Review: The Perfect Gift by Jennifer Ashley

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Review: The Perfect Gift by Jennifer Ashley
A Mackenzie Family Christmas: The Perfect Gift

4 Stars

Book Info

Released: December 15, 2012
Genre: Historical Romance
Series: Highland Pleasures #4.5
Pages: 137


If you’re a diehard fan of this series, then this is clearly not one to miss. For its length and price, it’s a no-brainer! You’ll want to check it out. No one can resist some time with Ian! ~ Under the Covers

I’m a little late on this. Or early depending on how you see it. But I thought it was time for a little revisit with some of my favorite Historical Romance characters. If there is one series you need to read in the Historical Romance genre, then you must check out the Highland Pleasures series.

At 99 cents, THE PERFECT GIFT is the best buck you’ll ever spend. I’m usually tentative when purchasing novellas because I don’t often like them and find them too short. However, this novella is quite longer than I expected it to be. Far more than I expected at this cheap price.

I’m quite a sucker for Christmas stories and moreso for Historical Christmas stories. I’m not sure why that is. Possibly because of the family gatherings and lush atmosphere. And as you know, the MacKenzies have to be one of my favorite fictional families ever! It’s nice to revisit them and get a glimpse into their Christmas gatherings.

You may rejoice because there’s quite a lot of Beth and Ian time. They are quite possibly my favorite of the series. Oooh, its’s tough to say. Suz and I often fight about who is the best, but Ian is definitely a top pick. Reading more about him takes me back to his book. It makes me want to reread and relive his struggles once again. I would go as far and say that Ian MacKenzie may be one of the most well-loved Historical Romances heroes right now.

Several other Highland hunks are present and for me, the best part is seeing them happy and together. It makes my heart sing with happiness. This almost feels like an epilogue for all the books with the small updates on each of them.

If you’re a diehard fan of this series, then this is clearly not one to miss. For its length and price, it’s a no-brainer! You’ll want to check it out. No one can resist some time with Ian!

*Note: 99 cents for ebook version, $6.99 for print – HUGE difference there! 

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About Jennifer Ashley

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Jennifer Ashley has lived and traveled all over the world, and now lives in the Southwest. She writes historical, paranormal, and contemporary romance as Jennifer Ashley; mysteries as Ashley Gardner; and paranormal romance and urban fantasy as Allyson James.

Jennifer’s/Allyson’s/Ashley’s more than 83 novels and novellas have won RWA’s RITA award, the Golden Quill, RT Reviewer’s Choice awards, and the Prism award, among others. Jennifer’s novels have been also been translated into French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Japanese, Norwegian, Hungarian, Italian, Thai, and other languages.

Jennifer enjoys writing and reading above all else, but her hobbies include cooking, hiking, playing flute and guitar, painting, and building miniature rooms and dollhouses.

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Zina Lynch

I love this series and as cheap as the digital price is, I want print!

Under the Covers Book Blog

LOL I can understand that and the cover is stunning!!


I haven’t read any of the books in this series but for 99cents I’m definitely enticed to give it a try-thanks Ann!

Under the Covers Book Blog

*gasp* Timitra! You must read it!

Tanya Korval

I know what you mean about Christmas stories: I’m a big softy for ’em.

Under the Covers Book Blog

There’s just something I love about them, Tanya! I’m a softie!

Lori Meehan

I love this series and I really enjoyed this novella. I’m in love with Ian!!!
I highly recommend this series to everyone.

Under the Covers Book Blog

I’m in love with Ian tooo! Shhh, don’t tell Suz