CHRISTMAS...WITH THE RIGHT MAN! Unfortunately, Holly Hall -- driven, hardworking, conscientious Holly -- didn't have time for any man. Even one as downright wonderful as Adam Markland. Because it was December, the busiest time of year for Holly's Christmas decorating service, Deck the Halls. And because Adam was a bankruptcy lawyer. Holly and her sisters had a special hatrCHRISTMAS...WITH THE RIGHT MAN! Unfortunately, Holly Hall -- driven, hardworking, conscientious Holly -- didn't have time for any man. Even one as downright wonderful as Adam Markland. Because it was December, the busiest time of year for Holly's Christmas decorating service, Deck the Halls. And because Adam was a bankruptcy lawyer. Holly and her sisters had a special hatred for lawyers... But Holly wanted to forget the difficult years, salvage the family's ruined reputation. She desperately wanted Deck the Halls to become the biggest success in Dallas. And no man had ever distracted her from that goal -- until Adam....
|Title||:||Deck the Halls|
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|Number of Pages||:||186 Pages|
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Deck the Halls Reviews
Holly and her sisters were orphaned 5 years previously and left destitute. They decorate christmas trees to earn money to support themselves the rest of the year and to hopefully let Ivey, the youngest, go to SMU. On a job, Holly meets Adam and they're instantly attracted. So much so, he assists them almost every night and on the weekend with their work. Holly is so used to being in charge she stops listening to others and ends up in big financial trouble. She crumbles and Adam is finally able to get through to her and help, but she continues to deny her sisters their chance for their own lives in pursuit of her ambition and is two faced to Adam and alienates him.Of course, everything turns out in the end and Holly learns her lesson (despite being altruistic in her actions initially). It was hard to like Holly because there was so little Holly and Adam time or time with her sisters that I couldn't get interested in her and ultimately she becomes unlikable and I didn't really feel the convinced with the change at the end. I also couldn't relate to how her sisters were pretty much putting up with it and they didn't have a counsel of war or something. Also, as a business grad from SMU, one would think she would have handled her parents financial situation better (found another attorney), known about contracts (which causes the blow up at the end), been more open to her sister getting a different degree (even if you are a decorating company looking to go into full service event planning, who needs 3 business degrees, how about law, finance, interior design, etc.?!?). She takes and takes and takes in the mistaken belief it's still benefiting her sisters and herself. I give this an ok rating because that's how I felt when I ended the book. After I read the review and all the stuff I pick at, I'm not feeling so ok. However, characters are not me, with my experiences and they can be flawed so I'll stick with 2 stars. HOWEVER, one last peeve: Holly tells Ivey at one point there's no money for her to go to school. As an orphan living at subsistence level, even with the house, Ivey would be eligible for grants, scholarships and student loans. Anyone who's been to college should be aware of this, especially someone with a business degree from SMU. (I am not an SMU grad, merely a decent state school.)I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
This is book one in a new series, and I found it light and easy to read despite the dark premise. Sisters band together after their parent's deaths to rebuild by going into business, and issues of money, family, sibling rivalry, education and love make their journey difficult. The pacing was even, the settings well drawn, the sisters have the potential for character growth through the series, and the story is well plotted. Of course there's a romance, and reader's who look for family connected books will enjoy the series. *I received my copy from NetGalley.com in exchange for an honest review.
I really liked this book. It's a wonderful Christmas Story. I love a great romance. I still love this book.