Bah, Humbug! (A Christmas Street Romantic Comedy Novellas)
For the first time in his writing career, Kyle has writer's block - until he sees the snowman on his lawn and realizes this is the perfect place for his villain to hide the weapon. He digs int...more
Author: Heather Horrocks
Published: September 9th 2011 by Word Garden Press
Genre: Romance, Chick Lit
My Rating: 3/5
Description: From Goodreads
Lexi Anderson is an up-and-coming, Martha Stewart-type TV hostess whose two kids love the Jared Strong adventure novels, which happen to be written by their new neighbor, Kyle Miller.
For the first time in his writing career, Kyle has writer’s block – until he sees the snowman on his lawn and realizes this is the perfect place for ...more
I was looking for a cute holiday read that did not require a lot of commitment when I stumbled across this story as a free download on Amazon.
This story was exactly what I was looking for. A light short read that truly captured the feel and spirit of the holidays. It had the perfect recipe of romance, cute kids, snow and holiday festivities to meet my needs. Lexie and Kyle were both characters that you had no choice but to lik ...more
Young, divorced, up- and - coming - Martha Stewart of the new millineum, Alexis 'Lexie' Anderson just moved into her dream home in Utah. A week before Christmas, she is reading her children, Steven and Trista, a book from their favorite detective series by Jared Strong. Not realizing, that the author of her children's favorite detective sreies, Kyle Miller, lives next door ...more
I have never been a huge fan of the novella, as I don't think many authors can pull it off without it feeling rushed. Unfortunately I don't think this author quite got there, it had potential but I think the ending seemed all rushed. Perhaps a simple kiss would have felt a bit more realistic. Further Lexi was questioning her feelings and being all scared about commitment and ...more
The beginning is enjoyable as the plot builds up, but then around chapter 9, the s ...more
I loved how the author had no foul or crude language in the book at all! So if children wish to read this, do it. And there is absolutely no sex in it and there are no steamy scene ...more
My main issue with this book was how unrealistic it is, both characters are 30 yet incredibly wealthy - Lexi takes Kyle decoration shopping because they live in Christmas street yet he has no decorations (actually he has decorations, he keeps ...more
Bah, Humbug! was a fun holiday story. Surprisingly, even though it was fairly short I felt like you got to know the main characters well. Lexi is positive, det ...more
BAH, HUMBUG is a romantic comedy novella featuring Lexi Anderson-the latest ‘Martha Stewart’ newcomer and novelist Kyle Miller.
Divorced mom Lexi and her two children have just moved into a new neighborhood only weeks before the Christmas holidays. With only seven days until Christmas Lexi is a whirlwind of holiday cheer and Christmas magic. But the morning she wakes up and discovers a stranger beheading the snowman in her front yard, Lexi need ...more
This book is certainly not my typical read. I could very much see this as one of those Holiday Hallmark movies that my mother just lives for and forces me to watch from time to time. I groan and complain, but then end up loving it and crying like the big ...more
That seems harsh, I know. It's a cute, sweet fluffy tale of a whirlwind romance that has little to no tension and what tension there is seemed unrealistic. The heroine's children get along perfectly, they behave all the time (despite a huge upheaval in their lives), there's a predictable, by-the-numbers misunderstanding betw ...more
I wanna be Lexi Anderson when I grow up. I also wish I were Kyle Miller. He is a best selling novelist.
Maybe they'll adopt me.
I had no problem suspending reality and believing that these two fell in love in six days. The range of well written emotions the characters threw at each other (along with snowballs) and the f ...more
The writing is good, but not great. I feel, if the author had given herself the time, or pages to write a little bit more into the story, it would have made a lot more sense....but then again, I like to have my romantic fiction have a bit more of a realistic stance to them. The ending, (spoiler alert!) where Kyle just decides to propose to ...more
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This was an incredibly sweet and amusing little story. It was also heart-warming, so, if you want to get into the Christmas spirit, be sure to check out this great Amazon freebie.
The characters felt a little too perfect, and the ending happened a little too fast, but I give it a 5 star rating for the enjoyment I got from reading it.
Author: Heather Horrocks
Recommended for: fan's of romcom stories and novellas
This is a romantic comedy book written by Heather Horrocks, I found this novella on the Kindle Store for free and so I thought I would give it a go. I thought that this was incredibly well written and is a fun and lighthearted read. It was the type of story that was slightly predictable and with it been a short story the ending (a quick proposal) made it seem like the whole thing was ...more
Aside from that, it had great characters and I found it fun. I certainly wouldn't be averse to reading more from Hea ...more
Over this holiday break, I read through Heather Horrocks’ BAH, HUMBUG! (A Romantic Comedy Christmas Novella). I didn’t expect to find an underlying message about loss and grief, but, alas, there it was, nestled among this lighthearted story of holidays and family.
The plot brings together Lexi Anderson, an up-and-coming “Martha Stewart-type TV hostess”, and Kyle Miller, the author of the popular (fictitious) “Jared Strong” adventure novels, which Lexi’s kids happen to love. And they just happened ...more
It's about a woman called Alexis who has been scarred in the past and moved into a new house. Her and her children have this favourite author who happens to be their neighbour and on their first night moving in they build a snow man, which Kyle (Author) happens to destroy.
Anyway, I don't want to give anymore spoilers.
It follows the two characters and their Christmas spirits.
Lexi was a lover of Holidays and with two children, she certainly had the incentive to decorate and party in the spirit of said holiday. Kyle, was an old scrooge at 30 something...never decorating his yard and certainly not his house. The ...more