Monday, December 29, 2014

Review: Mistletoe and Mr. Right by Lyla Payne

Release date: November 20, 2014
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Spark
Pages: 150
Format: Egalley
Source: Publisher provided for review through Netgalley
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Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring…but lust refused to settle in for a long winter's nap. 
She might be all nestled, snug in her bed, by why, oh why, do visions of the wrong guy dance in her head?

Jessica, (not Jessie), figures that nothing could be better than a trip to the Emerald Isle for Christmas break. So she takes a flying leap and follows her boyfriend home for the holidays, not only sure that he will finally agree they're destined for each other, but also that Ireland will provide the perfect backdrop to the beginning of their happily-ever-after. 

But it turns out his family--and his gorgeous ex-girlfriend--don't feel the same way, and even the family goat seems to be conspiring against her well-laid plans. The only person making the trip worthwhile is the very last one she should be thinking about, but Grady, the local farmhand, has a way of showing up when Jessica needs him most...and least.

USA Today bestselling author Lyla Payne wraps up the perfect holiday novella, ties it with a ribbon of romance, and tops it with a light dusting of snow. Perfect to curl up with under the tree. Just add hot cocoa!
Even though Christmas Day has passed, I know I'm certainly in the Christmas spirit, wishing for snow days and nights snuggled up with tea by the fire with a cute book. If you're like me, Mistletoe and Mr. Right would absolutely complete that night.

Not only does Mistletoe and Mr. Right deliver the cute romance you expect, the romance isn't the total focus of the story. Jessica is given a lot more character development in 150 pages than some characters are given in books double the length. Given that it's a novella, sure, there are bits of history and relationship development that could be expanded on, but given the length, I was quite the happy camper. :)

No matter the season, Mistletoe and Mr. Right is just the right dose of cute romance and holiday atmosphere to warm even the scroogiest of hearts.

About the author:

Lyla Payne has been publishing New Adult romance novels for a little over a year, starting with Broken at Love and continuing with the rest of the Whitman University series. She loves telling stories, discovering the little reasons people fall in love, and uncovering hidden truths in the world around us – past and present. In her spare time she cuddles her two dogs, pretends to enjoy exercising so that she can eat as much Chipotle as she wants, and harbors a deep and abiding hope that Zac Efron likes older women. She loves reading, of course, along with movies, traveling, and Irish whiskey. Lyla’s hard at work, ALWAYS, and hopes to bring you more Whitman University antics and at least one more Lowcountry ghost tale before the end of the year.

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