The weather forecasters said the snowstorm would miss the eastern seaboard. They were wrong. When Ally Henderson’s flight from Southern California to finally marry her fiancé in New York City on Christmas gets diverted to the tiny Midwestern town of Bethlehem, she’s desperate to get back in the air and to the Big Apple. But with all the airports closed, she’s forced to rely on Midwestern hospitality to wait out the storm.
Living with a welcoming stranger is one way to spend a snowed-in Christmas, but when she meets the local diner owner, the kindhearted and surprisingly sexy Jake, sparks fly. Only, Ally’s a big-city girl with big-city dreams, and Jake will always be a Bethlehem boy.
TItle: The Christmas Layover
Author: Robert Tate Miller
Published: November 12th 2018 by Entangled Publishing: Bliss
Genre: Romance, Contemporary
Stars: 3.5 Content Rating: 2
This one is just going to be a simple review today folks! Here is what I loved. The overall story is seriously cute. It reminds me of a cheesy Hallmark Christmas movie. I don’t know about you but I love cheesy Hallmark Christmas movies. Even with the low budgets and bad acting. Okay, okay.. not all of them are that bad but I feel like that is how I would describe this book. Ally can’t see herself ever being happy in a small town since she is a New York native and now resides in LA. Never say never Ally! I loved that the small towns charm got to her. The warm welcome of the people. I loved the town is called Bethlehem and her seat buddy Noel is pregnant. It just ads into the Christmas story. Jake is a small town cutie but is no stranger to the big city. They made sure that these two did have some common ground.
What I didn’t love: Everything was so fast. I mean.. the timeline of the book is literally 5 days. I knew Ally and Jake liked each other but I kept waiting for it to be an intense love. I wanted to know more. I almost felt like it was just a 5 day fling and not a serious love story. I would rather watch this as a cute on screen Christmas romance instead of reading it. I didn’t love his writing style. I almost felt like it was a screen play!
If you want a cute weekend read for the Holidays this one will definitely fill the slot. Overall it really was a cute read! Thanks for reading!
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Other Christmas stories for this Holiday season:
The Good, the Bad, and the Duke by Janna MacGregor