All I Want for Christmas (Unabridged‪)‬

    • 3.9 • 7 Ratings
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Publisher Description

A pitch-perfect holiday rom com about two oil-and-water reality-star country singers who must fake a relationship in order to win the opportunity of a lifetime, perfect for fans of Sally Thorne's The Hating Game and Christina Lauren's In a Holidaze.

Will they hit the right notes this holiday season?

When Sadie and Max are selected as contestants on the famed reality singing show Starmaker, each thinks they’ve finally gotten their big Nashville break. But then they’re paired up for duet week and stun the world with their romantic onstage chemistry. With fans going wild for #Saxie the network demands that they remain a duo on and offstage, or exit the competition. Faking a relationship until their final performance in the Starmaker holiday special shouldn't be too hard, except for one small problem—Sadie and Max can’t stand each other. 

But with their dreams just within reach, they agree to the ruse. Will their fake relationship be exposed before they can win? Or might their phony connection turn real by the Christmas finale?

GENRE
Romance
NARRATOR
SA
Sophie Amoss
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
09:01
hr min
RELEASED
2022
October 4
PUBLISHER
Penguin Audio
SIZE
554.2
MB

Customer Reviews

RPCVBG ,

All the Christmas Feels!

4 stars

#SaxieForever #PatsyCanine

All I Want for Christmas gave me all the Christmas feels, making me long to set up a tree and wrap presents! Sadie and Max are contestants in a reality show to choose the next big Country singer. After a duet is well-received, the show starts promoting them as a couple.

Yes - Fake dating. It's my jam. Enemies to lovers - also my jam. They're my two favorite romance tropes.

Sadie and Max, a.k.a. #Saxie, butt heads as they start competing as a team on a reality singing show. He plays the guitar and knits sweaters for his dog, Patsy Canine. She has a gorgeous voice and writes her own songs. As they discover their sound, they discover their feelings for each other aren't so fake.

This story would make a great Hallmark movie! It was enjoyable and easy to finish in one day because I didn't want to hit pause. I had to know how it ended.

Side notes:

* I love how she put the kibosh on wearing heels. Score one for Sadie!!
* I wasn't a fan of the female character being the only one forced into the fake dating / duet role to save her place on the show. Max wasn't risking anything, but she was left with no choice if she wanted to stay in.
* Max - I yelled at him while listening to this. He was so quick to accept the worst about Sadie and had to be talked into thinking otherwise. Nobody trusted anyone though a fair amount was well-founded. I yelled at her, too, to tell him about why she ran out, but hey - angst in a romance novel can be fun!
* The producer was a total slimeball. Though he was portrayed as likable at first, I kept waiting for the shoe to drop. And it dropped in spectacular fashion.
* I wish there were more banter between Max and Sadie. They kind of fell flat in that regard.
* Narration for the audiobook was terrific. Sophie Amoss and Sean Patrick Hopkins did a wonderful job with all the various voices and kept me interested throughout. I loved that they didn't lower their voices on the narration vs. dialogue as some narrators in books I've listened to have done. I've definitely added them to my list of narrators to watch for when deciding on e or print books vs. audiobooks.

This was a fun read! Thanks to NetGalley and Penguin for the opportunity to read and review this ARC!

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