Except for me.
Last Christmas, I met a boy.
Last Christmas, we made a pact.
Christmas would never be the same.
Life would never be the same…
Please note that this is a short story, not a full length novel. It is a standalone and is intended to be a quick, fun and flirty read.[/quote
I have had books by Karli Perrin sitting on my kindle for months now. MONTHS. That is not at all acceptable. I wasn’t at all familiar with her writing so I figured I’d start out small. “The Gift” was the perfect introduction to Karli’s writing style. It’s a short story. When I say short, I mean short. This is not a full length novel. It’s not even a novella. It is a short story. So before you buy it, make sure you’re aware of that fact.
“The Gift” is told from the POV of Imogen. I fell in love with her before the story even started simply because of her name. I have name envy. Anyway… Last Christmas Imogen attended a Christmas party dressed as a slutty version of Mrs. Clause. Before you judge, be aware that he roommate picked out the costume. A very sexy lingerie version of a beloved old lady. At this party she meets a guy named Blake who is playing the part of Santa. After some witty banter, the two part ways. Through a chance encounter they meet up again and get to know one another. Christmas miracles and all that. At one point, the two find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time. They learn a valuable lesson about living for today and not taking things for granted.
[quote align="center" color="#999999"]His eyes turned softer, “Let’s make a pact to live for the moment. Let’s forget about the past and stop worrying about the future. Let’s live for today.”
If you have an hour free time between wrapping, shopping and decorating this holiday season, I recommend you pick up “The Gift.” It’s sweet, sexy and snort out loud funny.
Girls, don’t drink and eye fuck.
There were moments when I literally snorted out loud. Nothing makes me happier than two characters engaging in a battle of wits – sarcastic comments and silly chitchat make me smile. That dialogue can either make or break a book, and in this case, it definitely made the book for me.
You can be sure that in the coming weeks I will FINALLY get around to reading Karli’s novels that have been neglected on my kindle for entirely too long. I’ve gotten a taste of this author and I can’t help but crave more.