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The Trouble with Christmas

(Credence, Colorado #2)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  289 ratings  ·  181 reviews
All Suzanne St. Michelle wants is an over-the-top, eggnog-induced holiday with her best friend in Credence, Colorado. But when her hoity-toity parents insist she come home for Christmas in New York, she blurts out that her sexy landlord is actually her boyfriend and she can’t leave him—Joshy loves Christmas. The more twinkle lights the better.

Rancher Joshua Grady does not
Mass Market Paperback, 418 pages
Published September 24th 2019 by Entangled: Amara
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Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
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Oh, I loved this romance! I went into this book rather blindly. I had not read any of Amy Andrews work before this book. This is the second book in the Credence, Colorado series but it works perfectly well as a stand-alone novel. I do want to go back and read the first book though but that is just because I liked this one so much. I really had a fantastic time with this story.

Suzanne is an artist who is looking for a change of
Sep 28, 2019 rated it really liked it

After 12 years in the military, all Joshua Grady wants is peace and privacy. Santa must not have received the memo because thanks to an uncle who own the ranch where Josh lives and decided to rent the cottage on the land, what the loner and grumpy rancher will have for Christmas start with a fake relationship with a vivacious and chatter-box artist. Him, the guy who could be voted for the less-fan of the Holidays season and all that comes with it will find himself accepting to be the pretend
The Trouble with Christmas by Amy Andrews has:

Fake Dating
Sunflower artist with bite
Grumpy cowboy recluse
Matching ugly Christmas sweaters
All Suzanne St. Michelle wants is to find her muse and to enjoy an over top Christmas full of lights, holiday sweaters, and silly ornaments, a Christmas her artsy NYC parents usually avoid like the plague. Hiding out in a cabin on a Montana ranch seems like the best place to do both, but her cabin comes with a side of grouchy, Grinch-y rancher.

Joshua Grady
Sep 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc

*** ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review ***

The Trouble with Christmas was a heartwarming, sweet story with a communicative holiday spirit.

When the grumpy, tall, dark and handsome rancher let his match with an artist who made him fall in love without even trying.

Brady was happy in his solitary life, his ranch, busy all day and keeping his life at bay from all the people of Credence Bay. Until the moment when the cottage next to his house was rented by the bubbly, chatty and
Eva Millien
Sep 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
All she wants in an over-the-top, eggnog-induced holiday with her best friend, but her parents insists she comes home for a boring Christmas in New York, so Suzanne St. Michelle does what any sane rational woman would do, she claims her landlord is really her boyfriend who really loves Christmas. He does not love Christmas or company or chatty women, unfortunately Joshua Grady finds himself agreeing to Suzanne’s charade.

This ‘Credence Colorado’ holiday romance an emotional gripping tale with the
Renee (The B-Roll)
Oct 18, 2019 rated it liked it
Suzanne is an artist who needs a change of scenery, so she books a cabin in Colorado to enjoy the Christmas holiday. While there, she meets grumpy scrouge Grady who owns the ranch where the cabin is located and doesn't seem to want to deal with the holidays. After some rough patches and special moments, the two together, navigate the Christmas holiday and the traditions that go with it creating something new and much more special.

I loved how well the chemistry and banter between Suzanne and
Suzanne St Michelle is a brilliant copyist, she makes a good living in New York creating replicas of priceless paintings for art galleries and private collectors but living in the shadow of her mother, a world renowned sculptor, Suzanne really wants to find her muse. When her BFF suggests she gets away from it all and seeks inspiration in Credence, Colorado she jumps at the chance to commune with nature. Unfortunately her muse appears more interested in the taciturn, and downright rude cowboy ...more
A fun holiday romance. "fake-relationship" trope, rancher, muse, sexy. Full Review will post for HoHoHo Readathon
Amy Andrews has really started a great series with Credence, Colorado. It’s romantic comedy gold where the whole town is matchmaking! In The Trouble with Christmas we have a grumpy hunk who’s basically a hermit Scrooge and an artist trying to get inspiration! Well one look at Joshua Grady and Suzanne is getting her artistic groove back. Too bad he seems to not want anything to do with her. The Trouble with Christmas was pure fun to read! It’s sexy, humorous and quirky. Joshua and Suzanne witty ...more
Oct 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
[I received a physical copy for an honest review]

The Trouble with Christmas
by Amy Andrews is the second book in her Credence, Colorado series but can be read and enjoyed a stand alone. This fake relationship romance is so jam packed with holiday cheer it will without a doubt put you in the Christmas mood.

Artist Suzanna St. Michelle comes to Credence to find her muse and create some original art work. Her muse is instantly taken with her handsome rancher of a landlord, and she gets into a
Oct 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a laugh out loud, fun and moving story, MS Andrews has such a way with words she pulls the reader in, brings the characters to life they become friends and this one is just so good, I loved Grady and Suzanne so very different but so meant to be together, being back in Credence was such a joy and I do hope that you pick this one up and get to know Grady and Suzanne.

Suzanne St. Michelle is an artist from New York, she is good at art but has lost her muse and when her friend invites her to
Sep 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a wonder Christmas time romance, even though our lead character, Grady. Hates the season. The author has written a very funny, heartwarming and touching story with characters so well defined, you’ll not only love them but you’ll feel every once of their emotions. Characters that you’ll grow to love and root for too.

Grady, a rancher in Credence Colorado, is a loner who just wants to tend to his ranch and be left alone. Especially around the Christmas holidays, as they bring up tragic
Sep 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I would like to thank NetGalley and Entangled Publishing for allowing me to read the advanced copy and review it for them.
I have voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
This book was a fun read and a delight to me as a break from some of the heavier titles I have been reading lately.
The story is a Christmas romance story about a young artist who escapes New York and goes to Credance, Colorado in hopes of finding her muse and getting
Sep 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
This is the first book that I have read from this author and I found it to be really enjoyable. It is the second book of the series but it can be read as a standalone. I am not a big fan of the holidays but I do love a good Christmas movie or book. This story kind of reminded me of a movie that was the same premises except the heroine “kidnapped a boyfriend” and I love that quirky type of movie so this book was a real treat. Suzanne and Josh were a great couple and you can see the chemistry and ...more
Linda Quick
Sep 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMG, this book is soooooo good! It's laugh out loud funny and has a bit of snark. I just loved the story and, while I've long been a fan of the author, think this is her best book yet. She perfectly captured a Christmas tale that is so good it can, and should, be read any time of year. I loved the characters, from the artistic Suzanne and the gruff Grady, to the oh so proper Simone.

This book is just a delight to read. It was so yummy that I slowed my reading pace down so that I could savor and
Sep 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book had just what I was looking for when I picked it up. A grumpy rancher who meets a spunky city girl to throw him for a loop, all set during Christmas time. It had the right amount of sweetness combined with a large helping of sexual tension to balance it out. The banter was very entertaining and the writing style was easy to get involved in to the story. I enjoyed it and look forward to going back to read the first book in the series.
Jocelyn Sanchez
Oct 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fun-fact about me: I adore everything and anything Christmas. I'm that person who will beg all year to be able to put my tree up and begin buying presents for my family and friends months before Christmas is even a thought. So, it's no surprise that I love Christmas stories, the cheesier the better.

This book follows Suzanne as she tries to find inspiration to make her own art. She replicates art for a living--a very good living--but it doesn't feed her soul, only her wallet. So what better way
Carly Wilson
Sep 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
‘The Trouble With Christmas’ is the first book I have read by Amy Andrew, and I was given it in exchange for an honest review.

Initially it felt strange to be reading a festive themed book in the middle of September, but I thoroughly enjoyed it, and it’s made me feel that little bit of excitement already for the holiday season.

The book is about Suzanne St. Michelle, an artist who has lost her muse. She travels to the small town of Credence to catch up with her friend, and hopes to regain her
Kay Daniels (Kay Daniels Romance)
LOL fun!! I love reading Amy Andrews books and The Trouble With Christmas is filled with crazy holiday fun, a grinch-like rancher, crazy faux inspired paintings and one dominatrix Barbie Christmas tree topper. This is a holiday book you do not want to miss.

What could possibly go wrong when Suzanne St. Michelle tells one tiny lie to her parents in hopes that they won't visit her while she's staying in Credence, CO this holiday season? What is this tiny lie you ask? She's dating the grumpy
Oct 05, 2019 rated it liked it
Picked this up because I was going to be spending a lot of time rather indisposed (have hit that age where one must do rather unpleasant yet routine medical tests...sigh). I didn't want anything that was going to be too taxing - just something to take my mind off the task at hand (so to speak). I will admit that this fit that bill nicely. But...yeah. Not really my cup of tea.

I wanted to go with a modern romance as I've been reading a lot of historicals lately. This is definitely modern, no
Sweet, funny, and touching

Book 2 in the series, this works extremely well as a standalone. I really enjoyed the first book in the series, though, so I was happy to get a chance to revisit Credence.

A fake boyfriend story (one of my favorite tropes), this is also a little bit enemies to lovers, a little bit opposites attract, a little bit small town romance, and a whole lot of fun. Suzanne is a New York artist who has made a good living painting reproductions; she’s in Credence to try to wake
If there is one thing I love, it's cowboys! If there a second thing I love, it's Christmas! So quite honestly a cowboy Christmas romance is right in my wheelhouse!! I read the first book in the Credence, Colorado series Nothing But Trouble and absolutely loved it! So when I saw a second installment was released this one jumped right to the top of my TBR.

My favorite thing about series is returning back to a community I have already become acquainted with. Though this one is definitely a
Sep 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Suzanne its an artist who paints copies of masterpieces for museums, etc. They display her copies while the real painting stays safe in a vault (who knew that was a thing?!) She decides to visit friends in Credence, Colorado while wanting to see if she has what it takes to paint something new...not just a copy of of someone else's work. She also wants to experience an over-the-top Christmas...not the boring and uptight one her parents have planned back in Boston. She comes up with a crazy scheme ...more
Sassy Southern
Sep 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Suzanne just wants to celebrate Christmas her way, and there's nothing wrong with it including her best friend and a lot of eggnog. That's what the holidays are for, aren't they? And Credence is where she wants to spend it. But nooooo, Her uptight, uhh, pretentious, no, that's not nice either, appearance appreciative? - okay, that works - parents insists she stay in New York. Perhaps blurting out that she doesn't want to be away from her new boyfriend wasn't the best defense considering he ...more
Sep 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Suzanne is trying to inspire her creative muse and rents a cabin in picturesque Credence, unfortunately rancher Grady is not happy that it’s his cabin she’s using. Once she sets eyes on the strong, silent , and slightly grumpy her muse is inspired, but only by him. Along the way the trade barbs at each other as he’s not amused to be the star of all her art. Unfortunately Suzanne’s hoity- toity Mom wants to spend Christmas with Suzanne but she wants to experience a “real” Christmas and makes up a ...more
Jackie Wright
Sep 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a great entertaining Christmas, the season of good will and holiday cheer read, it’s a laugh out loud hilarious romance with just the perfect mix of sarcasm and snark. This may be a Christmas tale but i firmly believe it will read over and over and loved at anytime of the year. The characters are loveable and the banter they share flows so naturally throughout their story.
Suzanne has escaped New York and arrived in Credence to try and get her mojo back and get creative with her art
T. Rosado
Sep 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing

4.5 Stars!

The Trouble with Christmas was a really fun story with a couple of well-written main characters. Since I tend to be overly picky, I always appreciate an enjoyable heroine and Suzanne was quirky, artsy, and thoughtful. Grady was my favorite kind of hero with his broody, broken, and loner disposition. With a hero constrained by his past and a heroine constrained by self-doubt and family expectations, there were some serious obstacles in the way of a happily-ever-after. The delicious
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The Trouble with Christmas won me not because it was a holiday story, but because it had a small-town, sexy cowboy, and a woman that loved the holiday. The 'Hokiest Christmas Ever' turns out to be a Christmas that Joshua will never forget. Just reading it and getting to know the small-town, the neighbors, Joshua's ranch, and Suzy and her family was well worth picking up the book and turning each and every page. I had an early start with the holiday reading season.

Amy Andrews gave me what I love
Sep 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely love Christmas and anything to do with Christmas. This book was really good. I couldn't get enough of Grady and Suzanne .
I love the grumpy Grady because characters like his are very entertaining once you get to know them. As his layers peal away, he gets better and better. Grady is book boyfriend material.
Suzanne was funny. There's never a dull moment with her around. The city girl going off on rancher, I love it.
These two have great chemistry and the build up, my goodness, it was
Sep 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am a sucker for Christmas books - I instantly am drawn to them and MUST read them! This was my first book by author Amy Andrews, but it won't be my last! I loved the plot, the characters and the drama of this story. The author made the reader feel like they were in the middle of the blizzard in Colorado. The reader was transported straight into the pages of the book and they didn't want to leave.

The author creates the hokiest Christmas ever (as she intended) and makes the reader want to try to
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Amy is an award-winning, USA Today best-selling Aussie author who has written seventy plus contemporary romances in both the traditional and digital markets.

Her books bring all the feels from sass, quirk and laughter to emotional grit and panty-melting heat.

She loves good books and great booze although she'll take mediocre booze if there's nothing else. For many, many years she was a registered

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