A Mistletoe Kiss in Manhattan by Traci Douglass

Posted November 2, 2022 by Marsha in Booksprout ARC, Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Medical Romance, Sexual Content / 0 Comments

The surgeon grinch who stole…

…her heart!

Tasked with granting a sick child a special Christmas wish, ER nurse Emma Trudeau can think of no better person to help her pull it off than wealthy New York cardiothoracic surgeon Thad Markson.

His reputation as a real-life grinch precedes him, but Emma is undeterred!

And as much as Thad tries to resist Emma’s persuasive charms, it’s not long before she begins to melt his icy heart—with a magical kiss…

This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience… although this story is very light on the steaminess and language so if you enjoy “sweet” romances this one may interest you. 🙂

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Title:  A Mistletoe Kiss in Manhattan
Author:  Traci Douglass
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Christmas Romance
Published:  October 25, 2022
Publisher:  Harlequin Medical Romance
My Rating:  4.5 stars

I fell in love with A Mistletoe Kiss in Manhattan in the first chapter and that feeling only grew as I got to know Emma and Thad better through their past and how that is affecting their present or possible future together.

Emma is in charge of making one special wish come true for a child who must remain in the hospital over the holidays.  She’s determined to get this right, and she knows exactly the man to help her… but Thad isn’t called a Grinch for no reason, so it’s going to be an uphill battle to win him over to help.

Slowly we’ll learn of the hurtful pasts that both Thad and Emma have faced.  One has come through with a positive attitude, the other can only linger in that past never really healing from it at all.  I can completely understand Thad’s attitude, and you will, too.  Yet, watching how Emma and their shared project begin to draw this man out of his self-imposed Grinch-ness was a powerful and emotional journey.  I loved them together from the start, but the further into their story the more I appreciated just how far Thad had to go before he was really healed from the events in his past.

If you love a well-written romance with a plot that will have you in tears and in laughter then A Mistletoe Kiss in Manhattan would be a perfect gift for yourself this holiday season.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the author or author’s team via Booksprout. The opinions expressed in this review are my own -good, bad, or indifferent.* – I also purchased a copy for my own collection.

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