Humbugged by Pippa Grant and Lili Valente


Title: Humbugged
Authors: Pippa Grant & Lili Valente
Genre: Romantic Comedy

 Release Date: December 10, 2019



He’s the world’s most alpha Marine and the last man I should be letting jingle my bells this holiday season. So why does Clint O’Dell keep running through my thoughts wearing nothing but a Santa hat? And why do I stupidly agree that we should be Christmas friends with benefits?

Someone must have spiked my eggnog.

I don’t do Marines.

Or Santas.

I learned my lesson about both the hard way.

But when Clint steps in to rescue me—from a murderous goose, a rogue reindeer, and the ghost of Christmas Right Now causing trouble in my bakery—I can’t help but wonder if we’re meant to be more than friends.

If maybe Clint is the holiday miracle I’ve been praying for…or if all the magic will disappear with the season.

Humbugged is a laugh out loud holiday romp featuring a Marine with a heart of gold and a baker in need of a hero. Complete with the world’s most awkward Christmas caroling, a photoshoot with furry friends, and more naughty baked goods than is good or decent.


My review:

I have a confession to make:

I was not planning on reading this book.

The series, while enjoyable, is too heavy on slapstick type humor and animals who apparently have human-like abilities. And with the way Clint was introduced in Hitched, I was afraid this was going to take all that even further.

I was pleasantly surprised, and so glad I did read it!

Clint is a Marine stationed at home as a recruiter, after several years of deployments. Noelle is a baker who moved to Happy Cat recently for a fresh start. Having grown up the daughter of a Marine single dad, she has done her time in a military family and doesn’t want that life anymore, so a Marine is the last person she wants to be in a relationship with. But it’s the holidays, and the residents of Happy Cat (human, animal, and ghost) along with fate seem to be pushing the two of them together.

This was a fun Christmas book. There wasn’t a lot of drama, which was refreshing, and the humor didn’t feel like trying to hard, as has been the case in past books in this series. Clint and Noelle have incredible chemistry, and I love how the other ladies befriend her, even without Clint being in the picture. It was refreshing to see women becoming friends because they click with each other, instead of “ok you’re involved with my brother/best friend/whatever so we have to get along.”

There is a little bit of mystery, and a lot of family love, and a bit of animal antics, but at the core this is a great story of a couple finding their Person when and where they least expect.

Rating: ♥♥♥♥




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Narrated by Virginia Rose & Jacob Morgan


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Includes a bonus novella by Lili Valente
Pippa Grant
Pippa Grant is a USA Today Bestselling author who writes romantic comedies that will make tears run down your leg. When she’s not reading, writing or sleeping, she’s being crowned employee of the month as a stay-at-home mom and housewife trying to prepare her adorable demon spawn to be productive members of society, all the while fantasizing about long walks on the beach with hot chocolate chip cookies.
Lili Valente
Lili Valente has slept under the stars in Greece, eaten dinner at midnight with French men who couldn’t be trusted to keep their mouths on their food, and walked alone through Munich’s red light district after dark and lived to tell the tale. 
These days you can find her writing in a tent beside the sea, drinking coconut water and thinking delightfully dirty thoughts.



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