Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas [Holiday Novella] by Sugar Jamison
Published: October 1, 2013
Format: via NetGalley
SynopsisOn the first day of Christmas, Dina Gregory, former wild child and prodigal daughter returns home to New York on a mission. Finding her young son’s father and making him take responsibility for the child he created is the only thing on her wish list. But instead of finding the man she was looking for she runs into his stuffy older brother Ben. Ben has never liked Dina, but being trapped together on the holidays allows him to see a different side of her. She brings back his Christmas spirit and in the process reminds him what it feels like to love. Dina’s past makes her wary of falling in love, but Ben is determined to make her stay as his permanent Christmas gift.
My ThoughtsI’m a huge sucker for anything Christmas, I love the whole magical and sappiness of the season but this novella really tested my theory. This short story was just a tad too unbelievable even for me. Dina goes out looking for her baby’s father she finds his brother instead. Of course he is a hard nose stick in the mud but somehow in literally a matter of minutes he falls in love with Dina, he’s dead brothers ex. Wow! Plus suddenly he wants to marry her and refers to his nephew as his “son.” Weird! I mean I get the whole wanting to help out and talking care of his family but I felt it was way too rush, granted I know it’s a short story but still.
Though I felt for Ben he lost his wife and never wanted to love again, I wonder if he loved Dina or was it just the fact that she was attractive and there. I just couldn’t buy into this “instant” love story. I did love the Christmas background and the story had promise. I honest wished this was a full size read, if longer this was something I could’ve love. For that reason I give it a three for the pure potential.