By Tara Sivec
What happens when your life goes to crap the week of Christmas? You invite a hot Marine you met in an airport bar to come home with you for the holidays, to distract your crazy family from the truth.
With a handsy aunt, a meddling mother and a father concerned for the wellbeing of his daughter’s eggnog, there’s no chance Sam and Noel will have time to fall in love…or will they?
I honestly can’t remember how I came across this book, but I’m glad I did because THE STOCKING WAS HUNG was pretty damn funny.
Mother of God, I’ve turned into a teenage chick, two seconds away from scribbling her name on my Science book.
I. LOVED. SAM. He is so kind, patient, generous and loyal. He’s never had a family, so every time Noel’s family did something nice for him, he soaked it right up. Though it was a little sad to see that the smallest of gestures made him so happy. He may not have known what it was like to be part of a family, but he fit in with Noel’s perfectly.
I liked Noel, but I can’t say much about her because Sam stole the show in my opinion. I loved her first meeting with Sam, and you could tell from the start that nothing in her life ever seems to go right. Her family is definitely crazy, but they’re a very loving bunch.
While I liked this book so much that I quickly purchased the next book in the series, there were a couple of things that didn’t sit too well with me. As funny as Aunt Bobbie is, she sexual assaults men and everyone considers it a part of her charm. There’s also a bit of drug usage, which is talked about like it’s not a big deal. I know this is supposed to be a funny and lighthearted read, and I only mention these two things because they might greatly bother some readers.
THE STOCKING WAS HUNG is told in dual POVs and comes with a HFN ending for Sam and Noel. It’s a novella and an insta-love, with the story taking place over just a few days. I’m normally not a big fan of insta-love romances, but this one was done really well and I really felt their connection. Sam and Noel’s story continues on in CUPID HAS A HEART-ON.
The Stocking Was Hung (The Holidays # 1)
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