Thursday, December 26

Holiday Sparks by Shannon Stacey

House-sitting for her parents seemed like a good idea, until the microwave blew up and the lights went out.

Now Chloe Burke thinks upgrading the electrical system of her childhood home while they are away would make the perfect Christmas gift. Fortunately, there's an electrician in town who can get the job done by the holidays.

Scott Quinn has wanted to get his hands on the Burkes' wiring for almost as long as he's wanted to get his hands on their daughter. Chloe didn't notice Scott back in high school, but she's noticing him now, and soon they're indulging in a little festive fun: no strings, no expectations. After all, Chloe plans to get out of this goldfish bowl of a town and back to her real life in Boston by New Year's.

But Chloe and Scott discover they enjoy each other's company just as much out of bed. Could their holiday fling turn out to be the real thing?

I wanted to put in some TV time but just couldn't do it without squeezing in a short reading time. Hence, this.

This novella was a fun read. I really coldn't have high expectations since this was a novella--just seven chapters. But it was a good one while it lasted. There was enough base for the characters and despite it being a novella, the story progressed enough in a comfortable pace. No jumping off to bed in the first few pages. Yep.

This is probably one of the few novellas that I didn't find too short. It was just right. I also love books with pet dogs in them...Kojak was awesome! 

Final verdict: 8/10. Great read.


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