Dashing Through The No
by Tara Sivec
Twas the week before Christmas and all through Summersweet,
Tess Powell was annoyed and wanted to retreat.
With a BIC in her hand and a frown on her face,
everyone knew she needed a break from this place.
Wanting the holiday to be nothing but the best,
Bodhi took his girlfriend to the mountains to rest.
While visions of fire happily danced in Tess’s head,
soon she would see she had everything to dread.
Crying kids, singing hippos, and a stalker with a van,
definitely wasn’t part of Bodhi’s evacuation plan.
But all he wanted for Christmas was for her to say yes,
to the question he kept asking with zero finesse.
With some help from new friends and their holiday cheer,
Tess and Bodhi get much more than they asked Santa for this year.
[I received a digital arc for an honest review]
Dashing Through the No is the third book in Tara Sivec’s Summerweet Islnd series. This holiday novella was just absolutely f*cking crazy and perfect for Tess and Bodhi. ( warning there will be f bombs in this review because it wouldn’t do this couple justice if there wasn’t 😂)
Bodhi grew up in high society and one Christmas, with the help of his friend Millie, realizes that he wants the opposite of fancy parties and shallow people. At that moment he decides to jump in to the ocean, literally, and smoke away his worries. It isn’t until he meets the take no sh*t, fire loving Tess that he’s finally found somewhere or someone he wants to stay put with it. When the holiday extravaganzas on Summersweet Island are overwhelming Tess, Bodhi whisks her away to a mountain getaway. A getaway which turns out to be even more of a Christmas explosion than they could have imagined and while Bodhi’s Christmas loving heart is in heaven , Tess wants to burn the things that are jolly.
“What the f*ck ever. This is all his fault for making me have feelings and sh*t.”
This story was so much f*cking fun. Brodhi is a goddamn sweetheart who you can’t help but love to pieces. And Tess is crazy in the best way 😂 I mean come on she carries a lighter on her at all time to burn things that annoy her. Together they are never ending entertainment, and they are so far from average I couldn’t get enough. Even their sexy scenes aren’t purely steamy they are sprinkled with a bit of ridiculousness.
“Call me adorable one more time, and I will slit your throat with this butter knife.”
“You know it just turns me on when you threaten me with utensils. Stop dilly-dallying and hand me the green frosting.”
I’m going to be honest one of my favorite aspects of this was the fact that it takes place in the location of her prior Christmas book Christmas Cliché. Don’t worry this is a complete stand alone but Bodhi and Tess spend the book surrounded by all the wonderful characters from Christmas Cliché. So if you’ve read that book it adds an extra layer of comfort when reading this one.
Dashing Through the No is a ridiculous, sexy, Christmas packed holiday romance. With gingerbread competitions, matching pjs, singing hippos, and stripping santas, this novella is guaranteed to entertain!