Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Review of THREE MINUTES BEFORE CHRISTMAS by Paige Ryter
Title: THREE MINUTES BEFORE CHRISTMAS
Author: Paige Ryter
Genre: Contemporary, Holiday
Publisher: Red Rose Publishing
Release Date: December 10, 2009
Heat Rating: Sweet
Rating: 4.25 of 5.0
Reviewed by: MarthaE
When Sydney White is hit by a huge roll of Christmas wrapping paper at her mall wrapping job, sexy pediatrician Colin Taylor rushes to her rescue. Unable to find her purse or keys, Sydney can't even recall the phone number for her brother's new home, so Colin offers his home as a place of refuge. While there is a physical attraction, Sydney knows their worlds are far apart and it'll only be a matter of time before he finds someone else in his own social class. Can a Christmas miracle save their love? Check the clock because they've only got Three Minutes Before Christmas until the magic is lost.
Review: This is a wonderfully fun story with some great, sweet bantering between the characters!
Sydney comes from a wealthy family but is insistent on making it on her own with NO help! She has determined that she hates all rich people and wants nothing to do with them. Now she is terribly attracted to the handsome doctor who has rescued her but she is convinced that she is not his class and he will abandon her after she is well again.
Colin had noticed the beautiful red head before he witnessed the hit that gave her a concussion. Now he wants to take care of her until he can convince her that they belong together! He is a character that you can really, really like!
I really enjoyed the fun repartee between the characters. I liked the experiences with the concussion and the hospital. The jealousy of another Doctor adds some additional tension. Sydney’s negative attitude towards wealth and accepting help does seem a bit extreme… at one point she really lets it affect her and puts herself in danger. I was glad when she finally softened a bit.
The writing and story moves along at a smart, almost sassy pace. I thought there may have been too much focus or repetition on Sydney’s negative attitude about rich people. Even with that the story was fun, the chemistry nice and the love and ending heartwarming! I would recommend this book for a quick warm romance and I will look forward to more writing from this author.
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