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Review: The Ex-mas Holidays

This is a fun holiday read full of second chances, laughs, and longing. Maya and Sam almost dated years ago, but they hate each other now because of how things ended. Maya is headed home to live for a while, just in time for Christmas, and seems like they can’t avoid each other. As they become friends once again, they each find themselves wondering what exactly the other was thinking all those years ago but neither wants to ruin their newly found truce.

This is a really fun story, well paced and with great characters. Maya and Sam are hilarious and even the side characters are great. Looking forward to more from this author.



It’s hard to escape your ex when you’re working together over Christmas in the Scottish Highlands, but being stuck together might be the best possible present in this sparkling new contemporary romance.

Maya Bashir is dreading her drive home for Christmas and having to explain that she’s just left her high-paying job and a long-term relationship, so a brief detour to her friend’s festive party doesn’t seem like such a bad idea. Until Maya walks in to find the last person she wants to see. Sam, the boy who broke her heart eight years ago. And he’s serving drinks. Naked.

Sam Holland is working an extra job on the sly to help his friend get by. But little did he expect Maya Bashir to come barrelling back into his life, learning about his secret side-hustle and taking back her old job alongside him at his daytime role as a ski instructor on the slopes of the Scottish Highlands.

As both Sam and Maya realize that their reason for heartbreak so many years ago wasn’t entirely as it seemed, they must learn to stand up for what they want the most…or else miss their second chance at love.

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