An Ex for Christmas by Lauren Layne Review

Title: An Ex for Christmas

Series: Love Unexpected #5 (can be read as stand-alone)

Author: Lauren Layne


Pages: 218 pages

Genre & Tags: Contemporary Romance, Christmas, Friends to Lovers


Synopsis: She’s making a list—and checking it twice. But is there a nice guy among all her naughty exes? The New York Times bestselling author of Blurred Lines returns with a charming friends-to-lovers rom-com.

When a psychic tells spunky, superstitious Kelly Byrne that she’s already met her true love, she becomes obsessed with the idea of tracking him down before Christmas. Kelly immediately writes up an “Ex List” and starts contacting old boyfriends to figure out which one is the one. When her college sweetheart rolls into town, Kelly convinces herself that they’re meant to be. The trouble is, sparks are flying with someone she’s never given a chance: her best friend, Mark.

Mark Blakely has watched the guys on Kelly’s list break her heart, and he’s not looking forward to watching them do it all over again. Mark’s always been there for her, but the timing’s never worked out for their relationship to be something more. Now, just as Mark is ready to move on, the sexual tension between them is suddenly off the charts. With Christmas morning around the corner, he just hopes Kelly will wake up and realize that everything she wants has been right in front of her all along.

It’s strange. Kissing him feels both wonderfully new and fresh, and yet comfortable and timeless, as though we’ve been doing this –or were meant to have been doing this—forever.

Lauren Layne, An Ex for Christmas

My Rating:  ★★★★☆

My Review: Such a sweet story! I’m guessing it’s like one of the Hallmark or Lifetime channel movies but since we don’t have those here it reminded me of one of those movies they used to show on Living TV.

It’s the perfect contemporary romance to read over Christmas. It balances itself between being cosy and adult nicely.

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Synopsis and book cover from Goodreads. Photos from my Instagram @elainehowlin_

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