Review: Wrapped Up In Christmas by Kristen Painter

Cover for Wrapped Up in Christmas by Kristen Painter

Title: Wrapped Up in Christmas 

Author: Kristen Painter

Series: Frost & Crowe Mystery #2

Pages: 262

3 stars out of 5
3 stars – I liked it

After almost two years on the road, Jayne and Sinclair have returned to Nocturne Falls for the Christmas season to help out in the short-staffed Santa’s Workshop. While it is wonderful for them to be back among friends, someone is breaking into houses and trying to ruin Christmas. 

It was so nice to be back with this couple, and to be back in Nocturne Falls. I have missed this small town and the wild characters that live within it. This is Jayne and Sinclair’s first Christmas on their own since they got married. While they love being back in Nocturne Falls, they are starting to feel a bit emotional now that they are not constantly on the road. Jayne is struggling with some homesickness and a bit of jealousy. Sinclair is struggling with his need to be productive and also take care of his wife. I really loved seeing how strong their love has grown and how cohesive of a couple they are now. 

The mystery in this was quite interesting. The break-ins and the reasons behind them were very unique and not something I expected. I enjoyed the whole mystery and how Jayne handled the situation. She really has become a very strong woman who can take care of herself, especially until help arrives. I have always liked that about her. 

My only real complaint about this book was that the beginning was a bit slow. It was a lot of day-to-day stuff that while interesting, did feel a bit tedious as the story was getting set up. I still really enjoyed the whole book but after rereading the first book before this one, it definitely felt a lot slower paced. 

Overall, I really love that we are getting books focused on this couple. I do wonder after the ending if there will be more books in the future though and if so, how that will play out. 

Trigger Warnings: kidnapping; physical injuries;

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Previous books and reviews for the series:

  1. Lost in Las Vegas

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