“The Ex Games” by Jennifer Echols & “The Twelve Dates of Christmas” by Catherine Hapka
Publish date: Jan. 3, 2012
Simon Pulse, 496 pages
Source: Jennifer Echols (I LOVE HER SO MUCH)
Cozy up to a double dose of winter-themed romantic comedy with two books in one bind-up.
Lexi has come up with a master plan to make Cameron break up with her: get him to fall for another girl so she’ll be free (and guilt-free, too). But when the plan goes well—too well—Lexi starts to wonder if she hasn’t made a terrible mistake. Has she let the perfect guy get away? And is it too late to get him back?
Meanwhile, Hayden and Nick’s steamy relationship has ended in a frosty breakup, and now they’re just friends. But when they decide to go head-to-head in a boarding contest, the friendly competition gets heated….Will sparks start to fly on and off the slopes?
— Amazon.com description
I devoured this bind-up in a single morning – a cold winter Saturday spent on the couch in my pajamas, curled up with a blanket and a cup of coffee.
And, friends, this is EXACTLY how you should read these books. There’s snowboarding, there’s ice-skating, there’s ROMANCE…what else would I want to read about while snuggled up in flannel PJs?! Winter’s Kiss made for the perfect wintertime diversion.
Both stories were cute and funny and, obviously, romantic, though I have to admit I preferred Jennifer Echols’ “The Ex Games.” If you don’t know her, she’s the author behind Forget You, Going Too Far and the bind-up Endless Summer, to name a few. And those are three of my favorite YA romances! So, suffice it to say, I’m a fan.
So, my advice? Buy this book, set aside a few hours on a weekend to be lazy and warm and just read read read! It did wonders for my mood.