Sunday, January 5

Hunk For The Holidays by Katie Lane

Always putting business before pleasure, Cassie McPherson works hard for her family's construction business. That might explain why she doesn't have a date for the company Christmas party. But it doesn't quite explain why she's crazy enough to hire an escort for the event or - crazier still - why she's dying to unwrap him like a present..With whiskey-colored eyes and a killer smile, James is one gorgeous hunk who really knows how to fill out a tuxedo. He charms everyone, including Cassie. And when the night ends, the party doesn't stop. As Cassie falls, literally, into his bed, James falls head over heels in love. Now he has to figure out a way to tell her the truth: he's not an escort. He's her family's fiercest business rival. But all he wants for Christmas is her...

It took me so long to finish this book but it's not because it was bad. I was just easily distracted lately and it might be because the holidays were over and I didn't want to get too maudlin. And because I'm just weak, weak, weak. I ended up starting a bunch, probably more than five, books that I didn't even finish. 

I actually cannot decide on what I think about this book. I like it enough but I felt that there was something missing in it but I just couldn't put my finger on what it was exactly. But this was a pretty straightforward read all in all.

Ironically, I found the main couple less interesting  than the second characters. I just couldn't help getting annoyed at how James couldn't find the time to be honest with Cassie. He had a lot of chances to be honest with her with who he really was--her family's business' main competition. But he just didn't force the issue out in the open before their relationship could go any further. That just didn't sit well with me.

Thank God there were some very interesting secondary characters. Cassie's Auntie Whezzie was quite a personality. I loved her. I loved Cassie's brothers, too. I don't have a brother and I always find brother-sister dynamics very interesting and fun to read. But the ones that probably got me going with this book was Rory, Cassie's older brother, and Amy, her bestfriend. I loved these two, their own story, and I somehow wished that they had their own book because I felt their story deserved it.

Final verdict: 7/10. Okay read.


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