Christmas in July

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Christmas in July

Contrary to the cover and the title, this book has nothing to do with the holiday. I do have to say that even though it turned out not to really have a holiday theme behind it the story was still good enough to keep me reading until the end, and a very late night. The plot is simple but is set up nicely so that you are not disappointed when it does something expected. The characters are likable even if they are not fully realized as individuals.

Christmas Collins works for a company that does promotions for large corporations. She and her friend seem to be saddled with the majority of bad clients while Odessa has always gotten the best and fewest. When Odessa quits suddenly an opportunity to take over one of her clients in Palm Springs arises and gives Christmas a chance to see how the other half lives. Dylan Du Lac owns the house Christmas is renting and she was told by her boss that he is gay, because of this she acts very carefree while sunbathing nude in the pool when he comes by to check on the house. Dylan invites her to his Christmas in July party because what better person to have there than a girl named Christmas. Things definitely heat up after she attends his party with his friends who know him so well.

I thought both Dylan and Christmas were very cool. He might have been a billionaire but he was down to earth enough to know a great girl when he met her. Christmas may have been knocked down by love a few times but she was willing to keep trying, and sometimes that’s about all you can do. This may not have been a true Christmas story but it did have some of the magic of the season along with the hope the season brings. This could be a nice addition to a holiday read.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
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