Savor the magic of the season with Debbie Macomber’s newest Christmas novel, filled with warmth, humor, the promise of love, and a dash of unexpected adventure.
Ashley Davison, a graduate student in California, desperately wants to spend the holidays with her family in Seattle. Dashiell Sutherland, a former army intelligence officer, has a job interview in Seattle and must arrive by December 23. Though frantic to book a last-minute flight out of San Francisco, both are out of luck: Every flight is full, and there’s only one rental car available. Ashley and Dash reluctantly decide to share the car, but neither anticipates the wild ride ahead.
At first they drive in silence, but forced into close quarters Ashley and Dash can’t help but open up. Not only do they find they have a lot in common, but there’s even a spark of romance in the air. Their feelings catch them off guard—never before has either been so excited about a first meeting. But the two are in for more twists and turns along the way as they rescue a lost puppy, run into petty thieves, and even get caught up in a case of mistaken identity. Though Ashley and Dash may never reach Seattle in time for Christmas, the season is still full of surprises—and their greatest wishes may yet come true. @goodreads
This was a sweet little Christmas read :)
Dash and Ashley are both trying to get to Seattle before Christmas, yet both of them wait until the last moment to try to get a plane. We all know there is not flights available so after some arguing they decide to share the last rental car and drive from San Francisco area to Seattle. Dash has an interview he has to make on the 23rd and Ash just wants to get home and see her mom for Christmas.
They run into issues along the way. Dash loses his phone which makes him grumpy. They pull into a rest stop and a vet is there giving out drinks and snacks, he tells Ash that someone dumped a box of sweet puppies in a box at the rest stop. He was able to find homes for three of them, but he had one left and was going to have to take it to the shelter. Ash wanted to get the little dog for her mom because they had just lost Pickles, their own rescue dog and her mom wanted another one. Ash decides to take the sweet little puppy, but Dash is being a butt and doesn't want to take him. They have a fight, he drives away, Ash has a conversation with Blade, a man with a motorcycle group, thus giving her the idea to name the puppy 'Little Blade'. Soooooo, Dash comes back and gets her and the puppy and they are on their way.
They are going to run into a snow storm, so they drive as far as they can and stay a night in a motel that accepts Little Blade.
In other places, the FBI has targeted Ashley as a terrorist! Really? They are tracking her and Dash and when they finally catch up to them they are detained for 24 hours. They find out they were stupid and have the wrong woman and let Ash go. Dash waited for her and missed his interview. Needless to say because they were falling in love. Yep, that was quick, but it was sweet and I don't care!
They make it to Ash's moms house and come to find out her mom has a boyfriend, she falls in love with Little Blade and Dash. They all have a wonderful Christmas together. The End :)
Okay, I didn't give out too many spoilers, there is a lot more to the book and it was a great book I thought.
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