The legendary ghosts of Christmas—Past, Present, and Future—failed to cure Evan Eazer of his misanthropy. He hates people, loves conflict, and has a swearing habit to boot. Phil, the Ghost of Imaginary Time couldn’t be more thrilled. Finally, it’s his turn to get off the bench and into the game. He’s sure he can cure Evan and earn back his place in the giving-people-Christmas-epiphanies rotation.
Evan won’t reform easy. He’s immune to Phil’s many charms and seems content to live out the rest of his life bitter and alone. Worse, Phil’s time on the bench has left him ignorant to the ways of humanity. He struggles to navigate the new world and find his place within it let alone help someone else find his way back on the right path.
But one thing Phil does understand about the strange world in which he finds himself is Evan and his pain. He knows what it’s like to be misunderstood by pretty much everyone. But can he get Evan to understand him, too?
I've had a string of mediocre books recently, but then Just in Time comes along and reminds me of how fecking enjoyable books can be again!
I haven't read Jacqueline Rohrbach before now, but she is on my radar forever more. Just in Time was funny as hell, and actually worked as a romance in under 75 pages.
The story was a cute, irreverent holiday tale. I am a sucker for a curmudgeon MC, and I loved how grumpy Evan was at the start. It was really fun to watch him with the clueless Phil. I laughed out loud at parts, and I couldn't put it down.
Maybe not everyone's cup of tea, but I found Just in Time to be smart, light, holiday goodness.
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Enjoy, my friends!