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 Cupid by Ilsa Madden-Mills
on November 2, 2023
Genres: Adult Holiday Romance
Source: the author
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From #1 Amazon Bestselling Author Ilsa Madden-Mills comes a brand new enemies to lovers holiday novella (40,000 words) about finding love in unexpected places.
Dear Sneaky Santa,
I’d like to have a word about your sense of humor. Was it really necessary to stick me, a professional hockey player nursing an injury and avoiding the media, in an isolated cabin with a bratty, boot-designing princess who seems to have made it her mission to despise me? I mean, come on, what did I ever do to you?
And let’s talk about our first encounter. Was it your intention for her to barge in on me while I was enjoying a soak in the tub? It wasn’t exactly my finest moment, and I’m sure she didn’t appreciate the view of my massive body floundering around as I tried to grab a towel.
Now, I’m stuck with her, thanks to a mutual acquaintance, in the middle of a snow blizzard, navigating through bear attacks, sketchy neighbors, and whole lot of tension. I had plans, Santa, plans to escape to Cabo and forget about the world, not to be trapped with a woman who thinks I’m unworthy of her time just because she can’t stand hockey players.
Oh, and speaking of our delightful Iris, she’s stingier with her food than Scrooge was with his pennies! I’m not asking for a feast, but a guy’s got to eat! And could you possibly turn her yippy dog into a reindeer or something? It would certainly add to the Christmas spirit and save my eardrums.
I’m trying to rediscover the meaning of Christmas, and you throw me into this chaos? Is this some kind of test, or are you just having a jolly laugh up there in the North Pole?
So here’s my Christmas wish, Santa: sprinkle a bit of your magic and either get me out of here or be a Cupid and ignite a fiery, undeniable passion between us, because right now, this scenario is frostier than a snowman.
Slapshotting Through the Snow, Kyler Blanchette
This was a short and sweet Christmas rom-com. The stranded together with one bed trope. Hockey player and his friend’s little sister. Enemies to lovers. But it was adorable and sexy, just like you’d expect from this author. I enjoyed reading it in her newsletter and then finishing it in the e-galley for the review. It was also the perfect start to my holiday reading for the year. Now I’m really in the mood to read more holiday stories. I loved both characters, and would love more from them or those people around them, Kyler’s teammates, and Iris’s brother or maybe friends? I also adored Rob/Puck.
If you haven’t started your holiday reads yet, this is the perfect one to get you started!