Review: Baby It’s Cold Outside by Kerry Barrett

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Publisher: Carina UK

Publishing Date: September 2014

ISBN: 9781474007801

Genre: Fantasy

Rating: 1.0/5

Publisher Description: Esme and Jamie have finally got their perfect wedding day planned. Beautiful snowy landscape – check. Amazing venue – check. Stunning dress – check. But when an avalanche seals off their gorgeous mountain hometown from the outside world, their dream day starts to look more like a nightmare. Especially when Jamie’s ex turns up on their doorstep with a surprise neither of them expected!Esme’s magical powers can solve a lot of problems, but it looks like their big day is doomed! Is Esme and Jamie’s wedding simply not meant to be, or can they still make it down the aisle, against all the odds?

Review: This was pretty self-indulgent writing. The characters are so speshul.  A doctor, a lawyer, business owners and witches with amazing powers. Fug. I know I am going to be lost in endless dialogue as everyone that is pertinent or not, to the story-line are trapped under an avalanche. <sigh>

Esme is a hater. She gets catty and insecure about a woman that was in her fiancé’s life a long time ago. She shows up with his child in tow and then an avalanche traps them all together to deal with their dysfunction. What follows is a long and tired trail of petty emotions coupled with endless situational dialogue and her mom getting banged by Douglas, a funeral owner.

This was one of the year’s best failed story-line’s. How is it interesting to read about people bitching and machinating in a closed space for an entire novel? I really can’t imagine anything worse than being trapped indoors with your mother-in law and her creepy dead body fondler boyfriend. Plus there is this sparkle magic that makes chocolate cake, champagne and disco balls appear out of nowhere. I kid you not, the entire novel is about Esme and her bitching. It revolves around her wedding and everything leading up to her wedding. This is by far the dumbest novel I have ever read….um, except “Fight For Life” by M.D. Webb.

 

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One thought on “Review: Baby It’s Cold Outside by Kerry Barrett

  1. Is there a huge demand for novels in which disco balls appear out of nowhere? I mean, seriously! Think I’ll pass on this one too, unless I happen to meet up with a disco ball freak…

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