Saturday, 28 November 2015

Book Review - This Christmas by Katlyn Duncan - #CarinaChristmas

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Title: This Christmas
Author: Katlyn Duncan
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Author supplied review copy
Publisher: Carina
Publication Date: 18th November 2014
Rating: 3.5 Stars


This year, if Hadley wrote her dream Christmas list, it would go something like this:

1. Spend every waking – and sleeping – moment with her incredibly gorgeous boyfriend, Will.

2. Figure out what’s been bugging him lately. Yes, going away to college has been tough…but it’s time they reconnected.

3. Enjoy a sparkling Christmas in New York City, gazing at the Rockefeller tree, going ice skating, and drinking steaming mugs of cocoa in Central Park.

So, driving off to spend Christmas in a rustic cabin in the woods wasn’t exactly the plan. But when it comes to her irresistible, and at times, impossible boyfriend, nothing’s ever that simple. And as fantasies of an icy Times Square are replaced by a clumsily decorated tree, making snowmen and the warmth of a log fire, Hadley feels herself falling in love all over again.

Except does Will have something to tell her that could change Hadley’s happily-ever-after Christmas dreams into a not-so-winter wonderland after all?

Don't miss this festive sequel novella to This Summer

This Christmas is an incredibly short, but very easy to read short story, about Hadley and Will's Christmas. It may not have been the Christmas that Hadley was originally dreaming of spending with Will, but when they are offered the use of a rustic cabin, out of town, they can't resist it. 

After a busy few months they are in need of spending some quality time together. So why is Will acting weird and should Hadley be worried about their future. 

This Christmas is a sequel to This Summer, which I haven't read. I think this can be read as a standalone, and its a quick snapshot into their life. I do feel though that I would have enjoyed it a lot more had I read the first book.  

There is no real depth to the characters, which I know is hard to achieve in such a small page count, and I was very surprised to see the book finish on 73%. I have a feeling this was meant as a sequel and that I should have taken the time to read This Summer first. 

It does though give me an insight into the author's writing which I did enjoy, but I just got the feeling that it could have been better. This Christmas will definitely though leave you feeling more Christmassy than when you start reading it. 

A very likeable Christmas short story, and I would be happy to have the opportunity to read more of Katyln Duncan in the future to see what she can do properly.

Thank you to Katlyn Duncan for this review copy. This was my honest opinion. 


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