Apr 20, 2015

Blog Tour of Kissing Mr. Scrooge by Kary Rader -- REVIEW

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Kissing Mr. Scrooge is the first installment in the DataMatch series. It is a trilogy focusing on the mathematical and scientific way of finding your match or perfect partner. It's not everyday you come across a book with that plot, yeah?

When I read the blurb of this book, I was pretty neutral about it. I didn't know what to expect. So I'll let you be the judge of it now.
Title: Kissing Mr. Scrooge (DataMatch Series #1)
Author: Kary Rader
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Source: ARC given by Author


SYNOPSIS:
What do you get when you cross a head-strong assistant with a workaholic CEO over the Holidays? You get stuck in an ice storm miles from your mother’s turkey and pumpkin pie. You can stress about the crisis or you can make the best of a bad situation by puckering up and Kissing Mr. Scrooge!
 
Maddie Timms’s and her workaholic, type-A boss are heading on a business trip where she’ll miss Christmas at home, but it might just be worth disappointing her family if she can convince the tall, dark, and sexy humbug to embrace the season…and her.



CHARACTER BACKGROUND:
Maddie Timms is a fresh grad who has a knack for zoning out during work hours. She gets lost in her thoughts...a lot, doesn't like kids, and has an obsession with Christmas season -- namely her mother's cooking.
 
Nathaniel Scorge is a tough -- bordering on a-hole -- boss. He likes things done 10 minutes ago, and he gets what he wants. He's a bit selfish (will explain in a bit), a lot controlling, and surprisingly fond of children.
 
TO LOVE:
This book is pretty funny. I wasn't hysterically laughing or anything, but the dialogue (more like Maddie's inner thoughts) was quite colorful. Our heroine tends to throw verbal jabs at her boss quite often which is entertaining. Of course Nathaniel doesn't hear them most of the time, but on the accounts that he does, they both act...for lack of a better word, dumb.

TO BLEH:
I believe I mentioned the selfish tendencies of Scrooge, I mean Scorge! Seriously though, you manipulate a woman away from her family for the most important holiday season of their lives just because you want to let her know that she's you're dream girl? Dude, no! There weren't even talks of love! I find it quite annoying really.

There were also a lot of references that I'm not familiar with. This could very well just be an issue with me though.


SUMMARY:
This is a really really really short read, but it's also quite nice. It's light, humorous, and a real feel good book. I give this 3 stars.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Kary Rader is a part-time Twitter sage, stay-at-home mother of three, and slave to the characters and worlds inside her head. Always creative, she's drawn to stories with fantastical worlds and creatures. With a little bit of magic and divine guidance, there isn't anything that can't be accomplished with words. 

It's the power of words that creates and destroys. Vanquishing evil and injustice while finding eternal love in the process is all in a day's work.

With the help of her critique partners and master cartographer imaginary places come to life.

AUTHOR LINKS:
Website:  www.karyrader.com

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