Release: November 19, 2013
Adult Contemporary Romance
When reality show producer Sophia is assigned to convince Christmas fanatic Will to be on their holiday special, she imagines him to be an oddball momma’s boy wearing a reindeer Christmas sweater. What she doesn’t expect is the handsome, mysterious man who captures her attention, and seems determined to win her heart.
Their attraction is undeniable, and as charming Sophia convinces Will to work with her, she slowly unwraps the secrets in his past that make this determined and soulful man still yearn for the childhood he never had.
When the chaos of production starts, will Sophia be able to keep her promises to protect Will from being exploited, or will the bitter truth of reality television be a runaway train of disaster for both of them?
Join Sophia, Will and his dog Romeo to enter the world of his enchanting holiday house where stars shine indoors and snow is always falling…365 days of the year.
I would just like to open with the fact that I normally do not read holiday books, but given that it IS the holiday season, I gave it a chance. To be completely honest, I really enjoyed this book and would definitely read another like it.
In this book, a female tv producer, Sophia, is in search of a new angle for a new reality tv show. When her team suggests a spin on people who are obsessed with their hobbies, she jumps on the idea, not expecting that Will (aka Mr. Christmas) would be good looking and charming. She does everything she can for her team to portray Will in a positive light, especially after his crazy neighbor kicks Will’s dog (almost killing the dog) and sets some of his decorations on fire. When Sophia finds out that her team doesn’t respect her wishes and makes Will look bad, she quits her job, in hopes that Will will talk to her again. In the end, Sophia writes Will a letter that brought tears to my eyes. It was so incredibly sweet. She poured her heart and soul into that letter.
This book had me lost in Sophia’s world right from the start. I could relate to her need to succeed, but could feel her frustration when her team doesn’t cooperate with her. I understand her want to be loved and the urgency she feels when she is trying to protect Will.
Overall, I would rate this book as an A on the Nerd Alert Book Love Book Review Scale. If you are looking for a great holiday read, this one is a keeper!
About the Author
Ruth Clampett, daughter of legendary animation director, Bob Clampett, has spent a lifetime surrounded by art and animation. A graduate of Art Center College of Design, her careers have included graphic design, photography, VP of Design for WB Stores and teaching photography at UCLA. She now runs her own studio as the fine art publisher for Warner Bros. where she’s had the opportunity to know and work with many of the greatest artists in the world of animation and comics.
Mr. 365 is Ruth’s second novel and is inspired by her varied experiences in the television world from winning big on a game show, to guest hosting on the QVC shopping network, to sharing a studio with a production team that produced early reality television. Her first novel, Animate Me, is a contemporary romance set in the animation world. She lives in Los Angeles and is heavily supervised by her teenage daughter, lovingly referred to as Snarky, who helps her plan and execute their yearly Christmas extravaganza.
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