Review: DOC HOLIDAY by Debra Dixon

About the book:

Drew Haywood needs a feminine touch to help give his young son a holiday to remember—and no one does Christmas better than Taylor Bishop. She knows how to transform a house into a home that sparkles. But when Drew lets his guard down, he finds that Taylor has much more to offer. Kissing her is like coming in out of the cold—and Drew doesn’t want to go back out.
 
Taylor has already raised one family—she grew up with six brothers, after all—and she doesn’t need another. She may have fallen for Drew as a teenager, but he’s asking for a Christmas miracle that would break all her rules. Still, the chemistry she shares with this sexy, single father has nothing to do with the past. Perhaps the gift of a young boy’s smile, not to mention stolen kisses beneath the mistletoe, will point the way to the one thing on Taylor’s wish list.

This story didn’t really work for me. I couldn’t connect with the heroine of the story. Taylor’s constant thoughts about her desire to live her “own” life after helping raise her brothers and the conflicting irritation when someone else stepped in to help and did the things that she had always done (and complained about) made her hard to like. She didn’t want to raise another family, but she jumps right in to make Noah’s Christmas her priority. The whole time she is making the little boy fall in love with her she is telling his father that she wants nothing to do with being part of another family. I know that part of the reason her attitude bothered me so much is the mother in me. If she really didn’t want to raise another child or be part of another family she should have stayed the away from Noah. So, obviously she wasn’t very firm in her convictions. However, it’s on just about every other page that she doesn’t want to be there and that she wants her own life. I got sick of it. Drew also irritated me since he was exposing his son to someone who might break his heart if she really did leave. The romance between the two of the seems more convenient for him and his need for a mother for Noah. I didn’t think that there was much chemistry between the two characters. Everything turns out happy in the end, but by then I didn’t care about either character.

the book girl gives DOC HOLIDAY a 2.5/5

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One comment

  1. Babs says:

    Hmmmm…this definitely sounds like one I won’t be reading. The heroine sounds like one who would annoy me beyond belief!

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