Swoon-Worthy Heroes

Swoon-Worthy Hero Highlights: Christmas Edition by Codi Gary

Like any other romance nut, one of my favorite kinds of romances is a Christmas one. Thus, when I saw the cover for Guess Who’s Coming for Christmas on Feeln, I was intrigued. First of all, a hot guy with a guitar was on the cover…need I say more?

Guess Who's Coming To Christmas


Actually, yes I should because I haven’t even gotten to who this mysterious guitar holding guy was…and why he completely stole my heart in this movie.


In Guess Who’s Coming for Christmas, Dax is a fading rocker who hasn’t written a song in years. Depressed and self-loathing, he drinks to access and parties (typical rock star right?) So, when his agent convinces him to grant a fans wish for Christmas, he finds himself stuck in a small town with no hotel, no decent coffee or sushi, and no escape for a week. To top it off, he is living in the house of his super fan, Kelly (who is 26 and lost her job as a book cover writer six months ago), and her family, including the very strict Reverend Harding. But it turns out the Hardings might be just what Dax needs to find the man he used to be again.


This movie had been tempting me for a while and after a pretty bad day, I settled down to watch it. Drew Lachey played Dax (for those of you who don’t know who he is, I was a huge 98 Degrees fan in my teen years and had a major crush on Drew), and although Drew is still a doll, it was the actual character who sucked me in.

Guess Christmas

At first, Dax does a few jerky things (hitting on Kelly, breaking into the liquor cabinet and showing up drunk for church), but by the end of the movie, you are so taken with the man he’s become that you are willing to forgive him anything.


So, here’s why I think Dax should hold the Christmas Movie Title of Swoon-worthiness!

  • Dax is a nice guy, although it takes him a while to remember. Like any good hero, a man with a generous nature and who honors his word deserves the moniker of “swoon-worthy”.
  • Dax is freaking sexy. I know, we shouldn’t judge a hero on sex appeal…wait, yes we should. There is this scene where the materialistic girlfriend shows up, and Kelly is upset with Dax for never mentioning her. They are in the kitchen and Dax says, “She’s not even my girlfriend, she’d just someone I unintentionally spend time with.” Kelly replies, “Like me?” And starts to leave but he stops her, pulls her close and there is this moment where the screen freaking fogs up from the smoldering look Dax gives her and you’re holding your breath as Dax whispers, “No. Not like you.” *SQUEAL*

Dax goes after what he wants. He is confident, charming, and funny, three traits that have the watcher (and the heroine) falling for him. In the last scene, he’s standing in front of the church pews, and basically tells Reverend Harding that he knows the reverend won’t like it, but he’s going to kiss Kelly anyway. Love it! Song:

Like any good redemption story, Dax proves that he can change and he does what heroes do…shows up when the people he cares about need him the most.

Who is your favorite Christmas Romance Hero? Book, show, or movie…sign off below! And Happy Holidays, one and all!

Codi GaryAn obsessive bookworm, Codi Gary likes to write sexy small-town contemporary romances with humor, grand gestures, and blush-worthy moments. When she’s not writing, she can be found reading her favorite authors, squealing over her must-watch shows, and playing with her children. She lives in Idaho with her family. Codi can be found on Facebook, Twitter, and CodiGaryBooks.com.

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