Friday, October 6, 2023

My eX-MAS Emergency by Jennifer Peel



Very few in Aspen Lake expected that I, Calista Monroe, their most notorious wild child, would ever amount to anything besides being a model prisoner. So, imagine their surprise when I returned as the hospital’s newest ER doctor. Believe me, no one is more surprised than I am. I had vowed to never return, even if it was the last safe haven during the zombie apocalypse. But when my niece Quinn begged me to come home, I couldn’t say no. My plan is to stay out of trouble this time, and above all, avoid Quinn’s uncle Tristan—the man I love to hate and the reason I left Aspen Lake.

But trouble starts to brew when my niece gets it into her pretty head that her uncle and I need to reconcile. The devious little thing insists we deck the halls together all season long. And since I’ll do anything to make Quinn happy, I agree, believing I’m completely immune to Tristan’s charm. Except the joke’s on me. Who knew that Tristan’s biggest regret was letting me go? And the infuriating man seems willing to do everything possible to win me back. Well, it’s going to take a Christmas miracle before I ever give him a second chance. Unfortunately for my plan, our chemistry could set a blizzard on fire. Now I have a major Ex emergency on my hands.

Do I give my niece her Christmas wish, or do I let the love between Tristan and me flatline for once and for all?

My Review: 5 Stars!

Oh my heart! Y'all! I can't even with all the swooniness! I. Can't. Even! Where should I begin? I do have to warn you, this is going to be one of those gushing reviews. But you guys, I can't help it! This book had absolutely everything I want in the books I read! 😍

All the feels? ✓ Swoony? ✓ Lots of kisses? ✓ Giggled/laughed out loud? ✓ Let out all the little dreamy sighs? ✓ Big gestures? ✓ Old and new favorite characters? ✓

You guys. This book right here will have you forgetting that you're an adult and that you have things you need to get done. But how can you get anything done after starting it? If you're anything like me, you can't. You. Just. Can't. And if you're also like me, you won't care even a little bit that said things did not get done. You have to keep your priorities straight you know... books first... boring chores later. Right? Right. 😉

It didn't take me long to fall in love with all things Calista and Tristan. If ever two souls belonged together it would be these two. They may have spent the last 13 years apart, and Calista may have sworn solemn vows to stay far, far away from Tristan, but their off the charts chemistry is just too hard to ignore. She does her best to stay away and keep at least one of her said vows but the tenacious man has other plans for her. You've got to love a man in love who's not afraid to go after what he knows will make is life complete and his soul happy. *dreamy sigh* Y'all. I just can't get enough of these two! I absolutely adore them! #CouplesGoals

And of course I can NOT forget about Quinn! She is the absolute best scheming little sidekick ever. I seriously loved this girl. Her close relationship with her aunt and uncle was so sweet and will melt your heart. They would do anything and everything to make her happy. And they quickly learned she would do the same for them in return. She is #TeamCalistan all the way! 😉 

Ms. Peel has done it again! She never ceases to amaze me. I am in awe of her talent. She has a way of capturing the reader and not letting them go until the very end. There's a reason why she's one of my favorite authors. I can't wait to get my hands on Jules' book. Y'all. Now is the time where I will be reminding myself on a daily basis that writing takes time and that authors have lives outside of writing. I have no doubt that the book will be more than worth the wait! 

As for my casting.. y'all. I. Am. In. LOVE! *dreamy sigh* They are absolutely perfect! What do you think?!