He’s the world’s most alpha Marine and the last man I should be letting jingle my bells this holiday season.
So why does Clint O’Dell keep running through my thoughts wearing nothing but a Santa hat? And why do I stupidly agree that we should be Christmas friends with benefits?
Someone must have spiked my eggnog.
I don’t do Marines.
I learned my lesson about both the hard way.
But when Clint steps in to rescue me—from a murderous goose, a rogue reindeer, and the ghost of Christmas Right Now causing trouble in my bakery—I can’t help but wonder if we’re meant to be more than friends.
If maybe Clint is the holiday miracle I’ve been praying for…or if all the magic will disappear with the season.
Humbugged is a laugh out loud holiday romp featuring a Marine with a heart of gold and a baker in need of a hero. Complete with the world's most awkward Christmas caroling, a photoshoot with furry friends, and more naughty baked goods than is good or decent.
4 Heart Review by Ashley
Spoiler Alert...this is the first book I've read from Pippa Grant and Lili Valente! But oh my goodness, Humbugged was so fun! I will say, it took me a minute to really get into it, but after about fifteen percent I was all in for Noelle and Clint's story.
I really liked both of the leading characters. Noelle was so kind and generous but she was being played with. I didn't like that someone was toying with her and her business. But I did like how the O'Dell family stepped up to help her out. No one more than Clint. Oh Clint. Such a good guy. A hero. While I did find the memes were a bit overkill, they were all pretty funny and meant in a good-natured, not malicious, way.
Talk about a charming and heartwarming holiday story. Pippa Grant and Lili Valente have struck rom-com gold with Humbugged. I loved the banter. The family. The animals. The mystery. The whimsy. The small town with a big heart and a lot of Christmas cheer. And the ending! Gah! It was so perfectly Noelle and Clint and left me with a happy smile on my face.
About the Authors
Pippa Grant is a USA Today Bestselling author who writes romantic comedies that will make tears run down your leg. When she's not reading, writing or sleeping, she's being crowned employee of the month as a stay-at-home mom and housewife trying to prepare her adorable demon spawn to be productive members of society, all the while fantasizing about long walks on the beach with hot chocolate chip cookies.
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Lili Valente has slept under the stars in Greece, eaten dinner at midnight with French men who couldn’t be trusted to keep their mouths on their food, and walked alone through Munich’s red light district after dark and lived to tell the tale.
These days you can find her writing in a tent beside the sea, drinking coconut water and thinking delightfully dirty thoughts.