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Lucy Peckham has one big problem - Christmas! Every December 25th brings Lucy the gift of pain, illness, or embarrassment of one sort or another.

Steve Andrews was there to bear witness to Lucy's first humiliating Christmas back when they were both children together.

Now that they're adults, will the tides finally turn for Lucy, or will this be her worst Christmas ever?

©2016 Susan M. Smith (P)2016 Susan M. Smith

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POOR LUCY! I WOULD HATE THE HOLIDAYS TOO!!!

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** I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **

This was super cute!!! Lucy has the wort luck on Christmas...from sickness, to her first period, to being dumped...then it spreads to Thanksgiving where she pukes her guts out in front of company and her family...She comes across Steve Andrews who witnessed a few of these terrible events...and she is just humiliated...but Lucy decides to just give in and let the holidays from hell just be that...She goes to her parents once again for Christmas and finds them gone due to an emergency..tries to get in the house and gets stuck on a ledge in the snow..Steve Rescues her...and it changes her holiday luck!!


REALLY FUN STORY I RECOMMEND!!!!!

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LOL Xmas

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What a fun short story, as horrid as her Xmas holidays had become over the years it made me laugh several times. Was thrilled she found her HEA with a perfect partner.

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Funny with perfect narration

Susan Marlowe really hit the nail on the head in her narration of this book. I enjoyed listening to the tribulations of the main character throughout the Christmases in her life.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Great Read

I Hate Christmas by S.M. Smith was a great read. Lucy hates Christmas because every year brings something bad. That is until Steve comes back into her life. This was a great quick read.

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Lucy is awesome!

This story was hysterical and a little heartbreaking. I felt like Lucy was a good friend sharing her most mortifying moments with me. I would have gotten that her drunk and told her to avoid Steve at all costs, since several of her worst moments happened with him as a witness. I would have been wrong!
The author and narrator combined to provide a wonderful experience with this story. I highly recommend it to rom-com fans. I laughed out loud and also felt Lucy's pain. I will listen to this one again.
I requested and received this audiobook and am voluntarily providing this honest review.

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Loved this!

Hilarious! This short audiobook had me laughing out loud. So funny and great narration. Highly recommend!

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Light holiday read

What made the experience of listening to I Hate Christmas the most enjoyable?

"I Hate Christmas" is a light holiday read. I actually listened to it during Thanksgiving weekend while the newspaper came with 20 sales circulars and TV was flooded with ads for Black Friday weekend sales. (A whole weekend now!?)

What was one of the most memorable moments of I Hate Christmas?

I laughed with Lucy got stuck on the roof. (Don't worry! She doesn't stay there!)

Have you listened to any of Susan Marlowe’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I haven't listened to other performances by Ms. Marlowe.

If you could take any character from I Hate Christmas out to dinner, who would it be and why?

I think I'd take Lucy out for a stiff drink. Some of those holidays were pretty rough! Seriously though, I like how she handles things with self-depricating humor.

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You would hate Christmas too!

Lucy seems to be a bad luck magnet when it comes to the Christmas holiday. Will she ever be able to catch a break?

I thought the story was very well done and the narration was great!

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Better than I ever expected!

This book is laugh out loud hysterical. I absolutely loved it! It kept me laughing from beginning to end. I would love to see this be the start of a series! The narration was fabulous. I received a review copy at my request and voluntarily reviewed.

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Humor, Love, and A Life Changer

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A short story that packs a lot in a short amount of time.
The heroine rightfully hates Christmas as most years she embarrassed, injured, or heartbroken. She’s funny and lovable and each experience pulls you into hoping things change for her.
Secondary characters like her coworker and family are fun and add interest to the story.
The narrator has the perfect tone and emotion...perfect when she’s stuck on the roof.
Great entertainment..short, sweet, funny and engaging.