Reviewed by Jennifer J.

After losing her job and her boyfriend in the same day, Emma Tremayne takes a PR position in Lake District. City girl Emma doesn’t quite fit int to the ruggedness of her new home, and must find a way to make her new job work while mending her broken heart. This proves challenging when Emma takes on convincing the mountain rescue team to pose nude for a calendar so they can raise money for a new base camp. The only one in opposition is Will Tennant, who would model as Mr. December.

Against her better judgment, Emma can feel herself falling for Will. But the rumors she hears in town about him and his wild, heartbreaking ways prevent her from getting to know the man who just might be Mr. Right. If Will is to make Emma see the truth about him, he’ll have to let go of his own baggage and let his heart trust again.

Phillipa Ashley’s Dating Mr. December sounded like a really fun idea for a light romantic novel. There’s plenty of drama, heartache, and misunderstandings to make this a romance novel with some actual depth to it. Though romance isn’t my favorite of genres, I’m finding myself more and more attracted to it. I’m still pretty picky about which ones I’ll give a try, but I haven’t steered myself in the wrong direction yet. Dating Mr. December left me feeling satisfied and happy with the resolution.

[amazonify]1402241429[/amazonify]It was really easy to get invested in Will and Emma, but there were a few times when I wanted to smack some sense into both of them. I wanted to tell Will to hurry up and tell her the truth (because I was really curious myself what it was he was hiding) and to tell Emma to ease up on how she was treating Will. There were some really great moments between these two as they finally started to open up to one another and explore their sizzling chemistry.

I thought this would make such a fun movie as well, and was excited to learn that it already has been made into a movie starring Kristen Chenoweth (Pushing Daisies). This is definitely a story that will transition beautifully from ink to film.

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Jennifer graduated from the University of Utah with a BA in English. She occasionally dabbles with her own fiction writing, particularly with the Young Adult and Paranormal genres. She currently resides in Utah with her husband and daughter.

Review copy was provided free of any obligation by Sourcebooks Landmark. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.