An Ex For Christmas by Lauren Layne ~ Amy’s Review


It’s been awhile since I’ve had a good Christmas read.  When this one became available it sounded like something I’d love.



When a psychic tells spunky, superstitious Kelly Byrne that she’s already met her true love, she becomes obsessed with the idea of tracking him down before Christmas. Kelly immediately writes up an “Ex List” and starts contacting old boyfriends to figure out which one is the one. When her college sweetheart rolls into town, Kelly convinces herself that they’re meant to be. The trouble is, sparks are flying with someone she’s never given a chance: her best friend, Mark.

Mark Blakely has watched the guys on Kelly’s list break her heart, and he’s not looking forward to watching them do it all over again. Mark’s always been there for her, but the timing’s never worked out for their relationship to be something more. Now, just as Mark is ready to move on, the sexual tension between them is suddenly off the charts. With Christmas morning around the corner, he just hopes Kelly will wake up and realize that everything she wants has been right in front of her all along.


What a fun and quirky story, I loved every second of it.  It had the small town charm with a real sense of community and family.  You don’t see that a lot any more.  With all the hustle and bustle of the big city and family drama that tends to weigh down the emotions in a book.  Can I also say that I LOVE this cover.  The red in her socks just makes it pop.

Kelly is someone I’d love to have in my life.  Superstitious-like me, always cheerful, and an overall joy.  She eats up life voraciously and enjoys every second of it.  I love when an authors writes characters that are quirky and fun-that don’t take themselves too seriously.

Mark all dark and broody just how I like my H’s.  He doesn’t say much but, his actions speak way louder than his words.  I really enjoyed his character, he had a lot of depth and a soft spot for dogs!

This was a sweet, fun, relaxing read.  It makes you want to curl up in front of the fire while the snow comes down with the smell of Christmas cookies filling the air.  It also made me want to put up my Christmas decorations now, though I should probably wait until at least November!

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