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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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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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Loved Listening....

I loved listening to this story it makes me want to reread the series and listen to it all. Listening to a book brings it to life for me. This story was so easy to follow along and the characters had great chemistry.


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Once Upon a Holiday

Once Upon a Holiday is an excellent Christmas novella!

June and Sterling are opposites, but truly in this case opposites really do attract. It was fun watching Sterling go from grumpy to falling for June. I also liked how their relationship developed and they found more than they expected in each other.

Sometimes novellas leave me feeling like the story is rushed or missing scenes or information. That is not at all the case here. Claudia did a great job with June and Sterling's story! Getting to listen to it on audiobook was a treat, too. The narrators are perfect for this story and these characters.

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A great holiday romance

A holiday "Scrooge falls in love" novel that combines two families in the author's arsenal? Sounds like a perfect holiday gift.

We get to revisit Claudia Burgoa's Spearman and Ahern families again for the holidays, and this novel is definitely a treat. It's heartwarming, entertaining and satisfying.

Sterling Ahern is our Scrooge - brash, broody, takes life as it comes and has a killer smirk.
June Spearman worms her way into his heart before he even knows what hits him and turns his world absolutely upside down, sideways and inside out. June is determined, independent, and driven, and Sterling gives her much more than they bargained for when they first meet! The banter is witty, and sparks definitely fly, and the two of them challenge each other in amazing ways.

The audio, narrated by Aaron Shedlock and Emma Wilder, was fantastic. They do a wonderful job conveying the emotions, the humor and the sizzle in this story. A cameo by Sebastian York adds to the powerhouse narration of the audio.

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Feel good!

Sterling and Juniper! This audiobook is such a feel good. The Ahern and Spearman family are a favorite of mine. Hearing the couple’s story unfold made me so giddy. I love this pairs journey and the performance by the narrators was fab! It has all the Christmas in July feels for me.

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Amazing!

This is the perfect holiday novella but can also be enjoyed any time. I am hooked on the characters and their families now too. June and Sterling are everything they need without even knowing it. The story is funny, sweet, and all kinds of sexy. I couldn't get enough. I loved the narrators and how we not only had 2 but 3 narrators which really brought the story to life.

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EPIC audiobook!!!

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Aaron Sheldock and Emma Wilder, narrated this audiobook beautifully in a way that brought the characters to life. Once Upon A Holiday by Claudia Y. Burgoa is an EPIC audiobook that will join the ranks of the BIBLIO-ARISTOCRACY!!!

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Sweet and charming story!

Narrated by Aaron Sheldock, Emma Wilder and Sebastian York, Once Upon A Holiday by Claudia Y. Burgoa was such a fun and charming opposites attract holiday romance. June is a practical, smart and determined. Sterling is sexy, cocky and loves his life as it is. He may be a celebrity of sorts and needs to be guarded, but life is good. Then they meet and though neither saw the other coming, their chemistry is steamy and undeniable. Even when both want to deny it! This was a quick and charming story full of all the best feels!

Happy listening!

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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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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.💕💜🤎💙🤎💜💕