Published by Independent on Dec 1st 2013
It was the weekend before Christmas and the whole world was on countdown.
Except for me.
Last Christmas, I met a boy.
Last Christmas, we made a pact.
Christmas would never be the same.
Life would never be the same...
THE GIFT is a wonderful short story set around Christmas that allows us a snapshot of a love story in the making as Imogen meets the wonderful Blake. I’m not the biggest fan of holiday stories, I’m a bit of a bah humbug merchant but this year I’ve been making a concerted effort to be more “t’is the season to be jolly not sour-faced!” and reading THE GIFT was the perfect start.
Karli Perrin knows how to work her romance chemistry set and mixes the right amount of fizz and sparkle with just a hint of snark and a beaker full of sexual tension to make you as giddy and light-headed as sipping a glass of bubbly!
I loved Imogen, she was sweet but sarcastic and well able to banter with the gorgeous Blake. Their first conversation had me chuckling and cooing and will ensure I never look at Santa and Mrs. Claus the same way again!
Despite the brevity of the text, Perrin packs a punch and I really felt like I got to know the characters, I loved their chemistry which was electrifying as was the plot with a twist that almost gave me a heart attack at one point!
A sweet, fun Christmas story guaranteed to warm the cockles of your heart!