Tag Team Review: Summerfield's Angel (The Christmas Angel #2) by Kim Fielding

After the hard winter of 1888 ended Alby Boyle’s work as a Nebraska ranch hand, he returned to New York City in search of his long-lost family. His mother and brothers are nowhere to be found, however, and after Alby’s years of absence, Five Corners no longer feels like home. His prospects seem as dim as the nighttime alleys.

When Alby pauses to admire an angel ornament in a department store window’s Christmas display, he meets Xeno Varnham-Summerfield. Wealthy, handsome, and enthusiastic, Xeno brings Alby some temporary cheer. But for Alby to achieve his dreams of love and a real home, well, that may take a bit of holiday magic.

R *A Reader Obsessed* - 4 Hearts

To be honest, I’m not a huge fan of MM historicals yet, but I am slowly coming around more this year and will say that this series thus far, has been quite enjoyable to my nervous nelly self.

Having read the first story and now this second one, I’ve concluded that this is pure fantasy where there’s simply no need to worry too much about bigotry and discovery and to really just sit back and enjoy the ride.

Here, the benevolent angel has set her eyes on Alby and Xeno, two men on complete opposite sides of the societal spectrum who keep bumping into each other and eventually, come to realize that their differences complement rather than contrast.

There is a good dose of angst regarding Alby's sad story as he returns to NYC in search of his family. Though he’s had it rough, he’s definitely a survivor in all the best ways. When Alby is hit with wondrous happiness by the charming and forwardly eccentric Xeno, he resigns himself to just enjoy the moments so he can have plenty of memories to warm himself with later. Of course though, his and Xeno’s guardian angel has something else in mind for the both of them and that doesn't involve them being apart.

This was smexy lite but still very sweet with a happy fairy-tale ending (plus epilogue!) that’s pretty implausible. However, I really wouldn’t want my holiday stories, especially historic ones, ending any differently, so cheers!!

Chelsea - 4 Hearts

Lovely start to my Christmas reading for this year.

I was so in the mood for some wild western romance and this booked ticked all those boxes beautifully. We have a cowboy, horses, railroads, an upper class store owner and dirty bawls near the saloon, but there is also Christmas and magic angels and men falling in love.

I felt the magic angel was very well integrated into this story, she most definitely was not an overwhelming part but her bursts of appearances worked well within the story and added a little extra character to those scenes.

I loved Xeno, I thought his character was so sweet. Xeno's bubbly and slightly eccentric; Alby balanced him out so well with his calm disposition. There's a bit of depth to Alby’s history and I was curious to see how his investigations into his past would work within the story but I was glad it didn't overshadow the romance.

Quite low steam, but not nothing and it worked well for this sort of character/relationship development and romance.

Very sweet and excellent happily ever after, especially given the time period.

Review copies were provided in exchange for honest opinions.

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