Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship (The Perfect Pairings Series #1) by Parker Fairchild
ABOUT THE BOOK
On a Caribbean cruise, a platter full of cookies, and a shot of Christmas magic yields a perfect pairing.
Chemist and budding romance writer Olivia Chasen is on a cruise to avoid spending Christmas with her beautiful twin sister and new fiancé—Olivia’s ex. Now, thanks to her lonely, intoxicated ramblings on Santa’s lap, her fellow passengers think she’s in love with a fictional character.
Former Navy SEAL Commander Jace Morse has dealt with plenty of unusual situations in his career, but he’s never had the honor, the pleasure, or the privilege of being a beautiful and intelligent woman’s fantasy hero come to life. While he hasn’t officially met the sexy chemist, he’s sure eager to explore the chemistry that’s sizzling between them.
Bringing the charming SEAL together with the skeptical Olivia is going to take more than just Christmas cookies and a little help from Mrs. Claus; it’s gonna take a heaping dose of Christmas magic.
Welcome to my stop for The Goddess Fish Promotions Book Blast for Christmas Cookies on a Cruise Ship by Parker Fairchild.
I love reading magical Christmas stories this time of year and Ms. Fairchild sweeps the reader away on a delightful trip on the deck of the cruise ship Serendipity. We meet Dr. Olivia Chasen who is running away from a wedding and former Navy SEAL Commander Jace Morse who is attending a wedding for his friends Lizzie and Red.
Dr. Olivia Chasen is tired of living in her supermodel twin’s shadow. She’s always been the girl who reminded men of their little sister. Men used her to meet her beautiful twin sister. She’s a smart, shy chemist with low self-esteem who meets a man with the same name as her fantasy hero in her new romance novel. All because she sat on Santa’s lap and in a drunken display spilled her heart to a crowd of strangers.
Former Navy SEAL Commander Jace Morse is stunned to hear Olivia’s confession in a public forum and is oddly drawn to the brainy and beautiful doctor. So, with Santa’s encouragement and his best friend’s help, he prepares for one of the most important missions in his life. To convince Olivia he is real and not a fantasy.
Olivia and Jace are good for each other and are destined for much happiness as they work together to overcome obstacles in their lives. Olivia’s drunken escapade on her first night is sad but watching Jace and his Navy Seal brother Duke do a recon on her after her public confession is hilarious. And what can I say about the charming and honorable Jace Morse? The way he handles a heartbreaking situation involving a neglected little boy and an ex-military father who needs intervention is splendid. He’s a noble man who wears the uniform proudly. And a man in dress uniform…uh, hot!!!
As for the wonderful supporting characters such as Santa and his wife, the elderly passengers keeping Jace on his toes to do what’s right, and Jace’s military friends, they are such a pleasant addition. I can’t wait to read more of this series.
This is a sweet and fun romance, but it also contains very powerful moments with very genuine situations that are moving and memorable. If you love Christmas miracles with happy endings, give this book a try.
Thank you to Ms. Fairchild for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.
Parker Fairchild will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.
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She stepped to him. “I trusted you. You act all so cool and collected. Perhaps, this will faze you,” she said pushing him back and into the pool.
Suddenly, everything spun out of control. Olivia had been so upset that she hadn’t seen Santa Claus approach Jace carrying a small Christmas tree full of decorations for the hospital in Grand Cayman.
As Jace stumbled back into the pool, he unfortunately carried Santa and the tree with him into the water. The last thing Olivia heard was Santa’s “Ho! Ho! Ho!” turn into “Whoa! Whoa! Whoa!” before they both took a splash.
Olivia literally bit her tongue to stop from laughing. This was so not funny, but yet it was hilarious. She, Olivia Chasen, had finally found her fun and excitement. She had a new groove.
And as she looked around and noticed all the phone cameras rolling, and most likely had been the entire time, she delicately took a curtsy as proper as one she’d give Queen Elizabeth herself. Thankfully, watching all those episodes of The Crown had paid off big time.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Parker Fairchild is a social media copywriter, a freelance writer with multiple writing credits, and a model. Recently, she finished writing a client’s memoirs, which will be published in the next few months.
A Virginia native, she and her husband have their own shipboard romance as they met on a cruise ship tender in Maui, and as her mom is fond of saying, “they haven’t stopped talking since.” When she’s not busy playing with words, she loves spending time with her husband and family in Arizona where she now resides.