Last week, I finished my first holiday read of the year — Nick and Noel’s Christmas Playlist by Codi Hall.
The book is about childhood friends Nick Winters and Noel Carter. Their parents were best friends, and therefore, the two have become equally as close. Nick comes home after serving his country, and is back to their small town, where his longtime girlfriend has broken up with him. Noel has become a nurse, and is still nursing the hole in her heart after the loss of her parents. In addition to their history, the two of them also share an extensive love for music.
The two begin to fall for each other after one night of pretending that they are together. With their family and friends cheering for them in the background, they soon begin a love story of their own.
This was the first book that I have read in a while that I couldn’t put down. I am going to be honest here — it had all of the themes that Hallmark movies has — someone returns back to their small town, someone being closed off due to their past, and of course, some revilery. And, of course, this novel has the feel good effect that all of Hallmark movies have as well.
The one thing that I want to mention was how much I loved reading the characters’ relationships with each other. Yes, I love reading the story of Nick and Noel. But, I LOVED the relationship between Nick and his friends and his sisters, and Noel and Gabby. While they were a little bit on the cheesy side (hence the comparison to a Hallmark movie), I definitely enjoyed reading their interactions.
I don’t have much else to say about this novel, other than it was a simple love story and I really enjoyed reading it. I was looking for a feel good Christmas novel, and this definitely fit the bill. If you’re looking for a novel that makes you feel good and gets you into the Christmas mood, then this is your book.