Santa to the Rescue [NOOK Book]

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Santa to the Rescue by Adele Downs

Second Place Winner at Love Romance Café for the Best Man in Uniform...

Firefighter Jamey Tucker knows three things in life to be true: an honorable man doesn't go back on his word; never hurts a woman; and lasting love isn't a myth. But with his recent move to a new job at Appleton Fire Station, the long hours don't offer hope of finding the love he’s looking for....

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Overview


Santa to the Rescue by Adele Downs

Second Place Winner at Love Romance Café for the Best Man in Uniform...

Firefighter Jamey Tucker knows three things in life to be true: an honorable man doesn't go back on his word; never hurts a woman; and lasting love isn't a myth. But with his recent move to a new job at Appleton Fire Station, the long hours don't offer hope of finding the love he’s looking for.

When Jamey meets beautiful pediatric nurse Heather Longhurst after hearing her sing "Santa Baby" in a supermarket aisle, he offers her a promise he discovers he can't keep. Heather has been betrayed by men in the past, making it hard for Jamey to gain her trust. Determined to find a way to win her heart, Jamey uses firefighter engine-uity and Heather's favorite song to prove he's got Christmas spirit she can believe in all year.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781622663811
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 11/11/2013
  • Series: Entangled Flirts
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 60
  • Sales rank: 337,296
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author


Adele Downs writes contemporary romance inside the office of her rural Pennsylvania home. She has a B.A. degree in Sociology and is a former newspaper and magazine columnist. Adele is an active member of Romance Writers of America and her local RWA chapter. She is happily married to her real-life Navy hero husband and has two children. Visit Adele at http://adeledowns.wordpress.com.

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  • Posted November 12, 2013

    If you are looking for a quick read that will warm your heart, r

    If you are looking for a quick read that will warm your heart, remind you of the bubbly feelings when first falling in love and get you into the giving mindset, Santa to the Rescue is the perfect kickoff to the season of celebration. Full review available at Romantic Reads and Such on Wordpress.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 11, 2013

    Oh my goodness I just has the pleasure of reading the sweetest h

    Oh my goodness I just has the pleasure of reading the sweetest holiday romance story! SANTA TO THE RESCUE by Adele Downs is one of my favorite holiday stories so far this year. 




    Jamey Tucker is a new rookie  firefighter with Appleton Fire Station. He runs to the store to pick up breakfast supplies for the crew and meets cute, sweet nurse Heather Longhurst. They make an instant connection and plans to meet again. However Jamey is able to proceed with plans and Heather thinks he may be like the other men from her past.




    Jamey comes through in a big way though, I don't want to tell you to much to spoil the story but I was still in a nice little aww moment for a while after reading this wonderfully sweet romantic story. 




    If you are looking for a sweet holiday romance, I think you should give SANTA TO THE RESCUE a try. I don't think you will be disappointed at all. I know I certainly was not.
    I have not had the pleasure of reading any of Adele Downs' work until now and I found her writing style to be very enjoyable and easy to read. I know I most certainly will look for more of her work in the future. 




    I was given the opportunity to read this book to share my thoughts with you. As always it has been my pleasure to share my thoughts about this wonderful book with you.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 11, 2013

    Santa to the Rescue by Adele Downs.  As a new firefighter to App

    Santa to the Rescue by Adele Downs.  As a new firefighter to Appleton Fire station, he knows he's in for a little bit
    of hazing.  Kitchen duty has a new meaning when he is shopping for his breakfast when he catches Heather
    sashaying and singing to her favorite Christmas tune. He's mesmerized and taken back this lovely nurse.  He'll
    stop at nothing to make her his and win her trust. Jamey has a few tricks up his sleeve and knows how to use
    them.  This Novella from Adele Downs is a sweet and delightful read.  You'll want more and I am sure she will
     deliver.  I look forward to reading more from this author. I received "Santa to the Rescue" for a honest review.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 11, 2013

    Well this novella, Santa to the Rescue, officially helped get me

    Well this novella, Santa to the Rescue, officially helped get me into the Christmas spirit. Jamey is a new firefighter in town and being stuck with kitchen duty could never have been better for him. While shopping for breakfast he becomes fascinated with the swaying booty of Heather Longhurst. It doesn't take long for the two to get to know each other despite Heather's reluctance and uncertainty due to past relationships. Take one visit from a sexy Santa, and throw in some words from her favorite Christmas song, and you have a relationship in the making.


    Even though the story was really short, only around 36 pages for the actual story, Downs does a great job giving you a feel for the characters. You get a glimpse at the onset of a new relationship during most people's favorite time of year. What is best is the hero and heroine are really likeable characters. I highly recommend for a quick, pick-me-up Christmas read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2013

    Review by Annie, author of contemporary romance. X-posted by Me

    Review by Annie, author of contemporary romance. X-posted by Melissa Snark.

    Santa to the Rescue is a heartwarming romantic holiday novella that has just the right amount of attraction between the hero and heroine to pull off their instant attraction. The well-defined characterization of Jamey Tucker, a rookie firefighter who plays Santa, and Heather Longhurst, a RN with trust issues who dress up as an elf for her ‘kids’, leaves you rooting for them to the very end. Ms. Downs’ writing is smooth, seamless, and engaging. It has all the flavor and spice of a holiday romance as well as wrapping the goodwill and Christmas Spirit of the season around the challenges faced by firefighters and nurses everywhere. Turning disappointments into good deeds with a positive outcome, Santa to the Rescue is one of those magical Christmas stories that bring a smile to your face, and a warmth to your heart. It will leave you with smile on your face all day.

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  • Posted November 26, 2013

    This cute story is a perfect way to start off the holiday season

    This cute story is a perfect way to start off the holiday season!

    I was excited to see that this story was told through two points of view. When you are reading a novella, it is a HUGE plus if an author can get you to connect to their characters quickly. The switching points of view definitely helped in this case.

    I really liked reading from Jamey’s point of view. He was such a genuinely good guy and that was really refreshing to see. He also showed some growth from the start of the story to the end which I totally didn’t expect in this shorter read. At first he is a bit lonely, not all that interested in the holidays but that all changes after he meets Heather.

    Heather is an equally genuine, sweet character. Where Jamey is a bit hesitant to celebrate the holidays, Heather is all about it. Making the children’s ward where she works as a nurse extra special during the holiday season is one of her favorite things to do.

    I liked the connection between these two; it was easy, simple, and fun. Some of the wording was a bit awkward in this story (Solar Plexus was used quite a bit. It was just…weird), and some of the things said made this book a bit cheesier than it needed to be but otherwise I really enjoyed it. If you need a quick boost to get you into the holiday mood, this just might be the one for you!

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  • Posted November 20, 2013

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    Ok I just finished a really quick novella by Adele Downs. The st

    Ok I just finished a really quick novella by Adele Downs. The story is called Santa to the Rescue. I don't know what I was expecting when I started this story, but I'm at a toss up. I thought the story was just okay. You have Jamey Tucker and Heather Longhurst kind of bump into each other at the grocery story. They both like each other. Honestly, there wasn't much to the story other than they like each and eventually end up together. No real conflict other than Jamey's work schedule, and everything magically works out in the end. Granted it is a novella, but it just I think I would have like a little more to story. I can only say that it was an okay clean read to me. If you don't mind a story that has no conflict and everything works out, you might like Santa to the Rescue for a quick read.

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  • Posted November 20, 2013

    Title: Santa To The Rescue Author: Adele Downs Publisher: Entang

    Title: Santa To The Rescue
    Author: Adele Downs
    Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC.
    Published: 11-11-2013
    ISBN: 13- 9781622663811
    Pages: 60
    Genre: Romance
    Tags: Contemporary


    Jamey Tucker moved to Appleton 3 months prior when he became the newest rookie for the local Appleton Fire Department. With the new move and new job Jamey is having a hard time feeling the Christmas Spirit. When he rushes to the grocery store to replenish the firehouses food stock for breakfast he meets Heather Longhurst, a pediatric nurse at the local hospital, out buying cookie dough and candy canes for her patients hospital Christmas party. When Jamey helps her out at the checkout she sets up a time for him to come by the hospital during the party and pick up some cookies she agrees to make for him. Suddenly Jamey is starting to feel that Christmas Spirit everyone is going on about.

    Unfortunately being the newbie he is placed on the roster to cover the weekends and holidays till after the new year. Jamey is disappointed and afraid of how Heather will react. He gave his word and knows a gentleman does not go back on his word. Heather has learned that men lie, but is taking a chance on Jamey. How will she react when Jamey tells her he has to work? Will the Christmas Spirit leave as quick as it arrived?

    This short novella is a joy to read. You will find yourself not wanting to put it down. Forget the phone, dinner may be a little late because you will want to read Santa to the Rescue to the exclusion of all else.

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  • Posted November 20, 2013

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    This contemporary romance is a delicious quick read that combine

    This contemporary romance is a delicious quick read that combines a hot fireman, new to town and learning to be part of the team, and the cute nurse who captures his eye with her good looks and his heart with her sweet nature. I love the way the goodwill of the season is conjured up even as we get a glimpse of the lifestyle and challenges faced by our brave firefighters and the reminder that even small acts can have a positive benefit on those around us. A sweet story that hopefully will be an appetizer for an even longer tale involving these characters and a great way to get into the holiday spirit.

    A copy of this fun story was provided to me in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2013

    Down's Santa to the Rescue is a beautifully written, heartwarmin

    Down's Santa to the Rescue is a beautifully written, heartwarming tale of love during the holidays. This story surrounds itself with Firefighter Jamey Tucker and the woman he meets, pediatric nurse Heather Longhurst in the grocery store. Jamey always knew how women should be treated and he never vowed to hurt someone. When he meets Heather, he makes a promise that later he finds out is on a late shift at the firehouse. Heather's been hurt by other men before and so when she meets Jamey, she thinks its all over, but when he calls to cancel, her world changes. Jamey is determined to make it up to her and he will, but I don't want to give it away. Lets just say Santa always gives miracles! Those who love romance added with the magic of the holidays will enjoy this read!

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  • Posted November 12, 2013

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    Story set-up is good. But the heroine not so much.

    Reviewed by Kim
    for Read Your Writes Book Reviews

    The story reads like Christian romance. There isn't any reference to God, but it just seems overly wholesome and has more than a sweet romance feel to it.

    Heather is jaded by the past men in her life who have done her wrong and wonders if there are honorable men in the world who want forever love. Jamey is a man who believes in happily ever afters because that's what's in his family and he desperately wants it for himself.

    The setup for this story is good. The two characters are attracted to each other and ultimately want the same thing out of life. Unfortunately, the story starts to fall apart when Heather has a mini flip out about Jamey telling her that he has to work and can't come to her work party. I kept hoping that somehow the story would turn around and end up being enjoyable after this point but Heather just wasn't likeable.

    Rating: 2.5

    Source: Publisher

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  • Posted November 11, 2013

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    Jamey just had to meet the nurse he seen dancing and singing to

    Jamey just had to meet the nurse he seen dancing and singing to "Santa Baby" in the grocery store. He helped her out at the store and she told him if he came to the pediatric department Christmas party, she'd give him a plate of homemade chocolate chip cookies. Because he's a new recruit, he gets all the crappy shifts at the fire department, which means he has to cancel on her. Heather's been hurt in the past and she takes his cancellation as a sign that he's not trustworthy. Will Jamey be able to show Heather that she can trust him? Read this heartwarming Christmas short story about a fireman and the nurse that warms his heart.

    This is a very quick story that will spread a little Christmas cheer. I look forward to reading more from this author.

    I received a copy for an honest review.

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