Published by Author Collective 20, Defy the Dark Publishing on November 1, 2023
Genres: Christmas Read, Holiday Romance
Format: ARC, eBook
Source: NetGalley, Publisher
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Audrey Blythe searches the globe for rare books but longs for "Once Upon a Christmas Kiss," the legendary tome of eternal love. On her 28th birthday, she resigns herself to spinsterhood until a clue leads her to hot-tempered hermit Ramen Johnson. Ramen, scarred and isolated, is drawn into Audrey's quest. Together, they hunt for the elusive book, facing Christmas chaos and their own pasts. Audrey's determination and acceptance break down Ramen's barriers, leading to a heartwarming holiday tale of love and rediscovery.
I adored the clean and wholesome nature of this heartwarming Christmas romance. It was such a delightful change of pace from the usual stories I come across. What truly captivated me was the mystery that surrounded the origins of this tale. I wondered whether it was based on actual events or simply a product of folklore. This added a charming layer of intrigue to the story and kept me engaged until the end. Overall, it was a truly enchanting experience that left me feeling warm and fuzzy inside.
Thank you to NetGalley and Author Collective 20 for allowing me to read and review this book.