Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Mistletoe and Mr. Right

Mistletoe and Mr. Right by Lyla Payne

Goodreads Summary:
Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring…but lust refused to settle in for a long winter's nap.
She might be all nestled, snug in her bed, by why, oh why, do visions of the wrong guy dance in her head?

Jessica, (not Jessie), figures that nothing could be better than a trip to the Emerald Isle for Christmas break. So she takes a flying leap and follows her boyfriend home for the holidays, not only sure that he will finally agree they're destined for each other, but also that Ireland will provide the perfect backdrop to the beginning of their happily-ever-after.

But it turns out his family--and his gorgeous ex-girlfriend--don't feel the same way, and even the family goat seems to be conspiring against her well-laid plans. The only person making the trip worthwhile is the very last one she should be thinking about, but Grady, the local farmhand, has a way of showing up when Jessica needs him most...and least.

USA Today bestselling author Lyla Payne wraps up the perfect holiday novella, ties it with a ribbon of romance, and tops it with a light dusting of snow. Perfect to curl up with under the tree. Just add hot cocoa!

My Review:
This is the perfect light, fluffy Christmas read. It is a novella, so it is short enough to read in a few hours. Which is exactly what I did. While it is not exactly the kind of suspenseful book that is hard to put down, it was just too cute to look away!

This novella was so beautiful written. All of the characters in the book were great, and I thought that we got to know them really well for it being such a short novella. Along with this, there were so many emotions that I as the reader felt while reading this book. There were sad moments, funny moments, and sweet moments. There were parts of this story that had me literally laughing out loud. I love it when a book can do that. At the same time, there were definitely some serious moments in this story that were necessary to get to the heart of the reader.

This book was so cute, and left me wanting more. There is a fun somewhat-predictable twist at the end that was engaging as well. I will warn you, however, that if you hate love triangles (or squares) this might not be the book for you. I didn't mind it because it wasn't drawn out like some love triangles. It was still a part of this book though. Despite this, the romance was great. It was so cute, and at times heart wrenching. There were definitely a lot of things that these characters had to work through.
All in all, a great read!

5 stars

I received this book for free in return for an honest review.

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