Title: A Christmas Cabin for Two
Author: KD Fisher
Release Date: November 5, 2019
Category: Contemporary, Dreamspun Desires
A match as perfect as cold nights and cozy fireside heat.
Gentle giant Matt Haskell and urbane teacher Mikah Cerullo are as opposite as the Teton Mountains and downtown Manhattan.
Hardworking organic farmer Matt has little time to think about love, but when Mikah, a sexy and snarky New Yorker, arrives at his farm to buy a Christmas tree for the family’s Jackson Hole mansion, the attraction is immediate for both of them, and they agree to share a cozy cabin in the Idaho woods. The clock is ticking on their holiday fling, since Mikah is due to take a teaching position back in the city, but as the holiday magic envelops them, they wonder if their budding romance might withstand their differences.
3.75* A nice, not overly sickly Xmas novella that seems to be all about the spirit of Xmas. Yay!
This is too short a tale for me to detail it, but I will say that it is, very refreshingly, not your average ‘feels faux’ Xmas tale. It’s a tale in which family plays a big part, and where there’s a lot of love and support, even when those families are a little fractured (for want of a better word).
I liked reading about how Matt and his brother had banded together to pretty much raise themselves, following their alcoholic parents’ passing, and that John was supportive of him and wanted a HEA for him and it was lovely to see how in Matt’s corner she was, too. Their little girl was adorable, too, and not at all spoilt or precious, as too many kids in novels are wont to be. And, I liked that John had married a Native American woman, which isn’t something that often pops up in romance novels. It made me snigger a little to hear that John’s mother-in-law still side-eyed him, despite him being part of her family for so long – it reminded me of my Asian mother and my Caucasian hubby at the start of our/their relationship! I equally enjoyed reading about Mikah’s Italian father and non-Italian stepmother, about his traditional Italian grandmother and sometimes-traditional Italian mother, and his protective big brother and little sister. That all their family, extended by way of new partners, got together for a Xmas at Mikah and Matt’s house, a year after the tale ended, and all got along beautifully and enjoyed each other’s company, was lovely to see. The tale managed to avoid feeling faux, because the author had made the family connection, which itself connected the leads, so believable and in keeping with the true spirit of Christmas.
ARC courtesy of A Novel Take PR and Bayou Book Junkie, for my reading pleasure.