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A Christmas for Carrie

a christmas for carrieA Christmas for Carrie
by Alison Packard
Published by Carina
106 pages
Genre: chick lit
Thanks to NetGalley for the preview
3.5 / 5


Carrie is not a fan of Christmas. At all. She wishes you would take your jingle bells and stick them somewhere. All the way, in fact.

Her reasons for not enjoying the season are valid, although they make our tinsel loving hearts feel sad for her. So when her former high school study buddy Nick comes back for a holiday visit, he is stunned by two things: (1) Carrie is HOT, y’all, and (2) she hates Christmas?

Nick decides he will change her mind, once and for all, and he calls on his Norman Rockwell-esque family to help out.

Before you can say, “Ho, ho, ho,” Carrie’s mind is swirling. Can Christmas be better than she thought? Can you have a good Christmas? And what about Nick? She’s into him, he’s into her, but he doesn’t live in town. If they start something, can they continue?

This book is cute and sweet. There is some headboard rockin’, although not very detailed and not at all explicit. But there is enough smoochy smoochy to keep things rolling. Naturally, Carrie has to face her Issues with Christmas, which is unfortunate, because that time could have been better served having her and Nick rock around the Christmas tree … if you know what I mean.

It’s cute. It’s sweet. Think of it as a sugarplum, dancing in your head.

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