BOOK REVIEW: Single and Ready to Jingle by Piper Rayne

BOOK REVIEW: Single and Ready to Jingle by Piper RayneSingle and Ready to Jingle Purchase on: AmazoniBooks
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Synopsis:

The girl who loves Christmas falls for the Grinch—it’s a Christmas miracle.

What started as a dumpster fire of a blind date turns into a deal.

In truth, it probably didn’t help that I showed up dressed like an elf but that’s a story for another time. Our start was rocky at best which is why it’s so frustrating that I can’t stop thinking about his sexy British accent. Or the way his chest and arms fill out his suit. Or his perfect hair with that single streak of grey at the front.

Santa likes lists and so do I, so here’s all the reasons why Andrew and I aren’t right for each other:

He’s my brother’s best friend
He’s the biggest grump I’ve ever met.
He hates Christmas.

That last one is big for a girl like me who thinks that the entire month of December should be a national holiday. So, when he calls for my help in planning his firm’s holiday party, I can’t pass up the opportunity to grow my small business. Bonus, we make a deal, and he agrees to attend three holiday events with me so I can make him fall in love with Christmas. As if I’d pass up an opportunity to make a Grinch’s heart grow three times its size.

It isn’t long until I discover Andrew has a very real reason to hate Christmas and I start to see him in a different light. That’s when the Christmas miracle begins.

Review:

Single and Ready to Jingle was a heartwarming Christmas tale that will leave a smile on your face.  With an opposites attract, a teeny tiny smudge of an enemies to lovers and brothers best friend all rolled together, this book was so much fun!  The characters were easy to love, the story flowed seamlessly and the epilogue at the end had the most wonderful HEA!  If you’re looking for an adult Christmas book to pick up this season, definitely make for sure this one is on your list!

I love Christmas.
Like, love love Christmas.
Most Americans wait until after Thanksgiving to put up their Christmas decorations, but not me.  Mine go up the day after Halloween.

Kenzie was meeting a new date at a restaurant.  Not having time to change before going to the restaurant, she showed up wearing an elf costume since she owned her own event planning business.  The bells on her shoes were so fantastic lol.  Andrew, who was a lawyer, was having none of it.  He didn’t like Christmas or a grown woman looking like a cartoon character.  Andrew was cold, made her feel awful and I dubbed him as a conceited know it all!  So I was embarrassed right along with Kenzie.  She was so easy to love and her inner thoughts just make you click with her.  But at the same point, she cluelessly kept making their date worse.  I just wanted to hug her.  Learning that Andrew was Kenzie’s brother’s best friend felt like a broken star on her wilting Christmas tree.  They parted ways hoping to not run into one another again, yet that wasn’t exactly how it worked out!

Something about this woman’s smile is infectious. It almost pulls a smile of my own out, but I stifle the urge and school my features.

Andrew aka The Grinch, was a cynical, rude, anti-Christmas man when we first met him.  So when we alternated chapters and got to be in his head, I was shocked with his thoughts.  Mind blown *my lips are zipped why*!  When Andrew asked to meet Kenzie and said he recommended her for his law firm’s Christmas party, I was so excited for her opportunity!  Even if Andrew was using it as a way to get in good with one of his bosses, who he was hoping would help promote him.  But I will say, Andrew does need to be given some slack.  His past hurt ugh, he was jaded because of it.  I got why he acted the way he did.  But with Kenzie’s Christmas cheer, and her deal for Andrew to attend three holiday events with her, I just knew she would start knocking down his walls!

I quickly add myself as a contact and text myself so his number will be in my phone. When I hand it back to him, he glances at the screen.
“Mrs.  Claus?” he says in a wry voice.
I laugh. “Well, that’s why you want to  hire me, isn’t it? I love Christmas and you’re hoping for a miracle?”
He chuckles and shakes his head.

This story was so adorable!  I loved all of Andrew and Kenzie’s interactions and those three holiday events?!  My heart soared!  While they were opposites from one another, it was impossible not to smile when they spent time together.  I loved getting to see their different sides, since there was so much more then meets the eye.  Sprinkle that with cute little moments that made me laugh out loud, this book was such an easy win!  It was fun watching them grow and help each other, and the whole time I just wanted to shove them together.  It was a little bit of a slow burn, and as the story progressed there were some wonderful steamy scenes!  But they both had learning to do, and Kenzie and Adam pulled our hearts along for that sleigh ride!

I bring my hand to my chest in mock surprise. “Did you just make a joke?  I didn’t think you were capable.”
He rolls his eyes, and without another word, I turn and walk over to the counter to order his Americano  and my caramel macchiato.

Single and Ready to Jingle was a fabulous Christmas romance that brimmed with warmth, holiday cheer and so much joy! With ice skating, holiday cocktails, emotional families and snow falling, this book was so enjoyable!  I loved that Kenzie and Andrew were both flawed and relatable, I loved how much the side characters added and the HEA at the end perfectly closed their story.  I’m so glad I gave this book a try and now I can’t wait to go read Piper Rayne’s backlist!

My heart has been kick-started, it just has nothing to do with Christmas.

PS Kenzie’s shirts were amazing! 

*I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book, provided by the author. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*

 

 

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About Piper Rayne:

 

Piper Rayne is a USA Today Bestselling Author duo who write “heartwarming humor with a side of sizzle” about families, whether that be blood or found. They both have e-readers full of one-clickable books, they’re married to husbands who drive them to drink, and they’re both chauffeurs to their kids. Most of all, they love hot heroes and quirky heroines who make them laugh, and they hope you do, too!

 

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2 Comments

  1. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

    I adore Piper Rayne but for reason this one just wasn’t calling to me and I decided to pass on it. Now, reading your review, I am obviously kicking myself for that decision! lol I love the sound of Andrew and Kenzie and want to experience it all for myself. What was I thinking?! Off to one click this one… 🙂
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  2. Lisa Mandina (Lisa Loves Literature)

    This one sounds adorable! I wish I had time to fit it into all the holiday books I’m trying to read this year. But I’ll put it on my list to get to next Christmas. Great review!
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