I was given this amazing opportunity to review the first three stories in Sweet Christmas Kisses 2. This book is collaboration of 19 heartwarming Christmas romances by various authors. Who doesn’t love a good Christmas romance? I was going to wait and post all three of my reviews at once but decided against it as I want to give each author their own post, so here goes!
Sweet Christmas Kisses 2 takes you from the Smoky Mountains to Florida’s sun-drenched beaches, from the Italian Alps to Paris, France, and even to a quirky little town in Arizona. The Sweet Christmas Kisses 2 bundle features all-new, stand-alone stories that are sure to make you laugh, sometimes bring tears to your eyes, but always put you in the Christmas spirit. Foreword by New York Times bestselling author, RaeAnne Thayne.
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Boycotting Christmas by Melinda Curtis, USA Today, National bestselling and Award-winning author. A bachelor seeks Christmas magic from a woman who’s boycotting Christmas.
This Christmas story involves Nick Santolli, his five-year-old niece, Cindy, and Joy, and it takes place in Brody Falls. Initially, this book started out as a Hallmark movie and quickly turned into National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and it had me laughing all the way.
Nick, the town “man-whore”, has assumed the care of his niece as both of her parent have been deployed overseas. Nick is determined to give Cindy the best Christmas ever. So, he seeks out the help of an old friend, Joy, but Nick doesn’t know that Joy is currently boycotting Christmas because her father is engaged to Joy’s best friend, Penny.
Penny is quite a character in this book. She reminds me of the “plastics” from Mean Girls. Joy and Penny’s banter throughout the book is brilliant.
Nick and Joy have been friends for years with Joy wanting more from Nick, but Nick had been given strict orders from his best friend, Joy’s brother, and Joy’s father, to stay away from Joy.
The story builds off their past and their promise to give Cindy the best Christmas ever.
This was my favorite of the three stories that I read. It is funny, sweet, and full of Christmas spirit.
I give it four out of four fairy godmothers.
Thank you to bestselling author, Melinda Curtis, for an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. My reviews are based on my opinions of the book and are my opinions alone.