By Angie Stanton
Vanguard Management, Inc, 2012
Audience: All Teens
To college student, Katie Brandt, ‘Home for the Holidays’ sounds like hell. When her parents separated, their holiday traditions shattered like a dropped ornament. What could be worse than celebrating Christmas with her suddenly single mom and mom’s new boyfriend?
Alex Walker, an engaged 20-year-old, dreads going home for his own reasons. He has a daunting task ahead of him and wishes he could skip the holidays altogether. So when a friend of a friend needs a ride north, Alex finds that having beautiful Katie seated by his side proves to be just the distraction he needs.
A simple ride home for Christmas turns into a nightmare when light snow rages into a full-scale blizzard. Katie and Alex find themselves stranded, and a vacant cabin becomes a haven from the storm.
Under different circumstances, time alone with Alex would be the ultimate Christmas gift, but Katie knows Alex is engaged and she must hide her growing attraction.
However, Alex harbors a secret that just might change this holiday from the worst Christmas ever, to the best.
I decided to read this because I saw that Anna @ Anna Reads was going to read it. She always knows the best books. Also, the cover was cute! Bonus.
So, I don't know if it was just because I read it while watching the new Spiderman movie, but I thought of Andrew Garfield as Alex the whole time!
I've never read a Christmas book at Christmas time, and it turns out when you do, the story is so much more fun that way. I'm glad it was a quick read too, because that means I can actually read it every year if I want. I probably will want to, because the story was so sweet and romantic. Is there going to be a sequel, maybe?