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Humbug Quin Flint is unimpressed when his gorgeous colleague Rob Paget asks for extra time off at Christmas As far as Quin is concerned Christmas is a giant waste of time Quin s on the fast track to partn

  • Title: Humbug
  • Author: Joanna Chambers
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 186
  • Format: ebook
  • Quin Flint is unimpressed when his gorgeous colleague, Rob Paget, asks for extra time off at Christmas As far as Quin is concerned, Christmas is a giant waste of time Quin s on the fast track to partnership, and the season of goodwill is just getting in the way of his next big project But when Quin s boss, Marley, confiscates his phone and makes him take an unscheduledQuin Flint is unimpressed when his gorgeous colleague, Rob Paget, asks for extra time off at Christmas As far as Quin is concerned, Christmas is a giant waste of time Quin s on the fast track to partnership, and the season of goodwill is just getting in the way of his next big project But when Quin s boss, Marley, confiscates his phone and makes him take an unscheduled day off, Quin finds himself being forced to confront his regrets, past and present, and think about the sort of future he really wants and who he wants it with.

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    1. I really enjoyed this story. It has a very Christmas Carol theme to it, but without any of the supernatural elements. It made Quin's growth seem more authentic, and more sustainable. I liked I could see where Quin was an asshole, but I can also understand how he caught up in his work, and why he was the way he was. Quin and Rob together, and I thought the ending was the perfect touch. A very nice holiday story.

    2. Written November 25, 20153 1/2 Stars - Sweet, romantic, thoughtful and you get that nice Christmas feel Humbug (a tiny spin on A Christmas Carol) is my first Christmas Romance this year. A M/M novella by Joanna Chambers as stories I usually enjoy a lot. Let it be light, romanting and swooning sweet. I need that cozy holiday feeling after my last tougher read. I got it all ! My Christmas feel is here.*********************************************************Set in Manchester, Great BritainQuin Fli [...]

    3. How about some holiday cheer:I'm actually surprised by my rating. So far, I've only given Joanna Chambers either 4 or 5 stars. Her holiday story 'Rest and Be Thankful' in last year's Comfort and Joy anthology was one of my favourite holiday reads in 2014. I was expecting 'Humbug' to be a repeat. But it definitely wasn't.My main issue is that I never warmed up to the main character, Quin Flint. He's rude, mean-spirited, and thinks little of anyone but himself. He's a modern-day version of Ebeneze [...]

    4. I hate Dicken's "Christmas Carol." Marley, Tiny Tim, the three ghosts . yeah, I realize it's a classic (and the Guthrie Theatre here in Minneapolis has been doing it forever), but it's stupid, okay?But Humbug? Loved it - loved how Chambers took the very core of the story and retold it so beautifully. Sure, Quin is a work-obsessed jackass who has alienated people left and right. He's destroyed a wonderful relationship with Ben, and is on the fast track to a sad and lonely life. I really felt his [...]

    5. I loved this -- clearly inspired (or tribute) to the beloved Christmas Carol and Chambers is able to write a compelling and convincing story of Quin Flint who realizes that he needs to change the way that he lives his life, without introducing a paranormal element out of it. The plus point for me is that Chambers doesn't completely change who Quin's is in his core. There's nothing wrong with being single-minded and determined over something you are passionate about -- it can actually do good for [...]

    6. Hate to be a Debbie Downer but this one missed the mark a bit for a few of reasons. 1. The main character Quin Flint. He just wasn't likeable and I never warmed up to him2. The romance happened too quickly and didn't come across as believable. 3. The length of the story. This was probably what the book had going against it most. Problems 1 & 2 could've been prevented had the book been longer. It would've given the author more time develop Quin's about face and his romance with Rob.Despite th [...]

    7. 4.5 starsAnd the holiday book binge continues!This was a lovely, heartwarming story of the modern day humbug - Quin - getting a chance to turn his life around and finding love at the same time. Lots of feels, especially when Quin fully realizes the kind of person he has become over the years. Even more feels (and some steam!) when he realizes he still has a chance with the gorgeous Rob.

    8. **2.5 stars**Ahwow, I really expected to like this more. The writing is solid, but plotwise there just wasn't enough space and time.Therefore, the MC's transition and change of behaviour didn't feel believable at all and the romance came out of the blue.Then a blowjob and BAMfast forward to one year later.Sorry, not a big fan of this one:(

    9. Quin Flint (aka “Skinflit” to his co-workers) is a jerk. He is demanding, derisive, and hardhearted. He is also the hero of the story, and since this is a modern-day adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, he is also a contemporary version of Ebenezer Scrooge.Like Scrooge, Quin hates Christmas. He is a workaholic, who would prefer to spend the holidays holed up at work. Quin proclaims:“You might not be ambitious but *I* want to get somewhere in life.”Quin isn’t very keen on [...]

    10. 3.5 StarsThis was one of the more meaty Christmas reads I've read this holiday season - and it was all the more worthwhile for it.I really didn't like grumpy-bum Quin at the beginning, but I loved the overall progression of this story, following Quin as he recognises the detrimental turn his life has taken and all the horrible ways he has been behaving and treating those around him. It was a harsh realisation, but Quin's guilt, despair and ultimate regret over his behaviour, along with his resol [...]

    11. I was lucky enough to proof this one, and it's lovely. I really enjoyed Joanna Chambers' modern take on A Christmas Carol, it worked wonderfully. She did a great job of keeping Quin likeable even when he was being a twat :) Recommended for lovers of holiday stories, frenemies to lovers, and flawed characters <3

    12. I really wanted to like this because MLE gave this too me as a gift, but I just couldn't. There wasn't enough time for me to get over how much an ass the main character was, and I just didn't buy the romance. Bah Humbug!

    13. My first Christmas story of the season!! I was sooooo looking forward to reading this story, but when I realized it was a spin on A Christmas Carol, I was even MORE excited!! A Christmas Carol is my all time favorite Christmas story. reading different tellings to watching various film adaptations. Now I get to enjoy Joanna Chambers's version for years to come!Quin Flint is on track to reach his five year goal of obtaining a big promotion, but what he's about to realize is that his workaholic way [...]

    14. So this was really good. A Christmas Carol is one of my most favorite classic Christmas stories. I love the original in story form as well as it's many movie versions; I love the Muppet version and I adore the movie Scrooged. Having said all that, I will tell you I LOVE the modern twist Ms. Chambers gives to the story. Just like Mr. Dickens gave us a tale of a man who was once full on life and love who turns to a miserable miser, we get Quin who once had a life full of love and friend, who due t [...]

    15. Well done. I liked this modern telling of an absolute classic and favorite Christmas tale quite a bit.I also really, really love the cover. My only issue with the book was the last bit before the end. There was something missing that made the retelling a tad bit incomplete. It didn't change my feelings or my rating though. It just had a piece missing.Overall I found this a very enjoyable addition to this years Holiday books.

    16. Disclosure: Jo is a friend. That being said, I adored this clever, modern twist on A Christmas Carol. Quin is such a dick! I loved him! This is a short, hot, satisfying, and very, very sweet holiday novella.

    17. 4.5 starsYou know that painful twist feel in your chest when something hurt and touched at the same time? That's what I felt throughout reading. And I can't believe the timeline this novella span was less than 24 hour, a day before Christmas eve (with a bonus), the way it all turned out for the main character.I'd had a mirror held up to me today - repeatedly - and I hadn't liked what I'd seen. Had't liked the man I'd become I knew a Quin or two, back when I was working in the old company. Heck, [...]

    18. Really loved this Christmas read. At first Quin was hard to like, but then as he began seeing his faults and changing! My heart!!! What a beautiful transformation story. Joanna Chambers is such a wonderful writer.

    19. I suppose that at some point, retelling of classic tales might get old. But not over the holidays!I love A Christmas Carol. I embrace stories about self-realization…about growth…about redemption. And to repurpose it into a romance, one where falling in love helps you to reset priorities and reflect on not just the true meaning of the holidays, but the true meaning of life as a whole? Gah…I’m getting all verklempt.So, there’s Quin. He’s driven to a fault. His ambition for his law care [...]

    20. This reminded me of Scrooged (without the ghosts). I love Scrooge.I adore the concept of the awful guy finally seeing how much of a dick he has become and feeling terrible about it.Yes, Quinn was a MAJOR asshole. But I felt so so sorry for him when he (view spoiler)[heard his ‘friends’ talking about him.(hide spoiler)] It was necessary though. He needed to change.My one complaint was that the ending felt rushed. I would have loved to see Quinn making amends and letting people see he wasn’t [...]

    21. This is a great Christmas read, but I've got to say (and imagine I'm not alone), by the end of the first chapter I could have kicked the MC up the backside. But, of course, that's the idea!The modern, business-related parallels to A Christmas Carol are lovely, as is the ex-boyfriend. How tragic that it turned out the way it did, but not, at the same time.I wonder what happened to the love interest's mum and little brother? I'd have liked to hear more about them.So, yes, another cryptic review fr [...]

    22. What a sweet Holiday story - A Christmas Carol told in present day with gay charactersEvery holiday season I read a couple of holiday/Christmas romance and this (already last year) I was lucky to read Humbug by Joanna Chambers. This is a modern-day retelling of Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens as a mm romance and I greatly enjoyed it.I generally love Ms Chambers writing style and this was no exception. Quin's story was told in a tender and exquisite style, full of warmth and true holiday spiri [...]

    23. In a real life, I met people like Quin.Hell, my former boss was like him.These people, are so hard to like. They're just so annoying, irritating and bring with them the label ' You're not important to me if you're not useful'.That. And lucky for Quin that Rob 'still' like him, despite of his so called 'behavior'.He need a strong hand to make him better and Rob is definitely the man.Even I can't like Quin until the end of the book, he's actually 'not a bad people'. He just clueless, and workaholi [...]

    24. This is the perfect Christmas story. It's quick--it takes place over a very short span of time--it's funny and emotional and there's a character arc. We're left feeling good about the holidays and about other humans. Change is possible and love happens. To me, those are the ingredients for a perfect holiday treat.

    25. Modern day, gay version and re-telling of Charles Dicken's "A Christmas Carol".Imaginative use of the original names. Very wittyd all ends well. Loved it.

    26. In a real life, I met people like Quin.Hell, my former boss was like him.These people, are so hard to like. They're just so annoying, irritating and bring with them the label ' You're not important to me if you're not useful'.That. And lucky for Quin that Rob 'still' like him, despite of his so called 'behavior'.He need a strong hand to make him better and Rob is definitely the man.Even I can't like Quin until the end of the book, he's actually 'not a bad people'. He just clueless, and workaholi [...]

    27. From time to time I look through the collections on my Kindle and delete everything I've read already. I just did that the other day and guess what my first reaction was when I saw I've already read this.I've read this??? When??? d What was it about again?After I looked at the blurb I remembered at least that I've actually read some kind of a "A Christmas Carol" themed story last year. That also is quite a good giveaway that I've read it somewhere around Christmas.So this is the perfect example [...]

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