Blog Tour Review: The 12 Christmases of You & Me by Jennifer Joyce

Rating: 4 out of 5.

The story had me hooked and absolutely praying for a Happily Ever After

Foreword

Thank you so much to Rachel at https://www.rachelsrandomresources.com/ and Jennifer Joyce for allowing me to be part of this experience and also providing me with a complimentary digital copy and blog tour media kit!

About the Author

Jennifer Joyce is a writer of romantic comedies who lives in Manchester with her husband and their two daughters. She’s been scribbling down bits of stories for as long as she can remember, graduating from a pen to a typewriter and then an electronic typewriter. And she felt like the bee’s knees typing on THAT. She now writes her books on a laptop (which has a proper delete button and everything).

Follow her at the links listed to the left!

Review

Book CWs: For a list of warnings, tropes, and representation for this book, check out its page on BookTriggerWarnings.com.

Premise

What if you could go back in time and fix the biggest mistake of your life?

Two years ago, Maisie’s best friend walked out of her life and she hasn’t heard from him since. When she wakes up in 1994, she naturally assumes she’s dreaming. But when she finds herself in the past again the next night and her actions in the dream alter her present-day life, she begins to wonder if she’s somehow hopping back in time. And if she is time-travelling, can she save her friendship with Jonas?

When Maisie is forced to relive Christmases of the past, will she face up to her mistakes, or make them all over again?

The 12 Christmases of You & Me is a magical tale of friendship, first loves, and learning to live in the present.

Review (No Spoilers)

Wow, I definitely did not expect to love this book as much as I did but it was absolutely amazing. I had no issue relating to Maisie throughout all moments of her life, past and present. She was one of the most reasonable narrators I’ve ever seen in a novel and I couldn’t help but empathize with her as she struggled to make things right.

On top of my absolute adoration of Maisie and her characterization, I also felt like this book was written extremely well. There were several times where I was afraid it would fall into specific tropes that I absolutely hate in romance/contemporary novels but it somehow managed to side step all of my fears.

While I admittedly struggled a bit in the beginning to get into the story, by the time I got half-way, I was practically begging for things to work out between Maisie and Jonas–I didn’t even care how. The only reason I rated this 4 stars instead of 5 is because as with basically any time travel book I’ve ever read, the conclusion didn’t wrap up or explain things as much as I would have liked.

Would I reread this book in the future? 100% yes!

The 12 Christmases of You & Me is out today! To follow along on with the rest of the blog tour, check out the schedule posted below. If you’re interested in purchasing your own copy, you can find it on Amazon UK or Amazon US.

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