12 NA's of Christmas Sale: Off The Market by Magan Vernon ~ Ava's Review, Excerpt and 2 HUGE Giveaways
The novellas written by the 12 NA’s of Christmas will be on sale beginning December 1st! From December 1st-11th, each day one of the novellas will be highlighted around the book community. Today, the novella spotlight is Off the Market by Magan Vernon. Check out the excerpt and enter the giveaway!
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Etta Davis didn't have showing a house penciled into her Christmas plans, but with the other realtors already off enjoying their holiday, she'd been stuck with the task. It wasn't all bad though, the house up for grabs used to belong to the family of her high school sweetheart, Andrew Larson. Though now dilapidated, thanks to its current owners, it still held the power to bring back forgotten memories and turn the routine showing into something else entirely. Particularly when Andrew shows up, wanting to buy the house. Now Etta must decide whether a second chance is worth taking the house, and her heart, off the market.
*I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.*
I love Christmas books. I love romance at Christmas time; snow, smooches and crackling fires etc.
I definitely got that feel with Off The Market. It was a short and sweet new adult story about a second chance love.
My only trouble with this book was the length of it. I know it's a novella but it was on the short side even for that and I know this book could have been even better if it was double the length (still within the novella limit) and giving us so much more detail in return. I loved the premise of selling the MC Andrew's childhood home and it was his first love Etta that was the real estate agent. Their reconnection was sweet and I loved both of the characters, I just really wanted the time to fall in love with them completely and also for them to have more time together so their rekindling didn't have to move at breakneck speed.
With that being said, Off The Market is a fun and flirty New Adult read. Perfect for the winter season to curl up for an hour or so with a hot chocolate.
Two amazing sexual trysts within an hour of each other, I couldn't believe my luck. It was like something out of a dream, or a really good romance novel. I had to pinch myself to make sure it was real.
Andrew now leaned against my desk with his magnificent upper body still bare and his rock hard abs glistening underneath the fluorescent lights of my office. Normally, I would find a sweaty guy disgusting, but the way his body glistened it was like he was a Greek god and made me want to jump him. It took everything I had to finish the last of my paperwork for the offer on the house instead of staring at the way his hip bones looked and following them down to the top of his faded blue jeans.
"Okay, Andrew, I've filled out all the paperwork for the offer and all I need you to do is sign your X on the line," I said, pointing a pen at the line on the freshly printed piece of paper.
"How about," Andrew started, meeting my gaze with his bedroom eyes. My legs instantly turned to gelatin just from his gaze. "We put two signatures on this line, one for me and one for you."
I blinked once, then twice. I didn’t think he could be serious. Did he mean what I thought he meant?
"Beg your pardon?" I asked.
A large grin spread across his lips, softening the face that moments ago was buried in my chest. "I mean that we should move into that house together."
He walked around the desk, pulling me up and out of my chair so that I was facing him. His lean body towered over me and my legs were shaking from more than just his eyes at that point. "Think about it, Etta. I could do all of the structural work and you could help me decorate and do cosmetic work. I know you love decorating and I’d even find a place to get all of your romance books out of the office.” His eyes lit up like a kid that saw his gifts on Christmas morning.
"It can be our home, what do you say?" he asked.
I fluttered my eyelashes, looking up and then down before biting my bottom lip. "I don't know, Andrew, we just got back together. And I’m not even sure what this together is. How do we know it's going to work? You are kind of putting your ex on the line here. And I'm speaking in terms of girlfriend, not the symbol."
About the 12 NA’s of Christmas:
The 12 NA’s of Christmas authors are Marquita Valentine, Zoe Dawson, Chelsea M. Cameron, Tiffany King, Breena Wilde, Sawyer Bennett, Magan Vernon, Sarra Cannon, A. Meredith Walters, Shelly Crane, and Addison Moore.: Website
Magan Vernon is a Young Adult and New Adult writer who lives with her family in the insurance capital of the world. When not writing she spends her time fighting over fake boyfriends via social media. You can find her online at www.maganvernon.com.
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