Review – A Christmas Surprise by Janelle Taylor

CSWhen I requested A Christmas Surprise from Netgalley, I was hoping to find a nice, easy story to get me into the Christmas spirit.  It didn’t work out quite as I had planned.  First, I wasn’t approved until 12/26 so the Christmas spirit had already left the building.  Then, when I read the book, I almost hurt myself by rolling my eyes so many times.

It’s not a bad story – Betsy and Tommy (newlyweds of one year) are headed out-of-town for Christmas.  They are each keeping a secret that they need to share with the other.

What almost killed me was the sickeningly sweet dialogue.  “I love this place and I love you.” “Mrs. Reed, do you know how much I love you?  I don’t think I’ll ever be able to express how I feel…” “Oh, Tommy, you are my world….”  It is all just too much.  Real married couples do not have these conversations.

And, who says “rear a family” or “menses” (other than Sheldon Cooper) in 2012?  It just sounded outdated.  They also put up a Christmas tree (lights, ornaments and all) for ONE DAY.  Does anyone really do that?

2/5 for the story idea.

Thank you to Belle Bridge Books for sending me this e-book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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