Review: Crashing the Party (2016 Advent Calendar – Bah Humbug) by Ginger Streusel

Crashing the Party (2016 Advent Calendar - Bah Humbug)


Retail workers and evil never get a day off, and traveling printer salesman Kale Green is no exception. He might look like a Jolly Green Giant, but he can be a real Grinch. Working on the holidays can dampen anyone’s spirits, and on top of that, a sleepy Georgia town has it out for Kale and his car. From fender-benders to flat tires, Kale and his trusty company car Bessie suffer through it all.

While everyone else enjoys holiday parties, Kale drives down south to demo printers. Business is good, but on Christmas Eve, the weather turns bad. A few patches of ice put an end to Kale’s Christmas plans—a night alone with his video games. While Kale waits for the police, his only consolation is the company of fellow driver Wes Armstrong. As festive as a Christmas tree and as jolly as Kris Kringle, Wes proves unexpectedly charming. Kale never thought he’d crash right into a crush.


Kale’s luck threatens to change when a Christmas crash caused him to face a charming fellow driver who had a lot of Christmas spirit.

Kale is heading home for a lonely but fun night after having to work on Christmas Eve. But the weather doesn’t seem to be on his side and when he faces troubles with his company car, his night might ended up being a little different than he expected.

CRASHING THE PARTY was a cute and fun story. The characters were very endearing and I liked how their relationship didn’t felt forced; it was very realistic, which is always something that I look for while reading romance. I loved how we got to see more than just one scene into their lives; it was very nice. The structure of the story was confusing at some point because I didn’t think the change from past to present was anyhow relevant to the reader, but aside from that fact, I really liked how it was written. In general, a very enjoyable reading.

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