Mon, February 20, 2012

Winter’s Kiss by Jennifer Echols & Catherine Hapka Review

Winter's Kiss Catherine Hapka Jennifer Echols book cover

Winter’s Kiss
“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.

 

 

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Posted by: Anna   •   In: catherine hapka, jennifer echols, romance
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  1. Ginger @ GReads! said:

    I read The Ex Games a few months back & though I thought it was cute, it’s probably my least favorite of Echols so far. Which is still pretty fantastic b/c lets be for real ALL her novels are top notch!

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  2. Katie said:

    I’ve never read a thing by Jennifer Echols (gasp!), but this sounds super cute. And I love the idea of 2 novels in 1!

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  3. Jennifer aka YA Book Nerd said:

    I LOVED both of these books! I would just exchange the coffee for a hot chocolate – otherwise perfect reading conditions!

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  4. Marissa said:

    I love The Ex Games! I just picked it up for the third time this week. Jennifer Echols can always be counted on for a cute, intriguing story line and kissing.

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  5. Birdy said:

    This book looks really good, I’ve seen it everywhere and I think I’ll have to read it.

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  6. VeganYANerds said:

    The Ex Games was the first of Jennifer’s books that I read and it was such a fun read, even for someone like me who has never, ever seen snow! I’ll try and find a copy of Catherine’s book too.

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  7. capillya said:

    Ahhh I didn’t know about this book! ILY Jen Echols and your rom coms! Also have I told you that your blog makeover looks FABULOUS?

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