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Christmas with the Firefighter
Cape Hope Book One

By
Clare Connelly

Genre:  #Romance #ChristmasRomance #ContemporaryRomance

POV:  Third-person dual perspectives

My Rating:  4

Cover:  5

Publication:  October 22nd 2019

Read:  October 17th 2019  *ARC provided via Tule Publishing

Kindle:  258 Pages

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Synopsis:

Christmas is a time for family…

A mystery brings Ally Monroe to the idyllic seaside town of Cape Hope, North Carolina. On the quest to find out more about the father who abandoned her, Ally has no intention of getting too involved in the community. Only Cape Hope has a way of drawing people in and, before Ally knows it, she’s falling hard and fast in love with the whole town and its old-fashioned, charming ways – and particularly local single-dad Luke Miller and his adorable daughter Stella.

Volunteer firefighter Luke has been single since his wife died in childbirth six years earlier, making Stella his sole priority. But there’s something compelling about the beautiful out-of-towner and, before long, both Luke and his daughter are welcoming Ally into their home.

She came to Cape Hope looking for family and instead Ally found her way to Luke and Stella– but will they still want her when they realize she’s been lying to them about who she really is and what she’s doing in town?

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📝My Review📝: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Christmas with the Firefighter is the first book in the Cape Hope Series which I believe will be a great series to binge. Christmas with the Firefighter is emotionally charged and while the story takes place over the Christmas holidays, there is much more to it. Both the hero and heroine are dealing with some emotional baggage.

Single father and widower, Luke Miller is an upstanding guy. He is ex military and currently a firefighter and handyman. He is doing his best to raise his young daughter. But as any single father of a young girl, Luke is still learning the ropes of fatherhood. It isn’t until Ally comes into his life that he thinks, just maybe, he is ready to find love again. He truly wasn’t looking for love again until he met Ally and their attraction couldn’t be denied. Their connection was strong and believable.

Ally is in town temporally and for one reason only. She is looking for her father to confront him for walking out of her life when Ally was still a child. There is a heartbreaking story there which I will let you read about on your own. While in Cape Hope, Ally is trying to stay low key. She is not planning to stay long, or date while in town. But once she meets Luke and his little girl, Ally finds herself tormented with her feelings of attraction. Since she wasn’t planning to stay, Ally didn’t think it was necessary to tell anyone the real reason she was in town. But as we know, secrets aren’t a good thing. Especially when they come to light and Ally is confronted before she has the chance to explain herself.

There were moments with Ally that had me tearing up. Even years later, as an adult, my heart still broke for the child who was abandoned by her father. Aside from Luke and Ally finding a happily-ever-after, I was really hoping that Ally and her dad would find each other again. This was truly a heartwarming book and I recommend it.

This is my first book by this author. It definitely won’t be my last. I’ll be looking out for more in the Cape Hope series.

This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂

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