Synopsis: Single mom, Jenna Blackwell wasn’t having a very good start to the Christmas season; her purse got stolen on Black Friday. She’s cursing her luck and herself for even being out in the Black Friday madness when the store manager brings in Riley Stanton, a former Navy SEAL who chased down the thieves and recovered her purse. Jenna is blown away by Riley: his looks, his smile, the fact that he ran down the purse snatchers, everything.
Riley Stanton had no idea when he chased down the kids who stole a few purses that he would walk into a room and have his life changed forever. He looked into Jenna’s eyes and saw a strength in her that he found intriguing.
Riley soon learns that Jenna is everything he ever wanted in a woman. He falls for her and for her son harder than he expected to. Jenna is cautious but welcoming and hopes that she and her son can give Riley the one thing he hasn’t had in years, A Home for Christmas
Well, she’s done it again – this story, it might have been a bit shorter than the others… but still delivered a fantastic, suspenseful, yet heart warming story. After Riley retrieve’s Jenna’s purse, after it’s snatched on Black Friday… he invites her to breakfast. The two hit it off instantly. Jenna is still a bit shocked at him – and the whole situation. He’s a bit of a prince charming, and she’s not used to being the damsel in distress.
She’s too busy raising her son Cameron and running her own cleaning services to worry about much else. Her ex-husband, a famous motocross star isn’t really in the picture anymore, leaving her to be the sole parent for Cameron. The greatest thing about Riley, is that he’s just as interested in Cameron as he is Jenna…. he genuinely cares for him, even at the very beginning, and respects the live these two have carved out for each other. As Riley and Jenna get closer, you can see the positive affect it is having on Cameron, but you can also see how patient and caring Riley is to leave Jenna to discipline her son…. not wanting to step on her toes and invade the situation. He merely stands back, observes and cautiously gives warm words of encouragement –
As in all of Ann Vaughn’s books I’ve read she has a really great way of engaging readers in both the main characters …. and the view of the bad guys. We get to see what they’re plotting here and there which really intensifies the anticipation.
I can’t wait to read her next, the final in her Home Series…… Finally Home