Caribou's Gift by Eve Langlais
Series: Kodiak Point #3.5
Published by Indie
Published on: 12/16/14
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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Damn it, a man had his pride and a caribou a certain majestic presence, all of which could wind up ruined if he abased himself to play a simple-minded reindeer in the town’s Christmas parade.
No way was he wearing damned tinsel in his antlers.
Like hell was he sporting a red nose and pulling a sleigh.
But he changes his mind when he meets the woman in charge of the event.
Single mom, Crystal, is doing her best to offer her daughter the best Christmas ever. It’s their first in Kodiak Point, and she’s not about to let some vain jerk ruin it for her little girl.
If playing dirty is what it takes…then bring on the Christmas games. As Crystal and Kyle butt heads—and lips—they discover more than goodwill this holiday season. They’re gifted with a second chance at love.
I’m not usually a big fan of Christmas stories, but if it is part of series that I’m already reading, I’ll usually read it. In this case, just reading the blurb would’ve gotten me to read. I mean, trying to get former military caribou shifter to play Rudolf in a Christmas parade, how funny is that?
That’s not it, there is a story outside of the funny. Crystal is running from a controlling, stalker ex-boyfriend. She moved to Kodiak Point to hide from Malcom along with her young daughter, Gigi. Crystal is a cougar shifter and took on the job of putting together the Christmas parade. A few days before, one of the reindeer dies and they are down to only 8. Her daughter really wants to see Rudolf and Crystal is willing to do anything to make her daughter happy.
Kyle is former military. He is also the town’s player. He has a smile that gets all the women’s attention. He is very prideful and is willing to be punished by his alpha to avoid playing to be dumb animal. That is until he finds a scare little girl hiding in the barn. Oh, and this little girl belongs to the hot new cat in town that is the only woman who won’t give him the time of day.
The romance is a little fast, especially considering that both Kyle and Crystal have issues. But this is novella, 100 pages, so you have to expect that. The story is really cute. Kyle’s relationship with Gigi is great. The story also shows issues that happens with women and single mothers all the time. I had fun reading it.
While I love this series and highly recommend every book in this funny sexy shifter series, this book can be read as a stand alone. If you haven’t started the series, feel free to read this Christmas story during the holidays, then go back and read the rest of the series. I bought this books as part of a collection, Kiss of Christmas Magic: 20 Paranormal Holiday Tales, which I got at Amazon for $0.99. I haven’t read the other stories, but I’ll probably check them out.
Kodiak Point Series