Title: A Case of Christmas
Author: Josh Lanyon
Publisher: JustJoshin Publishing, Inc.
Release Date: December 17, 2015
Genre(s): Contemporary Holiday Romance
Page Count: 70
Reviewed by: Otila
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Christmas on Catalina Island–it’s just what the doctor ordered.
Injured in the line of duty, FBI Special Agent Shane Donovan is longing for a few days of peace and quiet. Some nice meals, a couple of good books, and maybe a bottle of the best. No family, no friends, no Fa la la la la…just a little time on his own to think things through.
But an offshore storm, a geriatric treasure hunter, and the guy who dumped him without a word two years earlier are about to unwrap all Shane’s carefully laid holiday plans.
I always love Lanyon’s second-chance romances and this is no exception. I’m also always amazed at how much punch Lanyon’s short stories can pack. The story is fast-paced, has some great characters and, unlike some short stories, feels like a fully developed story. I loved the humor, the romance and the mystery. Well, it’s more like mystery “light” but I see it having potential for future stories.
If you enjoyed Icecapade and Lone Star, you can’t go wrong with this one.