I knew going in that it was just a short story, but considering the quality of some of the books I've gotten for free or $1.99 on here, i was expecting something kinda decent or even good. The story started out the same way the author's other books do, and I was curious to read this one after seeing references to it in so many of the other books. I was enjoying it somewhat, and going "OK, I can suspend disbelief" right up until the sudden declarations of love and all of the conversations that happened the next morning (which just happens to be Christmas, though there is no build-up in the story to make you aware of the timeframe. Same as saying it's all happening on a Tuesday). It was like the author had suddenly had enough. It also seems like it was supposed to be a regular novel, but wasn't approved, so someone said, "Hey, just cut it off right here on Christmas day and we can stick it in a holiday collection." Ridiculously rushed. Would it really have hurt to at least stretch it out for another chapter? There's no resolution to speak of. If I had known better, I probably wouldn't have even read it if it were free. You glean enough about their story from reading the other books, so it was a waste of time to read this, not to mention pay for it.