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Release Day Review! A MATCH MADE FOR THANKSGIVING by Jackie Lau (Holidays with the Wongs #1)

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Advertising executive Nick Wong enjoys living in Toronto. He loves late nights partying and taking women back to his penthouse. And so it is with great reluctance that he returns to his boring hometown of Mosquito Bay for Thanksgiving.

This year, however, is even worse than usual. His interfering parents and grandparents, frustrated with the lack of weddings in the family, have invited blind dates for him and his three siblings. Nick’s brother Greg has been set up with Lily Tseng, who just so happens to be Nick’s latest one-night stand, the one he can’t get out of his mind.

Although Nick has never been interested in settling down, Lily has him reconsidering. Perhaps he’s good for more than a single night of sex, dumplings, and bubble tea after all. But first, he has to get through this painful weekend with his family and convince her that she should be with him, not Greg…

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What a delightful, holiday-themed novella!

I loved both Lily and Nick–as well as Nick’s entire nosy, interfering family. Still smarting from a breakup, Lily decides (using a list, of course!) to break out of her safe, predictable life by trying new things. First on her list? A one night stand–an attempt that goes very, very well for both parties.

Until they meet again–when Lily is his older brother’s blind date at his family’s Thanksgiving dinner…

It was so much fun watching Nick choose to go from the “playboy manwh*re” his own grandmother describes him as to a guy committed to Lily was a whole lot of fun. Their growing relationship was just as sweet as it was very, very hot.

I have no idea how Ms Lau managed to pack so much story into such a small package, but with this solid beginning I am so here for the rest of her Holidays with the Wongs series!

Rating: 4 stars / A-

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

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