December Holiday Reviews 2012 – One A Day – #9

To get everyone into the mood for celebrating winter, the final month of the year, or any of the many religious and non-religious festivals that will occur this month, we’re showcasing reviews for a range of holiday-themed books here. One a day, and since the books on the web site are all from this year, we’re giving books from previous years some extra attention here on the blog. I hope you’ll join us in having a look at the “Golden Oldies”!

This is a “hilariously funny” Christmas story, reviewed by Serena, who thinks it can easily be read as a standalone, but fans of the Phantom Lover series will appreciate it even more. You can also find the full review on the Rainbow Book Reviews site by clicking here.

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Book Blurb

Kimo and Lopaka have taken their whole family to Scotland for an old-fashioned Christmas in a magnificent castle in the snowy Cairngorm Mountains. Their host, the Earl of Glennich, is a fanatic for Christmas and follows all the ancient traditions once banned in Scotland for four hundred years, until 1958.

The daffy earl is obsessed with good luck and fears bad luck around every corner of his haunted castle. Will everything go right when he asks Kimo to First Foot on Christmas Day? Tradition holds that the first person to cross the threshold must be a dark-haired man. A fair-haired man or a woman, are considered bad luck. Kimo and Lopaka think things will go just fine. They’re having fun sneaking off for furtive love-making and finding secret places to kiss. For Kimo, this family Christmas is a dream come true after many years of loneliness. Nothing but good luck could be on their Christmas horizon…or is it?

Book Review

What a treat! This Christmas story contains interesting Scottish traditions, a bit of mystery and magic, the very hot Kimo and Lopaka and their entire family, and to top it all off it is hilariously funny.

This story shows us Kimo and Lopaka in full parent mode, trying to get their children to behave, even if just a little. I loved the realism of the kids just NOT always wanting to do that. The addition of the Scottish Earl and all his fears around bad luck was hilarious. I really liked the mystery about how everything gets resolved in the end, even Kimo seems at a loss as to how it happened.

This is a perfect holiday read. Funny, with two very sexy men who are more in love than ever, misbehaving kids and a bit of mystery. I totally adored it!

DISCLAIMER: Books reviewed on this site were usually provided at no cost by the publisher or author. This book has been provided by the author for the purpose of a review.

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