Christmas Lane (Lili’s Review)

Title: Christmas Lane (Lighthouse Bay #1)
Author: Amy Aislin
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: November 29th, 2018
Genre(s): Romance, Holiday
Page Count: 245
Reviewed by: Lili
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5


It’s recent college graduate Zach Greenfeld’s favorite time of the year and he’s just received a temporary gig planning Lighthouse Bay’s Christmas parade. Not only does it speak to his penchant for organization, it also puts him face to face on a daily basis with his unrequited crush–Holland Stone. But his new job starts off in disaster when the most important float–Santa’s sleigh–gets damaged.

Holland needs to win the Lighthouse Bay Christmas parade float competition in order to grow his new dollhouse-making business. The prize is an article in a major city newspaper, and nothing beats free advertising. Except, eager to help the adorable parade organizer, he volunteers to help fix Santa’s sleigh, leaving no time to work on his own float, and putting his prize at risk.

Damaged floats, snowstorms, and a last-minute parade emergency force Zach and Holland closer than ever. All they need is a little bit of Christmas magic to help them realize they belong together.

Christmas Lane is a sweet, May/December, small-town Christmas romance with an HEA!

Amy Aislin is a new to me author I’ve seen around social media, and I’d been itching to give her books a go; Christmas Lane seemed like the perfect opportunity. The story had some positives and negatives.

Bad news first:

-Zack’s sister, Alana. I hated her, and I didn’t quite get the point of her character/behavior. The story could’ve done without.

-The pace of the story was a little slow.

Things I liked:

-The main characters. Zach and Holland were adorable and felt they fit each other perfectly.

-Great cast of secondary characters.

-The story was touching and hopeful.

-May/December romance. There’s a 15 year age gap between them, but it never felt skeevy.

-Small town romance.

Despite Alana’s best effortsOverall the story was light and fluffy.

**For my fellow smut lovers: If you’re looking for a steamy read this may not be the one for you. Christmas Lane has zero steam, all happens off page.

Did I love Christmas Lane? No, but I did enjoy it. It was a cute and endearing holiday read.

3.5 Stars

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Galley copy of Christmas Lane provided by Amy Aislin in exchange of an honest review.


I’m a romance junkie, who loves when books make her cry from heartbreak and happiness.

A few of my favorite tropes:

-Friends to lovers
-Age gap

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