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Santa to the Rescue

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  62 ratings  ·  44 reviews
Second Place Winner at Love Romance Café for the Best Man in Uniform...

Firefighter Jamey Tucker knows three things in life to be true: an honorable man doesn't go back on his word; never hurts a woman; and lasting love isn't a myth. But with his recent move to a new job at Appleton Fire Station, the long hours don't offer hope of finding the love hes looking for.

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ebook, 60 pages
Published November 11th 2013 by Entangled: Flirt
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Kathie (katmom)
Available now for your Christmas reading pleasure!

This was cute! And short! Just long enough to read while you drink that holiday cup of coffee (Pumpkin Spice for the WIN!) and munch a couple cookies.

Jamey is a new firefighter in town. He's sent out to get groceries for the crew back at the firehouse when he spots a very hot nurse dancing and singing her way through an aisle. She's belting out "Santa Baby" and he's enthralled. He doesn't want to come across as a "creeper" but he does take the
Nov 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: galley-arc
3.5 rounding up to 4 stars

This was a fun and quick read.

If you are looking for a sweet holiday romance, Santa to the Rescue will not disappoint.
I was smiling from beginning to end.
It's a short novella that will warm your heart and leave you wanting to read more of this loveable couple :)

Thank you NetGalley and Entangled Flirt for the ARC in exchange for my honest review.
Nov 15, 2013 rated it really liked it

E-Galley sent for review and tour. No remuneration was exchanged and all opinion presented herein is my own except as noted.

Need A Little Christmas? Call 911 for This Santa!

This was a really cute, clean story clean enough for your grannie. My take is short like the story. The male love interest Jamey doesnt wonder what it be like to have sex with the femake Love Interest Heather, he wonders if he would be a good father to their kids.

The story was pretty
Nov 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: men-in-uniform, arc
Santa to the Rescue is a cute Christmas novella that's absolutely perfect for getting you in the Christmas spirit.

Heather is a little jaded when it comes to men, but when she met Jamey in the supermarket she was instantly attracted to him. When he called and asked her out that same day? She was hooked. Until he had to cancel their plans to meet up later in the week because he had to work.

Jamey, not wanting to let Heather down, shows up at the hospital where she works and surprises her with the
Cheryl Sanders
Nov 10, 2013 rated it liked it
Jamey just had to meet the nurse he seen dancing and singing to "Santa Baby" in the grocery store. He helped her out at the store and she told him if he came to the pediatric department Christmas party, she'd give him a plate of homemade chocolate chip cookies. Because he's a new recruit, he gets all the crappy shifts at the fire department, which means he has to cancel on her. Heather's been hurt in the past and she takes his cancellation as a sign that he's not trustworthy. Will Jamey be able ...more
Dec 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Santa to the Rescue by Adele Downs is a heartwarming holiday novella. Heather Longhurst is an RN who works in a childrens hospital. Due to her past relationships, she finds it difficult to trust other men. Jamey Tucker is a firefighter who has recently relocated to a new town and firehouse. Jamey witnesses Heather singing a carol in the aisle of the supermarket and immediately falls for her. I love the magic in these holiday stories. This is a short holiday novella that tied this story up ...more
Cyndi Delia
Nov 16, 2013 rated it liked it
I love books with firefighters(and not just because I'm married to one). This extremely short Holiday novella is sweet(and I mean sweet) enough to put a smile on your face and have you humming a certain song.

The only issue I had was that heroine Heather gets upset with hero Jamey over something that ends up being related to his job. She should have never let the thought cross her mind based on the fact she is a nurse in hospital.

Because this novella was so short, there's not to much else to say
Dec 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Santa Baby Fun

This was a short fun holiday read. I really enjoyed reading this sweet romance. Firefighter Jamey Tucker is real hero material, and pediatric nurse Heather Longhurst has a giving spirit. References are made to some contemporary Country Music, but not overdone. Jameys character was well developed and you got a real feel for the firefighters working environment. The only thing that would have made this novella better was to make it longer. :)

My copy was provided by Entangled
Received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

A fairly enjoyable novella. Jamey is a real darling. What let it down for me was Heather's reaction to Jamey having to cancel on her.

Nov 29, 2014 rated it liked it
Note: This ebook was provided by Entangled Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Santa to the Rescue
is a novella by Adele Downs and was originally released in November of 2013 under Entangled Publishing's Flirt imprint. It's now being re-released under the Bliss imprint in time for the holidays. I never read the book during its first release so I can't really say if the story has stayed intact. This review is based solely on the re-released edition. ^.^

James "Jamey" Tucker
Oct 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
James "Jamey" Tucker is the new guy in town, working towards a permanent position with the Appleton Fire Station in Pennsylvania. Being the rookie, he's responsible for many tasks and duties within the firehouse. One morning, after battling a particularly nasty blaze, Jamey is commissioned to cook breakfast for everyone. Not having enough supplies, he heads to the local grocery story to gather the necessary items. He wasn't counting on the hot blonde he encounters to find her way into not only ...more
DelAnne Frazee
Nov 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Title: Santa To The Rescue
Author: Adele Downs
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC.
Published: 11-11-2013
ISBN: 13- 9781622663811
Pages: 60
Genre: Romance
Tags: Contemporary

Jamey Tucker moved to Appleton 3 months prior when he became the newest rookie for the local Appleton Fire Department. With the new move and new job Jamey is having a hard time feeling the Christmas Spirit. When he rushes to the grocery store to replenish the firehouses food stock for breakfast he meets Heather Longhurst, a
Katelyn (Tales of Books and Bands)
This cute story is a perfect way to start off the holiday season!

I was excited to see that this story was told through two points of view. When you are reading a novella, it is a HUGE plus if an author can get you to connect to their characters quickly. The switching points of view definitely helped in this case.

I really liked reading from Jameys point of view. He was such a genuinely good guy and that was really refreshing to see. He also showed some growth from the start of the story to the
Nov 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Oh my goodness I just has the pleasure of reading the sweetest holiday romance story! SANTA TO THE RESCUE by Adele Downs is one of my favorite holiday stories so far this year.

Jamey Tucker is a new rookie firefighter with Appleton Fire Station. He runs to the store to pick up breakfast supplies for the crew and meets cute, sweet nurse Heather Longhurst. They make an instant connection and plans to meet again. However Jamey is able to proceed with plans and Heather thinks he may be like the
I received an ARC through NetGalley.

Santa to the Rescue is a sweet holiday novella. I'm hesitant to call it a romance, because it's really just about the hero and heroine meeting and having an obvious connection. Jamey has just moved into town and is nearing the end of his probationary period with the fire department. He meets pediatric nurse, Heather, at the grocery store and is immediately smitten. They make plans for a date, but his work schedule suddenly changes. He does his best to let
Nov 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sweet-reads, novellas
Well this novella, Santa to the Rescue, officially helped get me into the Christmas spirit. Jamey is a new firefighter in town and being stuck with kitchen duty could never have been better for him. While shopping for breakfast he becomes fascinated with the swaying booty of Heather Longhurst. It doesn't take long for the two to get to know each other despite Heather's reluctance and uncertainty due to past relationships. Take one visit from a sexy Santa, and throw in some words from her ...more
Cathy Brockman
Jamey has recently moved to town. He is a rookie at his firehouse but will soon be past his probation.

He sees Heather in the grocery store dancing to Santa baby and wants to get to know her. He promises to come to her Children party at the hospital on Saturday but finds out he has to work.

Heather has been burned by men and their lies too many times. She doesnt believe Jamey suddenly having to work though she does realize with his jobs there will be a lot of that. Can she learn to trust again or
Kim Reads (Read Your Writes Book Reviews)
Reviewed by Kim
for Read Your Writes Book Reviews

The story reads like Christian romance. There isn't any reference to God, but it just seems overly wholesome and has more than a sweet romance feel to it.

Heather is jaded by the past men in her life who have done her wrong and wonders if there are honorable men in the world who want forever love. Jamey is a man who believes in happily ever afters because that's what's in his family and he desperately wants it for himself.

The setup for this story
Melody  May (What I'm Reading)
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Ok I just finished a really quick novella by Adele Downs. The story is called Santa to the Rescue. I don't know what I was expecting when I started this story, but I'm at a toss up. I thought the story was just okay. You have Jamey Tucker and Heather Longhurst kind of bump into each other at the grocery story. They both like each other. Honestly, there wasn't much to the story other than they like each and eventually end up together. No real conflict other than Jamey's
Feb 11, 2015 rated it liked it

Second Place Winner at Love Romance Café for the Best Man in Uniform...

Firefighter Jamey Tucker knows three things in life to be true: an honorable man doesn't go back on his word; never hurts a woman; and lasting love isn't a myth. But with his recent move to a new job at Appleton Fire Station, the long hours don't offer hope of finding the love hes looking for.

When Jamey meets beautiful pediatric nurse Heather Longhurst after hearing her sing "Santa Baby" in a supermarket aisle, he
Fiona Marsden
Jan 18, 2014 rated it liked it
This is a cute Christmas novella about the new Fireman in town and a disillusioned nurse who has reason to distrust men.

Jamey is every girls dream but he's having trouble getting Heather to believe he is a man of his word. It's not his fault he was put on duty over the Christmas Season so he couldn't come by the hospital Christmas party.

He's a determined man however and comes up with a solution.

Overall this was a nice read but a couple of things irritated me. Feeling incredibly old because I had
Dec 05, 2014 rated it liked it
Ok where to start this book is very short. I am not one to read really short books because I feel like by the time you start it its over, and that was the same with this book. Over all there really wasn't much of a storyline. Two people meet they both have high expectations of each other right of the bat and one is disappointed because life gets in the way and then it all works out. Story over. I think if there may have been a little more to the story and maybe little bit longer it would have ...more
The Pen & Muse
Nov 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Down's Santa to the Rescue is a beautifully written, heartwarming tale of love during the holidays. This story surrounds itself with Firefighter Jamey Tucker and the woman he meets, pediatric nurse Heather Longhurst in the grocery store. Jamey always knew how women should be treated and he never vowed to hurt someone. When he meets Heather, he makes a promise that later he finds out is on a late shift at the firehouse. Heather's been hurt by other men before and so when she meets Jamey, she ...more
Patsy Hughes
Nov 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
Santa to the Rescue by Adele Downs. As a new firefighter to Appleton Fire station, he knows he's in for a little bit of hazing. Kitchen duty has a new meaning when he is shopping for his breakfast when he catches Heather sashaying and singing to her favorite Christmas tune. He's mesmerized and taken back this lovely nurse. He'll stop at nothing to make her his and win her trust. Jamey has a few tricks up his sleeve and knows how to use them. This short story from Adele Downs is a sweet and ...more
Dec 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
A hot firefighter named Jamey Tucker is hit by cupid when he visits the local grocery store for a food run for the fire station and sees pediatric nurse Heather Longhurst singing "Santa Baby" and he gets to introduce himself to her at the checkout line.
The road to love has a few bumps but he figures out a way to show her what's in his heart and his sincerity is rewarded when he involves a holiday tradition to help out the pediatric ward for Heather's sick kids. This is a sweet book and the
Nov 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, contemporary
This contemporary romance is a delicious quick read that combines a hot fireman, new to town and learning to be part of the team, and the cute nurse who captures his eye with her good looks and his heart with her sweet nature. I love the way the goodwill of the season is conjured up even as we get a glimpse of the lifestyle and challenges faced by our brave firefighters and the reminder that even small acts can have a positive benefit on those around us. A sweet story that hopefully will be an ...more
Nov 16, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: holidays
This was a sweet, quick, holiday read. Just a glimpse really into the lives of these characters. Its a sweet story without a lot of conflict focusing on two genuinely nice people. I think this would be a great book to read over a lunch hour as it only took me a little over half an hour to complete. If youre looking for a sweet, uplifting story this holiday season this just might be the book for you. I received an ARC of this book from the publisher through Net Galley in exchange for an honest ...more
Nov 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: adele-downs
"Santa to the Rescue" by Adele Downs. Loved it! Loved it! Loved it! It was such a sweet holiday story. Jamey was the true picture of every girl's dreams - a strong firefighter that is honorable and believes in forever love. Heather is a sweet, caring pediatric nurse who, unfortunately, is hesitant to believe in forever love due to some not so great relationships. Although this is super short (why I only gave it 4 stars), I would definitely recommend it. If this is an indication of Ms. Downs' ...more
Mariel Hoss
Dec 06, 2013 rated it liked it
*ARC from NetGalley and Publisher in exchange for an honest review.*

This is a cute short story about the beginning of young love and what could be a wonderful relationship. It details the blush of first attraction, the uncertainty of the unknown the will (s)he or wont (s)he dialogue that runs through everyones mind in the beginning. It is endearing that the tale is told from both their hopeful but wary perspectives. Quick and airy.
Kristin Contino
Nov 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Midwest boy Jamey Tucker is Appleton, Pa.s newest rookie firefighter, and despite his love for the job, being alone for Christmas has sucked the cheer out of himespecially when hes assigned to Santa duty at the fire station. When he meets Heather, a beautiful pediatric nurse who is dead set on giving her patients a happy Christmas, he finds his world isnt so lonely after all. This festive romance novella is the perfect read to lift your holiday spirits. ...more
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Adele Downs is the best-selling, award-winning author of more than 20 romance titles, including those written under another pen name, and a former journalist with hundreds of articles to her credit.

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