Friday, December 26, 2014

BCT Review: MISTELTOE ON MAIN STREET by Olivia Miles December 25th, 2015

Merry Christmas to all our friends of BCT!

Thank you for joining us on this holiday edition of BCT and the last of 2014. We reviewed MISTLETOE ON MAIN STREET by Olivia Miles this week, a second chance of love story for the holidays. Don't forget to see what my fellow bloggers thought of the Holiday read.


Sleigh bells, snow, and second chances . . .

Briar Creek's quaint shop windows, cozy homes nestled in snow, and neighborly residents are what Christmas dreams are made of--for everyone except Grace Madison. She left her hometown years ago to pursue a writing career. But when her father's death leaves his bookstore empty, Grace must return to face why she fled Vermont in the first place: Luke Hastings, who still heats her up like a shot of smoky whiskey on a cold winter's night.

Grace is back, and Luke is worried. How much has she changed as a bestselling author in the big city? What memories will she stir up? And was the choice he made five years ago the biggest mistake of his life?

Now, with their past, present, and future rocking around the Christmas tree, it's time for Grace and Luke to face the music . . . and the mistletoe.

My Review:

I feel a little like Scrooge, but I was kind of disappointed in this story. The author had the bones for a good story, but for me it fell flat. The heroine Grace is mostly unlikeable and this story makes you wonder why she felt she had to leave her family and her boyfriend behind and expect the world to be waiting for her. The hero Luke was a nice enough guy, and he tried to move on when Grace moved away, but the two of them really didn't connect anymore when she returned. Plus the author was a little over dramatic at times, and I wondered if Grace might be a cat, because she was always, snarling, heaving and hissing.
I love small town romance and really wanted to read this holiday tale. Unfortunately it left me with too many unanswered questions. This is the first in a series, but I would be reluctant to read the next story although the blurb sounds good.

I hope you will join us again next week when our topic will be: Not Another Billionaire!  I hope all of our readers have a wonderful Christmas and A Happy New Year!

1 comment:

  1. It's sad when you don't like something that you think you will.