Book Review

An Ex for Christmas by Lauren Layne

About the Book

She’s making a list—and checking it twice. But is there a nice guy among all her naughty exes? The New York Times bestselling author of Blurred Lines returns with a charming friends-to-lovers rom-com.

When a psychic tells spunky, superstitious Kelly Byrne that she’s already met her true love, she becomes obsessed with the idea of tracking him down before Christmas. Kelly immediately writes up an “Ex List” and starts contacting old boyfriends to figure out which one is the one. When her college sweetheart rolls into town, Kelly convinces herself that they’re meant to be. The trouble is, sparks are flying with someone she’s never given a chance: her best friend, Mark.

Mark Blakely has watched the guys on Kelly’s list break her heart, and he’s not looking forward to watching them do it all over again. Mark’s always been there for her, but the timing’s never worked out for their relationship to be something more. Now, just as Mark is ready to move on, the sexual tension between them is suddenly off the charts. With Christmas morning around the corner, he just hopes Kelly will wake up and realize that everything she wants has been right in front of her all along.


I absolutely enjoyed this Lauren Layne story! I can honestly say that it’s one of my top 3 books of hers now! This story was everything I love about a Holiday Romance and even more! It’s like I was given the best EARLY Christmas present I could have ever imagined!

This is the sexy, and heartwarming story of 2 best friends who were destined to be soul mates. Mark and Kelly have been best friends since their High School days and like any good friendship should, theirs has survived many failed relationships and has remained just as strong as always.

The story gets angsty while stubborn Kelly tries to hold on to her trust in her silly magic 8 balls and “signs” to lead her to true love. But it’s her underlying fear of losing her best friend that seems to be holding her back from taking that scary first step towards her “HEA”.

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