Review & Giveaway: Mistletoe and Mr. Right by Lyla Payne

SYNOPSIS:Mistletoe And Mr. Right

In Mistletoe and Mr Right, Jessica takes a flying leap and follows her boyfriend home for the holidays for Christmas break, sure that Ireland will provide the perfect backdrop to the beginning of their happily ever after. But it turns out his family – and his gorgeous ex-girlfriend – don’t feel the same way, and the only person making the trip worthwhile is a hot local, who has a way of showing up when Jessica needs him most … and least.

The holiday high jinks continue in Sleigh Bells and Second Chances, when Jessica’s best friend makes her own way across the pond! Christina Lake does not want to be away at Christmas, but she has an intern job as publicist for London’s hottest band at their last-minute concert on Christmas Eve … even though she had a fling with Cary, the band’s lead singer, that never officially ended. Now forced to reconnect, Christina is starting to think that maybe London is exactly where she’s supposed to be to get the perfect New Year’s kiss – at least until she finds out that he’s been lying the whole time. Can Cary find a way to prove himself before the clock strikes twelve? Or will the New Year ring in a new romance?

Lyla Payne wraps up two perfect holiday novellas, ties them with a ribbon of romance, and tops them with a light dusting of snow. Perfect to curl up with under the tree. Just add hot cocoa!


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Nobody does romance like Lyla Payne does romance. I have been a die hard Lyla Payne fan since the Whitman University series and squealed with delight when Mistletoe and Mr. Right arrived at my doorstep. These two quick romance reads were just what I needed to get into the Christmas spirit. While the stories and endings are predictable, they are sweet and filled with mini-moments of bliss.The stories were a super quick read and had the perfect dash of sass mixed in with romance. I loved the sleigh ride, the landscape, the scenery, the imagery. I felt like I was transported across the Atlantic and placed in a winter wonderland filled with sexy accents and swoon-worthy men. Yes, please!

Everyone has someone in their life who is a Jessica, obsessed with planning and every last detail. The characters are relate-able and I love awkward scenes which makes me love Mistletoe all  the more. Mr. Right is a second chance romance and while I sometimes find second chance romances repetitious, that wasn’t the case with Lyla Payne. The story is realistic and I really love that the characters don’t just quit their lives and run off into the sun-set (or blizzard) together. So if you are looking for some holiday cheer, or the perfect book to cozy up to by the fire, look no further, because Mistletoe and Mr. Right is your book!


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Lyla Payne is the USA Today bestselling author of the Whitman University series, the Lowcountry Ghost books, and the holiday novella Mistletoe and Mr. Right. She graduated from Texas Christian University with a degree in film but no desire to tackle Hollywood, and made it through three quarters of an M.A. in ancient history before writing took over. She lives in the Midwest with her two dogs, two cats, and the characters in her head. Find her online at and on Twitter: @Lyla_Payne.


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6 responses to “Review & Giveaway: Mistletoe and Mr. Right by Lyla Payne”

  1. Faye Gates says:

    A great review! It is on my TBR list for the winter.

  2. Faye Gates says:

    Great review. Thanks to this blog for the intro to Lyla and her work.

  3. Stephanie says:

    This story sounds sweet. Thank you for featuring this book.

  4. Kaitlyn A. says:

    This sounds like such a cute book!!

  5. Linda Townsend says:

    I love Christmas romances!

  6. Penny Olson says:

    Thanks for introducing us to this book!