The Magic of Christmas
Genre: #Romance #ContemporaryRomance #ChristmasRomance
My Rating: 4
POV: Third-person alternating perspectives
Publication: October 15th 2020
Read: September 21st 2020. *Review copy provided by Tule Publishing Group
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It’s the opportunity she’s dreamed of…
After spending two years focused on her career, Rowan West is finally up for an advertising manager promotion. Holiday parties and gift-buying are on hold as Rowan travels to New Hampshire to create a marketing campaign that can revive a struggling, Christmas-themed resort and adventure park. Rowan’s brains and ambition make her shine, and she won’t allow anything to get in her way—especially not her far-too-handsome competitor with a sense of humor and high-up connections.
He needs to prove himself…
Jeremy Kincannon is competitive enough to fight tooth and nail for a promotion he doesn’t even want. Because his stepfather owns the company, no one believes he earned his spot despite having climbed up from the bottom like everyone else. He’s intrigued by his button-upped, business-only colleague who’s distractingly pretty. So he lays down a challenge—he’ll call a truce to their verbal sparring if she tries to have fun.
As their rivalry wanes and attraction grows, will Jeremy and Rowan embrace the magic of Christmas?
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The Magic of Christmas by Christi Barth
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
4 Stars to The Magic of Christmas by Christi Barth.
I loved the premise of this book. The fact that the majority of the story takes place at a Christmas themed resort and amusement park is just icing on the cake. I wish there was such a place near where I live. Upstate and several hours of driving there was a Christmas themed amusement park. But because it was so far away and didn’t have striking reviews, we never visited. The author gave me such excitement as she described her little town in New Hampshire with the Christmas resort. I felt the fun and excitement as if I was there. There were so many fun things to do that I was swept away by not only the storyline, but Christmas as well.
Rowan and Jeremy are rivals at the same marketing firm. Rowan was vying for a promotion and she won’t let anything get in her way of receiving it. Especially Jeremy who is up for the same promotion. When they both are named finalists, Rowan isn’t happy. While in her own mind, she is better than Jeremy, he has a better chance. Jeremy is the bosses stepson. Rowan, as with many of the staff at the firm, believe Jeremy got his position due to nepotism. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Both Jeremy and Rowan are being sent to New Hampshire to create a campaign to save the theme park, which hasn’t been doing well. They both must come up with their own campaign and present it to the board. There can only be one winner.
I’m not going to lie, I disliked Rowan and her condescending attitude from the moment I read the first page. She was so full of herself. Unfortunately, it took me a good portion of the book to understand her better. Jeremy, however, I liked from the beginning. He was a gentleman. He made me laugh and he was considerate of Rowan from the beginning, even when I didn’t believe she deserved his friendship.
As the story goes on, their friendship grows into romance. But before they even have a chance to admit their feelings for each other, something happens that sends Rowan back to Chicago earlier than planned. And alone.
This is a sweet, fun, and sometimes whimsical story and I recommend it to anyone who loves romance with a Christmas theme. It was a pleasure to read.
This is my honest and unbiased review and I thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂
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