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Publisher's Summary

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 30 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.

©2019 Claudia Burgoa (P)2021 Claudia Burgoa

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June finally gets her HEA!!

I love these Spearmans so hard! June has been instrumental in helping out all her siblings but she has a secret. She's the youngest of the bunch ( by 5 minutes and her twin never let's her forget it. lol!)
Even though she's more than capable of running her own life as well as her business and always coming in to fix/help her siblings they treat her like a toddler.

She's been wanting a family of her own but prince charming always turns into a frog.

Enter Sterling, carefree billionaire with a crazy fan base for his artwork. But, he's not as carefree as June first thought and soon finds why he's been so closed off, even from his family. .

I love how The Spearman just envelop whoever loves their siblings and that includes mama and papa Spearman.


Sterling and June get their HEA and a few surprises. LOVED that epilogue!!

Narration by Emma Wilder, Aaron Shedlock and one cameo chapter with Sebastian York.

If you love funny and steamy with your romance this book has it in spades!

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An Absolute Must Read Masterpiece!!

I Absolutely Loved This Story. Sterling Is A Dream Come True Book Boyfriend! This Is An Amazing Series

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One of my favourite audiobooks so far!

You know an audiobook is good when you binge listen it from start to finish in a day. I hadn't read this one as an ebook/paperback first and right from the start I was invested in this couple. The narrators absolutely nailed this one, I highly recommend grabbing this one on audio!

This couple complimented each other so well! I loved seeing Sterling's tough exterior crumble and him letting himself open up to loving June and wanting to change his life to fit into hers. This one has plenty of steam, plus some funny moments, particularly when June's family were around. Sterling and June's story is definitely one I can see myself re-reading again and again.

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Engaging holiday romance

Between Sterling's attitude and June's penchant for ridiculous and embarrassing situations, this holiday romance is a riot. It isn't hard to figure out where this story was going, but it sure is fun getting there. If you're looking for an angsty, slow-burn romance, this is not it. This one isn't a slow-burn anything, and once these two get together, it's like a whirlwind. In the end, I suppose June and Sterling do the whole relationship thing a bit backward, but it somehow works for these characters. This one isn't as angsty as some of the books I've read by this author. It's more lighthearted, and it is definitely laugh-out-loud funny. This one is totally a fun bit of escapism for the holidays.
That's what I wrote when I read the book, and as it turns out, Once Upon a Holiday is a fun bit of escapism for any time. Of course, it's hard to beat the performances of the narrators: Aaron Shedlock, Emma Wilder, and Sebastian York. The emotion and humor, and yes, the chemistry between Sterling and June, come through wonderfully. If you've followed the series, you'll recognize Jackson as well when he makes an appearance in all his overbearing big brother glory.
Once Upon a Time was already an entertaining and engaging read, so the narration just added another layer to the experience. It's as hard to hit pause as it was to close the book.

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Loved Every moment of this story and can't wait for the next book in this series. Love how characters from previous book's lives continue as a new character are introduced

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Can't praise it enough!!!

“I’m in love with this story. Everything about it was phenomenal not only the characters and the plot but also Aaron, Emma and of course Sebastian’s performance. From the very beginning I was rolling out of laughter! What an amazing job all the narrators did! It was sweet, cute and sometimes a little bit painful but so beautiful. The king of love that could only be everlasting. Sure there were some ups and downs but at the end everything was worth it. I can’t recommend this audiobook enough.”

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Taking A Chance

I loved listening to this story. The narrators brought this book to life. I loved the characters. I read this book when it first came out. June and Stirling changed so much for each other and themselves, embracing something they never thought they wanted or needed. I like the fact June wasn't willing to cave to Stirling's wishes. She needed to maintain her independence and control over her life and the plans she made. Stirling evolved the most He took a chance on something he said he didn't want, but was too scared to admit it to himself.
I adore the sexy voices of Aaron and Sebastian. Emma's performance melds well the the guys.

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Surprise pregnancy

What an incredible listen which had me smiling while listening and then at times ripping my heart out. Sterling is all alone in his world and with his baggage and nine busts into his life with her wit and snark. Their relationship starts rough and then turns into an amazing. Adaventure. And the narrators.... I could listen for days and not grow tired of the emotions they place into the characters to make the listener feel like they are right there for the ride.

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A definite treat

Want to get your holiday cheer on, then this is the novella for you. June is a woman who planned her life out to a T. However, when things do not go as planned she makes a decision to take some time off and reevaluate. Sterling is a famous artist who has lost his holiday spirit. When these two fall into the same orbit, the laughter and sparks abound. Ms. Burgoa has given readers a wonderful story brought to life by two of my favorite narrators and a new voice that I plan to hear more from. Aaron Sheldock and Sebastian York’s voices are utter perfection and new narrator to me, Emma Wilder’s voice blends seamlessly with perfect articulation of June’s nuances. This is one audiobook that you may consider adding to your holiday traditions and celebrate all year long.

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Secrets and mistrust almost ruin their chance.

Another visit to the Spearman family. June had her future all planned out, keeping secrets from her family, and giving up on love. Enter Sterling. He turned her world upside down. Sterling was a very creative person. His artwork had made him a popular person, and all he wanted to do was hide away. They found each other and brought the best out of the other, but their doubts, beliefs, held them back from understanding their true feelings. I felt invested in their journey, and I had tears at the end. I recommend this story as I really enjoyed it.
The narration by Aaron Sheldock, Emma Wilder, and Sebastian York made the story come alive. They all did a wonderful job voicing the many varied characters.

I was given the audiobook, and this is my unsolicited review.

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June and Sterling!

June is close to her family and has found professional success but her dreams of romantic love and children of her own have never been realized. She has come to a point in her life where she wants to be a mother and is making arrangements to have this experience solo.

Sterling has achieved professional success beyond his dreams but that has only made him more determined that love and relationships are not for him. When it comes to relationships, they are casual and short term which has suited him and his lifestyle perfectly.

From the moment that June and Sterling meet the chemistry between them is electric. What was supposed to be one night has turned into something more but is it enough to turn their fling into forever?

These two couldn’t have been more different both in personalities or lifestyle or a better match as they take us on a sweet and sexy their journey that wasn’t without its challenges. The narrators managed to portray all the feelings of the story and the heartwarming characters.

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  • 12-20-21

Swoony Sterling!

Gah! I'd forgotten how much of a swoonfest Sterling Ahern was! I fell in love all over again with Juniper and Sterling's story. It was funny, hot AF, and so heart-melting. Emma Wilder was fabulous as always and had a very convincing male voice. I enjoyed Aaron's narration in the main but I wasn't always keen on his delivery. However, it didn't detract from this fantastic story. Loved it!

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Beautiful 💜💜

Love these two and I love this series. I love their story and how it al turned out for them. Perfect 👌 I can’t wait for more.💕💜🤎💙🤎💜💕