All I Want For Christmas Is You by Miranda Liasson | Book Review

It’s the most wonderful time of year – the return of Christmas romances! Although All I Want For Christmas Is You by Miranda Liasson was not the first holiday romance I’ve read this year, it’s the first one I got some motivation to review. Also — the first book I have been motivated to review since July. It has been a rough 2020 as you all know, but thankfully books add joy!

All I Want For Christmas Is You by Miranda Liasson almost could be ripped from a Hallmark movie. The main characters are a coffee shop owner and a fireman. The thing that makes this not Hallmark? There’s S-E-X. Not to mention, the premise of the book is that Kaitlyn hooks up with Rafe drunkenly at a wedding in September and accidentally gets pregnant. She decides to keep the baby. FYI, if you came here thinking there would be a secret baby plot, you would be wrong. Kaitlyn immediately discloses to Rafe. However, Rafe is not the commitment type, having experienced trauma early in adulthood which has turned him off from getting locked down. Yet, the two are forced to pretend to be engaged for the holiday season.

Being currently with child myself, I could relate to Kaitlyn somewhat. Except that I am not the type to get up at the crack of dawn to open a store and bake cookies nor am I as thoughtful as Kaitlyn. Still, she’s a wonderful character and I rooted for her. She just wants to be a good person and do right by those in her life – especially her niece Hazel. Rafe, I felt was a bit immature. Yet, he experiences so much growth throughout All I Want For Christmas Is You. And well, the ending had me a little blubbery and I cannot entirely blame that on hormones.


On A Scale Of One To Buddy The Elf, How Much Christmas Spirit Does All I Want For Christmas Is You Have?

First of all, the title of this book is from one of the best Christmas songs ever and if you disagree I don’t even want to know you. Second of all, there’s so much baking – mainly for a contest and because of the nature of Kaitlyn’s job. However, baking gives me such holiday vibes. Third, Rafe’s family is big and has these large family gatherings which remind me of back home. Miranda Liasson’s All I Want For Christmas Is You definitely has got the holiday vibes on lock.

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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.

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