Christmas in July? Well, I have been known to watch “The Santa Clause” and “The Santa Clause II” in July, so reading “Montana Mistletoe” tonight should have been right up my alley. I am almost embarrassed to say, not so much.

I simply couldn’t like any of the characters. Not. One. Gillian is a raving beotch – even if she is under pressure and comes face-to-face with her old flame, the raving was over-the-top. The ex, Mason, and his brothers came in to fill in as caterers for a fundraising party held for the Granite Peak, Montana Children’s Theatre. You don’t get but a few words from the brothers, but Mason comes across as a spoiled brat. The people Gillian works for? Caricatures of the pompous fat rich man and his top-heavy, trashy second wife. That was my issue with the whole story. As much as I wanted to like it – it was written as a fundraiser for the Kaleidoscope Youth Theatre in Bozeman, Montana, a hugely worthy cause, it feels like the author didn’t care enough about the theatre to write a story worth reading.

I received this book from the publisher for a realistic review. I just wish she could have written a better one.

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