Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: Goddessfish Promotions
A child psychiatrist running from violence and a former bodyguard grieving the wife he couldn't save form an unlikely alliance to rescue her kidnapped children. In a crumbling mine tunnel on Christmas Eve, their lives depend on a mutt rescued from the streets, a determined mother and an Unlikely Angel.
Two weeks before Christmas, Mitch decided he had waited long enough.
“Come on, mutt.” Mitch grabbed his coat and a pair of work gloves. “Let’s go find the twins.”
Gabe bounded to his feet and bumped the doorknob with his nose. He sniffed and marked around the yard while Mitch pulled the Ferrari out of the garage. As soon as the dog jumped into the car, Mitch drove to a lot selling Christmas trees. He selected one that would fit nicely in Julia’s small apartment and strapped it to the top of the car.
The mutt hung his head out the window, riding in silent watchfulness until the apartment building was in sight. “Woof!”
“You have to be quiet or we’ll get caught smuggling you in.” Under cover of the falling twilight and a bushy evergreen tree, Mitch and the dog walked quickly toward Julia’s apartment.
As soon as Julia opened the door, the dog pushed inside and sniffed out the twins, quickly falling back into their game of hide and seek. Within seconds, the twins’ giggles let Julia know the dog had found the children.
“I brought a tree.” Mitch stood the evergreen upright.
“I see that.” Julia bit her lip as she walked around the tree. “Nice choice. Bushy all around.”
“I had three picky sisters who trained me in the fine art of Christmas tree selection.”
Julia smiled. “They trained you well.”
Unlikely Angel is a bit serious. If you're looking for a Christmas fluff read I wouldn't suggest it. If you are looking for a well written story about two people who come together during terrible odds than this is the book for you. At the beginning of the book Julia's abusive husband has crossed the line and she decides to leave him. When she goes to her friend Shannon's house Mitch is there. Shannon and her husband Geoff are in the Rock'n'Romance series by Genie Gabriel. There were some things that confused me in this book regarding Julia's friends Shannon and Lauren but I believe that they must be explained in their books. While I'm on her other books I was happy to see that some of the others in the book are part of the Halo Legacy series as well.
I liked Julia and Mitch but I loved Julia's twin children Angelina and Abraham. I also loved the dog Gabe. Genie Gabriel did a great job endearing the children and dog to me. I liked how determined Julia was and what a softie Mitch was despite his tough exterior. I liked how a lot of the characters that are in the book are included in the ending. Also I liked the sudden twist when everything seems to be going great... I couldn't stop reading until I found out what happened next. Now, if you are planning to overlook this book because the cover makes you think it's a Christmas book don't. A good part of it does take place during Christmastime but it is not a Christmas book per se. Altogether I liked the book and hope to read more by Genie Gabriel.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
I'm an optimist whose rose-colored glasses have bent frames and cracked lenses. When life kicks me in the teeth, I find miracles and lessons I refused to learn an easier way. In fact, I live with a small herd of miracles in the furry forms of dogs, who are constantly trying to teach me to forgive, to play more, and to love without limits. I write about people who find courage and integrity in the darkest times of their lives, who rescue stray
My Web site: http://www.GenieGabriel.com
My blog: http://oshealegacyseries.blogspot.com/
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