5/5, Holiday Romance, review copy

About the book:

Reina Vedette chose principle over position when the Chicago police department ordered her to accept performance-enhancing body modifications or lose her rank. Demoted to a level one detective, Reina’s stuck chasing a bizarre, Grinch-in-reverse break-in case with fiery bod-mod enthusiast and level five top detective Edison Wicke.

Wicke has had his eye on Reina for ages, and as the two of them hunt down the benevolent burglar, they take turns warming each other with body heat in the subzero Chicago winter. Despite professional friction and their opposing views on bod-modding, Reina soon has to admit that she and Wicke are perfect for each other.

But when they track down their philanthropic quarry on Christmas Day, an unexpected glitch in a homemade android brings out Reina’s emotional side, and she and Wicke must decide whether love between a Neo-Luddite and a “walking toaster” is a gift that either of them can give.

I wasn’t sure if I would enjoy this book since I don’t normally read sci-fi, but I heard good things about it on twitter so I decided to give it a try.  I’m so glad that I was open minded about it and read this book. I loved it. The world building is great, but not overwhelming. There are all sorts of high-tech gadgets and Edison is a modified human, but the story is very much a romance between two people who are different on the outside and connect where it’s important…their hearts. HOW THE GLITCH SAVED CHRISTMAS is about finding your way back to the true feelings of the holiday – love and family. The relationship between Edison and Reina is sexy and sweet. I loved the moments where they surprise each other with the affection between them. This novella is one of my favorite reads so far this holiday season.

This quote from the story sums it up perfectly:

“The feelings behind Christmas can be so much more than the in-your-face commercialism, you know? It can be about the joy of sharing your life. It can be about finding where you belong in the world, and being with the people who mean the most to you.”

the book girl gives HOW THE GLITCH SAVED CHRISTMAS a 5/5

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HOW THE GLITCH SAVED CHRISTMAS is also available in the anthology A GALACTIC HOLIDAY