Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Jamie Bailey has not had such a wonderful life. He gave up his dreams of Harvard at 18 to raise his sister’s unwanted baby, and later a prized job to help a sick friend. Now the father of six-year-old Mia, and assistant manager at Raven Books, Jamie’s dreams are dashed once again when Uncle Billy admits what dire straights the bookshop is in.
Stanton Potter, son of the most notorious businesswoman in Bedford Falls, loves his job teaching at the local elementary school. But he’s less than thrilled when he is forced to put together a Christmas pageant with first-graders, including Mia Bailey.
When Stanton meets Jamie, angels sing. Jamie’s gender-bending fashion sense, and sweet aura, have Stanton suffering through the worse crush he’s had since he was a teen. But can there be any hope for them when Jamie and Mia’s lives are about to be uprooted?
This Christmas, its Jamie’s turn to receive a little help from heaven.
Angels Sing (Daddy Dearest #2) by Eli Easton is another sweet, heartwarming installment in her Daddy Dearest series that started with Family Camp, one of my favorites. Here the young, single father isn’t a foster dad but someone who took on the responsibility of his sister’s baby at a young age, giving up his own dreams in exchange for becoming a dad and raising Mia.
While Angels Sing doesn’t have the comlex layers that Family Camp had (foster system, feelings of abandonment, multiple children and adjustments at all levels from childhood to adults), there is still plenty here to love. Gender fluidity, homophobia, and, the age old financial stresses that impact everyone’s life. Jamie Bailey of the angelic face and flowing ahir is a endearing character, as is the precocious Mia. They are an instant pair that’s easy to love and connect with.
Plus they come with a old bookstore, which I always adore, in stories and RL.
Stanton Potter, the smitten kitten, as I would call him, also cute and quite wonderful. Honestly, this is a sweet romance and very quick read. The Christmas pageant is straight out of almost every elementary school USA, so people ought to be nodding their heads at this, although I would believe that its a Holiday Pageant these days, still recognizable in the trials and tribulations that go into putting one on.
There is a slight drama, easily taken care of, and a lovely ending in keeping with the season and holiday.
One again, Eli Easton has given her readers and fans a contemporary romance to love and a sweet addition to a series I easily recommend..
Cover art is a delight!
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