Advent calendar: day 5


Behind door number 5 of the advent calendar, we find Ballerina Dad by Amy Aislin. It was one of my favorite holiday reads last year (review here). I contemplated going with her new Christmas story published this year…but I’m sorry: big hockey player in a tutu and with a beard full of glitter trumps almost anything else, so that didn’t happen.ย ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

ballerina dad


Attending his daughterโ€™s holiday dance recital should be easy for pro hockey player Patrick Barnes. Showing up in a tutu, however, wasn’t exactly part of the plan. And yet the holidays get even more interesting when he bumps into Lee, the man he let get away years ago.

Ballet instructor Lee canโ€™t believe who just walked into his studio. He also canโ€™t believe how quickly the flare of attraction between he and Patrick resurfaces, despite the years that have gone by since they last spoke.

Once upon a time, they let opportunities get away. Is it possible theyโ€™ll now have the chance to pursue the spark that has come back to life after just one conversation?

Holidays are a time for giving, and neither Patrick nor Lee are about to take this particular gift for granted.

Buy link: Amazon | Ninestar Press

Today’s quote from the book:

It was more than that: a belief, a knowing, that if they were ever to become more than friends, theyโ€™d have something incredibly special.

Today’s song to go with the story

Purple Snowflakes by Marvin Gaye because Pat wears a purple (and pink) tutu. (What? It’s a valid reason! ๐Ÿ˜ย )


3 thoughts on “Advent calendar: day 5

  1. I love the title of this story. Short yet attention grabbing. I find myself looking forward to your music selections as much as to your take on the holiday stories. You come up with some good lesser-known songs! ๐Ÿ’ž

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    1. You have no idea how happy it makes me that you say that. I’ve spent a lot of time trying to come up with the perfect song for each book, and I’ve even rejected books because I couldn’t find a song that fit well enough for my liking ๐Ÿ™‚ Am I taking this too far? Maybe, but I’m having fun.

      And I have more visitors than usual, so you’re not the only one reading my posts. Though you ARE the only one commenting ๐Ÿ™‚ โค๏ธ

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