Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas: A Perfect Fit Holiday Novella [NOOK Book]

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Full of warmth, wit, and voluptuous romance, the Perfect Fit series embraces the holiday spirit with an exclusive new novella--Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas!

 

On the first day of Christmas, former wild child Dina Gregory returns home to New York on a mission: To find the father of her young son. Making him take responsibility for the child he helped create is the only thing on Dina’s wish list. Instead, she finds herself in an ...

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Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas: A Perfect Fit Holiday Novella

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Overview


Full of warmth, wit, and voluptuous romance, the Perfect Fit series embraces the holiday spirit with an exclusive new novella--Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas!

 

On the first day of Christmas, former wild child Dina Gregory returns home to New York on a mission: To find the father of her young son. Making him take responsibility for the child he helped create is the only thing on Dina’s wish list. Instead, she finds herself in an awkward run-in with his stuffy older brother, Ben.

 

Ben has never liked Dina. But he can’t help but admire her tenacity—and her bold beauty. Being trapped together during a holiday blizzard offers him a glimpse into what it would be like to have a family, and to fall truly in love. Could it be that Dina has reignited his Christmas spirit? The only thing Ben knows for sure is that her heart is a gift to behold…and he will never let go.

 

 

Look for Dangerous Curves Ahead—available now!—and Thrown for a Curve, coming in March 2013 from St. Martin’s Paperbacks.

 

Praise for Sugar Jamison’s Perfect Fit series:

 

 

“Snarky, sexy, and so much fun. Sugar Jamison is sure to be a hit!”

—Kristan Higgins, New York Times bestselling author

 

“Laugh out loud funny and super sexy, with unique characters you can’t help but love!”—New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster

 

“Delightful!”—Susan Donovan, New York Times bestselling author

 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sugar Jamison is a Southern belle trapped in a New Yorker’s body. With a love of big hair and high heeled shoes, she spends her day at her very normal day job and night dreaming up sweet and sassy romances. 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781466847095
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2013
  • Series: A Perfect Fit Novel
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 111
  • Sales rank: 40,170
  • File size: 926 KB

Meet the Author


Sugar Jamison is a Southern belle trapped in a New Yorker’s body. With a love of big hair and high heeled shoes, she spends her day at her very normal day job and night dreaming up sweet and sassy romances. She is the author of books including Dangerous Curves Ahead and Thrown for a Curve.

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  • Posted October 4, 2013

    Sugar Jamison has done what I thought was impossible. She's made

    Sugar Jamison has done what I thought was impossible. She's made me love Dina, a character from her first novel, Dangerous Curves Ahead, a character who made her sister Ellis's life pretty miserable. Two years later, Dina has grown and matured into somebody I wanted to spend time with. Frankly, I would have liked to have spent more time with her, her adorable baby, and her brooding, hunky billionaire than this novella allowed me (insert pouty face here). This story was like a soft, fuzzy sweater on a cold winter afternoon--heartwarming, full of holiday magic, and deeply satisfying. And there's even an excerpt from Jamison's next novel to tide you over. No matter what time of year you read this story, you'll be craving hot cocoa and colored lights. This is another fun, funny, heartwarming offering from an up and coming author. I can't recommend it enough.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2014

    Good Holiday Read!

    I enjoyed this novella. This novella was a good length and the love story was very sweet. I do have to say that Dina's personality changed a lot in this book than in Dangerous Curves Ahead but i liked the story so i am just blocking that out.

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  • Posted February 15, 2014

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    I requested this novella from Netgalley because Dangerous Curves

    I requested this novella from Netgalley because Dangerous Curves Ahead, the first book in the series was an absolute hoot and I couldn't wait to dig into another installment.  This book is the story of Dina Gregory, the sister of the female protagonist in the first book.  Dina came across as mean, a bit cruel and totally self-centered in the first book. She was an interesting character, but not very likable.  I was very interested in seeing what Ms. Jamison was going to do with her.

    We meet up with Dina about two years after the end of Dangerous Curves Ahead.  She is in a small neighboring town to hunt down Virgil, the father of her 10 month old son Dash. She hasn't seen him since she found out she was pregnant, and he hasn't been answering her calls or emails, but she plans on demanding that he help provide for his child. Dina has been patient, but this is Dash's first Christmas.  Dina got a mighty big wake up call when she found out she was pregnant and had her son, but she is working very hard at turning her life around.  Dina wants to be the kind of person that Dash will one day be proud of, and if that means having a face to face confrontation with Virgil, then that is what is going to happen.

    Unfortunately, Virgil is no longer able to be held responsible for his actions, as he died in a drunken skiing accident.  Ben, Virgil's older brother, had been fascinated with Dina the one time he met her, but assumed that she was just one of Virgil's good time girls. Now that she has shown up with the very last of his family line in her arms, he talks her into staying through the holidays.

    I really liked this novella. Ben and Dina are opposites in so many ways, and yet underneath it all, the story of two lost souls finding each other and becoming a family is hard not to like. I gave this 4 stars on Goodreads.

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  • Posted January 8, 2014

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    Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas by Sugar Jamison Dina Gr

    Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas by Sugar Jamison
    Dina Gregory has left LA with her infant son and has arrived in town. She shows up at the father's house and is shown in.
    She learned Virgil is not there but Ben is and he delivers her a blow. Virgil died and he can see the Rowe in Dash, her son.
    He gives her a temporary proposal to stay til after Christmas, then she can make up her mind whether she will marry him and raise Dash as their own or she leaves.
    They each have their past to get over and move forward. Love the sights of the holiday around town. They do spend time together and get to know one another a lot more intimately.
    Love how he takes control over the house and runs it himself. Love what he springs on her for their celebration of a Christmas meal.
    She is so hung up on her big girl figure that she thinks no one could ever want her over a skinny woman.
    I received this book from Net Galley in exchange for my honest review.

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  • Posted January 7, 2014

    This was a good short story and I love that Sugar Jamison contin

    This was a good short story and I love that Sugar Jamison continued on with Ellis older sister Dina. I did not hate her sister in the first book, rather I felt sorry for her and I wanted her to find her happy ending and I am glad she did in this book. When reading the first chapter it is obvious that Dina has changed a great deal and is trying to correct the mistakes she has made by trying to give her son a better life. I love how Ben hears what kind of person she used to be, but still loves her despite everything. I hope there will be another story for their wedding.

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  • Posted December 23, 2013

    I thought this book was sweet. I haven't read the first in the

    I thought this book was sweet. I haven't read the first in the series, so I didn't see how Dina was before this book. I liked her alright, and Ben was a good guy. I liked the writing, so I will read Dangerous Curves, and the next in the series, Thrown for a Curve. I like books that take place during Christmas and I thought the characters had good chemistry. I like the premise for the first book in the series, and look forward to reading that. All in all this book was a cute, quick story, and it opened me up to the other books in the series. I look forward to it.

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  • Posted December 22, 2013

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    Reviewed by Marissa Book provided by NetGalley for review Review

    Reviewed by Marissa
    Book provided by NetGalley for review
    Review originally posted at Romancing the Book

    As the book starts, Dina is cold and pissed and not in a Christmas mood. I love that about her! She’s just spent five days on a bus with a baby because she can’t afford to fly and now she has to face the baby’s father – who fled at the very first mention of the word “baby”. Honestly, who would be cheerful at that point? I’m just happy Dina isn’t one of those always-smiling, never-lets-life-get-her-down types of characters. I think I would have thrown my reader at the wall if she had been.

    On the flip side, Ben takes one look at Baby Dash and recognizes himself. He believes Dina outright, no paternity test required. I find this a little odd from someone who is wealthy on the level of Donald Trump or Ted Turner. However, Ben is likeable and so makes up for this little flaw. He begins gruff and overworked, typical of a single man attempting to hold a family business together – but Dash soon has his humanity showing again, much to the delight of his childhood nanny.

    Not a long book, Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas is very enjoyable – light and fluffy with the inevitable happily every after ending, I recommend this if you are looking for a quick read during those few rare quiet moments during the holidays.

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  • Posted November 25, 2013

    Fun!  This is a lovely little read if you like bad girl reforms

    Fun! 
    This is a lovely little read if you like bad girl reforms and gets a second chance as well as Christmas with babies in your romance. 




    I like the banter between the hero and the heroine best of all and if you enjoyed the first book in the series you will like seeing how Dina changed. 




    I was given this book for my honest review and so there you have it! 

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  • Posted November 23, 2013

    Nice Christmas read

    Very cute story. There were some slow moments so much that I put it down, however once I started again I really liked it. I had read the novel prior to this one (Dangerous Curves Ahead) which I absolutely adored. And was happy to see the two sisters amend. Being really close to my sister, I couldn't stand that they had stopped talking. Anyway I loved how the chapters were inspired by Christmas songs which made it a nice holiday read. You should picked this novella up.

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  • Posted November 21, 2013

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    Abandoned by her baby's father, Dina is out of money and options

    Abandoned by her baby's father, Dina is out of money and options, but not
    spunk. Packing up 10-month old Dash, she takes a five day cross-country bus
    trip (thankfully endured off-screen) to track down the no-good and demand he
    kick in to support his son.

    Unfortunately, the only things Virgil (the no-good) is kicking are daisies, since
    he's dead.  Luckily for Dina and Dash, Virgil's brother Ben is not only alive - and
    sexy - and sentimental, and he's also about ready to emerge from a long period
    of mourning.

    I received a free copy of this novella via Netgalley in exchange for an honest
    review. Note: my copy had considerable formatting issues, but I am assuming
    those have been corrected in the for-sale versions.

    Dina is brassy and sassy and speaks without a filter, which makes her
    hilarious. (And yes, she's also curvy, and self-conscious of having gone from
    dancer-thin to what many consider chubby, during and following pregnancy.)

    I loved Dina and Ben, and was very happy that, poor and desperate though she
    was/is, Dina didn't leap at Ben's proposal of marriage right off. Baby Dash...
    maybe a little TOO perfect, from looking exactly like his uncle, to never pitching a
    fit or having the runs or otherwise behaving like babies generally do when they
    are tired or stressed or in a strange environment, but I concede that it's
    POSSIBLE for a baby to be that adorable and "good."

    All in all though, this is a delightful short holiday read, with all the trimmings -
    snow, holiday decorations, family reconciliations... I will definitely be looking to
    read more from this author.

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  • Posted November 20, 2013

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    This is a perfect book for the holidays!  It was a great story a

    This is a perfect book for the holidays!  It was a great story and gave enough background, that even though it is a novella it did not feel too rushed.  Family, friends, and love is what it is all about!

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  • Posted November 9, 2013

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    This is the first book that I have read by Sugar Jamison and it

    This is the first book that I have read by Sugar Jamison and it won’t be my last. I really loved her humor, characters, and writing style. Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas is a fantastic little story that left me with a big smile and a warm heart.

    I loved all the characters but the main character Dina was awesome. She is a person with a big mouth and an even bigger heart. She is down to earth and genuine and had me giggling several times during the book.

    The story is full of heart, charm, and touching moments but also has little surprises sprinkled throughout. I think the underlying message is one of acceptance and the importance of forgiving and forgetting the past in order to move forward into a happier future.

    Some of my favorite lines from the book…

    The pregnancy had been a wake-up call for her. The thirty-four years of her life before she became pregnant with Dash had been spent partying too much, destroying too much, not caring enough. Dash had changed all that. He made her want to become a better person.

    Dina: What if I can’t keep him happy?  Dovie: You can try. And he will try. That’s what a relationship is. A lifetime spent trying to make each other happy.

    If you are looking for a great fast read give Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas by Sugar Jamison a shot. I think you will be happy that you did.

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