Santa Cruise by Fern Michaels

Posted December 30, 2022 by Marsha in Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance, Holiday Romance, Kensington Books, NetGalley / 0 Comments


At Ridgewood High, Amy, Frankie, Rachael, and Nina formed a deep bond. Now, fifteen years after leaving school behind, they’re back for a reunion, laughing, reminiscing, and chatting about how much has changed—and how much hasn’t.

All four are strong, successful, and somehow, still looking for the right partner. But Frankie has an idea to help solve that: a singles cruise for the holidays.
In late December, the four friends gather in Miami, ready to board their state-of-the-art cruise ship. The entertainment options are endless, the food is to die for, and the passenger list includes hundreds of eligible men. The highlight of the week will be a magnificent New Year’s Eve celebration with multiple theme parties, dancing, and fireworks.

The ladies are happy to give Cupid a helping hand here and there, but holidays—like the path of love itself—don’t always go exactly as planned. And over the course of one festive, unforgettable week, all four will set sail on surprising new adventures . . .

Title:  Santa Cruise
Author:  Fern Michaels
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  September 28, 2021
Publisher:  Kensington Books
My Rating:  3

Santa Cruise is a story about four high school friends who after their 15th Class Reunion event decide that if they’re still single and unattached by the holidays then they’re setting off on a Holiday Singles Cruise together… and what a trip it turns out to be.

I wish I could have loved this book, but unfortunately, I simply could not.  I’m also not going to do a bashing of either the author or the book itself.  Perhaps the thing to do is to just say that this one was not for me.  There were moments that I enjoyed, but overall I found this one to be far too high on unnecessary details, and too low on the depth of the characters.  I couldn’t care about any of these friends or if they found the love of their lives on this cruise.  And if I don’t care, I’m not going to enjoy myself.

I’ve read this author before, and I know what style of story I’m in for, but Santa Cruise just wasn’t for me.  However, there is an audience that will love this one so take my comments with a grain of salt.  This is my opinion; you should make up your own mind about any novel.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. 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.*

Available in a variety of formats including the Kindle as this title is currently in KU



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