When his ex-wife Justine's sudden death gives him custody of their 3-year-old daughter, investment consultant Grant Braeburn is at a loss. He barely knows the child, so he asks Justine's best friend, party planner Mia Vaccaro, for help. Mia agrees and moves temporarily into Grant's guest house. The attraction between them isn't unexpected, but there's something Grant hasn't told her about Justine and Mia's former fiance that could change everything for them. Karen Templeton's Dear Santa (4) has a recognizable plot, but it works because the conflict and chemistry between the characters are handled so well.