Title: Once Upon a Holiday
Author: Claudia Burgoa
Genre: Romantic Comedy/Holiday Romance
Release Date: November 7, 2019

 

Blurb
This holiday season, there’s more than gingerbread in
the oven.


I was always a type-A kind of girl— and that’s exactly what got me into
trouble with Sterling Ahren.
Having a baby before thirty didn’t work out, so I took some time off to
sort out my life.
Sterling’s my new landlord… and he doesn’t plan anything.
He’s a billionaire playboy who can’t stand the holidays.
A recluse of the worst kind.
Sterling makes Scrooge look like a generous soul
… except Ebenezer was never this sexy.
He doesn’t want a family— until the night we have a spontaneous
one-night stand, and we run out of condoms.
I can’t have a baby with a disorganized, free spirit like him.
Between my overprotective brothers and his crazy fans, I already know
this isn’t going to work out.
Except Sterling isn’t willing to let me go.
He wants me home for the holidays
… and this is my last chance to make a Christmas miracle happen.
One thing I know for sure: when Sterling and I collide, it’s going to
be anything but a silent night.


Funny, touching,
and delightful, this smoking hot billionaire holiday rom-com by Claudia Burgoa
will make you feel the magic of Christmas.
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Excerpt
“That’s
only the office. My office. The rest of the house is gray, white, and
black,” I explain as I show him all the pictures. “The master bedroom is going
to be pink because of the bedding, but I’ll take it with me.”
He looks at
me suspiciously and says, “Fine, you have good taste. Get neutral bedding, I’m
not sleeping on a pink bed.”
You’re
not sleeping with me,

I don’t say.
“We just
need a Christmas tree,” I add, wondering if I should buy an artificial one or a
pine.
Scanning
the house where we’re at, I find the perfect spot and walk toward it. “Here.”
“What’s
happening there?” Sterling’s frown deepens.
“That’s
where we’re setting the Christmas tree,” I answer, already thinking about the
colors that will fit the house. “What do you have in storage? Any red or gold
ornaments? I mean, if you already have a color scheme, I’ll work with it, but
shades of red and gold would pop with your decor.”
Sterling
looks at me. More like he gives me a nasty glare. “We don’t do Christmas or
celebrate any holidays. The only colors I have in this house are in my studios
and well, you. Their only purpose is to create art.”
I frown and
place my hands on my hips. “I’m a color?”
He grins
and winks at me. “A very special one but let’s not digress.”
“What are
you saying? I’m not allowed to have a Christmas tree and fill my space with
cheer and joy.”
“You can do
it for the rental. That’s your place for the next year and you can set Santa’s
Workshop in there if you want to.”
“Hmm.”
“You’re
judging me.”
“Not at
all. Just wondering how we can get the pine here and we’ll need decorations,” I
continue and turn to look at Beckett. “You seem like a resourceful man. Can you
make this happen for us?”
Beckett
smirks. “Red and gold?”
“Add some
silver too it if you can find it. And if you see some decorations that’ll go
with the ornaments, send me pictures before you buy them. The place looks
bare.”
“No,”
Sterling protests.
“I’ll have
the team work on it. We’ll help you trim once we have what you need, Miss
Spearman.”
“Thank you,
Beck.”
“Juniper, I
swear,” Sterling utters, his face is red, and it’s kind of funny to see him
flustered.
“Yeah, you
can swear. I’ve heard you for the past week. Also, I know you can use some
holiday cheer and I’m here to share it with you.”
“Over my
dead body.” He sounds stern.
“Beck might
be able to do that too if you insist,” I say. “He seems to be trained to take
down bad guys and I bet he knows how to hide your body and make your
disappearance look like a holiday miracle.”
He doesn’t
say a word, but I see there’s a smile playing on his lips.
Author Bio
Claudia is an award-winning, USA Today bestselling
author. She lives in Colorado, working for a small IT. She has three children
and manages a chaotic household of two confused dogs, and a wonderful husband
who shares her love of all things geek. To survive she works continually to
find purpose for the voices flitting through her head, plus she consumes high
quantities of chocolate to keep the last threads of sanity intact. 
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📝My Review📝: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

5 Stars!

While I have previously read a couple of books from this author, I didn’t read the two families whose books led to this interconnection. Once Upon a Holiday is a standalone novella. I did not have any trouble enjoying the book although I had no prior knowledge of their two families. I must add, though, that I am definitely intrigued enough to read those books.

June is an independent, successful business owner. She has a large, loving, but meddlesome family who she adores. Unfortunately, June feels lonely. There is no significant other. June doesn’t care as much about a relationship as she does, having a baby. I don’t want to give too much away regarding that aspect of the story.

That said, June flew into town to spend Thanksgiving with her brothers and the rest of the family. While there, in Colorado, June has a plan. And not even the most handsome man she has ever met will get in the way of that plan.

Too bad for June that Sterling does much more than get in the way. In the beginning of the book, I wasn’t sure how I felt about Sterling. He wasn’t friendly. In fact, he was bold and brash and rude. But there was something about him that I felt paved the way to his current lifestyle and behavior.

In the end, this was truly a beautiful story. Both Sterling and June learned to trust in love and each other. In addition, I believed their story. I felt it and the love they shared. The author did a great job at putting words to pages and giving me the insight I needed to enjoy this book!

This was an enjoyable read. Who doesn’t love a story that involves a Scrooge finding love and laughter?

This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it.