The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily just doesn’t have the same lighthearted tone as the first book. I know books need plot, but why does the drama always have to be with the couple no longer getting along or feeling the love they originally felt? This book reminded me of The Rosie Effect. It had manufactured drama at the beginning. I wanted to read about Dash and Lily being all cute and doing crazy things at Christmas time again. And there is that…later in the book. But first the reader has to wade through some icky times. Lily isn’t very Lily-like, and Dash is rather clueless as to help. I enjoyed the story, but I was hoping for more from this book.
Even though I’d just re-listened to the first book, I’d forgotten how spoiled and dramatic Lily is. Or maybe she just came across more annoying and less adorable in print vs. audio. I found Dash to be as wonderful as always. What book nerd doesn’t dream about a guy as literary as Dash? Midway through the book the craziness really sets in. Lily’s family and all of their shenanigans ensued, and I chuttled to myself a few times while reading. If you’re looking for more time was some beloved characters, this book is worth a read, but it just didn’t have the same magic as the original book.
Rating: 3 Stars