The first book was MUCH better. I enjoyed Kissing Santa, mainly because of the hero, Zeke. But I had major problems with the heroine, Hannah. She’s hung up on her ex and quite frankly treats Zeke like crap as a result. On top of that, she has this crazy notion that fireworks – aka real passion – ruin a relationship and she’s stuck on it. Pushes Zeke away because of it.
Finally she’s a drama teacher and has an incredibly inappropriate relationship with her 9th grade students. She talks to them about her relationship problems. They are at her house talking “girl talk” with her about the men in her life. I’m sorry, but as a teacher this REALLY bothered me. You can have friendly relationships with your students, but they are not your friends. That’s a line that you can’t blur. I guarantee that had she been a male teacher this would have been obviously problematic. But it is for female teacher too. So yeah that bothered me, a lot.
A cute story, but didn’t live up to my hopes after the first book.
Kissing Santa didn't quite live up to the series for Berls. 3/5 stars! Click To Tweet
UGH! I hate when sophomore titles don’t match the joy of the first book. Oh well. Nice review!
Right?! Especially when you bought it immediately after the 1st one, super excited to give it a go.