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Shannon Quinn is the small-town girl who runs "Holiday Quinn" -- a holiday-themed inn and resort based in scenic Door County, Wisconsin.


One winter evening, wealthy Minneapolis businessman, Bram Hartwick, blows into town along with the fast-falling snow. The sparks Bram and Shannon create succeed in heating up the chilly Midwestern night, not to mention plenty of holiday we...more
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Published November 10th 2012 by Twelfth Night Publishing
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Kim
I have a massive soft spot for old movies. I'm talking black and white old. It all started when I was about 7 years old and my aunt introduced me to an old Bing Crosby/Fred Astaire film called Holiday Inn. The premise of the film was that an inn in Connecticut only opens on holidays! (Thinking back on this, maybe it'sHoliday Inn that started me on my love of Connecticut?!) Anyway - I LOVED this movie. I still watch int every holiday season. After readingPride, Prejudice, and the Perfect Matchby...more
Jill Thomas
Holidays have never been as festive--or as sizzling--as they are at the Holiday Quinn.


Shannon Quinn has been running the charming inn, which is now only open on holidays, since her parents died. As a huge fan of Bing Crosby's HOLIDAY INN, I love the clever name and movie references. (Can I pretty-please-with-Orange Custard Chocolate Chip Ice Cream-on-top, please reserve the Astaire Suite???)

Our story begins on Valentine's Day when dashing Bram Hartwick (classic romantic moniker, I must say) chec...more
Candy
In the Holiday Man, the holidays sizzle in this cute, sexy read!

Shannon Quinn owns and runs an inn called Holiday Quinn. It has been in her family for a couple of generations, first belonging to her grandparents. Shannon now runs it alone, and she is only open on the holidays. I loved that this Inn is named after the movie Holiday Inn and has room names like the Crosby Room and The Astaire Suite. Super cute!

On Valentines weekend, Shannon meets Bram Hartwick as he checks into the inn - he checks...more
Jakki
Shannon Quinn is suffering from a romantic dry spell. Perhaps it is running Holiday Quinn, a quaint holiday themed bed and breakfast, that keeps her too busy for romance. Sure, there is her young, good-looking assistant Jake Marcolis, who brings sexual suggestiveness to every conversation, but that’s just his way; he’s a Grade-A flirt. He can’t honestly be serious about Shannon. Could he? But when the tall, dark and deliciously handsome Bram Hartwick walks through the inn’s doors on Valentine’s...more
June
Holiday Man
by Marilyn Brant
Genre: contemporary romance
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.....And Come to Holiday Quinn! (sorry, I couldn't resist!)

Shannon's grandparents opened Holiday Quinn in the mid 1940s, inspired by the hit movie "Holiday Inn". Now open only on holiday weekends, Holiday Quinn hosts mix & mingle events for a variety of guests. Even Bing and Fred are represented in this fun story!

Shannon Quinn runs the Inn on holiday weekends and works for the Ashland Hotel the rest of the time. Jake Marcolis...more
Dana
First of all, I want to address the "adult-content rating." I hadn’t noticed that before I had started reading the book, and I'll admit that I thought it was steamier than usual for Marilyn Brant; that being said I didn't think it was too dirty. I thought the sex scenes were very well written, and with just the right balance of sensuality and down-and-dirty content. I should qualify my judgment by saying that I am by no means a prude, however there have been a few occasions where the sex was too...more
Catherine
Every time I finish a book by Marilyn Brant I want to immediately open it again, start it over, and relive the experience. Holiday Man is no exception. If you are looking for a romantic read, I highly recommend this book. But like all of Marilyn’s books there is more to the plot than romance. Marilyn Brant has a unique talent for writing realistic characters, adding credibility to her stories. Can Bram and Shannon work out their differences and bring their separate worlds together? Things aren’t...more
Tina
Thank you Marilyn for the gift of this read. I loved it. I just finished it last night. It left me though wanting more. Did they end up getting married. I didn't want it to end. But then I didn't want A Summer in Europe to end either! What a great winter/holiday story Marilyn! Just the right amount of mush. :)
InD'Tale Magazine
Kindle bestseller Brant is back with another e-book exclusive that is bound to charm readers far and wide!

Full review in April 2013 issue of InD'tale Magazine.
NixLapi
I wanted to love this book... Holiday Inn is a favorite movie, and what a fun premise to set a romance at an inn open only for holidays, but there was something missing for me.

The characters were ok... but the dynamic between Shannon and Jake just seemed off, and how did Shannon not realise that? Jake went from creepy to nice guy to creepy again and again. As for Bram, well honestly he lost me at "phone holster". Sorry, but NO man who wears a phone holster is sexy, it's like the male equivalent...more
saffy
God no. Just no. After Reading The Road To You by Marilyn, I was kind of interested to see what else she does. I was so, so, so disappointed. This book was terrible; a super attractive CEO takes a weekend off with family friends and falls head over heels in lust for the owner of the inn at which they stay. He goes away, then returns and they spend the night together and then he leaves her his number and they spend weeks having phone sex until he returns again.

Just, no. There was no plot whats...more
Marilyn Brant
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This novel was inspired by one of my favorite seasonal films, "Holiday Inn" (the Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire classic), in that it takes place over a year of holidays... It's a light contemporary love story and one of my steamier romances. I hope readers will have as much fun getting to know Shannon and Bram as I did writing about them!
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Marilyn Brant is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of contemporary fiction, and she was recently named the Author of the Year (2013) by the Illinois Association of Teachers of English.

She wrote ACCORDING TO JANE, the story of a modern woman who receives dating advice from the spirit of Jane Austen (October 2009); FRIDAY MORNINGS AT NINE, a tale about three suburban moms, their m...more
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