmas. In Glacier Creek she finds Cole, a man still smarting from the wounds of his past, determined to keep happiness at arms’ length. Can she save Christmas and show him the promise of a future with her?” – Amazon
A Hummingbird Christmas is the first book I’ve read by Karen Foley, but I will be reading more. This was the perfect Christmas time romance, sweet with lots of sexual tension and some hot scenes. I really appreciate when authors don’t drag out the trope; I can’t be with them because…. Of course, there was a bit of it, along with enemies to lovers (although that lasted for just a nanosecond).
I also really enjoyed that Foley infused a lot of the Christmas spirit throughout the entire book. Some authors use it just as a ploy to sell a Holiday book, but when I read a Christmas romance, I want cookies, decorations, tree picking, and festivals, which Foley does perfectly.
There were some tense moments and dramatic ones that kept the story flowing nicely in between the flirting and getting to know each other. A bit of magical realism with the hummingbirds and some tears at the end when we find out some information about a character. All in all, a wonderfully magical Christmas romance.
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