Review: Ground Rules by Cate Masters

Ground Rules
Ground Rules by Cate Masters

Release Date: December 2, 2011
Publisher: Wild Rose Press
Pages: 105
Source: ebook provided by the publisher

Can a bad boy angel and a dispirited mortal find a Christmas miracle together?

Alice Garner scores a great contract to illustrate a children’s book by a famous author, but lack of inspiration forces her to cancel her holiday plans. Alone on Christmas to meet her looming deadline, Alice wishes on her Christmas tree angel for help.

Luke, newly promoted to Watcher Angel, is reluctant to take the assignment. Long ago, his fiancee broke his mortal heart on Christmas Eve, and even returning to Earth on his Harley won’t dull the sting. Good thing the ground rules forbid getting involved with an assignment–Alice is tempting, but he’d rather not stay on Earth.

But Luke brings Alice more than inspiration. He reawakens her heart. Now Alice has to convince him he’s her greatest wish. With a little Christmas magic, can she convince him to break the ground rules and stay?


Review: Ms. Masters has written a wonderfully magical story that is refreshing to read. This creative story gives us a new take on the Christmas guardian angel. Complete with romance and snow.

Luke is a watcher angel that is sent down to help Alice Garner get her mojo back so that she can finish the sketches for a story about a magical Christmas angel. We find in this somewhat comical at times at classic tale of fate taking and throwing together two unlikely people who happen to fall in love. Because we know that you can’t have a life with your watcher/angel now can you?

I loved that Luke isn’t like most angels’; he drives a Harley, talks to Archimedes’ (Alice’s cat) and makes a mean margarita. Who wouldn’t fall for this handsome angel?

If you like fluff you have plenty of it in this likeable fairy tale. But, as with all good fairy tales, they must end. Ms. Masters takes us to the end or is it the end? So maybe there is a twist and a little bit more in this fun, light romantic story of April and her angel Luke. You’ll have to pick up this story and see what happens. My lips are sealed.

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