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"Wonderfully touching story!"

Whitney Foster is finally on her first assignment for her job. When she graduated college, she managed to land a very good job in Chicago and hopes to do well on this assignment. Of course, the fact it's in the middle of Alaska isn't exactly her idea of a dream location. At least it's better than spending Christmas with her mother and husband number six, or is it seven? Her mother's track record with marriages is abysmal and the main reason Whitney has decided she's never going to get married. Naturally, this hole in the wall location in Alaska doesn't have an airport so Whitney's forced to take a light plane to get there. At least she has some eye candy in the form of the pilot, Colby. When the weather suddenly takes a turn for the worse, they end up crashing. Thinking she won't even be alive come Christmas morning, Whitney decides to make use of the time she has left. When Christmas morning does arrive, the two of them end up being rescued and Whitney wants nothing further to do with Colby.

Colby is an Alaskan born and bred and loving the state, he has no intentions of ever leaving. The only thing that would make his life perfect would be a family. As a child, his father left the day before his sixth birthday and Colby hasn't seen him since. Colby vowed he would never do that to a child of his. So when Whitney shows up at his doorstop very obviously pregnant, Colby immediately tries to do the right thing and asks her to marry him. This is the point where Whitney informs him she has no intentions of every marrying and she came to tell him he was going to be a father and she would raise their son by herself. No way is Colby going to take this!

Will Colby and Whitney get married? Will Colby be forced to allow Whitney to leave and not be able to raise his son? Will Whitney be able to get past her fear and get married?

SANTA BABY is a wonderful light-hearted story about overcoming fears. Laura Marie Altom has done it once again and written a beautifully funny story about love. I really love Laura Marie Altom's books, and this one doesn't disappoint as we combine humor and love in such a way, we're always left with the heartfelt sigh at the end. Once again, both our hero and heroine are wounded by their childhood and must get past that in order to find love and happiness. Both our characters are strong. The scenery is fantastic. I have to admit, I loved when the two of them were left at Colby's cabin and they went to watch the bears. Of course, Whitney flunked her knot lesson when the boat went floating away without them. If you're in the mood for a "feel good" story set in a fantastic place, read this one!

Reviewed by Chere Gruver
Posted January 13, 2007

SUMMARY

One Christmas Eve ...

On her way to a job assignment in Alaska, Whitney Foster gets into a small plane piloted by Colby Davis--and the unexpected happens. The plane goes down during a storm. Not knowing if or when they're going to be rescued, Whitney and Colby spend Christmas Eve together--doing more than comforting each other!

The following summer, Whitney shows up in Kodiak Gorge, Alaska, seven months pregnant--and determined to persuade Colby to relinquish his rights to fatherhood. But Colby yearns to create a family with Whitney and their Santa-baby-to-be. Can he get her to fall in love with Alaska . . . and with him?

Will they spend all their Christmases together from now on?

 

Santa Baby
(Harlequin American Romance Series #1043)
by Laura Marie Altom

Harlequin
November 1, 2004
ISBN #0373750471
EAN #9780373750474
250 pages
Paperback
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