October 6, 2015
12 Books of Christmas
September 28 - October 1, 2017
Savor the magic of the season with Debbie Macomber’s newest Christmas novel, filled with warmth, humor, the promise of love, and a dash of unexpected adventure.
Ashley Davison, a graduate student in California, desperately wants to spend the holidays with her family in Seattle. Dashiell Sutherland, a former army intelligence officer, has a job interview in Seattle and must arrive by December 23. Though frantic to book a last-minute flight out of San Francisco, both are out of luck: Every flight is full, and there’s only one rental car available. Ashley and Dash reluctantly decide to share the car, but neither anticipates the wild ride ahead.
At first they drive in silence, but forced into close quarters Ashley and Dash can’t help but open up. Not only do they find they have a lot in common, but there’s even a spark of romance in the air. Their feelings catch them off guard—never before has either been so excited about a first meeting. But the two are in for more twists and turns along the way as they rescue a lost puppy, run into petty thieves, and even get caught up in a case of mistaken identity. Though Ashley and Dash may never reach Seattle in time for Christmas, the season is still full of surprises—and their greatest wishes may yet come true.
The 12 Books of Christmas Reading Challenge
Enjoy the second holiday book I’m contributing for the 12 Books of Christmas Reading Challenge.
For more information about this reading challenge and to join go here: The 12 Books of Christmas Challenge
The hotel I work for received a new shipment of books for the lobby. This book was one of them, so, seeing that I needed a few more holiday books to meet my 12 Days of Christmas book quota, I snagged a copy, devoured it in about 4 days, then returned it to work.
This book is pure fluff. If you are in the mood for a cheesy, over the top, unrealistic, anything-that-can-go-wrong-does with a happily ever after, this is your book.
The heroine, Ashley, is immature beyond words. She has a good heart, but sometimes I had to shake my head at some of the questionable things she said and did. Meanwhile the hero, Dash, went from Grade-A jerk to…. well, someone I could like. Together they had great chemistry, I’m guessing the author was going for a “they balance each other” thing, but I really don”t see how they could possibly work with how immature she was and stoic he was.
Ultimately, if you’re in the mood for a super fluffy, light, rom-com you might enjoy this book. (FYI, it’s also a Hallmark movie. Which I haven’t been able to find no Netflix to stream. Boo!)
“…There’s only one car left in the entire lot and we’re both headed to Seattle, and, well, I thought if I talked to his mother I’d feel better about sharing a ride with a perfect stranger.”
“Trust me, my dear, my son is far from perfect.”
“Besides, you’re not my type.” She didn’t really have a type, but if she did, he’d be at the top of the list, not that she’d tell him that.
“Oh really?” he said. He snorted a laugh as if to say the opposite sex found him irresistible.
“Do you know you roll your eyes a lot?” she asked.
“I didn’t before I met you.”
He frowned. “I worry when you get overly accommodating. It’s like when a woman says, ‘Correct me if I’m wrong…’ Trust me, most men know never to make that mistake. It’s a trap.”
I love Deb Macomber. Her books are sooooooooo good.
Are her non-Christmas books better? I’m reading Mr. Miracle right now as well and not enjoying it. 🙁
I love your stealthy book snagging skills. I have to admit, I’ve never read this author, just never had the chance.
Well, I am quite rogue-like. 😉
You enjoyed this more than I did…although I don’t remember disliking this as much as Mr. Miracle so…I think I need to try a non-holiday Macomber book to see if it’s her writing, or just her holiday books that don’t work for me.
I saw your review, Katie, and went in with low expectations! It was so ridiculous from the get go that I never anticipated it would become serious.
Haha, nice book snagging! Not a fluffy books fan, but a great review! 🙂
I’m not a big fan of fluffy books either, unless they’re sugary sweet teen reads.
This looks so adorable! I am going to have to pick it up asap 🙂
This one looks like I’m gonna enjoy it. I will definitely keep this book in mind when I feel like reading contemporary novels