It was the weekend before Christmas and the whole world was on countdown.
Except for me.
Last Christmas, I met a boy.
Last Christmas, we made a pact.
Christmas would never be the same.
Life would never be the same…
Please note that this is a short story, not a full length novel. It is a standalone and is intended to be a quick, fun and flirty read.
**ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review**
I love the holidays especially Christmas, so around this time of the year I am always looking for a great holiday read. When I was contacted to review this novella by the author I was completely excited!!! I knew going in that it was going to be a novella, so I knew it was short and quick. When a book is this short and quick it is really hard to write a review for it, so I apologize now if this is on the short side.
This book was such a cute a sweet love story with Christmas as the background. It was a very quick read….I finished it in about 45 mins. But I will say that when I was finished I had a huge smile on my face. Being that it is a novella and a shorter read, it is hard to get attached to the characters. Although I did like what we saw of Imogen and Blake. I just wish this book would’ve been just slightly longer, so we would’ve gotten some more background on these two characters.
Imogen and Blake were very cute together. I loved their banter and conversations. The way they talked to each other, you would’ve thought they knew each other for years and not having just met. I enjoyed the storyline of the book and watching them getting to know each other. The author even stuck a little action into the book which completely took me by surprise. It was out of nowhere but still blended with the story well.
I did think the ending was kind of abrupt….I wish we would’ve gotten just a little more in the end of the book. After reading the first couple of lines in the book it has you wondering what happened and what the “pact” was, well I loved the pact when we find out but I wish the story would’ve ended by bringing us back to the present time, because the story is told in the past.
Like I said I really did enjoy this novella and I am glad the author contacted me to review it. I would recommend this if you have a short amount of time to read and want something with a holiday theme to it. There isn’t any steam but you don’t miss it in this story. It is one that I think adding steam would’ve been out of place. This was definitely one of those feel good love stories, that will have you smiling in the end.
Karli Perrin is a 25 year old English Language & Linguistics graduate from Manchester, England. She has always been a big lover of books and is the author of the ‘April’ series.
She is a big believer of fate and is a sucker for a happy ending. She honestly believes that there is a reason why you are reading this right now (apart from the fact that you are awesome!)
Her ultimate goal in life is to live in a house made entirely out of books with her best friend, who also happens to be her fiancé.
…Hogwarts is plan B.