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Cross Country Christmas (The 12 NA's of Christmas)
Tiffany King
Running On Empty (Mending Hearts, #1) - L.B. Simmons First of all, I have to say that I am fairly certain that the author was hiding in a corner of my house somewhere when she wrote a good portion of this book. I swear I lived through parts of it...all you would have to do is change her three daughters to three sons. I was able to connect with the book on so many levels and the book was a good change of pace from what I had been reading. If it weren't for a few small things, this book would have been 5 stars for me.

Alex is a strong single mother of 3 that has been through a tragedy that I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy. This tragedy has left her a shell. Devoting all her time and energy to her children and not thinking of or spending any time for her.

Blake is a good looking former classmate and used-to-be best friend of Alex's. A chance encounter on the highway brings him back into Alex's life. Blake proves to be amazing but there was something about him that just wasn't completely believable to me. Possibly it was his willingness to drop everything to help out a girl that dumped his friendship long ago. I would have thought there would have been a bit of resentment in there.

I also found the book lacking on the steam level. That is probably just a personal preference but I just kept waiting for things to steam up and was a little disappointed they didn't.

Overall, this was a very enjoyable book. Solid character development, lots of tear-inducing emotion, great supporting characters, and a nice HEA. I would recommend this book for lovers of chick lit and those looking for a book that will both make them laugh and cry.