Harry Mills is a guardian angel on a mission: help twenty-four-year-old Addie Folsom get her life back on track—and, if the right moment strikes, help her find love. Posing as a teacher at a local college in Tacoma, Washington, Harry is up to the task, but not even he can predict the surprises that lay in store.
After trying to make it on her own, Addie has returned home to Tacoma for the holidays, but this time she plans to stay for good, enrolling in the local community college to earn her degree. What she doesn’t plan to do is run into Erich Simmons.
Addie and her next-door neighbor, Erich, are like night and day. Growing up, he was popular and outgoing while she was rebellious and headstrong, and he never missed an opportunity to tease her. Now she intends to avoid him entirely, yet when they’re suddenly forced to spend Christmas together, Addie braces for trouble.
Perhaps it’s the spirit of the season or the magic of mistletoe, but Addie and Erich soon find they have more in common than they thought—and that two people who seem so wrong for each other may actually be just right. With a little prompting from a certain angelic teacher, the two are in for a holiday miracle they’ll never forget.
This is an easy story to follow as we learn about an angel, Harry, who has been sent down to Earth on his first mission and luckily he has a little bit of help! Addie is home for Christmas to help her recently widowed mum face what could be a lonely time but Addie’s mum has other ideas and has already arranged to go on a cruise with her best friend. Now that's fine by Addie, as she doesn't want her mum wallowing in grief, but being put in the position of looking after Erich their none too friendly neighbour is the last thing she wants to do!
Erich may not be a dream to look after but he is not exactly the growling monster he tries to be and soon Addie realises that appearances can be deceptive and maybe time spent together might not be so bad after all. So Harry's mission might work out but what about Harry himself? He's an angel trapped in a human body and at the mercy of all those confusing human emotions so what will he do and how can he pull off a Christmas miracle?
I found this very easy to read but I can't help thinking I might have missed something as I have a feeling some of the characters might have cropped up in previous books, but nevertheless it was an enjoyable story. A light hearted, feel good, sort of book that's perfect for Christmastime and bound to lift the reader’s spirits. I was expecting just a romance based around Addie and Erich so everything else was a bonus.
This was entertaining and I'd happily read more from Ms Macomber!