All I Want For Christmas: Day 21 – Book review: Bah, Humbug! by Heather Horrocks

Posted December 21, 2013 by thischickreads in review / 0 Comments

ImageLexi Anderson runs a show for decorating homes and iis called “the younger version of Martha Stewart”. She knows everything about Christmas and decorating. It’s the job that she loves and knows best. The Anderson family just moves in the Christmas Street. After the divorce, Lexi and her kids finally settled in a new cozy house, with the entire series of Jared Strong crime books reading in bed. It became a family tradition, they all love Jared Strong Series.

Everything was just fine, until one crazy neighbour decapitated their snowman.

In the meantime, the author of Jared Strong Series, Kyle Miller, has a writer’s block. His dateline ends soon, and he has no idea how to finish his book. From the window of his home office, he sees the new neighbour’s snowman and an idea pops up in his mind. Can the weapon be hidden in a snowman? Well, he has to check out. So, he goes to the snowman and tries various methods to hide a weapon, including decapitating  the poor snowman.  But, the owner caught him in action. Lexi is not thrilled by the idea of someone destroying her kids’ decorations, including the snowman. And the neighbours ‘ fight begins.

Next day Lexi receives a package by mistake adressed to Kyle Miller. The adress is the house next door. Is that crazy neighbour who destroyed her snowman actually the writer that she and her kids adore?

I totally fell in love with these two characters. A crime writer who hates Christmas, and a show host that loves Christmas. What a couple! I enjoyed their comic conversations and I laughed so hard on so many occasions. But, the story is not just funny. The characters  were are also very emotional. Lexi lost her parents in a car accident and rushed in a marriage to recreate a family. Kyle lost his mother on Christmas Eve, and ever since he doesn’t celebrate Christmas. Can it be that these two people can be a perfect match?

So, if you’re a sucker for a bit of a Christmas magic, then this is a book for you. Check out how under the Scrooge mask there is a warm heart that is just lonely, and how love can enter in your life when you least expect it.

I can’t believe that this book waited so long in my kindle. I had so much fun reading it. I’m definitely looking forward to reading more of Heather Horrock’s romantic comedy novellas.

My rating: 4/5

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