Friday, December 11

Book Review: Jingle All the Way by Debbie Macomber

Debbie Macomber
Title: Jingle All the Way
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Chick Lit
Format: ebook
Pages: 272 
Published:  October 13th 2020
Where I Got It: My shelf (Netgalley)

Everly Lancaster always dreamed of leaving her hometown in rural Illinois. Now she helps run a burgeoning startup in Chicago, where her professional goals leave little time for friends...or a vacation.

When a massive snowstorm hits, Everly's mother urges her to come home for Christmas, but she hesitates to return to the life she's worked so hard to escape. Searching for other holiday plans, Everly tasks her assistant with booking her a cruise--the perfect getaway. Embarking on a weeklong tour of the Amazon guided by charming naturalist Asher Adams, Everly slowly but surely begins to realize that relationships are more important than work--and just might decide to journey home just in time for Christmas Day.

Couldn't resist one. Look at that pup on the cover! Plus a romance that starts on an Amazon cruise? Okay. No choice but to read this. 

The story follows Everly/Daisy. She was always the odd man out amongst her large family. She now runs a huge company in Chicago where she has made work her life. She barely has time for friends, family, or even a moment to take a vacation. On the urging of her co-owner, she decides to give her terrible assistant one more chance and lets her book her a couple week vacation. Well....turns out she is about to face the wilds of the Amazon with no Wifi and a being lead by a charming naturalist Asher Adams. 

This would make the cutest Hallmark movie ever. LOL

Poor Everly. I would be mad because her assistant sucks and her co-owner sucks and now she is stuck in Brazil on a "cruise" with no wifi and your showers are limited. Boo! I am with Everly...I am a modern woman...I need modern things thankssss especially for a 2 week trip!!!! A few days...okay, 2 weeks? Girl no. Give me a pool and a shower and TV. 

BUT Asher is a hunk and it might be worth it ;) He is charming and oh-so sweet especially when Everly was sick. Bless his hunky heart. 

I loved the adventure Everly was forced to take and I'm glad she had fun even though she is not meant for the wilds. She is klutzy and her luck sucks. I can relate to her for sure on all of that. 

I am also glad that this was not 100% all about romance. Sure that was 90%, but we did get to see Everly find herself and reconnect with her big ol' lovable family. That was very sweet. 

Ooooo and that ending/epilogue was good. Very sweet. I didn't really expect that at all. 

My only issue....the puppy. There is no puppy in this D: !!!!! WAH? Teased me for sure with that. 

Oh and another issue I had was how quickly these two fell for each other. Yes, yes, insta-love. It bothered me at first...but it wasn't an easy love for sure so it balanced out in the end. So I was able to look past this little issue I had. 

Overall, this was a very sweet romance and a very sweet Xmas book that you can cuddle up with next to a fire. Yesss I am using the word "sweet" a lot in this review, but it is the perfect word for this novel. I'll give this 4 stars. 


Blodeuedd said...

No puppy! That is just evil

Sophia Rose said...

Ha, the old bait and switch with the puppy. I read two of her Christmas books and enjoyed the sugary sweet. I love that this ends up an Amazon adventure.

Carole Rae said...

B, yess evil! They got me!

Sophia, lolll yesss but I'm glad I liked it overall sans puppy.