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Reviewed by Amber
TITLE: Dear Ruth
SERIES: 2017 Advent Calendar Daily – Stocking Stuffers
AUTHOR: Kim Fielding
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
LENGTH: 52 Pages
RELEASE DATE: December 1st, 2017
I’m not in the mood for Christmas. After a romantic relationship went up in flames, I returned to my hometown in rural Kansas. Then my mother passed away. I’m really busy with my job as fire marshal—and now with my mother’s advice column, which I reluctantly took over. There’s a sexy newcomer down the street, a guy with a young daughter and an unfortunate disregard for fire safety. He seems to want to be friends, but that creates problems that may be too hot for me to handle. The last things I need right now are flammable holiday decorations and too much holiday food. How am I supposed to give good advice to others when I can’t seem to get my own life straight?
—Bah Humbug in Bailey Springs
I really liked how this author built this story out. The progression was perfect, ideally how a normal stranger to friends to having feelings moves along. This was a sweet, holiday story with mild angst and a nice simmer that if I’m honest really wish would have ignited on page. This author made the heat between Bryce and Noah subtle but enough that I really wanted to see what would happen if they gave into it.
Bryce and Noah meet and the attraction is instant for both men. Unsure of the other, both Bryce and Noah don’t know if their budding feelings are reciprocated so both men do nothing and wait the other out.
With help from a column he inherited from his late mother, Bryce unknowingly helps things move along.
This was a sweet story with a great cast of characters and all the warm fuzzies you’d expect from a holiday story.