21/12/2013

Festive Book Review: Merry Chicklit-an anthology: Carol of The Belles By Francine LaSala

Another post inspired by the festive season.

Blurb: In the spirit of giving, six chick-lit authors "present" a charming collection of seasonal shorts sure to inspire holiday cheer-plus love and hope throughout the year, with all proceeds donated to Rocking the Road for a Cure! Featured authors & stories include:

Francine LaSala Pretty Izzy knows exactly what she wants for Christmas: hunky sales manager Jake Harrington wrapped up with a shiny silver bow--and nothing else. Except Santa may have other plans in "Carol of the Belles."

It's another LaSala story that would elevate your festive mood and add some Parisian sparkle to your—mundane—Christmas.

So Isabelle, like all other single ladies in the city, wants her dream guy to be Jake P. Harrington, her boss. To her Jake could be the perfect Christmas gift she'd cuddle close to her bosom never mind her cat's jealousy issues. Would she ever get her one cherished gift? And even if she does would she still consider him a gift or more like a drift from her gift? But what with the annoying Ollie who wouldn't stop being a buttinsky in her affairs?

Beautiful tale about our perceptions of "the one". I love that Francine touches on this subject. Are we being shadowed from the actual one by the big giant block who's the presumed one? Opening every Christmas gift leads us to surprises that are beyond our expectation. Is it necessary to have a picture of what's beneath all the glittery wrapper before we can cherish it as "the one" special gift? —★★

I loved that this book seemed predictable during the start but still gave me the mouth-gaping moment. —★

Get your romance on by reading this sassy short by LaSala. You can't actually go to the City of Love in order to have a Parisian Christmas, you know? Yeah, you will coo a lot and shed a little tear and kick your cat off the couch by your fidgety movements giving it the shriek of its life. —★

I loved, loved this book. But it would have won a five star from me if I hadn't found the starting a bit shaky.

My rating: 4.5 stars.

Merry Chicklit—an anthology of six sassy shorts including Francine LaSala's Carol of The Belles is available on Amazon.

I recommend this book to anyone who wants something romantically adequate and warm to snuggle up with this Christmas. Anyone having to spend Christmas single on the couch should rather get this than staying glued to FOX's Walking Dead Season 1-4 marathon (which I am free to do now that I'm done reading).

Anyway, Merry Chicklit is for a good cause. All proceeds from sales are going to be donated to help kick breast cancer to the curb. Now that's some boob job, I'd love to spend bucks on!

Happy Holidays everyone.

Another post inspired by the festive season.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for reviewing this collection so thoroughly. Sounds like a great way to introduce myself to some indie authors! Happy, merry!

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