Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
Librarian Gavin MacCauley isn’t expecting any surprises this holiday season. It’s the usual rush of helping patrons, and knitting items to donate to the local hospital. But his world is turned upside down by the cutie who walks into knitting club looking to learn how to crochet a scarf.
Jonathan Mercier has just moved to town and is desperate to find a new craft for his traditional, handmade gift for the aunt who adopted him. When his elderly neighbor strong-arms him into attending the library’s knitting and crochet club, he falls hard for the kind (and hot!) librarian running the class.
But with Christmas coming, and time running out to finish the gift, will these two find the time for each other?
This is a heartwarming short story about a librarian named Gaven who meets Jonathan due to Mabel playing matchmaker when she invites her neighbor to the knitting club at the local library. It’s told in dual point of view so the reader sees how caring they both are. While the club is knitting and crocheting gifts for the hospital, Jonathan is trying to make a gift for his aunt. It’s a tradition that they always exchange handmade gifts but something threatens to ruin his plans until Gaven rushes to save the day. This meet-cute has a moderate amount of heat at the end to bring us all some holiday cheer.
The copyright page doesn’t specify who made the cover art. It is adorable, eye-catching, and completely appropriate for this story.