Holiday With A Twist by Shannon Stacey | Novella Review

Shannon Stacey writes some of my favorite Christmas themed novellas. They’re quite romantic with just the right bit of spice and adult parts. Her latest addition to the holiday oeuvre is Holiday With A Twist. It’s a sort of small town story featuring two main characters who go way, way back. Overall, I highly enjoyed Holiday With A Twist. It was pretty much what the doctor ordered to jump start my Christmas spirit.

Holiday With A Twist by Shannon Stacey is about this woman named Leigh Holloway who was living in a big city doing social media work. She has this awful breakup, however, she keeps it secret. So, Leigh comes home for the holidays and her family basically thinks she’s all but engaged to this one guy despite her breakup. Also, Leigh’s parents are busy getting ready to sell their house so it is one last Christmas in the house. Leigh does not want her parents to feel they need to keep the house, so she pretends that everything is okay. Alas, due to some stress, Leigh finds herself visiting the local bar owned by former friend Croy Dawson.

There’s a little bit of old resentments between Croy and Leigh. You see, Leigh’s best friend dated Croy. Croy and her best friend broke up in no small part due to Leigh. However, that was many years ago. And now, it seems, there’s a little bit of potential attraction between Croy and Leigh.

So, as I said above, I really liked Holiday With A Twist. It is a super fast read. I think the novella is only 90 or so pages. I read via computer cloud reader and it took me like an hour to get through. I was invested in the romance between Leigh and Croy. The characters were well suited for each other. The happy ending delivered as well.

ON A SCALE OF ONE TO CLARK GRISWOLD, HOW MUCH CHRISTMAS SPIRIT DOES THIS BOOK HAVE?

Well, Holiday With A Twist is basically in the middle of the scale. It’s more like the film While You Were Sleeping, there are Christmas things going on. However, it is not a story about Christmas per se, but a romance with Christmas elements. There are a whole lot more moments of swoon with this book than with Christmas Vacation.

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