Her Naughty Holiday
A feast she wasn't expecting!
Clover Greene would sooner crawl into her oven than host family for Thanksgiving dinner. Yet another annual ritual of too much food, served with a side of criticism over "Clover's Bad Life Choices." This year, she needs to distract them all–with a handsome fake boyfriend. And she has the perfect guy in mind.
Contractor Erick Fields is the poster boy for sexy single dads, and Clover has been secretly crushing on him for ages. She certainly wasn't expecting Erick to agree to her insane charade…or to add lots of hot, wicked sex to the deal. If they can pull it off, the worst Thanksgiving ever might give them something to be really thankful for!
Reisz's fast-paced contemporary has everything anybody might want in a Thanksgiving romance. She crafts credible, fun characters, drops them in Mount Hood, OR., and gives them comfortably familiar holiday problems to tackle in their unique way. Clover's Greenery owner Clover Greene has been too busy literally growing her business to bother with men. Erick Fields is a tool-belt hero who's had a crush on Clover ever since she consented to hire his 17-year-old purple-haired daughter, Ruthie, despite the teen's criminal past. Clover doesn't notice Erick's interest until the whole Greene clan decides to take advantage of Clover's hospitality. Invited or not, they're coming for Thanksgiving dinner. Now she needs to produce both a turkey and a boyfriend that will keep her meddlesome family satisfied. The eponymous naughtiness ensues after Erick volunteers to play the role of boyfriend to the hilt. Rita-winner Reisz (the Original Sinners series) throws in plenty of sex and just enough tension, charm, and passive-aggressive family banter to make for delicious, festive R-rated fun. This review has been corrected. A previous version stated the book was set in Washington rather than Oregon.