Series: Christmas Street #1
Published by Word Garden Press on September 9, 2011
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
I thoroughly enjoyed Bah, Humbug. Timing was perfect, as I was reading it after a particularly bad week and when I needed something to help me get out of a down mood. Well Bah, Humbug did just that. It was really funny and I found myself laughing out loud quite a bit. I really enjoyed the characters – Lexi is a TV show host for a Martha Stewart type show and, as you can imagine, she goes all out for Christmas. Kyle is an author, but he also lost his mother as a child during the Christmas season, so he’s a bit of a Grinch. Seeing these two bicker and gradually bond was super fun.
Lexi Anderson is an up-and-coming, Martha Stewart-type TV hostess whose two kids love the Jared Strong adventure novels, which happen to be written by their new neighbor, Kyle Miller.
For the first time in his writing career, Kyle has writer's block - until he sees the snowman on his lawn and realizes this is the perfect place for his villain to hide the weapon. He digs into the snowman to discover two things: the weapon fits int he body just under the head, and the snowman was supposed to be the back drop for Lexi's next show.
From this improbable beginning comes friendship. Can there be more for a woman who is afraid to get close again and a man who has shadows from his childhood?
Families join together and hearts are healed as this couple goes walking in a winter wonderland.
Bah, Humbug had unexpected depth as well, though. The family tying to heal over the loss of Kyle’s mom was simultaneously heartwarming and heart-wrenching. I think it got to me even more, though, because I lost a very dear friend just last year during the holiday season. It hit very close to home and at one point I was balling my eyes out.
I have one major complaint, and it would be very much a spoiler to say what it is. I’ll just say that I was not happy with the way things ended. It felt way too out there and unrealistic. Even if the whole book was really pretty unrealistic, that last bit was too much to swallow. Overall this was a fun, short, holiday read and I really enjoyed it as a way to get into the holiday season!
Berls enjoyed Bah, Humbug to get her into the holiday season! 3.5/5 stars. Click To Tweet