Named Best Book of the Month by Amazon
AN EX FOR CHRISTMAS
Releasing Nov 7, 2017
She’s making a list—and checking it twice. But is there a nice guy among all her naughty exes? The New York Times bestselling author of Blurred Lines returns with a charming friends-to-lovers rom-com.
When a psychic tells spunky, superstitious Kelly Byrne that she’s already met her true love, she becomes obsessed with the idea of tracking him down before Christmas. Kelly immediately writes up an “Ex List” and starts contacting old boyfriends to figure out which one is the one. When her college sweetheart rolls into town, Kelly convinces herself that they’re meant to be. The trouble is, sparks are flying with someone she’s never given a chance: her best friend, Mark.
Mark Blakely has watched the guys on Kelly’s list break her heart, and he’s not looking forward to watching them do it all over again. Mark’s always been there for her, but the timing’s never worked out for their relationship to be something more. Now, just as Mark is ready to move on, the sexual tension between them is suddenly off the charts. With Christmas morning around the corner, he just hopes Kelly will wake up and realize that everything she wants has been right in front of her all along.
* A review copy was provided by the author/publisher via Netgalley for the Blog Tour *
~ 5 Christmas Time Stars ~
Talk about a book that will put you into the holiday spirit!!! This was just the perfect book and totally what I was looking for.
I am one of those types of people who if I could would start decorating for Christmas in September, so when I got the chance to read this book in September…I jumped at it and I am so glad I did. This book combined two of my favorite things….Christmas and Lauren Layne.
An Ex For Christmas is a standalone holiday love story that totally reminded me of a Hallmark Christmas movie….and who doesn’t love those??? It is told in primarily Kelly’s POV. This is a friends to lovers story and it will have you laughing, crying, rolling your eyes, but overall falling in love!!! Oh and yes there are some sexy times in this book as well 😉
This truly was a fun and entertaining story about a girl who just wants to find her one true love. But she is also a woman who believes in fate and the cosmos. So when she is told by a woman that she has already met her one true love and they will be together for Christmas, she hatches a plan to figure out who it is. Little does she know it is someone right in front of her face. You will need to read this book to see how her plan works out for her and if she really does get her HEA by Christmas time.
I thought the flow and pace of this story as perfect and there was just enough drama built into the story to keep you turning the pages. This is a fairly quick read but it didn’t lack for anything. This is Lauren Layne at her finest. This is probably one of my favorite books of hers to date!!! I hope she considers writing more holiday themed stories in the future.
This is a definite recommendation to all Lauren Layne fans and anyone who loves a GREAT holiday love story. Or even a friends to lovers story. This is one you won’t want to miss!!!!
Lauren Layne is the New York Times bestselling author of romantic comedies. She lives in New York City with her husband.
A former e-commerce and web marketing manager from Seattle, Lauren relocated to New York City in 2011 to pursue a full-time writing career. She signed with her agent in 2012, and her first book was published in summer of 2013. Since then, she’s written over two dozen books, hitting the USA TODAY, New York Times, iBooks, and Amazon bestseller lists.