Genre: contemporary romance
'Twas a week before Christmas, and at the auction house...
At six foot one, Gwen Chambers has felt like a giant her whole life. She's a calm, capable nurse saving lives in a busy London hospital, but healthy men give her heart palpitations. When larger-than-life rugby player "Little" John Sheldon convinces her to bid on him in his team's fundraising auction, she discovers how pleasurable heart palpitations can be.
A rugby player was stirring, with desire no one could douse...
John has wanted Gwen since he first saw her, but when he's injured in a match just before Christmas he suddenly needs her too. Not only can the sexy nurse help him recover, but she might be able to help him look after his daughter - a shy ten-year-old who speaks only French.
But will it be a Happy Christmas for all, and for all a good night?
From decorating the Christmas tree to ice skating at the Tower of London, Gwen helps father and daughter open up and bond with each other - and she bonds right along with them. But when John's agent calls with a life-changing offer, Gwen has to decide how far she's willing to go for her perfect match. Will their first Noel also be their last?
One of the positive things about going to the Love Letter Convention in Berlin is that every year again I discover new books and writers. A new writer for me, who’s coming to the Love Letter Convention of 2016, is Kat Latham. I had never heard of her before but when I did a search on the internet I discovered that she had a series about rugby players and that those books had really good reviews. (I was really happy finding this series because rugby is a ‘new’ sport that I have recently discovered in books and now love reading about.)
So when I read in her newsletter that Kat Latham was searching for people to read her Christmas novella I immediately responded. Because not only was it a great opportunity to get to know her books but also because I love reading Christmas stories in the fall. So I was really happy knowing that I would find rugby and Christmas in one story.
‘Unwrapping her perfect match’ is a novella in the London Legends series. You don’t have to read the previous books to read this one.
Rugby player John Sheldon is very, very big. There’s no denying that, and although that hasn’t always been a positive thing in his personal life, he has found a sport where his big height is a positive thing, namely rugby. But this evening his height isn’t doing him any favors or so he thinks until he meets Gwen Chambers, a woman who herself is six foot one and thus understands John very well.
Gwen Chambers has felt like a giant her whole life. Something that made her unsure in her social life. And because of an incident in her youth, she has become very distrustful of men especially! The only place where she feels sure and in control is at her workplace. She loves being a nurse working in a London hospital. And if it was up to Gwen she wouldn’t be there, at the rugby fundraising auction, but she’s doing her sister a favor. What she never expected is that she would bid on a man herself, but John isn’t any man!
Although there’s an attraction from the beginning Gwen is unsure about John and his motives and at one point she’s even convinced that she has been right to not trust him. But then John gets injured in a rugby match just before Christmas. And that’s really bad timing because his ten year old French daughter is coming over from France to stay with him. Luckily there is Gwen to help him out and she even brings father and daughter closer together.
But then something else happens and the question now is, can John convince Gwen to trust her heart and to give the two of them a chance to become more? Or will Gwen choose for safety?
I really enjoyed this Christmas novella. I loved John and Gwen together and John’s daughter added a little extra to the story. It was also nice meeting Gwen’s sister and her boyfriend (who is the captain of the rugby team and they have their own story!) This story made me curious to read the rest of the series so I bought the first book in the London Legends series to read.
© 2015 Reviews by Peggy