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Shopping for a Baby's First Christmas

(Shopping for a Billionaire #15)

4.64  ·  Rating details ·  174 ratings  ·  75 reviews
My mother wants all her kids and grandkids to spend Christmas Eve at her house and wake up on Christmas morning together. 

Sounds reasonable, right?

And it would be.

If it weren’t my mother.

My husband, Declan, is protesting any involvement, though he’s openly intrigued by the idea of claiming his territory by suggesting we have sex in my childhood bed.

And by ‘suggest,’ I mean
Published November 27th 2018
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Nov 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Julia Kent is full of holiday love and laughter with her newest release, Shopping for a Baby’s First Christmas! I don’t even know where to start with this review because this book was everything!! I love the “Shopping With” series and this book was so much fun! Life has changed for Declan and Shannon in more ways than one and it was great to see them both coming into their own with baby Ellie and her first Christmas. Throw in hilarious family members, matching jammies and a winter ice storm and ...more
Stephanie Villere
Nov 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is Shopping For A Baby’s First Christmas, book 15 of Julia Kent’s amazing Shopping For A Billionaire series. We have been with Shannon and Declan from the very beginning, since she had her whole arm down a public toilet all the way through to their little girls very first Christmas. Of course it won’t be a normal holiday...that is never possible with this couple and their extended family! Add in the pets, an ice storm and....and.... you wouldn’t believe me if I told you, so buy them and rea ...more
Heather andrews
Nov 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Declan is just so reassuring to his woman, “are you kidding? Your breasts are making this moment.” I snort, then sniff, the tears right there. “When your breasts are anywhere, they make the moment, actually.” I liked this book, I found this to be an extremely funny read.
Cali Jewel
Dec 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So in love with this crazy couple and their over the top family.... Loved this holiday visit and was so thrilled with this awesome emotional roller-coaster of a first Christmas.... Funny, engaging, sexy, sweet, thrilling, heartwarming, passionate this holiday family get together has it all and so much more.... Loved it!!!
Dec 10, 2018 rated it liked it
It was a sweet and funny short Christmas story, but also a chaotic one!!! I can’t stop laughing at Amanda & Shannon’s conversation about the Spa thingy. Can these two stop being a crackhead, I teared up laughing.

Shannon’s family is a big mess...Everyone was panicking, screaming, yelling, burned things down, and not to mention a new dog that peed on people’s shoes. I’m so concerned for Declan actually, please get him out of there. He was clearly suffering trying to put up with Shannon’s moms
Jammie Bebout
Nov 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I can soooo relate to this book. With your first child, and in my case my only child, every first is absolutely monumental… especially your baby’s first Christmas. You want it to be so perfect, the kind of moment Norman Rockwell would have captured. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I did not get many Norman Rockwell moments with my child. My experiences were much more along the lines of Shannon’s… with the exception of sharing them with a husband who is a God among men. This book made me ...more
Angie Tryon
Dec 10, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shopping for a baby’s first Christmas, the fifteenth book in this series, is your typical Julia Kent SFAB story – a chaotic conglomeration of events involving a Jacoby family celebration.

It all begins with Shannon and Declan agreeing to take Ellie and Chuckles to spend the night on Christmas Eve at Jason and Marie’s so they can continue a Jacoby family tradition and wake up on Christmas morning with the rest of Shannon’s family for Ellie’s first Christmas. Within 180 pages we read about everythi
Nov 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I so love this series, Julia Kent had me as a fan with book 1! She does it again in this book number 15 in the series. This is baby Ellie's first Christmas and it should be perfect right...not...have you met the McCormick and Jacoby families? If not why not? You do not know what you are missing! This book has everything, laughter to the point of tears, sighs, sexy moments, gasps and oh no that did not happen! We see our normal cast of family members Marie, Amy, Shannon, Declan, James, Hamish, Ca ...more
Tami L West
Dec 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was happily enjoying a really good series when "Shopping for a Baby's First Christmas" came out. Any normal person would at least finish the book they were reading but NOOOO! This was a Julia Kent book!! That means I drop everything, stop reading 2/3 of the way through book 5 of a series, skip much needed sleep & dig right in because no one makes me laugh as much as Julia & I REALLY need laughter. Plus, after really getting to know these characters over time, I'm just anxious to see wh ...more
Dec 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favs, books-2-blog
Hilariously funny; a joy to read

Okay, I’m just going to come out and say it—this is my first book by Julia Kent *cringes*. I know, I know, why did I wait so long? Believe me, I’m asking myself the same thing. But I can say that as much as I loved this as a standalone (and it worked really well for me read that way), I’m sure long-time fans will love it even more.

I loved the banter between Shannon and Declan and the story felt very grounded, which just made those funny moments more hilarious. Fr
Anteres Anderson Turner
Dec 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely adore Shannon and Declan!!! When you add in baby Ellie, and I am in love!!! This addition to the Shopping series was very Jacoby-sentric which is a great thing! As much as I love reading about all of the luxuries of billionaire life, it was nice to revisit the home that raised Shannon. It was also very nice to see how Shannon and Declan are really couping as parents. Oh and then there is Marie!!! Marie is her usual crazy, over the top self... But you also get to see why Jason is so ...more
Nov 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
You would think after 15 books in a series that it would get old...but let me tell you this series NEVER gets old. Julia Kent has a way of bringing us not only the levity that we so appreciate in all of her books (if you are feeling down or even if you just need a good laugh -- her books will bring that to you and then some), she also is bring us into this family's lives complete with love, laughter, tears and chaos. It is always fun to read the places you know and have been to "locally", pictur ...more
Dec 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nothing better than the holidays

Shannon and Declan have been love at first sight since he found her with her hand down the men's toilet. (It's a long, hilarious story). Despite his being a billionaire their journey together has had myriad and crazy adventures, poignant, funny and touching. Their latest adventure is parenthood, and they may have found the niche that is meant for them. Even though their family and friends continue to create whacky (yet loving) circumstances they must ply their way
Dec 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
With a totally stellar cast, Julia Kent beings us a completely insane, ridiculous, wonderful, hilarious Christmas adventure, which has had me laughing out loud and planning a repeat date with Shannon, Declan, Ellie and the clan asap!
Julia Kent posses a fantastic gift of incredibly witty, comedic writing which is written with huge confidence and flair.
I have highlighted the living daylights out of this book so it is virtually impossible to pick quotes, but here's one which caused a coffee spitt
Nickie Adler
Dec 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hilarity ensues again!

Now that Ellie, Shannon and Declan’s baby is 7 months old, Marie (aka Shannon’s crazy mother), wants everyone to spend Christmas Eve at her house. Declan of course is fighting this with everything he’s got, but we all know it’s not going to work. I mean, what could go wrong. EVERYTHING! Because it’s my mother we are talking about! Also, now that Declan has set his mind to having sex in my childhood bedroom, he’s onboard.
Everything is going to be fine, then my mother brings
Jennifer Bruce
Dec 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I fell in love with Shannon & Declan 15 books ago and I love that Julia keeps bringing them back to share more of them with us! In the beginning of this great book we see Shannon & Declan as parents to their precious 7 month old daughter, Ellie! Promising to spend Christmas with the Jacoby family may push Declan over the edge! His crazy mother-in-law Marie has out done herself with matching pajamas, lighting the never before Christmas candles, and continuing to annoy poor Chuckles! Julia ...more
Kari Hansen
Dec 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shannon has managed to convince Declan that their daughter Ellie needs to spend her first Christmas surrounded by family. After all Shannon’s entire family wants to be together to see Ellie experience so many firsts and we know that Shannon’s mother, Marie, will plan an low key family affair, right?

What ensues is a holiday filled for fun, giggles and mayhem unlike any other. This wild and wacky family could never do anything ordinary and this holiday is now exception.

The love between Shannon an
Dec 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Heart-warmingly hilarious

Nothing is ever simple or straightforward for Declan and Shannon, why should Ellie's first Christmas be any different.

Spending Christmas with the in-laws (all of them) is not high on Declan's list of ideal Christmas' but Shannon can think of nothing better than being close to her family and relishing in the joys of chaos. Throw in a couple of dogs, a temperamental cat, some old ladies, Declan's own family and even that may be too much for Shannon to handle.

Marie is back
Bibliophile  Chloe
Nov 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I cannot tell you how much I have loved this series!
To see the life changes in the Jacoby and McCormick families is fantastic!!This is Ellie's first Christmas and only Ms. Kent can make the holiday a catastrophic hilarity!
You get to see all the major players in her past Shopping series make an appearance.
Just when you think Declan can't get any more swoony...he just does!
You get to see Shannon embrace motherhood in her own special way.
You get a lovely little holiday treat. You get so much funny,
Kristen Lewendon
Dec 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Light of heaven, I hurt. My eyes are teary, my throat’s scratchy, my ribs ache, and my abs make my every move agony. I haven’t laughed that hard since I read the last Shopping series book. As anyone who’s read any book in the series can attest, when any event involves Marie (and especially Chuckles), the worst that can happen will. This means we get to witness a slapstick comedy Christmas. Including, but not limited to, a pet rodeo, visits with emergency services, and Declan and Andrew trying to ...more
Nov 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So seriously, we're 15 books in and it's still as wonderful as book 1. What's not to love? A hot billionaire, who's a loving husband and wonderful father, and did I mention HOT? Declan's family haven't "done" Christmas since his mother died when he was a teenager, so what could possibly go wrong with spending Christmas with Shannon's family and waking up together to the festivities? Short answer - everything! Long answer - you'll have to read the book. Loved the bumper sticker line "I stop for n ...more
Kathryn  CLiK Book Blog
Nov 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shopping for Baby’s First Christmas- The Shopping Series - Julia Kent.

Another fabulous addition to the Shopping Series by Julia Kent.
Just when you think that these stories have reached the summit of crazy, along comes a Christmas Eve and day filled with Marie Jacoby madness. Factor in one very disagreeable cat, a fire, one very surly Declan and you’ve got the makings of this hilariously honest and scarily close to my family’s kind of Christmas mayhem.

The whole cast of crazy characters ma
Melanie Milburn
Nov 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh! My! I literally just finished! I read it straight through—couldn’t put it down. What a Jacobyian Christmas! So much insight into Declan’s family dynamic and the ongoing evolution of Shannon and his relationship and their family. Lovely appearances by most of the usual suspects. So much chaos, with Marie there always is, but also so much love. Baby Ellie is delightful and Chuckles as maniacal as always. He really gets his own against Marie. Also so many touching moments as the torch is passed ...more
Eva T
Dec 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I can't get enough of the Shopping series!!!! I truly loved all the crazy, hectic laugh out loud moments along with the sexy parts and allll the love!!! Shannon and Declan is where it all started in book 1 and now at book 15 they have Ellie in their lives and the situations get even funnier and more chaotic!!!
Marie's crazy is ever present as well as the competition between the McCormick brothers and lets not forget about Chuckles!!!!!!
If what you need a hilarious Christmas book to get into the C
Crystal's Book World ~ Crystal Cordova
I loved everything about this book! The Shopping series by Julia Kent never gets old. Declan and Shannon's life take a Topsy turvy. I have started reading a few Holiday books. They have all been great and I keep raving on how great they and really they are. But something about Shopping for a Baby's First Christmas makes me feel like it is already Christmas. You will have a lot of laughter and feel good moments. Declan is still Declan so you know you will get the hot and heated moments. It is so ...more
Cee Cee Houston
Dec 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shopping For A Baby’s First Christmas is book #15 of Julia Kent’s amazing Shopping For A Billionaire series. We’ve seen and done a lot with Declan and Shannon, from their first meeting, first kiss, first smexy scene all the way to having a baby. Now, it’s little Ellie’s first Christmas and they want it to be special. Well, what parent doesn’t, huh? But, with this couple huge, crazy extended family, one thing is guaranteed. It won’t be quiet. There’s a multitude of family, pets and wild weather t ...more
Didi Ps
Dec 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a great addition to the Shopping series, with lots of heartfelt moments & funny mishaps. I loved the old characters showing up, making some family situations even more heartfelt & funny, too! Declan loves his wife & always tries to reassure her & they make such a great couple... Here they are only trying to have a nice normal family holiday, but for them nothing is ever normal... This makes them seem like a real family with all the idiosyncrasies we all have...

Great story
Frances Hernandez
Christmas adventure

I’ve read this entire series and it never fails to please the rom/com reader in me. Julia Kent has a way of writing romance mixed with several episodes of LOL moments. Her books are always a joy to read. In this particular book, Declan, Shannon, Ellie, and the entire Jacoby family attempt to enjoy a traditional Christmas, but several episodes occur that were unexpected and hilarious. Loved how everything was resolved and so looking forward to reading the next book.
Dec 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Such a fun story. Shannon insists she, Declan and their baby, Elllie spend Christmas Eve into Christmas at her parents. Poor Declan barely holds it together. His crazy mother in law Marie is having menopausal moments which were on spot at the authors description. As a new mother, Shannon is starting to see why her Mom has so many traditions. The rambunctious event has many bumps in it which are quite amusing. Lots of fun stuff in this book. I received a complimentary copy and I am voluntarily re ...more
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julia Kent writes romantic comedy with an edge. Since 2013, she has sold more than 1.5 million books, with 4 New York Times bestsellers and more than 16 appearances on the USA Today bestseller list. Her books have been translated into French and German, with more titles releasing

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