Once Upon a Holiday

· Claudia Burgoa
13 reviews

About this ebook

This holiday season, there’s more than gingerbread in the oven.

I was always a type-A kind of girl— and that’s exactly what got me into trouble with Sterling Ahren.

Having a baby before thirty didn’t work out, so I took some time off to sort out my life. Sterling’s my new landlord… and he doesn’t plan anything.

He’s a billionaire playboy who can’t stand the holidays. A recluse of the worst kind, Sterling makes Scrooge look like a generous soul… except Ebenezer was never this sexy.

He doesn’t want a family— until the night we have a spontaneous one-night stand, and forget to use condoms. I can’t have a baby with a disorganized, free spirit like him. Between my overprotective brothers and his crazy fans, I already know this isn’t going to work out.

Except Sterling isn’t willing to let me go. He wants me home for the holidays… and this is my last chance to make a Christmas miracle happen.

One thing I know for sure: when Sterling and I collide, it’s going to be anything but a silent night.

Funny, touching, and delightful, this smoking hot billionaire holiday rom-com by Claudia Burgoa will make you feel the magic of Christmas.

Ratings and reviews

13 reviews
Erin Lewis
June 7, 2021
4.5 Star Review of Once Upon A Holiday by Claudia Y Burgoa AUDIO REVIEW: What's not to love? It's the most magical time of the year and also happens to be my most favourite holiday. I love any story that is centred around Christmas; it’s a time for family and friends to get together and celebrate life. All June Spearman wants is to have a baby and now that she is thirty three she feels the pressure. Sterling Ahren is your typical hot, sexy, billionaire playboy, who happens to hate the holidays and has no plans to have a family. I Enjoy Ms. Burgoa’s style of writing and was entertained from the first to the last chapter. There were times I was frustrated with both June and Sterling although they really do make a great couple. Not only was it humorous but the chemistry between June and Sterling was intense. A delightful book that will certainly get you in the mood for the holiday season. The narration by Aaron Shedlock, Emma Wilder and Sebastian York was entertaining and brought the story to life for me. Their voices are easy to listen to and added to my listening pleasure.
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Becky Baldridge
March 21, 2022
Between Sterling's attitude and June's penchant for ridiculous and embarrassing situations, this holiday romance is a riot. It isn't hard to figure out where this story was going, but it sure is fun getting there. If you're looking for an angsty, slow-burn romance, this is not it. This one isn't a slow-burn anything, and once these two get together, it's like a whirlwind. In the end, I suppose June and Sterling do the whole relationship thing a bit backward, but it somehow works for these characters. This one isn't as angsty as some of the books I've read by this author. It's more lighthearted, and it is definitely laugh-out-loud funny. This one is totally a fun bit of escapism for the holidays. That's what I wrote when I read the book, and as it turns out, Once Upon a Holiday is a fun bit of escapism for any time. Of course, it's hard to beat the performances of the narrators: Aaron Shedlock, Emma Wilder, and Sebastian York. The emotion and humor, and yes, the chemistry between Sterling and June, come through wonderfully. If you've followed the series, you'll recognize Jackson as well when he makes an appearance in all his overbearing big brother glory. Once Upon a Time was already an entertaining and engaging read, so the narration just added another layer to the experience. It's as hard to hit pause as it was to close the book.
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Christine Woinich
July 25, 2021
Another visit to the Spearman family. June had her future all planned out, keeping secrets from her family, and giving up on love. Enter Sterling. He turned her world upside down. Sterling was a very creative person. His artwork had made him a popular person, and all he wanted to do was hide away. They found each other and brought the best out of the other, but their doubts, beliefs, held them back from understanding their true feelings. I felt invested in their journey, and I had tears at the end. I recommend this story as I really enjoyed it. The narration by Aaron Sheldock, Emma Wilder, and Sebastian York made the story come alive. They all did a wonderful job voicing the many varied characters. I was given the audiobook, and this is my unsolicited review.
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About the author

Claudia is an award-winning, USA Today bestselling author. She writes alluring, thrilling stories about complicated women and the men who take their breath away.

She lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband and her youngest two children. She has a sweet Bichon, Macey, who thinks she’s the ruler of the house. She’s only partially right.

When Claudia is not writing, you can find her reading, knitting, or just hanging out with her family. At night, she likes to binge-watch shows with her equally geeky husband.

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