Friday, December 3, 2021

The Twelve Holidates

 Title: The Twelve Holidates

Series: Love Cliches #4

Author: Emma St. Clair

Narrators: Kevin Eiger, Lorana Hoopes

Publisher: Self-published

Genre: Romantic Comedy

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My Review:

Even though this is a novella (and you all know how I feel about those!), I loved this book. It is another friend to more troupe, which I also enjoy. Also, while it is book 4/6 it is easy enough to read it as just a Christmas read without missing too much of anything else. It is also easy to read it out of order (I did!).

Taylor is great at picking real winners and Weston enjoys seeking revenge on those "winners" once the relationship is over. When Taylor has the great idea to surprise her boyfriend with the twelve holidates list, she is the one who ends up surprised.

Weston decides to get Taylor's mind off the latest loser and hopes to win her over by going through with the list. The only problem is that all the dates end in disaster. Was this a good idea or will it end their friendship for good?

I enjoyed the witty banter, the missteps, and the story was just plain fun! I recommend this to anyone who needs a cute, quick, Christmas read! I guarantee it will be over before you are ready!


Synopsis (from Goodreads):

If someone tells you that waiting for your boyfriend in a giant stocking is a good idea, they’re WRONG.

I learn this the hard way when I discover my boyfriend is cheating on me.

Once again, I find myself crying on the very broad and sturdy shoulders of my best friend, Weston.

And even though he rejected me when we were kids, my feelings for Weston start bubbling back to the surface.

Especially when he insists that we work our way through the list of twelve holidates I had planned for my ex.

Twelve dates with my super hot and totally perfect BFF? Um, okay. You don’t have to ask me twice!

Only… the dates continue to be disasters.

The biggest disaster of all is the way I’m about to get my heart crushed AGAIN by my best friend.

Because I can’t hide my feelings anymore, and I don’t think being just friends is enough.

Winning over Weston would take a Christmas miracle …

This Christmas novella is a companion story to the Love Clich├ęs Sweet RomCom series. You'll see some of the same characters from Falling for Your Best Friend's Twin and Falling for Your Boss.


  1. Lovely review Cindy. I'm determined to read this series soon!

    1. Wendy-YAY! Let me know when you do, I want to hear all your thoughts, LOL!