Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Do You Believe in Santa? by Sierra Donovan - Review

Title: Do You Believe in Santa? (Evergreen Lane #1)
Author: Sierra Donovan
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Christmas
Length: 312 pages
Publisher: Zebra
Release Date: September 29, 2015
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 3
Heat Rating: 3
Reviewed by: Jasmyn

Miracles don’t just happen on 34th Street. They can happen right in your living room—if you’re willing to believe…

What grown woman claims to have seen Santa Claus? Mandy Reese, for one—on a very special Christmas Eve when she was eight years old. These days, Mandy works at a year-round Christmas store in Tall Pine, California, where customers love to hear about her childhood encounter with Saint Nick. But when Jake Wyndham arrives in town—charming, gorgeous, extremely practical—Mandy faces a dilemma. Deny what she saw, or let Jake think she’s sugarplum crazy?

Jake scouts hotel locations all over the country, but he’s never met anyone quite like Mandy before. Her warmth and sparkle are irresistible, but…meeting Santa? Really? Jake’s no Scrooge but he’s definitely skeptical. Then again, there are all kinds of things Jake never experienced until he came to Tall Pine. Like autumn snow. Mind blowing kisses. And the magic of falling head-over-heels, madly in love…
Imagine being able to feel the Christmas spirit every day? Well Mandy does. She works year round in a Christmas store and even swears she's seen Santa...and yes, she's an adult. But she still believes. It's given her quite a few hard times in the past, but the kids all love her. She has an amazing personality that I fell in love with as well.

Jake is a bit of the opposite. He's all numbers and business and logic, but something about Mandy just grabs him and won't let go. They have an amazingly sweet romance. It was perfect for the holidays with just a bit of heat and a lot of heart.

I loved the city of Tall Pine and discovering all its little Christmas secrets and traditions right along with Jake. I really want to go visit - seriously - this place sounds awesome.

Wow! Sounds like I loved this one. Then why only three stars? The ending was not good. It just sort of stopped. Big old climactic scene that has been building up for a couple chapters, and then ... poof ... wrap everything up in a page and you're done! UGHHH!!!!!!

*This book was received in exchange for an honest review*

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