A Christmassy and swoony welcome to the Review Blitz for Christmas in Cayman by Kara Kendrick. I had the pleasure to read this fun and romantic book! Definitely a book perfect for this month.
Next to a 4-starred review, I got information on the book/author + a couple of teasers!
Let’s get this blitz started~ HOhoho.
I received this book from Wildfire Marketing for an honest review.
When I got the mail for this book I was instantly amoured by the cover. Oh my. Then I saw it was a Christmassy book and definitely want to try it out more. It sounded really cute and adorable.
This short novella is about two characters. Dare and Noel (fitting name, right?). The plan was for Noel to go on a vacation with her friends but she ends up with her ex, Dare. Yep. You can imagine that this story doesn’t start off well for both characters. Dare is hoping to fix things, which I found very sweet though also a bit annoying as Noel at first gave clear signals of no. Noel on the other hand just wants to simultaneously fuck Dare and bury him. 😛 I loved the setting and I am very happy with how the author wrote it. It was a bit fast in my opinion, but then again, these two have their history and they are both clearly still into each other despite the thing that happened years ago.
I loved reading more about these two characters and what they are doing, how they met, and how everything fell apart. I loved that they were getting a second chance to reconnect. And that they could do that at a very magical and wonderful place, a resort somewhere far away. LORD. I love that. I would also love to go to such a place, sadly, no one is offering me free vacations and I know those things are way too expensive. But I can dream, and thanks to this book I can still experience the magic of it all.
The sex scenes (and there were quite a few) were all well written!
I loved the hotel personnel who bumped them to a honeymoon suite and all that came along with that. 😛
And again, oh my at that sexy cover. *swoons*
Since this is a positive review, I will be hiding this one but I do need to mention it as it affected my rating. Don’t read if you want to keep things positive!
Dear romance authors, could you do one thing for me? For other readers? Drop the script that all romance authors seem to follow? And then especially one specific thing. The unnecessary drama that always comes near the end. According to my ereader if I read romance stuff on that, around 70-80%. It just feels silly and highly out of place. In this book as well. Two grown adults. Having a great time reconnecting. Then one of them notices something and instead of just going to the other one, because you were just talking about decisions and growing up, you huff and you puff and disappear in the night, startling and frightening the other person who has no clue where you went. What are you? 3 years old and having a tantrum over a cereal? I am sorry. JUST FREAKING TALK, JUST DISCUSS IT. And of course everything ends up cosy and nice and sweet and nope. Sorry, it just feels so forced that I cannot take the make-up scene seriously.
But for most I really enjoyed this novella and I flew through it. There are lots of Christmas punned sentences that had me laughing. This was a delight to read during this month of December, with Christmas coming up soon. I would definitely recommend it.
Christmas. The least wonderful time of the year. I counteract the eggnog and faux holiday cheer with an annual vacation and this year I’m heading to Cayman with my bestie. Or so I think. When I find out she’s not coming, I nearly lose my tinsel. To make matters worse, she’s invited the only person who could ruin my trip to paradise: Dare Walsh, the one guy I’ve ever loved and the only guy to break my heart. And now I’m stuck with him, on an island, for an entire freaking week. Ho, ho, no…
Most people get Twelve Days of Christmas, but I’ll settle for the lucky seven I’ve been gifted if it means a chance to win Noel back. She’s the elusive ‘One Who Got Away,’ and I can’t believe I have a shot at redemption. A lot has changed in a decade, but she’s still as gorgeous as ever and I’m determined to win back her love. It’s a Christmas miracle and I’m not going to let her slip away twice.
CHRISTMAS IN CAYMAN is a standalone, second-chance romance that guarantees all the holiday feels! Escape to a tropical paradise today!
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Kara Kendrick writes fun and flirty Contemporary Romance destined to give you all the feels. A reformed English major, she also has a master’s in counseling and was an elementary school counselor in her pre-mom life.
She loves the beach, wine, and rock hard abs, not necessarily in that order. When she’s not dreaming up Happily Ever After’s, you can find her chasing after her boy-girl twins, working out semi-hardish, or walking her adorable Shiba pup with her husband, who’s not too bad himself.
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