You may not always end up where you thought you were going But you will always end up where you are meant to be Unknown This is a sweet read filled with Christmas spirit and the joy of the important things in life About finding out what you really want and going for it Kate is moving back to Angel Lake from New York she is homesick and misses her life and her family There is a problem with her flight so her sister Lucy manages to hook Kate up with a ride home from Wisconsin enter Elliott the hot Dad of adorable twins Elliott has once again had to drive to Wisconsin at the drop of a hat to pick his kids as their Mum just up and left with them He can t keep on doing this to his kids and has some tough choices to make His bright light at the moment is Kate, the woman that he has always been attracted to and vice versa But over the years it was always wrong place, wrong time until now Kate has always found Elliott attractive but is unsure about how things are running for her at the moment She needs a job and a place to stay, he needs a nanny so they have the perfect solution that is if they weren t so attracted to one another that is.Turns out the worst choice is actually the best choice for both of them When I requested this book I didn t actually see that it was a Christmas romance I read Nanny and single father and clicked it so fast I didn t read the rest Turns out as I mentioned above that this is a Christmas read and it is a sweet and adorable read It s not overly sickening like most books with this particularly season So I can only recommend this book to all of you. He Needs A Nanny She Needs A JobHoping To Open A Clothing Boutique In Her Hometown, Kate Aarons Is Ready For The Next Phase Of Her Life Before She Can Set Her Dreams In Motion, She Needs A Job To Get Her Shop Up And RunningTired Of His Ex S Unpredictable And Transient Lifestyle, Single Father, Elliot Peters, Wants To Give His Twin Daughters A Stable Life Going From Sometime Dad To Full Time Dad Is Harder Than He Expected But Sweet, Sexy Kate Could Be The Answer He NeedsWorking For Elliot Proves To Be The Perfect Situation But When Sparks Fly Between Them, Kate Worries About Finding Her Place In A Ready Made Family Can Elliott Convince Kate That Forever Started The Second He Fell For Her Review also on my book blog I received a copy of this novel from NetGalley and Penner Publishing in exchange for an honest review. Falling for Kate centres on Kate Aarons, who returns home to Angel s Lake following a fashion internship in New York Despite enjoying her time in New York, Kate is eager to get back to her family and begin a new chapter of her life by opening her own fashion boutique Having difficulties getting home due to the December weather, Kate snags a lift home from Elliot Peters, her long time friend and crush, who is also returning to Angel s Lake after picking up his children from his ex girlfriend When Kate discovers her childhood bedroom is unavailable, Elliot suggests that Kate be a stay at home nanny to his twin girls, Grace and Beth, while he works at the local police station Initially ignoring their feelings for one another, they eventually give in to their feelings, but Kate has doubts about Elliot s relationship with his daughter s mother, and where she fits in with their family.Given how short this story is 57 pages , I was pleasantly surprised to see just how much detail we got in the two characters of Kate and Elliot Kate especially I thought she was a really relatable character I liked her ambition and her previous indecision regarding career paths I just thought it was a pretty realistic thing for a 25 year old woman to experience She s fun and selfless She s also so sweet to everyone her family and the locals, and Elliot s daughters who were funny and adorable throughout Elliot was also a likeable character though not as fleshed out as Kate was But I found that his turmoil regarding the mother of his children was realistic, as he is torn between giving her access to the twins following her numerous previous failings as a parent, or taking her to court The chemistry between him and Kate was great Really strong and natural considering how short the novel is.I think Holford got a pretty good amount of actual plot in given the length of the text We get numerous backstories and some good insight into secondary characters, in addition to the romance and Kate and Elliot s personal lives Their relationship did feel rushed to me, but then again I think I would have been disappointed if they didn t get together until the end of the novella so I ll gladly accept their quick romance I also liked how relaxed this novel was no melodrama here Overall, Falling for Kate is a cute, fluffy read I want to see of these characters Also, though the novel s cover is really pretty, this isn t a New Adult novel like the cover makes out to be. Proof that I can read a super sweet holiday novella without gagging.This is clearly part of a series but it was easy to read as a standalone novel.Kate Aarons is on her way home, feeling like a failure because she didn t like living in New York, after giving up her first career to venture into fashion When she misses her flight her sister suggests a family friend could drive her the rest of the way as he is close by collecting his twin daughters from his flaky ex girlfriend.Kate has always had a crush on Eliot Peters, a cop who works for her brother in law, and adores his seven year old daughters Eliot needs help looking after his daughters after his ex decided she couldn t take them for the holidays after all, Kate needs somewhere to live and some money to fund her dream of a fashion store in her home town Yes, Eliot asks Kate to be his live in Nanny until he can make other arrangements.This was cute and fun and festive I will definitely look out for the previous books in this series.I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in return for an honest review. 4.5 starsThis seemed like it would be a my kind of read right away Especially with some of my favorite tropes Single Dad, Nanny and Christmas setting I was sold It definitely left me grinning after A feel good kind of story holiday novella.I ve not read any book by Jody Halford before but this sets a good precedent and would definitely read of her previous work I get the impression the other characters are part of other books so that must be remedied She is spot on with Christmas vibe and I feel the cheer and spirit An annual holiday novella or story from Angel s Lake would be wonderful This is a novella that packs a lot into it to my surprise, a complete one at that I wasn t expecting sweet story, based on the cover Yes it is attractive and eye catching but I wasn t thinking I would get the awww and feels No problem though still fab, full of heart and humor Gotta love movie references in books Especially when you get them The premise worked for me add in some emotions and feels Kate and Elliott is a couple you can fall in love with easily The two girls are lovable too Their journey to their happy ending was not overly dramatic for me but just right and relevant A wonderful gift to open up during the upcoming holiday season ARC kindly provided by Netgalley and Victory Editing and was a joy to review If you re looking for a quick, sweet, pull at your heartstrings in the best kind of way read, then Falling For Kate is the story for you.Two years after moving to NYC to pursue a career in fashion, and a failed relationship, Kate Aarons decides to catch a flight and return to her hometown of Angel s Lake As fate would have it, all flights are cancelled and her only option of getting home is in the car of the man she s crushed on for years, but never acted on it.Elliott Peter s life is in shambles, with an unpredictable ex, he s determined to give his twin daughters a loving, stable life On his way to retrieve them from an unexpected road trip with their mother, he finds himself picking up an additional passenger Kate s always been on his radar, but has always been the forbidden fruit Fate throws the pair another curveball, when they arrive home and Kate finds herself temporarily homeless Since she has nowhere to live, and she s jobless, Elliott offers her a job as a live in nanny It s a win win situation, since he knows how hard it will be to take care of the girls by himself Kate loves the twins, so she accepts There s not a whole lot of drama in this, it s a quick and light read, but there are a few ups and downs And there was this one moment Jody, you know what I m talking about when I wished I could go through my kindle and kick Elliott in the balls Hey, don t judge me He really would ve totally deserved it.Other than that one incident, I couldn t help myself I fell in love with him too How does their story play out Yes, of course they get their happily ever after, but you ll have to read it to see exactly how they get there. Falling For Kate is about Kate Aarons, a fashion designer who has decided to go home after two years in New York s fashion industry, and Elliot Peters, a single dad of twin girls and a cop in Kate s home town of Angel s Lake.Kate s flight home was diverted and her sister arranges a ride home with Elliot and his girls, Grace and Beth, who had gone with their mother, Gina, for the Christmas holidays but were not wanted at Gina s sister s home.Both Kate and Elliot have had feelings for each other for years, but both were afraid of acting on them This drive home gets them both thinking about it When Kate tells Elliot her fears about going home with no job and no where to stay, he asks her to be their live in nanny.Will she accept Will they get together I don t give spoilers, so you ll have to read and find out This was a cute, quick, sweet read And the girls were super cute love them Okay so I finished this book in one sitting and I totally love it It shows how tight the bond between the sisters are which reminds me of my own It also shows the love and support of the family That family will always be there no matter what It s a light read that tugs your heart A swoon worthy charming hero matching the independent, lovable, carefree heroine Elliot and Kate s selflessness toward the twins stands out and how they show how much they care for each other is priceless I love books having single parents and since the setting in this book is Christmas, this will be a great read for the Holidays It s about second chances, having the courage to take the leap, owning your mistakes, hope and forgiveness I have so many highlights in my kindle My favorite one is on the very first page You may not always end up where you thought you were going But you will always end up where you are meant to be unknown This hit the spot for me It was a perfect blend of what I needed at the moment You ve got friends to lovers, sexy cop who s also a dad of twin girls swoon and just a little bit of side drama with the girls mom It wasn t over the top drama but it also wasn t so low angst that it was boring I don t know what it is about a father but reading about a man who adores his little girls just makes me want to sigh with happiness This was a short, sweet and sexy read I enjoyed the writing and will seek out other books this author has written ARC provided by NetGalley. A cute Christmas story about two people who have known each other for years, feel the strong attraction towards one another, and come together in trying times at Christmas They help another out She falls in love with him and his two little girls He falls in love with her and wants to keep her They get their happy ending This is a good story It is a quick read, so I read it in one sitting A good book for the new season.I voluntarily reviewed the ARC of this book.
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- Falling for Kate
- Jody Holford
- 27 August 2019 Jody Holford