Twelve Days of Christmas
by Debbie Macomber
Julia blogs her progress in being overly nice to her grumpy neighbor Cain.
A grumpy/sunshine where the characters frequently cross boundaries and all the problems in this whirlwind romance are glossed over. But honestly I had a fun time with this one. While it truly is a ridiculous story, the speed and absurdity that this relationship develops is reminiscent of How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. The main characters start off not liking each another at all, and through constant acts of irritating one another wind up falling in love.
Julia crosses a lot of lines in Cain’s personal life pretty early on and documents the beginnings of their romance in her blog. Meanwhile, Cain raises some red flags of his on along the way. Many of the missteps would be concerning if this weren’t a book, and it gets pretty cheesy once to pair finally figure it out. It’s a silly premise, and I enjoyed watching their tension make the shift from troublesome neighbors to something much more.
A fun read if you can forgive how problematic this match would be in real life.