Wednesday, April 10, 2013


Grand Central
September 25th, 2012
Contemporary Romance
Mass Market Paperback
Reviewed by Dawn (
Obtained by Publisher

Cassie McPherson has always put others first before herself. Working for her family’s construction business, Cassie hasn’t dated much or had a life of her own in awhile. So when she gets the idea to hire an escort for the company’s Christmas party, well let’s just say she needs her head examined. But James is sexy as sin and Cassie is drawn to the hunk. But there is something James is keeping from Cassie that will destroy their budding relationship if it comes out. Can James get Cassie to listen to him or will he have lost the one good thing in his life-Cassie?

I really wanted to love this story. It had the perfect elements of a good romance story-sexy hero, workaholic heroine and the holidays. But the author tries to hard with the storyline. I felt there was just too much of everything, like the author was trying to cram as much as possible in the story as they checked off points on a list. The story with James and Cassie was at times a bit flat. I wanted to enjoy these two together but at times, the sparks between them felt forced or were not even there to build upon. The secondary story of Cassie’s brother, Rory and his romance with Amy was a bit of a distraction and took away from Cassie and James’ story, in my opinion. Their scenes were sweet and cute but the story took away from James’ wooing of Cassie.

Meet Cassie McPherson. A dutiful daughter, she lives and works at her family’s construction business and always puts others first. So when she decides to get a date for her company Christmas party, well let’s just say the holidays just got a bit brighter for her. Cassie is a people pleaser and one who I felt just needed to grow a spine at times. I enjoyed her interactions with many of the secondary characters but when James steps onto the page, their sparks were evident. I just wished the author focused more on them than the rest of the cast of characters. Don’t get me wrong, I loved Cassie’s brothers a lot and there were times I giggled a bit but overall, the characters were either a hit or miss at times for me.

HUNK FOR THE HOLIDAYS is an okay read that you might enjoy on a quiet afternoon. Ms. Lane delivers a fun if predictable holiday story that will make you smile while you read it. If you enjoy a story with enjoyable characters, than you might enjoy HUNK FOR THE HOLIDAYS.

Thisis an objective review and not an endorsement.

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