About the Book: “Christmas or Bust!”What do a Blue Angels pilot, a bounty hunter and an ex-NFL football player have in common? The three bad-boy bachelors of Snowdon, Maine have to make a friend’s Christmas Eve wedding on time or die trying! They’re willing to risk anything to make that happen—even dashing through the snow in the goofiest bus on Earth, bright red and filled with a bunch of merry, meddling senior citizens known as the Santa Brigade. All too soon, these men will have met their matches in three special women: a woman from their past, a forest ranger so hot she ought to be declared a fire hazard, and a woman on the run. Ho, ho, OH!While serving up holiday cheer with the Santa Brigade, the guys will discover ‘tis the season for good will and folly. Wise men or not, they are well and truly caught, which means these roguish St. Nicks are willing to jingle a few bells along the way if that’s what it takes to find what they truly want for Christmas nestled in their beds after the stockings are stuffed and the gifts placed under the tree.
My Comments: You know those 170 page romances you buy at the drugstore or the grocery store? The ones where there are new titles with the same story, every month? Well, imagine if you will, three of them together in one book; not as one after the other, but rather, cycles of a chapter from each book. All have the same setting, and some of the minor characters in the other books become the major character in this one (chapter). To quote a phrase that was overused a few years ago "it is what it is", and that means a very predictable story with three happy endings. Each couple gets their chance to show off their bedroom skills so if that bothers you, this isn't the book for you--and all consummate their relationships rather quickly, before marriage. Grade: B-- I hate to give it a C, but a B- seems too good.
Thanks to Belle Books for providing a complimentary review copy.