fiction · romance · young adult

Ex-Mas by Kate Brian

Ex-Mas

Author: Kate Brian

Pages [paperback]: 288

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Favorite Character: Beau

Summary:

Two Exes. One holiday adventure.

Merry Ex-Mas?

Seventeen-year-old Lila Beckwith’s parents just left for vacation, and Lila’s all set to throw the holiday party of the season. But when her Christmas-obsessed little brother, Cooper, discovers that global warming is melting the North Pole, he and his best friend, Tyler, take off on a runaway mission to save Santa.

Lila has to get Cooper safely home before her parents get back on Christmas Eve. But the only person who can help her is Tyler’s older brother, Beau — a.k.a. Lila’s musician, anti-everything ex-boyfriend.

It’ll take more than a Christmas miracle for Lila and Beau to overcome their differences and find their fugitive brothers. But could a journey destined for disaster help these polar opposites fall in love…all over again?

Review:

I wanted to like this book, but if the main character is annoying, usually I find the entire book annoying. Lila has changed her entire persona in order to fit in with the popular crowd. That meant abandoning her long time friend and, for a short time, boyfriend, Beau, and creating a new image for herself.

I don’t like fake people. At all. So reading a book about a fake person was hard. Not only that, but the plot was incredibly predictable. There were a few cute moments, but there were also parts that just didn’t make any sense to me.

The story was a quick read. I picked it up for a bit of holiday cheer, and I suppose it was okay enough. The characters were flat and I never really connected to them. Lila was shallow and horrible to her brother [not that most sisters are nice, but telling your little brother Santa was in danger of loosing his home? Horrible.] and I found that I didn’t care whether she found her brother before her parents got back.

I give this 2/5 stars. I wouldn’t pick it up again.

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