Growing up in a Papua New Guinea mission, Joss Palmateer is a gentle soul with a unique view of life. Still adjusting to a new home in the U.S and the sudden loss of her mother, love is the last thing on her mind.
Sexy physical therapist, Ben Montgomery, meets his sister’s friend and the sparks fly. He takes it as a silent challenge when she ignores his advances, but it’s her extraordinary inner beauty that captures his heart.
With the help of a stray homing pigeon and an old origami legend, Ben sets an unwavering course of romance to win her love.
Paper Love is a sweet Christmas love story. It's a quick read (only took me a few hours) but the characters are well developed nonetheless.
Joss and Ben's story may be somewhat predictable, but there are some very fun details that brought this story to life and kept me reading. Joss is not your "typical" single gal looking for love. She's a bit broken and trying to find her place in the world. I love how her experiences in Papua New Guinea with her family help define who she is. Ben might be a little too good to be true. I love that he uses origami as a stress reliever and his relationship with Charlie is a delight.
I would have loved for the book to have been longer. What we have is only glimpses into their relationship rather than experiencing the relationship as it grows and develops. That's the nature of a novella, but I certainly would have enjoyed experiencing more of the time Ben and Joss spent together getting to know one another and falling in love.
Overall, a delightful quick read that had me teary-eyed at the sweetness. If only every woman could find her "Ben."
FYI ~ clean read
Honest disclosure ~ I received a review copy