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Publisher's Summary

An amusing, charming lesbian romance about finding unexpected love inside family expectations.

When Fiona Ng’s best friend, Michael, needs a pretend girlfriend to bring home for Christmas in Arkansas, Fiona girds her loins and steps up. Besides, how hard could one festive family weekend be, anyway? That’s before she meets the boisterous McElroy clan, with accents as thick as a homemade pie crust, and an endless supply of competitive siblings, including Lizzie, Michael’s beautiful younger sister.

Lizzie seems to be everywhere, with her intoxicating scent, wandering hands, lingering gaze, and that bright, echoing laugh. The more time Fiona spends in her orbit, she wonders how she can even concentrate let alone pull off a convincing fake relationship. 

©2019 YLVA Publishing (P)2019 YLVA Publishing

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Great book that I only wish was longer

I love this author and own both of her other books already. I jumped at the chance to add this one to my collection and I don’t regret it. The characters were funny and the story was engaging. The ending was good but I wish it could have been a bit longer. Maybe an epilogue or something but the last line had me laughing. It’s more that I just wanted more time with the characters rather than needing it though. Don’t wait on this one, it’s definitely worth the credit.

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Another Amazing KL Hughes audiobook!

HEY, AUDIBLE, can we please get more KL Hughes?!! Life is short and her books are just too good :) so, I knew I'd like this book, because "The Art of Us" blew my mind and gave me all kinds of feelings, and "Popcorn Love" was adorable and sexy and I loved both audiobooks (I dont re-listen to many books, but KL Hughes I have) so... the Wrong McElroy... at first I was iffy about the twangy, Arkansas accent (not my fav thing accent) of some of the characters but it sort of grew on me as I I quickly began to like all the book's characters. I really enjoyed the witty dialogue, and how Lizzy and Fiona fell for each other in days, but it seemed like they knew each other longer. I also liked that the siblings weren't assholes about the whole situation when the truth was revealed on xmas day. It really was a fun listen and I'm sad, wondering how long until the next KL Hughes audiobook shows up on audible????
thank you, KL Hughes and Nicole Blessing!

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HOT with a slice of sizzle and soooo funny.

Incredible humor and down right entertainment, KL Hughes beans her intended target with a snow ball right in the kisser on this one (you'll get this later). I was completely enchanted. The couples obvious care for each other as best friends is sweater than a candy cane. The family dynamics between the 85 siblings is as chunky and delicious as cherry pie. And the tension and heat between the romance builds burns brighter than an outdoor Xmas light. This was a romantic romance from start to finish. The traditional ice skating scene was opted out for a snowball fight. The MC had superbly written anxieties that shined when they needed too, causing all sorts of havoc. Even Grandma had her moments. Totally a fun, awesome ride down the snow covered mountain in a toboggan made of laughter, ridiculousness, emotional commitment, and unbridled sex. You had me at "lay back, I want to..." Thank you KL
My audible was narrated by Nicole Blessing and she just about made me spew my drink a half dozen times. The comedic timing was perfect, the tone was redonkulus. And Nicolle even sounds as southern as my granddaddy's nanny from Nawlins.
Great combo of talent and writing. Buy this book. No, I mean it. Right now. Buy this book.
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A little slow, but fun and surprisingly poignant

Firstly, don’t go into this book expecting much plot-wise. At times the story drags quite a bit, and when listening I more than once wondered if there was a plot anywhere on the horizon. For a time it felt a lot like a wash, rinse, repeat cycle of very long, leisurely scenes with the McElroys (who are admittedly a lot of fun) followed by recycled “moments” between Lizzie and Fiona that would get interrupted only for there to be another “moment” down the road that was inevitably interrupted again. But if you’ve read “Popcorn Love” by this writer you know that that’s part of her style of writing; lots of unapologetically uneventful moments where you just hang out with the characters while they talk about this, that, and the other. It was difficult for me to readjust to (it’s been quite some time since I listened to “Popcorn Love”) but eventually I did adjust, and settled in to just enjoy it.

There are some really delightful things that happen in this story that actually made me emotional. The scenes toward the end especially, when secrets come out and have to be dealt with, had me nearly ugly crying. I also identified a great deal with Fiona’s experience of racism and much of what she said/thought on the subject. KL Hughes put into words what so many minorities go through on a daily basis. It’s an important conversation to have, and I have not seen it had anywhere in lesfic but here. So, major kudos to Ms. Hughes on that.

As for the central romance and the characters: the MvElroys are a hoot. And I quite liked Lizzie and Fiona. Their chemistry is off the charts, and all the interrupted “moments” that mildly irritated me for a spell eventually evolved into a very fun, satisfying, (sexy! Holy moly!) relationship. I liked that the story ended without any grand declarations of instalove or promises made to uproot their lives to be together. Instead the reader/listener leaves these ladies to enjoy the promising start to something sweet and new.

Lastly, this was my first experience with Nicole Blessing as a narrator, but I think she did an amazing job. The characters’ voices were distinctive, her reading was well paced and intuitive, and she really acts out the dialogue. I’d happily listen to something she’s narrated again.

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Strong emotions and vivid imagery.

My gay soul loves this plot right from the start. Makes me smile ear to ear by chapter 2.

It's an all around good time with good vibes and a lot of lovable characters.

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A lot of fun

Definite romp of a tale. Delivers on big family zaniness. Not an awesome romance, but definite awesome fiction. Where it wasn't fun and raucous it was smart. There was room to develop the relationship more believably, especially since it was a bit on the short side.

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Full of laughter and love.

what alot of fun. Dialog between family members and family Christmas traditions was hilarious. All in the background of a love story. it was like the Beverly Hillbillies in 2019. great story and the narrator was the best

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Hilarious! Beautiful!

This story was funny from start to finish. Beautifully written and great narration. I wish it were longer!!

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Fun time listening!

I loved it! It was super playful and light, with just the right amount of emotions!

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A book with a tiny twist...

Few weeks ago I read a similar book, very similar story line but this one as a small difference so I guess it has the right to exist. Towards the end there is a sex scene just because the writer thought if there is no sex scene it will not be a good sell... completely out of place. And illogical.
Narration was Ok but could be better.

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Weasley family fan-fic

Charmingly written and funny, this starts as a faux-romance and quickly meanders into a romcom. It's like having Christmas with the Weasley's but with more POC representation. Extremely well-read to boot!

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