Brooks Stone, wide receiver for the Miami Surf, isn’t the type of guy to make dreams come true; he’s too busy dealing with a high ankle sprain and the anniversary of his wife’s death.
Callie Given, a cancer patient at Primary Children’s Hospital, only has one wish for Christmas—dinner with Brooks Stone. He flatly refuses, until Sam Dumont threatens to make sure the coaches bench him if he doesn’t comply.
Ana Given thought fighting for her daughter’s life was enough of a challenge. She never expected famous football player Brooks Stone to actually show up. If he was a friend of her ex-husband, he’s definitely not someone she wants hanging around her daughter. Good thing she sends him away. Too bad her daughter sees him before he can leave.
When Brooks and Ana find themselves on a quest to find Callie’s father, neither would have imagined getting on a plane together, going to a cage fight, or…kissing. Brooks wonders how these two women have become everything to him in less than seventy-two hours. Now he has to make a decision—get what he wanted for Christmas or become the player he was always meant to be.
I am a Christmas girl so of course I had to celebrate Christmas in July. I really enjoyed this book about a star football player that visits a cute but sick little girl in the hospital and changes his life for the better. This book happens around Christmas time but it's not too Christmasy. I don't like the Brooks at the beginning of the book but who he becomes at the end of the book is great. Serving those around you can lead to a happy life. This is a cute, heartwarming, and quick read that will put you in the holiday spirit and you just may shed a tear. I like books about famous people that meet everyday people so I'm excited to read more in this series.