Book Review: Wish Me Home by Joelle Lynne

Wish Me Home

Author: Joelle Lynne
Publisher: Independent (November 23, 2022)
Kindle edition
Romance, Contemporary adult M/M romance, Holiday romance (Christmas)
Goodreads

Summary

All Emmett Butler wants is to get home to the aunt who raised him, but a Chicago snowstorm and handsome flight attendant Cody Summers might change his plans.

Cody is content to fly for the holidays, but taking this year off seems like a good idea. When he meets Emmett, he just wants to see him smile, especially if it helps to distract him from his own family issues.

With the right Christmas wish, and some airplane shenanigans, can the two discover the true meaning of home?

Wish Me Home is a standalone Christmas novella that features a grumpy airline passenger just trying to get home and a sunshiny flight attendant determined to help him have a great Christmas; even if he doesn’t realize that he’s part of what’s needed to make that perfect Christmas happen.

Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

This is a cute, hot, instalove snowed in at the airport Christmas romance. There are some VERY spicy moments – think airport/airplane bangarang’s greatest hits, haha!

I feel like a lot of the time the author was more telling than showing, and there were some sort of weird pacing moments. While we get a fair amount of depth into Emmett’s character and backstory, I wish Cody had been more fully fleshed out. Also, while I loved the grumpy/sunshine dynamic that is really solid at the beginning of the book, by about halfway through they seem to almost swap personalities, and they keep running hot and then cold for what feels like no reason. And the entire thing with Cody’s parents was just… awkwardly executed.

That being said! This is a fun, quick read if you’re in the mood for the instalove and snowed in tropes at Christmas that’s more wham, bam, thank you ma’am than all the feels.

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are unbiased and my own.

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