The Book Worm: Review: The Trouble with Mistletoe

Friday, October 21, 2016

Review: The Trouble with Mistletoe

Book Review: The Trouble with Mistletoe, by Jill Shalvis

Willa Davis is wrangling puppies when Keane Winters stalks into her pet shop with frustration in his chocolate-brown eyes and a pink bedazzled cat carrier in his hand. He needs a kitty sitter, stat. But the last thing Willa needs is to rescue a guy who doesn’t even remember her . . .
He’ll get nothing but coal in his stocking.
Saddled with his great-aunt’s Feline from Hell, Keane is desperate to leave her in someone else’s capable hands. But in spite of the fact that he’s sure he’s never seen the drop-dead-gorgeous pet shop owner before, she seems to be mad at him . . .
Unless he tempers “naughty” with a special kind of nice . . .
Willa can’t deny that Keane’s changed since high school: he’s less arrogant, for one thing—but can she trust him not to break her heart again? It’s time to throw a coin in the fountain, make a Christmas wish—and let the mistletoe do its work . . .

Genre: contemporary romance

Publishing date: September 2016

Mature content: yes

Review: The Trouble with Mistletoe is book 2 in the Heartbreaker Bay series and I found it a significant improvement over book 1 (Sweet Little Lies was really a disappointment for me - read that review here) but still not close to Jill Shalvis' best. 

The first part of the The Trouble with Mistletoe is actually quite good, the dialogs are funny and interesting and there's some interesting chemistry Willa and Keane. Towards the end of the book, though, the story seems to drag on interminably, with either Willa or Keane backing away from a relationship several times over. I was bored and I really wanted to skip those pages and go to the happy ending to get it over with.


So,  while is is much better than the previous one, this is still a book I would not actively recommend.

Have a great weekend,

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