Humbug by Joanna Chambers

humbugTitle: Humbug
Author: Joanna Chambers
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: November 17th 2015
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 74 pages
Reviewed by: Lili
Heat Level: 2 out of 5 flames
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Blurb:

Quin Flint is unimpressed when his gorgeous colleague, Rob Paget, asks for extra time off at Christmas. As far as Quin is concerned, Christmas is a giant waste of time. Quin’s on the fast track to partnership, and the season of goodwill is just getting in the way of his next big project. But when Quin’s boss, Marley, confiscates his phone and makes him take an unscheduled day off, Quin finds himself being forced to confront his regrets, past and present, and think about the sort of future he really wants…and who he wants it with.

Hate to be a Scrooge (no pun intended) about a Holiday book but this one missed the mark a bit for a few of reasons.

    1. The main character Quin Flint. He just wasn’t likeable and I never warmed up to him.

    2. The romance happened too quickly and didn’t come across as believable.

    3. The length of the story. This was probably what the book had going against it most. Problems 1 & 2 could’ve been prevented had the book been longer. It would’ve given the author more time develop Quin’s about face and his romance with Rob.

Despite this Holiday novella not working for me I would give this author another try. The writing is good, this book was just too short. 2.9 Stars.

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I’m a thirty-something Colombian who loves to get lost in a good ol’ Romance.

My favorite tropes are:

-Best friends to lovers
-May/December
-Hurt/comfort/healing
-Opposites attract
-Humor (as long as it’s not slapstick type comedy)

My favorites authors are:

-Lane Hayes
-Santino Hassell
-Kade Boehme
-TJ Klune
-Heidi Cullinan
-NR Walker
-Eli Easton
-Amy Lane
-Keira Andrews
-Nick Pageant
-Annabeth Albert
-Jay Northcote
-Riley Hart/Nyrae Dawn
-Melanie Hansen
-Megan Erickson

Some of my all time favorites stories are:

-The Five Boroughs Series by Santino Hassell
-Carry the Ocean by Heidi Cullinan
-BOATK Series by TJ Klune (anything he writes actually)
-Let’s Hear It For The Boy by TA Webb
-A Kind of Truth by Lane Hayes
-Cyberlove Series by Santino Hassell & Megan Erickson

**Also: HEA a must!

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