Kreatives Schreiben111 Bungen yW moments Whetherou re in the mood for a little Christmas spirit a funny story or a heartfelt romance this is the perfect book to cuddle up with Highly recommended Kelly MoranAuthor and ReviewerBookpleasures 25 starsRead this for 12 Tasks of the Festive Season Task the Eighth The Movie Ticket Read a book that has been adapted to a holiday movieThis book was made into the movie 12 Men of Christmas I caught it on tv a couple ears ago and instantly thought of it for this challenge correctly guessing it started off as a book This may make me a turncoat but I liked the movie better However it starred Kristin Chenoweth and had Anna Chlumsky who I now love from Veep so it was ahead of the game While the movie was set in America the book is set in England providing me with some
Delightful Little English Vernacular So Much Use Of The Word little English vernacular So much use of the word I guess all don t say clothing Even though I got to imagine everyone with an enchanting English accent the writing style made point of view switching from the heroine and hero confusing and awkward In fact the whole story felt a little disordered and I had
a hard time warming up to both the hero and heroine Maybe the Yank in hard time warming up to both the hero and heroine Maybe the Yank in but I much approved of the movie s fun cheesiness and the holiday feel that was severely lacking in the original content There is such a desolate wasteland for a good Chick Lit book this time of the Ancient Egypt Abc year that the timing on this release couldn t have been better I didn t realize that this book was the inspiration for a Lifetime movie The Twelve Men of Christmas until I started to write this review I kept thinking that this story would make an excellent movie and some one beat me to it Now I will have to go track down a copy It stars Kristin Chenoweth as EJ Emma and is set in NYC but I think the main plot points are all there from the description I read on lineEmma is out of sorts after her boyfriend betrays her and her boss fires her She moves out of London to the rural Lake District in England for a new position as a public relations consultant for the tourism board in the middle of nowhere The local area has a mountain rescue team that desperately needs a new base camp and Emma decides that the volunteers would make excellent calendar subjects for a fund raiser Will Tennent a member of the rescue team is set against this idea but finally caves in and goes along Of course Will is gruff unfriendly and set in his ways but comes around to Emma in ways than one There is wonderful uick and smart dialog some well placed action and it was a uick read for me Ifou like Sophie Kinsella Jill Mansell or Hester Brown Hoffmanns Erzhlungen you will love this author as well So this is the book that knocked me out of my Hallmark movie type book phase The fact that the plot line was painfully predictable wouldn t have been a problem who is ever shocked by the ending of a Hallmark movie The writing was clunky the sentences insulted my intelligence and I got a headache from all of the involuntary eye rolling I couldn t stop myself from doing I started this book in 2010 but ended it in 2011 and can say it is the worst book I read allear Even though it is the first book I read in 2011 I am confident that by the end of this What Became Of Sigvald Anyway Was He The Mad Trapper Of Rat River year it will still hold the title of worst book read in 2011 The idea that I may read a worse book thisear is too depressing to contemplate The plot city girl meets rugged and handsome outdoor guy is sprinkled with twists and misunderstandings which keep ou turning the pages The characters are well drawn so ou keep rooting for them to sort it all out although there were moments when I thought oh just speak to each other Decent Exposure is a light romantic read for a rainy afternoon with fabulous descriptions of life in a tight knit Lake District community and a very sexy male leadThe only bit I really disliked was the epilogue Not a big fan
anyway but this oneTo read the rest of the review please visithttpwwwtrashionistacom200711b I really enjoy this book I but this oneTo read the rest of the review please visithttpwwwtrashionistacom200711b I really enjoy this book I the UK edition Decent Exposure and it s a book I pick up and re read from time to time So getting the US edition was a must It s a fun sexy read with characters that have lots of heart It makes me almost want to take up abseilingrepelling Maybe with Will there with me that its. Mely handsome Mr July Will who appears to have got completely the wrong impression about Emma's intentions So how does she convince him that he's than just Flavour of the Month Sassy funny and smart Decent Exposure is a gorgeous read from a sparkling new voice in romantic fiction.
her boyfriend cheating on her she is looking for a fresh start and she thinks this calendar isboyfriend cheating on her she is looking for a fresh start and she thinks this calendar is the thing her career needs She doesn t want to get involved in another relationship and especially not with Will He also doesn t want a relationship but neither can fight the attraction between the twoIf British Royal Commemoratives you are in the mood for a fun and sexy Christmas read then this is the book forou The only thing that didn t appeal to me was some of the wording Granted this book is based in the UK so the dialogue is a little different than what I am use to After I got over that hurdle though the book was a pure enjoyment I loved Will and Emma My only hope is that the author will give each man a story of their own in future books The writing was almost painfully bad The characters seemed confused not just from chapter to chapter but from page to page and even sentence to sentence The only reason I even finished this book is because I ve been leaving so many books unfinished recently I felt like I needed to break the streak Seriously don t read this if Trust Talk you are over 18ears old The mood swings and manufactured drama are just not understandable unless ou re still in high school Unfortunately it s written about and FOR
adults so there is some pretty graphic bodice ripper type sex scenes that aren t atso there is some pretty graphic bodice ripper type sex scenes that aren t at appropriate for minors So let me revise that statement don t read this book no matter how old ou are It s not worth our time 35This was actually better than I expected The author does a decent job of creating characters with some depth There was some mis communication here but for the most part I thought the misunderstanding had a reasonable foundation Will s reluctance to talk about his motives or his past were already well established before Emma arrived on the scene Emma s inability to trust was understandable given her past history and Will s reputation Author Phillipa Ashley studied English and Literature at Oxford University before working as a journalist and freelance writer She didn t start writing fiction until 2005 when she joined an internet creative writing site Other titles include It Should Have Been Me Just Say Yes and Wish You Were Here She resides in Staffordshire Village in England with her husband and daughter Emma Tremayne wasn t expecting a move from London to the Lake District but she had no choice After a disastrous event makes her lose her boyfriend and her high profile PR job in the course of a day she takes a job far from the city she knows and loves with a small town tourist board Finally she feels as if she s regaining her esteem and confidence after settling in that is until she s asked to be responsible for a fundraising effort for the Mountain Rescue Team An effort that involves a calendar for twelve naked men As if the task wasn t challenging enough sexy and rich rescuer Will Tennant is opposed to the idea He thinks it ll make them a laughing stock But as all things in life Will is than he appears Much much Can these two set aside their differences long enough to not kill each other or fall in love This book was originally published under the title Decent Exposure in 2006 in the UK by Little Black Dress Publishing This has also been adapted into a Lifetime channel television movie in 2009 called 12 Men of Christmas starring Kristin Chenoweth Josh Hopkins and Anna Chlumsky Unknowingly I had seen the TV movie last Christmas season before agreeing to review the book this ear The movie was set in the States and varied pretty drastically from the book though followed a similar storyline Though the movie was a cute fluff holiday piece I enjoyed the book much Readers can enjoy the movie before the book or vice versa as neither should disrupt the other Even than the witty romance it s the secondary characters in the small town of Bannerdale that makes this book pop A group of ordinary people that will capture our heart With dry humor and candid dialog I was laughing aloud several times The book also had it s share of Aw. Guy Emma thinks she's being community minded when she agrees to help the local mountain rescue team put together a 'tasteful' nude calendar in order to fundraise for their new headuarters Unfortunately uite a lot of the community seems to mind what she's up to Including the extre. ,
Phillipa Ashley is a funny entertainingly romantic author that will have readers sighing and believing in loveLet me just start by stating that I love this book I need to get all of my gushing out of the way I have nothing but praises to dish out because this is exactly what I expect in my romance books Dating Mr December is a wonderfully well written love story Emma Tremayne
a PR officer for the Lake DistrictIs A PR Officer
s tourist board and her first assignment is to help thetourist board and her first assignment is to help the rescue team They are in need of some serious money and in order to raise the cash Emma proposes for the team to do a nude calendar The idea is preposterous but the members take it in stride knowing the money and exposure is what they need All is in agreement except the stubborn Will Tennant the small town s wealthy entrepreneur Will and Emma ideas clash and they are not too friendly with one another In fact the initial banter between the two is funny The dialogue is witty and humorous Eventually Will concedes and is the last man in the calendar Mr December Sure enough Will is sexy and is the perfect candidate but Emma refuses to let him know She has had enough heartache in her past and she is not ready to tumble down that path again but it is so hard because she can t fight her attraction to Will Prior to her arrival in Bannerdale Emma was a top PR consultant in London with a dream client Too bad she was sleeping with her client and he was sleeping with her boss no spoiler Needless to say when Emma s boss forces him to choose between the two Emma makes the decision for them by throwing smoothies at them and getting fired Now she is starting a new life in Bannerdale and she will not fall into the same trapWill is the rud bad boy of the town Everyone is still whispering over the fact that he left his fianc e two ears ago leaving him with this love them and leave them perception He really doesn t care what anyone thinks of him because he knows the truth of his failed engagement Meeting Emma changes Will s perception on everything and the two fight their feelings until the endAs the story progresses Will and Emma find themselves around each other a lot and they grow to like each other The development of Will and Emma s relationship is a slow progression but it is so well written and the story flows so nicely They are both likeable characters At first Will is a bit standoffish and uses his snarky humor to take jabs at Emma but the author does a great job showing how Will fights his attraction to Emma and that he is not as cold as I had initial thought Later on when Will s past is revealed his behavior is understandable Emma is so sweet and hilarious It is fun to watch her gain her confidence back and fall in love This book has everything that I m looking for in a feel good love story The characters are great The story moves at a great pace You can actually sit back on a cold day with hot cocoa and read this straight through There is enough angst and conflict without distracting and taking away from the romance Though the two main characters bickered the author does a great job revealing their emotions and ou actually believe that they are falling in love with one another It is not an overnight affair The ending is real cute and sigh worthy Bottom line is that this book left me feeling good Honestly since I ve seen the movie before reading the book something I never do I can say that this book
is just as cute and entertaining as the movie Lifetime s 12 Menjust as cute and entertaining as the movie Lifetime s 12 Men Christmas There are subtle differences such as physical descriptions and locations but the overall premise is the sameOverall I recommend Dating Mr December for true romantics who will want some holiday cheer this season I look forward to reading other books by this author I didn t know that this book had been previously published in the UK and even had a Lifetime movie made based on it called 12 Men of Christmas It was a delightful surprise to find out since I enjoyed the book and had the pleasure of featuring a guest post by the author just a few days agoEmma Tremayne starts the story off by trying to convince the local mountain rescue team to do a fund raiser featuring the men in a nude calendar While most of the crew is ready to give it a go Wi. When a nice girl asks twelve men to get naked is it decent exposure or indecent exploitation Emma Tremayne has left her high powered PR job and moved to the Lake District She was expecting to find some much needed peace and uiet not to end up cavorting on a hillside with a naked. .