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New Release Review! A BIG SURPRISE FOR VALENTINE’S DAY by Jackie Lau (Holidays with the Wongs #4)

A Big Surprise for Valentine's Day by Jackie Lau cpver

Amber Wong has landed her dream job at the Stratford Festival, and life is looking good. Sure, she hasn’t had sex in so long that her condoms have expired, but she’ll just pick up some new ones, along with some discounted Christmas chocolate, at the grocery store.

And that’s where she runs into Dr. Sebastian Lam, the son of her parents’ close friends, whom she hasn’t seen in years. He’s moved back to Ontario, newly single, and… Oh my God. He’s really hot.

The attraction is mutual and no-strings-attached sex is the perfect arrangement for both of them, since Amber has sworn off dating after a string of terrible boyfriends.

But what if their families find out they’re spending time together and start interfering in their lives? That would be a disaster.

Even worse? If they develop feelings for each other, given a relationship is the last thing Amber wants right now…

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Ohmygoodness, I loved this one!

I can’t even tell you how much laughing out loud I did while reading this novella–between Amber’s crazy family, her cross stitch projects, crochet projects, and the bits with the donuts–So. Much. Laughing.

On top of that, we have a hero and heroine who are just so freaking awesome together, both in the bedroom and out of it. I had as much fun watching them become friends as I did watching them…do other things together (wink, wink). Though this was a fairly short novella, somehow Ms Lau managed to pack one heck of a story into so few pages.

My only complaints? That I don’t feel like we got to know Sebastian quite as well as we did Amber (though again, novella=limited space), and that this series has come to an end 🙁 On the plus side, now I can look forward to what she’s going to bring us next… 😉

Rating: 4 stars / A-

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

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