Student and Zumba instructor Izzy Grant leads a pretty normal life, but in the run-up to Christmas, an unusual encounter with a friendly Santa paves the way for the most wonderful and star-studded Christmas she’s ever experienced.
Because at almost exactly the same time, Izzy also meets Seth Roberts – as in the Seth Roberts, bona fide rock star and lead singer of Scarlet Gryphon. As their connection grows, Izzy’s Christmas countdown becomes a glittering whirlwind of after-show parties and classy restaurants – and does she have her mystery Santa to thank?
Title: Izzy’s Christmas Star
Author: Berni Stevens
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: December 2, 2019
Publisher: Choc Lit
My Rating: 4.5 stars
I’ll be straight up frank from the start here – I have loved everything that Berni Stevens has written. I like her style, her way with words, and her characters linger in my mind long after the final page is closed. So, it probably comes as no surprise that I adored IZZY’S CHRISTMAS STAR. This is a lovely, sweet romance with low drama, lots of entertaining moments and Santas just about everywhere. Add in some Christmas magic, a rock star and a young woman who has no clue about his fame – then, yeah, I was hooked from the first page.
There are times when I simply want a love story. No great angst, no over the top drama just two people managing to find the perfect for them someone in this huge world of ours. That would be Izzy’s and Seth’s story. Yes, there were a couple of small bumps in the road to their happy ending but for the most part, IZZY’S CHRISTMAS STAR is simply a magical Christmas romance with likable characters, interesting situations, and perhaps a Santa(s) who knows far more than your average street-Santa should. (maybe that’s a bit of that Christmas magic at work)
I had fun, it’s that simple. And maybe one day we’ll get to return to this world for another adventure. (fingers crossed) If you love a fun romance, enjoy the process of watching a couple fall in love in spite of some differences in lifestyle then you’ll want to pick up Izzy’s and Seth’s story… right now. You’ll fall in Christmas love, and isn’t that the whole point?
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher, Choc Lit / Ruby Fiction. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
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