My rating: 5 of 5 stars
AN EX FOR CHRISTMAS is a friends to lovers/slow burn/swoony/romantic holiday comedy that I absolutely adored! Kelly was just so cute, bubbly and quirky. Her love for the holidays, the references to all the Christmas songs and gooey movies, really put me in the spirit and I often found myself humming along with Kelly. I was “pulled into her orbit” from page one because her personality was so fun, flirty and festive! But she wasn’t the only charmer in the story..Mark was dreamy, hunky and a slightly possessive sweetheart. Even though it took these two awhile to come together, it was an endearing journey. Lauren Layne once again wrote a fantastical book, a story with humor and a slow burning romance (that eventually explodes to a sexy inferno!). Add in a hot best friend and a touch of whimsy and you’ve got a book worthy of gracing my READ AGAIN E-SHELF! Told completely from Kelly’s POV (except for one quick chapter from Mark). I received, read and voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.
She’s making a list—and checking it twice. But is there a nice guy among all her naughty exes?The New York Times bestselling author of Blurred Lines returns with acharming friends-to-lovers rom-com.
When a psychic tells spunky, superstitious Kelly Byrne that she’s already mether true love, she becomes obsessed with the idea of tracking him down beforeChristmas. Kelly immediately writes up an “Ex List” and starts contacting oldboyfriends to figure out which one is the one. When her college sweetheartrolls into town, Kelly convinces herself that they’re meant to be. The troubleis, sparks are flying with someone she’s never given a chance: her best friend,Mark.
Mark Blakely has watched the guys on Kelly’s list break her heart, and he’s notlooking forward to watching them do it all over again. Mark’s always been therefor her, but the timing’s never worked out for their relationship to besomething more. Now, just as Mark is ready to move on, the sexual tensionbetween them is suddenly off the charts. With Christmas morning around thecorner, he just hopes Kelly will wake up and realize that everything she wantshas been right in front of her all along.