Tessa Bailey writes incredible smut, but she also has a way of really having romance be at the forefront of all her stories. She's not just writing sex for the sake of it, she is making it part of the story. There have been books of hers that I've read that is the opposite but for the most part, I feel like she's a great romance writer. She's also such a fun follow on social media! 

The first Tessa Bailey book I read was her first Christmas novel, "Window Shopping" and it was so good, it hooked me onto her stories. When I saw that she was going to be releasing another Christmas centric book, I immediately preordered it. 

The premise for "Wreck the Halls" was so interesting, and something that I've never read before so I figured I'd love it. Two children of rockstars are tasked with trying to get their famous mothers, and former best friends back together on Christmas Eve. You could also figure out from the fact that it's a romance novel, that there is romance between these two rockstar offsprings. 

I gobbled this book up in two days and it felt so good to be enthralled with reading again. 

Publisher's Summary

Melody Gallard may be the daughter of music royalty, but her world is far from glamorous. She spends her days restoring old books and avoiding the limelight (one awkward tabloid photo was enough, thanks). But when a producer offers her a lot of money to reunite her mother’s band on live tv, Mel begins to wonder if it’s time to rattle the cage, shake up her quiet life… and see him again. The only other person who could wrangle the rock and roll divas.

Beat Dawkins, the lead singer’s son, is Melody’s opposite—the camera loves him, he could charm the pants off anyone, and his mom is not a potential cult leader. Still, they might have been best friends if not for the legendary feud that broke up the band. When they met as teenagers, Mel felt an instant spark, but it’s nothing compared to the wild, intense attraction that builds as they embark on a madcap mission to convince their mothers to perform one last show. 

While dealing with rock star shenanigans, a 24-hour film crew, brawling Santas, and mobs of adoring fans, Mel starts to step out of her comfort zone. With Beat by her side, cheering her on, she’s never felt so understood. But Christmas Eve is fast approaching, and a decades-old scandal is poised to wreck everything—the Steel Birds reunion, their relationships with their mothers, and their newfound love.  

My Thoughts

As I said, I loved this book! Melody and Beat were destined to be in each other's lives from before they were born, but their mothers' falling out and essentially, the end of their band, prevented that. That history is what sets the ground work for the rest of our story and it was the perfect setting for what happens next.

Beat and Melody have instant chemistry and I love how it jumped off the page and into your soul. Nothing about their friendship or relationship seemed rushed or forced because they had a cosmic connection that no one else could or would understand.

I loved how protective Beat was of Melody, how his instincts kicked in whenever she was around and it was heart warming. I loved how Melody gave herself to Beat, and to the public in terms of the Wreck the Halls reality show.

That brings me to the whole point of the book...the plan to get Beat & Melody's mothers back together for a musical reunion on Christmas Eve. The idea of a 24/7 live reality show seems insane, but also thrilling, and the fact that shy, recluse Melody agrees to it for the sake of Beat is the start of their love story.

So much happens between the pages and you learn so much about both Beat & Melody's upbringing, the reason for their mothers' spilt. As the story continues, their relationship grows and so does their fame, apart from their famous moms. 

I loved everything about this Christmasy novel; the romance between Beat & Melody was so beautiful, poetic, and hot...while the subplots of their mothers, and their own personal lives, were incredibly interesting.

Wreck the Halls is a quick, sexy, fun, and funny romance read that will put you in the Christmas spirit.


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