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Ask Her at Christmas

3.37  ·  Rating details ·  98 ratings  ·  30 reviews
Caitlin McIntyre’s heart stops when her best friend drops to one knee and proposes. Kyle Lockhart never once hinted over the years that he has any idea she’s in love with him. Not wanting to jeopardize their friendship, she’s never let it slip. Good thing, too, since it turns out he’s only practicing—he’s about to propose to someone else.

A business merger might not be the
ebook, 384 pages
Published December 3rd 2012 by Carina Press
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Dec 11, 2012 rated it liked it
Ask Her At Christmas is a lovely Holiday story about two best friends that take a chance at love after ten long years of friendship. This novella has the perfect Christmas background wrapped around a timeless tale of friends falling in love to keep you entertained and engaged.

Caitlin McIntrye and Kyle Lockhart have been there for each other for many years. So when Kyle is put in a position to enter a marriage of convenience for the sake of his families business, Caitlin hides her growing feeling
Nov 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
Caitlin McIntyre can not believe her eyes or her ears. Her best friend, Kyle Lockhart has just proposed to her. Too bad, it is not for real. Kyle is practicing on Caitlin for when he proposes to his girlfriend, Monica. Caitlin will have to try really hard to put on a happy face. Especially since she has been asked to help Kyle plan the perfect proposal. Will Caitlin speak up before it is too late?

Ask Her at Christmas by Christi Barth is part of an anthology titled, Romancing the Holiday. Althoug
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Dec 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own, free-book-author
It is one of three stories in the newly released holiday anthology Romancing the Holiday .

Now is the time when many readers are looking forward to getting in the mood for the holidays by reading romance novels with a Christmas theme.
The entire collection is especially nice...the three lovely holiday stories in this collection are the perfect thing to read at the holidays when things are stressed.

Ask Her At Christmas is a wonderful friends to lovers holiday romance tale. This story has a wonde
Nov 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
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Marty Tool
Nov 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Short sweet romance of two best friends finally realizing their feelings. Of course he's going to propose to another woman though and marry for a business merger. This is a Christmas story set in Chicago with snow and everything the city has to offer this time of year, it will help you get in the mood too. I suppose this could be a spoiler, but I kept wondering why this merger was so important, why the woman seemed pretty set it had to happen too, but her father's words pretty much explained tha ...more
Sunny (Kindles & Wine Book Blog)
Review posted on Kindles & Wine

Kyle, a computer geek who is not good with romantic words, needs to ask his best friend, Caitlyn, for help with how to propose to another woman. Unwisely, the way he lets her in on this plan is with the following opening line of the book: “Caitlyn McIntyre, will you marry me?” This creates a shocking experience for her and certainly got my attention. Christi Barth masterfully turns this opening line into a story of two friends working through a delicate situati
Kim Reads (Read Your Writes Book Reviews)
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First off, I have to say that I LOVE Christi's book dedication and the individual book cover is beautiful.

Caitlin McIntyre and Kyle Lockhart have been best friends forever. Caitlin is a recent graduate student, waiting to find out which one of two jobs will take her into the next chapter of her life. Kyle is the head of the security division for his family's company, LTS Industries, an airplane and security conglome
3.5 stars

Caitlin and Kyle have been best friends forever, in a lot of ways they are complete opposites but their personalities compliment each other and neither of them knows what they would do without the other in their lives. Caitlin has been in love with Kyle for as long as she can remember but she is too afraid of losing her best friend to ever tell him how she feels. Her heart starts to break when he asks for her help proposing to another woman though, she knows that Kyle doesn't love Monic
Dec 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: novella, read-in-2014
Ask Her at Christmas, by Christi Barth, was an adorable holiday read that I absolutely loved. The premise, the characters, the writing, I loved all of it. Kyle goes to his best friend Caitlin for advice on how to propose to his girlfriend. Despite Caitlin’s reservations with Kyle’s decision—and her feelings for him—she goes full steam ahead with designing several romantic proposals for Kyle that centre around popping the question over Christmas. Barth makes the city of Chicago come alive in this ...more
Tina "IRead2Escape"
Ask Her at Christmas by Christi Barth is a story of best friends and taking the leap of faith to more. It was a sweet and easy read.

Caitlyn McIntyre has the best friend anyone could ask for. So what if she feels more for him, when he's around, than she should. It's not worth the risk of losing him. But, the stakes have just gone up. Kyle has asked her to help him stage the perfect wedding proposal. How can a girl help the man she loves propose and make another woman's dreams come true? Especiall
Sara  HarlequinJunkie
Nov 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
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Ask Her at Christmas is a sweet short novella perfect for a quick holiday read.

What would you do if the man you love is your best friend, and he is asking for your help to propose to another woman? Well this is Caitlin’s dilemma. She has always done everything to hide her feelings from him not trying to jeopardize her friendship, but now she may just loose him to someone else.

Kyle has always been looking for his father’s approval. Now he thinks he can get that by
Amy R
Dec 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
This was my first book by Christi Barth. I have a soft spot for the best friends falling in love stories because we don’t see a lot of that. This one was interesting because Kyle was planning to marry someone (Monica) as part of a business deal and needed his friend Caitlin to help him propose and seal the deal. Caitlin has been in love with Kyle for years but never ever acted on her feelings. She has always been there as his best friend and biggest cheerleader. Kyle also has had feelings for Ca ...more
Julie Barrett
Nov 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
Ask Her at Christmas by Christi Barth
Caitlin McIntyre has a massive crush on her longtime best friend in the whole world: Kyle Lockhart. Did he know how she felt when he was
down on one knee proposing to her? Problem is he was doing a test run to ask his girlfriend Monica.
She agrees to help him. first is the theme of Christmas. Lighting, music, bride to be the center of attention with others circling her on the ice rink.
Then he explains why his father wants him to marry soon-for the good of the c
Christi Snow
Dec 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
My Review:
Rating: B
A computer geek for a hero...yeah, this story worked for me. Kyle is trapped. He's a sexy, wealthy, super-intelligent guy, but he's caught in the web of wanting to please his father and that means marrying his on-again, off-again arm-candy, Monica. Dad's said the business needs their merger to happen, so Kyle is going to propose. He goes to his best friend Caitlin for help.

I adored Caitlin's character....the whole time I wanted to cry for her. She's in love with her best frie
Mariana Bezerra
Dec 18, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2012
I actually love a romance when friends discover they were perfect together and live HEA. So this story made everything really perfect for the holidays, the settings with Christmas tree and skiing on Chicago.
Kyle is a geek and not very good at feelings and what is right in front of him, but I understand Caitlin better because she’s afraid of what will became of their friendship if he doesn’t love her as she loves him.

It was fun to see Kyle’s almost fiancé trying to break them apart and how this a
Lisa Filipe
Dec 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
In Ask Her at Christmas by Christi Barth, we meet Kyle, handsome IT geek who enlists his best friend, Caitlin to help him find a special way to propose to Monica, the daughter of a company head who is in line to merge companies with Kyle's fathers company. Caitlin has been in love with Kyle forever, but won't stand in the way of Kyle finally gaining the respect of his father. What is a girl to do? Caitlin will just have to help Kyle get what he needs and then hopefully she can find a way to surv ...more
Joya Fields
Nov 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Ask Her at Christmas is a fun, light read that will keep you turning pages as you root for the hero and heroine. Once again, Ms. Barth has created realistic, deep characters that will keep you wondering HOW they will ever work things out and be together. This story will get you in the Christmas spirit and leave you with a smile on your face. Highly recommend.
Dec 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
This story has you hating the current girlfriend and wanting to smack the hero upside his head. I love these books. The poor heroine, she puts everyone else first. At least in the end it pays off. :)
Dec 11, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: holiday
This one runs an emotional gamut and almost had me crying more than once
Dec 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audible, christmas
I love how Caitlin and Kyle start off being best friends. I thought it rather fortunate that Caitlin is the one Kyle went to to help him plan his proposal to another woman. While showing Kyle a variety of options, Caitlin has the opportunity to change his mind about proposing. When she discovers how Kyle is hoping to finally get his father's approval and pride, something he's wanted his entire life, by going through with this marriage, she backs off. Thankfully, Kyle is smart enough to figure ou ...more
Nov 15, 2013 rated it liked it
Quick and sweet book. I really liked the couple and how their lives were so intertwined already that to be separated would wreck who they were. Though we had alot of sexual tension that never paid off. A great kiss nothing else...not enough for this holiday couple.
Dec 07, 2012 rated it liked it
You could say that I'm a long-time loyal reader of Christi Barth, I have read and enjoyed her latest 3 novels (Act Like We're in Love, Cruisin' Toward Love and Planning for Love), so I knew that any Christi Barth story would be a sweet romance. Combine that with a holiday setting and I couldn't resist the temptation! :-D

Although Ask Her at Christmas featured one of my favourite tropes (the "best friends to lovers" trope with a bit of marriage of convenience thrown in) it failed to enchant me. Ch
Dec 18, 2012 rated it liked it
(Review originally posted here at The Book Barbies.)

I was excited to read this ARC because it sounded perfect for a sweet Christmas read. What better setting than the holidays for a friends-to-lovers romance? I enjoyed reading about Caitlin and Kyle. They had been friends since they were children, but Caitlin had wanted more for years. Kyle had been more oblivious about his feelings - as men in these stories are wont to be - but had always fought attraction to Caitlin. Not wanting to ruin their
Nov 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012, romance
We start off with Kyle getting down on one knee and proposing to an unsuspecting Cailtin. At first she figures that she must be dreaming because there is no way that her prayers have been answered and her best friend , who she's secretly been in love with, is asking her to marry her. But her is... well sort of. He's actually practicing how he will propose to his girlfriend of 6 months and is hoping that Caitlin will help him come up with a proposal that no woman could say no to.

I thought that t
Lindsey ( United By Books Reviews)
Caitlin can't believe it when her long time best friend not to mention guy she has been in love with forever drops to his knee and asks her to marry him. Unlucky for her, hunky, geeky, IT guy Kyle was just practicing for when he drops the question for his on again off again girlfriend. You see Kyle loves Caitlin, but is caught between a rock and a hard place. He is always trying to please his father and thinks proposing to current girlfriend, whom he has no feelings for, will help merge his and ...more
I am a huge fan of friends to lovers stories. It's one of my favorite romance tropes.

Ask Her at Christmas is a sweet, romantic tale of finally realizing what's in front of your face. Kyle is tired of being a disappointment to his father. So he decides to go along with his father's plan of marrying the daughter of the company in order to create a successful business merger. Kyle has been "seeing" Monica sporadically for 6 months. They only go out to major events,where Monica can be seen and netwo
Dec 01, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: earc, kindle
This is a new to me author so i didn't know what to expect. Caitlin is best friends with Kyle and both are in love with each other but neither one knows it. When Kyle proposes Caitlin is stunned and then knocked back when she finds out he's only practicing so he can ask another woman. This one didn't really work for me. The characters are all kind of shallow and/or mean. It wasn't very uplifting or fun for a holiday book. I did like the ending where Kyle finally got a clue and also a backbone. I ...more
Maja  (The Rambling Readerista)

Ask Her at Christmas is my first read from author Christi Barth. It is a perfect story for a quick holiday read, but somehow, someway, I did not care much for it. Don't get me wrong it is an okay story, but that's just it. A mediocre storyline, characters and writing. Not much of the dialogue to prompt my intrigue, sadly. Since it is a Christmas novella, I guess it is a perfect read because it's got a little bit of romance, the usual Christmas spirit, and the expected happy ending. I find it
Oct 21, 2015 rated it it was ok
1.5 stars

Why, oh why did the "other woman" have to be such a bitch? It added more drama then could reasonably be handled in a short story, and besides, it is so cliché.

The story started out well enough, with likable heroes and an appropriate amount of Christmas, but then the reveal happened, and the story never recovered from the direction it took then. Oh, well.
Nov 25, 2017 rated it liked it
I thought this novella was just okay. I really think the hero needed to do a bit more apologizing and needed a bigger backbone.
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USA TODAY bestselling author Christi Barth earned a Masters degree in vocal performance and embarked upon a career on the stage. A love of romance then drew her to wedding planning. Ultimately she succumbed to her lifelong love of books and now writes award-winning contemporary romance, including the Naked Men and Aisle Bound series.

Christi can always be found either whipping up gourmet meals (fo