Monday, January 20, 2014

Review: Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas by Sugar Jamison

Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas by Sugar Jamison
Series: Perfect Fit, Book 1.5
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Genre: Contemporary Romance Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas Cover
ISBN: 9781466847095
Source: Publisher
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On the first day of Christmas, former wild child Dina Gregory returns home to New York on a mission: To find the father of her young son. Making him take responsibility for the child he helped create is the only thing on Dina’s wish list. Instead, she finds herself in an awkward run-in with his stuffy older brother, Ben.

Ben has never liked Dina. But he can’t help but admire her tenacity—and her bold beauty. Being trapped together during a holiday blizzard offers him a glimpse into what it would be like to have a family, and to fall truly in love. Could it be that Dina has reignited his Christmas spirit? The only thing Ben knows for sure is that her heart is a gift to behold…and he will never let go.

Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas is a warm and inviting holiday romance you can enjoy all year long. Author Sugar Jamison hits all the right notes in this story of second chances and finding love where you least expect it.

I confess, having read the first Perfect Fit story, Dangerous Curves Ahead, I was wary of reading Dina’s story. To be perfectly honest, I couldn’t stand Dina in her sister’s book. Fortunately, Dina does a full turnabout in Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas. She’s a mother now, and not only has she learned to put someone else’s needs above her own, but her rough edges have softened, making her a far more likeable character. She’s determined to find Dash’s father and make him do right by their child, but she’s thrown for a curve when she learns that the man has died. Instead, Dina comes face-to-face with her ex-lover’s starchy older brother. Ben’s the buttoned-up sort who’s forgotten how to live, but Dina and Dash’s arrival changes all that. It was wonderful to see Ben come alive and I was delighted by how perfectly he and Dina fit one another.

Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas is pure escapism, so you can forgive the improbabilities of the story (Dash being the most perfectly behaved baby on the planet, for example). All in all, I greatly enjoyed Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas. I was pleasantly surprised that Ms. Jamison could make me care about a character I previously disliked and I was charmed by the holiday-infused cheer of the story. For those who haven’t yet read Dangerous Curves Ahead, Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas can be read as a standalone. And for those who loved Ellis (Dina’s sister) and Mike’s book, never fear – your favorite characters do appear. So curl up with Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas on a cold afternoon and enjoy the sparks that fly in this Perfect Fit novella.

FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.