Top positive review
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on November 23, 2020
"When I was a kid, I loved Christmas."
So yeah, I needed something Christmas-y in my life, and I chose this one. It's short, it's very sweet and it makes you all warm and fuzzy inside. Which is kind of the point when it comes to Christmas, right?
"Just be yourself. That’s more than enough. There’s nothing you could say that could make you better than you already are."
Riley and Kennedy are seemingly doing well. They work at the same company, they seem happy enough with their lives, but then something happens (no spoilers) and Riley realizes she may be missing out on life and living it. And once Kennedy gets to know Riley in person, he realizes he's missing something too. The rest, as they say, is history.
"Sometimes the person in love is the last to know he’s already fallen."
I loved the whole feel of this story. First off, the name swap (Riley Kennedy vs. Kennedy Riley) and the e-mail mishaps were hilarious. Dual POVs was amazing so we could get a glimpse of what Kennedy had in mind at times. The way their relationship evolves is definitely interesting, and it's so heartwarming to read.
"In that moment, it all made sense: everything that had happened thus far in my life, all of the days where everything felt meaningless and not ‘letter worthy’, were necessary to get me here, to this point, with this man."
I think what gets me the most is that I can relate to Riley on a few levels. The way she feels her life is not complete and boring. The way she feels about opening her heart. But, you know, this story is about the steps you take in life, even those you're not so sure about, and the decisions you end up making - sometimes they work, sometimes they don't, but they're always necessary.
And sometimes they lead you to your happily ever after - like a Christmas miracle of sorts.
Happy Holidays everyone!