Sunday, December 15, 2019

Audiobook Tour Reviews: The Reindeer Falls Collection by Jana Aston

by Jana Aston  
Release Date: December 5th  
Narrated by Erin Mallon 
Source:  Digital audiobook from Candi Kane PR which did not influence my opinion



It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! 

Welcome to Reindeer Falls. 

Grab a mug of hot cocoa and a comfortable chair and enjoy all three novellas in the Reindeer Falls Collection in one volume. 

The Boss Who Stole Christmas (Book 1) 

Dear Santa,

Please bring me a new boss for Christmas. Mine is the worst. The worst, hidden in a six-foot-tall package of male perfection. It'd be easier if he looked like an old Scrooge, wouldn't it? Nick Saint-Croix doesn't look like an old scrooge. He's hot as - um, never mind. Just bring me a new boss. Please. 

Sincerely, Holly Winter 

My Review:
My rating:  5 stars

You guys, this book had me dying laughing!  I mean all of her excuses to try to get out of going out of town with her boss?  Including her made up boyfriend, Santana.  And then, oh my gosh, Holly's advent calendar!  Not countdown to dick-mas as her sisters called it, but soon she was calling it.  Plus the little snippet about if there was room at the Vagina Inn?  I was laughing so hard!  I have to say before I go any further, this was my favorite of all the stories, and I was a little disappointed we didn't get as much with Holly in the other two stories, although it makes sense since they were all taking place pretty much over the same few weeks, and Holly was in Nuremberg with Nick for a week of that time. 

If You Give a Jerk a Gingerbread (Book 2) 

Dear Santa,

I do not want Keller James for Christmas. I will not fall for him, no matter how charming or irresistible or famous he is. I will not be swayed by his skills in the kitchen or by his British accent. I'm going to win the Great Gingerbread Bake-Off and no one is going to stand in my way. Not even Keller. All kisses are off. I mean all bets. All bets are off. And all his clothes. Grr, never mind. I'll figure this out myself. 

XOXO, Ginger Winter 

My Review:
My rating:  4.5 stars

I have to say I liked the name of the character in this book the best, Ginger Spice.  We got a tiny bit of a glimpse of this story in the first book.  While this story I didn't love as much as the first one, this is the story that convinced me to reach out and purchase the anthology with all three stories from the author.  You see, there are many different baked goods discussed in this story, I mean it is about a baking contest.  And I wanted to have the recipes!  When I reached out to the author about it, she said that I needed the actual written copy, because obviously they won't put recipes in an audiobook.  Yeah, yeah, I could have just purchased the ebook, but no, I want a physical copy if I'm going to buy a book for recipes.   The other thing I loved about Ginger, besides the yummy sounding baked goods, was her adorable way of cursing.  I tend to do that a lot, not that I never use the actual bad words, but for the longest time I didn't, and I still don't feel right using that kind of language in front of people, I'm guessing it's my education career.

The One Night Stand Before Christmas (Book 3) 

Dear Santa,

Please stop by my house and pick up your suit. If you thought I was going to run it to the dry cleaners for you after you left it on my bedroom floor, you've got another thought coming. 

Noel Winter

My Review:
My rating:  4.5 stars

Okay, I also liked Noel's story, she had some great quotes that totally are my kind of quotes.  The being alone for a long time, being the oldest, etc.  It was fun getting to hear a little bit about the other sisters, just like the second book, we got more of just Noel and Ginger, because as I mentioned, Holly was out of the country.  The one night stand was perfect. Even though Noel wasn't quite sure about Teddy, I was pretty sure of who he was when she met him. But I didn't see the name thing the way it turned out.  I also loved that the elderly lady Noel was trying to set up was kind of playing her.  The limited edition coupon bit was hilarious!  

Overall, all three books were hilarious, you can see even though I might not have given them all 5 stars, the other two were 4.5.

About the Author:  
Jana Aston likes cats, big coffee cups and books about billionaires who deflower virgins. She wrote her debut novel while fielding customer service calls about electrical bills, and she's ever grateful for the fictional gynecologist in Wrong that readers embraced so much she was able to make working in her pajamas a reality. Jana’s novels have appeared on the NYT, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists, some multiple times. She likes multiples. 

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