Happy Thanksgiving Eve! And welcome back to our annual blog series spotlighting (over 60 again this year) new and recently-released Christmas reads! (PS – if you’re looking for Thanksgiving reads, too, check out this list)
Christmas is still 32 days away, according to Google, BUT it’s never too early for Christmas stories, and ’tis the season when I really start craving them (even more than I do the rest of the year lol), so now is the perfect time to jump right into these posts!
Continuing through just after Christmas, I’m going to spotlight several Christmasy releases from 2022. Most days will have more than one post, just FYI. So… snuggle in, grab your fave hot beverage and comfiest blanket, turn on some Christmas tunes and start your bookish Christmas list! Oh… and did I mention there are GIVEAWAYS with EACH POST in this series??!! (Because authors are awesome!)
MERRY EX-MAS by Courtney Walsh
GENRE: Sweet Contemporary Romance (Clean & Wholesome)
PUBLISHER: Sweethaven Press
RELEASE DATE: October 25, 2022
I haven’t been home for Christmas in eight years.
But that’s about to change. This year, I’m traveling to my small hometown to convince my producer to make me the permanent host of Good Day Denver.
The plan: Charm viewers by sharing my favorite family Christmas traditions, and in turn, get the likes, clicks and shares to land the job.
Not the plan: Running into my ex-boyfriend.
In my house.
But here he is, a guest of my mother, who apparently had more trouble letting go of Max Weber than I did.
Unfortunately, he is as handsome and charming and talented and annoying and frustrating and flirty as ever.
Even more unfortunately, he seems to have a plan of his own—to convince me to give him a second chance.
Which is not happening.
There’s just one problem—my viewers love him. More than that, they love us. Me and Max. My ex.
The boy who broke my heart.
The boy I now have to fake flirt with to win over the hearts of my viewers.
But it’s not their hearts I’m worried about. . . it’s mine.
Merry Ex-Mas is a sweet, small town, second chance romance with a dash of not-so-fake flirting, a tiny bit of enemies to lovers and just enough forced proximity to make things sizzle.
Courtney Walsh is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of sixteen novels. She writes small town romance and women’s fiction while juggling the performing arts studio and youth theatre she owns and runs with her husband. Courtney is a Carol award winner and Christy Award finalist who has also written two craft books and several full-length musicals. She lives in Illinois with her husband and three children and a sometimes naughty Bernedoodle named Luna.
Connect with Courtney online at her website (courtneywalshwrites.com)
Courtney Walsh is offering a print copy of Merry Ex-Mas to one of my readers! (US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.) This giveaway is subject to Reading Is My SuperPower’s giveaway policies which can be found here. Enter via the Rafflecopter form below.
What about you? What makes you want to read Merry Ex-Mas by Courtney Walsh?
It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.
I love the cover!
I love her writing style, her humor. I have recently started to read rom-coms and I love christmas books, so sounds like a winning combination
A great combination of tropes equals a fun holiday romance.
Sounds like a book I will enjoy reading.
Sounds like a fun story. Happy Thanksgiving.
Sounds like a fun read.
I’ve read many of Courtney Walsh’s books so of course I want to read Merry Ex-Mas. She writes a good romance but also gives us something to ponder.
The idea of her coming home for the first time in eight years intrigues me…
“MERRY EX-MAS” by Courtney Walsh sounds like a fabulous book and one I would love the the opportunity to read. Cute cover!
Thank you so much for sharing. God bless you.
I love Courtney Walsh’s stories!! Such a cute book!
I read Courtney’s Christmas book she wrote last year and it was such a delight that I can’t wait to read this one.
Love Courtney’s books. Excited to read this one. Would love to win. Thanks.
I love Courtney’s books and this sounds like a great one!
Love to read! Sounds fresh out of Hallmark which is my favorite!
I love Christmas Romance books and it has a fun cover.
The book looks like a great read and I love Christmas stories.
This is so high up on my TBR and I can’t wait to read it! I just love Courtney Walsh’s books.
Sounds like a fun read.
It’s a sweet, romantic Christmas book-what else does anyone need?
This sounds like a fun read and I follow Courtney on IG and she seems to have a good sense of humor so I’m sure that comes across in her book.
Want to know what happens. Thanks for the chance!