Review of Dates 1 and 2 can be found here.
Review of Dates 3 and 4 can be found here.
Here’s the plot description from Amazon:
Seth and Nick. Nick and Seth. Seth. Nick. Nick. Seth.
Nick and Seth have never warmed to each other but they’ve always made the effort for Claudia’s sake – and now they don’t have to. So when after a disastrous trip to Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland Claudia is suddenly faced with the two men at the same time in the same room she honestly doesn’t know what to do. She’s not ready to face up to what happened on her date with Nick but she’s not that keen on seeing Seth either. Things are about to get very awkward . . .
This is the story of Claudia and her twelve dates of Christmas. It’s a story about losing love about finding love and about discovering what’s been there all along. Expect a whole heap of Christmas sparkle butterflies-in-your-stomach romance and a lot of very funny moments in the next hilarious part of The Twelve Dates of Christmas.
Date 4 evidently didn’t turn out well, and then Claudia is now placed in a very awkward situation. Now that we’ve met Seth and Nick – two characters with very distinct personalities –, what could happen when they see each other face to face?
As I was reading the first part, I could already feel the tension between the two male characters. Personally, given the past events, I’d rather choose Nick over Seth. Right at the beginning, since the first date, I already disliked Seth. His personality reminds me of the type of guy I should avoid having a relationship with. I don’t understand what Claudia sees in him. But then again, I’m in no position to judge as their relationship isn’t narrated in full detail, so I don’t know how Claudia coped with Seth for years and how they spent quality time together, aside from the obvious.
Moving on, it’s nice to see how Lisa Dickenson manages to keep this part light and fun to read. I love how the dates are done simply. There’s nothing too extravagant about the places, but the date can still be enjoyable as long as the person is with the right company. And Claudia evidently feels that way. However, just when everything seems to fall into the right place, Claudia is again faced with another dilemma. I’m curious how she would handle the situation. I’d better start reading the next part.