Book Review : The Gift by Karli Perrin

December 2, 2013 Book review 8 ★★★★

The Gift is a Christmas Shorty that might be short on word count but it makes up for it with its super sweet, warm and funny content.

Book Review : The Gift by Karli PerrinThe Gift by Karli Perrin
Published by self published on 01 Dec 2013
Genres: New Adult, Romance
Format: eARC
Source: Received from Author
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It was the weekend before Christmas and the whole world was on countdown.
Except for me.
Last Christmas, I met a boy.
Last Christmas, we made a pact.
Christmas would never be the same.
Life would never be the same...

Please note that this is a short story, not a full length novel. It is a standalone and is intended to be a quick, fun and flirty read.

My Recap :

Last Christmas Imogen met a boy and made a pact.  Now she is thinking back to what exactly happened.  Or maybe we should say who happened.

First Line of The Gift :

“My jaw dropped when Hannah revealed our fancy dress costumes.”

My Thoughts on The Gift :

Some novellas just don’t work, they are so short that they make no impression whatsoever on me.  Not so this one, as short as it, the characters make their presence felt.  Imogen felt like someone you could have good fun with and I loved that finding a man was way down on her list of priorities.  From page one I was laughing and that pretty much set the tone for the book for me.

Until we met Blake and then I was still laughing but between the laughs, I was reading with my tongue hanging out!  He just sounds perfect.  I loved his sense of humour and together they were flirty and dirty; with their conversations full of innuendo that just cracked me up.

One of the things I really enjoyed about this book is that nothing was described graphically.  Instead we have a huge build up of chemistry, the characters just connected from the moment they met.  Their first non-date was entertaining and full of those butterflies-in-the-stomach moments.  Not in a silly insta-love kind of way but in a romantic, full of possibilities kind of way.  It was so romantic but with plenty of sexual tension and most of all plenty of snappy comebacks to stop it getting sugary sweet.

Overall this was sweet and smexy and there is ice skating!  The ice skating scene alone won it for me!  Well that and witty dialogue.  Oh hang on I have another highlight….so what won it was the ice skating, the witty dialogue and Blake!  And not necessarily in that order :O


Rating Report
Did I feel it?
Overall: four-stars

Who should read The Gift?

Anyone who is looking for a romantic Christmassy NA book that is full of fun should set their eye on this one.  As long as you are ok with novellas,  then I’d highly recommend The Gift to you.


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8 Responses to “Book Review : The Gift by Karli Perrin”

    • trish

      I know! I have never been ice skating (walking without falling is a challenge for me at times! I am such a klutz!) but I get all mushy at the thoughts of a romantic ice skating scene.

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