My rating: 4 of 5 gargoyles
There was a lot to like in this book. I especially enjoyed the up close and personal with Phillip Banks, who came across so stiff and proper in the prior book in the series with his long-lost/run-away sister.
Phillip – Always upright and proper, always doing what’s expected of him. He really needed Frankie to help him loosen up and learn how to enjoy things, including the holiday, since that was largely taken away from him because of his overly proper and society-focused mother.
Frankie – Enjoyed the silversmith profession and how she was so dragged down by her current lack of creativity. Being in the midst of a slump with my own creativity, I get that she was trying to break out of the slump.
These two were perfect for each other and of course we got to see the prior couple get married AND do their part to bring these two together. I think one of the most enjoyable moments for me was when Phillip had to go tree hunting with Frankie and ran into a commander who forced him to uproot his intended plans. I just loved him slumping around in the woods. For a SEAL, it was amusing he was so cranky about it.
Loved loved LOVED Frankie’s grandmother.
On the whole, the book was great. Check it out.
Book provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.