Thursday, November 13, 2014

Review: A Cliche Christmas by Nicole Deese

Title: A Cliche Christmas
Author: Nicole Deese
Source: GoodReads
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Christmas
Length: Novel
Release Date: October 7, 2014
Reviewed by: Jasmyn

Rating - 3
Sexual - 1

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?

Georgia is the "Holiday Goddess" - how I would hate that nickname.  But she has earned it by writing Christmas screenplays.  She seems like a cute little thing - but I also pictured Martha Stewart a few times (I'm not sure why).  Weston is far to good to be real and his niece is just beyond adorable.  There were a lot of good things going on here, but none of them seemed to stick with me for very long.  They just weren't characters I could attach myself to and want to follow around.

I think this book really hit the mark it was aiming at.  There were a lot of cliches in here.  From the characters, to the extremely ill child, to the high school rival and sweetheart meeting again.  Every page seemed to have a new one.  But somehow it worked - mostly.  There were a few times that it got to be a bit much, but overall it was an enjoyable story if not a memorable one.

*This book was received in exchange for an honest review*

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