White-Hot Holiday by Coleen Kwan

Posted September 9, 2014 by Kate in Just Okay, Review / 0 Comments

White-Hot Holiday by Coleen KwanWhite-Hot Holiday by Coleen Kwan
Series: Real Men #2.5
Format: eARC
Published by Entangled Source: Netgalley
Genres: Christmas, Contemporary Romance, Romance
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Nice is about to meet Naughty…

When Aussie Naomi Spencer hears her uncle's American friend is coming Down Under for a short visit, she can't wait to be rid of him. Aaron's “Bah Humbug” attitude drives her crazy...and so does his incredibly sexy smile, and the way he pitches in to help her get ready for all her relatives. Okay, so maybe he's not a total Grinch. But when Naomi’s uncle warns her to stay away from his playboy friend, Naomi’s simple holiday gets even more complicated.

When a volcano grounds all flights back to the States, Aaron Cade finds himself stranded in Oz. For Aaron, family holidays are to be endured, not celebrated. Only Naomi brings magic to the simplest things: shopping for gifts, finding the perfect decorations, and making him feel at home in the bizarrely tropical December heat. His sudden, overwhelming attraction to Naomi will turn his idea of home upside-down…but can he change everything for one white-hot love?

I love Christmas, more than most normal people love Christmas. I do have a tendency to listen to Christmas music in the middle of summer, and literally my living room is Christmas all year round (hey we are in the middle of remodel so there was no room to store the decorations so I just decorated the living room instead, don’t judge). Anyway I was excited to read this book because its Christmas in Australia which means Christmas in the summer, something I have never experiences, but I would think might be pretty cool.

I will say right off the bat this book is well, fluffy, full on fluffy. It’s very cutesy, almost too much so for my taste. I loved that Naomi is in love with Christmas, because hey I love Christmas too. And I didn’t mind that Aaron wasn’t exactly all about Christmas, but I didn’t think he was a bah humbug as Naomi made him out to be.

I have to say the book started off a bit on the slow side. And more than that I thought that the conversations between the two of them didn’t seem to be all that organic, also Naomi kind of annoyed me, at one point she used the phrase “pooh poohed” and it just made her seem to be juvenile.

As the book went on though the romance picked up and the pacing got better and I thought it was a cute romance. If you are looking for for a cutesy, fluffy, Christmas novella then this might be the one for you.

About Coleen Kwan

Coleen Kwan writes contemporary and steampunk romance for Carina Press and Entangled Publishing.

Coleen has been a bookworm all her life. At school English was her favorite subject, but for some reason she decided on a career in IT. After many years of programming, she wondered what else there was in life — and discovered writing. She loves writing contemporary romance and steampunk romance.

Coleen lives in Sydney, Australia with her partner and two children. When she isn’t writing she enjoys avoiding housework, eating chocolate, and watching The Office.

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