Review: Ask Her At Christmas by Christi Barth

 

Ask Her At Christmas
By: Christi Barth
Publisher: Carina Press
Published: Dec. 3, 2012
Genre: Romance
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Caitlin McIntyre’s heart stops when her best friend drops to one knee and proposes. Kyle Lockhart never once hinted over the years that he has any idea she’s in love with him. Not wanting to jeopardize their friendship, she’s never let it slip. Good thing, too, since it turns out he’s only practicing—he’s about to propose to someone else.

A business merger might not be the most romantic reason to propose to a woman he barely knows, but Kyle’s determined to win the respect of the dying father who’s never seen him as quite good enough. Kyle’s always depended on Caitlin’s friendship, while trying to ignore the physical response she arouses. So he turns to her when it comes time to craft his proposal, not realizing his decision will affect their relationship, forever.

This Christmas, Kyle and Caitlin get one last chance to admit their feelings for each other, and find a mutual happily ever after, before he commits his life to another woman and Caitlin leaves town and him…for good.

 

1thoughtsWe start off with Kyle getting down on one knee and proposing to an unsuspecting Cailtin. At first she figures that she must be dreaming because there is no way that her prayers have been answered and her best friend , who she’s secretly been in love with, is asking her to marry her. But it’s not a dream, he’s actually proposing… well sort of. He’s actually practicing how he will propose to his girlfriend of 6 months and is hoping that Caitlin will help him come up with a proposal that no woman could say no to.

I thought that this was a cute holiday romance. I’m not one for novellas and I was a little nervous that I would have a problem connecting with the characters, which happens to be the case between short stories and myself. However, I was wrapped up in Kyle’s and Caitlin’s story immediately. I really liked the way the author wrote the story and found myself liking the characters that she created as well. Being that it is a short story, we really only get to see Caitlin, Kyle and a snippet of the Bridezilla to be, Monica. I really wish that this was a full length novel though. I felt like the moment the story started, it ended. I would have loved to read more of Caitlin and Kyle’s story. However, the short ride was well worth it 🙂 I just wish there was more 🙁 I guess I’m greedy like that. HaHa

1favequote“Why can’t Monica ever look at me the way you do? Like I’m your whole world? Like I’m the sun and the moon, drizzled with chocolate sauce and wrapped in a bow just for you. That look, Caitlin, it makes a man feel like a god.” -Kyle

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