Review: I’m Dreaming of a Wyatt Christmas by Tiffany Schmidt

Christmas is Noelle Partridge’s favorite holiday. Every year, she makes a schedule for her friends and her dad to make sure the holiday season is perfect. Too bad this year her friends are too busy and her dad is constantly working.

When Noelle’s favorite babysitting clients, the Kahale family, invite her to spend the holidays at a ski resort, Noelle decides to take a leap and goes. Besides, she’s going to need the money if she wants to attend Beacon Academy, an elite ballet academy in DC.

Everything looks like it’s going to be great, until Wyatt Kahale, the half-brother of the kid’s she babysits, shows up. She’s been dreaming of Wyatt for a long time. 1. He’s hot! 2. He’s a dancer at the elite ballet academy that Noelle dreams of attending. Noelle doesn’t know how to act around this guy and he’s not making it easy.

But Wyatt has a lot going on in his life and he has some big decisions to make, just like Noelle. Can these two get over their disaster meeting and work together to make this Christmas the best one yet?

We weren’t sure what to expect when reading I’m Dreaming of a Wyatt Christmas. It’s a younger YA book than we usually read. Noelle is 14 and Wyatt is 15. But we were drawn by the cute Christmas vibes and the promise of a hate to love romance.

We felt bad for Noelle. Everyone seemed to let her down, so we didn’t blame her for wanting to escape the holiday season by going to the ski resort. Which by the way, ended up being the perfect winter wonderland setting. It has us wanting to go to ski resort and experience the Christmas magic.

The Kahale family are so great. They really made Noelle feel like part of the family and it was fun seeing the kids gets so excited for decorating, baking and presents. The enter Wyatt: who was such a jerk at first. However, Noelle was able to get him to open up about his mental health and his stage mom.

We loved that Noelle and Wyatt bonded over ballet. It gave us all the Dance Academy vibes. Also, they talked about stereotypes that male dancers face. Both of them had to decide if a career in the ballet world was worth all the work and sacrifice.

Eventually, the two grew closer and they forced each other to deal with their issues. Noelle confronted her dad and her friends, while Wyatt told his dad how he actually felt about his living situation. It was sweet to see the two push each other and rely on each other for emotional comfort.

Besides the more serious topics and the sweet romance, the best part about I’m Dreaming of a Wyatt Christmas was all the holiday themed activities. From baking, to the gingerbread house contest, to watching the tree lighting, this book is so festive. It was exactly what we needed to get excited for the holiday weekend coming up.

The only aspect of the book that annoyed us was that the beginning felt too slow pacing wise. However, once Noelle gets to the ski resort with the Kahales, everything picks up.

Overall, pick this Christmas YA contemporary romance if you need to bring on the holiday cheer.

Review: ⭐⭐⭐⭐/⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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