This is very, very nice and an easy read with Cinderella elements.
by Marie Landry
File Size: 875 KB
Print Length: 74 pages
Publisher: Marie Landry (November 16, 2017)
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Holiday Romance
My Rating: 4.5 of 5.0
Bridget Higgins hasn't allowed herself to think too much about fairytales or the magic of Christmas since her dad died. Her life has been dedicated to work, her mom, her best friend Ivy, and little else. But when her kind and gorgeous boss, who she's secretly harbored a crush on for the last three years, offers her a night of fun on top of an unexpected Christmas bonus from work, Bridget starts to remember what it feels like to believe in magic and fairytales once more.
Mistletoe Kiss is a 20,000-word contemporary romance
Bridget has struggled coping first with the death of her father and then helping her mother recover from a heart attack. She loves her work and isn’t concerned about spending long hours since she has little inclination to be with anyone other than her mother and best friend, Ivy.
Bridget has had a crush on her boss, David, but has tried to ignore her feelings since they work together and it would be improper. She is surprised when she is not given her Christmas bonus check but instead is summoned to David’s office. She gets a bigger surprise when he invites her to an elegant night out.
Bridget agrees to go and begins to discover Christmas magic as she experiences a Cinderella, enchanted evening of dinner and dancing with David. But how can things between them change as long as he is her boss?
Bridget is strong and sensitive and doesn’t realize how lovely she is. David is British, handsome, a gentleman and a good boss. There is not great conflict in the story – other than Bridget getting beyond her grief and insecurities. The work situation is the big obstacle and I liked how the author resolved that situation.
The writing and editing was cleaner than a lot of ARCs I have read lately. The Mistletoe Kiss has an extra meaning which is fun. This is a quick, easy read with pleasant characters. It was a good introduction to the author and I would be glad to read more stories by her.
I received this ARC from the author through #hohohorat and was pleased to read it as one of my Readathon titles.