- Author Dilys J. Carnie
- Release Date December 5, 2016
- Publisher Beachwalk Press, Inc.
- ISBN/ASIN B01MSUTYRB
- Our Rating
- Reviewed by Jo
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Fifty-nine pages of pure bliss and lots of emotions are my thoughts on Dilys J. Carnie’s MISTLETOE MAGIC. Set at Christmas with children who live at Holly’s parents’ house when they need temporary care gives this story an emotional twist. Noah as Santa does a great job, especially when Holly asks Santa for a naughty night of loving. The characters have a depth to them that I wasn’t expecting.
Holly and Noah have known each other all their lives. She’s always had a crush on him, but he was always surrounded by girls and had girlfriends. He owns his own construction business in London but is thinking of helping his dad out more with his business, which would put him and Holly in closer proximity. When Santa takes Holly up on her wish, she’s in for a night of loving the likes of which she’s never seen before.
Holly has been ill for a year and decides it’s time to take back control of her life. She doesn’t realize just what that means where Noah is concerned. They have a lot of chemistry and burn up the sheet moments that only adds to the story. They get caught up in each other emotionally, and it’s not going to be the one-night stand Holly was looking for.
There are family and friends at Christmas that bring the love and holidays together. There is nice closure and a happily-ever-after on several fronts. The epilogue tied up loose ends but still left me wanting more.
Carnie is a fairly new-to-me author, having read two of her novellas previously–A PERFECT CHRISTMAS and A BABY FOR CHRISTMAS. I look forward to reading more of her books and hope some of them are full length stories.