Holiday Read: [Review] A Christmas for Carrie by Alsion Packard

A Christmas for Carrie by Alison Packard
Published: December 5, 2013
Format: via NetGalley
Publisher: Carina Press
Rating: 3.5/5

The very thought of Christmas is enough to darken Carrie Jones's day. "Jingle Bells" and eggnog? Not for this girl; not anymore. But running into a handsome old crush might make this year different…

Home to celebrate with his parents, Nick Johnson loves the holidays and all that comes with them, from trips to the tree lot to the very last strand of tinsel. Stunned to bump into Carrie while on a coffee run, he realizes that his former study buddy has grown into a drop-dead-gorgeous woman. One with whom he'd like to share all the joys—and hidden pleasures—of the season. Spending time with Nick and his warm, close-knit family, Carrie can't help but feel the very beginnings of that elusive Christmas spirit. She's falling in love with all of them...until an unexpected visitor arrives. It will take putting her trust in Nick—and all her newfound happiness—to overcome the ghosts of Christmases past.

My Thoughts
I found A Christmas for Carrie a fresh kind of take on the Christmas tale. I love a lot of things about this cute read. I enjoy that it’s a quick fast paced novella but it reads like a full story near cutting corners. I loved the storyline and the chemistry between the two characters. I loved how it’s Carrie who is the one who dislikes the holiday, usually in these books it’s the male who does and the female is all Christmas crazy.

Carrie has her reasons for not really being gun-ho about the holidays but I found myself rooting for these two to get together. Nick just kind of stole my heart, I mean I guy who loves Christmas as much as I do…YES please!

In the end I can’t say anything more than just read this cute Christmas romance story. It’s good and won’t take a lot of time. It's a story of finding yourself and being able to trust and opening yourself to all things again, including love.

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