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Review of Holiday Heart-On By BJ Bentley

I didn’t always hate Christmas.

But between the forced cheer and a cheating girlfriend, I was feeling pretty bitter about the whole farce.

So, when my boss insists that I not only make an appearance at the office holiday party but also help plan it, I’m fairly certain I’ve entered the ninth circle of hell.

To make matters worse, I’ve been saddled with my very own Christmas elf, hell-bent on spreading her special brand of holiday cheer in her tight sweaters and hip-hugging skirts.

The little tinsel terror is convinced that she can resuscitate my shriveled heart with her cocoa, cookies, and carols.

She thinks she can make me love Christmas.

But what if Christmas makes me fall in love with her?

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Me: I am definitely not a Grinch
Also Me: OMG another Christmas novella *eye roll*
Also Also Me: *reads it*

So fun fact. every Christmas novella I’ve read with the Grinch and the one who loves Christmas? Turns out I’m the Grinch. This is not only shocking but unbelievable. How did I not know this about myself? Sure I don’t decorate for the holiday, and yeah I may fake gag at all Christmas music, and sure I lament all things about getting together to eat food I don’t even like, but that doesn’t mean I’m the GRINCH. Ok yeah, whatever. Maybe I am. Which, honestly, ironic since I was proposed to on Christmas Eve.

Anyways, my friend BJ asked the Twitterverse the other week if any one wanted an ARC of her new book and I was like YES please. I have time for a review I’ll read it! Jokes on me I’m like 2 weeks late. But that just means I gotta write an extra nice review (the book was so worth it BTW – but we’ll get there).

I read the blurb, started reading the first few pages and I was like OMG Oliver is such a mood. I mean my girlfriend never cheated on my at a holiday party or anything but the whole idea of the company x-mas party is barf-inducing. And the decorations around the office? ew, no thx. And after 2 chapters I had to put the book down because that’s when me “turns out I’m the Grinch” epiphany hit me. Thanks, BJ. This ones on you.

Unlike Ollie, I do not have a Holly Manchester to help me like the holiday again. My man lets me wallow in self pity all month long, hold out on decorating for Christmas, and lets me have my goth Christmas Tree. Then again, Holly (a.k.a. Holiday) is more than just into the holiday… She’s into Oliver.

With the classic mixture of BJ Bentley humor & enough spice to keep your hot cocoa warm, Holiday Heart-On is the perfect novella for Christmas. It has the one-liners, witty office emails, absolute avoidance for anything having to do with the “L” word (that’s love, not lesbian, unlike the show that I watched when I was 12 because I thought it meant love and it soooo didn’t) and obviously, the eventual succumbing to love because what else do you do for Christmas?

It also has the slight nerd/alpha who is like “MINE” while also being a tad insecure about relationships. Cause ya know, the cheating gf above.

So if you’re looking for a book that will make you giggle under the mistletoe with a gingerbread house sitting in front of you, and also need a glass of wine, this is definitely the novella for you.

And if you’re a grinch, you’ll get a kick out of it too.

5 stars for you BJ. All the stars.