A Merry Little Meet Cute
A Merry Little Meet Cute by Julie Murphy; Sierra Simone
Publisher: Avon and Harper Voyager
Genre: General Fiction (Adult), Romance, Women's Fiction
No. of Pages: 425
Date of US Publication: 20 September, 2022
My Rating: 4 Stars
I went into this one ready to be charmed by the story and I was. Assless chaps are not mentioned frequently enough in what I’m reading. Slice Slice Baby needs to be a thing in real life.
I loved Nolan and Bee. I really adored Teddy and the fact that he was a good guy in a mostly shitty business. I loved that Nolan had known and been best friends with his, since early childhood. I loved that Bee’s moms were so encouraging and supportive and loving.
I loved that Bee was an adult film star and I really liked that Bee’s sexual past was brought up without fanfare; I really believe that women are still being casually or aggressively shamed far too often for having the gall to have sex with as many partners of her choosing. Growing up I remember learning that sex was something that must be shameful and bad since no one ever talked to me about it. Ever. All I was actually told was not to get pregnant because if I did, I’d be forced into undergoing a termination. (thankfully I discovered Pamela Des Barres’ awesomely fun memoir, I’m With the Band in 1988 and am as sex positive as I am today thanks to Des Barres’ joy in sharing her past with readers.).
A Merry Little Meet Cute is an extremely enjoyable Christmas-themed mug of spicy hot chocolate on a cold day. Or whenever you enjoy reading Christmassy fiction 🙂
I adored this novel and plan on reading more of the authors’ solo works.
eARC kindly provided by Avon and Harper Voyager and NetGalley. Opinions shared are my own.
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 worthwhilewhen 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.
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