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Holly and Mistletoe

Narrated by: Eliza Foss
Series: Hometown Heartbreakers, Book 5
Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
4 out of 5 stars (249 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Holly Garrett was in trouble. The stranger who'd saved her from a storm was not asking for her help. And he was inviting her to live with him. She could cook for him, and bathe him, but nothing had prepared her for the glances he threw her way.
©2005 Susan Mallery (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

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Questionable classification

I bought this book hoping for a nice Christmas story, even if it was to be one of those too sweet romances. I think maybe it should be placed under Erotica. The 28 year old virgin is made out to be totally stupid and the descriptive "deflowering" of her just doesn't get it for a "christmas" story. It just goes on and on about how innocent she is and descriptive sex. Throughly disappointed. Waste of money even if one wants to hear about the sex.

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Holly and Mistletoe

Another amazing read from Ms. Mallery. The narrator wasn't as good as Therese Plummer, but she wasn't bad either.

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SO SORRY

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Lack of repeating Holly's sad stories about mother's illness, 15 year old boyfriend, etc.

What could Susan Mallery have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Added more emphasis on the main characters - Jordan was ok but Holly, even though a 28 year old virgin should have had a little more sophistication

What didn’t you like about Eliza Foss’s performance?

She was really flat; male voices were not very good

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Always love a happy ending

Any additional comments?

Not a Susan Mallory winner

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I hated this book

This was the worst book!! I could not stop rolling my eyes every two minutes!! The main characters were so annoying. The virgin was ridiculous, I remember being very young and naive and I wasn’t even close to the way she is portrayed in this book. Plus the constant self doubt and self esteem issues on both parts were so over the top. Don’t waste your time. At least it was part of the audible escape and I didn’t buy it separately.

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Are my ears bleeding?

I don't know why I even finished this book, but I wish I didn't waste my time. Luckily I didn't waste my money as it is part of the Audible Romance Package. This book had potential to be good. It reminds me of the Mallory family from Johanna Lindsay except the characters are horrible instead of awesome. There is a big family of brothers that made me want to go and read all of their love stories but since this story was so horrible I don't think I will be doing that. What made this story so terrible was the main Character, Holly. She was supposed to be an innocent 28 year old virgin, but the author took it too far. She was too naive and stupid. She couldn't get over that she was 15 pounds overweight and thought she was too fat. Which is not good for anyone's self esteem and she was so clueless about men in general I just couldn't connect to her. I couldn't stop rolling my eyes at how ridiculous she was. She was the opposite of a strong female character. Not all virgins are so immature. She had special circumstances as to why she was so old to be a virgin, but still why was she so immature?

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DNF

Never got into the story because of unrealistic immaturity of female lead and because the narration is so annoying.

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Where are the earlier books

It was a fun story but now I need to read the earlier books but Audible does not offer them at this time.
Frustrating

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Did not come across as a christmas romance

I was expecting a romance based on the sprit of Christmas . This book appeared to be a sex novel and a book based on list. I would not recommend this book unless it was for someone looking for adult entertainment.

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  • TJ
  • 05-25-19

Super sweet.

I loved this super sweet book about a woman who had body insecurities falling in love with her dream man. It is dated. But the story and romance was fully flushed out.

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Again, what a difference a voice makes!

I’ve listened to almost all Susan Mallory’s books on audio. This performance is so bad I gave up after 4 chapters. The story seemed fine, I just could not handle this narrator any longer.