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A Merry Little Meet Cute: A Novel (A Christmas Notch Book 1)

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You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. It was steamy but I didn’t really feel their connection nor did I really care that they were having sex.

I don't usually read Christmas romance books but I've been wanting to read more contemporary books rather than romantasy; that also might be why I was surprised by the plot.Something I really enjoyed and appreciated about this book is all the body positivity and sex work positivity. I loved that the predatory nature of some porn was juxtapositioned with a very positive representation – the way Teddy runs Uncle Ray Ray’s, Bee’s mothers’ approval of her work, the way ClosedDoors was represented as being a safe and income-producing option, as well as Nolan’s acceptance of it.

Teddy has two adult children he’s trying to assist – one through an expensive art school and the other with her line of eco-friendly sex toys and this stuff is EXPENSIVE. It might’ve taken approximately a month and a half to get to me from the other side of the world, but it was worth every day waiting to hold it! Her notable works include Priest , American Queen , and Misadventures of a Curvy Girl , and her books have been featured in Marie Claire , Cosmopolitan , Entertainment Weekly , and Buzzfeed .I do wish it had been a little less over the top and a little more slow burn with the sexy times, but overall I liked it. The story moves at a good pace with no real slow points and I pretty much felt good all the way through. Bee and Nolan, both immensely likeable characters, anchor the sweetly raunchy story, but Murphy and Simone have also created memorable families and communities surrounding the two leads. So, like, yeah, he did get the short end of the stick sometimes and that certainly didn't help anything. the main character, Bee Hobbes is a plus sized girl who is ready to lead in a romantic christmas movie with a secret to hide, she has to co-star with Nolan Shaw, a former ex-boyband member who has a secret desire for Bee.

The writing style also wasn’t really for me but I could’ve ignored that for layered characters and maybe a different break-up catalyst.The audacity of this magical author duo to sneak in and steal Christmas in the sexiest way possible . But it's ridiculous in the same way that a time traveling ducal romance that teaches you the meaning of Christmas is. It is extra spicy, so prepare for those ghost pepper moments (or maybe I’m just used to vanilla rom coms). There were so many positive conversations around body positivity, sexuality, mental health and sex work, this is what made me love this story so much more. After the last epic scandal about his orgy with Olympic skaters, he has to fix his tarnished reputation because secretly working at the back stages of local theater projects doesn’t pay enough to compensate his family’s expanses.

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