Adult Fiction book review

All I Want for Christmas by Maggie Knox

Fans of The Voice and American Idol will enjoy this enemies to lovers, fake dating romantic comedy set during a reality music competition in Nashville, TN. Main characters Sadie and Max are both rival contestants on the music reality show competition, Starmaker. Sadie desperately needs the money and recording contract that comes with the win. Max, on the other hand, is only there because of his agent, having spent his life riding on the coattails of his famous father. Max is a few bad decisions away from turning into a has-been. When the two are paired together for a duet during the show, the romantic tension and chemistry between them is undeniable. Soon, everyone is watching and they are trending as #Saxie . Fans want more of their relationship, so they begrudgingly agree to fake it in order to make it. But soon the fake feelings start to feel a bit real, causing them both to reevaluate what they really find important for their future. Featuring an adorable dog name Patsy (after Patsy Cline, of course), a cozy cabin hideaway, and a man who can knit! This is just the book to set the mood for the holidays. The romance is more sweet than steamy in this one, but it’s very well done. It would also make an excellent Hallmark film! 

Thank you to Putnam for the complimentary review copy of this holiday hug of a book!

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