Sunday, November 23, 2014

Book Review: The Hazards of Mistletoe by Alyssa Rose Ivy


One snowy Christmas Eve, one mistletoe kiss, one friendship changed forever.

Don’t underestimate the power of mistletoe. It looks innocent enough, but a single branch has the potential to change your life. One mistletoe kiss led to the most embarrassing night of my life, but thankfully by the next Christmas I ended up exactly where I was supposed to be.   

My Review:

I'm already a fan of Alyssa Rose Ivy's Hazards series, so a holiday Hazards story sounded perfect for this time of the year.  And I'm always a fan of the friends-to-more trope, though this one does throw a twist in there just to change things up.

I liked both Glen and Savannah's characters, and at first I thought, "well this sounds like it's going to happen pretty smoothly"...until it didn't when that little twist got thrown in (which I just can't say more about or I'll spoil it for you).  And it was kind of frustrating that you don't know right away the reason behind Glen's actions that form that twist.

When the two of them finally meet back up again, I was craving some kind of resolution but I did feel like Savannah got over everything a bit quickly.  It felt like there was so much more that could have happened, been said, etc to flesh everything out more completely .

But in the end, you still have a nice quick holiday read with the smooth, crisp writing that Alyssa Rose Ivy always has, and this is a good addition to the Hazards series.  3.5 stars...and watch out for the mistletoe ;-)

About the Author:
Alyssa Rose Ivy is a New Adult and Young Adult author who loves to weave stories with romance and a southern setting. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After years as a perpetual student, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children, and she can usually be found with a cup of coffee in her hand.

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