In this Christmas short story, best selling paranormal author Trinity Blacio gives us a look into a very different take on the classic toy workshop!
Turtle Kreps restored old toys, selling them on the Internet. She hid her scared face most of the time because people were crueler than she would like to admit. But she wasn’t expecting her silly little Christmas wish to come true.
What the hell would she do with four alpha soldiers?
Turtle had a rough life but she set up a toy shop and refurbished and donated a lot of the toys she rehabbed to children's hospitals. She sold some to make money but this was her way of doing something meaningful. Turtle met a little boy in the cancer ward of one of the hospitals and applied to adopt him when she found out he was all alone. When she found out she had been approved for the adoption she was thrilled. But then his uncle's came around to check her out and make sure their nephew would have a good home.
Dirk and his brothers check Turtle out to make sure she's a good person and can take care of their nephew. At first I didn't understand why they didn't just take their nephew but they're soldiers and still have some time to serve so they wouldn't be home to take care of him.
Once they meet Turtle, they seemed to know right away that things are going to change for them and for her. They make it clear pretty much the same day that they meet her that they are attracted to her and want to stay with her and their nephew. This was a novella so the romance or lust is fast, too fast for me to actually enjoy it. Dirk especially is very domineering and once he and his brothers find that they want her and want to make a life with her, they let her know and she just fell into their laps. While it wasn't very believable, it was romantic and Turtle seemed happy so it was a fun read in the end.
I give this book 3 out of 5 stars.
Disclosure: I was given an ARC via NetGalley but all opinions and thoughts are my own.