REVIEW by Elley: My Mistletoe Mix-Up by Judy Corry

She was supposed to kiss her crush under the mistletoe. She didn’t expect to kiss his bad-boy twin.

When Raven Rodgers finds out her longtime crush is back in town, she’s convinced her bad luck with guys has finally changed. That is until she mistakenly kisses her crush’s twin brother, Logan Carmichael, who has been her sworn enemy since childhood.

But it’s been eighteen months since she last saw Logan, and he claims he’s not the same guy she used to hate. When they’re thrown together for a Christmas charity event, Logan seems determined to prove he’s nicer than he used to be. But can a bad boy really change his ways enough to change her heart?

MY MISTLETOE MIX-UP is a standalone novella in The Ridgewater High series, a collection of simmering YA contemporary romances. If you like sweet romance with ballad-worthy chemistry, swoony kisses and endearing characters then you’ll love Judy Corry’s latest book.

 

 

 

 

About the Book

My Mistletoe Mix-Up
by Judy Corry

Series
Ridgewater High Romance Series

Genre
Young Adult (YA)
Contemporary Romance

Publisher
Independent

Publication Date
November 18, 2018

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Elley’s Review

My Mistletoe Mix-Up is a cute YA holiday read about a high school girl whose former boy-next-door crush moves back to town and she gets a second chance at love with him when she kisses him under the mistletoe at a party – only to find out it’s actually his (evil!) twin! But is Logan still the bad boy Raven remembers, or has he truly changed?

Told in the first person past tense POV, I wasn’t entirely sold on Raven’s character, and that’s what brought the whole book down a few notches for me. She’s kind of spoiled and not terribly likeable. Yes, I’m sure it really sucks to be Rebound Raven. The book opens with her being consoled for being turned down by Noah, who is the male lead in book #3 in the series, so I wonder if she’s set up as something of a villain in that book. Regardless, she comes off as fairly self-centered and spoiled throughout the book, and doesn’t really have much character growth throughout.

Thankfully, Logan pretty much saves it. He’s the bad boy twin next door who’s learned some hard life lessons – and who doesn’t love a bad boy with a heart of gold (and some Christmas underpants?) Logan and Raven’s interactions are really cute, and some of their fake relationship moments are adorable, though I think Judy Corry tries to sell the enemies to lovers angle a little too hard. Why did they hate each other so much before Logan moved? It sounds like he teased her… because he liked her? And why is Logan’s family suddenly super rich? There are a lot of plot holes, but if you just let go and let the Christmas magic happen, it’s a pretty fun winter sleigh ride.

My Mistletoe Mix-Up is #5 in the Ridgewater High series, but is a stand alone novella. It can be read entirely as a stand alone; I haven’t read any other books in the series and didn’t feel lost at all, and I didn’t feel like there were any spoilers in this book. For being a novella it was a pretty decent length, too, and felt like a complete story and not like a short story (as some holiday novellas that are a part of a greater series tend to do).

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