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A Secret Christmas Wish
(Wishing Well Springs #3)
By Cathy McDavid
Contemporary Romance, Clean Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 Pages
October 26, 2021 by Harlequin Heartwarming
The magic of Christmas
Could make her wish come true!
A small-town Christmas wedding. What could be more romantic? Unless you’re a plus-one for hire like single mom Maia MacKenzie. Too bad handsome cowboy Brent Hayes is her new coworker—and completely off-limits! Neither of them can afford to lose their job…or invest in a relationship. But when she sees Brent’s adorable connection with her young son, Maia can’t help wishing for a Christmas miracle.
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A Secret Christmas Wish was a very unique read in a few different ways. First both Maia and Brent work for Maia's sister in a business that is unusual, or at least I had never heard of one like it. It is called Your Perfect Plus One and it is a service for those who do not have a date for a wedding. The client would make a story up, even a name for the dater and pretend they were in a relationship. That was all nothing more and only that one incident. It was a little weird but that is where Brent and Maia meet at a wedding that they are both working. Brent just started but their attraction is very obvious, and for their clients' sakes they have to be careful.
Maia needs this job so she can compete in a rodeo and she has a very cute little boy from a past and painful relationship. Her little boy also takes a liking to Brent and Brent is great with him.
Brent also worked for the rodeo but quit because he viewed himself as a failure. Brent was dealing with some major depression for most of the book. He had issues with his father and he was just really hard on himself. Poor Maia tried hard to help him, but she did not have the skills.
Their relationship was one of ups and downs and was technically not allowed since they both worked for Your Perfect Plus One. This book does take a look at depression and how it can affect your life, even the quality of it. Maia was a bit over her head in how to deal with Brent. Her advice to him seemed like she wasn't listening to him, but she really was doing her best to help him.
I was provided a copy of this novel from the author. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.
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About the Author
In the third grade, NY Times, USA Today and Amazon bestselling author Cathy McDavid made it her goal to read every Black Stallion book ever written. Who knew such an illustrious ambition would eventually lead to a lifelong love of all things western, owning a stagecoach pulled by six mules, and a career writing contemporary romances for Harlequin? With over 50 titles in print and 1.3 million-plus books sold, Cathy is also a member of the prestigious Romance Writers of America’s Honor Roll. This “almost” Arizona native and mother of grown twins is married to her own real-life sweetheart. After leaving the corporate world six years ago, she now spends her days penning stories about good looking cowboys riding the range, busting broncs, and sweeping gals off their feet — oops, no. Make that winning the hearts of feisty, independent women who give the cowboys a run for their money. It's a tough job, but she’s willing to make the sacrifice.
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