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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 worthwhile when 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.

Romance

Publication Date: 20 Sep 2022

  • Advance Praise for A Merry Little Meet Cute:

    "The audacity of this magical author duo to sneak in and steal Christmas in the sexiest way possible. A Merry Little Meet Cute is the charming holiday romp you absolutely need in your life!" — #1 New York Times bestselling author Tessa Bailey

  • “A holiday rom-com full of quirky and fun characters, witty dialogue, and over-the-top Christmas cheer. An engaging, unputdownable holiday romance that will resonate with readers.” — Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Murphy and Simone’s holiday romance is laugh-out-loud funny and so deliciously hot that readers will be glad it’s made for chilly weather. A sexy holiday romp that's the perfect combination of naughty and nice.” — Kirkus Reviews

My Review:

5 Stars:  

Hallmark Christmas Movie Meets OnlyFans

📖Book: A Merry Little Meet Cute
⭐️Rating: 5/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
✍🏼Author: Julie Murphy & Sierra Simone
📚Genre: Romance
🗏 Pages: 412
💕Tropes: Celebrity Crush, WorkPlace Romance, Get it out of our systems, Forced Proximity
⚠️Warnings: Mental Illness, Body Shaming, Death
🔖Readability: 4/5 italic font
🥇First Line: "I think six bottles of flavored lube might be overkill," I told Sunny.

Things to expect:
✨Plus-size Representation
❤️Sex-work Representation
💞Bisexual Representation
💛SPICESPICESPICE
🪴Personal Growth

What happens when an adult film star is cast as the wholesome hallmark Christmas movie lead? A Merry Little Meet Cute follows Bee, a famous closed-door app creator (like only fans) that wants to be something more. When she is given the opportunity to star in a rated G Christmas film with her childhood celebrity crush, bee jumps at it. Nolan is a former childhood boy band star that has had issues with the spotlight and requires a significant image change and money. He can make it through the movie without causing any issues, as long as he has his favorite closed-door app creator Bianca von Honey. What could go wrong? Not Bee being Bianca Von Honey. This novel is SPICEY with a capital S. It is not for the faint of heart, and the cover is deceiving. Some of my favorite quotes are:

"I don't think I've ever seen a headshot with nipples before."

"You once did a sex scene on a jet ski. With a life jacket on"

"I lock eyes with the women I'd jerk off to more times than I could count."

"I always said sex was my cardio, but this worked too."

And these are just before page 50. I loved every second of reading this. The body and sex positivity are chef kiss, and I adored how the authors weren't scared to write about a culture that is so looked against. The only issue I had was that it seemed like if you weren't sex-positive, you were wrong. Besides that, this novel was a 10 out of 10. Best things in the corn department and needs to be on everyone's read list.

Thanks to Netgalley and Avon for the advance reader copy in exchange for my honest review.

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AUTHOR

Julie Murphy lives in North Texas with her husband who loves her, her dog who adores her, and her cats who tolerate her. After several wonderful years in the library world, Julie now writes full-time.

When she’s not writing or reliving her reference desk glory days, she can be found watching made-for-TV movies, hunting for the perfect slice of cheese pizza, and planning her next great travel adventure.

She is also the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the young adult novels Dumplin’ (now a film on Netflix), Puddin’, Ramona Blue, and Side Effects May Vary. Dear Sweet Pea is her debut middle grade novel.

PUBLISHER

Avon is one of America's most acclaimed romance imprints. Known for having pioneered the historical romance category, Avon continues to publish a wide variety of genres, including contemporary, rom-com, paranormal, and regency romance.

Harper Voyager is a thriving global imprint dedicated to science fiction and fantasy.

PUBLISHER

Sierra is a voracious reader of all things including the smuttiest smut, young adult, piles of non-fiction for research, and everything Bill Bryson (especially on audio). She loves writing the dirtiest things that she can think of, King Arthur, sparkling water, Tarot, coffee, leggings, and learning new words daily. Her previous jobs have included firing ceramics, teaching living history lessons in one-room school house in full, 1904-approved school marm attire, and working as a librarian for several years—not in that order. She lives in the Kansas City area with her husband, two children, and two giant dogs. (And two cats, but they're so naughty we don't talk about them.)

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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 worthwhile when 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.

Romance

Publication Date: 20 Sep 2022

  • Advance Praise for A Merry Little Meet Cute:

    "The audacity of this magical author duo to sneak in and steal Christmas in the sexiest way possible. A Merry Little Meet Cute is the charming holiday romp you absolutely need in your life!" — #1 New York Times bestselling author Tessa Bailey

  • “A holiday rom-com full of quirky and fun characters, witty dialogue, and over-the-top Christmas cheer. An engaging, unputdownable holiday romance that will resonate with readers.” — Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Murphy and Simone’s holiday romance is laugh-out-loud funny and so deliciously hot that readers will be glad it’s made for chilly weather. A sexy holiday romp that's the perfect combination of naughty and nice.” — Kirkus Reviews

My Review:

5 Stars:  

Hallmark Christmas Movie Meets OnlyFans

📖Book: A Merry Little Meet Cute
⭐️Rating: 5/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
✍🏼Author: Julie Murphy & Sierra Simone
📚Genre: Romance
🗏 Pages: 412
💕Tropes: Celebrity Crush, WorkPlace Romance, Get it out of our systems, Forced Proximity
⚠️Warnings: Mental Illness, Body Shaming, Death
🔖Readability: 4/5 italic font
🥇First Line: "I think six bottles of flavored lube might be overkill," I told Sunny.

Things to expect:
✨Plus-size Representation
❤️Sex-work Representation
💞Bisexual Representation
💛SPICESPICESPICE
🪴Personal Growth

What happens when an adult film star is cast as the wholesome hallmark Christmas movie lead? A Merry Little Meet Cute follows Bee, a famous closed-door app creator (like only fans) that wants to be something more. When she is given the opportunity to star in a rated G Christmas film with her childhood celebrity crush, bee jumps at it. Nolan is a former childhood boy band star that has had issues with the spotlight and requires a significant image change and money. He can make it through the movie without causing any issues, as long as he has his favorite closed-door app creator Bianca von Honey. What could go wrong? Not Bee being Bianca Von Honey. This novel is SPICEY with a capital S. It is not for the faint of heart, and the cover is deceiving. Some of my favorite quotes are:

"I don't think I've ever seen a headshot with nipples before."

"You once did a sex scene on a jet ski. With a life jacket on"

"I lock eyes with the women I'd jerk off to more times than I could count."

"I always said sex was my cardio, but this worked too."

And these are just before page 50. I loved every second of reading this. The body and sex positivity are chef kiss, and I adored how the authors weren't scared to write about a culture that is so looked against. The only issue I had was that it seemed like if you weren't sex-positive, you were wrong. Besides that, this novel was a 10 out of 10. Best things in the corn department and needs to be on everyone's read list.

Thanks to Netgalley and Avon for the advance reader copy in exchange for my honest review.

Writing Quality
%
Font
%
Character Build
%
Chapter Length
%
Couldn't Put it Down-ness
%
Intellectual Depth
%
Originality
%
Overall
%

PRINT LENGTH PAGES

AVERAGE REVIEW RATING

$
HARDCOVER COST

$
E-BOOK COST

AUTHOR

Julie Murphy lives in North Texas with her husband who loves her, her dog who adores her, and her cats who tolerate her. After several wonderful years in the library world, Julie now writes full-time.

When she’s not writing or reliving her reference desk glory days, she can be found watching made-for-TV movies, hunting for the perfect slice of cheese pizza, and planning her next great travel adventure.

She is also the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the young adult novels Dumplin’ (now a film on Netflix), Puddin’, Ramona Blue, and Side Effects May Vary. Dear Sweet Pea is her debut middle grade novel.

PUBLISHER

Sierra is a voracious reader of all things including the smuttiest smut, young adult, piles of non-fiction for research, and everything Bill Bryson (especially on audio). She loves writing the dirtiest things that she can think of, King Arthur, sparkling water, Tarot, coffee, leggings, and learning new words daily. Her previous jobs have included firing ceramics, teaching living history lessons in one-room school house in full, 1904-approved school marm attire, and working as a librarian for several years—not in that order. She lives in the Kansas City area with her husband, two children, and two giant dogs. (And two cats, but they're so naughty we don't talk about them.)

PUBLISHER

Avon is one of America's most acclaimed romance imprints. Known for having pioneered the historical romance category, Avon continues to publish a wide variety of genres, including contemporary, rom-com, paranormal, and regency romance.

Harper Voyager is a thriving global imprint dedicated to science fiction and fantasy.

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