I love the holiday season but I've never been one to get sucked into the holiday movies or books. Which I realize now seems odd since I love all that cheesy romance. But, this year I snagged a few holiday books from Target and the Kindle store and wanted to share my thoughts and recommendations if you're looking for a holiday read!
I figured I should cover the sweetest of the stories first. This book is definitely PG, and is a classic feel good Christmas miracle type book. Samantha is a writer, her ex dumped her by just leaving, and now she is afraid of pretty much everything which is the opposite of her main character who is a daring spy type that goes on all sorts of adventures. She ends up going to spend Christmas at an old Dude Ranch that her publisher is hosting and while there meets Drew. I'm sure you have an idea where the story goes so I won't spoil it for you but this one was cute. I will warn you, apparently I've only been reading in first person so the third person threw me off a bit. But, once I got into story I enjoyed it. Great for romance lover that isn't a fan of spice and I did enjoy the authors colorful imagination and the references to Native American Culture as well.
Next up is Tis the Season for Revenge and let me tell you this one was fun and very spicy. Like, if you don't read Elle Kennedy, be warned kind of descriptions, but it was fun! It started off very "legally blonde", her d-bag lawyer boyfriend dumps her because she isn't serious enough but instead of trying to prove herself, she goes for revenge instead. And of course, that revenge is hooking up with his boss to get and invite to the super fancy Christmas party the firm hosts that her boyfriend of 4 years never took her too. I loved her self discovery along the way after the break up, and how she realized what happens when you lose yourself in someone else. I enjoyed the relationship that grows and like I said, it was spicy between them! This one was a fun read if you're just looking for some fluff with a little romance between.
I had started reading another one, you'll see below...and ended up trying out Fumbled Love because I enjoy a good sports romance and figured why not try this one. Although really only based around the holiday season for part of it, this was a cute fluff read, with a low spice level, nothing compared to the previous. Kinley was in love with best friends brother growing up and who would have thought their paths would cross again after being apart for 12 years, living in different states, and the fact that he's a professional football player. This one had a lot of honesty in it, which is often the "twist" that happens in most romance books, when the lie gets out. Fumbled Love had a lot of sweetness in it even though we do end up with an accidental pregnancy and jealous best friends. If you're looking for a quick, easy to read winter romance check this one out.
I was hoping to have a few more to recommend but at the moment I am still making my way through them. I started Window Shopping by Tessa Bailey and I'm honestly struggling to go into it. So far we have Stella trying to start life new after getting out of prison, and Aiden who seems like the most optimistic person because of his upbringing. He gives her a chance to design the store window annnnnd that's as far as I got. Like I said, this one was a little tough for me to get really into so I took a break and am hoping to come back to it and will add it here if I can finish it! *Update* Okay, I finished it and it ended up being cute. Tessa's growth is really good and I love that she loves Aiden's nice guy/rough guy personality.
I have made a yearly goal to read more and once I got my Kindle working again I haven't stopped. Here you will find my reviews of my more recent reads to share with you.