Review: Jingle Bell Beard by Julie Kriss (Kringle Family Christmas #3)


Note: An advance reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Grey's Promotions.

We've reached the end of the multi-author Kringle Family Christmas series with my first read from Julie Kriss. Jingle Bell Beard is about the youngest among the Kringle siblings. Thirty-four-year-old Matthew is a veteran all-star hockey player out in Chicago, but a recent groin injury has left his career in limbo. When he receives a call from his ex turned public relations person for his family's inn, Matt is taken aback. His presence is needed back home, and while he's been resistant all these years from returning, he can't help but be curious about the girl who broke his heart at seventeen. Jasmine Collingwood let go of the boy she loved half a lifetime ago; can she hold on to the man this go around?

I'll be honest--I went into this book not liking Matt. I didn't care much for the fact that he thought throwing money at his father breaking his leg was a good idea. Add to that his unwillingness to return to their hometown even after knowing what happened to his father and all the issues regarding the family inn, but all it took was one phone call from Jasmine to get him interested and I sighed in disappointment in the guy. As far as the romance between Jasmine and Matt was concerned, it was certainly entertaining and even had me laughing out loud. So all things considered, Jingle Bell Beard snags 3.5 stars.

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Read my reviews for the Kringle Family Christmas series:


The Grump Who Stole Christmas (book one) - four stars - My Review

Very Merry Married (book two) - 4.5 stars - My Review

Jingle Bell Beard (book three) - 3.5 stars - My Review (posted above)

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Release Date: 05 November 2021

Date Read: 02 November 2021

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