The Holiday Hoax [NOOK Book]

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Aidan Hunter is tired of city living and shallow women who only want to date him for his money and family legacy. Dubbed "The Pasta King" and named most eligible bachelor in New York City, he escapes to his cabin upstate to figure out what he wants. He hopes to meet a woman who will love him for who he is...but he never counted on a certain schoolteacher to throw his world into chaos.

Isabella Summers is shocked at the sexual attraction she ...
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The Holiday Hoax

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Overview

Aidan Hunter is tired of city living and shallow women who only want to date him for his money and family legacy. Dubbed "The Pasta King" and named most eligible bachelor in New York City, he escapes to his cabin upstate to figure out what he wants. He hopes to meet a woman who will love him for who he is...but he never counted on a certain schoolteacher to throw his world into chaos.

Isabella Summers is shocked at the sexual attraction she feels for the rude worker on the Christmas tree farm. But when he shows up at a friend's party and seeks her out, she finds she no longer wants to fight their attraction...but she never counted on love with a stranger carrying a secret.

Can love and truth triumph?
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015922370
  • Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
  • Publication date: 11/6/2012
  • Series: Christmas , #0
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 31,561
  • File size: 263 KB

Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2012

    Good, but it should be noted this is a short story - about 110 p

    Good, but it should be noted this is a short story - about 110 pages.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2012

    ripoff

    I read this in less than an hour. What a ripoff!

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2012

    Don't

    Bletch! The sample is so short, you can't tell how vomitty it is until it's too late.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2012

    Too short

    ## This really was too short to develop the characters. I did love how they laughed a lot. It was under 100 pages and I felt I paid too much for a book that only took me an hour and a half to read. What we did learn about the hero and heroine was fantastic, but again too quick for love. And I find it odd that I have a book by Jaci Burton with this same cover!?

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2012

    Really

    Really its about how many pages ther is.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2012

    Sappy

    And a little too much sugar for me. It was also way to predictable and way to short to even get you invested in them.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 2, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    Not just for the Christmas season.

    The book is called Holiday Hoax, referring to Christmas. But the good part about this book is that you can read it anytime. Unlike most Christmas/holiday romances, the season isn't constantly thrown in your face. Yes, Aidan works at a Christmas tree lot and yes, there's mention of a Christmas program and decorations, but for me the story is more than the holiday season. You can substitute anytime of year and this story still works out.

    I've read several of Jennifer's books so far. She has a thing for millionaires and billionaires. Holiday Hoax is no different. I love the concept of this story. A guy with tons of money, just wanting to meet and fall in love with a girl who loves him for him and not for the size of his bank account or what he can do for her. What better way to do that than to pretend you aren't super rich?

    Upon first meeting and talking to Isabella, Aidan felt an immediate attraction to her. She was feisty and stubborn and wouldn't back down. Isabella felt an attraction for him as well but she didn't want to admit it.

    There's more to Isabella than meets the eye. Unlike a lot of women, she's not looking for someone rich. She has her reasons and actually shares those with Aidan. Of course, Aidan still doesn't tell her the truth about him. The night he finally decides to confess to her, things happen and the truth is put out there. Sometimes a lie is just a lie, no matter how good your intentions are. And sometimes when you're busy trying to fool someone else, the person you actually end up fooling is yourself. I enjoyed this story and I'm sure you will too.

    Source: Personal Purchase
    Reviewed for Read Your Writes Book Reviews blog

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2012

    Holiday Romance Whirlwind

    Quick read. Like a whirlwind. Story, plot, development was so quick--lacking, needing more indepth development. However I love this author and like the title it was about a holiday--holidays are short and sweet. Value=Content.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2012

    Very cute

    Loved it! A great short story! Cute characters!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2014

    Cute

    This was a cute quick read. I would love to read more about them. If you are looking for something quick then this is the one. It shows that love can be quick or it can take a while but it does happen.

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  • Posted December 20, 2013

    A Charlie Brown Christmas tree brings Aidan and Isabella togethe

    A Charlie Brown Christmas tree brings Aidan and Isabella together. Aiden has secrets which tear them apart. Will they find a HEA? Jennifer Probst has written a very sweet yet very sexy story of two lovers. I enjoyed their story. The characters are fun and flirty and the end is so satisfying. Perfect for a holiday break.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2013

    the holiday hoax

    The Holiday Hoax.....positively stupid.......a waste of my money!!!...I would not recommend this book at all!!!!

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  • Posted April 22, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    Posted on Romancing the Books blog / Reviewed by Rachel / Review

    Posted on Romancing the Books blog / Reviewed by Rachel / Review Copy from the Publisher / I fell in love with Aidan immediately Rich bad boy meets country Christmas Tree farm in hopes to escape the pressures of being the “Pasta Kings,” famous son. He’s the most sought after bachelor in New York and he’s sick of his lifestyle.

    I probably wouldn’t have chosen a Christmas Tree farm, but it works. It makes him appear masculine and hard working, which is exactly what Isabella thinks when she first meets him. Sparks fly when she starts bartering with him to give her the Charlie Brown tree for a steal.

    He gives it to her for free…

    This story continues on in a similar fashion to most novellas. The characters can’t stop thinking about one another mainly b/c they are both HAWT. Wonder of all wonders they end up at the same party.

    That’s all it takes for Isabella to realize she’s into Aidan, but Aidan has a secret…

    For a novella it was actually put together quite nicely! It’s unfair to wish for a short story to be longer or to compare it to a full fledged novel. Given what it was, I thought Miss Probst did an excellent job with the character development. I loved the character of Aidan, I thought he was super masculine and a really great hero to root for. Isabella was the same way, she didn’t have the typical girly hormonal-like response when she figured out who he really was. I mean, she did, but it was brief and then she was over it. I can appreciate a female character who doesn’t automatically assume her life is over with the minute it hits the fan.

    All in all a great little Christmas novella! I would recommend it to anyone who wants a brief read by the fire.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2013

    It was OK

    Not what I was expecting...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2012

    Great Holiday Feeling

    I love Christmas books. This is a must read for every romantic out there. I couldn't put this one down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2012

    Disappointing

    This story is all lust with little character development or plot. Would not recommend.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2012

    Predictable

    It's a fast read and a cute story. It's the predictable "hiding their identity" plot where the person can't forgive the other person for lying, etc., etc.. I like Christmas stories though, so, while not literary greatness, its a quick read and it puts you in the Christmas mood.

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  • Posted December 6, 2012

    I liked the story, but it was so short. There wasn't really any

    I liked the story, but it was so short. There wasn't really any substance. This book was definitely not worth $1.99.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2012

    Good Short Story!

    LA-TXN

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2012

    Ok

    Fast short about 100 pgs nothing too intense but funny

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