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Review: The Trouble with Mistletoe by Jill Shalvis

September 27th, 2016 by Debbie's World of Books

The Trouble with Mistletoe by Jill Shalvis

Source: Received for review

Publication date: September 27, 2016

Publisher: Avon

Rating: ★★★½☆

About the book:

If she has her way…

Willa Davis is wrangling puppies when Keane Winters stalks into her pet shop with frustration in his chocolate-brown eyes and a pink bedazzled cat carrier in his hand. He needs a kitty sitter, stat. But the last thing Willa needs is to rescue a guy who doesn’t even remember her…

He’ll get nothing but coal in his stocking.

Saddled with his great-aunt’s Feline from Hell, Keane is desperate to leave her in someone else’s capable hands. But in spite of the fact that he’s sure he’s never seen the drop-dead-gorgeous pet shop owner before, she seems to be mad at him…

Unless he tempers “naughty” with a special kind of nice…

Willa can’t deny that Keane’s changed since high school: he’s less arrogant, for one thing—but can she trust him not to break her heart again? It’s time to throw a coin in the fountain, make a Christmas wish—and let the mistletoe do its work…

My Review:

This is only my second Jill Shalvis read and while it wasn’t bad, I didn’t enjoy it as much as her other book I read. The characters were great and honestly I had more interest in finding out more about Archer, Elle and Spence than Willa and Keane.

Some of the pieces of the story didn’t quite fit together just right for me. It’s hard to fully explain without giving spoilers but some of the things Keane does towards the end didn’t seem to jive with his actions and seemed thrown in more so because there had to be some climax of a conflict. Willa’s reaction to some of Keane’s actions also seemed way blown out of proportion but that possibly could have been on purpose. Still it didn’t flow smoothly to me.

The story itself is cute but like I mention above, I think the supporting cast stole the show including Petunia aka Pita who I adored. If only that final conflict had seemed natural and not felt thrown in for the sake of conflict I would have bumped this one up to 4 stars. Still I can’t wait to read the stories of the other characters.

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