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Review Tour: ‘The Plight Before Christmas’ by Kate Stewart

𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐏𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐁𝐞𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐦𝐚𝐬, a full-length romantic dramedy by USA Today bestselling author Kate Stewart, is NOW LIVE!


Clark Griswold was onto something, at least with his annual holiday meltdown. And since the last three weeks of my life have been riddled with humbug—another breakup, a broken toe, an office promotion I deserved and didn’t get—I’m not at all in the mood to celebrate nor have the happ, happ, happiest Christmas EVER.

When Mom insisted that we all gather at my Grandparent’s ancient cabin for an old school family Christmas, I fully intended to get into the holiday spirit with the help of the three wise men, Johnnie Walker, Jack Daniels, and Jim Beam. But those boys did absolutely nothing to offset the shock or temper the sting of seeing my EX on our doorstep the first day of our holiday soiree.

Apparently, Santa missed the memo, and this elf is pissed.

Stuck for a week with the man who obliterated my heart nearly two decades ago, I did the only thing I could do and put on my game face, thankful for the home advantage.

I knew better than to drink that last cup of eggnog.

I knew better than to get tongue tangled beneath the mistletoe with the only man to ever break my heart.

I knew better than to sleep with Satan’s wingman on the eve of the Lord’s birthday.

I could blame the nog. I could blame the deceitful light blue eyes, thick, angelic hair, and panty evaporating smirk…but mostly, I blame Eli because he always knew exactly which of my buttons to push.

I foolishly thought a family Christmas filled with nostalgia was going to turn my inner Scrooge around, but this year’s festivities went up in flames. Leave it to the ghost of my Christmas past to be the one to light the match.

Fa la la la la, la FML.


5 ‘My source of gravity’ Stars!

ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Kate Stewart is my favorite author. Period. She stole my heart with the first book I read by her and she took it all last year when she gave us the outstanding Ravenhood Trilogy. So, I completely understand why, after that roller coaster of a journey, she wanted to write a lighter romance. And I was all over the idea of a holiday romantic dramedy! And yes, The Plight Before Christmas still has those unique aspects that only Kate knows how to write, together with the characteristics of a perfect holiday romance: banter, chemistry and heart.

So, The Plight Before Christmas is Stewart’s newest standalone and it’s a second-chance holiday romance focused on the present and past of Whitney Collins. Whitney is going through a rough time, she just had another breakup, a broken toe and she didn’t get the promotion she deserved. She is definitely not in the mood for Christmas, but she will do it because she loves her crazy family. That changes though when things keep getting worse for her, because the man who obliterated her heart seventeen years ago (Eli Welch) is crashing her family vacation and he is decided to spend time with her family and get Whitney back.

What are you doing here, Eli?
Maybe you’re still the reason, Whitney.

This novel is the perfect example of a feel-good holiday romance. I smiled, I laughed, I swooned, I cried. I did all the things because Kate Stewart is the queen of giving us all the feels. And boy, Whitney and Eli surely have a story full of them. This is not the typical second-chance romance, this couple had a very intense relationship that ended very suddenly and without explanation. Whitney is fighting against the connection she still feels with Eli, she is still hurt but she actually doesn’t know what really happened all those years ago. And Eli is decided to explain. And to get her back. These two still love each other so deeply and that chemistry is impossible to miss. And when we finally get the whole truth… my poor heart! I was not ready, and Whitney wasn’t either. I am not spoiling anything, but you’ll get why Eli did what he did years ago. I am so freaking happy this couple found their way back to each other and got their much-deserved happy ending.

“You’re still very much the same, Whitney, in the ways that matter. The same beautiful, selfless, mouthy, family-oriented pain in the ass who looks at me like…”
“Like what?” She asks, her eyes probing.
“Like only you can.”

Therefore, I am rating The Plight Before Christmas with 5 STARS. It was the perfect way to get in the mood for Christmas because I had so much fun with this couple and Whitney’s adorable and crazy family! As I said I loved everything about this second-chance love story because it had all those elements that Kate puts to make it extra special. She is such a talented and multi-layered author and she definitely didn’t fail with this wonderful novel. I had so much fun and I swooned a whole lot, so I adored every second of reading this. The Plight Before Christmas sure is one of my all-time favorite holiday romances!

Read for FREE with Kindle Unlimited or one-click for $3.99! 👇🏻
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🎄 This is an un-EX-pected, Christmas themed, 2nd chance romance.
🔥 Slow Burn
🎁 Heartwarming feels
😍 Swoon and 🌶Spice and everything nice but most definitely on 🎅 Santa’s NAUGHTY LIST!!

𝔸𝕕𝕕 𝕚𝕥 𝕥𝕠 𝕪𝕠𝕦𝕣 𝕋𝔹ℝ →

The Author

USA Today bestselling author and Texas native, Kate Stewart, lives in North Carolina with her husband, Nick, and her naughty beagle, Sadie. She pens messy, sexy, angst-filled contemporary romance, as well as romantic comedy and erotic suspense. Kate’s title, Drive, was named one of the best romances of 2017 by The New York Daily News and Huffington Post. Drive was also a finalist in the Goodreads Choice awards for best contemporary romance of 2017. Her works have been featured in USA TODAY, BuzzFeed, and translated in five languages.

Kate is a lover of all things ’80s and ’90s, especially John Hughes films and rap. She dabbles a little in photography, can knit a simple stitch scarf for necessity, and on occasion, does very well at whiskey.

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