His Christmas Surprise (Christmas romance series Book 2) by Summerita Rhayne

book-cover-his-christmas-surprise_orig.pngHis Christmas Surprise (Christmas romance series Book 2) by Summerita Rhayne is the second book in the Christmas romance series. This book can be read as a standalone book also. It is the story of Dan Tollinger and Tonya. Dan is Jay’s (first book’s hero) brother and Tonya is his wife. Myra’s best friend.

The blurb:     

She stole his Christmas dinner and left him with a kiss.
Dan Tollinger is having a bad Christmas. His wife lost her battle with cancer and he’s finding it hard to manage his two sons. Busy with his shop he has little time left for them, so having a woman around to keep an eye on them seems like an ideal solution.
Tonya needs premises to run her business after her bakery got damaged in a fire. With a son to bring up on her own, the sensible option is to accept Dan’s job offer to housekeep while putting her business back on the track.
Neither counted on the unexpected warmth and awareness that sprang up between them. Would it be wise to let it kindle to desire and then something more?
Especially when his sons are not ready to accept her in his life.
Book 2 in Christmas romance series, His Christmas Surprise is the story of Jay’s brother Dan. It’s not in continuity with Book 1 and is a standalone romance.
For you if you like to read family oriented romances with a bit of sensuality on the side.

The story:

Dan Tollinger has no time for his kids after his wife, Anna’s death. He has to manage his toy shop and cannot face the kids and the boys usually said they had work to do when he asked them. On Christmas Eve, he finds someone stealing his dinner from the kitchen.

Tonya, 27, lost her husband, a firefighter five years ago when her son, Toby was just seven. She is now in trouble after investing everything in her business and has nothing left for provisions.

Myra has a proposition for Tonya. She tells Tonya that Dan needs someone to keep an eye on things, make sure the boys are fed and monitor their studies. In return, Tonya gets space, Dan’s kitchen, to carry out her business.

 

My take:

It took me a little more time than usual to get a hang of the book, but once I was into it, I enjoyed it. The story is set in Goa and the author has carved the characters beautifully. Both Dan and Tonya’s feelings have been described in detail. And also the insecurities of the kids. The feelings described were so natural that I could feel that it was actually happening in front of me.

Jay and Myra also appear in places but, believe me, even if you have not read the firt book of the series, you will connect with them. I did.

I loved the pace of the book, which was sometimes fast and sometimes slow, it actually gave me sometime to catch up.

Will there be a part three????

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