Review of Dates 1 and 2 can be found here.
Review of Dates 3 and 4 can be found here.
Review of Dates 5 and 6 can be found here.
Here’s the plot description from Amazon:
Two more dates, one tough choice and a sprinkling of Christmas magic . . .
Nick and Penny are Claudia’s best friends in the entire world. There isn’t anything she wouldn’t do for them and she can’t bear the thought of causing either of them any pain. Yet somehow Claudia has found herself caught in the middle and now one of them will get hurt – because of her. Claudia may want to bury her head in the sand (again) and distract herself with more dates but Christmas waits for no one. Time is marching on and there’s a decision to be made . . .
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.
I’m more than halfway through The Twelve Dates of Christmas already! I notice that the dates are getting more interesting as the story progresses. From how the sixth date ended, I was expecting the worst that could happen – to Penny, Claudia, and to Nick as well. However, Lisa Dickenson surely knows how to surprise her readers which makes the story even more unpredictable.
I love how the friendship is valued in the way Claudia and Penny handle the dilemma that might endanger their friendship. On one hand, Claudia might have acted a bit annoying due to her guilt. On the other hand, it’s quite funny to see her at war with herself. I could already imagine the possible banter between the two, but I’m glad they are able to resolve the issue.
From the failed supposed seventh date of Claudia with her blind date, the official 7th date of Claudia with Nick happen to be beyond worth it. The title of the song “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” perfectly describes my feeling as I read this part. The setting has become more festive and the venues chosen for the dates are now more romantic and project a more Christmas-y feeling. I love this part from bits to pieces! And Nick begins to prove himself to be swoon-worthy. I must say, by far, this has been the best set I’ve read. I enjoyed this more than I expected. And I’m confident that I’ll enjoy the rest just as much, or even more.