Summer Beach Vets: Playing Santa

Books Summer Beach Vets Playing Santa Time for another Christmas book review a

Books Summer Beach Vets: Playing Santa Time for another Christmas book review – and this time, it has an Aussie twist!Holly Scott hasn’t had it all that easy in life. Growing up in foster homes left her lonely, and her simple life in Missouri consists of a trail of part time jobs and a tiny shared apartment. When an older couple from Australia show up in the restaurant where she works, and the wife becomes ill, Holly helps them out, helping them find a hotel room and bringing needed items to make their stay easier.Now, the couple, the Goldblums, have asked her to house sit for them in their home in Summer Beach, Australia. And what a nice way to spend Christmas, the beginning of the summer in Aussie land, than in a beautiful house on a cliff above the ocean?On her first full day in Summer Beach Holly is woken by screaming laughter and wanders outside to find a kookaburra laughing in the tree outside the front door. Then, hearing a quieter sound, she finds a box of abandoned puppies at her feet.What happens next is a lovely little Christmas romance, short and sweet, complete with the power to bring a bright smile to your face. No, this isn’t great literature, it isn’t meant to be. Instead, its power is in its ability to make you smile and uplift the heart. Grab it for a stocking stuffer for your favorite hopeless romantic (even if the hopeless romantic is you!). Summer Beach Vets: Playing Santa am Books escape Down Under this Christmasd find love in Summer Beach, where cold noses touch warm hearts Holly stopped believing in Santa Claus long ago until a house sitting vacation in Australia rekindles the magic of Christmas When she rescues a litter of abandoned puppies and meets a handsome veterinarian who captures her heart, she finds herself tempted to give up eescape Down Under this Christmasd find love in Summer Beach, where cold noses touch warm hearts Holly stopped believing in Santa Claus long ago until a house sitting vacation in Australia rekindles the magic of Christmas When she rescues a litter of abandoned puppies and meets a handsome veterinarian who captures her heart, she finds herself tempted to give up everything for a chance at love.The last thing billionaire Dr Nick Forrester expected when helping out at the animal hospital was to meet this pretty American He knows that they belong together but with malicious gossip and culture clash coming between them, can he convince Holly that all he wants for Christmas is her EACH NOVELLA CAN BE READ AS A STANDALONE, or read them in order for fun Characters you loved from past books often return to delight again in this sweet romance series set in Summer Beach, Australia Playing for Love Summer Beach Vets 1 Sara Craig Playing to Win Summer Beach Vets 2 Ellie Dan Playing by Heart Summer Beach Vets 3 Pippa Matt Playing the Fool Summer Beach Vets 4 Charlie Todd Playing Santa Summer Beach Vets Christmas Special Holly Nick. H.Y Hanna is an award winning mystery and suspense writer and the author of the bestselling Oxford Tearoom Mysteries She has also written romantic suspense and sweet romance, as well as a children s middle grade mystery series After graduating from Oxford University, Hsin Yi tried her hand at a variety of jobs, before returning to her first love writing She worked as a freelance journalist for several years, with articles and short stories published in the UK, Australia and NZ, and has won awards for her novels, poetry, short stories and journalism.A globe trotter all her life, Hsin Yi has lived in a variety of cultures, from Dubai to Auckland, London to New Jersey, but is now happily settled in Perth, Western Australia, with her husband and a rescue kitty named Muesli You can learn about her and the real life Honey and Muesli who inspired the characters in the stories at hyhannaSign up to be notified of new releases, sneak previews, giveaways other book news Go to hyhanna newsletter. The best Book Summer Beach Vets: Playing Santa Sunny Christmas romance.I do love a christmas romance, the snow, the cold, the cuddling to get warm, well usually but this is slightly different, it's christmas in Australia so we have sun, sea and a barbie.Holly has no family she was brought up in foster care but she finds herself house sitting in Australia over Christmas, her first day there and she finds a box of abandoned puppies, she rushes them to the vet and there she meets Dr Nick Forrester, part-time vet, full-time billionaire and just generally a really nice guy, and you know the rest.This is a nice simple Christmas romance, no surprises, no drama just a feel good clean read. Overall I liked both the main characters, well I really liked Nick, Holly I'll admit grated on me at times especially early on but it's Christmas and it's a romance so just go with it, plus it's free.

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  1. H.Y Hanna is an award winning mystery and suspense writer and the author of the bestselling Oxford Tearoom Mysteries She has also written romantic suspense and sweet romance, as well as a children s middle grade mystery series After graduating from Oxford University, Hsin Yi tried her hand at a variety of jobs, before returning to her first love writing She worked as a freelance journalist for several years, with articles and short stories published in the UK, Australia and NZ, and has won awards for her novels, poetry, short stories and journalism.A globe trotter all her life, Hsin Yi has lived in a variety of cultures, from Dubai to Auckland, London to New Jersey, but is now happily settled in Perth, Western Australia, with her husband and a rescue kitty named Muesli You can learn about her and the real life Honey and Muesli who inspired the characters in the stories at hyhannaSign up to be notified of new releases, sneak previews, giveaways other book news Go to hyhanna newsletter

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  1. Sunny Christmas romance.I do love a christmas romance, the snow, the cold, the cuddling to get warm, well usually but this is slightly different, it s christmas in Australia so we have sun, sea and a barbie.Holly has no family she was brought up in foster care but she finds herself house sitting in Australia over Christmas, her first day there and she finds a box of abandoned puppies, she rushes them to the vet and there she meets Dr Nick Forrester, part time vet, full time billionaire and just [...]


  2. Time for another Christmas book review and this time, it has an Aussie twist Holly Scott hasn t had it all that easy in life Growing up in foster homes left her lonely, and her simple life in Missouri consists of a trail of part time jobs and a tiny shared apartment When an older couple from Australia show up in the restaurant where she works, and the wife becomes ill, Holly helps them out, helping them find a hotel room and bringing needed items to make their stay easier.Now, the couple, the Go [...]


  3. This review was originally posted to Jen in Bookland3.5 starsOh Playing Santa was exactly what I wanted in a cheesy Christmas read I love Hallmark channel s countdown to Christmas I love there terrible Christmas movies that are just awful, but in a really great way Love love love them, and this book is kind of like that Holly goes to Australia to housesit for the holidays and meets sexy Dr Nick when she finds some stranded puppies outside her house They are both super attracted to each other, bu [...]


  4. A short Christmas romance set in Australia I think you have to accept the set up of this romance in order to enjoy it Holly is an American who is housesitting for an Australian couple she met when they visited America Nick is a locum vet, but he is also from a very wealthy family and works in the family business most of the time Really Also, Nick just happens to live next door to the house where Holly is staying Perhaps that was a bit convenient Also, Holly was meant to be staying for three week [...]


  5. This is a story about a young woman who grew up without a family and was raised in foster homes She has been alone for most of her life but now it s Christmas and she gets a chance to house sit for a wealthy family she met while helping them out in a time of need They repay her by letting her stay in their big, luxurious home while they are abroad They pay for her food, let her use their car etc if she takes car of their cat She meets a handsome veterinarian next door and falls for him and the f [...]


  6. Sweet story but the romance was much too fast to be believable Holly has a temper, whew She was quick to believe the worst of Nick and have a tantrum Pretty sure the details, or lack thereof, of her moving to Australia are unrealistic and her getting the house sitting job was utterly unrealistic Despite all that, I liked the story.


  7. Ugggg What a cliche of a book I guess I should be glad it was a very quick read And a waste of time To think I could have been reading something worthwhile I will check better next time.



  8. short and sweet finished this book in one sitting holly is house sitting in oz and rescues a box of puppies when she takes the to the local vet she falls in love with the locum vetis book was completely unrealistic but is filled with innocence and charm worth passing the time with.


  9. really cute but fantastical found on FreeBooksy,, this was a very enjoyable book Great romp over an early very cold New Years in almost Chicago, it was lovely to stay home, warm, and read something so fun


  10. This was a sweet romance, albeit a bit short I would have liked the story to have been a bit longer, however The characters were intriguing and it would have been nice for a slightly complicated plot in order to get to know them better.




  11. DNF This isn t about dogs It s a cheesy romance that comes across as it was written by a school girl This was a free iBook and I think I m almost ready to give up on them entirely.



  12. Silly elementary writing style Typical fast paced unbelievable romance setting No sex Not enough of the animals but that was the one good part of the story.






  13. Title Playing Santa Summer Beach Vets Christmas Romance Escape Down Under Summer Beach Romances Book 6 Author H Y Hanna Published 11 6 2014 Publisher Wisheart Press Pages 182 Genre Romance Sub Genre Women s Adventure Adventure Travel ISBN 13 9780994172655 ASIN B00PCZC7F4 Reviewer DelAnne Reviewed For NetGalleyRating 4 Stars I received a copy of Playing Santa Summer Beach Vets Christmas Romance Escape Down Under from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for my honest review.Description From th [...]


  14. Playing Santa is a Summer Beach Vets Christmas Romance Escape Down Under book by H.Y Hanna It is a cute and very easy to read short book about Christmas, animals, vets, and dreams coming true The characters are realistic and it has a Cinderella like plot Holly was raised by foster families and did not have many great Christmas memories She was a kindhearted girl who went out of her way to help people She went out of her way to help the Goldblums when they were stuck due to Mrs Goldblum s health [...]


  15. Title Playing SantaAuthor H.Y HannaPublisher Wisheart PressSeries Summer Beach VetsReviewed By Arlena DeanRating 5Review Playing Santa by H.Y HannaBook Description Escape Down Under this Christmasd find love in Summer Beach, where cold noses touch warm hearts Holly stopped believing in Santa Claus long ago until a house sitting vacation in Australia rekindles the magic of Christmas When she rescues a litter of abandoned puppies and meets a handsome veterinarian who captures her heart, she finds [...]


  16. I really like this series, with it s Australian sunshine and cute animal interruptions, but I this one is my least favourite of the four I ve read It s just all so far fetched Holly travels halfway around the world to house sit for some people she met when they were on holiday er, okay and Nick is a billionaire who moonlights as a vet every so often as a break from big business Suuuuure Add to that an attraction that is instantalove, and yeah, not my favourite, even before everyone starts inviti [...]


  17. WHAT S CHRISTMAS WITHOUT A HOLLY AND NICKThis book is a continuation of the wonderful series, Summer Beach Vets These stories are sweet contemporary romance and each book can easily read as a standalone book, but are so enjoyable I recommend reading all of them, preferable in order This is the third book of the series and in it we revisit Summer Beach, some of the delightful characters from the first two books, the wonderful flavors of Australia with the food and slang.Holly is house and cat sit [...]


  18. This was just what I needed to get me into the holiday spirit Getting excited about Christmas can be difficult when living in central Florida and being from someplace cooler, but reading about the Australian Christmas really helps The beginning has Holly rushing downtown trying to find her way in a new place and with slightly different driving rules in order to rescue a box of puppies Fortunately, she manages to convince the vet to help all the puppies, and he turns out to be quite charming The [...]


  19. Holly Scott helps a woman who becomes ill in the restaurant where she works in Missouri She continues to help the woman and her husband while they are visiting They live in Australia and ask her to house sit and care for their cat while they travel It s a dream come true for Holly who didn t have an easy life growing up in foster homes When she gets to Australia she can t believe the huge, beautiful house And it s on a cliff overlooking the ocean When Holly finds a box of puppies on the doorstep [...]


  20. I really enjoyed reading Playing Santa one book in this sweet romance series set in Summer Beach, Australia An older couple vacationing in America meets Holly at a Dinner where she works and she helps them through a difficult situation They ask Holly to house sit for them over the Christmas holiday and Holly finds herself with a perfect opportunity to visit Australia, somewhere she had just dreamed of visiting Holly agrees and off to the Land Down Under she goes Holly finds a box of sick puppies [...]


  21. It s the first book I read from the series, but as every book can be read separately I didn t miss anything important from previous ones It s a fun summery read, as well as it was odd for Holly to celebrate the holidays in Australian heat, it was interesting for me to read about the Christmas in a country, where is actually summer and where are different celebrations than I am use to, but it made it special to get to know about Australia and its customs Holly is house sitting and also keeping [...]


  22. This book is part of the Summer Beach Vets series and this one is of a holiday read This book follows Holly Scott and Dr Nick Forrester.Holly is in Australia house sitting, when she finds a box of puppies that she takes to the vets and who happens to be the vet that day Well Nick is manning the fort and like other books in the series, it s attraction at first sight.Nick is only working as a part time vet, now that he has to man his family s company Imagine Nick s surprise when his temporary nei [...]


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