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A Merry Little Meet Cute by Julie Murphy and Sierra Simon

Co-written by New York Times #1 bestselling author Julie Murphy and USA Today bestselling author Sierra Simone, a steamy, plus-size holiday romantic comedy about an adult movie star who is semi-accidentally cast as the lead in a family Christmas movie, and the former bad-boy pop star she falls in love with.

Bee Hobbes (aka Bianca Von Honey) has a successful career as a plus-size adult movie star. With a huge following and two supportive moms, Bee couldn’t ask for more. But when Bee’s favorite producer chooses her to star in a Christmas movie he’s making for the Hope Channel, Bee’s career is about to take a more family-oriented direction.

Forced to keep her job as Bianca a secret, Bee quickly learns that it’s a task much easier said than done. Though it’s all worth it when she finds out her co-star is none other than childhood crush Nolan Shaw, a former boy band member who is in desperate need of rehab. Nolan has promised his bulldog manager to keep it closed on set, and he will if it means he’ll be able to provide a more stable living situation for his sister and mother.

But things quickly heat up in Christmas Notch, Vermont, when Nolan recognizes his new co-star from his ClosedDoors account (oh yeah, he’s a member). Now Bee and Nolan sneak in for some quick on-set hits, keeping their newfound relationship a secret from Hope Channel executives. Things only get more complicated when the reporter who torpedoed Nolan’s singing career snoops around and takes an instant interest in mysterious newcomer Bee.

And if Bee and Nolan can’t keep their off-camera romance behind the scenes, then this happy little cute encounter could end up on the cutting room floor.

Reasons to read it: Let’s face it, anytime is the best time to read a holiday romance, and the inclusion of an adult star in this one makes it unique among Christmas-themed stories. Bonus points for being a rom-com that’s really funny, has characters with great chemistry, has great portrayal, and spice that’s *chef’s kiss*.

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