Tuesday 29 November 2022

🎁❄ Once Upon a Sexy Scrooge 🏳‍🌈 Brooke Blaine & Ella Frank πŸŽ„πŸŽ…

©  Bianca ✰ Janeane  

Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine

• 29 November 2022
• standalone Holiday
 M/M Romance
4.25 Stars

Ah, Christmas. The most magical time of the year. A time when the snow is falling, cider is flowing, and couples are kissing under the mistletoe.

Too bad all that makes me want to gag.

Look, it isn't that I'm a hater, it's just that I have a job to do, and this particular holiday is getting in the way of that. And I know what you'll say, that Micah Noble's Christmas Tree Farm is a beloved tradition for many of the families of Merrihill, but you have to see the bigger picture here: a five-star luxury resort where overworked Manhattanites can escape to, a serene place of spas and shopping and watching sexy lumberjacks chopping wood...

Oh, wait, scratch that last one. Lumberjacks aren't my thing. Anymore. Micah Noble cured me of that, which tends to happen when you're trying to buy someone's family land to bulldoze to the ground.

He can call me a Scrooge all he wants, but business is business, and pleasure is...well, not something I can afford to think about. Even if it does come packaged in those tight jeans and flannel shirts that make me want to rip them off with my teeth--

No. This is not happening. I will not think of Micah as anything other than an obstacle to getting what I want. A really, really sexy obstacle.

Ugh. Screw Christmas and the sleigh it rode in on.

ARC received for an honest review
Cuuuuuuute! Real fish-out-of-water city mouse goes country tale with my favourite holiday, Christmas thrown in.
Firstly, does anyone else get Chuck Bass vibes from the cover

 There's a reason I went to Vermont on my recent holiday in the USA - all the books set there.  And Micah's Christmas tree farm would have been a must-visit for me.

I loved that they had to fight themselves to get to their HEA and didn't fall right into a relationship. I felt that they had to be apart to be together.

But I am just glad they found each other. 

Sweet and cute and Christmassy and wintery, a great quick read.  I wouldn't mind following them more in the future.

Micah + Maxwell

Micah is happy running his family's Christmas Tree Farm in Vermont.
And Maxwell is trying to buy the farm for his boss -  to build a fancy resort.
Micah is so not planning on selling.
But he is kinda interested in this sexy suited city boy.
Maxwell is also mucho fascinated by the hot lumber jack -  but he's here for business! And he hates Christmas!

Let the fun times begin.

I just love Christmas romances!
And this was so cute with the grumpy city guy and the hot country boy.
And all the snow and the Christmas Tree Farm Events and just the whole fireplacey atmosphere.
We so want those two guys to find their HEA with each other but it won't be easy - they live in and come from two different worlds...

I really enjoyed reading this. Nothing better than a little Christmas Novella and a mug of hot chocolate on a dark November afternoon!
I wouldn't have minded a real full-length book about those two!

I'm not a huge fan of the guy on the cover - he looks a bit too highschool bully-ish for my tastes. 🀷‍♀️ 

was an adorable and snowy and christmassy and vermonty Holiday Romance!

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Ella Frank:

Ella Frank is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the Temptation series, including Try, Take, and Trust and is the co-author of the fan-favorite erotic serial, Sex Addict. Her Exquisite series has been praised as “scorching hot!” and “enticingly sexy!”

A life-long fan of the romance genre, Ella writes contemporary and erotic fiction.

Some of her favorite authors include Tiffany Reisz, Kresley Cole, Riley Hart, J.R. Ward, Erika Wilde, Gena Showalter, and Carly Philips.

Brooke Blaine:

You could say Brooke Blaine was a book-a-holic from the time she knew how to read.

She used to tell her mother that curling up with one at 4 a.m. before elementary school was her quiet time.

Not much has changed except for the espresso I.V. pump she now carries around and the size of her onesie pajamas.

Brooke enjoys writing sassy contemporary romance, whether in the form of comedy, suspense, or erotica. The latter has scarred her conservative Southern family for life, bless their hearts.

If you’d like to get in touch with her, shes easy to find - just keep an ear out for the Rick Astley ringtone that’s dominated her cell phone for ten years.

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