by Codi Hall
Series: Mistletoe Romance #1
Release Date: October 5th 2021
Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance, Fiction, Humor, Romance
Format Read: ARC, eBook
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Press play on happily ever after in this charming, heartfelt holiday rom-com.
Nick Winters and Noel Carter have known each other their whole lives. After years of shared family holidays, working together on the Winters’ Christmas tree farm, and being each other's safe haven, they wouldn't dream of crossing the line from friends to something more....
But when Nick comes home for the holidays after serving overseas and finds that his long-term girlfriend has decided to get her stocking stuffed elsewhere, Noel is there to pick him up and show him that instead of a Blue Christmas he can still have a Wonderful Christmastime without his cheating ex.
A night on the town and an impulsive kiss later has Noel thinking that perhaps this year they’ll be rockin’ around the Christmas tree as a couple, but only if the ghost - er rather - girlfriend of Nick's Christmas past doesn’t decide to haunt their holiday....
I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Wow oh wow. This book was so AMAZING!!!
And SPICYYY. Looking at the cute cover I honestly never would have expected there to be spice but there was and I was such a happy camper!
This was an incredible story and one I’ll probably turn to to read every Christmas time. It has an amazing holiday setting, aesthetic, and vibe and easily put me in the Christmas mood!
This book dealt with some serious situations which I always appreciate. It deals with loss, grief, friendship, and unconditional love and it was so beautiful to read. I never like giving away any part of the plot, because I always think stories are best going in blind. But I will say that the chemistry and tension between these two characters was extremely palpable and impossible to ignore. Their friendship is absolutely one I envy and would give anything for.
Also it looks like this is just the first book in a series and I am sooooo freaking excited because there were so many side characters I was in love with and would absolutely adore to get a book about them! There are some hints and I have a hunch about one book and will be so excited if I’m right!
This book was whimsical, down to earth, realistic, heartwarming, and made me downright giddy most of the time while reading. As I said before, there are some serious complexities brought up in this book, but it doesn’t make the book itself feel heavy or take away from the rom-com feel of the story. It was just a perfect amount that really makes you think and feel for these characters.
Hey there! I’m Jess and I love to read! Shocker, I know. It is my form of self care and I’m always reading something. Whether it’s a steamy sports romance or YA fantasy, I’m always immersed in a story. My favorite tropes are sports romance (especially hockey), hate/enemies to lovers, and anything with a lot of angst and tension.
When I’m not reading, I’m hanging out with my sweet dog , working as an exercise specialist at a physical and occupational therapy clinic, or hiking. And potentially browsing the aisles of bookstores…
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