Book Review: Nick and Noel’s Christmas Playlist by Codi Hall

Title: Nick and Noel’s Christmas Playlist
Author: Codi Hall
Genre: Adult Contemporary / Romance
Publication Date: October 5th, 2021
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablance
Rating: ⭐⭐

“Nick Winter is just out of the military, and his Christmas homecoming is not going as planned. What was supposed to be a memorable holiday with his long-time girlfriend goes sour when he learns she cheated on him while he was stationed overseas. At least Nick can rely on his usual shift at the family Christmas tree farm with his best friend, Noel Carter, and her endless supply of Christmas tunes to lift his spirits. A night of fun together is just what he needs to forget about his ex.
But then they kiss. And it feels…so right.
If Noel can turn Nick’s Blue Christmas merry and bright, this might be the last Christmas Nick spends with a broken heart. This year, they’ll be Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree as a couple―as long as Nick’s ex doesn’t go standing under any mistletoe.” (Goodreads)

I wanted to give this one a try as I had seen it last year but never got around to it. It doesn’t matter if it is Christmas or not, I’ll still read it anytime of the year lol.

Personally, this one just wasn’t for me. I am not a fan of friends-to-lovers but do try to give it a try when the book is appealing. It has worked a few times for me but I just couldn’t get behind Nick and Noel. It felt like they had already made their minds up from the beginning but just had all of this extra baggage that kept following behind them, especially Nick’s ex. She was something else.

The Christmas aspect of the book was very minimal. I would have liked to see more.

I also wasn’t a fan of the writing style and this is more of a me thing than an issue with the book. Sometimes it clicks and sometimes it just doesn’t and that is okay!

Overall, it was okay.

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