Review: The Geek Who Saved Christmas

Nov 13, 2021 | Latest Reviews Old Format, Old Format Reviews

The Geek Who Saved Christmas by Annabeth Albert Book Cover
Title:The Geek Who Saved Christmas
Author:Annabeth Albert
Characters:Paul & Gideon
Setting:Philadelphia Suburbs
Published:November 12, 2021
Theme/TropeEnemies to Lovers, Grumpy/Sunshine, Christmas


So I will admit, I am not always a big fan of Christmas-themed books.  Having become a bit of a grinch myself over the past few years, I sometimes find the Christmas romances to be a bit….. much….

But, The Geek Who Saved Christmas might just be The Book Who Saved Christmas Novels for me.  Paul Frost and Gideon Holiday are both delightful.  At first I wasn’t sure I was going to like Gideon.  He comes across as a stuffy, pompous little… you know what….  But I was proven totally wrong!  Underneath his slightly annoying exterior lurks a funny, sarcastic and above all, kind  man who uses the excuse of helping others to stave off his own loneliness. 

I loved Paul Frost from the start, but I’m always partial to the grumpy, broken types.  After dealing with family tragedy, and enduring his beloved brother moving away from Philadelphia to the West Coast for university, Paul wasn’t sure that he was even capable of experiencing joy anymore.  But Gideon’s thoughtfulness, and his ability to really see underneath Paul’s crusty exterior broke down his walls.  I loved watching Paul grow from so sad and lonely to someone at ease with himself, and happily in love.

If you like Christmas stories at all, or even if you don’t, check out The Geek who Saved Christmas.  It’s so good, and not sappy or over the top – a perfect read, even for someone as grinchy as me!!