Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Blog Tour: Review of The Christmas Plan by Samantha Chase

Author: Samantha Chase
Publication Date: November 2020

If only life was a cheesy holiday movie…
Unfortunately for Aspen Harris, her life doesnt even come close.
Finding herself unemployed just before the holidays, she has no choice but to move back home and in her parentshouse. And that means leaving behind her best friend Gabriel and all her dreams of someday owning her own chocolate shop. So when Gabe suggests she come to Silver Bell Falls to spend the holidays with his family, it seems like the perfect distraction.
Whats so great about holiday movies?
Dont people realize that living in an actual Christmas town is anything but magical?
Every year, Gabriel Andrews goes home to Silver Bell Falls to help his father run the family Christmas tree lot. When Aspen tells him she has to move to the other side of the country after losing her job, he suggests she come home with him for the holidays. Its the perfect way to spend as much time together as possible before a whole country separates them.
But this is Silver Bell Falls at Christmas time…between a mother with matchmaking tendencies, tight living quarters and far too much chocolate, it doesnt take very long for life to start imitating art.

My thoughts:

The Christmas Plan is the sixth and final book in the Silver Bell Falls series.  It can definitely be read as a stand alone.  The town is a "Christmas" town and one that I am, intrigued enough to want to go back and read the earlier books.  This is a friends to lovers story and ended up being an OK read for me.  The main reason is that I just had a hard time getting behind Gabe and Aspen as a couple.  They worked great as friends, but their romantic relationship felt a bit forced.  There was just no heat there.  I liked Aspen well enough, but Gabe drove me crazy.  He was kind of clueless.  The ending was sweet.  It is worth trying out, though.  

About the Author

Samantha Chase is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller of contemporary romance. She released her debut novel in 2011 and currently has more than forty titles under her belt! When shes not working on a new story, she spends her time reading romances, playing way too many games of Scrabble or Solitaire on Facebook, wearing a tiara while playing with her sassy pug Maylene…oh, and spending time with her husband of 25 years and their two sons in North Carolina.

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