Thursday, December 17, 2020

Review: the Twelve Dates of Christmas by Jenny Bayliss

The Twelve Dates of Christmas
by Jenny Bayliss 

Publisher: GP Putnam's Sons
Pages: 320
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  'Tis the season for finding romance in this hilarious and uplifting holiday read

When it comes to relationships, thirty-four-year-old Kate Turner is ready to say "Bah, humbug." The sleepy town of Blexford, England, isn't exactly brimming with prospects, and anyway, Kate's found fulfillment in her career as a designer, and in her delicious side job baking for her old friend Matt's neighborhood café. But then her best friend signs her up for a dating agency that promises to help singles find love before the holidays. Twenty-three days until Christmas. Twelve dates with twelve different men. The odds must finally be in her favor . . . right?

Yet with each new date more disastrous than the one before--and the whole town keeping tabs on her misadventures--Kate must remind herself that sometimes love, like mistletoe, shows up where it's least expected. And maybe, just maybe, it's been right under her nose all along. . . .

Kritters Thoughts:  Kate Turner is back in her small hometown in England and there is an extreme lack of eligible men coming into her life, so she signs up for the perfect rotation of dates, twelve of them leading up to Christmas.  

As in every romance book, the journey is really the reason for the book.  The reader knows where the book will probably end up, happily ever after is a good reason to read romance!  I liked Kate and Matt's story, even though I have read my fair share of romance and especially ones with holiday themes, this one felt unique and I wouldn't mind seeing it be turned into a Hallmark or Lifetime movie for next holiday season.  

My favorite thing about this book was all the ups and downs of the dates.  I couldn't wait to read the activity and the character that Kate would meet next and see where each one went.  I want to sign up a single friend for this and see how twelve dates during the holiday season go!

I hope to read more from this author both in and out of the holiday season!

Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Ebook 2020 Challenge: 109 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Netgalley.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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