As the holidays descend, three single women take a thoroughly modern approach to good old-fashioned romance, and wonder if the best—and most complicated—gift of all is just a click, tap, or swipe away…
Like a Christmas miracle, the Build a Boyfriend App lets you simply input the stats of your dream man, and witty texts, passionate emails, and hot Instagram pics start flooding in. No more awkward questions or pitying looks as you face the holidays alone!
But even the best technology has its glitches. When real-life emotions come into play, this trio of
twenty-somethings find themselves in a tangle of crossed signals, flying wrapping paper, disastrous Christmas parties…and surprising kisses.
Yet despite the confusion of their mistletoe misadventures, when the New Year dawns, these very satisfied women just may find themselves waking up with true love beside them.
Do you wish you could put together that perfect for you, designed personally by you dream boyfriend? Well, there’s an app for that – just be careful what you wish for, you might get it.
A Boyfriend for Christmas by Cat Johnson – such a fun story. When the man she’s been dating for years announces that he never, ever intended marriage to be a part of their relationship, Nichole turns to the Build A Boyfriend app. She’s not expecting to find the perfect guy, but does indulge in a bit of fantasy about the man she recently met at the grocery store. Who knew that she’d actually be texting her Nathan – or that things would turn out so right.
All I Want For Christmas by Kate Angell – be careful what you wish for. Riley wants that personal shopper position. And she’ll do what’s necessary to get it… but wait. Finding the perfect present is one thing, being snowed in with her ideal Build A Boyfriend – she couldn’t get that lucky, could she?
Her Favorite Present by Allyson Charles – he’s been bested by his own invention. Gabe may be a founder of the Build A Boyfriend phenomenon but he has a very poor opinion of the women who use it. He meets his match when he is challenged to actually meet up with one of the women who use the app. He never expected to see stars or wish for a happy ever after with Rachel.
I smiled a lot while reading That Mistletoe Moment and definitely got a Christmas rush feeling. I enjoyed some stories more than others, but that’s normal for a three in one package. But I enjoyed them all, even though I have my favorite one – nope, not telling.
If you’re looking for some Christmas cheer in the form of great holiday romances, then this one is exactly what the Christmas Elf ordered. Enjoy a touch of modern day technology on a very old fashioned thing called love.
*I received an e-ARC of That Mistletoe Moment from the publisher, Kensington Books and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. That does not change what I think of this novel.
This review first appeared on my book blog Keeper Bookshelf.
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