Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Christmas Gift by Donna McIntosh

Christmas had been perfect for policeman Tom Hughes and his partner/lover Joey Lawrence for the six years that they had been partnered. Both had grown up in poor homes and never had much in the way of fun Christmases so they made up for it by making Christmas their special time together with a tree, presents, decorations, a big meal and celebrating in their own private way.

Now Joey was gone; lost in the line of duty and all Tom could think about was getting drunk and staying drunk until Christmas was over with. He never counted on meeting up with Santa Claus in his local bar.

Santa Claus was tired after giving out presents and candy canes all day at the nearby mall and he had one last gift to give out – a small red rubber ball – and he decided it was meant for policeman Tom Hughes!

Reviewer: RedDragonfly
The description for this book does not do it justice. When I picked it up, I thought it was going to be about Tom meeting some guy that plays Santa and finally forgetting about his dead lover Joey.

Turns out that Santa is really the real Santa and gives Tom a magical ball that works as a time machine (sounds a little weird I know but it was really cute when you read it). Tom is able to go back in time and save his lover Joey from being murdered during a drug bust they were working on.

I really liked this book and I'm glad it turned out completely different than I thought it was going to be, since it was actually better this way. I'm giving this book 4 stars and would like to read more about these two or even a prequel of when Joey and Tom first became partners and fell in love.

Publisher: Secret Cravings Publishing
Review Courtesy Of: ManicReaders


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