Friday, November 27, 2015
Book Review: Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses
Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses
by Jenny Hale
Advanced Reader Copy, Kindle, pages 305
2 1/2 stars
Synopsis: Single mother Abbey Fuller loves her family more than anything, and doesn’t regret for a moment having had to put her dreams of being an interior designer on hold. But with her son, Max, growing up, when a friend recommends her for a small design job she jumps at the chance. How hard can it be?
Nick Sinclair needs his house decorated in time for his family’s festive visit – and money is no object. What he doesn’t need is to be distracted from his multi-million dollar business – even if it is Christmas.
When Abbey pulls up to the huge Sinclair mansion, she has a feeling she might be out of her depth. And when she meets the gorgeous, brooding Nicholas Sinclair, she knows that she’s in real trouble…
With the snow falling all around, can Abbey take the chance to make her dreams of being a designer come true? And can she help Nick to finally enjoy the magic of Christmas?
My view on the book: This is the third book that I have read by Jenny Hale, the second Christmas book. This book starts out slow, but picks up just between the halfway point and two-thirds into the story. I also saw quite a few similarities in the other Christmas book that I read, A Christmas to Remember. Both involve a woman, who is struggling to make ends meet, goes to work at the estate of a millionaire, there is a developing relationship between the two, although the millionaire is a workaholic, he learns to take time and appreciate life, beyond just working and making money. Summer by the Sea did not follow the same formula as the 2 Christmas stories. Next Christmas, I hope to see Ms. Hale not follow the same formula in her holiday book. I'd give this 2.5 stars on Goodreads if I could.
I do recommend this if you enjoy sweet holiday romances.
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.