About the Book:
Title: Nico and Hope and a Partridge in a Pear Tree
Series: The Costa Brothers Cozy Christmas Comfort Romance #6
Author: Ellie Hall
Release Date: December 15th, 2022
Genre: Romantic Comedy
My Cinderella story is stuck on the part before the fairy Godmother comes to her aid. You know, when the stepmother and sisters torment her. To appease them, I work four jobs with no magical transformations or windfalls in sight, especially not in time for Christmas.
When a singing Christmas-wish-o-gram girl does her charming song and dance, I have no doubt my brothers are behind the goofy gift. I’m the baby in the family, but by no means tiny. Sure, I’m the youngest and most inexperienced when it comes to women, but I can find my own dates, thanks very much.
The guy from the pizza shop who I accompanied to the Christmas Market in town was cute, sweet, and someone I wouldn’t mind seeing again if I had time for a life of my own—and wasn’t trying to stop a vandal from ruining our town’s Winter Wonderland extravaganza.
When it turns out she’s my neighbor and her stepmother and stepsisters are shrews, I do the only sensible thing—offer to be her fake husband to free her from their clutches. Unfortunately, I’ve never kissed a woman. She’s quick to give me lessons, and I’m starting to think there’s nothing fake about this. Nothing at all.
The baby finally gets his own book! I loved Nico from the beginning of the Costa brothers series, so I was so excited when he finally got his own HEA!
Poor Nico has been stuck in his brother’s shadows for years. It was fun to finally see him. I think every book we get to see the brothers in a different way, and this one is no different. I loved the little awkwardness that was still in this book, but it was fun to see a confident Nico too. He was ready to stand up for Hope, and it was simply too cute!
I love Hope! I think her situation made a lot of sense, and while it was frustrating to see her get walked over, I also understood why she stayed with her stepfamily. I loved how she kept her spirits up and refused to be crushed. But she did have to learn to stand up for herself and learn to trust others again.
I loved this quick read! It does progress fast which was a little hard for me, but it is a novella 🙂 Nico and Hope have a case of love at first sight, but it also fits for them. They’re both more innocent characters, Nico hasn’t even had his first kiss yet, and I think the love at first sight trope really worked for them.
I would totally recommend this entire series but especially this book! I think this might be my favorite so far. It is a clean romance perfect for this Christmas month!
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, I was not required to write a positive review.