Never too late for Christmas stories!
Me:"A Julie Murphy and Sierra Simone collab? Huh?"
Plus-size progressive-porn star looking for her next chapter gets a twee Xmas movie role starring with boy band star looking to rehabilitate his image. Both are long-time fans of reach other. Both disaster bisexuals. Shenanigans ensue.
Great set-up, mixed pay-off. Not enough tension, the conflict is 'meh', TSTL issues, and the sex is weirdly vanilla given the 'suitcase full of sex toys' setup.
Late reading for #LittensLoveRomance book arrived super late (December 2022 book) @Staycurious
I didn‘t like much the story, neither the ending. But I liked Nolan, his family story and how he supported them. Also, how he respected Bee‘s work. Few funny scenes. 1.5/2⭐️it didn‘t work for me but I loved this cover.
Finally posting my last review of 2022 reads. I started this early in December with #littensloveromance but it took me a while to get into. Overall I enjoyed it. The plot was fun- a reformed bad boy and a secret porn star as the leads on a Hallmark movie project. What could go wrong? A bit predictable but the characters had depth and it was nice seeing two openly bi characters in a straight-passing relationship without erasing their queer identity
I‘m so bummed I didn‘t love this. A plus size porn star and a disgraced former boy band member make a Hallmark-esk Christmas movie? It sounds so fun right? There were some very steamy scenes, but like so many new romances this past year, it‘s TOO LONG. Which makes it weirdly boring, so I started skimming to finish it as my library book was due. I think this writer duo book just did not work. 2.5⭐️
Bee has just been cast in a g rated made for TV Christmas movie, except no one but the producer knows she's also adult film star, Bianca Von Honey. She's going to be starring along side her teenage crush former boy band bad boy Nolan Shaw. Sparks fly in the small Vermont town where they're shooting.
This is my favorite Christmas romance of the year. It's a super steamy, super fun rom com.
It is too long - I made it just over halfway & was so bored.
Occasionally funny, trying to be very spicy though not actually well-written spice, and did not keep my interest: that far in & nothing had changed except that people who already had crushes on each other were hooking up... 😑
If this wasn't for book club,I would have stopped after ch 1.
ALSO - There is zero meet cute in this book. What is this title?? I just have a lot of issues here.
I started this one this morning. I‘ve been wanting to read it because of the hype but I‘ve never read the blurb so I was 😳😳😳 for a couple of chapters. 🤣🤣🤣
Okay, so upon further reflection, I have changed my rating of this book. During our #littensloveromance discussion, I didn‘t care for it & bailed. However, I am glad I finished it bc it took some time to get moving. If you can get passed the first part, the rest is a fun, festive, sexy romp that Hallmark movies should aspire to “Bee” 😇😂 I don‘t think I would read about other characters if this becomes a series, though. Only Nolan & Bee.
This review is embargoed until Harper Collins Publishers End the Strike!
#WondrousWednesday Thanks @Eggs @TheSpineView for the tags!
1) Lunch with my Uncle & Aunt; then celebrating with my Dad‘s family in the evening.
2) Our meal always changes each year, but it‘s always something fancy that we don‘t eat regularly.
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#LittensLoveRomance December book discussion: some of us enjoyed this book and some of us…not so much. But honestly that‘s what makes a book club exciting! Here are some starter topics but feel free to discuss anything you want. I will be drawing a name for our participation prize this week and I will be posting the new voting form for our January read sometime this week. Thanks for being awesome!
10 more finished. Should finish 2 others today.
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Main characters were likable: Nolan had quite rough life and I could relate to him. Bee was confident and knew what she wanted. Secondary characters were delightful.
Setting was awesome, I fell in love with this winter wonderland town. This was really light and entertaining story.
The plot was unbelievable and predictable. This went maybe a bit too straight forward for my taste.
#LittensLoveromance #holidayromancebingo (secret identity)
Overall, December‘s #LittensLoveRomance read was a pick for me. While not 50 Shades of Christmas (☺️) it definitely had more spice than I was expecting. It was also funny, cute, silly and eye roll inducing.
#WinterReadathon #Adventathon #BookSpinBingo
Although I felt like they would never be able to get over the obstacles facing them, and that made the book a bit hard to read sometimes, overall I did enjoy this #LittensLoveRomance December pick. It had some moments that were cutesy, cheesy, spicy, funny, and sometimes I felt like cheering for the Female MC. Overall, a good holiday romance.
#LittensLoveromance Ch.28-epilogue It‘s a wrap! Tune in on Sunday for our post book discussion and I think this book was an interesting one. Ch.28: well it wasn‘t Jack that let the secret out - kind of surprising. It was Prancer. Not surprising at all. Bee decides to finish the movie for Bee, not anyone else.
Good for her! 👇
Improbable story. Jam-packed with the usual romance paraphrenalia, quirky secondary characters, a huge amount of (relatable) obstacles,...
Didn't care for the MCs. Didn't like the writing. Cringed at the many things the authors got wrong.
I missed the titular "meet cute". Was it hiding under a snow drift?
Not my kind of Christmas romance story.
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#LittensLoveRomance Ch.24-27: Sorry I‘m behind a day - I was under the weather last night and went to bed at 6:30! I‘ll finish the book tomorrow and we‘ll have final discussion on Sunday. So…. Ch. 24&25:well - the cat is out of the bag (or should I say catchelor). And 💩has definitely hit the fan-like big time. Teddy is in deep water, Bee‘s reputation is destroyed, and Nolan‘s shot of starting again is up in flames. 👇
I can see how this wouldn‘t be everyone‘s cup of tea, but I enjoyed it. Christmas mixed with quite a bit of spice! There was great #lgbtqia+ representation, and though it was too neatly wrapped up in a bow, I did like the ending. I won‘t say why because spoilers! #LittensLoveRomance
#wintercosy-sneaking around/lazy day
Breakfast and steamy scenes, perfect together. Also laughing because my oatmeal obviously steamed up my phone 🤣🤣
#LittensLoveRomance Ch.20-23 - Sorry for late post - you‘ll see me twice today so we stay on schedule. Nolan and Bee are pining for a future together but they have so many darn obstacles I have no idea how things will play out. My heart hurts for them a bit.
I know this will be an unpopular opinion. I felt this missed the mark on so many levels. The plot was totally unbelievable. I know it is fiction, but for me to enjoy it has to be at least plausible. If not plausible, then the author is just writing fantasy. The author never made me care about the characters. I didn't know them and never got invested with them or the outcome. Plot was predictable. DNF! Absolute waste of good reading time.
@StayCurious I'm behind on December #LittensLoveRomance read. But I made a start today. But I've made a start.
Love that the Epigraph was from Love Actually: "Let‘s go get the shit kicked out of us by love."
#LittensLoveRomance Ch.16-19: a lot of ups and downs in these chapters. We make progress in Nolan and Bee‘s relationship but also take some steps back…I feel as though the crash and burn in this book is going to be hard to read.
#LittensLoveRomance Ch.12-15: these secrets are getting heavier as they tend to do. And feelings are catching between Bee and Nolan. Also, I had way too much fun searching for The Catchelor memes…
#LittensLoveRomance Ch.7-11: a lot to unpack in these chapters and you can see my chapter summaries / ramblings in the comments below.
#LittensLoveRomance Ch.4-6: I was in the middle of listening to Ch.7 as well and I realized I‘d fallen asleep! Not because it was boring - I was just super cozy. Anyway, I‘ll add it on to tomorrow‘s reading. Things are heating up and getting more complicated between Bee and Nolan. Can they both keep things professional? Or will they give into their fantasies?
Chapter 2 is killing me! So, there‘s a communication breakdown between our male MC and the replacement costume designer, and well, I have not laughed so hard at a book in a long time!
#LittensLoveRomance Prologue to Ch.3: well we‘re off to a fun start! So far I‘m really liking this book and I‘m eager to see where things go and how they will escalate. Hopefully you can read my teeny tiny chapter ramblings above 👆. If not that‘s okay - let me know your thoughts below 👇!
repost for @StayCurious:
We will be starting our #LittensLoveRomance December read tomorrow! This month there will be a drawing for a prize - each comment will earn you one entry, and each post about the book where you tag me will earn you two entries. Bonus points if you make me laugh 😄. I will announce the winner after we have our book discussion, which will be held on the first Sunday after we finish the book. Looking forward to this month!