Jingle Wars Release/Review Blitz

Title: Jingle Wars
Authors: R. Holmes & Veronica Eden
Genre: NA Enemies to Lovers Holiday/Romantic Comedy
Release Date: November 10, 2020 

Two Inn’s, one town, and there’s not enough room for the both of them.

Add in a reindeer-ish donkey, a Christmas competition, and a rivalry to end all rivalries and you’re bound to end up in disaster, right?

Finn Mayberry has enough on his plate trying to keep his Grandparents Inn afloat. The last thing he needed was some California state of mind starlet bulldozing into his town and throwing up a five-star resort right next to his family’s Inn.

But, now she’s here and he can’t get her out of his town or his head.

Freya Anderson took one look at the snowcapped mountains of Hollyridge, and fell in love. She’s finally here and ready to take on the task of proving to her father that she can handle running Alpine.

She never expected to make enemies with the sinfully delicious lumberjack of a man who runs the inn next door. He’s moody, impossible and completely off limits.

There can only be one winner, but you know what they say. All is fair in love and… Jingle Wars?


This man is not the charmer he pretended to be when he caught me in his strong arms. Underneath the handsome rugged exterior is a stubborn grouch with enough brittle pinecones shoved so far up his ass you can smell the sickly sweet sap seeping out of his pores.

“Sure you’re not, traitor,” Finn says. “That what they call business savvy back in California board rooms? Because around these parts, it’s called bossy.”

“Well, what you are is called rude.” I hop off the arm of the adirondack chair I was perched on, striding over to the fence line separating my resort’s property from his family inn. “All you’ve done is make assumptions about me, and I’m getting sick of it.”

The corner of Finn’s mouth pulls up to one side in a sardonic curve as he folds both arms over the top of the fence, leaning his weight on the wood. My brows pinch together in annoyance. He’s using his height to undermine me because I’m not tall enough to get in his face to challenge him, but I won’t back down. Curling my fingers over the top of the fence on either side of his folded arms, I push as high as I can on tiptoe to see over the fence. Finn’s gaze bounces between my eyes for a beat, a flash of surprise there and gone in a second before he settles his thick brows back into a sour expression.

“You need to get over yourself,” I say.

“Do I now?” His voice is a low rumble from this close.

It occurs to me how this might look to my staff. Instead of meeting this jerk eye to eye, it could also appear intimate, like we’re about to kiss. Crap. If I lean back, he wins.

The bright glint in his eye and the twitch of his lips has me guessing he’s drawing the same conclusions. I tighten my grip on the wood to stave off the frustration simmering beneath my skin.

Veronica Eden 

R. Holmes


My Review of Jingle Wars

Jingle Wars by R. Holmes

My rating: 4 of 5 stars. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Cute, Sexy, Funny like a Hallmark Movie!

The following ratings are out of 5:
Romance: ❤️💙💜💛🖤
Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Story/Plot: 📕📗📘📔
World building: 🌎🌏🌍🌎
Character development: 👤👤👤👤

The setting: Hollyridge Montana

The Hero: Finn Mayberry – Runs the Mayberry Inn Bed and Breakfast with this Grams and Gramps. They are in danger of losing the Inn, bookings have been down due to the opening of a Luxury resort next door.

The heroine: Freya Anderson – graduated from college two years ago and has worked for her father ever since. She has worked hard for everything she has and put in a lot of hours hoping her father would notice. Freya’s father owns the resort and hotel chain and her getting to run the resort in Hollyridge is her big chance to get her father’s approval.

The Love Story: The town has an annual Jingle Wars contest that has gotten so big it is now televised and has a prize of $100,000. Freya doesn’t need the money but sees the contest as her way to advertise the resort and gain her father’s approval. Finn needs the prize money to save his Inn for his Grams and Gramps.

I liked whole concept of this book and thought it was pretty funny that Freya keeps talking about the Christmas movies she likes so much. Because the storyline is similar to so many Christmas Hallmark romance movies I have seen (Yes, I also am a huge fan of the Christmas romance movie). I used to DVR a bunch of them every Christmas season and binge watch them over Christmas.

This story was cute, silly and steamy. Finn Mayberry is what they call Lumberjack Chic or Lumbersexual! I looked that up and it is actually a thing. Men with beards and flannel. It kills me. Personally I like a clean shaven face, but for some reason bearded guys are the thing in romance lately. What I really like in romance is when the protagonists have pets, and this one has a donkey that dresses up as a reindeer, what could be better!

I voluntarily read & reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts & opinions are my own.


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