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Hunk for the Holidays

(Hunk for the Holidays #1)

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  945 ratings  ·  177 reviews
Always putting business before pleasure, Cassie McPherson works hard for her family's construction business. That might explain why she doesn't have a date for the company Christmas party. But it doesn't quite explain why she's crazy enough to hire an escort for the event or - crazier still - why she's dying to unwrap him like a present . . .

With whiskey-colored eyes and
Paperback, 352 pages
Published September 25th 2012 by Forever (first published January 1st 2012)
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Cassie McPherson works for her father's company, M&M Construction. To keep her family from pestering her about dating she hires male escorts. When James Sutton turns up, Cass mistakes him for her escort for the evening to the Christmas party. But James is the McPhersons' competitor in the construction business.

I'm a big fan of Katie Lane and have read and enjoyed each of her Deep in the Heart of Texas books. But this one really didn't do it for me at all. What distinguishes her usually from the
3.5 Stars

Hunk for the Holidays gives us the romance between Cassandra McPherson and the hated business rival, James Sutton. Growing up with four brothers, Cassie’s had to fight for everything, even her dominating father’s attention. She’s aggressive, controlling and never lets emotions get in her way as she deals with the daily challenges in her father’s Construction business. To keep her large Scot/Irish family off her back and meddling into her affairs, she’s resorted to hiring male escorts.

Sarah (is only writing short reviews for now)
26/12 - Somewhere between 'meh' and 'reasonable'. Best parts were that it was a Christmas romance perfect for Christmas Eve and that it was a very easy and quick read - I started reading it with dinner, intended to put it down after eating to watch some telly but found I couldn't and had it finished before midnight (5-6 hours altogether).

Cassie, the heroine, was a bit unlikeable. On the night she met her hero she drank so far to excess she had to vomit out the door of his car as he drove her hom
Apr 22, 2018 rated it liked it

Cassandra "Cassie" McPherson work in accounting for her father's construction business. But that's not what she wants to be. She would prefer to be an architect but even being a confident woman can be difficult when your dad is intimidating. Tired of the matchmaking family and friends who always try to impose her dates, Cassie developed the habit of hiring escorts from an agency to accompany her to the partys and evenings where she's invited. She sometimes bring the same young man and someti
Paige  Bookdragon


I tried, I swear I tried, to finish the book because I wanted to know if this will be included in my "What to read this coming Christmas" post in our blog (title still in progress). But I should have known that no one could make me do anything that I don't like. Including myself.

So.. DNF!!!


Cute cliché title aside, this book is bo-ring.

We have a tomboyish heroine who prefers business than pleasure. You know the type. Those " I want to show Dad that even though I'm a girl, I can still do better
Anna's Herding Cats
Oh my god some stories are just like a train wreck... but in the best possible way. With Cases of mistaken identity, falling for the enemy, naughty things done against doors with said enemy, wild tempers and trees getting set on fire Hunk for the Holidays was an entertaining ride and one I couldn't pull my eyes away from for a single second. It provided me my favorite new phrase..."penis-pilot" too!

Some books, I think, are just meant to be fun. They can be a little ridiculous, a little predicta
What a fun, great Christmas read...pick this one up come snowfall!

Check out my review that was posted this week...

Anas Attic  Book Blog
Dec 13, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: holiday
Read more of my reviews and ramblings at Ana's Attic Sexy Tales

I love a good holiday book. Especially one that makes you feel good and happy. I saw Hunk For The Holidays by Katie Lane on Net-Galley, and it sounded great, though I must say, I really don’t like the name, or the guy on the cover. But I grabbed it anyway. I’m so glad I did! I really loved this book, and I would have enjoyed it any time of year. While the book is not overly memorable or unique, I still enjoyed every page. I smiled th
Kat ~ Forever Book Lover ♥
You can read this review and more at Forever Book Lover

It is that time of year when authors flood the book aisle with Christmas themed romance books. I saw this cover and knew I needed to "uncover " what was hidden inside. Oh my I made a funny pun. ;)
Well it was a great read, it was humorous and plenty of sexy romance to fill the pages. The premise was about mistaken identity and then getting to involved that the truth may end this perfect romance.

This story was filled with great secondary chara
Dec 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was easily my favourite Christmas read this season 🙌🏻🎄. The premise had me hooked from the start, the characters were relatable and it had a super cute secondary romance storyline too!
Our heroine works as Vice President for her family’s construction business. Christmas party season has rolled around and she needs a date for the party stat to stop her family from matchmaking. So what’s a girl to do but hire an escort? (😂😂😂). Our hero is NOT an escort but the owner of a competitor construc
Apr 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
I'm so in love with Katie Lane's cowboy series that I had always been afraid to read something else from her. My sister bought the book so I decided to get over my fear. The cowboys will always have a special place in my heart but James Sutton wasn't so bad. There were moments that made me cringe and scowl but I appreciated the funny moments. There is a second romance between one of Cassie's brother and a friend. The core of the book is the whole McPherson family interractions that made the book ...more
Review originally posted here: http://thebookpushers.com/2012/10/01/...

I love a good frienemies story, especially one that takes place over Christmas and ends with a happily ever after. I was super excited for this book, and unfortunately it didn’t live up to the hype I gave it.

Cassie is working for the family business, but stuck in a job that she hates, not able to do the one thing in the company that would make her beyond happy. Instead, she is stuck behind a desk, running the company while he
Jul 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This was a really fun book. Cassie is a workaholic who doesn't have time to date. Because she's tired of her family constantly trying to fix her up she has resorted to hiring escorts to go with her to social functions. She is surprised by the man who shows up as her date for the Christmas party.. He's older than the ones she's had before and a lot better looking. He's perfectly charming at the party and afterwards when they continue with their own private party. James is totally hooked on her an ...more
Christi Snow
Sep 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
My Review:
Flat out, if you are looking for a fun and entertaining holiday read, this is a fabulous book to pick up. Cassie is working at the family construction company as a glorified accountant, although she'd like to be and works like so much more. Her father has just had a heart attack and while she and all four of her brothers work at the business, Cassie handles most of it. And they are all struggling with the new construction company in town headed by James Sutton, but none of them have ev
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
Originally posted at: http://www.longandshortreviews.com/bo...

Cassie pays good money for the male escorts she hires and while she doesn’t ask for sex she does require total submission. This holiday’s male attraction doesn’t have a submissive bone in his body and tests Cassie’s limits with his male arrogance and looks that leave all the women trailing after him like stray cats. James may not be what she wants, but he is most certainly what she needs.

Cassie is what I would expect in a successful b
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KcLu's review posted on Guilty Pleasures

4.75 Stars

Hunk for the Holidays is another fun book from Katie Lane! I am a huge fan of her mixture of romance and laughter. This one is a great story of one mortal enemy turning into prince charming with the Fairy Godmother being a whiskey drinking, cigar smoking, and funny as hell aunt.

Cassie McPherson is one the ultimate daddy’s girl, and she has a hard time standing up to said larger than life daddy. She works in a position in the family company she ha
Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)
Cassie McPherson is a workaholic and Vice President of her fathers very successful construction company, although recently they have started to lose contracts to Sutton Construction, ran by the very driven and ambitious James Sutton. However, Christmas is coming up and she has to reluctantly put business behind her and get in the holiday spirit for her rambunctious family's festivities, and to stop any relatives planning on some ill conceived and unwanted matchmaking she does what she always doe ...more
Mary  BookHounds
Dec 03, 2012 rated it really liked it

Cassie works at her father's construction company with her four overbearing brothers. That wouldn't be so bad, except her father thinks she should be office help only. She really wants to be and architect and work in the field. When she is expected to attend the company Christmas part, she does what she always does to get her family off of her back about her social life: she hires an escort. So when a handsome guy shows up at her office at the right time and dress
Lisa Filipe
Jul 10, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Have you ever been caught up in a situation where someone assumed you were someone else, when you were really the last person they would want to associate with?? Well...that is there James Sutton finds himself a few days before Christmas, standing in front of Cassie McPherson, beautiful, sexy, and looking for her escort for the night. What's a man to do?

Cassie thinks that this amazingly sexy man is the escort she hired to be her date for the annual Christmas Party. Never before has she felt an i
Sep 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
I like this book a lot. I kept thinking of screwball romantic comedy movies of the past. It was cute and funny but you might have trouble believing a couple can fall in love in just a couple of days. James is a hunk who kept love at arms length. Cassie is a hardworking woman who is taken seriously by the males of her dad's construction company. For once in her life she does the unexpected and she meets James who she believes is an escort. Let the games begin. So suspend your beliefs in reality a ...more
Sep 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
Cassie McPherson is used to being resourceful, especially with a family of brothers and working for her fathers construction company. With a Christmas party looming and matchmakers at her heels, Cassie hires an escort to fend off the busybees and allow her to enjoy the evening. When she meets her escort for the night, James, just James, she is a little thrown by his good looks and seductive nature. Even though she lays out the rules ahead of time, she can’t help be tempted to imagine what he wou ...more
Dec 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
An enjoyable, fun read. The characters were well sketched, good secondary characters. The main romance was interesting (predictable, sure, but still engaging), and there was a good b-storyline as well. A number of sex scenes, brief but explicit.
Mar 29, 2013 rated it liked it
This was a cute, funny holiday story. I loved all the misconceptions that happened. Aunt Wheezie was the best part of the story. I loved how she put her nose in everyone’s business and conspired with a kid to get one couple together.
Nov 09, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was light and predictable, but cute and funny. I was thoroughly entertained! I liked Cassie's family, especially the brothers.
Scott Roberts
Nov 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The book cover looks charming and seductive. I give this book 5 stars.
Dec 18, 2019 rated it liked it
This was one of those books that I enjoyed reading, but when I finished it, wasn't sure exactly why. It's a predictable enough holiday romance, though it doesn't fall into the tropes so hard you know precisely what and how something's gonna go. But you have a good idea. That's not a bad thing, and is termed "comfort reading" by yours truly. It just makes for a somewhat lackluster review.

Character-wise, I appreciated that the heroine, Cassie, was a successful career woman, though it got a bit hea
Kristy Johnston
I had high hopes for this one. I saw the word “escort” in the description and since I went on an “escort” (see bookshelf) kick this year I thought perfect, a book with a heroine with a career who hires escorts because she’s busy and it’s the holidays!

My holiday Christmas reads have been ho-hum this year. I immediately hit buy even though I already had plenty of Christmas reads to get me through the New Year. I started downloading it in the car as soon as I closed the door for our trip home and
Nov 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

I am really on a holiday romance reading kick lately. Now that it’s November I guess I can really say ‘tis the season. And I’m loving it!

Katie Lane is a new-to-me author…I think. The thing is, I thought I had read a short story of hers in a compilation and that was how I even thought to look into her books. But I can’t find a record of reading anything by her. Which makes me wonder where I heard of her. Hmmm. Whatever way I came across her works, I thoroughly enjoyed this story.

Cassie i
Jan 13, 2017 rated it liked it
The plot and/or idea of this book is good, I didn't like Cassie, she is strong but too controlling and annoying and sometimes comes across like a spoiled child making demands. James is the alpha male, rich, intelligent and powerful who isn't the right man for her, but turns out to be the man she needs. The romance between James and Cassie is fart to develop with a lot sex in it. There are quite a few humerous parts of the book the I like. The secondary characters, too, were enjoyable, especially ...more
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Katie Lane is the USA Today bestselling author of the Deep in the Heart of Texas, Hunk for the Holidays, Overnight Billionaires, and Tender Heart Texas series. Katie lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and when she isn’t writing, she enjoys reading, traveling, and cuddling with her high school sweetheart and cairn terrier Roo.

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