Baby Under the Christmas Tree has a play on Beauty and the Beast.
Elle Austin as little girl went to princess camp and she was Belle. She made some good friends thier. Elle had four brothers so she was always around sports and sports.
She wants different things in her adult life so she wants no sport loving guys and no athletes especially the Hocky team. Elle job is deputy of PR for hocky team.
She gets called in the middle of the night to go get some members out of jail.
One of them is Max Beasley better known as the Beast.
Max Beasley is a womanizer and star of the hockey team. When she takes him home they find a lady he doesn't know at his door with his two year old son.
Elle did not even know that he had a two year old son. He was tired and wanted his grandmother who was out of town with her male friend.
Troy's mother had droped him off with a friend and said she would be right back and never showed. So she brought him to his father.
Troy throws big tantroms when he does not get what he wants. Elle stays while Max goes to shower and he ends up falling asleep. She tried waking up Max. tried to put Troy down to bed by his dad, tried to put him in his own room. Troy wanted to sleep by his dad and her.
When Elle woke it was to find that her job for the day was to help Max to prepare to take full custdy of his son. Improve Beast public image and get his house ready for Max to live thier.
Troy has mostly been taken care of by his grandmother but she has a new male friend that lives out of town. Troy's mother just wants the child support and does not take care of him well. So the Grandmother thinks its good for Max to keep his son over her daughter and she will be free to move and still keep a relationship with her grandson. She won't have to worry about Troy not being cared for all the time.
Thier is one love scene in the book that I skipped over. It was a fast read.
I think that too many people wanted Elle to hook up with the Beast because she was Bell at a Camp when she was younger. The more I read I grew to really like Max. Troy is precious and I like Elle she is not afraid to stand up for herself or others. Elle knows what she wants and that she wont settle for less.
I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review by Netgalley.
11/01/2012 PUB Harlequin Imprint Harlequin Romance ISBN9780373178513