Rating: 4.5 stars
Seventeen-year-old Lila Beckwith’s parents just left for vacation, and Lila’s all set to throw the holiday party of the season. But when her Christmas-obsessed little brother, Cooper, discovers that global warming is melting the North Pole, he and his best friend, Tyler, take off on a runaway mission to save Santa.
Lila has to get Cooper safely home before her parents get back on Christmas Eve. But the only person who can help her is Tyler’s older brother, Beau — a.k.a. Lila’s musician, anti-everything ex-boyfriend.
It’ll take more than a Christmas miracle for Lila and Beau to overcome their differences and find their fugitive brothers. But could a journey destined for disaster help these polar opposites fall in love…all over again?
This book is too cute! I have loved all of Kate Brian’s books that I’ve read – and this one was no exception! Ex-Mas is a fun, lighter read.
I read Ex-Mas in one sitting. The writing is fantastic and the plot is adorable. It’s actually rather predictable, but that’s what makes it so great. I love how Ms. Brian weaves elements of lessons such as honesty, thankfullness, and just being yourself throughout the story. The only thing I wasn’t crazy about was the realistic factor of two 8 year olds getting on a train alone to several states away. That wouldn’t really ever happen.
Beau was my favorite character – he was down to earth and easy to relate to. Lila got on my nerves a few times. Cooper and Tyler were so cute! Cooper was so innocent, and just wanted to help Santa.
I would definately recommend this book! It’s one of those books that leaves you feeling all warm and fuzzy after you finish reading.