Christmas is nostalgia heaven for my family (unless you count the Christmas tree fire, which we won't...).
Mom owns more holiday decorations than twelve area malls combined. Dad prides himself on hand-chopping the best live tree, while my older sister perfected peppermint cookies to the point of orgiastic bliss, and my younger sister has memorized every Christmas carol with her fingers for a piano bash that goes on and on.
But this year, Christmas is different.
This year, the McCormick men are joining the Yankee Swap.
You know how it works, right? Bring the craziest gift you can possibly find, pick a number, open the presents in order and play “steal the gift” until person Number One gets one last chance to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.
My husband, Declan, is on a mission to win. He's so sure he can find the absolutely, positively, unreservedly weirdest gift that he's willing to go to any extreme to find it.
He's going thrift store shopping with my mother. The billionaire and the frugal queen are on a quest.
Only one will win.
And on Christmas evening, after we're stuffed silly, sung out, the kids fall asleep and the adults break out the bizarre presents and the alcohol, it'll be showtime.
Because there ain't no competition like a McCormick competition.
But the Jacoby family has a trick or ten up its sleeves, too.
Declan and Shannon are back in yet another hilarious Christmas family saga in Julia Kent's New York Times bestselling romantic comedy series.
It's a competitive Yankee Swap - what could go wrong? Read and find out ;) .
Praise for Julia Kent’s other romantic comedies:
"Julia Kent is my go-to author when I want to laugh, swoon and just feel oh-so-good as I get lost in a romance! Hasty delivers on all those fronts!" ~ #1 New York Times Bestseller Lauren Blakely
"I love Hasty so much! I will never not smile every time I think about Hastings Monahan, her epic fall from the top, moving back home with her parents, her ex, and the cow thing. Bonus, Ian McCrory is a total swoon fest of a hero. Ten thousand stars!" ~ USA Today Bestselling Author Pippa Grant
"From the very first page of Hasty, I knew I was in for a ride. I felt as if I were seeped into the character's lives, feeling second-hand embarrassment and frustration as their paths crossed. I adored this book and I cannot wait to dive into another Julia Kent romance!" ~ New York Times Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan
"Hasty was the perfect antidote to 2020 - utterly adorable and deliciously satisfying." ~ USA Today Bestselling Author Melanie Harlow
"Holy rabbit milk cheese! Julia Kent is the only author capable of making me laugh my lady parts inside out! Hastings, is a heroine after my own heart. The things that come out of that woman's mouth are pure *chef's kiss.* I promise you Julia saved the best for last in this series!" ~ Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author Nana Malone
"Heartwarming and intensely emotional, Our Options Have Changed is witty, sexy and hilarious with a heroine you admire and a hero you can't help falling in love with." -- Helena Hunting, New York Times bestselling author
"Reading a Julia Kent book is like taking a vacation with your best friends. They'll make you laugh, tug on your heartstrings, and leave you wanting more." -- New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster
"Witty, sexy, funny and delightfully delicious--love it from beginning to end."-- USA Today bestselling author T Gephart
"An utterly charming celebration of the messiness of love, life, and motherhood... every woman deserves a Nick." -- Laurelin Paige, New York Times bestselling author
"This book is life. Funny, smart, and banter like no other. Fluffy is my top read this year!" - New York Times bestselling author Corinne Michaels
"Wickedly entertaining and clever, with spot on sexual tension and banter, you won't be able to put this one down - nor will you want to!" - #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Rachel Van Dyken
"When I need an insightful, amusing, beautifully written book, I pick up a Julia Kent novel. So, it was this mindset that I read Fluffy, a book about an accidental fluffer. Yes, that kind of fluffer. I usually laugh often while reading Julia's work, but this time, I LOL'd and ROTFLMAO'd with every dang page. Fluffy is the light and sweet side of Julia Kent, a perfect fluffernutter of romantic comedy: Very sweet, a little salty, and definitely delicious." - USA Today bestselling author Blair Babylon
What a wonderful Christmas gift!
I always look forward to a new story featuring the Shopping series characters! You get hilarity, heat, and some embarrassing moments for everyone and it's fantastic to read!
You get an alternate POV with both Shannon and Declan, but you also get a chance to see the whole Jacoby and McCormick families make an appearance. There are some surprises aplenty and I couldn't put it down until the very end! Ms. Kent has left the readers wanting more and know she has some more stories up her sleeve involving some secondary characters!
A lovely Christmas treat just in time for the holiday season!
Awesome book!!! Love story mixed with some mystery and tons of emotions! Again I hope Carol and Terry get together, it would round it all out so nicely! I hope this series never ends!!! I actually laughed out loud, with every book. Fantastic author!
Best Gift You Could Give Yourself or Anyone Else This Christmas!
Ah, the time-honored tradition of the yankee swap, or white elephant gift exchange as we Okies refer to it… always a fun way to bring families together to lie, cheat, and steal their way to the best of the worst gifts imaginable. And when those families are the Jacobys and McCormicks? Well, hilarity and utter ridiculousness is sure to follow. This book was such a lovely bit of goodness and fun in a year that has been sorely lacking in both. It’s absolutely laugh-out-loud funny while also managing to be sincere, touching, and downright hopeful. I completely adored this book! And I challenge anyone to read it and not end up with a smile on your face. Thank you Julia Kent for this wonderful and unexpected gift.
* I was given an ARC of this book and voluntarily chose to review. All of my opinions are honest and entirely my own.