Release date: December 8th
The Knight Before Christmas is a super sweet novella for everyone who loves Christmas. Or maybe for those who just needs a little help getting into the holiday mood.
This short story is all about the feel-goods and the magic of Christmas and has a very pronounced fairy-tale vibe.
It’s the story about Ivy, recently divorced and disillusioned, and Anders who has let grief rule his life for years. When Ivy’s car breaks down on Christmas eve, on a snowy mountain, Anders is the one that helps her out. But in the end, they help each other.
So, yes. This is sappy. And excessively sugary. Which is just how a Christmas love-story should be. My one objection is the unprotected sex-thing (yes, there’s nooky!). I’m slightly allergic to stories where the MCs don’t have any reservations about skipping the rubber without giving it a thought before or after. Especially with people they’ve just met. However. This is a Christmas miracle kind of story, so I’ll let it slide just this once.
This is my first read by Sierra Hill, and since it’s a short, it’s tricky to form a real opinion about her writing style. I’ll need to check out her full-length novels first.