Wanted: Mom for Christmas

Wanted: Mom for Christmas

by Lee Kilraine

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781516105984
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 11/07/2017
Series: A Cates Brothers Book
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 171,019
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

A former Air Force spouse, Lee Kilraine moved seven times over eighteen years before finally settling with her husband in the pine woods of North Carolina. She has worked as a physical therapy aide, a cashier, a waitress, an English tutor, a ballet teacher and a stay-at-home mom. Holding tight to her mother’s motto, “There’s nothing you can’t do if you try hard enough,” Lee returned to college as an adult and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Writing thirty-one papers in two years (she counted) rekindled her love of writing, and she set her sights on her other dream—writing romance. When she isn’t swinging on her front porch swing or watching another of their four young adult children leave the nest (she swears she isn’t pushing them out!) you can find her typing away on her computer with her golden retriever, Harley, destroying something at her feet. Lee is a 2014 Golden Heart® Finalist. Please visit her website at www.leekilraine.com.

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Wanted: Mom for Christmas 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
MaimeosAngelsEL More than 1 year ago
4.5 Star review of Wanted: Mom for Christmas (Cates Brothers #5.5) by Lee Kilraine Lee Kilraine is a new author to me. Recently I have found myself gravitating to stories of single dads and when I saw the premise for this story I jumped at the chance to read. Although not a particularly long story and part of a series, (I didn’t know that when I requested) I had no difficulty reading Wanted: Mom for Christmas. Hawke Savage is a single dad of two, daughter Heather who is 10 and son Henry Lee (call me HL) who is 8. My heart just about broke for these children, probably as my father died when I was 9, I can empathise with the story line. Essentially this is a second chance at love story for Hawke Savage and teenage girl-freight Nora Joy suddenly re appears in his life as a Rent-A-Mom. I loved this heat warming and sensitive tale about a little boy who desperately wants a Mom for Christmas. I will admit at times I was moved to shed a few tears as this was an emotional read for me. Having said that, this was one of those books I didn't want to put down and I was annoyed when real life got in the way of finishing the book.. Hawke struggles, particularly with the fact that Heather is moving towards puberty and he feels like a failure as he tries to manoeuvre through such a challenging time in a young girls life, often feeling he has failed his children. I loved the inter-action of Nora and Hawke and Nora and the children. The Savage family made me laugh and cry, the story line was moving and handled well and I so enjoyed this book that I am going to look into the other books in the series as soon as I can find some spare time.
RomanticReadsandSuch More than 1 year ago
This is one of those holiday stories with just the tiniest of supernatural twists. It reminds me so much of those Hallmark Channel Christmas movies where Santa or an angel or a ghost helps to get the couple together for their HEA. I love those movies so that made it even more fun! Nora is at loose ends and thanks to a little holiday magic she finds herself on Hawk’s doorstop just when he needs her. While she’s definitely not Mary Poppins she does have a HUGE heart and finds herself quickly drawn into their lives. It’s definitely hard stepping into a role that hasn’t been filled since Hawk’s wife passed away but if anyone can win over the little family it will be her. Hawk is doing everything he can for his kids but he’s definitely finding himself stretched a little thin as his daughter approaches her teenage years and his son is desperate for a mom. When he finds himself face to face with an old girlfriend he starts thinking things he hasn’t for a very long time. He’s dedicated himself to being the best dad he can but maybe it is time to start thinking as a man too … Short and cute and full of holiday fun, Wanted: Mom for Christmas is perfect for those (like me) who just love those feel-good, candy-sweet, made-for-tv movies :) (Oh, and I had no idea this was a part of a series so obviously it can easily stand on its own.)
belllla More than 1 year ago
This one is so sweet charming Christmas miracle story. It is also a second chance love story between single father hawk and volleyball player in trouble Nora. They both need a miracle in their life and K.Kringel make it possible. Both Nora and Hawk have great personality are loving and caring and easy to love. Nora truly is a great person, not fake and is taking really seriously to be a good step in mom which we see in her actions. Hawk is also a great parent but is struggling with teenagers problems and Nora come like a miracle and although she has no clue how to raise a child she trusts her guts and makes a right decision, expect for cooking she is terrible at cooking. Their chemistry is hot and sizzling. I enjoyed reading this book. I volunteered to review an ARC of this book for Netgelly
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
I absolutely LOVED this story!! It's so sweet, fun, and perfect for the holiday season. It's wonderfully written and you will fall in love with these characters. Nora Joy has had a rough time lately. First her Olympic dreams are on hold due to an injury she's not sure she can come back from. Then her boyfriend and her best friend and teammate betray her. The cherry on top of her craptastic life? Her manager/mother has gone through all the money she's gotten from various endorsements and she's not only broke but deeply in debt. Returning to her hometown and working as a Nanny seems like her easiest choice. That is until she meets the family she's working for. The kids seem nice enough and HL and Heather are as cute as can be. The dad - no way could this be her high school boyfriend Hawke Savage. Or could it? Don't miss this one. I highly recommend it.
ytcruz More than 1 year ago
I had not read any books by this author, and was drawn to the title, so what better time to get started. Well, I absolutely fell in love with the story, Nora, and the Savage family, Hawk, H.L. and Heather. The story centers around Hawk Savage and Nora Joy. Hawk is a cop in the town Nora grew up in and also her first love. He is also a widower with two adorable kids. Nora, an Olympic medal winner, is struggling after a shoulder surgery that might affect her career, has dumbed her cheating boyfriend, and also found out her mother mismanaged her earnings. When an ad for a Rent A Mom appears, she decides to leave California and go to Climax, NC, the town she spent most of her youth in and where she fell in love for the first time. Little did she know that she was going to meet once again, Hawk and his kids. It’s a story about second chances, about the complexities of creating a family, about family values ,about the miracle of Christmas and last, but not least, about love and not giving up even when the going gets tough. A heartwarming and touching story and one that allowed me to discover a very talented author. I was gifted this copy by Netgalley and the publisher. The opinions expressed are solely my own.
HeyerF4n More than 1 year ago
Lovely Sweet Story. Wow, poor Nora. She loses her boyfriend; her best friend and volleyball partner; her mother as her manager; all her savings and gains $20,000 in debt all in one day! However her luck changes when she receives a job offer in her hometown of Climax, North Carolina. Not with her parents that she knows anything about parenting but the Rent-a-Mom offer is the only job she can find; the big surprise is that she finds herself working for her first love, now a widower with two children. Delightful story, recommended Christmas read. I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley. I was not compensated for my review, and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is my own.