AUTHOR: Jo Ann Durgin
PUBLISHER: Pelican Book Group/White Rose Publishing
As the popular television co-host of Wake Up, Des Moines! Nicole Reardon has achieved her dream. So why has the network sent “image maker” Alex Kingsfield to the station? The irritatingly handsome man is also the first man she’s been attracted to since Jake Marston dumped her three years ago in Starlight, Iowa. When an unexpected assignment sends Nicole and Alex to Starlight, can she rise above the past and make this interview the defining moment of her career?
Alex Kingsfield knows Nicole is poised on the cusp of network stardom. But beneath the professional exterior is a small-town girl at heart, genuine and God-honoring. Alex holds the power to boost Nicole’s career to unknown heights. Or crush her dreams. From any angle, he’s caught in a “no win” situation when he finds himself falling for the beautiful Nicole. What’s a man to do when love comes calling at Christmas?
After reading the first two books of this series, Meet Me Under The Mistletoe, and Starlight, Star Bright, this novella by Jo Ann Durgin felt like a homecoming. Nicole left her little hometown of Starlight years ago for the bright lights of a television career in Des Moines, but her heart isn’t as fulfilled as she’d imagined. Until network exec Alex barges into her work and her life, creating sparks that have nothing to do with wiring and everything to do with her heart.
I loved reconnecting with the residents of Starlight and getting to know a few new “friends.” Nicole’s friend Colin wormed his way into my heart, and I’d love to read about a romance for him (hint, hint!). Nicole’s and Alex’s faith in God is real and affects their decisions. The fact that they have to submit to God’s will before finding a solution to their dilemma rings true.
Sleigh Ride Together With You is a well-written, sweet romance for any time of the year and earns five stars.