Sunday, 23 December 2012

Mini-review- All I Want For Christmas Is You, by Lisa Mondello

On Tenth day of Christmas, Rachel gave to thee, a mini review of All I Want For Christmas Is You, by Lisa Mondello (and ten Lords A-Leaping etc.).

  • Lauren Alexander's daughter Kristen has one thing on her Christmas List this year- A Daddy. Kyle Preston, this year's mall Santa, hates to let a kid down, but he has to tell her that delivering Daddies isn't Santa's bag. And then he see's Lauren, and is suddenly intrigued by this woman, abandoned by her family after choosing to keep Kristen.
  • But this Santa has a plan...Kyle Preston knows what it is like to be abandoned too. Luckily he found the support of loving adoptive parents and has turned himself into one of the most successful Real Estate developers in town.  Building a house is easy. Building someone's trust is a whole other story. But a little Christmas magic can make all the difference in the world.
  • So a lot of Christmas themed books that I have downloaded for free all seem to be about women who are single mums, who meet amazing men who fall for them instantly, and understand them, and spend all of the book trying to help fix their insecurities. This is one of those books. in a clich├ęd nutshell.
  • Ok, there were some nice bits (I'm avoiding spoilers, so I can't fill in the deets there too much), but overall, it was a pretty standard read. It was aiming to fill me with warm squishy feelings of Christmas Magic... and it kinda failed. Lauren didn't seem to exert any personality except in relation to her daughter and her long buried issues, and that bugged me.
  • Lauren and Kyle share one or two sob stories from their past, (after an obligatory period of Lauren pushing Kyle away) and its all romance and perfection, where everything is fixed, quickly.
  • Ok, but nothing that I've not seen before. 5 stars.

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