Review: Holiday Spirit for Hire by Isabelle Saint-Michael

Review: Holiday Spirit for Hire by Isabelle Saint-MichaelAuthor: Isabelle Saint-Michael
Title: Holiday Spirit for Hire
Series: Otherworld Realms #2
Publisher: Otherworld Romance
Pages: 208
Release Date: November 14, 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
When life handed half-werewolf Grace MacGregor a pink slip four weeks before Christmas, she was determined to get back to work as soon as possible. She just didn’t expect it to be the very next day – or at the North Pole. She now has four weeks to make other people’s holiday wishes come true, but will she be able to grant her own while she is at it?
Justin Kringle is the nephew of Santa Claus and his job is to keep operations of the Pole on point. When Grace is dropped bed and all into his work shop, he can’t decide if it’s love or hate at first sight. First impression: she’s a total mess. Can he keep her on track and remember to not mix business and pleasure?
Format: eBook
Also by this author: Practical Uses for Princes with Pointed Ears
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four-stars

*I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.*

Holiday Spirit for Hire is a cute story about a woman who takes a job working at the North Pole and falls for her boss.

This book is much shorter than the first one in the series. By some standards, it is more of a novella than a book. But, for the story that needed to be told, I think it was a sufficient length, especially since there isn’t much courting between the main characters. After only a couple of days of knowing each other, they are having sex. However, they do try to get to know one another a little bit after that. In my opinion, though, it all just happens way too fast.

Compared to the first book in the series, this one is much more of a pure romance. Yes, there’s some paranormal and fantasy aspects to it like in the first book, but there isn’t any action or danger. I have to say I liked the first book better for that reason, which is mainly why I’m rating this one lower.

I liked that the characters in this book were not Soul Mates. They liked each other because they liked each other, not because of some magical or destined force that made them have to be together. In the first book, the Soul Mate thing worked, but I was glad for the change.

I also liked that readers can jump in with book two, even if they haven’t read the first one in the series.

If you are looking for a quick read with lots of romance and sex, a little magic, and a happy ending, you should check out Holiday Spirit for Hire. It’s a feel-good story that will, hopefully, make you smile at the end.

 

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