Genres: Comedy Romance, Holiday Romance, Romantic Comedy
Published by Word Garden Press
Released on September 9, 2011
Source: Free Book
When a holiday stager and her two children who love Christmas move in next door to a grinchy writer with writer’s block, the holidays are bound to have some shenanigans afoot. This short holiday romcom looked like just the thing.
Lexi Anderston lost her parents and then thought she’d found family with a man who walked away from her and their two children, but the losses made her stronger and want to prove that she can depend on herself only to raise her kids. She had some hard years of getting by, but now she is a local TV celebrity who is the new Martha Stewart and her favorite season is upon them. It came as a shock to learn a guy she had a bad run-in with in the neighborhood turns out to be her kids’ favorite author. She sets her mind to showing Kyle what Christmas magic can do for him and his forlorn extended family, but she has no plans for changes in her own status quo.
Kyle Miller may be the bestselling author of a line of children’s mysteries, but his latest manuscript is giving him fits. Why did he say he’d make the earlier deadline? And, right when he needs to focus most, his brother reminds him that he hasn’t taken his turn hosting the brooding Miller family hoidays or come around the family in a long time. Kyle blows his brother off, but then encounters his feisty neighbor who insists on pushing him into the Christmas spirit. Lexi might be big on the holidays, but Kyle is determined that she feel the magic of family and not be allowed to hide from love.
Bah, Humbug! Is cute and quick. It’s a novella so the characters and romance are moderately developed to get it all in. The light and fun mood while still touching on deeper issues for both Lexi and Kyle was just what I was in the mood for. It is far-fetched, but works for a holiday romcom.
So, if one is in the mood for a sugary quick bite, I can recommend this one.
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About the Book
BAH, HUMBUG! (A Romantic Comedy Christmas Novella)
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 it’s the perfect solution to his plot problem. He digs in and discovers two things: one, his villain’s weapon will fit inside a snowman’s body, and two, this particular snowman was supposed to be the backdrop for Lexi’s next show.
From this improbable beginning comes friendship, but can there be a happy ending 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.
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