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Holiday Affair (Zebra Contemporary Romance) Mass Market Paperback – October 1, 2010


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Product Details

  • Series: Zebra Contemporary Romance
  • Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Zebra; 1 edition (October 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1420105698
  • ISBN-13: 978-1420105698
  • Product Dimensions: 4.4 x 0.9 x 6.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,029,105 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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"If you love Christmas and all that goes along with it, then this is the book for you! Lisa Plumley's newest novel has all the holiday spirit and romance of the best Christmas movies!"  --Contemporary Romance Writers

"This is without a doubt the best holiday novel I have ever read! Immensely readable, laugh out loud funny and with enough mystery and suspense to keep me hooked!" --Romance Junkies (5 blue ribbons rating)

"A delightful story with utterly charming characters. It brings to life the sounds, smells, and tastes of Christmas." (4½ stars!) --Romantic Times BOOK Reviews

"Loaded with fun pop-culture references and witty dialogue, Holiday Affair delivers on entertainment!" --The Romance Reader (5 hearts rating!)

"Holiday Affair is quirky, engaging, funny, and sometimes wacky. If you like Christmas romances with all the trimmings, you might want to give Holiday Affair a try."
--Barnes & Noble Heart to Heart blog

"Lisa Plumley creates charming characters. Her books are a delight!" --USA TODAY best-selling author Rachel Gibson

From the Author

This book is part of the Kismet Christmas series. Also look for Home for the Holidays (2008), Together for Christmas (2012), and All He Wants For Christmas (2014).

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Customer Reviews

I read this book after a friend suggested it.
shesnachomama
Every Christmas I get to look forward to a Holiday book from hers released!
Caffey
This a contemporary romance and was very entertaining.
Amazon Customer

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Caffey on November 17, 2010
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I'm so thrilled to be writing a review for this book! You will so be in the holiday moods after this beautiful sweet Christmas romance, HOLIDAY AFFAIR by Lisa Plumley. I have had the joy of discovering Lisa Plumley's historical romances by chance a few years ago with THE SCOUNDREL (not presently available but hopefully some will come back in ebook) and since have looked forward and backwards to find more of her books. Lisa Plumley has a backlist of many fun contemporary romance still available and still continues to write historical romances with MAIL-ORDER GROOM coming from Harlequin Historicals on December first. Definitely check out her site for the awesome variety of books available. When I'm looking for a comfort read, a story that will boost my spirits, I turn right to her books. Every Christmas I get to look forward to a Holiday book from hers released! When I first discovered these contemporary romance with HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, I got the goosebumps all over again along with that great warm feel during, after and still from reading HOLIDAY AFFAIR.

HOLIDAY AFFAIR by Lisa Plumley gives the warmest and sweetest romance of Karina and Reid. Planning her first Christmas with her three children alone after her divorce, Karina is feeling as a failure and trying so hard to pull together to bring Christmas to her home. Reid a single dad of two daughters with a nanny/tutor is always on the go doing travel adventures for team building for businesses and keeps busy to let the holidays pass by. Karina is secretly visiting The Christmas House, a Bed & Breakfast (B & B), in Kismet Michigan, going in place of her sister's company, to evaluate them risk and assess for a possible purchase with her sister's company.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer Rummel - YABookNerd on August 6, 2011
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Karina's determines to make this Christmas magical for herself and most importantly her three children. It's the first holiday season since the divorce. She's so worried about them.

When the opportunity arises for a free vacation at The Christmas House B&B, she jumps at the chance. Sure, she'll have to evaluate the B&B for her sister, but it will be worth the quaint holiday experience.

She and the kids head from sunny California to cold snowy Michigan where they meet Reid and his daughters. Together they share a Christmas they'll never forget.

My Thoughts: A cute holiday romance read. It dove a little too fast into the romance for me. I loved the sabotage parts and how they solved all the issues that popped up. I loved how the kids interacted with each other and Karina and Reid.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lollipops on January 25, 2011
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Katrina Barrett is a single mom of three struggling to make ends meet, and to balance the demands of three children along with her ex-husband and his right to see the children.

Reid Sullivan is a single dad and he is a glove-trotter, taking businessmen on tours of the outback, for one. He also is helping this year at his family's Bed and Breakfast.

Katrina is sent to Michigan to evaluate the bed and breakfast, but when she meets Reid the evaluation swings to the man more than the business. The attraction is mutual. But Reid has no Christmas spirit and Katrina is determined to teach him a thing or two. But when the true reason behind her visit is reviewed will the romance be over?

HOLIDAY AFFAIR has a fun, chick-lit-ish type cover, and I love Christmas stories so I thought it might be fun to try. I've never read any books by Ms. Plumley before so wasn't familiar with her voice. The story starts really slow with Katrina taking many pages just walking her kids from the car into the school building while it goes into all the back story about why her ex-husband and her are divorced. Reid is spending that same time in the outback of Australia, so the couple doesn't even meet until way into the book.

The story did drag quite a lot with tons of introspection, and I wanted it to just get to the story. But there are some steamy moments in the book, and the characters are developed realistically. If you like Lisa Plumley's books you'll probably love HOLIDAY AFFAIR.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By shesnachomama on December 27, 2010
Format: Kindle Edition
I read this book after a friend suggested it. I really enjoyed it from the very beginning-the characters were engaging and the locations were beautifully depicted. The action was fun to follow-I highly recommend this as a quick weekend or holiday read. My only criticism (and this is *tiny*-nothing that would keep me from ordering more books by Lisa Plumley) was the author's frequent use of the word "fisted." I know that's nit-picky, but after the 3rd time it sort of pulled me out of the story every time it showed up. I am very happy to have found an author whose work I enjoy so much-and am definitely ordering more from Lisa Plumley!
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