The Christmas Swap|Review

The Christmas Swap – Published 2020

“All Emma Daley wants this holiday season is a white Christmas. But the young teacher and struggling musician sure can’t find that in sunny Arizona. Luckily, there’s someone living in a perfect mountain home in the Colorado Rockies looking to make a vacation trade this year.

Tyler Prescott is an in-demand songwriter and talented musician who put his own singing career on hold to write songs for celebrity acts to perform. When his mother convinces him to do a vacation trade for Christmas, he never imagined one of the houseguests would be so sweet–or so strikingly pretty. Naturally, he decides to stick around, and, to get better acquainted, he poses as the house’s caretaker. But when Emma’s friend Gillian discovers his true identity and sets her sights on him, things
get . . . messy.

Fan favorite Melody Carlson is back with another delightful Christmas tale to warm your heart on those cold winter evenings.” – Goodreads


This is my second book with this same title this season, but it’s the weaker of the two. While I am mindful of the fact that holiday romances are going to have some instalove, which is not my favorite, this one was just okay for me. It’s short, light, and it’s available on Hoopla, so I think if you’re looking for some more holiday books, this is a nice choice, but it’s definitely not incredible.

That being said, it really had a lot of potential. I love the idea of switching houses for Christmas (The Holiday is one of my favorite movies), and I love someone being a secret celebrity of sorts and falling for the completely not rich girl. But I think this needed an extra 100 pages to really do it justice.

It wasn’t long enough to really have any character development, and the family Emma’s staying with is just awful.

Overall, this is just aight for me. Worth the read? Sure. But nothing to write home about.


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