A short novella with a faint Christmas setting that was surprisingly pleasant to read. It does come in at under 100 pages (the rest is a bunch of excerpts from the author's other works). The Christmas setting is pretty non-existent, as this story could have been told in the heat of the dog days of summer and still would be written as it is now. The pleasant reading came from the couple, Philippa and Blair; both are smart and communicate with each other like adults. I felt Philippa's insecurities at times dragged the story down; yet she could be smart and see past her insecurities to the truth of the situation between Blair and her sister and then gently helped her sister save face while showing Blair that she knows he is telling the truth. My favorite part of the story is when they are locked in the closet the first time and get to know each other. My least favorite part was the ending, which I felt could have ben edited down some. Overall, a nice break from ballrooms. 3 stars.