Friday, December 30, 2016

Novellas: Scrooged Over and All I Want for Christmas...Is No Christmas

All I Want for Christmas...Is No Christmas by Colton Aalto

Review by Lauren

source: copy from publisher; all opinions are my own

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Review: Alec is in Aspen for the holidays, earning money by having sex with people. He's been doing this since he was kicked out by his parents. It isn't what he wants, but it allows him to pay for college. However, he ends up being arrested in Aspen and he thinks his job has finally been found out. What is worse is that his best friend's cousin, Hayden, is the one interrogating him. This was a fun read. It wasn't quite what I expected, and I think it could have made a better novel as there were aspects of the book that weren't quite resolved. I'm also not sure I can totally get behind the sudden romance, but it's not terrible!

Scrooged Over by David Connor

Review by Lauren

source: copy from publisher; all opinions are my own

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Review: Deke and Dudley have their own radio show. Deke hates the holidays and Dudley loves them. They make a bet to see how many people they can get to call in or create videos saying if they love/hate Christmas. If Deke wins (more people hate it), he gets to set Dudley up on a blind date, and if Dudley wins (more people love Christmas), he gets to set Deke up on a blind date.

This was a cute read. I felt really bad for Dudley though, because a lot of his Christmas plans go wrong and you can tell how frustrated how he gets. Christmas can be stressful but nothing seems to work out for Dudley and he loves it so much, it's a bit disheartening. Of course, the book does end well. This novella has some fun humor in it though, as Deke and Dudley spar a lot on the radio. I love humor in books!


Lisa Mandina said...

That first one does not sound like it would be a good story. But the second one totally sounds like a cute read! Great reviews! Sounds like you're getting a lot of stories out of this book.

Verushka Byrow said...

Scrooged Over sounds so cute! All I want for Christmas is No Christmas sounds like an unexpected Christmas read!

Heather Duff said...

They sound great fun especially Scrooged Over but I love the cover of All I Want for Christmas, he looks totally up to no good!

Kate Midnight Book Girl said...

I am all about the Humor in the Holidays kind of books. I am totally adding both these books to my TBR pile for next Christmas!

Chiara @ Books for a Delicate Eternity said...

I feel like Christmas novellas are either really intense or really fluffy! I personally like the ones that blend the two (which my favourite of the year did) because then it feels like it has a nice balance.

The happily ever afters in Christmas books are a requirement! We don't want to read about sad things at the holidays, right?

Anyway, I'm glad you enjoyed both of these, Lauren! They both sound like they have interesting plots, and I'll definitely keep an eye out for them at Christmas time this year :D