BXTCHES Gotta Warn: The Stocking Was Hung is a complete stand-alone and a very quick holiday read. Trust me when I say, you will not be disappointed. It is certainly a good thing that I was in the privacy of my home while discovering how hung the Stocking actually was, because had I been in public. . .well, I’m sure you can figure that out.
The Stocking Was Hung will be told through the POV’s of Noel (Leon) and Sam.
We’re going to kick this story off with Noel Holiday (yes, her real name) stuck in the airport drinking her worries away while waiting to board a plane to spend the holidays with her family. The problem, she has just recently lost her job and when Logan, her boyfriend of a year, dropped to his knees in an effort to turn a year into forever, she hightailed it out of there. So, now she is not only without a job, but also without a place to live. Oh yeah, and her mom is expecting Logan to arrive with Noel in Ohio and has high expectations that Noel is going to show up with an engagement ring on her finger. When Noel accidentally throws a drink onto a complete stranger, little does she know, her life is about to change.
Sam Stocking (again, real name) is back home after an 18 month deployment overseas. Initially pissed that he just had a drink land on his crotch, all is quickly forgiven when he lays eyes on Noel and at the same time realizes just how much sexual tension he has built up while defending his country.
Sam and Noel share a few drinks, hit it off, then after extending an invite to Sam to join her and her family for the holidays, she comes up with the most brilliant idea of passing him off as Logan. Don’t worry, Sam agrees to it.
And that’s where the fun kicks off.
Let’s talk about this outstanding supporting cast, which is one of the many things I love about Tara Sivec. She has a wonderful ability in making the reader fall in love with the entire slew of characters that she writes, not just the leading ones. In The Stocking Was Hung, there is an Aunt who used to be an Uncle, who has a fascination with Sam’s package. Noel’s mom and dad are just as frisky with one another now as they were years ago (credit a little of that to the medical marijuana prescription). There’s the token older brother who can do no wrong in the eyes of the ‘rents. All around, they are all just as important to the comedy of The Stocking Was Hung as Noel and Sam are.
Imagine the sexual tension oozing from Sam after being overseas for 18 months. Trust me, it was beginning to affect me. Need another reason to love Tara Sivec? Even though this book is super funny, the sex is super sexy. There’s a dressing room scene, there’s a scene in Santa’s workshop, don’t worry, there’s some action in the bedroom as well. You’re gonna definitely want a Sam Stocking of your very own. Maybe that’s what she should market next, if you know what I mean.
Everyone has their “holiday staples”, the shows or traditions that take place every holiday season. For example, my favorite holiday movie is “Christmas Vacation”, now my Christmas wish this year is for someone to PLEASE take The Stocking Was Hung and turn it into my next favorite holiday movie. Pretty please.
Well done, Tara Sivec, well done. Though I shouldn’t be surprised, she is one of my absolute favorite romantic comedy authors. Get this book now. Happy Holidays and here’s to hoping that you all have well hung Stockings of your very own.