This Christmas, Amy is getting what she wants. Her career in fashion design is taking off. Her boyfriend Brad is the dictionary definition of a catch. Soon he’ll buy the massive diamond that makes it official: she’s nobody’s hard luck case anymore.
Her old friend Jon ought to understand. A decade ago he was the other scholarship kid with a crap family. He got her quirks, her insecurities, her rules, her passions. Now he swears she’s not really happy, and she’s forgotten something that proves it.
When Amy throws away everything she’s worked for with one impulsive, impossible word, she’s horrified she’s proved Jon right…and strangely, secretly excited. That he knows more than the past she wants to forget — he knows what heats her up, what makes her heart race.
But remembering what she’s forgotten since last Christmas might mean breaking all the rules…
Worldbuilding: The Rules of the Missed Connections series are a riot, and I love the Chicago setting to bits, with the girls living together.
Characters: The whole cast of characters is a lot, a lot of fun. I love them all.
Amy is one very interesting and slightly sick puppy. Her picture-perfect future had me very curious about the undoubtedly ugly things in her past. Nobody is that focused on things looking that good if they don’t have really ugly stuff to run from – that’s my theory. And I was right, ofc 😀 Because I sort of kind of always am, mwahahaha.
OMG I loved Jon! Smart, intense, determined, so bent on seduction but patient and tender in the process. Sexy geek galore, yummm! The fact that he knows her so well makes their relationship so much deeper and delicious. Explosive chemistry and intensity galore, as I’ve come to expect from any of Jeffe Kennedy’s works.
Plot: The friends to lovers story is possibly the most romantic, hot, and entertaining one I remember reading. So much chemistry between tortured souls! Deliciousssss!!
Writing: First person, past tense narrative, her POV. I loved her voice and humor.
Curb Appeal: Fab cover, hooking blurb, insta-buy author name regardless lol.
I recommend Since Last Christmas to fans of smart & hilarious banter and deliciously romantic hotness with geek glam and intensity galore.