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Book Review: My Christmas Goose Is Almost Cooked by Eliza Watson

August 26, 2017

 

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The third book in the Travel Mishaps of Caity Shaw series, it has lived up to the previous two books with its wit, charm, and general good vibes. What always amazes me in all of Eliza Watson's books is that she's able to capture real-life situations that we all go through and make me laugh about them all. Embarrass yourself at work? Put your foot in your mouth with a cute guy? Disappoint your parents during the holidays? All of these things and more are life events that Eliza will throw at you and make you laugh at both Caity and yourself as she tries to navigate her life abroad. 

Caity Shaw just got a promotion! Instead of running around in embarrassing costumes promoting the various events put on by her sister's company, she gets to don normal clothes and snap pictures as the company photographer. Combine that with her romantic, yet undercover, relationship with her hot coworker, Declan, and Caity is feeling pretty good about life. That is until one of their customers signs her up to win an evening with a famous chef, who happens to be gorgeous. Now she has to fend off his advances while trying to placate a now-jealous Declan, all the while keeping her sister from finding out about her relationship and still maintaining her composure in her new job. Caity Shaw's life is about to get a little crazy. But what's life without a bit of misadventure?

I absolutely loved reading more about Caity and her hilarious life! I can laugh about it, because I can relate to it, although I'm sure if it were happening to me right now, I would be highly irritable. Having had a bit of a rough time in the last book, Caity makes a nice recovery and seems to be getting her life back on track. Declan is sexy and arrogant as usual, but we see even more of his heartbreak in this book, now that Caity is fully aware of Declan's widower status. It was a bit frustrating at times, because, as Caity mentions, "I want a relationship, but you're still in one, and I'm afraid you always will be." OUCH - right in the chest with that line. But I was right there with her, angry at Declan for his selfish behavior and sad for Caity that she had to deal with his issues on top of her own. Many people would just say it was too much baggage and walk away, but Caity shows a strength of character when she sticks with him. Don't worry, she sticks up for herself as well, and Declan has to do some groveling to get her forgiveness. It's bittersweet, in that part of me is still mad at him, but the author does a great job balancing his humility with his honest reaction to his life.

There is going to be a fourth book! I'm already excited, as I have been every time I finish an Eliza Watson novel. What will happen to Caity Shaw next, I wonder?

**I received a free copy from the author and this is my honest review.**

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