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All I wanted for Christmas was a date…

I posted one personal ad on a free, dark web dating site. I expected a Nigerian Prince who wanted my bank account number or a phishing scam. I didn’t expect to receive lavish gifts from a beautiful stranger.

A plane ticket.

A weeklong vacation in Bora Bora.

Saying yes to everything was easy because in exchange for my insane compliance,
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Kindle Edition, 87 pages
Published November 29th 2020
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Lilith  Seven
Nov 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
THE REVIEW FOR THE BOOK: THE CHRISTMAS CON.


GENRE; CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE.
AUTHOR:RACHEL ROBINSON.
TYPE: A STANDALONE NOVELLA.
POV: FIRST PERSON: SINGLE PROSPECTIVE...(ELIZABETH.)
MY RATING: 5 stars.

Lizzy is just fed up with being single and with holidays coming up she has no intention of turning up single at her parent's home. She took her Friend's advice and put on an ad for a Boyfriend for holiday on dark web sites ...what she didn't expect was to encounter an Italian Royalty...going off to Bora
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"The Christmas Con" is a Standalone novel by the author Rachel Robinson. Told in dual perspectives , get ready for this fun ride about Christmas and finding love!!

This is the first time I am trying a book by this author and I must say that I am pleased. The book was good and had that cute edge to it that kept me hooked right from the start. The main characters were perfect for each other and this sweet contemporary romance was an admirable
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Sophie Blue
Nov 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I couldn't put this book down!
A fabulous, festive read! Funny, full of drama and steam, this is a great Christmas read.
Now I really want Gabby to get her own book!
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Cassidy
Dec 05, 2020 rated it liked it
3.5 STARS

The Christmas Con is a wild ride. It’s the perfect sexy, crazy Christmas novella.


I voluntarily read an early copy.
⭐Toonasa⭐ •Romance Book Lovers' Haven•
“The Christmas Con. It’s only the single most epic thing that’s ever happened to me.”
A Fun Delightful Steamy Christmas-Themed Novella!
..Where her ridiculous+Stupidest Decision (& Leap of faith!) reaps The Awesomest Results❤.

This is a short story so has insta lust/love, the laughs were Hilarious & I got a little Teary at the feels in the ending💙.

Elizabeth 'Lizzy' (Sassy, sweet with some Insecurities) needs a date for her Family's Christmas Day. So for Shits & giggles (+Seriousness, tbh) She posts
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Amy Reierson
Nov 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars
Not a Nigerian Prince just a way HOT Italian Porn Star Prince.
That's who Lizzy finds on line as her acceptable choice to bring home to the family for Christmas.
And well our prince Luca he's just looking for a vacation date somebody who's not having sex with him on the clock.
And as ridiculous as this premise sounds it absolutely works.
Their chemistry is a perfect mix of over the top mixed with sarcasm and a hint of cat and mouse.
This book was just all things fun including the great Chri
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Kathleen Lemke (Page)
Dec 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
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4.5 Stars / 5 Steam Fans

Call the fire department and have them on standby because this is a hot one!! The only thing that felt off was how crazy one of the families was and how Lizzy and Luca handled a few bumps that occurred during the story.

Video review available in Week 52: Dec 20 – Dec 26 weekly book reviews.

For other video book reviews, check out my YouTube Channel: Steph's Romance Book Talk.
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Shelby
Nov 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
“He makes my name sound like a nasty sex position instead of my great grandma’s legacy.”

This is the perfect Christmas Novella to get you in the spirit...or the mood! 😏 It comes with romance, steam, crazy families and a HEA - what more do you need!?
There are definitely some ho ho ho’s in this house. Do yourself a favor and bump this up to the top of your must read list, you won’t regret it!
Lissanne Jones
Nov 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
If you want some heat to warm up your Christmas this season, look no further than this book! I found the premise intriguing and the physical relationship between Luca and Elizabeth was so hot I had to check a few times to make sure my phone literally wasn't melting in my hands. Wow! I really enjoyed this novella and it was perfect if you've only got time to read for a few hours - you'll devour this story. ...more
Ana Elena
Nov 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is going to be spicing up the atmosphere just in time for the holidays!
Enveloping the readers in the Christmas magic right from the beginning, this story is going to grant them precious gifts such as immense pleasure and infinite joy. Also, they will be, immediately and irreversibly, spellbound by this glamours and spectacular world which the author so meticulously crafted.
Melissa B (bookaddict_fanatic)
The Christmas Con was the perfect read to get you ready for the holiday season! It was a quick read filled with bad decisions (so worth it though), steamy scenes (prepare too fan yourself) and witty inter thoughts (had me laughing). This was my first book from this author and I'll definitely be checking out more because I loved this read so much! ...more
HANNAH (Books, Films, and Tea)
The Christmas Con by Rachel Robinson was a mess of a novella that had so many moving parts it felt like nothing was fully developed. Elizabeth, aka Lizzy, decides to post an add to a sketchy website on the dark web in the hopes that she'll find someone who will play the part of her boyfriend during Christmas at her family's house. She ends up meeting Luca, who in turn wants to spend a week with her in a no-strings-attached relationship. Elizabeth has no clue who Luca is, just that he's paying fo ...more
Ioanna
Nov 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
The Christmas Con by Rachel Robinson is a naughty novella about a porn star prince and a sweet girl.

Lizzy Maeson was jobless, homeless, and without a boyfriend near Christmas. She didn't want to visit home and be the only single girl so
she posted an ad on a dark seedy website. With her friend's, Shay, help they were going through the emails when she stumbled upon a very interesting invitation. Lucas Bianchi was offering her a week filled with sexscapades in Bora Bora and in return he would prete
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SP
Nov 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What do you get when you mid a recently unemployed woman who needs a date to take home to her family, and an Italian prince who is also a porn star... you get this amazing read!

This is my first Rachel Robinson book, and honestly I couldn’t get enough. I loved every moment with Lizzie and Luca.

This is a really steamy and hot Christmas novella. It starts out with Lizzie creating an online dating profile on “the dark web” in search for someone she can bring home to the family. After a series of du
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Nina ~ Meleth Bookaddicted ~
I may be no Grinch, but I definitely mostly steer clear auf Christmas-themed books. Usually, I find them too cheesy and corny and fluffy and, well, lightweight.

That being said, there was just something about the blurb of THE CHRISTMAS CON that made me want to pick it up.
I mean, come on, we got
• An ad on a shade dark website
• Italian royalty who is a freaking porn star
• And a luxury trip to Bora Bora, which somehow made it appear less Christmas-y

No matter the unbelievability of the setting, I f
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Vera Blaz
Nov 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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This was one of those books that you keep telling yourself one more page, one more chapter. Before you know it, you've reached the end. Granted this is a novella so it's already on the shorter side, but the shortness of it doesn't compromise the story. Ms. Robinson packed it in when she wrote this book. I was intrigued from the beginning! Nothing good could come from posting an ad on the dark web. And then actually getting a response and flying to an exotic tropical destination to meet up? She w ...more
TLBC
Dec 04, 2020 added it
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4 stars!

The Christmas Con was a fun quick read. And let’s talk about the steam...holy steaminess and Rachel knows how to deliver. What could an Italian prince/porn star have in common with your average girl just looking for a date?

Lizzy just wants to have a date to bring for the holidays when she signs up for a shady dating site Luca sees the add and to be the date. The problem, he’s in Bora Bora and wants her to come and vacation with him
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Kari Hansen
Nov 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Lizzy’s past when it comes to men has definitely had its blemishes, so she is determined to bring a date to her family’s Christmas celebrations even if it means going on less than credible dating sites.

Luca has a demanding career and a challenging family so every year he takes a few weeks vacation and chooses a woman to spend it with. He has chosen Lizzy and they arrange for her to spend some time with him in Bora Bora and then he will spend some time with her family.

Eccentric characters and a
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Marie  Brown (Marie's Tempting Reads)
A one of a kind, incredibly steamy, unique romance unlike anything I have read before!

The Christmas Con was one of the most difficult books to put down. I loved the characters and the very different plot. It was filled with a ton of heat, surprises and had that Christmas feel that made this special. I have never read anything like it before and I am THRILLED and EXCITED about that and will definitely be keeping my eyes open for more stories from Rachel Robinson. This is truly a winner!

The Chris
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Cheryl Sloan
Nov 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
If you're looking for a book with an insane level of hotness, then The Christmas Con by Rachel Robinson is just the spicy holiday novella that you need in your life!

Lizzy and Luca's story is what makes reading so epic and captivating—it's a journey, an opportunity to walk on the wild side, a chance to escape reality and live inside someone else's world through the magnetic art of storytelling.

The Christmas Con is a fast-paced, sexy read with a cute ending that nicely wraps up the insta-love st
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Basic
Nov 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ready for a sizzling hot Italian, a desperate sweetheart and a little white Christmas Con??

Christmas Con is a steamy little novella!

Lizzy is swept up in a dark web hook up, to make her pathetic love life look a little more satisfactory.
When arriving in Bora Bora and meeting the mysterious Luca, Lizzy and Luca have an intense week of vacation fun, which ends in an insta-love situation which I’m totally not even mad about.
Jessica
Nov 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Not at all what I expected. These two meet via the dark web and she accepts a plane ticket to Bora Bora. Ya, that sounds like she will be getting murdered, right? And then add in the fact that when she arrives a doctor wants to draw her blood and give her an exam. I would have walked away. Lizzy is CRAZY!
Anyways, these two meet, have a wonderful week vacation and then she goes home. Can they make there relationship last???
This is novella length and only have Christmas as a backdrop.
Marika
Nov 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this novella, absolutely yes, did I love the main characters..well, I love one of them..Luca. The guy is so understanding.
Lizzy..she started out great and fun..but then she became a mess..did we get an explanation for it? kinda..but to me it doesn't justify the behaviour..or maybe I am just cold hearted..could be lol. I got desensitised I think.
Anyway, I enjoyed the story and his family is banana lol
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Suzanne
Nov 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
For something way out there, Rachel Robinson delivered something that packed a punch that will have you swooning and kinda wanting an Italian prince porn star all to yourself! While the situation of how these two came together is a little out of left field, Robinson made it feel so natural and fluid. The banter and wit was off the charts as well as the swoon and sizzle! But to me what really hit it out of the ball park was the fact that real insecurities played into this story for Lizzy with how ...more
Karin
Nov 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
When Lizzy takes a slightly different approach to finding a date for Christmas she meets Luca and is beyond floored and who he is, so they make a arrangement that will benefit both of them for the holidays and decide on one week only. I loved Luca! Lizzy was just okay to me, I feel like I missing something when it comes to her but I loved this quick novella
Kaci Stewart
Dec 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Lizzy and the sexy as sin Italian royalty porn star wll light your kindle literally on fire!! Rachel never ceases to amaze me with her meticulous, off the charts amazing books. She has been one of my favorite authors for a long time and this book is just another example of why. It's a short quick sexy as hell read that you will be not be disappointed about. 5 amazing stars!!! ...more
Read.Review.Repeat Blog
Dec 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
"Lizzy and the sexy as sin Italian royalty porn star wll light your kindle literally on fire!! Rachel never ceases to amaze me with her meticulous, off the charts amazing books. She has been one of my favorite authors for a long time and this book is just another example of why. It's a short quick sexy as hell read that you will be not be disappointed about. 5 amazing stars!!!
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Sarah
Dec 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Christmas Con was a quick sexy read. I couldn't put it down. Lizzy puts an ad out on a site trying to find a guy to take home for Christmas. What she gets is a trip to Bora Bora and a sexy Italian prince rocking her world! Some crazy stuff happens on her trip but Luca takes care of Lizzy and agrees to go to her family Christmas. ...more
Courtz.h89
Dec 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
A Christmas gift...

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
As unbelievable as meeting a super handsome Italian stallion/porn star/royal/ businessman on the dark web may seem, this novella sucked me right in.
A great little read leading up to Christmas; even though I’m happily married,at times I was thinking “I’d like this under my tree some time” 😁
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