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Christine's list of resolutions contains many clichés. Try something new. Buy a pair of heels. Get a promotion. Fall in love.Seems simple, especially when Christine meets Patrick, the man who could be Mr. Right. He's got the right credentials: a job, a sense of humor, a love of all things Indiana Jones, and best of all, he's actually taller than Christine. But busy schedulChristine's list of resolutions contains many clichés. Try something new. Buy a pair of heels. Get a promotion. Fall in love.Seems simple, especially when Christine meets Patrick, the man who could be Mr. Right. He's got the right credentials: a job, a sense of humor, a love of all things Indiana Jones, and best of all, he's actually taller than Christine. But busy schedules take over and get in the way of Patrick and Christine's budding romance. Life interferes, as it has a way of doing, and Christine wants to throw in the towel. Is the magic of the Christmas season enough to renew Christine's faith in love?...

Title : Completions and Connections: A Romantic Holiday Novella
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ISBN : 9780991391790
Format Type : ebook
Number of Pages : 72 Pages
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Completions and Connections: A Romantic Holiday Novella Reviews

  • Laura Chapman
    2019-03-16 00:48

    'Tis the season for a fun, flirty storyA super fast-paced and adorable holiday story that had me flipping the pages to find out if and how Christine and a tall/dark/handsome and nearly perfect stranger can finally coordinate schedules and get together already. Driven and career-oriented, yet struggling to "have it all," Christine is relatable and recognizable as someone who could be either your BFF or reflection. The love interest was uniquely occupied and crushable. I'd definitely pine for him all year, too.I also enjoyed the homage to The Waitresses. There was just enough of a nod to the song to be fun--like looking for clues on a scavenger hunt--but not so much it was predictable.Cute and fun, a great read to bright b up your day.

  • Kindle Ninja
    2019-03-05 23:07

    This is a love story but the relationship isn’t quite there yet. It’s strange, yes, but it’s what gives this short story its unique approach to encapsulate that bit of reality that plagues relationships. It explores (or challenges) how far can one believe in the hackneyed adage “if it’s meant to be, it’s meant to be.”Furthermore, it brings on the “out of sight, out of mind” vs. “absence makes the heart grow fonder” debate. It’s a bit crazy and exaggerated, but certainly amusing if you get the pop culture references.

  • Kathleen
    2019-02-26 00:49

    If you are looking to kick start your holiday reading season, then Completions & Connections by author Kathryn R. Biel is the perfect entertaining holiday romance novella to read in one afternoon!Author Kathryn R. Biel weaves a delightful holiday romance tale that follows Christine's year long journey of fulfilling her list of New Year's resolutions and finding love! This is a sweet little novella that is just right to get you in the holiday mood with its fun mixture of drama, humor, and romance. The reader is easily drawn into Christine's journey, you can't help but cheer her on as she checks off the items on her New Year's resolution list, and finds an unexpected romance in the arms of Patrick, even though it does have its challenges! This was such a fun story about the challenges in life and romance, it kept me smiling and laughing, and left me wanting so much more! Completions & Connections is a fun, flirty, and thoroughly enjoyable holiday romance novella that will definitely get you into the holiday spirit!Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Chick Lit Plus Blog Tours.http://jerseygirlbookreviews.blogspot...

  • Barb
    2019-03-02 02:04

    I have to admit I was in the mood for a holiday-themed story and really needing something with a happy ending. Sometimes you pick up the right story at just the right time — for me today that was "Completions and Connections" by author Kathryn R. Biel. I did receive this novella as an arc in exchange for an honest review and I'm really glad I had the chance to read this gem today as I prepare to finish wrapping Christmas presents and plan my holiday baking schedule. If you're looking for a fun holiday romance as a stocking stuffer for someone on your list (or maybe one for yourself) you can't go wrong with "Completions and Connections."Author Biel jumps the reader right in with Christine's new year resolution list, and I'm sure there are at least two or three of this character's resolutions that will look familiar to you. Number six is one I'd like to add to my personal list. I connected with Christine personally, because I'm also a list-maker. Seriously, I really liked Christine. She's funny and real. We get to spend a year with Christine, from her memorable January run-in with Patrick to their December reunion in one of the most unlikely places. It's the chaotic months in between that I truly enjoyed — Biel's style is witty, fun and I enjoyed the build-up to Christine's much deserved happily ever after. I highly recommend "Completions and Connections: A Romantic Holiday Novella by Kathryn R. Biel. It's a fast, fun read that's perfect for the holidays or any day of the year!

  • PaulaPhillips
    2019-03-11 22:56

    Christine is a list-maker and this year her resolutions are pretty much filled to the brim with cliches , such as try something new , fall in love , go on a holiday. When her friend decides to help with the try something new in January- the pair head to skiing. Christine believes she is making a fool out of herself , until she meets Patrick who is A) taller than her 5ft 11 and B) he is an Indiana Jones fanatic. Has Christine finally met her romantic match and will she be able to tick falling in love off her checklist ? As the year goes by, though love doesn't come as easy as it should as both Christine's and Patrick's schedules don't seem to mesh and they keep missing one another - this happens for most of the year until Christine is ready to give up on love and she meets Patrick in the Supermarket. Will Christine finally be able to tick off falling in love ? Can the pair make it work with their schedules and lives ? Find out in this lovely holiday novella , that if you are wanting a quick romantic read with a bit of laughs , then Completions and Connections is the book you have to read and will be ticking off your TBR checklist.I loved this book as it was sweet and in a way I could relate to Christine and the whole awkward timing as sometimes you meet someone like that and you plan to meet, but things keep on piling up and eventually - they fizzle away until you hear /see them again.

  • Bethany Clark
    2019-02-23 22:46

    A quick, fun holiday read!Christine and I are so much alike! We are lists girls! I love lists! Completing them truly gives me so much joy! I know, so weird!I know how a crazy busy life can sneak up on you and spiral out of control. One day you find the man you believe to be your prince charming, the next minute you find yourself busy for months on end and he as well with his conflicting schedule! Will they ever get to date and truly fall in love? Is it in the cards?I will say Christine better make some time for Patrick, he's a total catch! He is employed (that's bigger than you know these days!), he's sweet, and even east on the eyes! If she blinks, he cold be gone and she will be lonely forever!Grab a glass of wine and sit back and enjoy this adorable budding romance!

  • Renee
    2019-03-20 03:10

    Completions and Connections is an entertaining novella, spanning one year. Kathryn wrote it in tribute to one of her favourite Christmas songs, Christmas Wrapping by The Waitress. I wasn’t familiar with the song, so looked it up after I finished reading, and it’s a fantastic tribute! I liked Christine and mentally encouraged her not to give up on Patrick. Ok, so maybe I verbally encouraged her too, but no one else was present to confirm or deny that fact. They were so good together but seemed destined to be kept apart. I received this book free in exchange for an honest review. This was the first book I’ve read by Kathryn and I already have another couple of her full length novels lined up to read soon.

  • Suzie Jay
    2019-03-08 23:10

    A sweet holiday novella that is perfect for getting into the holiday spirit. The story spans a year and follows Christine as she attempts to mark things off of her new years resolution list. Just when she thinks she has met the guy she could fall for, life gets in the way and keeps them apart. As the year is drawing to a close she meets him again and this time... well I'm not going to give it away, you will have to read it and find out. You will be glad you did, it's perfect for the holiday season.

  • Yocelyne Kang
    2019-03-15 02:08

    I wish this book was longer!! Why can't this book be at least 200 pages haha I need to what happens after.... I would totally read a part 2 to this novella

  • Michele Vagianelis
    2019-03-07 00:03

    I loved reading this fun holiday novella! It is a great story to curl up with and read in front of the fireplace. A great addition to Ms. Biel's work!

  • Marie
    2019-03-04 21:57

    Loved this! Review to come.

  • Marla Bradeen
    2019-02-25 04:53

    COMPLETIONS AND CONNECTIONS is a cute, quick read. I liked the characters, and the story is festive enough to put anyone in the holiday spirit, no matter the time of year. It's perfect for chick-lit fans who need a short story to pass a little time.Disclosure: I won a free copy of this book in a giveaway.

  • chloegirl
    2019-02-24 21:52

    Cute, short story. I liked it enough, but by July I was getting annoyed with Christine and how "busy" she was. Cute ending and I can only hope these two finally make some time for each other!

  • Dianna Koch
    2019-03-03 22:12

    After reading Made for Me I had to read the novella that set up the series-it was terrific! The only fault is that it ended! I really enjoyed the book and can't wait to read the next in the series.

  • Tracie Banister
    2019-02-23 23:02

    What a fun read! I breezed through this charming holiday-themed novella in just two evenings. The premise was unique, and I liked that the story was told over the course of a year, starting in January and running through to Christmas Eve. When we're introduced to heroine Christine, she is bumbling her way through a ski trip with her bestie in an effort to cross an item ("Try something new.") off her New Year's resolutions list. She's miserable until she has a meet-cute with gorgeous Patrick on the slopes. Unfortunately, she's whisked off by her friend before she can really connect with this man who appears to be Mr. Right, but their paths do cross again, several times in fact, as the year progresses. Are they destined to be together, or will Fate continue to thwart them?I was really rooting for these two crazy kids and felt as frustrated as Christine that things never seemed to work out. At the same time, the slow burn of their relationship was quite delicious. Good things come to those who wait, right? And the obstacles the author placed in their way were both clever and entertaining. For a relatively short read, this novella had a surprising amount of character development for the two leads. So, kudos to the author for that. I grew to like both Christine and Patrick so much that I'd love to see them show up again in a full-length story!If you are looking for a fast, engaging read with an equal amount of chuckles and romance, I highly recommend Completions and Connections.

  • Debbie Oxier
    2019-03-25 00:13

    This was boring, unimaginative and a total waste of time. The hero and heroine meet. We're off to a great start, right? From that point on all we get are the two of them texting back and forth, never managing to get together again until the last of the novella. I ask you, what was the point? I don't want to hear repeated details of how the heroine' s work is getting her down, which she continually complains about. Oh, there's one scene where she runs into her ex. He's sloshed, roughly grabs her chin and makes a jerk of himself. Again? What was the point. Had no relevance to the story. It wasn't like she was pining for him. Soooooo sorry I bothered. When I want a romance I at least expect the characters to spend time with one another.

  • Arielle Deltoro
    2019-03-11 00:53

    This hardworking gal barely has time in her life for adventures and fun, and she certainly doesn’t have time for love… or does she?This was a fun story about Catherine trying to get it together with Patrick. I loved Catherine’s character! She’s a big list person and I could relate to her ridiculous obsession and pride with checking things off her lists. This was a fun stand alone story that leads into a full length novel about Catherine’s best friend. Fun short romantic novel to get you in the Christmas spirit.

  • Kayla
    2019-02-24 02:14

    This book could be my life! I have a super busy schedule and don't make any time for dating but I have yet to meet my 'Patrick.' Even though this is a holiday novella, you can read anytime and anywhere! Super quick and enjoyable read! I enjoyed Christine's list of resolutions - so easy to relate to and nod your head in agreement. I found myself smiling throughout this story and crossing my fingers for Christine and Patrick. I need Part 2 STAT!