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The Holly Dates by Brittainy Cherry

Posted on December 8, 2022 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in Reviews / 7 Comments

The Holly Dates by Brittainy Cherry landed on my kindle when I needed it most. I didn’t know how much I needed it until I read it. It’s an entertaining and sweet love story which while touching on serious issues will have you smiling from start to finish. It will immerse you in a stream of warm and fuzzy feelings and put you in the holiday mood.  


The Holly Dates by Brittainy CherryTitle: The Holly Dates
Author(s): Brittainy C. Cherry
Published by BCherry Books Publishing on December 7, 2022
Pages: 276
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy
Source: Publicist
Format: eArc
Purchase: Amazon
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
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All she wanted for Christmas was a boyfriend for the holidays…All he wanted was for her to take her crappy first dates elsewhere…

Quirky Holly Jackson was unlucky in love, yet her romantic heart refused to give up her search for companionship—even after her fiancé left her at the altar on Christmas Eve.
Grumpy restaurant owner Kai Kane wanted nothing to do with love after his last relationship crashed and burned. Romance was the last thing on his mind. Unfortunately for him, when an eccentric Holly kept entering his restaurant nightly with a different first date, his annoyance grew.
When Kai volunteered to help Holly find a suitor it was for one reason only: to get her out of his restaurant and on to a second date with someone at a different location.
Once Kai became Holly’s dating coach, her confidence grew.
It was all going great until Kai became increasingly jealous of the connection Holly developed with another man. The more Holly fell for Kai’s pick for her, the more overprotective he became.
Kai quickly realized that all wasn’t fair when it came to love and the holidays.
He was going to have to step up his game if he wanted a shot at the ultimate prize—being Holly’s favorite date.

*The Holly Dates is a steamy, full-length romantic comedy that will put you right in the holiday spirit.*

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The Holly Dates was everything I hoped it would be. Brittainy Cherry has yet to disappoint. I have loved every book of hers that I read and The Holly Dates was no different. In her latest novel, Cherry gave her readers a romance featuring romance novelist Holly Jackson and restaurant owner Kai Kane. Both characters have been hurt by love in the past. However, while Holly hopes to one day get lucky in the romance department, Kai wants nothing to do with love.

I just love when characters fall in love with the person whom they disliked. This was the situation for Holly and Kai. Holly, who always has her nose buried in a book, accidentally bumped into Kai, shattering the case of liquor he was delivering to his restaurant. The same restaurant Holly visited every night for her different first dates. Wanting her out of his restaurant, he offered to help her find the perfect suitor whom would take her from first date to several dates. All was going well until Kai developed feelings for Holly. 

Holly and Kai were both wonderful, and it was a joy getting to know them both. Their sarcastic and flirty banter will crack you up. I loved their personalities and thought they fit really well together. Holly may have had her heart broken, but it never dimmed her bubbly personality. She was more of the glass is half full type of gal. 

Kai, on the other hand, was the opposite. He’s on the quieter and grumpy side, but that didn’t stop me from liking him, especially after learning the reason he wanted nothing to do with falling he love–he just needed the right woman to break down the wall he built around his heart.

The Holly Dates delivered a slow-burn romance which elicited warm and cozy feelings. Holly and Kai went through stages of overcoming misunderstandings, becoming friends and then lovers. Holly dating someone else didn’t faze me, as it helped to pull her and Kai closer. 

Although a romcom, the story was emotionally charged, which if you are familiar with the author’s work will come as no surprise.

The Holly Dates proved to be the perfect treat to prepare one for the holidays. If you need a cute Christmas read to put you in the mood for the holidays, then look no further. The Holly Dates would be the perfect read for meeting that need. 


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About Brittainy C. Cherry

Amazon #1 Bestselling author, Brittainy Cherry has been in love with words since the day she took her first breath. She graduated from Carroll University with a Bachelors Degree in Theatre Arts and a minor in Creative Writing. She loves to take part in writing screenplays, acting, and dancing–poorly of course. Coffee, chai tea, and wine are three things that she thinks every person should partake in! Brittainy lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her family. When she’s not running a million errands and crafting stories, she’s probably playing with her adorable pets.

Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading

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