About a Mistletoe Mismatch
If Jessica and Ellis can put the past behind them to work together, it will be a Christmas miracle. Former childhood friends fight to end one relationship while trying not to fall into one of their own.
Christmas comes but once a year—a relief for Jessica Nettle, because that means she need only see the horrid Mr. Webb when he visits his cousin. Jessica has been at war with Mr. Webb for seven long years. What started as innocent pranks accelerated into a war. This year promises to be the worst of all, especially when Jessica learns that her sister is falling in love with that cousin. A match between the two of them would be a disaster.
Ellis Webb spends every Christmas in the country with his cousin. The holiday is one of the highlights of his year, despite the prickly Miss Nettle’s attempts to ruin it for him. This year, Ellis’s cousin has a mind to marry, and he’s looking with increasing interest at Miss Nettle’s younger sister. Such a marriage, with such a family, will surely end in disappointment and broken hearts. When Miss Nettle proposes to Ellis that they join forces to keep the ill-fated couple apart, he swallows his irritation and agrees to her plan.
Amid the merriment of celebrations, Jessica and Ellis scheme to keep two hearts apart. But as the days pass and the magic of season works upon Jessica, she realizes she may have lost her clever game—and her heart—to her enemy.
This book by Sally Britton was such a fun one! I loved the enemies to lovers story line. And the characters. The matchmaking. And so many little things about it.
Jessica is our main female lead. She is the older sister. And her younger sister, Florence, seems to be falling in love. I loved the way Jessica goes about making sure she really is in love, and not just thinking she is. She enlists Ellis to help her break the two of them apart. Only, Ellis is Jessica’s most hated enemy. At least, that’s what she thinks.
I liked Ellis. He’s the kind of guy who loves to travel. And he’s a really good sport. The pranks that Jessica had played on him for years would have brought a lesser man to his knees. He really has no idea why Jessica seems to dislike him. I loved his humility when he figured it out. He knew he needed to apologize.
There are so many great characters in this one. Aunt Temperance was one of my very favorites. I loved that zany lady and her dog. And her letters to her friend Esther were great as well. It was fun to have a little insight in to what she was thinking about the whole situation.
This book was so great! I loved everything about it.
I was sent an e-copy of A Mistletoe Mismatch as a gift from the author. All opinions are my own.
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