Review: We’ll Be Home for Christmas (Holloway #3) by HelenKay Dimon (25 Books for the Holidays)(Book 5)

December 6, 2012 2012 Read, 3.75 Wine Glasses, Ratings, Reviews 10

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This year I have challenged myself to read 25 Holiday (Winter, Christmas, New Years) themed books. I am calling this my 25 Books for the Holidays personal challenge. It should be fun!

Review:  We’ll Be Home for Christmas (Holloway #3) by HelenKay Dimon (25 Books for the Holidays)(Book 5)
Book: We’ll Be Home for Christmas
Author: HelenKay Dimon
Article: Book Review

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About the Book: No man likes having his bedroom skills described as forgettable, but that’s just what Lila Payne does when she runs into Spencer Thomas again. When she discovers that he’d lied about his name during their brief three-day romp a few months before, she’s so angry that she pretends she doesn’t remember him.

Spence regrets his deception, but not as much as he regrets that their time together didn’t last longer. When she shows up in his town, looking to revitalize her uncle’s mountain resort, Spence is determined to help. Maybe rescuing Lila from a hopeless renovation project will get him in her good graces—and back in her bed.

Lila has no interest in being rescued, and Spence is insulted by her stubborn rebuffs and her “faulty” memory. But when rehab work turns into an after-hours meeting, the two of them are in for a night that just might prove unforgettable…

Audiobook Review: A Fool’s Gold Christmas (Fool’s Gold, #10) by Susan Mallery (25 Books for the Holidays)(Book 4)

Read for Review (NetGalley)
Overall Rating: 3.75
Story Rating: 3.50
Character Rating: 4.00

Part of my 25 Holiday Reads for 2012

How We’ll Be Home for Christmas put me in the Holiday Spirit: This is one of the novellas that hit the Christmas sweet spot! The romance was engaging, there was a heart-warming story at the center, and the spirit of giving was all around!

What I thought of the characters/story: We’ll Be Home for Christmas was a short story with a lot of heart. While I did want more from the story, what was there did pack a punch. I think this easily could have been a full length story. I loved the characters, town, and the idea of working together just to help out. I thought the romance between Lila and Spence was a little rushed (I always feel that with novellas though) but it still had a warm, gooey center that I fell in love with. This is a novella that I recommend if you are looking for a short read to put you in the Christmas spirit.

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Felicia is just your average gal from Texas that loves Audiobooks with a passion! She can wine them, dine them, and love them forever. Her favorite genres: Cozy Mysteries, Thrillers, Romance of all kinds, Zombies, Urban Fantasy, and the occasional Historical Fiction. You may also find her reading on her kindle when a book hasn't been released in audio form yet! In her non-reading time you can find her hanging with her rescue furr children named after book characters: Tonks a beautiful Lab/Pyr mix (Farm Rescue), Lizzie a beautiful cattle dog mix (Pound Pup), and Cinder a beautiful Shep/Pitt mix (Pound Pup). She also spends times with friends, family, attending conventions, watching movies/tv shows, rooting for the 49rs, and crocheting.

In her non-reading time you can find her hanging with her rescue furr children both named after book characters: Tonks a beautiful Lab/Pyr mix and Cinder a beautiful Shep/Pitt mix.She also spends times with friends, family, attending conventions, watching movies/tv shows, rooting for the 49rs, and crocheting.

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10 Responses to “Review: We’ll Be Home for Christmas (Holloway #3) by HelenKay Dimon (25 Books for the Holidays)(Book 5)”

  1. Mary
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    I always feel that way about novellas, too. They’re short & fun but there’s not enough meat on the bone (that’s what she said).

  2. Heidi

    A short read with an ooeey gooey center… why do I want to eat a chocolate peppermint cookie now? Hmm? I was eyeing this one when I put it into a Friday Forecast and it sounds like a quick, fun read I might just have to get a copy!

    • Felicia
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      I only read 1 of the 3 in the book book. I almost picked the one by Jaci Burton but decided to try this one instead. I want to read the other two novellas by HKD now to get the whole story of the brothers :)

  3. Jenny
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    I always feel the romance is rushed in novellas as well, but I think it’s the nature of their length. Things just have to develop quicker before we run out of pages! Still, I love the setup of this one and the fact that she bruised his ego just a touch when she pretended not to remember him. Hehe.

    • Felicia
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      I think it is their nature! I am just a greedy little witch and want MORE MORE MORE LOL :) I loved when she acted like he wasn’t memorable—the scorned (at least once) girl in me did a pump fist :)