Bah, Humbug! | My TBR List Review

November 26, 2016 My TBR List, Reviews 7

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My TBR List is a meme hosted by Michelle @ Because Reading where we get some help picking out what to read next. We sit for hours looking through our TBR lists wondering when we will ever get to that one book we were dying to read when we added it 3 months ago or maybe even a year. So each month we pick 3 books from our TBRs and let everyone else vote on which one to read. We announce the book the second week and by the end of the month, we review it!

Bah, Humbug! | My TBR List ReviewBah, Humbug! by Heather Horrocks
Series: Christmas Street #1
Published by Word Garden Press on September 9, 2011
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 96
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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three-half-stars

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.

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.

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!

3.5 stars pretty good

Berls enjoyed Bah, Humbug to get her into the holiday season! 3.5/5 stars. Click To Tweet Follow on Bloglovin

three-half-stars

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7 Responses to “Bah, Humbug! | My TBR List Review”

  1. Barb (boxermommyreads)
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    This sounds like a good read and I totally understand about a book being just what you need at times. I just read a really sexy short romp “Just One Bite” and although not my normal read, it is a genre I enjoy (paranormal romance) and I needed something light after my now infamous “Great Reading Slump of November 2016.”
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  2. Bookworm Brandee

    I’m so happy you liked this one overall, Berls. It sounded like a cute read and I guess I’m a little surprised about the depth, but that sounds like it was a bonus. I get what you’re saying about suspending disbelief…sure, it’s fiction and we all have to suspend disbelief to a certain degree. But sometimes the author asks too much from us. Anyway, I’m happy it was a good read at just the right time. 🙂
    Enjoy your Sunday! {{{HUGS}}}
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