on December 5th 2017
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What Happens at Christmas might aptly be titled What didn’t happen at Christmas?
Best Selling Author, Andrew “Drew” Vitruvius, wants a good publicity stunt. How about your good old-fashioned kidnapping? Who doesn’t like one of those? How much publicity would he get if he were to be kidnapped live on the air? Sales would skyrocket!!! But what happens when you “kidnapping” feels a little too real? When your kidnappers get a little rough with you? What happens when you are left alone in a hut in the middle of nowhere?
Lori France is spending the holidays with her four-year-old niece, Misty after her sister had her dropped off. But did she knowing have her dropped off? Was it a mistake? Did she even know where she left her child? Trying to make the best of their situation, Lori and Misty go walking in the woods and make a discovery!
This isn’t your typical feel good Christmas tale. It has a little bit of everything thrown in: drama, mystery, romance, family issues, intrigue, and yes, Christmas Cheer! This proved to be a fast read once I got over the first couple of pages. I think I read them at least 5 times trying to get into the book. Then once Lori and Misty showed up several pages in, I was hooked.
This is one of those fast-enjoyable reads. This is not a Dickens book! It has romance, troubled and flawed characters, who find a way to unburden themselves by the end – Hey, wait a minute…this is starting to sound like Dickens…I digress.
Fast, enjoyable and combing various elements to make the story-line move fast and for the plot to thicken. One thing I particularly enjoyed was that this book did not feel rushed. I would say it is more romance than anything and most romance books, build their story and them BAM the need to get married and the book ends abruptly. This book does not have an abrupt ending. I think the Author did a good job building her plot and did not rush a thing.
Enjoyable read for the holidays.
Thank you to Choc Lit and NetGalley who provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.