RELEASE DAY**~**The Gift by Karli Perrin – Review and Teaser


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.

Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance


the gift teaser (2)


**ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review**

3.5 Stars

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.

~Jennifer H.



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.


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