Review; Lavender & Mistletoe by Donna Kauffman

Earlier year I was fortunate enough to recieve an ARC of the book Lavender & Mistletoe by Donna Kauffman through Netgalley. I read it shortly afterwards and today I'll post my review.

Description from Netgalley
This Christmas, small-town Blue Hollow Falls will work big holiday magic for two people who have researched everything but love . . .

Avery Kent needs a project. The busy brain that earned her two PhDs before the age of eighteen is fascinated by the home she’s created with her three friends in Blue Hollow Falls, but the farm and the tearoom are running like clockwork now. As the holiday season approaches, it’s time for Avery to dive into one of her last uncharted research topics: love. Not for herself, of course; for her friend, Chey! But a closer look at the handsome young veterinarian Avery has chosen for this romantic equation has her wishing for gifts she never thought she wanted . . .

Another former child prodigy, Ben Chandler is more like Avery than she ever imagined. His intellect is a perfect match for hers—and everything else about him attracts her in ways that send delicious tingles down her spine. But a relationship? That’s something Avery will need to analyze—unless her friends can help Ben convince her that romance is more magic than science, and that a good old-fashioned kiss under the mistletoe is the perfect way to open her heart to the possibility of the greatest gift of all . . .
“But what I’d say to the other kids then is what I say to other adults now. We all have our things. Things we’re naturally really good at and things we have absolutely no aptitude for. So, they can go be amazing athletes or painters or folders of napkins, and I’ll think real fast and remember everything I ever do and see.” She shrugged. “It’s just how we’re wired. It’s not like we can change it. So why would I pretend to be less smart any more than a natural athlete should pretend he or she can’t throw a ball? It just doesn’t make sense.”
My Thoughts on the Book
Lavender & Mistletoe is a quick and easy read, but I wish it was a bit longer so it could have some more layers and a slower romance. I might add that I really liked that both Avery and Ben were a bit of braniacs, as braniacs deserve love stories too.


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