Bah, Humbug! by Heather Horrocks

“Lexi Anderson is an up-and-coming, Martha Stewart-type TV hostess whose two kids love the Jared Strong adventure novels, which happen to be written by their new neighbor, Kyle Miller.
For the first time in his writing career, Kyle has writer’s block – until he sees the snowman on his lawn and realizes this is the perfect place for his villain to hide the weapon. He digs into the snowman to discover two things: the weapon fits int he body just under the head, and the snowman was supposed to be the back drop for Lexi’s next show.

From this improbable beginning comes friendship. Can there be more for a woman who is afraid to get close again and a man who has shadows from his childhood?

Families join together and hearts are healed as this couple goes walking in a winter wonderland.” -Goodreads.com

 

Bah, Humbug!  was another one of those fun short Christmas reads I read. I actually really liked it but just felt like the ending was way to rushed.

 

3 stars.

Read on November 30, 2013.

Bought.

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Arms Wide Open by Juli Caldwell

“Lauren Brooks is in a rut, and her roomie is determined to yank her out of it by convincing her to participate in a local coffee shop’s 5-in-5 speed dating event. Once she agrees, it takes her about 30 seconds to realize if there’s an oddball out there looking for love, he’ll find her. And creep her out. She confronts one weirdo after another until someone she used to know winds up in the same place, and she has to decide what she wants more: to make a break for it, or embrace the possibilities of another chance.” -Goodreads.com

 

While Arms Wide Open was pretty short, it sure was funny.

There surprising weren’t really any dull moments, just one thing happening after another. Perfect for what I was needing was the time. 🙂

 

4 stars.

Read on November 30, 2013.

Bought.

Miracle at the Museum of Broken Hearts by Talli Roland

“When chief romantic Rose Delaney scores her dream job at London’s quirkiest new attraction, The Museum of Broken Hearts, she thinks she’s got it made. Sure, it’s a little depressing dealing with relics of failed relationships each day, but Rose is determined not to let it break her ‘love conquers all’ spirit. After discovering the museum’s handsome curator is nursing a broken heart of his own, Rose steps in to fix it. Can Rose heal the rift, or will this happy ending go awry?” -Goodreads.com

 

Even though the Miracle at the Museum of Broken Hearts wasn’t perfect, it was definitely one of the books by the end I really liked.

I just liked it but really can’t think of exactly why.

 

3 stars.

Read on November 30, 2013.

Bought.

Baby, Be Mine by Ginny Baird

“Nikki Constantino has a big problem. Her Great-Aunt Mallory left her with a wad of cash, which she’ll inherit under two conditions. The first one is she’s got to marry within eight weeks. With family pressures mounting and her job on the line, Nikki’s just desperate enough to want to honor her late aunt’s wishes. Lucky for her she can enlist the help of her best friend. But as she sorts through the candidates, could it be that the guy for her is the one she least suspects?

Jack Hudson has secretly had a crush on Nikki forever. So when she asks his help in securing a last-minute groom, he’s conflicted. But where Nikki’s concerned, Jack would do almost anything to ensure her happiness. So Jack reluctantly goes along with her plan while trying to put thoughts of them being together out of his mind. With her Valentine’s Day deadline approaching, will Nikki settle for another man – or will she start seeing Jack in a new light?” -Goodreads.com

 

While some parts were good in Baby, Be Mine, I felt like Nikki was incredibly rude. It was like she assumed every single guy from her past would just loveeeeee to marry her. And again, she is so damn rude. Gah.

I felt this book could have been good if the plot went a different way.

 

2 stars.

Read on November 30, 2013.

Bought.