My Perfect Gift: A Christmas Novella

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Popular Kindle My Perfect Gift A Christmas Novella published Christmas isn t the same any for Lara Hollywell not since she lost her greatest gift of all her fianc Now she spends her holidays

Popular Kindle My Perfect Gift: A Christmas Novella published 2020 Christmas isn t the same any for Lara Hollywell, not since she lost her greatest gift of all, her fianc Now, she spends her holidays with family remembering Christmases past and contemplating a life without love, a life where only dreams and fantasies keep her company.Blake Snowden is tired of being seen as nothing than the man with deep pockets and a handsome fChristmas isn t the same any for Lara Hollywell, not since she lost her greatest gift of all, her fianc Now, she spends her holidays with family remembering Christmases past and contemplating a life without love, a life where only dreams and fantasies keep her company.Blake Snowden is tired of being seen as nothing than the man with deep pockets and a handsome face He wants romantic walks, snuggling by the fireplace and kisses under the mistletoe And this Christmas he wants it all with his beautiful Head of Marketing, Lara.When Blake rigs the company s annual secret Santa draw to get Lara s name, will they both discover than the perfect gift in their stockings on Christmas morning. Bestseller Kindle My Perfect Gift: A Christmas Novella 5 Cranky Stars!Blake Snowden and Lara Hollywell have worked together for several years, each having secret desires for the other but keeping them a secret. Finally deciding to take a chance, Blake rigs the Secret Santa exchange this year so that he has Lara’s name and she has his. Now that he has her name, he has no clue what would her perfect gift to be. Lara has never cared for the company's’ Secret Santa exchange and is often referred to as the Bah Humbug of the company. She can’t believe her luck in that over the three hundred people in the company she gets Blake’s name, the VP. Sure she has had her fantasies about what she would love to give him but she is just not ready to move forward. Losing her fiancé destroyed her, she can’t move past that loss even seven years later.As short as this book was, the author did a great job in having a range of emotions. From the one scene where Blake takes her to the fair, there are laughs as a game is played, tears when on the big wheel, to smiles when they were fighting over the candy floss. Then there was the ah how sweet moments when Blake would offer Lara his scarf or coat because she was never dressed for the cold weather and even when he cleared the snow from her car. You could feel the connection the characters had and I’m really hoping that we will get a full length novel as they have so much more of a story to be told. There was one part of the story that I felt was a little choppy when they were at the ice skating rink with the nieces. It could have been that I was reading an advanced reader copy but it didn’t flow smoothly. Even with the time they were at the park and skating rink, the connection and fun the four of them were having had me feeling like I was there watching it all, I can see that snowball missing Lara to hit the tree she was standing under and the snow falling down to cover her. I was laughing right along with Blake. This novella had a lot to the story, with great supporting characters. I will be reading more from this author and again, I am hoping that we will have more of Blake and Lara’s story.
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    A resident of London, UK, E.J Shortall writes contemporary romantic fiction with a slant on the steamy side Writing characters described as real and relatable , E.J creates stories that will draw you in a leave you wanting .

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  • 5 Cranky Stars Blake Snowden and Lara Hollywell have worked together for several years, each having secret desires for the other but keeping them a secret Finally deciding to take a chance, Blake rigs the Secret Santa exchange this year so that he has Lara s name and she has his Now that he has her name, he has no clue what would her perfect gift to be Lara has never cared for the company s Secret Santa exchange and is often referred to as the Bah Humbug of the company She can t believe her luck [...]


  • I will begin with I totally enjoyed reading this novella sat by my Christmas tree Just perfect and put me in the festive mood.Blake Snowden and Lara Hollywell have worked together for many years and are taking part in the secret Santa, only little did Lara know she d been set up by Blake, for them to buy a gift for one another Secretly they had both craved for one another but never acted This caused a few problems not having a clue what to buy each other A problem Lara didn t welcome, especially [...]


  • I rarely read Christmas books this early but I m glad I read this little gem Although this is just over a hundred pages I found it to be a lovely, warm and full story Blake is Lara s boss He doesn t know much about her but he does know he wants to get to know her Lara feels attracted to Blake however her past is holding her back What happens when the magic of Christmas gets involved I really enjoyed this Christmas gem Looking forward to reading of this authors work.


  • What a short and very sweet Christmas Novella I love reading E.J s books and it never ceases to amaze me how she writes with such realism Her stories literally come to life in my mind and I swear they could be my next door neighbors I couldn t put the book down once I started and it s one that has touched my heart My heart broke for Lara and reading how and why her heart was broken I understood that feeling all too well and maybe that s why this book means so much to me It was very hard to not t [...]


  • What happens when you lose your fiance and try to move on without love You go through the motions and almost miss what s right in front of you because you are afraid to let love in againRead this novella to find out if love will prevail or living a lonely life forever.


  • This lovely novella is definitely a feel good festive read It has been beautifully written by EJ Shorthall to capture the true image of both Blake and Lara along with the misconceptions they both hold about each other Blake decides that after having his eye on Lara for nearly 3 years, enough is enough He wants an in with her He is fed up of people just chasing him for his money He wants something real What better way than by rigging his company s Secret Santa Lara is scared at the thought of mee [...]


  • 4.5 Stars This is definitely a feel good book, you know that revolved around Christmas time It s one of my favourite holidays of the year We meet Lara Hollywell who s focusing on her career seeing as she s lost the love of her life in Afghanistan as he was in the Army 7 years ago she s kind of stuck in a limbo of a kind She s got this little crush on her boss Blake Snowden a young vice CEO of the company she works Its stays in her dreams only Little does she know that Blake had his eye on her fr [...]


  • My Perfect Gift A Christmas Novella by E.J Shortall4 starsChristmas isn t the same any for Lara Hollywell, not since she lost her greatest gift of all, her fianc Now, she spends her holidays with family remembering Christmases past and contemplating a life without love, a life where only dreams and fantasies keep her company Blake Snowden is tired of being seen as nothing than the man with deep pockets and a handsome face He wants romantic walks, snuggling by the fireplace and kisses under the [...]


  • Blake Snowden and Lara Hollywell have worked together for several years Each having secret desires for the other but never acting on them Blake finally takes a chance and rigs the company s Secret Santa exchange so they get each others names This creates a whole new problem What gift to give Lara.Lara has been labeled the Scrooge bah humbug of the office Over 300 employees and she gets Blake As attracted as she is to Blake she s not ready to act upon it and she has no clue what to give him Fanta [...]


  • Lara hasn t enjoyed Christmas for the last seven years since her fianc died She just tries to get through the holidays each year with her family.Blake is fed up of being seen as a sexy rich man He wants romance, strolls in the park holding hands, hugs on the sofa in front of the fire He wants Lara, he s been watching her from afar for a few years and has decided this year he will make his move Can they both have the perfect Christmas, with the Perfect Gifts I loved this little Christmas story I [...]


  • This book is a quick, sweet, romantic read Lara and Blake work together Lara has been fantasizing about Blake for the last few years They are doing secret santa at their office and Lara got Blake She is both excited and scared that she got him She has no clue what to get him What she doesn t know is that Blake is interested in her too and arranged it so that they would get each other in the secret santa gifting Lara lost her fianc seven years ago and even though she is attracted to Blake she is [...]


  • This is one of the amazing books you can read in one sitting For all the longer it was, it packed one heck of a story I was easily able to connect to the characters, Blake and Lara Their connection was undeniable, but Lara needed a little push to be willing to give her heart away.It was fun to see what Blake was willing to do to get Lara s attention Rigging the company s Secret Santa was just the beginning of it Once he had her name, he needed to get her a gift He had to get to know her a little [...]


  • Lara Hollywell has had a crush on her boss Blake Snowden for awhile She never figured it would go anywhere but it was nice to dream When it was time to draw names for secret Santa, she ends up with Blake s name she has no idea what to get him And why now is he suddenly spending time talking to her After losing her fianc 7 years before she still doesn t feel ready to move on but a crush never hurt anyone Blake has been trying to find a way to get closer to Lara for awhile now Rigging the secret [...]


  • 5 Stars I was given this book in turn for an honest review Will Secret Santa prove to be Lara and Blake s Perfect Gift this year E.J Shortall has written a beautiful, sweet, romantic novella with a lot of Christmas spirit This story is one you will want to read time and time again, no matter the time of year Lara and Blake are both loveable characters, deserving of love and happiness Throughout the story you can feel the festive cheer and spirit and imagine yourself enjoying the Christmas festiv [...]


  • This was such an adorable book quick, short read that is a definite pick you up if you re having a not so great week, day, or weekend Leaves you very happy about the outcome, and very warm and fuzzy feeling after you finish the novella Very well developed characters with enough back story that you don t feel super lost or confused by the time you get to the overall gist of the novella Lara and Blake were the most unconventional couple when this novella started out Lara was shy, hurting, grieving [...]


  • A gorgeous novella that I wish was longer I was hooked on this fantastic little read after the first sentence I always expected great things from EJ Shortall and she hasn t disappointed at all Lara and Blake are both loveable characters that deserve all the love and happiness in the world The chemistry between them burns through the page or kindle screen and I quite literally wish I was Lara Despite it being a novella, I cried, laughed, wanted to throw my kindle when the characters weren t liste [...]


  • I rarely read Christmas romance to be honest, and definitely not this early when I do I m glad I read My Perfect Gift though, as I really enjoyed it Lara Hollywell hasn t stopped mourning the death of her fiance, and Christmas is particularly hard Blake Snowden is tired of being superficially wanted by women He s had a thing for Lara for a while but never had the courage to tell her When Blake fixes the annual Secret Santa drawing to get Lara, will she finally let love find her again This story [...]


  • This was a really cute novella centered around Christmas Since Lara lost her fianc she hasn t been willing to take the chance on any new relationships Blake, her boss, is hoping to find a way to change that He decides to rig the office Secret Santa to try get a chance to date her This is a super fast read and very fitting for the upcoming season It s a story about second chances at love and taking the chance to finally speak up about someone you have a crush on For such a short story EJ does a g [...]


  • Blake is hoping to Lara over with the perfect secret santa gift His attraction and feelings towards Lara have been growing but she hasn t noticed him in that way Lara is still trying to move forward and come to terms with the death of her fianc e seven years previously Can she open her heart again for Blake I adore Christmas stories as they are so sweet and full of hope, wonder and magic This encapsulated all of these and made it into a perfect gift from the author It s beginning to feel a lot l [...]


  • absolutely fluffing loved itC given by the author for an honest review What a fantastic and beautifully written novella that is perfect for the Christmas season Lara Hollyway doesn t like Christmas much since her fianc was tragically killed When her boss, the gorgeous Blake Snowden, rigs the Secret Santa at work so he gets to pick Lara, Lara may just get then a Secret Santa.e may just get her Perfect Gift WOW This was the first book by E.J Shortfall that I have had the pleasure of reading, and [...]


  • This short story is perfect for the festive season It s the beautiful, heartwarming story of Lara, who is left devastated by the loss of her first love and Blake, her workaholic boss who has been watching and yearning for Lara Blake decides to take matters into his own hands and rigs the company secret Santa so they end up with each other s names Will things run to plan Will they be spending Christmas without love again or will that mistletoe be getting good use made of it Beautifully written wi [...]


  • A super sweet and romantic Christmas Novella that you won t want to miss Blake has had his eye on Lara for a while now, but this Christmas he has an idea of how he will get her attention and he is determined to get the girl.Lara is still struggling from the loss of her fiance but that doesnt stop her from lusting after her boss Blake, but when she draws Blake s name in the secret Santa drawing at work she is in a position to get to know him a little better to find out what the perfect gift will [...]


  • What a beautiful story I will admit that I was reluctant to read a Christmas Story before Christmas but on a cold and wet day I stayed in bed and curled up with a hot chocolate and read this novella in the space of an hour The words flowed in this sweet love story about two people and their hidden feelings for each other Like the hot chocolate that I drank whilst reading this book, it left a warm fuzzy feeling and a renewed excitement for Christmas This is the perfect gift to get you in the mood [...]


  • Received this arc in exchange for an honest review I enjoyed the book but was left wanting I wish the book was longer so we could have character development and I could feel the connection The story did have some touching parts that I did enjoy It was a cute holiday read Overall, I did like the authors writing style and she was able to hold my interest I definitely will read full length novels from this author If you re looking for a quick read to get you in the holiday spirit this book is for [...]


  • Loved this book Its perfect for Christmas season, so romantic, funny, a little angsty tooThey are attracted to each other, but she s not prepared to love again He wants to settle down and find in Lara the perfect woman After an annual secret Santa in their company everything changes and so will their future.The author s writing is captivating and makes me want to read Reviewed for The Bookery Review


  • I am a hopeless romantic and a huge lover of all things Christmas so this book was a delight for me It had characters who are personable and relatable Lara, has suffered a loss she doesn t know how to move on from and Blake has set his sights on her but will he get past her fears The author managed to get a great story in a novella, often these feel rushed but this had the perfect pace My only issue was I was eager to know what gift she bought him Overall a good book 4 stars


  • I received this book as a gift for a fair honest review and reviewer for bloggin with M.Brennan This was amazing short christmas novella how to take a chance on love again Lara has a crush on her boss but her past holding her back from the loss and emotional tragedy event of her fiance she distance herself from getting to involve emotional attach to any men Blake was ready for a real relationship and has his eyes set on Lara in will do anything to convince her he is the one.


  • This was my first Christmas book of the season It really got me into the mood for Christmas I loved this story It was really sweet.It s the perfect story to get you into the holiday spirit.See my full review on heavenisabookshop.wordpress.c


  • An ARC was provided in exchange of an honest review Loved this novella Blake Lara stole my heart Lara having been hurt, my heart hurt for her When they come together it is so touching and moving Great short read.


  • 5 Crazy Ass Must Read Stars This was a great heart wrenching story I loved it It definitely had me in the holiday spirit even though Thanksgiving is weeks away This really tugged at my heart strings and had me bawling It s the perfect quick read to snuggle up with by the fire.


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