Christmas on My Mind by Janet Dailey Release Date: September 27, 2016 Publisher: Zebra Contemporary Romance/Holiday M/F Book #2 in the Cowboy Christmas series Number of Pages: approx. 368 Kindle Edition Source: MCL Rating: PG Read 10/25/17 to 10/28/17
This story is super sweet. Ben is such a catch. Strong, handsome, kind, caring, patient, and a loving father. What’s not to love? Plus, his mom and son are real sweethearts.
Jess is a spitfire with determination to spare. She also has a super soft side…even to the point of being a pushover. But she’s learning and figuring out when to it’s okay to let her soft underbelly show and when to use her backbone. Although I still think she lets Francine get away with too much.
Because this is meant to be a sweet Christmas story I’m going to forgive the lack of depth. But be warned that, although there is so much that could be deep in this story, this book only skims the surface of all that goes on. The custody “battle” for Ben’s son isn’t so much a battle as a witchy ex who steamrolls everyone, the ex-husband con-man is an idiot who things he can get away with anything he wants, the alcoholic birth mom is a sweet but clueless lady that needs a firm hand.
So the verdict is: for a warm, light, and fluffy holiday story it’s wonderful. If you’re looking for a deeply moving story it doesn’t quite cut the mustard. The chemistry is there though, so that’s always a plus.