Book Review — The Naughty or Nice Clause by Kate Callaghan

I received an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this book from Netgalley and Callaghanwriter. This has not impacted my rating and this review is voluntary.

  • Genre: Fantasy Romance
  • Published by: Callaghanwriter
  • Publish date: November 08, 2022
  • Number of pages: 258 pages
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Being Naughty Has Never Been So Nice!

When Lyla’s father retired as CEO of the toy company which has been in their family for generations, she was meant to receive his shares. Instead, she discovers the company is bankrupt and her father has given her shares to Mason Klaus, an investor known in the corporate world for his cold and callous nature. Much to Lyla’s frustration, her only option is to run the company with him, despite their evident loathing for one another.

When Mason cancels the annual Christmas party, Lyla throws it anyway – only for the event of the season to result in a terrible fire. With the offices and Lyla’s credibility ruined, Mason offers her a deal: he’ll forget her part in the disaster, but she must join his family for the twelve days of their Christmas holidays.

Taken to a fantastical winter wonderland, Lyla hopes that she might discover some of the secrets Mr Klaus is hiding, and maybe even a way to get her company back. However, when Mason introduces her to the secret village as his fiancée, she is horrified to realise she has no choice but to go along with the pretence – because the cost of bringing an outsider to their magical land is far too high.

Can Lyla resist the devilishly handsome Mr Klaus and the enchanting village to win back her company, or will she give into temptation?

Rating: 3/5

Happy belated pub-day (yesterday) to The Naughty or Nice Clause. This book was a romance/fantasy-lite novel, think The Santa Clause or probably more similar is The Santa Clause 2. You have the magic of Christmas but in a world where that magic is real.

This is a cute enemies-to-lovers romance that takes place in the charming, secretive village, Yule. Without giving away more than already is in the synopsis, this was a quick read that had really fun banter between the characters and some heartwarming moments. The ending was super rushed and didn’t feel complete to me, but it is what it is! Btw, smut factor is low if that’s something you look or don’t look for in a romance.

Have you read this book? What are your thoughts? I’d love to know!

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