🎄Christmas in July – Mini reviews🎄
In the Event of Love: A Delightful Second Chance Romance (Fern Falls #1)
by Courtney Kae
Pub Date – 8/30/22
Sapphic/ Bi- rep
Only one tent
Yes this is definitely the small town sapphic Hallmark type story I needed. High school crushes that didn’t get a chance with the world coming in. Then a second chance when Morgan comes back it rekindles her feelings and mixed emotions with Rachel. They also have to fight a corporation trying to “fund” the town but we know what that means. We need to save the Christmas Tree Farm! And get steamy!! I hope we get some stories with the other characters.
I love the event with all the religions. We celebrate Jewish and Christian holidays in our house as well. I love latkes but need my husband to find a good sufganiyot recipe.
Joined the author chat with @lovearctually and it was so fun!
Thank you @kensingtonbooks for the e-ARC for my honest and voluntary review.
Buzzfeed’s Most Anticipated LGBTQ Romances of 2022
Offering a steamy, queer spin on the feel-good tropes of a Hallmark movie, this sweet, funny #OwnVoices rom-com is perfect for fans of Casey McQuiston and Alexandria Bellefleur!
Morgan Ross can plan world-class events, but she didn’t plan on returning to the hometown that broke her heart seven years ago—and re-discovering the girl of her dreams . . .
With her career as a Los Angeles event planner imploding after a tabloid blowup, Morgan Ross isn’t headed home for the holidays so much as in strategic retreat. Breathtaking mountain vistas, quirky townsfolk, and charming small businesses aside, her hometown of Fern Falls is built of one heartbreak on top of another . . .
Take her one-time best friend turned crush, Rachel Reed. The memory of their perfect, doomed first kiss is still fresh as new-fallen snow. Way fresher than the freezing mud Morgan ends up sprawled in on her very first day back, only to be hauled out via Rachel’s sexy new lumberjane muscles acquired from running her family tree farm.
When Morgan discovers that the Reeds’ struggling tree farm is the only thing standing between Fern Falls and corporate greed destroying the whole town’s livelihood, she decides she can put heartbreak aside to save the farm by planning her best fundraiser yet. She has all the inspiration for a spectacular event: delicious vanilla lattes, acoustic guitars under majestic pines, a cozy barn surrounded by brilliant stars. But she and Rachel will ABSOLUTELY NOT have a heartwarming holiday happy ending. That would be as unprofessional as it is unlikely. Right?
“Full of swoony steam, heartfelt charm, and laugh-out-loud moments, In the Event of Love is exactly the slow-burn, second-chance, friends-to-lovers romance I was craving. Treat yourself to the beautiful magic of Courtney Kae’s writing!” –Ali Hazelwood, New York Times bestselling author of The Love Hypothesis
A Merry Little Meet Cute: A Novel
by Julie Murphy; Sierra Simone
Pub Date- 9/20/22
Adult film star and the former bad-boy pop star
Wow this was so steamy!
These two were in love with each other’s personas but don’t realize it. The tension as they tried to be professionals was intense.
They are shooting a Holiday Movie called Duke the Halls for the Hope Channel to improve their reputation. I would totally watch it. But as usual Hollywood and there paparazzi wants to dig everything up and talk about people’s personal lives!
This book was so steamy! 🔥🥵🥵
But seriously why are people so into shaming women about their bodies and their choices over size and use. How does this effect your life personally? On a scale of 1 to FO , who cares about the internets opinion.
I believe that everyone deserves chances to change their life.
Thank you @avonbooks for the e-ARC for my honest and voluntary review.
Cowritten by #1 New York Times bestselling author Julie Murphy and USA Today bestselling author Sierra Simone—a steamy plus-size holiday rom-com about an adult film star who is semi-accidentally cast as a lead in a family-friendly Christmas movie, and the former bad-boy pop star she falls in love with.
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.
❓ What is your favorite season?
I love to breathe of cold air, and the rain but also like warm days so that could be any time of year where I live 😂