Publisher: Harlequin Desire
Release Date: December 1, 2017
Set during the holiday season, readers are taken from sun-filled Martinique to a picture-book Christmas at the Plaza Hotel in New York City – no expenses spared.
After giving in to passionate temptation one night, Delia Rickard finds herself pregnant with her boss’s baby. She is cautiously excited about the child, but having been brought up by an undemonstrative and unloving father and no mother, she fears she might not know what’s best for her child.
Jager McNeill comes from a large family but lies and secrets have destroyed these relationships. Though his grandfather is trying to make amends, Jager wants none of it. Delia, however, is tempted by the promise of large family; If not for herself, then at least for her child.
While Delia and Jager skirt around their feelings for each other, the mysterious disappearance of Jager’s sister-in-law takes over part of the book. The storyline of Damon and his missing wife is interesting and I am very curious to know what their story is but I felt it overshadowed the romance between Delia and Jager. We most definitely get the happy ever after at the end of the book but my attention was elsewhere for parts of the book.
A nice surprise in the book was being introduced to the French Christmas carol “Un Flambeau, Jeanette, Isabelle”. It’s such a lovely tune and there are some great versions to listen to on YouTube.