KISSES ON HER CHRISTMAS LIST
KISSES ON HER CHRISTMAS LIST (4.5) by Susan Meier: Shannon Raleigh is hoping to sell her retired parents’ department store to businessman Rory Wallace. Because of a snowstorm, she ends up hosting her prospective buyer and his young daughter over the holidays. Shannon longs to have a family, and Rory and little Finley (who hates Christmas because her biological mother abandoned her and Rory during a previous Christmas) are in need of a true wife and mother in their lives. Luckily Rory is an intelligent enough man to realize that love, not biology, is the essence of family. It is a pure delight to find a romance novel that celebrates adoption. The strong attraction between Shannon and Rory, mixed with the perfect blend of caution and hesitation, makes their relationship really sizzle. The main characters and their families are well portrayed and likable.