Friday, December 26, 2014

#REVIEW - How the In-Laws Wrecked Christmas, A Short Story by Fiona Gibson

A funny, festive short story from bestseller Fiona Gibson. Just the thing to curl up with on a cold winter night.

Christmas in the country. What could be better? All you need is one country house, one gorgeous boyfriend and a liberal dusting of snow. Right?

That’s what Anna thinks and she can’t wait for the festivities to start. But then she meets her gorgeous boyfriend’s awful parents. And their drunk friends. And she starts to hear all about a certain ex-wife. Suddenly this doesn’t look like a very merry Christmas after all…

Christmas doesn’t always go to plan, and Fiona tells it like it is. The perfect festive read for fans of ‘Outnumbered’ and Fern Britton.

My Take:
3 Stars
I LOVE the festive cover, which is what attracted me to this FREE book! I grabbed it! It is a little wrong in the title in that these are not Anna's In-Laws. Anna and her 'boyfriend' are not married, so these technically are not her In-Laws, but VERY rude people!
This is a small novella of only 60 pages, but fun to dive into for a little escape from the lengthier novels every now and then! Anna is going to spend Christmas with her boyfriend, Ben, at his parents house. She has no idea what to expect, and he isn’t helping her much to understand what Christmas is like there. Anna is on her own. This doesn’t change any, either. So far all the friends and family are together for this huge Christmas party on Christmas Eve and everyone is drunk. Anna doesn’t feel very welcome at all, especially when she’s sees photos of Ben and his ex-wife’s wedding! How dare they! Did they bring this out just for her, or is it custom to keep these types of photos out even when Ben and his ex are divorced? All Anna wants to do is go home with her other three friends she lives with now and have a regular Christmas she is used to and loves! The final straw is when she accidentally overhears Ben and his mother talking about her. His mother asks her how serious is this relationship, such as whether or not he is going to have children with her? His answer is a
resounding NO! Ugh. That was a low blow and hit her in the stomach like a punch! The ONLY saving grace of the day she has spent there so far is Ben’s daughter, but even the time she spends with her is interrupted negatively. That’s IT! She wants to go home, but can’t tell Ben that. Instead, she goes to her room. Shortly after she gets into her room, Ben arrives. Great. Just what she didn’t want. H e is mean and nasty to her, ignoring her, and when she asks him questions about things he again ignores her. Next thing she knows is he’s snoring! Anna acts on Plan B. She goes outside and builds the snowman his daughter wanted! The rest of this story I have to leave for YOU to read! It was entertaining! I'm just glad I'm not Anna! LOL! I would LOVE to read more by this author! I see some humor in her writing! 
This book was FREE at Amazon as an ebook! Yes! It IS still FREE! Grab it! 


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