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Cute fun Christmas romance
Reviewed in the United States on December 31, 2017
A Prickly Christmas Kiss (Christmas Kiss: Book 1) by Allyson R Abbott was a cute book. I really enjoyed it, and while it is a story that takes place over Christmas, it could be read and enjoyed any time of the year. The characters were fun and witty, and reflected good off each other. The resemblance and references to Christmas, including their names and the town name, were fun and festive additions. There are a lot of little surprises in this book, and references to Christmas, Santa and the North Pole. I recommend reading it to anyone who enjoys cute clean romance books. This is the first book I have read by the author, but I would definitely read another. Since this is book 1, I look forward to the next book in the series.
Emma, aka ELF (due to her initials) has sworn off men this Christmas. She is heading to her friend's cabin in a small town in the middle of nowhere, to spend Christmas. She is avoiding her family, due to her recent break up, doesn't want to hear their comments or deal with awkward matchmaking attempts. When her friend called to tell her she couldn't make it, and she would be roughing it on her own, ELF decided to try to make the best of things. She quickly had to learn to build a fire, start a generator, and have no working shower with hot water. But at least it was pretty, and she could catch up on some reading.
Rudi is the town's cop and veterinarian and has been single for quite a while, after his last relationship went south. He is in the process of writing a parking ticket, when the owner of the car returns and is one of the most beautiful women he has seen. He changes his mind, and lets her go instead. I cant say much more without giving things away, as there are a lot of little secrets revealed in this book. ELF and Rudi cross paths a couple times, but is that due to small down living, or something more??