Wednesday, December 18, 2013

[Kame's Reivew]: "A Christmas for Carrie"

A Christmas for Carrie by Alison Packard
Publisher: Carina Press (December 5, 2013)
Genre: Contemporary Romance (holiday)

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.

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Kame's Review:

Carrie Jones is not a fan of Christmas and she tries to avoid it every year. One day a few weeks before Christmas she runs into Nick Johnson, her High School crush and the guy she tutored in Math.  Nick is home for an extended visit and is determined to bring some Christmas cheer to Carrie's life.

This book is a nice warm story about two friends who lost touch getting reconnected. My favorite part was the slow progression of their romance.  Yes both characters felt something but it took a while and a few dates for them to act on it. Carrie was rather apprehensive about this budding romance (as I can fully support). I appreciated how she slowly warmed to the idea of Christmas and was open to Nick's suggestions. Nick realized right away that he could build a life with Carrie and he wanted to bring a love of Christmas into her life. I enjoyed his love of his family and his character is one I would want as a friend in my real life.

I love to read Christmas themed romance books during December. This is a book that I can see myself reading again and again. It had a heart warming story and just enough steamy scenes without any major angst. An easy read that can be put down when life requires it, but a good enough story that makes you want to get back to it as soon as you can.

  4 STARS!

Kame received an e-copy of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for her honest opinion.

Meet Kame:

Kame is part of a family of readers; one day she picked up the Nook she purchased for her husband and discovered her love of e-books. A few months later he purchased one for her so he could have his back! Kame’s Nook is never far, and she is hard pressed to pick a favorite book, genre or author. As long as there are characters that make her want to sit down and have a chat and a plot keeps the pages turning, she’ll read it.

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Thanks for the review, Kame! :) Sometimes you need an "easy" read; there is nothing at all wrong with that! 

Have you read Alison Packard before? Do you have an "easy" read?


Until Next Time,


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1 comment :

Alison Packard said...

Thank you for the lovely review, Kame. I agree that sometimes you just need an easy read when there's a lot of stuff going on around you. Take care and Happy Holidays!