Saturday 6 August 2022

πŸŽ… A MERRY LITTLE MEET CUTE πŸŽ„ Sierra Simone & Julie Murphy πŸ†

©  Bianca & Janeane 





A Merry Little Meet Cute
Julie Murphy & Sierra Simone


• 20 September 2022
• Book #1 in the
Christmas Notch, Vermont series

★★★★★
4.85 Stars

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.



 
Bee + Nolan

Bee is happily living her life in Los Angeles as a professional plus size porn star. And former boy band bad boy Nolan is not-so-happily working a local theater job to keep his sister fed and to afford the expensive medication for mom. And now here's his chance to star in a Christmas movie, make some good money and to finally stop being in the tabloids with whatever idiot thing he did last!
Bee always wanted to be a real actress but Hollywood doesn't like big girls. Not even highschools liked her for important parts. But now the original star of the movie got hurt and Bee gets the job - because her friend and porn producer boss is also producing this wholesome Christmas Romance. LOL!
Nobody can know anything about any porn related things on set!
Only problem is... Nolan is Bee's biggest fan!

LET THE FUN TIMES BEGIN...


I love a good Christmas Romance - be it in paper or movie form.
August 3rd is a tiny bit early in the season to start to read one, but pfft - who cares!
I really enjoyed this book and I can already see it on Netflix!
The Christmas town and the snowy weather and the whole atmosphere. And all the porn people behind the scenes - hilarious!
Poor Nolan is half in love with Bee already - has been ever since he discovered her porn channel years ago. And Bee has been in love with Nolan since she saw him on that casting show as a teenager!
Those two would be perfect for each other - but of course it takes us a while to get to that happy end - especially because it is strictly verboten to get any kinds of happy endings of the sexual variety with anyone in town - says the movie contract! LOL!
This was such a cute - I was about to say movie! - see - it's already a movie in my head. I really loved reading this. It's so sweet and adorable and funny and sexy and christmassy and crazy and a bit sad and heartbreaking with Nolan's past!
And all the co-stars! There are so many more stories possible in this world! I can't wait!

Side note - just to let you know what an amazingly smart reading person I am - I understood the meaning of the name of Nolan's former band at the 94% mark in the book. ROFL!!!

There were some tiny things that might/should be edited before the book releases. I had some problems with some timelines. Ages. Events. As in they're not really mentioned. It's all a bit complicated to follow - but if you just don't think about such things while reading you won't care/notice at all.

What else can I say?
From the amazingly beautiful cover to the last word: PERFECT CHRISTMAS ROMANCE!




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Stalking Sierra ...




Sierra is a voracious reader of all things including the smuttiest smut, young adult, piles of non-fiction for research, and everything Bill Bryson (especially on audio).

She loves writing the dirtiest things that she can think of, King Arthur, sparkling water, Tarot, coffee, leggings, and learning new words daily.

Her previous jobs have included firing ceramics, teaching living history lessons in one-room school house in full, 1904-approved school marm attire, and working as a librarian for several years—not in that order

She lives in the Kansas City area with her husband, two children, and two giant dogs. (And two cats, but they're so naughty we don't talk about them.)

 


Stalking Julie ...




Julie Murphy lives in North Texas with her husband who loves her, her dog who adores her, and her cats who tolerate her. After several wonderful years in the library world, Julie now writes full-time.

When she’s not writing or reliving her reference desk glory days, she can be found watching made-for-TV movies, hunting for the perfect slice of cheese pizza, and planning her next great travel adventure.

She is also the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the young adult novels Dumplin’ (now a film on Netflix), Puddin’, Ramona Blue, and Side Effects May Vary. Dear Sweet Pea is her debut middle grade novel.


Some of Julie's books:


If the Shoe fits