Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Book Review: Our Totally, Ridiculous, Made-up Christmas Relationship

Title Our Totally, Ridiculous, Made-up Christmas Relationship

Author Brittainy C. Cherry

Release Date December 13, 2013

All families have secrets, and Jules Stone’s is no exception. Deciding not to follow in her family's Oscar-winning footsteps, Jules chooses to take a more behind-the-scenes career in one of the Top 10 Talent Agencies in Chicago. After being dumped five hours before spending Christmas with her dysfunctional family, she needs a plan to avoid their judgmental eyes.

Enter: Kayden Reece.

Kayden is the black sheep of his family, being the one actor drowning in a world of doctors and lawyers. Never really getting a jumpstart at his acting career or landing a big time role, he can feel his dad’s disappointment soaking into his spirit.

When Kayden gets a chance to meet and sign with a big name agent at Walter and Jacks Talent Agency, he’s ready to prove everyone wrong. Jules stumbles into the building in shambles, ugly crying, and begging to pay an actor a big sum of money to be her made-up boyfriend for five days, Kayden jumps at the opportunity—finally able to say he landed a role.

When secrets start to unravel, Kayden and Jules must learn that all families have their baggage, sometimes co-stars fall in lust, and it’s important to always have invisible mistletoe hanging around.

This holiday season join the two fake lovebirds as they partake in the role of a lifetime.

After reading Pretty Little Killers (a true crime novel), I needed something light and refreshing. Having previously read Loving Mr. Daniels by Brittainy C. Cherry, I decided this would be the perfect thing to read.

This novella is absolutely adorable. It's romantic and funny. It's sweet and lighthearted with a few touches of seriousness. It was exactly the thing I needed!

What surprised me the most was that unlike some novellas (most?), the author fleshed out an entire story with characters that I came to care about and enjoy in such a short period of time. This is understandably hard to do in a novella, but I think it was masterfully executed here. Another thing that surprised me was that I didn't feel unsatisfied at the end of the book. While a longer story could have been nice, I feel like it was perfect as is.

Overall, this was a great read! I was very impressed and recommend this novella to everyone that wants a fun and lighthearted read.


5 out of 5 stars

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