Today I have a Tasty Tour stop with a giveaway: Santa, Bring Back My Baby by Cheryl Harper is a fun romance full of love, laughter and Elvis. Be sure to check the other tour stops and don’t forget to enter the rafflecopter where you can win one of 5 eBook copies of the title!
I had read another Elvis-themed story set at the Rock’n’Rolla Hotel in Memphis – great fun with clever characters, dialogue and the omnipresent feel of Elvis. This story brings more people in from the cold: with the new additions at the hotel including a wedding chapel, conference rooms and the owner’s son pitching in to help and attempt to micromanage finances, this installment is just as fun and engaging.
Meet Grace, recently in her home state for an Elvis-themed wedding bash at the hotel. Unfortunately, her groom had other plans, and she is stranded without money, work or prospects. But this is the Rock’n’Rolla hotel with the infamous Willodean at the helm and things are just prone to interference for the right sort of person. And Grace, in Willodean’s eyes is just that right sort.
Charlie is a bit of a stick in the mud. Desperately craving his mother’s attention and time, yet wholly unsuited to her more ‘seat of the pants’ style and approach to the people she encounters, he is dealing with anger, guilt and jealousy over those his mother is openly affectionate and meddlesome with. Believing that Grace is little more than a gold-digger and out for only herself: he can’t explain the connection that sparks between them.
With several conflicts, lots of flirtation and the realization that Willodean’s feelings regarding matchmaking are usually spot on, Charlie has several moments that require him removing his foot from his mouth, and learning to loosen up. The family atmosphere at the hotel is so utterly omnipresent and real, with little tiffs, resentments and even arguments that have long festered under the surface.
I’m not a fan of Elvis, but the growth, emotion and good humor shown throughout the two stories I have read from this author make me want to experience Memphis with a stop at the hotel! All of the characters in this story experience some great changes in their lives: making peace, learning to let go, and most importantly Charlie’s ability to learn compromise and find his place at the hotel with Grace as a new love interest.
This was a fun and clever story with a bow-bedecked hound dog, nothing but Elvis on the karaoke machine, and some clever moments of admirable use of hair products. You’ll have to read the story to understand that…and read this you should.
Title: Santa Bring My Baby Back
Author: Cheryl Harper
Published by: Avon, Impulse
Source: Publisher Via Edelweiss
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A bride abandoned at the altar…just in time for Christmas? 'Tis the season for second chances at Cheryl Harper's Elvis-themed Rock'n'Rolla Hotel.
After trying and failing at acting, modeling, dog grooming, and a dozen other jobs, Grace Andersen thought for sure she'd nail marrying a rich man. But dumped in a hotel chapel and strapped for cash, Grace needs a miracle - and a job.
If it were up to Charlie McMinn, Grace would be a married lady by now. Officiating weddings in gold lamé and a rock-star pompadour may not have been his idea of getting into the holiday spirit, but with a gorgeous bride asking for his help, Charlie doesn't mind sticking around his mother's hotel a few more days. Especially if it means getting Grace settled.
Grace isn't sure what to think of sexy, rugged Charlie, except that she can't deny the attraction between them, or how good it feels to finally fit in somewhere. Is she ready to give a certain place-and a certain someone-a real chance? Or will she deny a true Christmas miracle?
A copy of this title was provided via Publisher Via Edelweiss for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
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