18 December 2013

Book Review: A Christmas for Carrie by Alison Packard

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Format: earc
Publishers: Carina Press
Published: 5th December 2013
Pages: 106
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Main Characters: Carrie, Nick
Date Read: 11th December - 12th December 2013
Rating Given:
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The Blurb:

The very thought of Christmas is enough to darken Carrie Jones's day. "Jingle Bells" and eggnog? Not for this girl; not anymore. But running into a handsome old crush might make this year different…

Home to celebrate with his parents, Nick Johnson loves the holidays and all that comes with them, from trips to the tree lot to the very last strand of tinsel. Stunned to bump into Carrie while on a coffee run, he realizes that his former study buddy has grown into a drop-dead-gorgeous woman. One with whom he'd like to share all the joys—and hidden pleasures—of the season.

Spending time with Nick and his warm, close-knit family, Carrie can't help but feel the very beginnings of that elusive Christmas spirit. She's falling in love with all of them...until an unexpected visitor arrives. It will take putting her trust in Nick—and all her newfound happiness—to overcome the ghosts of Christmases past.

Another Christmas read from Netgalley and this one is the best that I have read so far!

I do like the cover as it's Christmasy and cute but the cover has nothing to do with the story which is always a pet hate of mine.

Forget one of my favourite Christmas reads this is one of my favourite reads of the whole year! I loved this book from start to finish it had everything I love in a Christmas Romance book: it was cute, a little bit cheesy (but not too cheesy), fun and a dark edge to it. I would have loved for this book to have been even longer as I just didn't want to say goodbye to Nick and Carrie, they were great together with sizzling chemistry and just great banter between them both. This is one book I will have to read again and maybe not just next Christmas!

Just like the story I fell in love with the characters from the moment I started the book. Even though Carrie didn't like Christmas I still liked her and knew there would be an explanation although the one we got was not what I was expecting. Once we found out about Carrie there was an understanding and a need for her to be able to enjoy Christmas. What can I say about Nick only that I love him he is by far one of my favourite male characters and I love how festive he is and I especially enjoyed the way he was with his family.

Overall I adore this book and I just wish it was either longer or a part of a series just so I can see Nick again. I highly recommend this book and now I just need to read more from Alison Packard to see if it was a one off.