31 December 2014

Book Review: A Light in the Window (Christmas in New York, #3) by Jolyse Barnett

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Format: Kindle arc
Publishers: Tule Publishing Group
Published: 11th November 2014
Pages: 134
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance, 
Main Characters: Jade, Ben
Date Read: 24th December - 31st December 2014
Rating Given:
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Adirondack girl-in-transition Jade Engel comes home to recharge after ending a career she never truly wanted, but soon realizes she’s in danger of also being swept off her feet by the boy-next-door, her former best friend, Ben Stephens. If only he’d stop kissing her every time she falls into his arms. 
Everything local celebrity Ben Stephens ever wanted is in Starling. Then Jade comes home after an eternity away and sends his simple world into a tailspin. He’s determined to pursue her—the one girl who got away. But when their friends-with-benefits arrangement blows up in their faces, will they have the courage to put their pasts to rest in order to forge a future together? 
Christmas in New York series Book 1: This Christmas by Jeannie Moon Book 2: All I Want for Christmas by Jennifer Gracen Book 3: A Light in the Window by Jolyse Barnett Book 4: Goodness and Light by Patty Blount

The third book in the Christmas in New York series which I received from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

All of the book covers in this series are similar but with the setting and characters different which is like each of the stories. I feel out of all of the covers this one looks more Christmasy which is what I want from a Christmas novel.

This one did take me a little longer to read than the first two but that was because Christmas took over so I didn't have time to read as much as when I read the first two. I'm in two minds about this book as the first half of the book I wasn't a huge fan as I didn't understand why Ben would like someone like Jade but the more we got to know each of the characters I fell in love with their love story. I felt like the ending of the story was the cutest but I also felt like the ending was a bit rushed, I would have liked to have read more about the future of this particular couple just like I felt with the ending of the previous two books.

As I kind of mentioned above I wasn't a fan of Jade in the beginning as she seemed a little too bitchy and one of those 'mean girls', I didn't feel like her friendship between her and the other girls (from the other books) was as real as the others but once I read more about her back story I felt the connection especially towards the end when they where there for her. Jade always seemed to be living her life for other people which I think made her into the bitch she was at the beginning but once she lived her own life making her own decisions she was a much more likable character. I really liked Ben he is definitely my favourite male character from this series so far as he was the sweetest and it was her that walked away instead of the guy which made this book a little more different to the other two books.

Overall a cute and quick Christmas read.