Christmas in Spite of You

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Pub Date Sep 24 2024 | Archive Date Aug 15 2024

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A neat freak Scrooge and a Christmas-loving ball of chaos must coexist for a week, and the friction and separation that ensue make the most magical time of the year highly remarkable.

After pumping her hard-earned savings into a business plan that doesn’t pan out, Noel Anderson is left financially strapped and needs a way to earn money to stay afloat. She decides to rent her apartment as an Airbnb for the Christmas holidays while visiting her family for Christmas. What she didn’t plan on was coming down ill and having to cancel the trip.

Kanton Joseph is on the cusp of securing a lucrative business deal. In order to get a one-up on his competition, he rents an Airbnb in the same apartment complex where his potential client resides. He’s surprised when he shows up, and the owner of the Airbnb not only wants to cancel the reservation but is still occupying the space.

With great reluctance, Noel and Kanton agree to cohabitate for one week. Noel attempts to stay out of Kanton’s way, but they undoubtedly cross paths, causing friction between them. They immediately clash on everything, most notably with their views on the holidays. Noel is determined to have a very Merry Christmas despite her temporary housemate, which is the source of Kanton’s irritation. Eventually, the two begin to soften toward each other and Kanton learns to view things through Noel’s eyes.

Will the holiday magic fizzle, or will these two spark a connection they didn’t realize they needed?
A neat freak Scrooge and a Christmas-loving ball of chaos must coexist for a week, and the friction and separation that ensue make the most magical time of the year highly remarkable.

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this was such a cute book i am so obsessed! Noel and Kincaid are legit so cute together and I adored the story!!! the writing was also really good and i loved the grumpy sunshine trope

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I absolutely loved reading this book, I found it easy to read overall. This will definitely be Christmas re-read for me as I know it will get me into the holiday spirit.

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This was such a perfect read for the holiday season. It has the best grumpy/sunshine vibes and felt like a fun hallmark movie. Noel and Kanton get stuck together and immediately just clash (and then don’t!). I loved it!

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Christmas In Spite Of You is a wonderful Christmas romance that will leave you with all the feels! I don't think there is a couple I love more than Noel and Kanton!

Noel loves the holidays and embraces it to the fullest. She has a lot to be grateful for - a close-knit family, a supportive best friend, her own business. This year, however, her business has been struggling and she needs money. She decides to rent out her apartment on Shared Space for the week of Christmas while she visits her family.
Kanton owns a successful financial restructuring firm and is dedicated to his work. He wants to take his company to the top, so when he is presented with the possibility to secure a multi-million dollar deal, he immediately jumps on it. He doesn't mind missing out on Christmas, especially considering he's never had the best experience with Christmas and the holiday season in general. He rents an apartment on Shared Space and heads down to Atlanta the week of Christmas. He is hopeful until he arrives and finds the owner still in her apartment. Noel is not leaving, and Kanton needs this deal, so they're forced to make it work.

I loved everything about this book! Noel is such a ray of sunshine - she is hopeful, she is funny, she's a romantic, she is a breath of fresh air. Kanton, on the other hand, is all business. He is a grump and a bit of a scrooge, however he has his reasons.
I just knew I was going to love these two from their very first interaction. They are complete opposites, with one loving Christmas and the other not caring for it. Being forced to cohabitate together during the holidays, Kanton and Noel start forming a connection that's undeniable. It was refreshing watching Kanton open up and Noel start to give in. The spicy scenes were definitely there, and by the end of each of them I was rooting for Kanton and Noel more and more! And I loved Simone! We all need one of her in our lives lol.
A spicy, romantic holiday read! 5 stars!

Thank you NetGalley, Black Odyssey, and K.C. Mills for such a delightful ARC!

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Wonderful, sexy and hilarious! This romcom is perfect for the holiday season!

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for allowing me to read this arc in exchange for an honest review!

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♡𝐞𝐀𝐫𝐜 𝐑𝐞𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐰♡
𝐓𝐫𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐬 :
•Christmas vibes
•Cindy lou vs. The Grinch || grumpy vs. sunshine
•black love | romance
•forced proximity
If you want black romance mixed with Hallmark Christmas movies, vibes with a bash of forces proximity and grumpy vs. Sunshines 🌞 vibes? This book is highly recommended for you.
𝑰𝒇 𝒋𝒖𝒅𝒈𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒂 𝒃𝒐𝒐𝒌 𝒃𝒚 𝒊𝒕𝒔 𝒄𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒓 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒔𝒐𝒏. 𝑰𝒕 𝒘𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 𝒃𝒆 𝑴𝑬!
𝐑𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞 Sept.24
Thank you, Netgalley, and Black Odyssey Media for the (eArc). -eBook for my honest review.

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