The Mistletoe Effect by Cate Ashwood ~ Book Review by Karen

Title: The Mistletoe Effect

Author: Cate Ashwood

Publisher: Self Published

Cover Artist: Cate Ashwood

Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 12/09/2016

Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)

Genre: Winter Holiday


Although Christmas is his favorite time of year, all is not merry and bright for Danny Ellis. After being laid off and facing eviction, he’s eager to make a fresh start. When a friend mentions an opportunity in Sin City, he packs up and heads west. Unfortunately, plans run awry when his truck breaks down a little more than halfway there and he’s stranded in the cold with no money, nowhere to stay, and no way to get to Vegas.

‘Tis the season, but not for Merrick Holland, who loves being a part of the community in the small town of Rowley Bridge. Christmas has been a little tainted since his father died three years ago, and when people start to deck the halls, he withdraws. When Merrick finds a man asleep inside his bakery one morning, rather than call the police, Merrick makes him a cup of coffee, and after hearing his story offers him a job and a place to stay.

The two men strike up an unlikely friendship, but with Christmas only three weeks away, could a little holiday magic bring them together?

My View:

Another sweet and romantic Christmas read.

There is something incredibly comforting about these books, they’re easy to read. short and give you that feel good feeling . Merrick’s not Christmassy, since his dad died even though he makes all the Christmas goodies in his small home town. When he finds his biscuits eaten by the Vegas bound Danny, something in the other man stirs him, and he offers him a job helping out at his bakery so he can earn some money to get him to Vegas.

Merrick and Danny click straight away, and become friends, then decide to add some benefits to the friendship, and soon they are independently thinking coupley things., which they actually communicate a bot to each other.

There is no drama, or misunderstanding, and it gas a lovely hopeful ending. Just right for Christmas


The Mistletoe Effect on Goodreads
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I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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