GENRE: Holiday, Romance
TROPES: Childhood Friends-to-Lovers, Forced Proximity, Enemies-to-Lovers
Usually I do a book review per book, but in this case, I am going to do a review of the series. The Mistletoe Romance series by Codi Hall, overall is a 5-Star holiday read for me. I do want to mention that this really only surrounds Christmas, and while I do not identify as Christian, it was still a lot of fun to read. As a Canadian, I really love romances set in the winter and unfortunately, that is quire rare without the element of Christmas added in. So, if that isn’t something you can get behind, you can skip this series but if you’re looking for romance with that winter aesthetic, these were great reads. I read all three within about a week.
The tropes were super well handled, especially in books 2 + 3. I also really enjoyed the fact that the women in the novel had very distinct personalities and opinions, while still being close. Most of the time, in series, we will find similar characters in slightly different fonts. With the exception of Noel (briefly) in the first novel being irrational and kind of annoying, the story is really great and she makes up for it, so I allow it.
Genre: Romance, Grumpy X Sunshine
This was a really fun read. Honestly lots of fun and very “Hallmark” but it also really touches on some really great topics. For instance, ageing in the time of social media and how that can affect ones confidence and psyche. The narration was great and the character was super relatable (I am a slow ageing millennial who also makes content on the internet). If you are looking for a solid read this summer that isn’t too heavy check this out.
***I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review***