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Title: Once Upon a Holiday
Author: Claudia Burgoa
Genre: Holiday Romance
Cover by: Hang Le
Release Date: November 7, 2019
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 forget to use 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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The Chaotic Love Duet) now that's a long time and I have read a LOT of books since then but there was just something about Sterling that always had me wondering if he would ever get his HEA. Well, it's a Holiday Miracle because he got more than he ever dared hope for but once he met June he knew things would never be the same.
Juniper (June) Spearman is the youngest sister of Jason Spearman from Then he happened and Jack Spearman from Maybe Later, if you have read either of these books you have met June. I never would have guess these two would work together because they are just so different but you cannot deny the chemistry between them, and I guess the saying that opposites attract hold true for Sterling and June.
This story was fun and sexy and touching at times, I didn't need tissues but I did feel the pulls at my heartstrings. June looks like she has it all together but she feels like there is something she's missing in her life, it was sad to see how all of her past relationships had played out and how it has pushed her into making the decisions she is now making. I do applaud the author for broaching the subject of PCOS and the decisions some women may have to make in order to fulfill their dreams of having a family.
This book as with all of Claudia Burgoa's books are very easy to recommend, this one I would recommend to readers over 17 because it is a pretty steamy read. If you enjoy Contemporary Romance, Rom-Com, Holiday Romance, or the Surprise Pregnancy Trope you should definitely check it out.
I have voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Readers Copy of this book for my Blog but I also purchased a copy for myself.
“Juniper Spearman, what the fuck are you doing here?” I hear Jackson’s voice and there’s a loud banging on the door. “June, open up. I know you’re there, open the fucking door.”
“Who is that?” Sterling asks, gasping for breaths.
“June, I can’t stop him for too long.” I hear Alex’s voice. “Open up, Junie bee.”
I grunt. “My brothers,” I say, untangling myself from him. “Are you ready?”
Ever since we were kids, Jack has always known when I borrow his things without permission. I knew going into his garage might trigger some camera. He has a tight security system. To top it all, I stole his Internet connection.
But hey, I needed my equipment and a faster Internet connection. Sterling’s slows down when we stream movies.
What’s the best way to keep myself connected while we are lounging?
I hooked up my electronics to his Internet.
It’s Jackson’s fault. The guy always brags about it being so powerful he can connect to it even if he’s hiking a couple of miles away from his property. Well, the geek is right. I’m less than a mile away from his home and I’ve been taking advantage of it.
He’s in the city, after all. He won’t notice until he comes back and hopefully by then, I’ll be gone.
“I thought you had bodyguards to take care of unwanted company,” I growl, marching toward the door.
He snorts. “I’m sure they know and that’s why they’re letting your brothers do whatever they want—to interrupt me.”
We walk to the main door and what do we find?
Not one, but three very annoying Spearman brothers glaring at me—and Sterling.
“Juniper?” Jackson crosses his arms.
“Jackson?” I cross mine too and give him the glare. He might be taller, older, and meaner but I’m not letting him treat me like I’m five years old. “Do I go to your house and bang on the door at odd hours of the day? Mom will be disappointed with your manners.”
“This isn’t your house,” he corrects me. “And it’s three o’clock.”
Sterling surprises me when he says with a firm voice. “It is her house.”
We all turn to look at him. I’m totally dumbfounded by his answer.
“I like you, Spearman, but watch your tone.” He looks at my brother darkly.
“I thought we were friends, man,” Alex says with disappointment. “You’re breaking the bro-code.”
“Seriously, June,” Jason says with a tone of disappointment and brushes some strands of my hair. “At least fake it.”
I open my mouth to protest but stop myself. Saying I look like shit because I’ve been puking all day is going to open the can of worms I want to keep closed for a few more weeks—months even. Maybe I’ll have the babies and tell them about it when they turn four or eighteen.
“Not to interrupt this amusing family reunion, but it’s cold as fuck outside and she’s not wearing a jacket,” Sterling says, pulling me into his arms. “How can I help you, gentlemen?”
“Let’s go home, June,” Jackson orders.
Sterling turns to me, his eyes soft. “Do you want to leave?”
I shake my head.
“You heard the lady. She’s with me,” Sterling barks back. “She’s also not your property to order around.”
Butterflies fluttering and all aside, I compose myself. Because no one wants to speak with a puddle of mush, and say, “I came with him and will leave with him.”
“Mom doesn’t know where you are,” Jackson starts nagging. “She’s freaking out because she went to visit you and your neighbor said you’re out of town. The first thing she did was call me because I’m responsible for you when our parents are out of town.”
“Jason.” I appeal to the one who isn’t as possessive.
“You know I love you and I support you,” he says. “But this wasn’t cool. At least text me your whereabouts. What’s going on with you? I heard you’re selling your company.”
“You took the month off,” Alex adds. “What if I need you?”
“This is so unlike you,” Jackson says frustrated. “I get it from Jeannette but you …”
“Me what, Jackson? Just because I decided to change my life that doesn’t mean I’m a failure. You changed yours, just like Jason did. I can’t search for my own happiness?”
He frowns and closes his mouth tight.