Very cute story, but definitely a novella. It reminded me a lot of the old Silhouette days, actually. A very fast-paced story where most of the action took about 3 days. Doesn't mean I didn't like it - it was just very different from other things I've read recently and really put me in the Christmas mood.I liked Katie a lot, Alex, too, and I wanted to reach through the Kindle and smack Trina in her stupid mouth. I seriously felt for Alex, though. A good kid who tried to do the right thing but got thwarted by lies and his own sense of right and wrong. When Katie was finally at the cabin with her mother and sister and the not-boyfriend, I wanted to be disgusted with her because of the general 'tude she was throwing out. Then her mother started speaking and wow, did my disgust jump like a tick onto a warm body. Her mother needed to be throttled until a clue rattled loose in her head. The end was sweet, just the right amount of hope for the future, and a lovely little tie-in to their time in the cabin.