Savor the magic of the season with number-one New York Times best-selling author Debbie Macomber's newest Christmas novel, filled with warmth, humor, the promise of love, and a dash of unexpected adventure.
Ashley Davison, a graduate student in California, desperately wants to spend the holidays with her family in Seattle. Dashiell Sutherland, a former army intelligence officer, has a job interview in Seattle and must arrive by December 23. Though frantic to book a last-minute flight out of San Francisco, both are out of luck: Every flight is full, and there's only one rental car available. Ashley and Dash reluctantly decide to share the car, but neither anticipates the wild ride ahead.
At first they drive in silence, but, forced into close quarters, Ashley and Dash can't help but open up. Not only do they find they have a lot in common, but there's even a spark of romance in the air. Their feelings catch them off guard - never before has either been so excited about a first meeting. But the two are in for more twists and turns along the way as they rescue a lost puppy, run into petty thieves, and even get caught up in a case of mistaken identity. Though Ashley and Dash may never reach Seattle in time for Christmas, the season is still full of surprises - and their greatest wishes may yet come true.
©2015 Debbie Macomber (P)2015 Random House Audio
This book was a wonderful Christmas story with quite a twist. Ashley cannot book a flight to see her mom and so she drives, because it is 4 days from Christmas plus some unforeseen circumstances, she carpools with a guy she has never met, but from first impressions, doesn't really like. They go on a wild adventure and are followed from San Francisco to Seattle by the FBI who think that Ashley is a terrorist on the most wanted list.
This book had me laughing the whole time, and in the end it left me with a smile on my face!
I did not get the print version, but with the weather just turning a little chilly, this was the perfect story to get you in the wintery mood.
It was a toss up between the police detective, hero and heroine. All the characters are very well developed and believable.
All! Allyson Ryan is an excellent narrator. Buy anything she does!
It could happen to anyone.
This book was well worth the purchase. In the typical Debbie Macomber fashion you laugh, get indignant, and even get a little teary eyed and smile a lot. I only wish there had been an epilogue of a wedding and kids.
This book was a basic holiday romance story, most of which took place as dialogue between 2 characters on a road trip together. The premise of the story is funny, but much of the humor seems forced or totally bizarre. This is good for a fun, light read, but the characters didn't have the same "spark" for me that characters do in my favorite romance stories. Overall, it wasn't a bad read, but it wasn't my favorite either.
It was a little rushed. It could have been slowed and explained details a little more. The ending needed to be lengthened. Overall, I liked it. It just felt rushed to me.
Probably, this is a happy book that got me into the holiday spirit. It was just very predictable.
I think a follow-up book would be nice, just to know how things turned out in the long run.
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