Title: Mission of Christmas
Author: Candice Gilmer
My Rating: B
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Main Characters: Erica and Andy
Release Date: November 2013
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Sexual Intensity: mild
Erica Jones is a Scrooge, and she doesn't care who knows it. She doesn't "do" Christmas, never has, never will. For anyone who believes that everything is "merrier and brighter" during the season, she has a news flash-it's not any better. Just colder.
Andrew Hawkins has never had a bad Christmas, never understood his best friend's aversion to it. After all, it's all about family and togetherness and faith, right? Instead, the faintest twinkle of tinsel or the whiff of evergreen sends Erica into self-imposed exile to watch the latest action movie.
Not this year. This year, Andrew is on a mission to find Erica's Christmas spirit.
Even if he has to drag her, kicking and screaming.
"This book has been previously published. "
Warning: A woman who's soured on seasonal fun, and the man who wants to break through her anti-holiday heart.
My Quickie Review:
This is a quick, easy friends to lovers romance that embraces the holiday season. In this story, Erica and Andy have been best friends for over 20 years...through each of their marriages and divorces. They do everything together except sleep together. But Andy is ready to change that and thinks the holiday season may be the perfect time to do so.
The problem...Erica hates Christmas. In fact, Erica is the epitome of practical. Honestly, she really doesn't believe in magic anymore...certainly not something as fanciful as true love. Andy thinks he can use the holidays to keep Erica off-balance, but the outcome isn't what either of them expect. But in the end, it turns out even better.
I'm a sucker for friends to lovers stories and this one was fun just because Erica is so darn practical...she doesn't see what's right in front of her. It was sweet and light. It had enough holiday background/setting that it would be perfect read for this really busy holiday season, just to get you in the mood. If you only have an hour or so to read a story, this is a good choice.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.