A short story by Liwen Ho
All health blogger Alyssa Yu wants to do is give up on dating, focus on her work, and polish off her favorite canister of ice cream. When her family expects her to bring a date to the Christmas party, she has to convince her friend and neighbor, Barry Chang, to stand in as her boyfriend for the night. The ploy works perfectly - until Alyssa and Barry end up under the mistletoe. Suddenly, Alyssa has to reconsider her relationship - and face down some of her own faults. Can a luckless-in-love blogger find her happy ending after all?
If you're looking for some Christmas-in-July feel-good romance reading, look no further. Ho's Merrier is short and sweet with some real-to-life conflict thrown in. Alyssa and Barry are charming, the pace is relaxing, and the story solid, reading like a Drew Barrymore rom-com. Definitely recommended!
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