Random Reads: December 2020

Mini-reviews of books I read during the month of December.

Christmas on Peach Tree Lane by Jules Bennett

Brady inherits his grandfather’s home and comes back to Peach Grove to pack it up and sell it. In the meantime Violet is on the Annual Tinsel Tour and usually decorates the historic home for the holiday for charity. Clash.

I have to be honest and say that I did not finish this book. I was so aggravated with Violet. Now others may enjoy this romance, but once Violet broke “girl-code” I wanted nothing to do with her or the character. I find her to be selfish. Here is a man whose grandfather just died and the whole town knows it and she can’t come up with a better idea? Never mind, her best friend went to three dates with this guy and really has a dislike of him. It obviously is an issue because she brings it up every conversation. You don’t then say, “Oh yeah I’m gonna tap that without having a discussion, at the minimum, with your bestie.

Once again, y’all might feel differently and please give the book a chance and tell me how you feel about Christmas On Peach Tree Lane.

I received an ARC of this book and I am writing a review without prejudice and voluntarily.

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Holidays in Blue by Eve Morton

This is supposed to be a Christmas romance. On Goodreads, the synopsis starts with the line: “A Forced Proximity Christmas Romance”. Holidays in Blue is one of the most depressing holiday books I have ever read. A serial killer on Christmas (in a book) is more fun than Cosmin. I just hate his attitude, selfishness, and all-around attitude about life. Neither character should be in a relationship as neither of them are ready for one which is something Eric says all the time. He’s right. I love holiday romances, but this is not one that is making any list.

I received an ARC of this book and I am writing a review without prejudice and voluntarily.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

At First Sight by Harper Bliss

I cannot believe that I am writing that I do not like a Harper Bliss book. I hate the premise. I have a moral quandary about the storyline that I cannot get past. No therapist should ever get involved with a patient – EVER. The fact that Jill’s own therapist tells her to not get involved, and she still does is mind-blowing. At this point, everything about the storyline was a gross feeling. 

This is not to say that you will not enjoy At First Sight. Bliss is an amazing writer and one of my favorites. My dislike is my own bias and not any fault of the author’s. 

I received an ARC of this book and I am writing a review without prejudice and voluntarily.

Rating: 3 out of 5.
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