Noelle Allred used to love Christmas, but not anymore. Not since her gran-gran passed away a year ago. She’s completely skipping Christmas this year.
Jack Meadows has always skipped Christmas. But his sister is a single mom going through cancer treatments this Christmas, and she wants Jack to make the season magical for her son.
Jack can’t stand Christmas, but he’d do anything for his nephew. So he seeks help from Noelle, his employee and the woman he’s secretly been in love with for a year and a half. Spending time with her is risky, but it’ll be fine because he’d never let his feelings about her be known. He’s her boss, so a relationship is entirely off the table.
No matter how desperate for help her good-looking but very Grinch-like boss seems, Christmas is too much for Noelle.
But everything changes when a mysterious package shows up on Noelle’s doorstep with a postmark of North Pole, Alaska, that is somehow from her gran-gran, and she agrees to help Jack.
As Noelle and Jack show his nephew all the Christmas magic a tight-knit community provides, along with the magic of Noelle’s large, loving, and very enthusiastic Christmas-celebrating family, sparks fly and they can’t deny their attraction for each other. Can they overcome the seemingly insurmountable obstacle standing in the way of their relationship?
This book was exactly what I was looking for in a Christmas read. Totally a Hallmark movie in paperback form. Both Noelle and Jack have some healing to do, but they put aside their own issues for the sake of Jack's young nephew. And, my goodness, her family had some holiday traditions I'd love to incorporate into my own family! The magic of the season never fails, and this book left me with all the good feelings I had hoped for.
She was so beautiful. He'd known it for a long time. But now he understood how much of her beauty came from the person she was on the inside, shining through for all to see.