December's Book of the Month

I love the beginning of a new month because that means I get to pick my Book of the Month selection. I always love the end of the year because I'm always anxious to see if they have a holiday book for us to read.

This month my book is:

Kiss Her Once for Me by Allison Cochrun 

The author of The Charm Offensive returns with a festive romantic comedy about a woman who fakes an engagement with her landlord…only to fall for his sister.

One year ago, recent Portland transplant Ellie Oliver had her dream job in animation and a Christmas Eve meet-cute with a woman at a bookstore that led her to fall in love over the course of a single night. But after a betrayal the next morning and the loss of her job soon after, she finds herself adrift, alone, and desperate for money.

Finding work at a local coffee shop, she’s just getting through the days—until Andrew, the shop’s landlord, proposes a shocking, drunken plan: a marriage of convenience that will give him his recent inheritance and alleviate Ellie’s financial woes and isolation. They make a plan to spend the holidays together at his family cabin to keep up the ruse. But when Andrew introduces his new fiancĂ©e to his sister, Ellie is shocked to discover it’s Jack—the mysterious woman she fell for over the course of one magical Christmas Eve the year before. Now, Ellie must choose between the safety of a fake relationship and the risk of something real.

Perfect for fans of Written in the Stars and One Day in December, Kiss Her Once for Me is the queer holiday rom-com that you’ll want to cozy up with next to the fire. (from

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I love a fake marriage story, but this one sounds especially good! I mean, faking marriage to get an inheritance? So devious. I have my doubts that it will work, but you know.

My thought is I wonder whether Jack has her suspicions that the marriage is fake, or if Ellie and Andrew are really good actors. Lol. I guess I will have to read it and find out.

xo Marian