Book: Kissing Santa (A Christmas Street Romantic Comedy Novella #2)
Author: Heather Horrocks
Genre(s) / Theme(s): PG-Romance, light romance, romantic comedy, Christmas, winter, “clean” romance, holiday, New Year
Date Read: 16 November 2015
Description from Goodreads:
KISSING SANTA (A Christmas Street Romantic Comedy Novella #2)
It was supposed to be just an innocent kiss at a charity kissing booth—but it turned out to be fireworks.
‘Volunteered’ to dress as Santa, firefighter Zeke Pepper is blown away by the kiss and feels he may have met The One, but school teacher Hannah Cooke is still trying to win back her high school sweetheart Jackson.
When Zeke runs into Hannah on Christmas Street, they make a deal: In exchange for him making her ex jealous at a New Year’s Eve party, she agrees to go on three dates with Zeke.
It seems like her plan to win Jackson back is working perfectly—but Zeke has other plans. Could she be falling in love with the wrong firefighter?”
A couple things you should know about me… I have poor time management skills, and I like cheesy romantic comedy-type books. Sometimes the cheesier the better. And bonus points if they are holiday themed. I mention the poor time management skills because I was growing close to the end of the year and I was afraid I’d fall short of my Goodreads challenge. OK…fine…I panicked. I was worried I wouldn’t finish in time, and I hit a wall for what to read next. In an effort to get in the holiday spirit, I thought I’d turn to a cute holiday read (that just happened to be super short).
I’d read the first of this novella set a while back so I kind of knew what to expect going into this one. Sweet, sugar-coated, lovey-dovey, schmoop with some Christmas cheer for good measure. And it did not disappoint in that regard.
There really isn’t much to this book – the meetcute happens early on and we spend the rest of the pages trying to smack Hannah into realizing she’s got a good thing in front of her. It’s your typical light-romance: smooching, butterflies in the tummy, trying to make an ex jealous, and resisting to fall in love with someone you just met…at a kissing booth…
I’m not going to insult your intelligence by telling you more – you’re smart folks, you can figure it out. It was a very quick read – a few hours and I was done. I didn’t feel like I couldn’t put it down, and I’m not left wanting more – not a bad thing, by any means, but nothing telling me I have to finish the other novellas in this set.
2.5 Martinis Review