In Julia Wolf’s book Pixie Cut, we meet Avi’s cousin Yo. He seemed like a lot of fun, so it was quite a pleasant surprise to see him get the spotlight as one of the main characters in Eight Cozy Nights. In the book world we get a lot of Christmas stories, but not Hannukah stories. After reading this novella, I’d say we need more!
It’ll take a miracle for the two of them to last more than eight nights…
Hanukkah’s never been my favorite holiday. In fact, I usually forget it’s happening. This year though, despite nearly being killed by my tall drink of water new neighbor, I’m in the mood to celebrate. Only I can’t seem to find my menorah…
Hanukkah’s one of my favorite holidays. I look forward to celebrating every December. This year could be more interesting than ever, when a gorgeous, curvy (and grumpy) woman moves in next door. Only I seem to have misplaced my candles…
Together these two opposites will light up the night.
Larissa just moved in to her own apartment, but gets an unpleasant surprise when leaving the next morning. There is a bike in front of her door and it doesn’t seem to like her. Yo, her neighbor, didn’t realize someone moved in and feels really guilty.
This accidental meeting ignites a connection they weren’t expecting. When Larissa is actually ready to celebrate, she realizes her menorah is still packed somewhere. Yo happens to have one, but no candles. Both of them have the week off in their busy lives and spend these eight cozy nights together.
Larissa is an interesting character. She’s really serious and working on her PhD. Who has time for dating? Yo’s life is pretty busy and he plans on helping his cousin’s boss as well (who you’ll remember if you’ve read the other books in this series). He’s more into fun than serious relationships.
Like all of Julia’s previous books, these book are filled with romance, humor and some really sweet moments. A man that loves to read definitely scores points in my eyes! Add a date at a library and I’m sold, haha. Every night brings them closer together. I’m normally not a fan of “insta-love”, but the connection between Larissa and Yo feels right. It just works.
As Hanukkah is coming to an end, they realize life will need to go back to normal. But are those eight nights enough? I loved seeing these two characters realize there is more in life that they really want as well. Both want to give it a try, but will it work out?
This was my first Hanukkah novel and I loved it! I really hope there will be more in the future. I’m actually sad we only got eight cozy nights. I would love to read so much more about Larissa and Yo. This story left me with a smile on my face and a warm and fuzzy feeling inside.
This book put me in a holiday mood! What other holiday books do I need to read this holiday season?