I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Hot Toy by Jennifer Crusie
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks on October 13th 2015
Previously published in the anthology Santa, Baby, HOT TOY is now available as a standalone e-story for the first time! Mayhem ensues under the mistletoe as a determined shopper grabs the very last hot toy action figure off the shelf, only to find herself plunged into the middle of a real-life spy game and in the arms of a sexy secret agent...
Christmas shopping on Christmas Eve? What could possibly go wrong?!
“Trudy Maxwell pushed her way through the crowded old toy store, fed up with Christmas shopping, Christmas carols, Christmas in general, and toy stores in particular”
Does not sound like it is going to start out well! Trudy is frustrated and is last minute Christmas shopping because someone else didn’t get THE ONE toy that her nephew wanted. Of course! We’ve all been there at one time or another, so it is easy to understand her feelings right from the beginning.
Then she runs into her ex. Technically he’s not even an ex because he didn’t even bother calling, or talking to her in any way! I knew this book was going to be fantastic when they started talking.
This book is delightful. I love the push/pull relationship between the two main characters and how they deal with each other. AND as if their NON-relationship isn’t enough to keep Trudy busy, she also has a young guy flirting with her that she used to work with.
Only downside is that there isn’t many heated moments. There is no time for any! The little heat there is does work well with the story.
What happens from the moment they all come together is horrible and great and such a lovely, fun read. I was sad when this ended as I really loved Jennifer’s writing and her characterization.
Jenny lives on the Ohio River where she often stares at the ceiling and counts her blessings.