This was a short, sweet Christmas novella. Having just finished the Christmas anthology "My True Love Gave to Me", this felt right at home with that same group of short stories. I read this after completing the second book. I wish I had read it in series order, however, because it fills in the missing pieces of the timeline between the two books very well. It is so short, however, to me it feels like it should really just be the first few chapters in the second book rather than a separate novella.
If you enjoyed the romantic elements from the first book, "Alienated", and you like holiday themed stories you will love this novella. I don’t think it is necessary to have read "Alienated" to appreciate this novella, so if you’re thinking of starting the series but not sure if it is for you, I would start with this to test the waters.