Book reviews are subjective. I tend to rate books not according to how “perfect” they are, seem to be, or are said to be in general but rather to how perfect they are to me.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
(Click the title to find the book description/blurb.)
She couldn’t remember the last time she had kissed a guy or even held hands with one. Being a third wheel wasn’t usually so bad, but the holidays always reminded her that she had wasted yet another year searching for Mr. Right.
Ah–a quick Christmas in late April. That hit the spot!
Having enjoyed other romances by author Liwen Y. Ho, I was rather certain I’d like The More the Merrier, even though I didn’t know what it was about ahead of time. I just dove right on into Alyssa Wu’s dilemma concerning a string of unfortunate blind dates and a “fake date” with her guy-friend-neighbor, Barry Chang–a date that may or may not get Alyssa’s parents off her back about finding herself a husband already.
Yes, the read is short, sweet, romantic (even a little hot), Christmassy, and not just a straight shot to Happily Ever After without believable conflict. Sure, there are a couple of emotional swings that happen a tad fast to keep the story going, but not so fast as to give the reader whiplash or anything. I even had some real giggles and a moment or two of eyebrow raising–in a very good way.
I’d recommend this fun splash of Merry to any fans of sweet romance at springtime, summertime, Christmastime–whatever time a splash of Merry is wanted or needed.
Here’s my review of the second story in the Seasons of Love series, A Spoonful of Spice.