Book Review: Wreck the Halls by Tessa Bailey

This laugh-out-loud story was charming, entertaining, and sweet and I had a blast reading it. Wreck the Halls had me smiling from beginning to end, I enjoyed it all!

Book Review: Wreck the Halls by Tessa Bailey
Wreck the Halls by Tessa Bailey

#1 New York Times bestselling author Tessa Bailey delivers a sexy, hilarious standalone holiday rom-com about the adult children of two former rock stars who team up to convince their estranged mothers to play a Christmas Eve concert…

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.

4 out of 5 stars

Wreck the Halls was naughty and nice all rolled into one and I enjoyed it all! This was a super cute, fun, and fast-paced read with endearing characters filled with entertaining antics that had me laughing, smiling, and cheering for Beat and Melody the entire time.

I loved Beat and Melody and their instant connection and bond right from the start. I liked learning about their very different lives as well as their relationships with their mothers. I really liked Melody, she was quirky and sweet and I found her relatable. I loved her coming out of her shell over the course of the story and thought her personal growth was wonderful. I really liked Beat, he was so protective and caring. I felt for him and what he was dealing with from his past and how that played out over the course of the story. I loved Beat and Melody opening up and the building trust between them. They had playful moments and serious ones too. I also loved learning the more intimate details about Beat and him sharing them with Melody and her understanding and being there for him.

While Beat and Melody come together, they're being filmed, and it's a wild ride with some seriously funny scenes and crazy exploits mixed in. There were a lot of fantastic one-liners and laugh-out-loud moments I enjoyed. It was entertaining but there were some moments that might have been a bit over-the-top for me. I loved getting all the details about their moms, I felt just as invested in them as I was in Beat and Melody. I enjoyed what I got and I'm glad it turned out how it did, I just wished there would have been a bit more details to their story.

This was a charming story with great details. I thought it started out strong, it was really humorous and had a tiny bit of drama and a decent amount of emotion mixed in. The ending was fun and crazy and sweet and heartfelt. It was a light, easy read that I enjoyed.

Complimentary copy received from Avon Romance.

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"Naughty and nice all rolled into one and I enjoyed it all!" - About That Story

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