Holidate by Monica Murphy- Blog Tour

My Take: (ARC REVIEW) This is a super lighthearted sweet story that would fit right in on the Hallmark channel. It reads almost more like YA than contemporary romance, even though the characters are in their 20s due to the lack of heat or action and Candice’s simplistic naivety. She’s never made out in a car, lives with her parents, and doesn’t like swearing. She bounce and claps her hands when excited. Though it doesn’t have a lot of depth or passion, it is a fun easy breezy read that’s perfect for Christmas. 3.5/5 stars

Blurb:

Candice Gaines loves Christmas. Not only does she bask in the twinkling lights, sing Christmas carols and go crazy with the decorations, she’s also in the giving spirit, donating much of her time and wealth to various charities in the local area.

Charlie Sullivan despises Christmas. Though it keeps his family afloat, considering they own Sullivan Family Christmas Tree Farm, the main provider for Christmas trees on the Monterey peninsula. He’d much rather work among the trees versus have to deal with people.

But Charlie’s parents are taking on more philanthropic projects—and as their oldest child, they want him to be their official public representative. He just has to play nice and convince everyone he’s not a total holiday hater.

When Charlie’s mom asks Candice to accompany him to a variety of holiday parties and events, she reluctantly agrees. She thinks Charlie is a big ol’ Grinch, but is determined to change his mindset and help him spread Christmas cheer. Charlie finds Candice too chatty, too sweet, too much. Do people like her really exist?

Why yes, yes they do. The more time they spend together—along with a few kisses under the mistletoe—the more they start to like each other. Hopefully Charlie can convince Candice he doesn’t have a heart that’s two sizes too small before the ball drops on New Year’s Eve.


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Excerpt:

I go chasing after Charlie, thankful he hasn’t hopped back on that ATV and torn out of here. He’s headed straight for the giant red building, and I follow behind, having to pick up my step since one of his long strides equals about three of mine. He’s just so stinkin’ tall.

And handsome.

And gruff.

And he smells good. Have I mentioned that? He smells like a pine tree, of course, and his scent is mouth-wateringly delicious.

Ugh. I hate myself sometimes.

He pushes open the door of the building almost violently, sending it swinging wide, and I sneak in behind him, causing him to turn and practically snarl at me when he realizes I’m standing in front of him.

But I forget all about his snarl when I see how enchanting this room is. It’s not an office, but an actual store, filled to the brim with holiday decorations and knickknacks for sale. Candles are burning—I can smell cinnamon and spice wafting in the air. The scent of the real pine trees laden with ornaments standing in the room also lingers, and I breathe deep, closing my eyes for a moment so I can take it all in.

When I open my eyes, it’s to find Charlie standing there, his hands on his hips, his brow lowered. “Are you okay? That head injury still flaring up and giving you trouble?”

I roll my eyes. “No, you idiot. I’m enjoying the festive atmosphere.”

Oh, that was mean. I shouldn’t have said that.

But I don’t think he even noticed.

I slowly turn in a circle, pure delight flowing through my veins. I don’t know what to look at first, it’s all so beautiful. And there are layers upon layers of decorations. On the walls, cluttering shelves and tabletops, overflowing giant baskets. And of course there are the trees. They almost sag with their bounty of sparkling ornaments and twinkling lights. It would probably take me hours to explore it all, and I’m dying to start my exploration right at this very moment. “This store is so adorable!”

“My sister Victoria runs it.” He glances over at the counter where the register sits, but no one’s there. “I don’t know where she’s at, though. Maybe you could talk to her about—whatever it is you want to talk about.”

No way is he pushing this agenda onto his sister. Isabel wants Charlie to do this, and no one else.

“We’ve wasted the past five minutes with you huffing and puffing and refusing to speak to me.” I reach into my large bag and pull the folder out I wanted to show him. “Give me ten minutes. That’s all I need to talk about what we’re going to do over the next few weeks.”

He grimaces. Sighs. Tugs the cap off his head, all that gorgeous hair spilling across his forehead, and my fingers literally itch at the chance to push it out of his eyes.

But I restrain myself.

Barely.


Meet Monica:

Monica Murphy is the New York Times, USA Today and #1 international bestselling author of the One Week Girlfriend series, the Billionaire Bachelors and The Rules series. Her books have been translated in almost a dozen languages and has sold over one million copies worldwide. She is both self-published and published by Random House/Bantam and HarperCollins/Avon. She writes new adult, young adult and contemporary romance.

She is a wife and a mother of three who lives in central California on fourteen acres in the middle of nowhere along with their one dog and too many cats. A self-confessed workaholic, when she’s not writing, she’s reading or hanging out with her husband and kids. She’s a firm believer in happy endings, though she will admit to putting her characters through angst-filled moments before they finally get that hard won HEA.

 Connect with Monica:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MonicaMurphyauthor/ 
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5934418.Monica_Murphy
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1YUl0Vm
Website: http://monicamurphyauthor.com
Newsletter: http://bit.ly/IW5U0y 

Holidate by Monica Murphy- Now Live!

Holidate, an all-new standalone contemporary holiday romance by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Monica Murphy is LIVE!

Blurb: Candice Gaines loves Christmas. Not only does she bask in the twinkling lights, sing Christmas carols and go crazy with the decorations, she’s also in the giving spirit, donating much of her time and wealth to various charities in the local area.

Charlie Sullivan despises Christmas. Though it keeps his family afloat, considering they own Sullivan Family Christmas Tree Farm, the main provider for Christmas trees on the Monterey peninsula. He’d much rather work among the trees versus have to deal with people.

But Charlie’s parents are taking on more philanthropic projects—and as their oldest child, they want him to be their official public representative. He just has to play nice and convince everyone he’s not a total holiday hater.

When Charlie’s mom asks Candice to accompany him to a variety of holiday parties and events, she reluctantly agrees. She thinks Charlie is a big ol’ Grinch, but is determined to change his mindset and help him spread Christmas cheer. Charlie finds Candice too chatty, too sweet, too much. Do people like her really exist?

Why yes, yes they do. The more time they spend together—along with a few kisses under the mistletoe—the more they start to like each other. Hopefully Charlie can convince Candice he doesn’t have a heart that’s two sizes too small before the ball drops on New Year’s Eve.

A stand-alone, contemporary romance.

Download your copy today! 

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2noeL4X

Amazon Worldwide: mybook.to/HolidateMMAU

Apple Books: http://bit.ly/HolidateMMAB

Nook: http://bit.ly/HolidateMMBN

Kobo: http://bit.ly/HolidateMMKo

Add to GoodReads: http://bit.ly/2nWWVGu

Meet Monica:

Monica Murphy is the New York Times, USA Today and #1 international bestselling author of the One Week Girlfriend series, the Billionaire Bachelors and The Rules series. Her books have been translated in almost a dozen languages and has sold over one million copies worldwide. She is both self-published and published by Random House/Bantam and HarperCollins/Avon. She writes new adult, young adult and contemporary romance.

She is a wife and a mother of three who lives in central California on fourteen acres in the middle of nowhere along with their one dog and too many cats. A self-confessed workaholic, when she’s not writing, she’s reading or hanging out with her husband and kids. She’s a firm believer in happy endings, though she will admit to putting her characters through angst-filled moments before they finally get that hard won HEA.

 Connect with Monica:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MonicaMurphyauthor/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5934418.Monica_Murphy
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1YUl0Vm
Website: http://monicamurphyauthor.com
Newsletter: http://bit.ly/IW5U0y

Holidate- Monica Murphy Cover Reveal!

Well this is adorable! I can’t wait for this one, it looks like a Hallmark movie but better because you can read it.


Holidate, an all-new standalone contemporary romance by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Monica Murphy is coming October 15, 2019!

Holidate by Monica Murphy

Genre: Contemporary Romance 

Publishing date: October 15, 2019

Cover Designer: Hang Le


Blurb:

Candice Gaines loves Christmas. Not only does she bask in the twinkling lights, sing Christmas carols and go crazy with the decorations, she’s also in the giving spirit, donating much of her time and wealth to various charities in the local area.

Charlie Sullivan despises Christmas. Though it keeps his family afloat, considering they own Sullivan Family Christmas Tree Farm, the main provider for Christmas trees on the Monterey peninsula. He’d much rather work among the trees versus have to deal with people.

But Charlie’s parents are taking on more philanthropic projects—and as their oldest child, they want him to be their official public representative. He just has to play nice and convince everyone he’s not a total holiday hater.

When Charlie’s mom asks Candice to accompany him to a variety of holiday parties and events, she reluctantly agrees. She thinks Charlie is a big ol’ Grinch, but is determined to change his mindset and help him spread Christmas cheer. Charlie finds Candice too chatty, too sweet, too much. Do people like her really exist?

Why yes, yes they do. The more time they spend together—along with a few kisses under the mistletoe—the more they start to like each other. Hopefully Charlie can convince Candice he doesn’t have a heart that’s two sizes too small before the ball drops on New Year’s Eve.

A stand-alone, contemporary romance.

Pre-order your copy today! 

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2noeL4X

Amazon Worldwide: mybook.to/HolidateMMAU

Apple Books: http://bit.ly/HolidateMMAB

Nook: http://bit.ly/HolidateMMBN

Kobo: http://bit.ly/HolidateMMKo

Add to GoodReads: http://bit.ly/2nWWVGu

Meet Monica:

Monica Murphy is the New York Times, USA Today and #1 international bestselling author of the One Week Girlfriend series, the Billionaire Bachelors and The Rules series. Her books have been translated in almost a dozen languages and has sold over one million copies worldwide. She is both self-published and published by Random House/Bantam and Harper Collins/Avon. She writes new adult, young adult and contemporary romance.

She is a wife and a mother of three who lives in central California on fourteen acres in the middle of nowhere along with their one dog and too many cats. A self-confessed workaholic, when she’s not writing, she’s reading or hanging out with her husband and kids. She’s a firm believer in happy endings, though she will admit to putting her characters through angst-filled moments before they finally get that hard won HEA.

Connect with Monica:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MonicaMurphyauthor/ 
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5934418.Monica_Murphy
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1YUl0Vm
Website: http://monicamurphyauthor.com
Newsletter: http://bit.ly/IW5U0y 

Kristen Proby Crossover Collection – Nothing Without You by Monica Murphy

ARC Review: This is a great second-chances novel. Often this theme is not my favorite because I rarely think its a good idea to revisit an ex (You broke up for a reason!), but I genuinely appreciate the fact that Maisey did not make it easy on Tucker and he did have to prove himself to her. It is a novella so it is a very quick read, but the story feels complete. I was also impressed with the writing, it fit in so well with the other Big Sky novels.

Nothing Without You, a new story in her Forever Yours series from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Monica Murphy is now LIVE!

Official Blurb:

Designing wedding cakes is Maisey Henderson’s passion. She puts her heart and soul into every cake she makes, especially since she’s such a believer in true love. But then Tucker McCloud rolls back into town, reminding her that love is a complete joke. The pro football player is the hottest thing to come out of Cunningham Falls—and the boy who broke Maisey’s heart back in high school.

He claims he wants another chance. She says absolutely not. But Maisey’s refusal is the ultimate challenge to Tucker. Life is a game, and Tucker’s playing to win Maisey’s heart—forever.

The Kristen Proby Crossover Collection features a new novel by Kristen Proby and by six of her favorite writers!

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Kristen Proby Crossover Collection

The Kristen Proby Crossover Collection features a new novel by Kristen Proby and by six of her favorite writers!

Soaring With Fallon by Kristen Proby

Wicked Force by Sawyer Bennett

Crazy Imperfect Love by K.L. Grayson

Worth Fighting For by Laura Kaye

Nothing Without You by Monica Murphy

All Stars Fall by Rachel Van Dyken

Hold On by Samantha Young

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1001 Dark Nights: http://bit.ly/2IDFrsQ

Google Play: https://goo.gl/8eXiW8

Check out the Kristen Proby Crossover Collection Spotify Playlist!

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The Playlist includes:

Soaring With Fallon by Kristen Proby:

“Glitter in the Air” Pink

“Girls Like You” Maroon 5

“I Need You” Faith Hill and Tim McGraw

“The Fighter” Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood

Worth Fighting For by Laura Kaye:

“Chances” Backstreet Boys

“Locked Out Of Heaven” Bruno Mars

“As Time Goes By” Dooley Wilson/Casablanca soundtrack

Monica Murphy:

“I Like Me Better”  Lauv

“comethru”  Jeremy Zucker

All Stars Fall by Rachel Van Dyken:

“Little Did You Know” Alex and Sierra

“Wow” Post Malone

“Lie to Me” 5 Seconds of Summer

“Let Me Down” Slowly Alec Benjamin

“In My Head” Peter Manos

Hold On by Samantha Young:

“Hold On “ Chord Overstreet

“A Closeness” Dermot Kennedy

“Grace” Lewis Capaldi

“Next To Me” Emeli Sande

“Feel Alive” Katie Herzog

“I’ll Be These” Jess Glynne

“The Story” Brandi Carlile

“My Silver Lining” First Aid Kit

“Flames” David Guetta and Sia

“Renegades” X Ambassadors

“You’re the Storm” The Cardigans

“Halo” Beyonce

“The Power of Love” Gabrielle Aplin

Learn more about the Kristen Proby Crossover Collection authors!

Kristen Proby: https://www.kristenprobyauthor.com/

Sawyer Bennett: http://sawyerbennett.com/

K.L. Grayson: www.klgrayson.com

Laura Kaye: http://laurakayeauthor.com

Monica Murphy: http://monicamurphyauthor.com

Rachel Van Dyken: http://rachelvandykenauthor.com

Samantha Young: http://authorsamanthayoung.com