chick-lit · Christmas · romance · Short Stories

One Hundred Christmas Proposals – Holly Martin ★★★★

Blurb; The eagerly anticipated follow-up to One Hundred Proposals.

If you thought Harry & Suzie’s life couldn’t get anymore sweepingly romantic than Harry asking her to marry him at the end of One Hundred Proposals – think again

It’s Christmas in a snow-kissed London, and have vowed to carry out one hundred proposals in December. No easy task at the best of times – made even more complicated by Harry & Suzie trying to plan their first Christmas and a visit from the dreaded in-laws. But one hundred deliciously Christmassy proposals later they find themselves asking if everything is still perfect in their own relationship….

Welcome back to the divinely warm world of One Hundred Proposals – with a sprinkling of pure, joyful, festive magic.

Have yourself a very merry Christmas indeed with Holly Martin’s Christmas novella.

My Review; A quick buddy read with Mel from Melanie’s Reads to start the year we both loved book one and this follows straight after so they’re best read in order. This is a short novella at just over 100 pages, perfect for Christmas as it’s solely focusing on Christmas proposals. Main characters and couple Harry and Suzie get a beautiful ending and a new beginning in this story. An easy, fast and festive read. Brilliant. A well deserved four out of five stars. Highly recommend.

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A Merry Little Meet Cute – Julie Murphy & Sierra Simone ★★★★★

Blurb; Bee Hobbes (aka Bianca Von Honey) has a successful career as a plus-size adult film star. With a huge following and two supportive moms, Bee couldn’t ask for more. But when Bee’s favorite producer casts her to star in a Christmas movie he’s making for the squeaky-clean Hope Channel, Bee’s career is about to take a more family-friendly direction.

Forced to keep her work as Bianca under wraps, Bee quickly learns this is a task a lot easier said than done. Though it all becomes worthwhile when she discovers her co-star is none other than childhood crush Nolan Shaw, an ex-boy band member in desperate need of career rehab. Nolan’s promised his bulldog manager to keep it zipped up on set, and he will if it means he’ll be able to provide a more stable living situation for his sister and mom.

But things heat up quickly in Christmas Notch, Vermont, when Nolan recognizes his new co-star from her ClosedDoors account (oh yeah, he’s a member). Now Bee and Nolan are sneaking off for quickies on set, keeping their new relationship a secret from the Hope Channel’s execs. Things only get trickier when the reporter who torpedoed Nolan’s singing career comes snooping around—and takes an instant interest in mysterious newcomer Bee.

And if Bee and Nolan can’t keep their off-camera romance behind the scenes, then this merry little meet cute might end up on the cutting room floor.

My Review; This was such an unexpected amazing read. Definitely a bit of spice included, maybe an 18+ warning for this. But my god I loved it all and I am not a huge chick-lit/romance lover. Perfect Christmas read for 2022 and deserves all the hype. I was hooked until the end. A huge shout out to Chapter 13. I loved Bee and Nolan and how they were already very familiar with each other from the past and who doesn’t love a bad boy rock star turned good? A beautiful ending for everyone, parts had me laughing out loud. A well deserved five stars and highly recommend. I buddy read this with Mel from Melanie’s Reads.

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Christmas · romance · Short Stories

*BLOG TOUR* Clara’s Christmas Magic – Rosie Green ★★★★

Blurb; This Christmas, Clara is yearning for a little magic. Will her hopes be dashed? Or will this festive season turn out to be the one when all her wildest dreams come true?

My Review; This is the final book in the trilogy of Clara’s life, I have loved and enjoyed them all but this was a perfect way to end her whole story and the trilogy. It’s a beautiful Christmas read, uplifting, warm and full of happy endings. These are best read in order. I have loved every single book Rosie has written yet. But this one had some brilliant characters. Clara. Freda. Bertie. Lois. Paula. Rory. I especially loved the whole Christmas/Snow in New York and how the ending came back to the beginning and the first story. Loved it. Highly recommend. A well deserved four stars.

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