Mistletoe Mischief by Stacey Joy Netzel
Mistletoe Mischief (Romancing Wisconsin #1)
Christmas in July at the zoo is the last place single parents Eric Riley and Marissa Wilder expect to find love. Thanks to some mistletoe mischief in the form of their two young daughters and Santa, they discover mistletoe rules were not made to be broken.
Mistletoe Mischief is a super short story. It starts off with Marissa at the zoo with her daughter and her class. She was substituting last minute and as the story opens Eric shows up late to be a chaperon. Marissa and Eric's daughters are friends and so they all hang out all day. Marissa is attracted to Eric, but she has a lot of hang up and projects her ex's shortcomings onto him. She is so wishy washy. One minute she is all he is great! The next he is the worst! Just like my ex!! It was a little annoying and Eric can't figure out what is up with her either.
Of course everything works out with the two, but it is kind of sudden. This is one where I feel like if it would have been longer I would have enjoyed it more. It was like suddenly Marissa was all sorry for being crazy, and then the end. Epilogue a few months later at Christmas and we are done. It just felt a little rushed all of a sudden at the end.