Tuesday, December 17, 2019

3 stars-- Merry Ex-Mas (Life in Icicle Falls #2) by Sheila Roberts

Ahhh! I wanted a warm fuzzy Christmas comfort read. Merry Ex-Mas was not it. It was a bit depressing, really. It was my first from Roberts and while I didn't hate it I really didn't love it either.
The Gist: A group of girlfriends who have been unlucky in love are having to deal with their ex-s. One ex coming back for their daughter's wedding (with new wife in tow), one ex wanting a second chance, and a young couple recently divorced and wondering if they've been too hasty.
Overall I liked the ladies. They have some real shitty people in their lives, though. From exes to parents to kids who take advantage. It made me sad for them. And I really wished they would stand up for themselves and tell everyone to fuck right off with their assholeishness. But I did like that the ladies had each other. That they cared and supported each other even when it hurt. A nice support system.

There were a lot of characters. The three main ladies dealing with their exes but also a handful more of their friends who were part of "the club". Then families. It was a lot to keep track of and while I felt for the ladies and their struggles there were so many storylines and so many characters that I didn't really get attached to any of them in particular.

I didn't hate it, though. It was an easy read and I kept coming back to see what would happen next so there's that. And it was a quick read taking me less than 24 hours for a decent sized book. So I'd be willing to read more from the series, I think. Hopefully one that's a little more uplifting.

And just a note for authors everywhere. "Vegetarians" who eat fish aren't really vegetarians to begin with but, okay, they're called pescatarian. Not fishatarians. Please, yall. Please. lol

Cass Wilkes, owner of the Gingerbread Haus bakery, was looking forward to her daughter Danielle's wedding until Dani announced that she wants her father, Cass's ex, to walk her down the aisle. Seriously? Even worse, it appears that he, his trophy wife and their yappy little dog will be staying with Cass….

Her friend Charlene Albach arrives at their weekly chick-flick night in shock. She's just seen the ghost of Christmas past: her ex-husband, Richard, who left a year ago when he ran off with the hostess from her restaurant, Zelda's. Now the hostess is history and he wants to kiss and make up. Hide the mistletoe!

And bring out the hot buttered rum, because the holidays aren't easy for Ella O'Brien, either. Ella, newly divorced, is still sharing the house with her ex while they wait for the place to sell. The love is gone. Isn't it?

Amazon | Goodreads | Roberts on HCBS
*covers link to Amazon

No comments:

Post a Comment

I always enjoy hearing what YOU think so come on and leave a comment. Everyone's welcome :) And feel free to leave comments on old posts. I'll check in on you there too :)

Bloggers don't forget to leave your links!

The Herd Archives