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Rebel Without A Claus

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  548 ratings  ·  93 reviews
Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year—unless you’re Quinn Langley.
I’ve hated the festive season for as long as I can remember, but this year really takes the chestnut. My family has run Snow Cove’s grotto for the past sixty years, but when my dad—our resident Santa Claus—gets the flu, it’s down to me to find a new Santa and save Christmas.
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221 pages
Published November 23rd 2021
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Nov 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Santa saving Christmas never looked so good and it’s available on KU. Aw I just loved this.

Santa’s grotto needs saving… is there a Nicholas around? Festival feels and a family to love. Let’s heat up Christmas.

Quinn needs to replace Santa with only a few days til
The big day. Her family owns a farm with a grotto and her dads unwell. What happens when the guy you never want to see again is the only one who can cover the job?

This has everything you expect from Emma Hart and a Christmas read. I real
Nov 25, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this one...

It was funny, with fun banter and bickering between the two main characters, Quinn and Nicholas...and I especially liked the whole Scrooge and Grinchy-like attitude in heroine...LOL, now that was a blast...and of course, behind it all is a warm heart melted by the right guy...awwww

Lisa Mandina
Nov 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was a surprise when the author said she had this one coming out. And I think it was originally only supposed to be a novella, but it turned into a full story. And I’m glad, because it was so much fun! I loved grumpy Quinn. While I personally adore the holidays, there are some things I also agreed with her about. And then there was Nicholas. I fell in love with him as well. I was a little surprised with his name there weren’t any “St. Nicholas” or “St. Nick” jokes. But that’s okay. Emma Hart k ...more
Janine - The World Was Hers for the Reading
Quinn doesn’t love Christmas . . . and this year is setting up to be a real winner of a holiday. When her father, who is the local Santa, comes down with the flu taking both him and her mom out of the family business of running the local Christmas grotto, Quinn is left holding the reins . . . and in need of a Santa Claus in a town known for its holiday festivities. When the only option happens to be her highschool flame from almost a decade ago who left her high and dry all those years ago, she ...more
Erin Lewis
Nov 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
5 star review Rebel Without A Claus by Emma Hart

Christmas is my most favourite time of the year. It’s a magical time full of family and friends but not for Quinn Langley who cannot stand it. Ironically her family are Christmas crazy and she is their Grinch. Her family runs a Christmas tree farm , grotto and her dad is the town Santa.

Rebel Without A Claus was a witty, funny , fast paced story that ticked the boxes for me. The characters were easy to relate to and I quickly found myself invested
Amy [Book Addict Reviews]
Santa is down and Quinn needs to find a replacement ASAP when someone from her past jumps in to help. Quinn isn’t too excited about it, but it is her only option at this point.

I absolutely adored Quinn. She is and witty. I love that she is a grinch, despite the fact her family lives and breathes Christmas. Her entire family is full of characters you just can’t help but love and I found myself wishing I could join her family for the holidays. Nicholas enjoys the holidays and he is the town Santa
Dec 23, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A sweet and sexy holiday read!

Rebel Without a Claus is a second chance romance holiday rom com, with a bit of forced proximity (snowstorm! No heat! Cuddling for warmth!) in for extra fun. I loved that Quinn was the Grinchy--ahem, grumpy--one to Nicholas's more sunshine-y stand-in Santa. There's not a lot of surprises here--readers can see a lot of what surprises Quinn coming about a mile away, even with the snow--but snarky banter, a sweet romance, and a sprinkling of sexy times (not to mention
Meegz Reads
Nov 25, 2021 rated it liked it
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*3 Stars*

ARC kindly received for an honest review.

This was an ok book but Emma Hart, but not my fave. I like Nicholas and Quinn together, and Nicholas was particularly cheeky and fun, but at times the book felt a bit toooo snarky for me. Their banter and connection was fun, but for some reason this one just didn't sit as well with me as Emma Hart books normally do. I'm sure others will enjoy this - it's just me this time around.

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Jan 03, 2022 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nicholas and Quinn were hilarious. They were high school sweethearts and hadn’t seen each other in years. Quinn wasn’t happy to see him and was still holding a grudge. Nicholas heard Quinn needed help with Christmas and went to help but she was pretty stubborn about accepting. She finally gave in and slowly some of the bitterness towards Nicholas started wearing off but she was taking her time. They were very funny moments especially with Quinn’s family. And Nicholas realized he couldn’t live wi ...more
Jennifer (jm_bibliolater)
Rebel Without A Claus reminds me of Emma Hart's older books. It's sassy, funny and a fun second chance romance surrounded by Christmas. There is one extremely funny mistletoe scene that made the entire book worth it. Quinn reminded me a lot of Brooke from Being Brooke, one of Emma's first novels. Being Brooke is one of my favorite EH novels so take that as you will.

For a steamier holiday romance, read Rebel Without A Claus.
Alicia Turner
Dec 19, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2021
3.75 ⭐️

Cute and funny Christmas second chance romcom. I really enjoyed Quinn’s character. She was super relatable and hilarious. Girl grinch? Yes. The make was a perfect balance to Quinn’s scroogeness. The family dynamics also made this a fun read. I loved Gramps and his egg nog rum drinking in the morning.

Recommend if you’re looking for a cute, quick, and fun holiday read.
Dec 18, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2021
Fast Holiday read.
Atlanta Whitlock
Nov 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Just wow… I honestly don’t know how Emma Hart does it, but this book is so different from her other books. Yes, it’s still a romantic comedy but with a twist, a festive Christmas twist.
But honestly Emma has done an amazing job once again, I literally fell in love with the story and the characters from the very first page. It had everything you could ever want, the drama, the festive spirit, the craziness, but it all ties together pretty well, but the best part was the whacky relative which alwa
Nov 27, 2021 rated it really liked it
I was provided an ARC via the author, all opinions are my own.

This was hilarious and the perfect read to get you ready for the holidays. If you are a fan of romcoms and need a little Christmas spirit to brighten your mood, this is a great book to do just that. I know I've been really stressed out over the last few weeks for several reasons, and this was the perfect read to relax with. There was great banter between the characters, and some really funny moments. I really loved the concept of the
Nov 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Let the Christmas reading season begin HO HO HO HO Friends since high school Quinn and Nicholas spend the night together, friends do that?, after that night something happens and both are unexpectedly separated, only that Santa Claus is always requested during the end of the year, and Quinn's family knows it, his grandfather is no longer able, his father is sick, his mother busy with everyone, his sister pregnant and having to deal with chaos Quinn will be responsible for organizing everything, ...more
Just Love books
Dec 27, 2021 rated it really liked it
“Good luck finding your Santa Claus.”
“I need more than luck , I need a truckload of vodka.”

Christmas has never really been one of Quinn’s favorite holidays, she has just never understood all the fuss but it would seem this year its up to her to find some Christmas spirit or a major family tradition will be broken! With her sister just about ready to pop, her mum caring for her sick dad and well her dad being sick, its up to Quinn to pull of a Christmas miracle by not only finding a Santa in peek
Sandra Shipman ~ Two Book Pushers
Rebel without a Claus is Emma Hart’s newest hilarious book. I know when I open one of her books I am in for a sassy and funny ride. Add in Christmas and that is the bright star on top of the tree fun!

Quinn despises Christmas. She is a total grinch and this year she is stressed to the max. Her family is in charge of Santa’s Grotto at the Christmas fair so it’s ten days of cheer. And this year she is in charge since her father (Santa) has the flu, her mother has to care for him, her sister is abo
Dec 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
When her father comes down with the flu, Quinn Langley is tasked with organizing the Santa's Grotto her family sponsors at the annual Snow Cove Christmas market. She knows it will be a challenge to find someone to fill in for her dad as Santa with only 24 hours left before the market opens, and she's about to give up when her former friend from high school, Nicholas White, knocks on the door. He's back in their hometown to help clean out his grandmother's house following her recent passing, but ...more
Claire Cronin
Nov 27, 2021 rated it really liked it
A surprise festive release from Emma..... this was a fun and festive read, full of holiday banter and an array of characters you will love!

Quinn lives in a small town and her family run the Santa Grotto every year. But Quinn is like the odd one out..... she hates Christmas and is her family's very own Grinch. Disaster strikes her Dad is struck down with the flu only a week before Christmas and Quinn is asked to run the grotto as well as find a stand in Santa..... where on Earth is she supposed t
Victoria Kennedy
This book was kindly sent to me from the author in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

She’s a bit of a Grinch and he’s the one who got away, but now she needs a Santa Claus and he’s the only option left...

For someone who lives in a town called Snow Cove, and who’s family owns the Christmas tree farm and Santa’s Grotto, Quinn Langley has a really strong dislike for Christmas. But with her sister heavily pregnant, her dad coming down with the flu, her mum looking afte
Elle G. Reads
𝗥𝗘𝗩𝗜𝗘𝗪 𝗦𝗡𝗔𝗣𝗦𝗛𝗢𝗧: If you’re in the mood for a laugh out loud second chance, holiday romance then you don’t want to miss Rebel without a Clause by Emma Hart! I laughed through the entire book!

It’s been a hot minute since I’ve read a book by Emma Hart but reading this reminded me of why I love her books so much. She writes relatable, sarcastic, and hilarious heroines that all readers want to befriend. She writes heroes that we love and hope to have for ourselves one day (luckily, I have a hero like
Dec 14, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
All I want for Christmas is Santa~

Nine years ago he took her V-card and left town. He broke her heart. She's the Grinch in this story and he's just showed back up in town for the holidays and to clean out his grandmother's cottage.
Quinn is so negative about everything. Nothing makes her happy. She grumbles constantly. And all that is when she doesn't have to take over running Santa's house for ten days. This year her dad who plays Santa has the flu, her mom is stressed to the max, her pregnant
First things first; I really like the cover of this book!
This story is a fast paced and hilarious festive read. I read this book in one sitting and was satisfied throughout. I found the writing style easy to follow, the characters likeable and the storyline enjoyable. Quinn is a Christmas hating Grinch who comes from a Christmas loving family and town. For many, many years her family has run the Christmas grotto and tree farm. When her father who plays Santa becomes ill, she needs to find a stan
Laura  Jones
Nov 25, 2021 rated it really liked it
Just weeks before Christmas, Quinn Langley, finds herself in a bit of a pickle. Not a huge fan of Christmas like the rest of her family, Quinn is a self-proclaimed Grinch. Her father, who has always been Santa for their family business, is ill and unable to fulfill his jolly duty. Quinn's mother is stressed to the max, watching her toddler granddaughter while her daughter, Verity, heavily pregnant again, sits and does nothing much of anything but complain. Without a Santa in the Christmas grotto ...more
Nov 25, 2021 rated it really liked it
Finally a Christmas themed story that I actually loved. Quinn hates Christmas the lights, the shopping, the music, especially Mariah Carey – I feel her pain there! This is a problem as Christmas is her family business. Not only do they sell trees and wreaths but they’ve also ran Snow Cove’s Santa’s grotto for the last sixty years. That’s all well and good but this year her dad has flu and it’s up to Quinn to make sure that all the children aren’t left disappointed by Santa’s absence. The trouble ...more
Dec 02, 2021 rated it really liked it
I loved this book so much! This book is Almost Christmas perfection!

I loved the hate/love relationship between Quinn and Nicholas. The back and forth banter between them was hilarious. How they did not hold their sarcasm and witt back. They felt real and genuine through the entire book.

I loved the family and friend dynamic. Grandpa with the eggnog was hilarious! Erin seemed like a true hearted best friend. I appreciated how she was not afraid to speak her truths to Quinn. However, she had the p
Tammy Moldovan
Cute Christmas story

This was 3.5 stars for me. My least favorite trope is enemies to lovers so I always start reading these books with with reluctance. I think the author has to straddle a fine line of animosity without sliding into meanness or abuse. The story of Quinn and Nicholas was done well balancing that line and the enemies part caused by past miscommunication was cleared up fairly early in the book. Then it became a slow burn but more like a quasi-romance since they did not get together
Isabella | ilashreads
Dec 02, 2021 rated it really liked it
Rebel Without A Claus follows Quinn, who hates Christmas, as she tries to find a replacement Santa for her family's holiday stall. A blessing arrives in the form of Nicholas, who left her alone at a motel nine years ago. Quinn accepts his help, despite wanting to stay away from him.

I loved Quinn. She was funny and said whatever was on her mind. I loved the parallels to her being a grinch in a family that loves Christmas. Her grandpa sounded hilarious, and the interactions with her family were en
Nov 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Quinn is the Grinch of Christmas. This year is the worst. Her father has the flu, her sister is ready to have a baby, her grandfather wants to drink all the time and her brother-in-law is working the tree farm. With her mother holding down the household, she is stuck working her family’s grotto this year. Alone and with no Santa!! Where is she supposed to find a Santa last minute?

As she is tangled in lights, a blast from her past walks in to save the day. Depending on who you ask. Nicholas….the
Jackie Wright
Nov 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
If you are looking for a fun, entertaining, magical read look no further than Rebel Without A Claus because Quinn Langley and Nicholas White’s tale will certainly put you in the mood for the upcoming holiday season.
Christmas is a magical time of year in the Langley household, well for everyone except Quinn who is known as their Grinch. The family run a Santa Grotto but this year Santa is sick and it’s left to Quinn to not only decorate and get the Grotto ready to open but to also find a replace
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Emma Hart is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over twenty novels and has been translated into several different languages. She first put fingers to keys at the age of eighteen after her husband told her she read too much and should write her own.
Four years later, she's still figuring out what he meant when he said she 'read too much.'

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