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Publishers: Carina Press
Published: 5th December 2013
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Main Characters: Hannah, Griff
Date Read: 12th December - 13th December 2013
Every Christmas, Hannah Jones makes it her mission to give her hometown the perfect pageant. Even malfunctioning inflatable Santas and lost students can't stop the self-proclaimed Miss Holiday. But the teacher may have met her mismatch in sexy but antisocial tree farmer Griff Green. Hannah's been lusting after her new neighbor for months—and she's determined to melt his heart by being naughty as well as nice…
He may sell trees, but Griff doesn't do Christmas. He's known as the town humbug—and he likes it that way. Which is why he's been avoiding Hannah, despite the sexy visions of her that have been dancing through his head. When a surprise visit leads to a passionate kiss, he can't deny the attraction any longer.
When Hannah discovers Griff isn't the Scrooge he pretends to be—and she exposes his secret to the whole town—it may take a holiday miracle for their budding relationship to survive into the new year.
This will be my fifth Christmas read from Netgalley but in this case so far it would have to be my least favourite read.
This is a similar cover to my previous two reads and just like them this would have nothing to do with the story.
This is one of the shorter books that I have read but this book felt a lot longer to read than all the other books put together. The romance side of the story wasn't believable at all I just didn't get the connection, although there was a couple of times when I thought it was sweet but not enough for me. I know they say opposites attract but in this case I just don't see them having a future they just didn't seem like a right fit. I also thought everything seemed a bit too rushed which normally I don't mind but for some reason I just couldn't see it. I felt like it was a little juvenile and if it wasn't for the content I would say it was a YA. There was times when I felt like I was going to get swept away with the whole story but it wasn't meant to be.
I wasn't a huge fan of the characters especially Hannah as she was just too childish and I could just imagine her stopping her feet if she didn't get her own way. Griff I'm still not sure as sometimes I liked him but not like I usually like the male characters.
Overall not the best book in the world but there was occasional glimmers.