Friday, November 30, 2012

All I Want by Jolene Perry, Kaylee Baldwin, and Rachael Anderson

From goodreads: 
THREE STORIES. THREE COUPLES. ONE HOLIDAY.

Pretty Near Perfect
by Jolene Perry

The last thing Norah needs is to be attracted to anyone – especially in her deceased fiancé's parents' home. Collin’s starting a new career, and has no business getting involved – especially while staying with his roommate’s family, who very kindly offered to take him in for the holidays. Unfortunately, you just don’t always pick the most convenient time and place to fall for someone.

Six Days of Christmas
by Kaylee Baldwin

When Natalie goes home with her best friend for Christmas, she expects plenty of quiet time to work on a winning ad so she can turn her dream internship into her dream job. Instead, she gets time-consuming Christmas festivities, a house full of children, and Jimmy, her best friend’s brother - someone who makes her question everything she’s always thought she wanted.

Twist of Fate
by Rachael Anderson

When a postcard meant for Kenzie winds up in Ty's mailbox, Ty's faced with a decision. Should he tell her that her fiancé is breaking up with her and let it ruin her favorite holiday, or should he do what he’s wanted to do since he met her - make a move and hope that he can win her over before she discovers there won’t be a wedding after all.



This is such a fun book....isn't Christmas the perfect setting for falling in love? Each of these stories has the setting of Christmas in common, and each tell a romantic story of a different couple. I'm not usually a romance reader, but this was a clean, fun, feel-good book to read. I was worried that the book would feel rushed with three stories, but it wasn't the case at all. I felt like the characters and stories had depth and unexpected plot twists. 

In Pretty Near Perfect, I liked that the first book dealt a little with grief and shows how everyone moves through it differently, and at their own pace. I liked Norah's strength to accept her emotions and to take a second chance at love.

Six Days of Christmas was fun in that a family celebrated Christmas from around the world. Each day, they chose a different country, and planned their meals and activities for the day around the customs of the country. I thought it would be a fun tradition to start this with my own family! 

In Twist of Fate, two people meet because their names are opposite of each other. I thought this was fun--we had next door neighbors once where that was the case! We were constantly swapping mail. I liked that this book dealt with the emotions surrounding the holiday--how certain events or memories can make you either dread or love the holiday. I love Rachael's writing. Her characters are very life-like and her writing is fun. 

This is a perfect book for the holidays. It's nice that you have time to read a complete story, even amid the hustle and bustle of this time of year. 

Rating: 4
Published: 11.2012

2 comments:

  1. I am a huge fan of Jolene perry so I am glad you enjoyed it so much! I need to get my hands on it to read it :D

    great review, and new follower :)
    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

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