This book is pretty dull. The characters have no chemistry and the main character, Beth, is boring, spineless and idiotic. As soon as you start this book you can tell exactly how it will end, which I don't usually mind with Chicklit as long as it has got an interesting journey, there's at least a small twist or the characters and the setting are great. This book has NONE of that.
Honestly, the only thing I liked was the cover. Oct 23, Tracey rated it it was ok Shelves: fiction , love , bad-read , chick-lit. A not very interesting read to be honest. The characters had no real quality that made me like them. The plot was slow and their was no Spark between the two lead characters. Nov 27, Lorenzio Phillibuster Fireworks rated it it was ok. It had taken me twenty-four years, but I finally understood two things. Matt is being chased by a very temperamental ex-girlfriend — who lost the girlfriend status after It had taken me twenty-four years, but I finally understood two things.
His ex-girlfriend has tried everything: stalking him, showing up at his local pub in just an overcoat, faking an ankle injury, and oh yeah, faking a pregnancy. So all Beth wants is for boyfriend Aiden to tell her he loves her. The place itself had more character than either of the two main characters and I could picture it so vividly in my mind that I really wanted to physically go to this place and just stand there and look at it. It was honestly the best part of the novel, and had the emphasis solely been on the story surrounding the cinema I would have really loved this novel.
Go on, Tiger. Get me hot, turn me on, make me do a little mess in my pants.
Just to got the ambience of that month. There are as many sad endings as happy ones for the characters in this film, so it's a far more realistic interpretation of a Christmas story than "It's a Wonderful Life". This style of writing was great for this book as we really got to know each of the leading characters and how they both felt about certain situations. I honestly loved this book from page one. Not one duff track. Almar is stranded on the shore of an island in the Mediterranian sea, when his ship leaves without him. Menu Search Search Cancel.
Dec 19, Jacki Julia Flyte rated it it was ok. First of all, despite the title and cover, this isn't really a Christmas novel at all. It feels like the publishing company thought that would be a good idea so they shoehorned in a couple of references to Christmas approaching and gave it a title that has nothing whatsoever to do with the book.
This is an easy enough read which I got through in a few hours, but it doesn't amount to much. Two pretty silly characters who each have their own hang ups dance around one another with the reader suppose First of all, despite the title and cover, this isn't really a Christmas novel at all. Two pretty silly characters who each have their own hang ups dance around one another with the reader supposedly wondering will they-won't they get together at the end.
Beth has been working at an old cinema in Brighton for six years. She loves movies and her dream job would be to one day run the place. Matt works for Apollo Cinemas, a massive chain which is looking at acquiring the cinema where Beth works.
Beth has boyfriend issues and wonders why no one has ever told her they love her while Matt has recently broken up with a complete nutter who wants him back. Oh and he has a loveable Granddad to give him occasional pieces of hokey wisdom. It's all very predictable and I just couldn't bring myself to care about any of the characters. The business related parts felt completely unrealistic and the amusing parts just didn't do it for me. I will freely admit that I don't read a lot of chicklit and I probably am not the target audience for a book like this, but I do like chicklit when it's written with a bit of genuine heart and humour.
To me, this wasn't. Or if you just want a similar story that works, I recommend The Opposite of Love. Dec 27, Sarah Lee rated it liked it. It was a nice book but not much at all about Christmas. This did not. It was an ok read but the characters were slightly annoying, I kept wanting the 2 main characters to sort themselves out! Ok but not fantastic. May 10, Angie Fehl rated it liked it.
To be honest though, this storyline is basically The Shop Around The Corner aka You've Got Mail , only set around movie theaters instead of bookstores. Jul 28, Helen rated it it was amazing. Fab and love the fact that most places are real places in brighton. Dec 16, Ali Bookworm rated it really liked it.
A pleasant enough festive read. Aug 01, Leah rated it liked it Shelves: books-read , for-review.
I loved it. Home For Christmas is an enjoyable Christmassy novel. The rest is gone. The novel ticked all the right boxes to be a good novel, but when I got to the end I just felt disappointed. I liked it, but it has the kind of plot many authors have done before and there was nothing that particularly stood out to me. Enter Matt, who works for said bigger company. Oh, and not forgetting Carl, the total creep Beth works with and allows to bully her considerably. The characters helped to keep me reading.
Beth was charming in a strange sort of way, despite her stupidity over the pants and despite the fact she let Carl The Creep treat her like crap. She made me laugh, and I found her very amusing. Matt, too, was endearing at times. I did find him a tad weak re: Alice but I liked his banter with Beth, I thought they got on really well together.
It just sort of ticked all the requisite boxes without really challenging itself. It does feel a bit soulless. Of course, I would have to learn German first, sadly. View 1 comment. Dec 12, Iris rated it it was amazing. Christmas time is just around the corner. So it was time for some Christmas themed books.
After a little search I found this one. I really liked this one. Yes, maybe the story was a little predictable. Sometimes you just feel like you need such stories. The story is told from two point of views, the female and the male. So that is what is different from the other books. Although there are books that have the same thing.
I really liked reading this one and thoroughly enjoyed this o Christmas time is just around the corner. I really liked reading this one and thoroughly enjoyed this one, hence the five stars.
Sadly not enough Christmas is mentioned, although I only noticed it once I read some reviews. I have just finished reading her new novel Home for Christmas as part of my Best Christmas Book In this book our main character is Beth who I found to be a very loveable and caring character who seems to have had nothing but disasters when it comes to finding the love of her Life. The story is told in first person point of view and swaps between Beth and Matt. This style of writing was great for this book as we really got to know each of the leading characters and how they both felt about certain situations.
There were many times in this book when I found myself chuckling away with the bare bum part being the one which comes to mind as this would be something that would happen to me! I thoroughly enjoyed this book my only little disappointment was the lack of Christmas content, it was an enjoyable read but not one to get you in the Christmas spirit. This is definitely worth picking up and I will be keeping an eye out for future novels by Cally Taylor.
May 06, Samantha March rated it it was amazing. I received a copy of Home For Christmas in exchange for an honest review.
Summary: Beth Prince has always loved fairytales and now, aged twenty-four, she feels like she's finally on the verge of her own happily ever after. There's just one problem - none of her boyfriends have ever told her they love her and it doesn't look l I received a copy of Home For Christmas in exchange for an honest review.
Beth Prince has always loved fairytales and now she feels like she's finally on the verge of her own happily ever after; a dream job in a charming independent. Matreya Fedor and Anthony Konechny in Home for Christmas Day () Catherine Bell and Matreya Fedor in Home for Christmas Day () Matreya Fedor in.
My Review: This was a charming romantic read, and I loved every minute of it! I enjoyed the ambition Beth showed as well, that made her even more likeable to me! I was engrossed in Home For Christmas the whole way through, and this is a 5 star worthy read — and not just a seasonal one!