Book Review: “A Merry Little Meet Cute” By Julie Murphy & Sierra Simone

This will be my second Christmas book this season and I was not disappointed! I will go ahead and warn you now that if you want to enjoy this book make sure you know the synopsis and are comfortable with the topics discussed, Going into this book blind probably hindered my overall rating.

 “I love you too, Nolan. I love you in the dark. I love you in the light. I love you everywhere.”

A Merry Little Meet Cute

About The Book

Author: Julie Murphy & Sierra Simone

Publisher: Avon

Published Date: September 20th, 2022

Page Count: 418

Main Genres: Romance, Holiday, Contemporary

GoodReads Rating: 3.51

Format: Audio


Bee Hobbes (aka Bianca Von Honey) has a successful career as a plus-size adult film star. With a huge following and two supportive moms, Bee couldn’t ask for more. But when Bee’s favorite producer casts her to star in a Christmas movie he’s making for the squeaky-clean Hope Channel, Bee’s career is about to take a more family-friendly direction.

Forced to keep her work as Bianca under wraps, Bee quickly learns this is a task a lot easier said than done. Though it all becomes worthwhile when she discovers her co-star is none other than childhood crush Nolan Shaw, an ex-boy band member in desperate need of career rehab. Nolan’s promised his bulldog manager to keep it zipped up on set, and he will if it means he’ll be able to provide a more stable living situation for his sister and mom.

But things heat up quickly in Christmas Notch, Vermont, when Nolan recognizes his new co-star from her ClosedDoors account (oh yeah, he’s a member). Now Bee and Nolan are sneaking off for quickies on set, keeping their new relationship a secret from the Hope Channel’s execs. Things only get trickier when the reporter who torpedoed Nolan’s singing career comes snooping around—and takes an instant interest in mysterious newcomer Bee.

And if Bee and Nolan can’t keep their off-camera romance behind the scenes, then this merry little meet cute might end up on the cutting room floor.

Synopsis From GoodReads


Rating: 3 out of 5.


I read this book as a buddy read that was actually supposed to end a week from now but I sped through the audio book! Now, typically I am not a huge Spicy book reader so going in blind for this book and learning it is a mixture of porn and a hallmark movie really throw me for a loop, but needless to say it ended up being a lot better than the first few chapters led me to believe.

By all means, this book wasn’t amazing, but I feel like it ended really strong! It took me probably more than half the book to really care about the characters and their relationship but when things started to go wrong and you learned more about their pasts and current situations I started to get into it more. This book was straight up lust rather than love which isn’t my favorite trope but when everything came together at the end I could officially back their relationship. I also really loved the awareness this book brought to sex workers and how they are people and not just an object and how their lives are just as important.

The last thing I want to bring up and maybe the most important thing to me was the representation of a “Fat” character. I personally don’t see bigger main characters, especially girls, represented in books and I loved how much she loved herself and owned her body! You go Girl!

“I like you so much that it scares me. And when I think about leaving and never seeing you again, it makes me feel like something’s being yanked out of me. Something important, something that I need to breathe and eat and live. I want more than memories with you, Bee. I want moments upon moments.”

 A Merry Little Meet Cute

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