Novella Review: ‘Tis the Season to be Kissed by Amy Andrews


‘Tis the Season to be Kissed (Entangled Indulgence)

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I loved this novella!  It’s sweet and sexy at the same time, and is funny as hell.  I couldn’t put my Kindle down once I started ‘Tis the Season to be Kissed, and I was completely engaged in the story from the first page.  Both protagonists are extremely likeable,  the story is told with humor, and the set up and character interactions are completely believable.   This novella blew me away with its charm, and I can hardly wait to read more by Amy Andrews.


Tamara is staying at her friend’s cabin for New Year’s.  She doesn’t have a date or a steady boyfriend, so she’s wallowing her in own misery with the help of a pitcher of eggnog that has a generous dose of rum.  She is smashed by 9 in the morning, and freezing, too.  She can’t find matches to light the wood stove, so she’s layered on all of her clothes.  When an intruder invades her solitude, Tamara is terrified at first, then aghast.  She almost smashed Luke’s head with a golf club, and she doesn’t think her friend would ever forgive her for bashing her younger brother’s brains in after he struggled through the blizzard raging outside to make it to his family’s cabin.

I loved the characters.  Tamara is disillusioned about love, and for the past year, she has instituted a 10 date rule.  No sex until after at least 10 dates!  This has played havoc on her love life, because guys keep dumping her for not putting out.  She won’t relent, however, because she wants a steady, committed relationship.  She’s not getting any younger, and playing the field has lost its allure.  While Luke is the sexiest man she’s ever seen, he’s also younger than her, and he’s her best friend’s little brother.  Definitely a hands off kind of guy.  After a drunken rage about how swallow men are and how frustrated she is, and then puking up her guts, she is more than ready to crawl into a hole and never emerge.  How embarrassing! 

Luke, on the other hand, is enchanted with Tamara.  He is treated to a drunken tirade as she stripes off almost every layer of clothing she’s wearing, but she’s smashed so he can’t make a move on her.  When he discovers that  she’s longing for a steady relationship, he thinks that maybe that’s not a bad idea.  Having served two tours of duty overseas, Luke is more than ready for a special someone to cuddle up with.  And to share those deep, wet, hungry kisses she keeps talking about.  Trapped in the tiny cabin together, Luke is determined to have those 10 dates and to prove to Tamara that he’s the perfect guy to share those kisses, and everything else, with, too. 

If you’re in the mood for a fun holiday romance, run out and grab ‘Tis the Season to be Kissed.  Like, right now! 

Grade:  A-

Review copy provided by publisher

From Amazon:

A down-on-her-romantic-luck kindergarten teacher plans to drown her New Year’s Eve sorrows in a gallon of spiked eggnog, but the arrival of her best friend’s sexy brother threatens to melt the snow piling up outside the tiny Vermont cabin.

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