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Ring in the Holidays

(Hunk for the Holidays #2)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  231 ratings  ·  57 reviews
Psychologist Ellie Simpson is about to get a healthy dose of sex therapy. Leaving her cheating boyfriend behind, she has everything she needs for a quick rebound: Vegas, plenty of champagne, and a proposition from the sexiest man she's ever seen. As her handsome stranger helps her ring in the New Year-over and over again-Ellie finds hersel
Paperback, 368 pages
Published September 30th 2014 by Forever (first published January 1st 2014)
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Jun 05, 2018 rated it liked it
Ellie Simpson is trying to build a medical practice. She's a psychologist who specialize in relationship counseling and sex therapy. What would her clients think if they knew that she's a virgin ?

Convinced that she need a vacation after Ellie's break-up, her best friend booked them a trip to Las Vegas for Christmas. After learning that her ex cheated on her, Ellie is pissed and hurt, and she then decide that there's nothing stopping her from having fun and forgetting the bastard, even if it mea
Tina "IRead2Escape"
3.5 Stars

Hotness Rating 3 out of 5

Ring in the Holidays is the 2nd book of the Hunk for the Holidays series by one of my favorite authors Katie Lane. Although, this book wasn't my favorite of hers I enjoyed it quite a bit and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a story that will give you a little bit of everything. Ms. Lane gives us a fun story with a bit more depth than is offered by some contemporary romance books. The characters are well-developed and real.

Matthew McPherson
May 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Ring in the Holidays takes place some years after the first book of the series. I really liked Ellie and Mattew. I liked their imperfect relationship, the simple moments they spend together and how Ellie met his family. When Mattew started to show Ellie that he's a really great guy, I really enjoyed the ride to the happy ending.

They are joined by the whole McPherson family that, of course, includes Wheezie, the matchmaking great aunt who's at it again. They would also encounter women and a teen
Jan 21, 2015 rated it liked it
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What can I say but….HOT’ish! It was a well-crafted, easy to read story. The premise is that Ellie Simpson, psychologist (and author of a book on the virtues of abstinence in a relationship), has saved herself for marriage to her fiancée Riley but is devastated when she finds out Riley has been with other woman physically since they became engaged. So to assist Ellie in getting over her heartbreak, her best friend Sidney
Dec 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Ellie, a virgin sex therapist meets Matt (Cassie's brother from book 1) in Vegas on New Years Eve and they have a one night stand. 11 months later they meet up again. Matt is mad that she took off, Ellie is wary of his player ways.Can they form a truce? Hook up again? Be friends? Matt's family figures prominently in this book. His parents who have marital problems of their own, Cassie who thinks James is cheating on her, and Aunt Wheasie is back at it playing matchmaker again. I love this series ...more
Michelle the Romance Witch
4.25 stars. funny sweet sexy and heartbreaking... full review coming soon to the blog
Margaret Devaux
Oct 20, 2015 rated it it was ok
It was a little better than okay!
Nov 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: christmas
Ring in the Holidays kicks off in Las Vegas, the anti-Christmas-spirit capital of the United States. Clinical psychologist Ellie Simpson had an unfortunate encounter with a dull razor, her dissertation isn’t quite finished, and her fiancé broke off their engagement. Best friend Sidney has the perfect solution. According to her BFF/assistant, there can’t be a better environment which in to move on than smoky, sexually charged, and salacious Vegas. Her response to Ellie’s complaints about the Vega ...more
Kim Reads (Read Your Writes Book Reviews)
Reviewed by Gemini

Ring in the Holidays is the second book in Katie Lane’s Hunk for the Holidays Series. The series is about the wealthy and successful McPherson siblings finding love. The first book, Hunk for the Holidays, was about the only sister. This one is about the youngest brother, Matthew “Matt” McPherson and the Sex Therapist that he meets in Las Vegas named Dr. Ellie Simpson.

While ringing in the new year with his friends, very eligible Matt McPherson makes a bet with his friends that l
Dec 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this fun book! Psychologist Ellie Simpson is a thirty year old virgin. She left her cheating boyfriend and headed to Vegas with her best friend for New Year's eve. Having a few drinks and a sexy stranger gives her a night she'll never forget! Matthew McPherson is a playboy through and through! One night with Ellie cramps his gameplay! They never exchanged names and months later they meet each other again. And they can't stand each other! This book makes you laugh, cry and get in ...more
Jaime ~ Fiction Fangirls
Great story

This was such a great story. I love how the story focuses on Mattie and Ellie but also manages to paint a full picture of the entire McPherson family. The writing is fantastic and I feel like this entire cast of amazing characters are my friends. A great read for the holidays without being too holiday focused.
Jul 30, 2018 rated it liked it
Love the twists n turns of this love story n unfortunate moments with the mcpherson family. Wheezie the scheming aunty classic n really has her work cut out for her this time.
Annissa Thomas
Jul 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Nice and steamy virgin romance. I love the stories where the guy is the one most convinced that they should be together.
Oct 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
Ellie is a very confused woman. She preaches that people should practice abstinence but can't seem to keep her clothes on when she meets Matthew. For poor Matthew, meeting Ellie is going to change his life forever. Until Ellie came along he was quite the ladies man but after one night with Ellie he just can't get interested in anyone else. Ellie runs after their night together and the two of them spend nearly a year apart. Fate intervenes and forces them back together and then relationship build ...more
Title: Ring in the Holidays
Author: Katie Lane
Publisher: Forever
Series: Hunk for the Holidays #2
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: 4.5

"Ring in the Holidays" by Katie Lane

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Psychologist Ellie Simpson is about to get a healthy dose of sex therapy. Leaving her cheating boyfriend behind, she has everything she needs for a quick rebound: Vegas, plenty of champagne, and a proposition from the sexiest man she's ever seen. As her handsome stranger h
Janet Rodman
Dec 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Ring In The Holidays
By Katie Lane
Dr. Ellie Simpson is a sex therapist who believes "that sex and love are separate things and should be treated that way. Abstinence is a way to create that separation. to see whether or not you're compatible outside the bedroom." She also doesn't believe in one night stands. Oh, and she is a thirty year old virgin. Her best seller book on this theory creates quite a stir. Ellie also practices this theory. As a result, her fiancé cheats on her. To help her get ove
Christi Snow
Aug 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
My Review:
This book was so much more than what I expected. It takes place over the course of a year, but starts with New Year's Eve and a one-night Las Vegas hook-up. A hook up that didn't include names so the two had no way to get hold of each other again although they both did try. But in the interim of that year, Ellie, who's a sex therapist, released a self-help book that's become a huge best-seller...all about how sometimes relationships need abstinence to focus on the emotions rather than
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I really had a good time reading “Ring in the Holidays”. Matt was sexy and Ellie was a virginal psychologist preaching abstinence! New Year’s brought them together, circumstances threw them in the same circles. What starts off as a fling to lose her virginity turns into so much more.
As I laughed my way through this wonderful book by Katie Lane I became enamored with all the characters and the Mc
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Sep 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
I absolutely loved this book. It grabbed my interest from the start with a Vegas fling between two unlikely matched people. The characters are introduced as events unfold in sin city, and eventually part without knowing the other's name. Soon after Vegas, the reader is introduced to the real Dr Ellie Simpson, psychologist, sex therapist, author if a book called Virgin Love which promotes abstinence. She is trying to recover from a bad breakup, and along with her assistant / best friend, they go ...more
Nov 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: net-galley
*I will try to avoid spoilers.

Ring in the Holidays by Katie Lane

Ellie Simpson was a sex therapist who lived her life by her book. Until, she learned the truth about her ex fiancee Riley.

It was in that moment she decided for once in her life she would drink up, live it up and hit the dance floor.

After the New year countdown a mind blowing sexy hot man looked right at her like he wanted to say something. However, when the music started back up she was bumped from behind and stumbled.

The mysterious
Linda Dunn chilson
Witty and Charming

I have loved all the books I have read by Katie Lane; there is always something to laugh about, something to cry over, something to sigh over, and make you read without putting the book down until you've read it from cover to cover. The story in this book is rather unique, a sex therapist who is 31 and still a virgin, on top of that she has written a book on abstinence. New Year's Eve in Las Vegas, she meets a rich playboy, who picks her because of a dare to cop a feel of her w
Oct 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Aunt Wheezie does it again! But she's not a matchmaker. Oh no - she's a soul matcher. In Ring in the Holidays Aunt Wheezie sets her sights on seeing her nephew, Matthew get together with his soul mate. And his soul mate just happens to be a fresh from a disastrous relationship sex therapist who writes a book about sexual abstinence. A soul mate who somehow ignores her own advice and goes wild in Vegas with a complete stranger, none other than Matthew McPherson. Too bad Matthew's soul mate, Ellie ...more
Dani C. (Paulette's Papers)
I have to admit the beginning of the book just didn’t do it for me. Not exactly sure why, but I actually thought for a moment there that this might become a DNF. Then all of a sudden I found myself unable to put it down. I grew too really like Ellie and I had to know how Matthew and her ended up.

Ellie rings in the New Years with a man she had just met. This isn’t something she normally does; in fact it is quite the opposite. The next morning Matthew wakes up to find her gone and his only clue t
Feb 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I can't putting into words how much I love Katie Lane books is a near impossibility.

This book is the second of the Hunk for the Holiday series and youngest brother Matthew McPherson takes center stage. As the man who can get (and sleep) with any girl, he runs up against sex psychologist Ellie Simpson and has a hot night in Vegas on New Years Eve. Ellie was a virgin, due to growing up with a father that continually cheated on her mother and her mindset was stuck on the idea that a r
Dec 22, 2014 rated it liked it
I kept wanting to like this book and did enjoy some aspects of the humor involved with the extended family of characters. Some of the writing and plot turns were creative. But it all came down to an inconsistent, not very likeable heroine and a couple that fought a lot and was downright awful to each other at times. The good times they shared--the first night in vegas, their week of developing friendship--were glossed over and mostly told in flashback form, giving us very little positive interac ...more
Ruby's Book reviews
Sep 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
***I was given an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for my honest opinion***

I absolutely loved this story! The story of Ellie and Matthew is a sweet one. After an interesting encounter in Las Vegas on New Year's Day, its very hard for them both to forget about each other. By chance they are reunited a year later and the attraction has not faded. They are both attracted to each other but they both have issues with relationships. They hit some bumps in the road but you can't true love!

I fell in love
Christina Reed
Dec 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I can't express how much I enjoyed Ring in the Holidays by Katie Lane. This story was wonderfully messy in a way that captured reality to the point where I could see this happening to me or one of my friends. This story isn't completely linear, and that's what makes it so wonderful. Matthew and Ellie meet on New Years Eve in a Las Vegas club and end up hooking up. While that's not unusual for Vegas, what makes it unique is Ellie was a virgin who wrote a book on why abstinence is such a good thin ...more
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My Thoughts:

This story kind of pulls you in from the beginning by the absolute ridiculousness of how Ellie and Matthew meet. And honestly, the way their relationship progressed felt a little like it was all over the place...but I couldn't stop reading! There was just something about the two of them together that you couldn't help but love, and the chemistry was there. I liked how psychology was thrown into the mix, and how both Ell
This one didn't really do much for me. I had trouble with a lot of the relationships in the book. It started with Ellie and Sidney. For all that they were supposed to be BFF's it never seemed like Sidney was a good friend for Ellie, instead she often made fun of Ellie, when she had some of the same issues in a different form.

Then there was the relationship between Matthew and Ellie. For me there was no chemistry between them. About the only time they were honest with each other was that first ni
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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.

Other books in the series

Hunk for the Holidays (3 books)
  • Hunk for the Holidays (Hunk for the Holidays, #1)
  • Unwrapped (Hunk for the Holidays, #3)