I loved this twisted journey to Christmas! Sara Dobie Bauer is a great author and this book manages to be creepy, violent and still… it’s a Christmas romance! If you’re like me and love books that are original and off-the-beaten-path then this is the book for you! Unique and visceral!
I’m not going to get into much detail in my review because I don’t do spoilers – especially when there are delicious twists in a story. This is one of those books you want to go into with no expectations so you can enjoy having your head messed with (in the best possible way, of course.)
Isabelle has hit a pitch-perfect balance of the elements in this book. There is some romance and there’s an intriguing mystery with a bit of danger. The small town is full of interesting supporting characters, and the descriptions of the lovely winter landscape made me long for a snowy retreat.
I generally only read a couple of Christmas stories each year… I’m one of those grinchy people that can only do “so” much Christmas spirit! I’m glad this was one of the books that I chose. 2020 has been a challenging year and this book was exactly what I needed.
This is the best kind of love story. Rowan is Gideon’s personal assistant. He loves his job and he’s really good at it. More than that, he enjoys being with his boss. Even though they have a strictly professional relationship, Rowan would definitely take more if it was on the table.
I’m new to Erin McLellan’s books, but this one was really enjoyable. Benji arrives at William’s cabin expecting a house full of people at a Valentine’s party. What he doesn’t know is that his lovely sister has forgotten to tell him that the party has been postponed due to a power outage. As shocked as William is to have company, he pretty much instantly finds himself intrigued by and attracted to Benji. The feeling is pretty mutual.
Alex is the embodiment of the Grinch when this story begins. He’s battling the holiday shoppers for some food and everything is annoying him. He’s sick of Christmas carols, holiday spirit, and peppermint… he really hates peppermint. When Alex bumps into a festive stranger named Nicholas ( oh yes, he’s impressed that he’s named after Santa) Alex has no idea he’s meeting a neighbour in his new building.
I absolutely adored this book! I’m not a huge fan of the holidays and this one made me want to rush out and get a damned Christmas tree!!!!
This book made me happy. There is so much friendship, family and love in it that I couldn’t stop smiling. This is one of those books that I will definitely pick up again if I’m having a rough day or feel like I need to read about a happy ending! Loved it! A holiday story can’t get any better than this! perfection as far as I’m concerned.
A masterfully written novella packed with emotion and action.
This was a lovely piece of writing. The short length of this had me worried that it might lack characterization, but Lanyon is a master. In only a few pages I was drawn into the emotional turmoil of Chief Robert Garrett and cub reporter, Jamie. They live in a time when it’s dangerous to be gay, and yet, in a sweet moment at a birthday party, Robert gave Jamie one kiss. That kiss stayed with both of them.