Review – Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses by Jenny Hale


Single mother Abbey Fuller loves her family more than anything, and doesn’t regret for a moment having had to put her dreams of being an interior designer on hold. But with her son, Max, growing up, when a friend recommends her for a small design job she jumps at the chance. How hard can it be?

Nick Sinclair needs his house decorated in time for his family’s festive visit – and money is no object. What he doesn’t need is to be distracted from his multi-million dollar business – even if it is Christmas.

When Abbey pulls up to the huge Sinclair mansion, she has a feeling she might be out of her depth. And when she meets the gorgeous, brooding Nicholas Sinclair, she knows that she’s in real trouble…

With the snow falling all around, can Abbey take the chance to make her dreams of being a designer come true? And can she help Nick to finally enjoy the magic of Christmas?


My Review
2 out of 5 stars

A lot of the romance bloggers that I follow have been talking about this book lately and it sounded really cute, so I wanted to check it out. The synopsis and cover drew me in and I’ve been hearing wonderful things about this book. This is a pretty big book compared to what I usually read and I ended up finishing this book in less than a day. Unfortunately, it just didn’t really work for me. I kept reading in hopes that something would grab me, but this book just fell flat for me.

In all honesty, I felt like Abbey was a very unlikable character. She started out okay for me in the beginning, but as I progressed through the book, she just grated on me more and more. I found some of the things she would say to Nick really ballsy and unprofessional. Who is she to question what Nick spends his money on or how much he works? It gave off a bad vibe and turned me off to her character.

I think I might have enjoyed this book a little bit more if we’d gotten Nick’s point of view. The entire book is in Abbey’s point of view. I didn’t really see that Nick and Abbey had any chemistry together at all and I certainly didn’t see the romance between them.

This book wasn’t a good fit for me but there are plenty of others who have loved it, so definitely give it a try if you feel this would be a good book for you. 🙂

*I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. 

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