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Off The Market

(The 12 NA's of Christmas)

3.25  ·  Rating details ·  167 ratings  ·  32 reviews
*** This book is proud to be a part of The 12 NA's of Christmas ***

12 New Adult Novellas. 12 Best Selling Authors. November 2013.

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 fam
ebook, 55 pages
Published November 1st 2013 by Beautifully Broken Books (first published October 25th 2013)
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Sofia Lazaridou
Nov 02, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Did it matter that Off market is a Christmas novel and we are in the beginning of November? No.
Did it matter that it was a novella and not a full length novel? No.

I loved it and everything that I wanted to read in the book were in it. The story was super sweet and romantic. Etta and Andrew got their second chance at love and spend their Christmas together.

The Christmas spirit was in the air It was like they were never separated and they went straight to the chase. I will definitely read it again
Oct 29, 2013 rated it liked it
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If you're looking for a quick read to help yourself get in the Christmas spirit, you have to check out the 12 NA's of Christmas. Off the Market is the first of these novellas I picked up. It won't be the last. While I'm a fan of NA lit, I've never read anything by Magan Vernon before. This novella gave me a good taste of her writing style. Her characters were realistic and relatable, the dialogue was believable and the story was sweet and charm
Nov 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
I absolutely loved this cute novella about past love and Christmas. Etta and Andrew grew up together and were high school sweethearts. But when it was time for Etta to go off to school she didn't think she could handle the long distance relationship with Andrew staying in St. Louis and her heading off to California. Now 2 years later, she is back in St. Louis and hating that she let the love of her life go. So when a Christmas Eve call reunites her with Andrew, she is ready for the sparks to fly ...more
This was a really cute second chance love story. I loved that it was centered around Christmas. If you're looking for a sweet and steamy quick read this novella is it.

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S Parent
Oct 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Very cute, sweet and sexy Christmas novella with a second-chance romance!
Oct 31, 2013 rated it liked it
Review originally posted at Ramblings From This Chick

Off the Market by Magan Vernon is a Christmas themed novella. This one was short and sweet and definitely puts you in the mood for the holidays. I haven't ever read anything by Magan Vernon before so I wasn't sure exactly what her writing style was like, but I ended up liking it and thought that the characters were likable. This novella is a cute read if you are looking for some Christmas spirit and a little bit of second chance romance.

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Amy Logg
Jun 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
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The story:
I really enjoy stories about second chances at love and that's exactly what this is. After moving away for college Etta breaks up with her high school boyfriend, not wanting to have a long distance relationship. But now she's back living at home and working as a realtor and much to her dislike she's been roped into doing a house showing on Christmas Eve. The old family house of her high school sweet heart no less. But it's not until she opens
Chelsea (Starbucks & Books Obsession)
Sometimes writing a review for a novella can be hard because they are so short and they can’t always develop a full plot or character connection. While I really enjoyed Off the Market and found it to be cute and charming, I would have liked a little more character development.

Etta and Andrew were high school sweethearts but she broke up with him to go off to college, breaking his heart. Two years later, she’s back in their hometown and working as a real estate agent. When she goes to show a hous
Nov 20, 2013 rated it liked it
Etta had her life planned out, going away to college and moving on with her life away from the town she grew up in. Ending things with her high school sweetheart, Andrew, wasn't an easy decision but one Etta felt she had to make because the of the direction her life was heading. However, fate had other plans for Etta who winds up back at her home town selling real estate, and tapping into her flair for interior design a little.

Although Etta has never forgotten Andrew or quite recovered from thei
Dec 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Review Originally Posted at: Book Freak

While other realtors are off for the holiday, she’s going to spend hers working. On Christmas Eve, Etta Davis found herself with appointment to show a house which is overly familiar to her. It was the house of her former high school sweetheart, Andrew Lawson. It may looked worse and beaten thanks to the current owners, but it still hold fond memories for her.

But what she didn’t expect was for her old flame to show up, wanting to buy a house. Seeing her in t
Lindsey Greer
This one was a cute and quick read.
Etta has come back to her hometown to help her family. She has picked up selling real estate and does well for herself, but something is missing... Andrew. Andrew has done well for himself and has tried to move on without his high school sweetheart Etta, but he just never has. Now he has the chance to see if she still cares and Etta gets a pleasant surprise on Christmas Eve at a surprise house showing. Will they get what they want most for Christmas?
This story
Oct 30, 2013 rated it liked it
I was excited to start this book since I loved the two books I've read by Magan, but unfortunately it felt short.

Etta broke up with her high school sweetheart, Andrew, because she thought their relationship would not last the long distance thing. Few years later, on Christmas, she's asked to show Andrew's childhood home that is now being sold. To her surprise, Andrew is the one that's interested in buying the house.

Let me start off by pointing out that I usually don't read novellas. When I do,
Emily-Jane Wright
Nov 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
**ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.**

This is one of the novella’s in the 12 NA’s of Christmas and what a fine addition it is. This was the first Magan Vernon book I have read and I look forward to reading more of her work in the future.

I love the concept of this novel; it isn’t a typical storyline that I have come across before. I enjoyed experiencing the moments between Etta and Andrew as they are brought back together again by pure luck. The coincidence of it all is
Nov 25, 2015 rated it it was ok
The entirety of the story takes place over about 12 hours. Etta is a realtor, and she shows her high school boyfriend Andrew his old house on Christmas Eve. The combination of second chance romance and Christmas story should have been right up my alley, but this didn't work for me.

The timeline was confusing. In some parts of the book it seemed as if it had only been a couple of years since they'd graduated and broke up. But other things would make me think it had been a lot longer than that. And
Nov 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Off The Market is another fast sweet read at 55 pages. We have Etta and Andrew, high school sweethearts, as our main characters. Etta is the girl who broke all ties and left for college.

I think this is the first book I have read by Magan Vernon and it gave me a little taste of her writing style. I think I would really like her other books. I liked Etta and Andrew and how their relationship worked. The only thing I wished is that it was a tad longer so we could delve a little deeper into their r
Nov 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star-rating
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What can I say that isn't already written in the synopsis of a fifty five page novella? You have Christmas, a second chance romance and some hot and sexy...what more could you want? Wrap it all up together and you have a very pleasurable quick and easy Christmas read.

I have to give Vernon credit for being able to pull off a story in so few pages. In most books it takes more than that to get into a story or get to know or even lik
*sigh* My expectations with most of these 12 NA's of Christmas was different than what it should have been. All the ones that I have read thus far have been misses for me, but to be fair that has a lot to do with wrong expectations and personal preferences.

This is is a fairly short novella about reuniting exes. There are a few sexy times with a little background about the past. Since I prefer fade to black love scenes, except for very rare occurrences, there wasn't much left for me in this story
Melody  May (What I'm Reading)
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I absolutely loved this story. I normally don't like second chance stories, but I really love this one. I love the fact that Etta and Andrew view their breakup as a mistake. However, Etta felt it more, because she was the one to break it off. However, they were able to get back together Christmas Eve. I loved that both of them had feelings for each other, but were a little nervous to let the other know. Yet somehow the magic of Christmas brought them back together. Just
Oct 16, 2013 rated it liked it
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Etta Davis and Andrew Lawson were inseparable when they were growing up, high school sweethearts and completely in love. Etta ended things to head off to follow her dreams, leaving Andrew behind. Now several years later her dreams have crashed and she's back home, living with her parents, working in real estate. An old house with lots of memories brings Etta and Andrew together again and the flames of passion they once shared are hotter than ever. Off the Market is a really short Christmas story ...more
Jan 27, 2015 marked it as to-read
2 New Adult Novellas. 12 Best Selling Authors. November 2013.

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 Lawson. Though now dilapidated, thanks to its current owners, it still held the power to bring back forgotten memories and turn the routine showing into
Tpagirl Loves Romance
Off the Market was a quick and easy read. The storyline was the conventional, predictable second chance story. As typical of a novella, Off the Market had a sweet story but without depth, substance and character development. I liked the premise of the story but would have liked to get below the surface and know more about their lives in between. The characters, Andrew Lawson and Etta Davis, had great potential for being strong, sexy, sassy and lovable characters. If looking for a short charming ...more
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Oct 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: review
Etta Davis and Andrew Lawson were high school sweethearts. Etta broke up with him to go to college.

A few years later, on a Christmas she is stuck by showing house.

The house she is showing is the old family house of her high school sweetheart.

That old house brought them back together.

Off The Market is a sweet, quick Christmas novella about a second chance love.

≧◔◡◔≦ 4 ✰ read ≧◉◡◉≦

>>>ARC received in exchange for an honest review<<<
Jaime Fiction Fangirls
A sweet holiday story about second chance love.
I loved Andrew right away and the fact that he and Etta just picked up right where they left off, no wasting time was perfect.
This story was the perfect blend of steam and romance.

*I received an ARC from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Nov 17, 2013 rated it it was ok
Uuhm well. Ok. Just - I don't know.
Too much too fast? Gonna have to think about this. But not really my cup of tea

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Nov 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
cute story!
Jan 01, 2016 rated it liked it
It was a short sweet story, but not really all that special.
A second chance for love.
Jan 12, 2014 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
Oct 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Short and sweet.....
Ashley - Book Labyrinth
Wish I had enjoyed it more, because the author is great.

Review to come.
Nov 30, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: 3-stars, 2014
Super cute novella!
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Magan Vernon has been living off of reader tears since she wrote her first short story in 2004. She now spends her time killing off fictional characters, pretending to plot while she really just watches Netflix, and she tries to do this all while her two young children run amok around her Texas ranch.

You can stalk her online at all of these fun and happy places.

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