Monday, December 21, 2015

Jacqueline's holiday review of Christmas Cravings by Emma Hamilton

Reviewed by -- Jacqueline Driggers

Book Review of --
Christmas Cravings by Emma Hamilton

Overall star rating --- 2.5

About the book:
How could everything that seemed so right suddenly have gone so wrong for Mia? Snow is on the ground and Christmas lights twinkle in the German Christmas market. The warm, spiced wine is just right, but there's still one key ingredient missing from her romantic dream. Will Mia's Christmas turn out to be sugar and spice and all things nice - or a deflated soufflĂ© of loneliness and regret?  

Book creation ratings:
* Max. total of 30 possible *
Overall total, out of 30 -- 16
-- Story & characters -- 4
-- Cover & title -- 5
-- Editing & formatting -- 7
* based on a 1-10 scale with:  1-4, poor; 5-7, good; 8-10, very good.*

The review --
I tried to get into this book, but I never made it. The book is a very disjointed read and has way too many flashbacks. Flashbacks are a touchy thing to do in video, and should be used sparingly in a book. Also, there's too much drinking in the book. The main character seems to spend most of the book remembering and drinking. All the characters seem to spend way to much of the book getting drunk.

It reads like an unfinished novel, and probably caters to those who have read the rest of the books in the series. If you haven't read the rest of the series, don't get this book then; as it's not a very good book at all if you know nothing about the rest of the series. It's not really a stand alone novel, and not too Christmassy either.

Reader Recommendations
Genre -- romance
Age recommendations -- 18 plus
Sex content rating -- none
Violence rating -- none

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