Christmas Do-Over

Shashauna P. Thomas
Christmas Do-Over
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Silver Publishing
Release Date
December 2011
Contemporary Romance

Julian McGee hates the holiday season, and this one is shaping up to be the worst yet. When all hope seems lost, and he's drowning his sorrows in a pub, a beautiful redhead walks in with a tantalizing proposition. It'll be a Christmas Julian never forgets.

Book Review by I ♥ Bookie Nookie (reviewer)
Oct 15, 2012   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
91 people found the following review helpful
Santa Clause is coming to town in CHRISTMAS DO-OVER, giving a whole new meaning to the phrase, "You Better Watch Out"!

In this short holiday read, Julian McGee is a man who is down and out and has lead a life of criminal mischief...that is until the beautiful babe named Lilly waltzes into his life. Though Julian has been in and out of trouble his entire life, he is inherently a good person. When Lily shows him his destiny, Julian clearly sees his purpose in life and is eager to move on to that chapter.

I enjoyed Shashauna P. Thomas' play on some Christmas traditions and when "bad" children get coal in their stocking because they don't deserve a real present. The author says it's symbolic of troubled children being "diamonds in the rough" -- I thought this was such fantastic symbolism that I had to look it up to see if it was true!

On the flip side, I believe this story would have been a fantastic story if it had been a wee bit longer -- building up to the big reveal about Julian's destiny. It was, however, a cute and sexy holiday treat.
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