Author: Taylor Hart
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Date: October 26, 2018
Publisher: ArchStone Ink
A movie star. A drama teacher. And a jet setting trip! Will they get a Christmas Miracle?
Grant Kent, movie star extraordinaire, hates the fake ‘media’ relationship with his co-star to keep his movie producer’s happy. And he really doesn’t like his brothers giving him grief about it. So when he’s asked to help with an acting camp for inner city kids, he jumps at the chance to do something real. Too bad the woman in charge tells him outright she thinks he’s a hack.
The talented Jewel Olympia wants to help inner city kids by giving them an opportunity to learn acting skills. When she’s notified the week before Christmas that the P.I. she’s hired to track down her birth mother has a solid lead, she decides it’s time to finally meet the woman that abandoned her in a hospital parking lot twenty-five years ago. Too bad an amazing looking movie star keeps asking her for a date—bug off, she’s unavailable.
When Jewel’s parents show up on her doorstep asking where she’s going, she tries to distract them with Grant’s star power to avoid hurting their feelings. When he blurts out he’s her fiancé, everything gets derailed and she finds herself jet setting to Jackson. This is not her life!
When a simple trip turns into a media frenzy, they’re left with a choice—trust in Christmas angels or lose everything.
This book kept coming up everywhere I turned it seemed and I could have sworn I’d read it but I didn’t have any record of that on goodreads where I keep track of all my reading. Weird. So I decided to read it so I could settle up with my memory of having read it. This has happened to me before. I see a cover so often and hear about that book that I begin to think I’ve already read it. But as I read I knew that I had read all this before. Problem was that I couldn’t remember enough detail to write a review so I kept reading. Silly me.
I have some issues with the story. Things like her rudeness and his insistent stalking behavior are bothersome to me. But if you can overlook that beginning you can enjoy this rest of the story. The relationship moves super fast. They go from fake engagement to real in a very short time period. Also, I don’t find the book to be very Christmasy and I really wanted a Christmas book to read.
I do like the brothers and their interactions. They are obviously close knit. And I love Grant’s relationship with his cousin. They are sweet.
Possible trigger: child abandonment/adoption
Sex: some references to sexual conduct but no sex