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It’s no mystery why veterinarian Callie Webber is having a hard time getting into the holiday spirit. When the residents of her small hometown aren’t pitying her because of her ex-husband’s very public departure, they’re attempting to hook her up with a man…any man. Fed up with being everyone’s favorite charity case, Callie considers closing her animal clinic and moving toIt’s no mystery why veterinarian Callie Webber is having a hard time getting into the holiday spirit. When the residents of her small hometown aren’t pitying her because of her ex-husband’s very public departure, they’re attempting to hook her up with a man…any man. Fed up with being everyone’s favorite charity case, Callie considers closing her animal clinic and moving to the big city. But, before she goes, she decides to give herself a Christmas treat to remember: a romantic holiday fling. And who better to have a fling with than the gorgeous newcomer who is turning heads around Maplesville? When injured Navy pilot Stefan Sutherland reluctantly rescues a gutter cat for the sake of his five-year-old nephew, he never imagined it would lead to him discovering Maplesville’s most fascinating attraction…its smoking hot vet. Getting involved with a woman was the last thing Stefan anticipated when he agreed to care for his nephew during his Army nurse sister’s deployment, but if he’s going to spend the holidays in this sleepy Southern town, why not make the most of it with the perfect holiday fling.This is a novella of approximately 28,000 words....

Title : A Perfect Holiday Fling
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ISBN : 16151727
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Number of Pages : 99 Pages
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A Perfect Holiday Fling Reviews

  • Norah Una Sumner
    2019-04-04 14:17

    3.5 starsThis was super fun and super sweet! I loved both Stefan and Callie and the chemistry between them was... incredible! They both went through some difficult things in life and it made them even stronger. I know how hard it is to lose a parent so I immediately connected with Callie and handed her my heart on a plate. The story itself was really interesting and, I mean, there's a cute cat and a cute kid so I was already bought 10 pages in. A great holiday read for romance lovers!

  • sraxe
    2019-04-12 17:03

    I really liked this book. It was a cute little contemporary romance that was so light and fun and just oh so drama-free. The synopsis pretty much covers what the novella is about and there are no real surprises, tbh. I found that to be rather nice than being surprised by random, irritating things.Callie, a 34 y/o small-town veterinarian, was dumped by her husband of five years, Adrian, a year ago after he publicly left her to be with the girlfriend he'd been cheating on her with (he even took their dog!). And because it's a super small town, everyone was all up in her business. In that time, she's had a few dates here and there because of the nosy and pushy people of her little town, but other than a couple of kisses, nothing's really panned out. And then Stefan rolls into town.While it's said that Callie hasn't been with anyone in the year since her divorce, there's no information about Stefan's history. The only real mention of his sex life is this: "He’d had casual relationships, but he tended to keep things light." Other than that, there's absolutely nothing else, which I absolutely loved! The other thing I loved was Stefan's characterization. Stefan is a super flirty character, which I really liked because he was so fun about it. He wasn't stalkerish (which is pointed out at one point in the book because (view spoiler)[he sees the heroine in the parking lot of a condo building and thinks about approaching her but then thinks he'd come off like a stalker, which he totally isn't (hide spoiler)]) or overbearing. What also added to that enjoyment was that Callie actually flirted back instead of blushing and feeling scandalized. I also loved that Callie was able to admit to herself and others that she found him attractive rather than going into instant denial, which I see happen in a lot of books.Stefan is also totally cocky, but he made that fun, as well. I generally don't like cocky characters because a lot of authors tend to write them as being really insecure. They feel the need to go on about a character's sexploits or their hotness factor (because I guess they can't write cockiness otherwise?), which is what makes them seem SO DAMN INSECURE. Stefan, on the other hand, was confident and not insecure about it, so the reader wasn't beaten over the head with his supposed qualities. tbh, Stefan didn't even have to work to win me over after the beginning when he was taking care of a hurt, little kitten while also giving into his 5 year old nephew's whims. (Oh, and the nephew is his twin sister Stefanie's kid, but he's taking care of him for a couple of months while she's deployed. The kid is in parts of the book but I didn't think he was annoying. His adorableness just amped up Stefan's attractiveness for me, honestly.)If there's one complaint I have it's that (view spoiler)[there are no ILYs by the end of the novella. HOWEVER, I don't dislike the book for that reason and I do kind of like it when I think about it. This book is totally not instalusty or instalovey. Yes, Callie and Stefan are attracted to one another when they meet, but there's not an insane lust that renders it impossible for them to lead their daily lives. What happens at the end is that they want to give this relationship a shot, saying that they can see themselves falling in love with one another. The entire book, from the time they meet (a week and a half after Thanksgiving) until the epilogue (Christmas), is just four weeks long, I liked that they didn't go into instant ILYs by the end. But, the book is also not left on an ambiguous ending because you know that that's where they're going with their relationship, it's just going to take them more a couple of weeks to get to the ILYs. I liked that with this book because while it was a definite romance HEA, it was a lot more believable. I feel like if the author had thrown in the ILYs, it would've felt forced and. (hide spoiler)] So, I actually liked that the author did that.I felt that there was a lot of depth and development here, especially for a novella. It felt as though every word was utilized to further the story and build the characters rather than be wasted. I have a number of Rochon's full-length novels on my to-read list, so I'm definitely looking forward to them after this novella.

  • Mirjana **DTR - Down to Read**
    2019-04-11 15:17

    ***3.75 Stars***This was a sweet, small town "holiday fling turns to so much more" novella. Just what I wanted. Low angst, holiday feels, some humor, a good dose of steam....and some adorable animals. "Tell me what else I have waiting for me, Callie.""You have me. If you want me, you have me."

  • Xan West
    2019-04-03 21:53

    3.75 starsI enjoyed this m/f romance about characters who try a holiday fling and decide they may want more. Plus it has both a kid and a kitten for added cuteness, not to mention many of the sweet elements you could want from a holiday story. I do take exception to the choice to (view spoiler)[ kill off a dog that is really important to the heroine. I do not go into a cute holiday story expecting a beloved animal to die. And the book is too short to hold this and bounce back from it.(hide spoiler)]Trigger Warnings: (view spoiler)[ Injured animal. death of an animal that's important to one of the MCs. References to combat. MC is injured from combat, and a central plot point is about whether he is permanently disabled; a bit of internalized ableism around this arc.(hide spoiler)]

  • Janani
    2019-04-08 16:15

    This was a fun small-town holiday-fling-turned-beginnings-of-romance, including cute animals and an adorable nephew.

  • Katie
    2019-04-10 18:55

    Another cute one I picked up for free that doesn't leave me with much to say. It made good use of the novella space. The male main character was a little too mean about the cat at first.

  • MK
    2019-04-15 17:53

    A short and sweet story about a woman who went through a devastating divorce and a man who is about to lose the thing he loves most. The story, like the leads, is sweet and flows beautifully.

  • BeaCharmed
    2019-04-14 21:13

    Cute and sweet. As with many short stories it lacked depth. Also, I kept getting pulled out of the story by copy editing issues.

  • Barb
    2019-04-17 18:50

    It’s no mystery why veterinarian Callie Webber is having a hard time getting into the holiday spirit. When the residents of her small hometown aren’t pitying her because of her ex-husband’s very public departure, they’re attempting to hook her up with a man…any man. Fed up with being everyone’s favorite charity case, Callie considers closing her animal clinic and moving to the big city. But, before she goes, she decides to give herself a Christmas treat to remember: a romantic holiday fling. And who better to have a fling with than the gorgeous newcomer who is turning heads around Maplesville? When injured Navy pilot Stefan Sutherland reluctantly rescues a gutter cat for the sake of his five-year-old nephew, he never imagined it would lead to him discovering Maplesville’s most fascinating attraction…its smoking hot vet. Getting involved with a woman was the last thing Stefan anticipated when he agreed to care for his nephew during his Army nurse sister’s deployment, but if he’s going to spend the holidays in this sleepy Southern town, why not make the most of it with the perfect holiday fling. A Really good small town USA story. Living in a small town myself, i could relate to the factual tidbits that Farrah incorporated into the story. Loved the plot, loved the main characters. 5 stars.

  • Jennifer
    2019-04-10 15:12

    Also posted to Jen in Bookland2.5 starsA Perfect Holiday Fling started off alright. Stefan is taking care of his nephew when his mom is deployed. He is also waiting for the test results to see if he can fly anymore, if his navy career will be over. His nephew finds a stray cat who is injured and they take her to the vet. Enter Callie, the vet, who thinks the town pities her since her husband left her for another woman. Callie is a little down on herself and doesn't really trust people to not leave her. Her parents died when she was younger, her husband left, her dog, everyone leaves her. So when Stefan starts flirting with her, even though she is very attracted to him she tries to refuse. Eventually she does give in after some serious making out in her office and they go on a hot date. They move very quickly and I didn't really mind all of that so much. Both Callie and Stefan might be leaving town soon so they know this might not last forever. They also both start having more feelings for each other and don't want to leave. The ending was very sudden. It was just Callie thinking about how everyone leaves and suddenly Stefan is all don't go! And so then everything is fine and perfect. If it would have been longer I would have enjoyed it more. It just felt too rushed.

  • Reba
    2019-04-18 15:07

    Good light holiday read, few sexy moments, good story, just to short. I know, I know it's a novella! But bloody hell when a story is good you want a full story not just a snippet of one. I really liked the interaction between Stefan and his nephew Jacob. I loved how a big tough navy pilot has a soft side for those that matter in his life. I liked the small town feel and just wanted more. To me novellas are a waste of time and talent, if you can write a good story then by gosh write a full length one. I don't normally buy novellas but this one and the next were a free in set so I went for it. Good read It just frustrates me with the length. My hang up though. So recommend read if your not like me, it truely was a good little story.

  • Celeste
    2019-04-11 14:56

    Callie and StefanHome is where the heart is. Sweet romance with a second chance at love for the town vet, Callie. The added bounce was Stefan, Navy man who took care of his nephew. The cat Sandy was a sweet addition, and added bounce as Jacob got over his loss.

  • Sandy
    2019-04-01 13:59

    3 out of 5The author sold this book as a hallmark Christmas movie buy with kitchen sex and I can't say that's not accurate. There was the small quaint town where everyone knows you and is friendly a handsome Navy officer looking after his nephew and a rescued cat, a veterinary doctor weary of getting involved with anyone because of past hurts. It was short, had some funny moments and a happy ending. The characters themselves didn't grab my interest too much so I didn't love it but it wasn't bad.

  • Lynda
    2019-04-01 21:09

    An excellent quick holiday novella. Low angst, but very sweet. Injured Navy pilot out on medical leave agrees to watch his nephew while his twin sister is deployed. Meets the pretty veterinarian when he and his nephew rescue an injured kitten. I think this one will end up in my collection of yearly rereads. Very sweet.

  • Becca
    2019-03-25 17:04

    Cute quick holiday read.

  • Kazia Gemmill
    2019-03-21 14:17

    This was cute and I liked it, but wasn’t great at holding my attention.

  • Holly
    2019-04-10 14:09

    cute

  • April
    2019-04-07 14:06

    Holiday ReadA Perfect Holiday Fling is a short, quick, cute read. It keeps you engaged and turning pages until the end!

  • Shavonna Futrell
    2019-03-27 15:06

    Christmas FlingI enjoyed this quick read. It was a nice Christmas Novella, it was just enough and did not leave it open. I look forward to reading more by this author.

  • Susan
    2019-03-23 22:05

    Lovely readThis book ia good to read and jade and kiera are good friends helping each other All the time as friends

  • Carolina
    2019-04-16 16:51

    This book I download as it was free on kindle! It’s a light fun story with a lot of potential to add complexities as the characters are introduced.

  • Pam
    2019-04-04 20:05

    Moments in Maplesville is the first two books in the novella series. The books are A Perfect Holiday Fling and A Little Bit Naughty. They are by Farrah Rochon. They are cute, easy-to-read romances. They follow the typical “boy meets girl, have problems, solve them, boy gets girl” romance pattern; but there are enough surprises and twists in them to make them enjoyable. The humor comes when you least expect it. A Perfect Holiday Fling is book one. Callie Webber, Jada Dangerfield, and Kiera Coleman were inseparable since grade school. They would gather together once a month to dissect their lives and help each other over tragedies and breakups. Callie was divorced and getting over it. Her Ex was in town and flaunted his new wife in front of Callie whenever he could. Callie had gone on with her life and had built up a following as the only vet in the area. Her practice was her life; but Jada and Kiera kept after her to try again. Stefan Sutherland was on medical leave from the Navy. Whether or not he returned depended on a medical exam to be taken in a few weeks. Meanwhile, he was back in Maplesville to look after his twim sister’s only son, Jacob, while she was on tour in Afghanistan. Stefan was sure he was doing everything wrong and would harm Jacob irreparably. However, he wasn’t going to give up. At a scream, he raced to the backyard fearing the worst. He found Jacob in the ditch behind the property clinging to a poor bedraggled cat. After finding Jacob to be unharmed, he tended to the cat which was bleeding. Not wanting Jacob to see the cat die, which he was sure would happen, he took the cat to the local vet. He ends up taking the cat home with them with the assurance that the office as well as Jacob would look for the owner. He knew it was an abandoned cat but wanted an excuse to get rid of it without alienating Jacob. The cat would also be another reason to come to the clinic and see Callie Webber, the bet. Should they get together? If Stefan goes back to the Navy, would Callie leave her practice to follow him? Would she insist on staying in Maplesville? Would she resent Stefan for her having to lose her practice? If he stays, would he come to resent Callie for holding him here? Would Stefan make a good substitute Mommy and Daddy for Jacob?

  • Anna Marie
    2019-03-25 18:10

    Well, I tried to read it, anyhow.This is the longer and worse version of 'Mistletoe Magic' that I read the day before yesterday, only backwards. This time, the chick is the vet, and the guy finds the kitty that needs medical assistance, and they meet n'stuff. But if you ask me? Read Mistletoe Magic. It's shorter and FAR, *FAR* better.First we have Stefan, who's twin sister Stefanie (gah...) has deployed, leaving her 5yo son with her brother (who is waiting for the medical board to decide if he gets a Naval discharge for a vision impairment). He's big, he's buff, he's... obnoxiously arrogant. When his nephew finds kitty injured, they take it to the vet, he sees Callie and decides this is the chick for him. Since he's supposedly leaving town (although his local buddy wants him to teach flight school as a civilian), Callie agrees to a holiday fling. ((Insert SEX.))I... honestly didn't even GET to the sex. The story was so meh and long and... uninteresting... I just deleted it 55% thru. The writing was bad (Callie grabs a handheld basket at the grocers while Stefan pushes a basket. That would be CART, Rochon. And "I don't know, I just." is not a sentence. EVER.) the spelling was ATROCIOUS (his father is a Lieutenant Cornel and the girl you're engaged to is a fiancee, not a fiance.)It just didn't seem necessary to finish reading this. I know what happens. He's discharged for the vision issue, he takes the job with his friend and moves to town, and the fling becomes happily ever after, the end. Why waste my time?'Mistletoe Magic' with a kitty on the cover. Shorter, sweeter, better written version of this clustermuck. Don't bother with this - seek out the other one.

  • Amber Daulton
    2019-03-25 18:54

    Stefan Sutherland (what a sexy name!) moved to Maplesville, LA to take care of his five-year-old nephew when the boy���s mom, Stefan���s sister, is called away to Afghanistan since she���s part of the Army Reserves. Stefan is on leave from the Navy because of an accident in the field (or rather air���he���s a pilot) so he agrees to watch over her son. He���s been in the Navy for 14 years but, instead of being rough and callous, he���s soft and sweet. War obviously hadn���t hardened him which is surprising. I wish we could have learned more about his pasts, his missions and all things Navy. The author breezed over his back story which irked me because military men are HOT! His nephew, Jacob, finds an injured stray cat that Stefan dislikes but he takes to the vet anyway. There he meets Calista Webber, a sexy vet that the little town of Maplesville pities because of a childhood trauma she suffered and her public divorce. Their romance starts as nothing more than a fling but soon turns into more. I love the addition of Sandy, the cat, because I���m a huge animal lover. She���s also the glue that holds this broken family together. The only thing that annoyed me was Calista's constant inner dialogue. She kept thinking about leaving town to start over at a new vet practice and it got a little old after a while. It's like she couldn't think of anything else but that except for when Stefan was around to distract her. Set at Christmas time, this heartwarming romance brought tears to my eyes. Stefan, Callie and Jacob are all suffering from pain and find comfort in each other. I love the author���s writing style, it followed beautifully, and I���m interested in reading the other novellas in the series. 4 Stars.

  • Amanda
    2019-04-01 16:57

    A Perfect Holiday Fling is my first read by this author. I found it enjoyable with a cozy feel. The storyline grabbed me right away.Stefan Sutherland has taken the role of caretaker of his nephew, Jacob, while his twin sister is deployed with the reserves. Having just lost his father in a car accident and now his mother headed for the Middle East, Stefan moves into the family home to make the transition as easy as possible for Jacob. When Jacob rescues a stray cat and they make their way to the local vet, Stefan fights attraction to Dr. Callie Weber.Callie is a lifelong resident of Maplesville, except for when she completed her veterinarian training. She mostly feels like the towns charity case due to her recent hardships: loss of her parents right after her high school graduation, and then again when her husband abandons her and takes up with another in Atlanta. Callie is in the midst of making a potentially life-changing decision regarding her career. And meeting Stefan could make that decision much harder.This was a nice little holiday read. Quick and easy. Even though it is part of series, I appreciate that it is wrapped in a nice little package: beginning, middle, and end.

  • Lila DiPasqua
    2019-04-17 22:14

    A PERFECT HOLIDAY FLING by Farrah Rochon is a heartwarming, seriously sexy Christmas story. Stefan Sutherland is doing his best to make this Christmas all that it can be for his nephew while his sister is deployed in Afghanistan. Adopting a stray cat to make his young nephew happy was the last thing he expected to do. Correction. Meeting the town’s hot vet, and desire and feelings she inspires are the last things this Navy pilot expected to happen. But it’s making Maplesville look a whole lot better to Stefan.Callie has had it tough. The death of her parents as a teen, and more recently the death her marriage and of a beloved pet has put a damper on Christmas—for awhile now. She could use some holiday cheer. And a perfect holiday fling.But when it turns into so much more, will Stefan’s and Callie’s worlds pull them apart? Or is this truly the season of miracles?What I loved about this story, aside from its touching moments and the delicious chemistry between Callie and Stefan, was that A PERFECT HOLIDAY FLING deals with real issues that many families are facing.Treat yourself to A PERFECT HOLIDAY FLING. I think you’ll be glad you did.

  • Martha
    2019-03-22 20:07

    I really enjoyed this book. Sometimes stories (or books) come across as totally unbelievable with ridiculous characters and unrealistic plots but sometimes you have to put aside what your idea of believable or real is and just let the story take you.This was a really quick read, a story of a man's dedication to his twin sister to care for her son while she serves her country in Afghanistan as he awaits the decision from his doctor as to whether or not he will be able to continue his service as well. It also focuses on a small town veterinarian who is at a crossroads in her life and what happens when she meets a sailor on medical leave who's taking care of his nephew and the cat his nephew has just rescued from a drainage ditch.The characters are believable...a veterinarian at a crossroads, a small boy who rescues a cat, and the uncle on medical leave who's taking care of him. The unbelievable part comes when suddenly, after one meeting, the adults begin to have feelings for each other (and confess them indirectly) and begin a relationship that could be destined to end before it starts. It could happen you know.

  • Lori Leger
    2019-04-04 18:56

    Loved this one from Ms. Rochon. I don't have much time to read, and I write as well, which has turned me into a picky reader. When I find myself looking forward to opening my Kindle to read a book I've started, that's a good thing. Callie and Stefan's story drew me in from the beginning. Loved the way she worked a woman, a single mother, at that, still having to go overseas to serve as a military nurse. Also loved the fact that the wounded uncle, recuperating and worried about his own career as a Navy pilot, was left to care for his nephew. Callie and Stefan's relationship seemed real and believable, with real-life and believable problems to overcome. The love scenes were both romantic and steamy and the ending left me wanting a sequel to this story. Would highly recommend this to anyone.

  • Dafort
    2019-03-29 14:51

    A Perfect Holiday Fling was a quick read and a lovely story where a stray kitten brings two souls together to discover true love. Callie Webber is the local veterinarian that examines a stray kitten brought in by Stefan Sutherland. Can we say instant attraction with these two. The chemistry was strong between this couple and Callie was fighting it all the way. Of course there are issues she needs to resolve about past incidents and he is dealing with a potential crisis. Can these two work through their individual issues and realize they are meant for each? Loved the scene with the hairball.

  • Ellen (more books, please)
    2019-03-21 14:13

    More like a 3.5.Engaging writing, likeable characters in what is a seemingly good matchup.Too short to really "believe."HFN ending, if that matters. But they can't envision ever being apart, so interpret as you wish.Good writing, but more types/editing issues than one would expect in such a short book. Not so much to throw you out of the story, but enough to make you go "Really?"Enjoyed it. Will probably buy the rest of the series, even though the price is pretty high for the length of the product.