HOME IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS
October 26, 2010
Rating: 4 Cups
Coming home for Christmas this year is a mixed blessing for Melody Tarleton. Mark will be there, and as much as Melody likes him, she does not love him, but hurting him is the last thing she wants to do.
Dangling at the end of a hangman’s noose is not quite how Jake Mallory wants to start this beautiful winter morning, but it does not seem as if he will have a choice. The lever is pulled, and Jake drops right into the 21st century.
Careening into a snow bank on a sheet of ice, Melody just clips the fool standing in the middle of the road staring at her like a deer in headlights. Thank God he does not seem to be hurt, but as soon as he opens his mouth, Melody knows something is terribly wrong. Jake has been miraculously transported from certain death to a world he can barely comprehend, but Melody and her family are so unbelievably caring that his only worry now is getting back to his sister. Melody is so certain Jake is hallucinating that she is stunned by her family’s easy acceptance of his fantastical story, but the one thing she cannot deny is that, unlike Mark, he is a man she could really love if only they had the time.
Some people wholly embody the spirit of Christmas, and in this story Melody’s family does just that. They are eccentric and quirky, but it brightens your heart to see people this loving and accepting. Jake too is completely charming, and I love him even more when he calls Melody on her lack of faith. Melody’s brother Keith is a sexy, smart, and sassy addition to this story, and a man too good to ignore. I certainly hope we see more of him soon.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More