The Holiday Grouch by Beth D. Carter

The Holiday Grouch by Beth D. Carter
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Genre: Erotic Romance, Contemporary
Rating: 3 Stars
Reviewed by Astilbe

Reece Greene has only one thing on his mind: to buy the bed and breakfast that stands in his way. He has plans of developing condos on the ski slopes of Mistletoe Canyon, and although he has the hots for one Calliope Whobrey, he won’t let a pretty face get in the way.

Callie runs the bed and breakfast with her grandmother, and she wouldn’t trade it for any other life. When the grumpy Mr. Greene shows up she tries hard to ignore her attraction, but he’s not going away without a fight.

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Everything is better at Christmas time.

Reece and Callie had fantastic chemistry. They might have seemed to be polar opposites at first glance, but they shared much more in common than I originally assumed. Figuring out what those commonalities were was a great deal of fun, especially once they began to slowly draw these two lonely souls together. The more I learned about them, the stronger my hope became that they’d figure out a way to find their happily ever after.

While I generally wouldn’t expect to see as much character development in a short story as I would in something full-length, it would have been helpful to have more character development here. Everyone felt a bit flat to me, especially when it came to Reece and Callie. They both shared information about their pasts and personalities that piqued my curiosity, but there simply wasn’t enough time spent developing those parts of these protagonists in order for them to come alive for this reader.

The Christmas spirit was strong in this tale, and I’m not talking about decorations, presents, or delicious food even though there was plenty of that stuff to go around. Callie and her grandmother truly understood what Christmas is all about on a deeper level. I can’t go into too much detail about how they convinced me of that without giving away spoilers, but I can say I was pleased by how these characters demonstrated their genuine love of this time of the year.

Anyone who has ever been a tad grouchy about the holidays or knows someone who fits that bit should check out The Holiday Grouch.

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