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Reviewed by Natasha Jackson for Readers' Favorite
A Christmas Delivery: Christmas With The Ellis Family Book 1 by Akoya Rayne is the story of Nicara and Tobias. After losing a child in a terrible accident, Nicara has pretty much locked herself away in a remote cabin and retreated from most aspects of life. Tobias has just moved back home with his son after his marriage fell apart. Akoya Rayne did a really good job of introducing us to these characters and the things they feel, even when they first meet. It’s fun and exciting, a little overwhelming and a whole lot terrifying because, of all the people on the planet, these two have a dozen good reasons to steer clear of each other.
But make plans and watch life destroy them, because A Christmas Delivery: Christmas With The Ellis Family Book 1 shows Nicara and Tobias that the very thing you’re avoiding is what you’re guaranteed to run into when you least expect it. I felt terrible for Nicara from the very beginning and she was my absolute favorite part of the story. Akoya Rayne produced a really good and emotional story, one that isn’t as angsty as the beginning of the story might let you think. It was easy to root for these two to get their happy ending because they both deserved it, and I’m saying that even though I did grow a little frustrated with the requisite back and forth. The ending was a bit sentimental and expected, but it wrapped up exactly the way you want both of these characters to get the ending they deserved. This is a solid read from a new-to-me author.