Tuesday, November 4, 2014
The Twelve Dates of Christmas by Susan Meier
The perfect business arrangement?
When entrepreneur Ricky Langley offers Eloise Vaughn the help she needs, in exchange for her attending twelve Christmas parties as his date, she can't refuse. Yes, Ricky's handsome, and devastatingly charming, but this is about business. If only her racing heart would get the message!
Ricky has his own reasons for hating Christmas. But with each date that passes Eloise opens his eyes to the spirit of the season…and opens his heart to a totally different future
Series: Harlequin Romance (Book 4447)
Mass Market Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Harlequin (November 4, 2014)
My review:The Twelve Dates of Christmas by Susan Meier
This is a book that gets you into the Christmas party mode. It makes you feel for the characters. I wanted to hug them both. It deals with loss, poor and pity.
Eloise Vaughn has no one but friends. She is struggling to make ends meet in New York city. She doesn't want a handout she wants a job that she is qualified for.
Ricky Langley has a dark past. He doesn't want his friends to worry about him. He is rich now but so angry and suffering from a loss.
Ricky and Eloise meet at their friends Christmas party. Ricky makes a deal with Eloise if she pretends to date him for his other 12 parties He will help her get a job in her field. Eloise will meet a lot of contacts.
Ricky and Eloise both start to heal as they think about helping others instead of their pain and mourning. It does a good job of showing them both slowly changing in a positive way. Eloise really starts falling for Ricky even when she does not know of what is in his tragic past.
The setting for this book is New York City in December. Ricky's parties are for people with a lot of money.
Eloise is struggling but one thing she has is a nice wardrobe that is 5 years old. She takes it and updates her outfit the day of the party and looks good.
This is a easy fast clean romance that is enjoyable to read. I would read more of Susan Meier novels based on the Twelve Dates of Christmas.
I was given this ebook from Harlequin and Net Galley. In exchange I agreed to give honest review of The Twelve Dates of Christmas.