by Nicole Deese
Contemporary Christian Romance
Writing happy endings is easy. Living one is the hard part.
Georgia Cole—known in Hollywood as the “Holiday Goddess”—has made a name for herself writing heartwarming screenplays chock-full of Christmas clichés, but she has yet to experience the true magic of the season. So, when her eccentric grandmother volunteers her to direct a pageant at Georgia’s hometown community theater, she is less than thrilled. To make matters worse, she’ll be working alongside Weston James, her childhood crush and the one man she has tried desperately to forget.
Now, facing memories of a lonely childhood and the humiliation of her last onstage performance, seven years earlier, Georgia is on the verge of a complete mistletoe meltdown. As Weston attempts to thaw the frozen walls around her heart, Georgia endeavors to let go of her fears and give love a second chance. If she does, will she finally believe that Christmas can be more than a cliché?
I love LOVE the unrequited love trope. I don’t know why. I just do. That made this story for me.
Also – I adore this book cover!
Georgia kind of cracks me up. Her creativity and her past fears and weaknesses come together to create humor and it kept me reading for sure. Weston is downright obnoxious and simultaneously charming. The only thing that would’ve brought this story over the top for me was if we had a POV from Weston. I appreciated and enjoyed his character so much. I wanted to know more!
The whole premise cracked me up. A woman who writes holiday screenplays, wants nothing more than to get away from the holidays, ends up being coerced back into the thick of the holidays. It’s a perfect premise for laughter. And of course, Nicole Deese has a knack for exceptional dialogue. I really enjoyed it.
Snow, romance, humor, lots of Christmas cliches. A Perfect holiday read.