I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Christmas Chaos by Kelly Kay, Evie Alexander
Series: Evie and Kelly's Holiday Disasters #3
Published by Emlin Press on November 18, 2022
Genres: Adult Contemporary Romance, Adult Romantic Comedy
Source: the author
Available at: Amazon
One Christmas, two couples, utter chaos. These laugh-out-loud novellas are hotter than chestnuts roasting on an open fire!
No Way in a Manger – by Evie Alexander
Rory’s seen battle, conquered the wiles of the Scottish Highlands, and won Zoe’s heart. But now he faces his biggest challenge of all, Christmas at the castle and a heavily pregnant wife who wants everything to be perfect. The holidays should be relaxing, and having a baby’s easy, right? But with wayward in-laws, an out-of-control cow and mad Santa getting in the way, nothing is going to plan…
No Crib and No Bed – by Kelly Kay
Tabi Aganos has put her belief in miracles behind her and redirected her life to focus on her husband, Bax, the winery they’ve built, and fixing up her beloved old farmhouse. They have everything in place for the perfect Holiday, until one hot night sends their plans crashing through the floor. But when family and friends pitch in to help, and Santa brings some unexpectedly magical gifts, their Christmas turns from chaos into joy.
Evie and Kelly’s Holiday Disasters are a series of hot and hilarious romantic comedies with interconnected characters, focusing on one holiday and one trope at a time. No cheating, no cliff-hangers, and a guaranteed happily ever after (HEA).
The stories in Christmas Chaos can be read as standalones, but for extra context you can read Cupid Calamity and Cookout Carnage first.
To read more about Rory and Zoe, check out Highland Games and Hollywood Games. To read more about Tabi and Bax, check out Over a Barrel and Under the Bus.
So I had assumed this would be the stories of new characters, but it was actually a visit back with Rory and Zoe from Evie Alexander’s books, and Tabi and Bax, from a series by Kelly Kay that I haven’t actually read yet.
The first story about Rory and Zoe was fun and I enjoyed it knowing the characters. It was nice to see how their relationship was going after the other books in the series and getting to see how they would become parents. Some things happened with Zoe’s pregnancy that were interesting and I definitely loved when Rory thought his you-know-what had caused problems when they were making love. Which also made the moment when Zoe brought it up with the doctor hilarious.
The second story as I said was a couple I didn’t really know as they are from a series I haven’t read by Kelly Kay. However it was a similar story, becoming parents, and I definitely enjoyed it too! And the second story truly was chaos! I can’t say a lot of what happened without giving any spoilers, but oh man, it was crazy! But good crazy! I mean maybe not the whole house falling apart like it mentions in the synopsis. Although that was funny. I do think I’d like to read this series by the author some time. There was a little inkling though that maybe it is a little bit of bondage in the romances? Or maybe it’s just a running joke with the characters? I don’t know. But I did enjoy all the characters we met in this story and would like to see how they got their HEAs too.
About the Authors
Kelly is a writer of modern, funny, and fun romance, married to a writer, mother of a creative dynamo of a eleven-year-old boy and is currently a little sleepy!
She’s a klutz and goofball and loves lipstick as much as her Chuck Taylors.
Good things in Kelly’s world include pepperoni pizza, Flair pens, wine, coffee, laughing with friends until her stomach hurts, a musician at the top of their game, matinee movies on a weekday, the Chicago Cubs, a fresh new notebook full of possibilities, bourbon on a cold night, Fantasy Football, witty men, walking through the local zoo in the rain and that moment when a character clicks in and begins to write their own adventure.
Evie Alexander is an award-winning author of sexy romantic comedies with a very British sense of humour. A self-confessed ‘method writer’, Evie has taken it upon herself to live a full and messy life, from which romantic and personal failures become fodder for her laugh-out-loud plotlines.
Imaginative, passionate and frequently called ‘bonkers’ by her friends, Evie’s interests include reading, eating, saving the world, and fantasising about people who only exist between the pages of her books. Her novel Highland Games won Best in Category in the The CHATELAINE Book Awards for Romantic Fiction and Women’s Fiction 2021.
Evie lives in the West country with her family, where she pens her steamy stories from the Smut Hut.