08 September 2023

All's Fair in Love and Christmas | First Line Friday + The Friday 56

First Line Friday is hosted weekly by Reading Is My SuperPower.
The Friday 56 is hosted weekly by Freda's Voice.

Happy Friday!

Who's ready for some Christmas reading? I know it's only September, but I'm always excited to get in the holiday mood.

First Line: My boss is so generous.

From Page 56: I'd rather ignore everything I just heard than add more flames by letting a confrontation happen.


Two workplace rivals. One festive competition. And a romance that upends it all.

Every December two things are guaranteed for graphic designer Mackenzie Graham--Christmas celebrations and the annual promotion at her workplace. Those two things are by no means mutually exclusive. In fact, the better an employee is at harnessing the Christmas spirit, the more likely they'll win the new job. With her social anxiety, Mackenzie never thought she'd be a contender in her company's holiday competition, so how exactly has she found herself dueling her workplace crush with wrapping paper tubes and using tinsel as her weapon of choice for a much-needed raise?

Jeremy Fletcher's life is meticulously planned out, including how to win this year's promotion at work. Not only will the new position fulfill some of his career goals, but as a single guardian to his twin niece and nephew, he needs the salary increase to support his family. Jeremy has barely noticed Mackenzie Graham around the office, but now that she's his rival, he can't stop thinking about her. Her quirkiness intrigues him, and he's afraid that if he can't get his head on straight, the promotion isn't the only thing he'll end up losing to Mackenzie.

"Inspirational rom-com readers are going to love this one." --Bethany Turner, bestselling author of The Do-Over

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  1. This sounds like a cute romance. Enjoy your current read!

  2. I'm so not ready for Christmas yet... LOL... Happy weekend!

  3. I am not ready for Christmas reads yet, but I do want to read this one. I think it looks and sounds so cute, plus I like Sarah's books! Have a great weekend!