Wednesday, December 29

Yet another 2-in-1 Short Story Review: Christmas in Venice & Christmas Car Kerfuffle

Author: Meadow Taylor 
Title: Christmas in Venice
(Olivia Moretti #1)
Genre: Chick Lit, Short Story, Novella, Contemporary Romance, Holiday
Format: ebook
Pages: 100 
Published: December 4th 2012
Where I Got It: My shelf (Amazon)

Olivia's Christmas trip to Venice, Italy should be a holiday dream come true. But when she’s confronted by a handsome Italian cop about her unattended luggage, she worries she won't even make it out of the Marco Polo Airport…

I want to read the book after this one but realized there is this prequel-type book before that seems kinda important to read first. 

Olivia is traveling to Venice, Italy for the holidays. She wants to get away and enjoy the city where her father is from. This holiday dream is dashed right away when she is confronted by an Italian cop. She had asked someone to watch her bag for just a minute, but that person left and now her luggage is unattended and she could be facing some big trouble.

OooOOOoooo Olivia. Poor naive thing. Never, ever ask a stranger to watch your bag lol! Even an elderly old lady. Airports are so particular. 

I do really want to read the next book. This was for sure a prequel. We leave off with a huge cliffie. No - no she does not get arrested or anything, but there is a cliffie for sure. But I really want to read the next because I do not like our guy. Granted....he is just doing his job....but he was a poop. 

This was fun. I'm not seeing the love yet but this is just a prequel. Can't wait to start that book. I have hope. 3 stars from me. 

Author: Jessie Gussman
Title: Christmas Car Kerfuffle
Genre: Contemporary romance, holiday, Short story
Format: ebook
Pages: 80
Published: September 12th 2021
Where I Got It: My shelf (Amazon)

Two days before Christmas, single mom Blythe Mason is stunned when her car is not at the mechanic’s shop where she dropped it off.

Her surprise soon gives way to panic when they figure out that an employee gave her car to the wrong person and it is now five hundred miles away. All the Christmas gifts that she’d carefully budgeted out for her children since July were in the trunk.

Zayden Crile can’t believe his employee made such a huge mistake. And of all people it had to be his former sister-in-law. She’s still upset that his brother ran off with the nurse, leaving her with two small children. She has struggled, and to make things a little easier Zayden takes care of her car as a favor. He certainly never intended to make a mistake which could ruin Christmas for his niece and nephew.

Been seeing this all over the place, so I downloaded it. 

It is two days before Christmas and Blythe Mason is stunned to find that her car is not at the mechanic's shop where she dropped it off. She is a single mom and all the gifts she had for the kids are in that trunk. Her surprise soon turns to panic when they figure out that the employee gave her car to the wrong person and it is now 500 miles away. Luckily, Zayden owns the shop and is her ex-brother-in-law and he will do what it takes to make this right. 

WHAT a scumbag that ex of Blythe is!!! F that guy. Terrible. She for sure picked the wrong brother. He lies, manipulates, and is so selfish. Bad guy. I hope he gets his heart destroyed. 

Loved Zayden and Blythe. They are perfect for each other. It was nice seeing them finally get their feelings out and fall in love. Adorable. 

I did adore the grandparents. They were adorable too. I did question the portrayal a little bit. The author made it seem like they were in their 90s...but they were barely in their 70s. They seemed overly frail. I's possible, but if they are that fragile and frail they shouldn't be making out and dancing like they are teens ;) 

But yes - this was adorable and will make you cheer when they finally admit their feelings. 

A goodie for the holiday season. 4 stars from me. 




Blodeuedd said...

Still going xmas strong :D

Carole Rae said...

It's an Xmas miracle.