Nick and Noel's Christmas Playlist (Mistletoe Romance, 1) - book cover
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks Casablanca
  • Published : 05 Oct 2021
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN-10 : 1728251176
  • ISBN-13 : 9781728251172
  • Language : English

Nick and Noel's Christmas Playlist (Mistletoe Romance, 1)

Curl up this Christmas with a sparkling romance filled with:Irresistible friends-to-lovers romanceThe kiss that changed everythingWarm nights on the family Christmas tree farmAll your favorite Christmas songs!Nick Winter is just out of the military, and his Christmas homecoming is not going as planned. What was supposed to be a memorable holiday with his long-time girlfriend goes sour when he learns she cheated on him while he was stationed overseas. At least Nick can rely on his usual shift at the family Christmas tree farm with his best friend, Noel Carter, and her endless supply of Christmas tunes to lift his spirits. A night of fun together is just what he needs to forget about his ex.

But then they kiss. And it right.

If Noel can turn Nick's Blue Christmas merry and bright, this might be the last Christmas Nick spends with a broken heart. This year, they'll be Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree as a couple―as long as Nick's ex doesn't go standing under any mistletoe.

"Codi Hall brings all the feels."―Monica Murphy, New York Times bestselling author

Readers Top Reviews

Okay, so I definitely don't read rom-com books often, and usually if I do they are of the LGBTQ genre, but a few of my lady friends in my book group highly suggested this audiobook to me, and since their suggestions are always good, I went ahead with this book and I don't regret it! The characters in this book were likeable and some you love to hate, and I love a villainous character that you can love to hate hahaha. And the characters were also very real and relatable. You have the perfect well adjusted family, you have another that's been through a lot and is "broken" and yet has a lot to offer, you have the supportive and humorous friends, the bully, and they all have their own individual personalities that add to the fun of the story. The story itself was okay, as it was definitely something you can figure it out way at the beginning of the book, but it was still fun to listen to with all the humor and the journey of the characters as they try to figure things out. It could get a little frustrating at times because you're like just do this already, and this book can seem like it's a little longer than it has to be, but this book isn't just about romance or comedy or the holiday's. Those are just part of the undercurrent of the story. I feel as this book really focuses around Noel and her brokenness and imperfections and that people can be loved no matter how broke or imperfect they are if they just open their heart to it and trust. So with something like that there isn't an easy fix, and only time and patience can heal some wounds. So the story does take some time as the characters try to work through their struggles and figure out what they want. Then there were other parts of the story that would have some very hot and steamy coitus scenes, hahaha and I use that specific word for a reason in this review, but the author did a good job at using it to add spice to the characters without using it to carry the whole story along. In this book it definitely is used to show the years and depths of feelings these characters had locked up for each other, but the character's bantering, arguing, and support really shows how they are connected or feel for each other and is what makes this book! As for the narration both Brooke Bloomingdale and Edward Thomas does a fantastic job in the shared narration by doing a great job at keeping the personalities of the characters the same and not losing a beat with the story. I would always get a little chuckle when they would change their voices for some of the characters. The speed of their narration was just right and they really put a lot of effort into the personalities and humor of the characters. So although I wouldn't give this book a full five stars, it was pretty close. I rated it four stars, but I could probably say I would give it four and a half stars. Codi Hall does a fantastic job wit...
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I am not against using the same exact storyline if you have a actual unique contribution. And if you at least give the author who inspired you credit. I believe in coincidence but a book with a hint of sassy raunchy humor like the dog in her you know and two best friends who end up going on a adventure for the holiday that results in crazy incidents and has a soundtrack aka NICK AND NORAHS INFINITE PLAYLIST (I’ll leave the rest out so not to spoil this one or that original one) Has no one heard of Nick and Norahs infinite playlist? It’s a famous book and movie. Also Nick and Noels and a famous story too. But at least that ones for kids. Now I won’t put this book down- it still takes talent to write and portray a story even if it’s a copy due to storyline inspiration. I think the author has talent for sure and I’d love to read a book that wasn’t a copycat that didn’t give credit to the original. just that you, as a fellow author, should of given credit to what inspired you- that’s the right thing to do. It’s one thing to be similar- because hello, tropes- but this is a near copy with some changes in the events. So that is great- honestly i totally support being inspired and writing similar stories that speak to our souls. Us readers want more of what we react well too. What we love. But just give credit okay? Support author to author and say what inspired you. If people just rip eachother off and provide no credit how can we ever all succeed? Because again, it’s awesome to be inspiring and write a very similar story. It’s not okay to not give credit to a nearly identical and in a unique sense not just a girl meets boy sense but family, characters, soundtrack template, everything. Plus no PDF except the songs were provided but that may be international. However for the cost I figured it’d be for the book- it sounds like that. Thank God I have an audible membership