Kissing Her Scrooge - Kinley Cade
Source: Review Copy courtesy of Carina Press
Every Christmas, Hannah Jones makes it her mission to give her hometown the perfect pageant. Even malfunctioning inflatable Santas and lost students can't stop the self-proclaimed Miss Holiday. But the teacher may have met her mismatch in sexy but antisocial tree farmer Griff Green. Hannah's been lusting after her new neighbor for months—and she's determined to melt his heart by being naughty as well as nice…
He may sell trees, but Griff doesn't do Christmas. He's known as the town humbug—and he likes it that way. Which is why he's been avoiding Hannah, despite the sexy visions of her that have been dancing through his head. When a surprise visit leads to a passionate kiss, he can't deny the attraction any longer.
When Hannah discovers Griff isn't the Scrooge he pretends to be—and she exposes his secret to the whole town—it may take a holiday miracle for their budding relationship to survive into the new year.
Ever read a book were one of the characters seriously annoys you? Oh my god, I really wanted to reach into the pages of Kissing Her Scrooge and punching Hannah right in the mouth. I can't bare people like her. Haughty Hannah. Over bearing, know it all, look at me being all wonderful and helping everybody and the children. Miss holiday, Miss annoying more like, we all know someone like this and we all want to smack them.
The book itself kind of drowns on a bit. I didn't really think the plot was very strong and the issues surrounding both Hannah and Griff really did get repeated so many times that I ended up thinking oh just get on with it. The only thing I did like about it was Griff himself. A warm character whom likes to keep himself to himself with a matter of fact humour and a lovely manner. Without that I don't think I would have got through the book at all.