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Audio Review…. His Holiday Pact: Manhattan Holiday Loves, Book 1 by Ayla Asher …… Audible Audiobook – Unabridged Ayla Asher (Author, Publisher), Kai Kennicott (Narrator), Wen Ross (Narrator)

His Holiday Pact: Manhattan Holiday Loves, Book 1 by Ayla Asher …… Audible Audiobook – Unabridged Ayla Asher (Author, Publisher), Kai Kennicott (Narrator), Wen Ross (Narrator) 🎧


Who knew a fake holiday relationship could be so fun?

Kayla Summers has had enough of her mother’s insistence that she find a man and get married.

At 33, she’s a successful attorney and has a fantastic life. Knowing her mother will grill her constantly over the upcoming holidays about her single existence, she dreads the visits home. 

Carter Manheim is a self-proclaimed bachelor, dead set on seducing every beautiful woman in Manhattan. And why not? His parents’ disastrous marriage and divorce proved that lifelong commitments just aren’t viable. As his mother’s health worsens, his only wish is to give her one last happy holiday, even if it entails bringing home a girlfriend. 

When Kayla’s sexy neighbor proposes they take each other home for the holidays as fake partners, she’s floored. However, getting her mother off her back is her number one priority, and she agrees to the arrangement. Now, if she can only keep her heart from becoming emotionally entangled with the player of the century, she’ll be just fine…. 

This is a 40,000-word book filled with fast-paced fake-relationship shenanigans and steamy scenes designed to melt your listening device.

The main character’s mother has late-stage cancer, so please consider that before you listen.

Here’s hoping this funny, romantic story can give you a few hours of escape during the holidays!


My Review……
Main characters in this book are Kayla and Carter, read beautifully by Kai Kennicott and Wen Ross. Can I just say, Wen can read me to sleep anytime, that voice …… 
The story although only 4 &1/2 hours on audio is short compared to most audios i listen to, but I didn’t feel cheated. It flowed really well, and I lost track of the time as I listened to the story unfold.
Carter has commitment issues, and I couldn’t really blame him. Watching his parents marriage fall apart, and then the divorce, it’s enough to put a man off for life. And Carter’s got enough lust to go around, why have one when you can have many?
Kayla has a great job and a pretty good life, but if she’s not married then her mother thinks she hasn’t really achieved anything! 
Being neighbours and friends, they band together and pretend to be a couple for the Christmas season. But Kayla knows it’s not real, Carter never dates the same girl twice, and she doubts he’d date her anyway! And she’s only helping him out, it’s sad about his mother, so anything Kayla can do to help Carter make his mother’s life happy is ok with her. And anyway he’s keeping her mother off of her back. 
It’s fun, it’s saucy, it’s sad in places, it’s saucy, and it’s a holiday romance (and did I mention it’s steamy?!) 
I listened to most of the audio whilst walking to work (and I did stumble a few times at where the story went😉) but there were also a few moments I had to laugh….. 
It’s a predictable Christmas story. But it’s well worth a listen too. 
Have a feeling it’s going to a favourite on my Christmas list (yes I have a reading/listening list for most occasions) 
And I think I’m going to have to get the book too. 

Author and lover of sweet, steamy, funny stories!

Ayla Asher is the pen name for an author who writes sweeping fantasy romance and non-fiction under other pseudonyms. However, she loves a sweet, sexy, fast-paced romance–especially ones that revolve around holidays! Therefore, she’s decided to write them down and publish them, hoping they will bring joy to other readers.

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