I’m SO excited about today’s Fangirl Friday post!! Pretty much the most excited ever! Why am I so excited you ask? Well, I’ll tell you! Not only do I have three mini-reviews for some perfect holiday reads, but I also have a very special announcement that I think you’re all going to be very excited about. Make sure you read to the end…you won’t want to miss a thing!
Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been reading some holiday-themed books to get me in the spirit of the season! It all started when Bloomsbury Spark kindly sent me an eGalley of Mistletoe and Mr. Right, and after that I wanted to read all of the holiday romances! They’re just so warm and fuzzy and filled with festive, swoony moments. If you’re looking for some holiday cheer in book form, I highly recommend these three winners!
Many thanks to Bloomsbury Spark for gifting me with an eGalley of Mistletoe and Mr. Right a few weeks ago! It was just the book I needed to put me in the holiday spirit! It’s the story of Jessica, a college Junior, as she follows her sexy Irish boyfriend home for Christmas, bound and determined to finally figure out if they have a future together. When she arrives in Ireland she quickly realizes that things don’t always work out the way we plan, and she’s faced with the prospect of an uncertain future.
I really enjoyed this holiday novella for its humor and romance but had a hard time at first getting on board with Jessica’s obsession with securing a future with her less than attentive boyfriend. I just wanted her to drop the zero and carve out a path for herself. Luckily she makes a new friend while in Ireland who helps her to discover the true meaning of love while also discovering herself. Mistletoe and Mr. Right is a quick and fun holiday read, and for that reason I’m giving it three holiday happy elves!
Yours for Christmas was another novella that filled me with all sort of feels and holiday cheer! Bailey is a single mom looking for a fresh start and doing everything she can to avoid falling for the super dreamy Kenny, a former NFL player. Eventually, the two end up working together on a holiday toy drive and their chemistry is unavoidable. They both have some pretty heavy issues they’re trying to work through individually, but will that prevent them from being together?
Yours for Christmas is a perfect holiday romance that delves into some deeper issues but still manages to stay light and easy to read. I loved the chemistry between Bailey and Kenny, and I just wanted them to get over their stuff and realize they were perfect for each other! I’m giving this novella four holiday elves because the story was compelling and the sizzle factor was super high!
Snow Angel Cove is a full-length holiday romance that started off a little slow for me but once the story got going it really sucked me in. Single mom Eliza Howard has had some tough luck lately and just when she’s about to give up on her fresh start, a handsome stranger comes crashing into her life…literally! Aidan Cane has had some bad luck of his own recently, but when he meets Eliza he finds the opportunity to turn things around for the both of them. It was such a perfect set-up and I loved how they meet in a less than glamorous way.
The story of these two lonely hearts it super sweet and I really became invested in seeing these two end up with their very own happily-ever-after. They were extremely sympathetic characters and you can’t help but root for them. Again, the chemistry between Eliza and Aidan is crazy and it’s a fun ride to watch them fight their attraction for eachother…only to fail miserably! Because of its endearing story line and a romance that’s the perfect slow burn, I’m giving Snow Angel Cove four holiday elves!
I would definitely recommend these books to anyone who is looking to get into the spirit of the season. The swoons, the holiday cheer and the feel-good factor are high in all three, and they’re the perfect way to kick of your holiday season.
As you may know, this is my first year of blogging! It’s been such an amazing year and I’m so thrilled to be part of such a wonderful community. I’ve come to see my little corner of the internet as my home-base for all things amazing! It’s the place where I come to share with all of you my love for YA and other random things I tend to fangirl about! Basically, when you come to my place you’re going to a get a whole lot of flailing and excitement!
So as my way of wrapping up an amazing year, I decided it would be fun to invite fellow bloggers to my (virtual) house this holiday season to share some of their favorite things about this time of year. I was overwhelmed by all of the positive responses to my call for entries and am excited to host this “Open House” on my blog for the holidays. Myself as well as 12 other fantastic bloggers have come up with an exciting feature on What Sarah Read! Ladies and gentlemen, I give you…
Home for the Holidays starts this coming Monday and runs every week day until December 24th. Each blogger has written up a fun post about the holidays, whether it be their favorite recipe, book, holiday song, decorating ideas, traditions and much, much more. Trust me…you don’t want to miss the epic goodness headed your way! Here’s a schedule so you all can mark your calendars accordingly! Just come back to What Sarah Read each morning and you’ll be treated to a new post to put you in the perfect holiday mood!
December 8: Ginger @ GReads!
December 9: Lindsey @ Bring My Books
December 10: Sajda @ Across the Words
December 11: Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf
December 12: Morgan @ Gone with the Words
December 15: Andi @ Andi’s ABCs
December 16: Katie @ Spirit of Children’s Literature
December 17: Daphne @ Gone Pecan
December 18: Emma @ Miss Print
December 19: Lindsey @ A Bookish Sinister Kid
December 22: Jess @ Gone with the Words
December 23: Amanda & Holly @ Gun in Act One
December 24: Blogger Holiday Wishes
Sounds pretty fantastic right?! Trust me, you do not want to miss this feature! All of the guest posts are fun, informative and perfect for the holiday season. I hope to see you all here on Monday to help me kick off all of the fun!