Loved it! This is an action packed urban sci-fi which grips you from the start. Think Robocop meets Shaft but set in London. I don’t want to say too much but the world building is very convincing and the story flows really well. It’s also a fairly quick read so you can get on with reading the author’s other works even quicker. I can’t wait for the next instalment (I really do hope there will be one).
"There's no greater hell than working retail in December." Truer words were never spoken! Having been in Elise's shoes, I could feel her pull your hair out frustration with her job. And let me just say that while her work day woes may seem over the top for dramatic purpose, they are not. Working in a toy department at Christmas is a whole bag of crazy and then some. Unfortunately, for me, I didn't have the sweet and sexy that is Jack to visit me while on his quest for the latest 'must-have' toy. From my having been there perspective, I can look back with a laugh, and I certainly did plenty of that with Holiday Hell. Elise's inner dialogue had me laughing out loud more than once and her snark is great. Of course, Liz Meldon doesn't stop at funny. We get a bit of steamy goodness to go with our humor. Each time Elise and Jack meet, the attraction builds, and even though I could easily guess where the story was going, I still thoroughly enjoyed getting there. Although, I do have to say that I wasn't expecting the location for this pair's holiday stress relief, which only added to the fun! Easily read in one sitting, this one is perfect for a quick midday or bedtime read to add a bit of levity to the busy holiday season.
Middle class suburban mommy humor. I’m not the target audience. Or, according to the author’s intro, I must not have a sense of humor if I didn’t find her book hilarious.
Audiobook, borrowed from my public library via Overdrive. Read by the author, which was probably a mistake. It might have benefitted from a professional performance.
I read this for The 16 Tasks of the Festive Season, Square 8: December 12th - 24th: Book themes for Las Posadas: Read a book dealing with visits by family or friends, or set in Mexico, –OR– with a poinsettia on the cover. –OR– a story where the main character is stranded without a place to stay, or find themselves in a 'no room at the Inn’ situation. Most of the essays dealt with holiday scenarios involving parties or celebrations at the homes of either the author or family/friends.