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Peek Inside The Movie Star’s Red Hot Holiday Fling

Determined to qualify for the fire department's physical, former marine Jessie Sullivan never gives up, despite the pins in her leg. The last thing she needs is a tall, incredibly hot action movie star sharing her gym...and who makes her want to trade in her reps for some sexy physical activity. Of the naked kind. But flings don't last forever, and in two weeks, Jessie will have to say goodbye to her red-hot Christmas fantasy...or will she?

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One dare and he’ll lose his heart…

Determined to qualify for the fire department’s grueling physical, former marine Jessie Sullivan never gives up, despite the pins in her leg. The last thing she needs is a tall, incredibly hot action movie star sharing her gym…and who makes her want to trade in her reps for some sexy physical activity. Of the naked kind.

Blake Johnston is more than just a Big Screen Sex Machine, and he’s willing to prove it. Especially to a spirited and sexy ex-marine like Jessie. But when a harmless dare leads to sizzling fireworks, Jessie and Blake’s workout ends up generating some serious heat between the sheets. And it’s more than Jessie could have imagined. Much, much more. But flings don’t last forever.

And in two weeks, Jessie will have to say goodbye to her red-hot Christmas fantasy…


"The Movie Star's Red Hot Holiday Fling is fast-paced and the lead characters each have enough of a back story to make them interesting and likable. I liked that Jessie wasn't some simple girl who was swept away by a movie star and that Blake wasn't some pompous celebrity who lived a life of privilege." - Bookaholicism

"In a nutshell, this is an emotional novella, with two well-defined characters and a happy ending that I enjoyed very much." - Harlequin Junkie


Additional Details

ISBN: 9781633751385
Series: Sweetbriar Springs, Book 1
Release Date: Nov 24, 2014
Page Count: 119
Imprint: indulgence
Genre: contemporary
Tropes: fling, opposites attract

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By Nicola November 21, 2014

If you've read The Mavericks Red Hot Reunion, the first book in the Sweetbriar Springs series, you will already be acquainted with the couple The Movie Star's Red Hot Holiday Fling centralises around. This is Jessie and Blake's story and for it, we rewind several years.

When Jessie is forced to gi... ...more

By Carmen December 02, 2014

The Movie Star's Red Hot Holiday Fling is the real deal!

First of all, I loved that Jessie was the scarred (physically and emotionally) war vet. Usually the hero has that role, so I loved the twist. A lot of times while reading this, I caught myself laughing out loud. Like when her “erogenous zon... ...more

By Emily November 22, 2014

**My thanks to NetGalley and EntangledPublishing LLC, for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

This is a fairly quick novella to read, but the great thing about it is that it is the woman who is the wounded Marine and not the man. There are not enough of these role reversals in my... ...more

By Michelle November 24, 2014

This red hot holiday fling is more than just sexy, good times! I love Blake's desire to help Jessie overcome her emotional scars. The fact that he thinks she deserves more than "a pretty boy" is proof that he's so much more than that. He's a man capable of great compassion, and he wants to take c... ...more

By Bette November 19, 2014

I loved this story! I found the female wounded warrior storyline very unique and interesting. This is a quick read and one I think you will enjoy. What starts out as a red hot fling quickly turns into so much more. Blake is a Hollywood action film icon but he wants to do so much more. Jessie is d... ...more

By Gail December 12, 2014

What an awesome book! I loved every minute of it. It kept me reading because I had to see what would happen next. Jessie back at her mom and dad's resort. She is an injured marine with survivors gulilt of still being alive. Blake a friend of the family and a red hot movie star is also staying at... ...more

By Jen November 21, 2014

Note: This ARC was provided by Entangled Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

The Movie Star's Red Hot Holiday Fling
by Christine Glover is a prequel novella in the Sweetbriar Springs series and is set several years prior to the events in book one. Its release comes months af... ...more

By April November 24, 2014

****A gifted copy was provided by the publisher for an honest review****

This is such a great story. The author writes this story in such a way that you feel the emotions coming from both the heroine and hero. Brilliant!

Jessie Sullivan is a former marine & she is trying to qualify for the fire... ...more

By Margaret November 23, 2014

3.5 Stars

This was a quick read that had some great characters and a wonderful plot. I loved the fact that it was the heroine who was the wounded war veteran and how all the issues she faced as a woman were addressed. And who doesn't love the hot movie star – throw in a tortured past and you have... ...more

By Maria Rose March 31, 2015

This sexy novella is the story of Blake and Jessie. Jessie needs to prove to herself that despite her war injury, she can still compete in a man's world. When hot as hell movie star Blake challenges her workout routine while staying at her family resort, it's an easy step from workout pals to lov... ...more

By Jessica April 25, 2015

First I'd like to start with YES I read this BEFORE Thanksgiving 2014 and YES, I know I'm just getting around to reviewing. Why you might ask? Because I'm a #readingwhore who just forgets to review sometimes. Thank God for the kindle 'highlighting' and 'bookmarking'!
Anywho....It's a quick read. I... ...more

By Jasmyn November 25, 2014

This was an amazing and heart touching story. Jessie is a veteran that has been discharged after a bomb blew up and injured her leg. Yes, HER leg. The veteran is a female and I loved how the story really took her perspective and brought it to life for me. She was such an intense character and had... ...more

By Talk Books November 06, 2014

Tell me…what is your idea of a hero?

For Jessie, her blinders were fully in place and her mindset was as follows: a hero is a one who dodges real bullets and even takes a few for his or her country. Watching her blinders come off was awesome! Not that I would ever say that those who serve are not... ...more

By Jennifer November 24, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed reading The Movie Star's Red Hot Holiday Fling by Christine Glover. What I loved most about the book, was that the female lead (Jessie) was a wounded vet. It's definitely a unique twist when the female is the soldier in the story. There are so many books out there with the ma... ...more

By Sassy November 13, 2014

What a perfect read on this veterans day! I give this book 4 stars. I guess being a mom of someone who is serving this country now, this story connects with me on a different level. Jessie is a former marine who was injured in the field has come home to try to find her way again. And since her me... ...more

By Michele October 03, 2017

I love love loved that it's the heroine who has the military past, and did you read the blurb - omg - kick ass. I really enjoyed this novella; it is a quick and emotional holiday read. And did I mention I loved the premise? Female veteran dealing with PTSD? Awesome.
Jessie is carrying around a lo... ...more

By Monique November 14, 2014

What a fantastic read! Christine Glover’s first novella is a winner! Tremendously well written, a great story, multi-faceted characters; it has it all! A superb female lead, a charming hero – not a cookie-cutter perfect alpha male but a real man; they are a perfect couple. Albeit a movie star, Bl... ...more

By Delene November 24, 2014

A movie star and a wounded vet. The difference here is the Movie Star is Blake an Action Hero restless to be more than just that in the film industry. Jessie, a wounded war vet with survivor's guilt. A no strings holiday affair while Blake is at the resort for his sister's wedding, both realize t... ...more

By Shannon November 19, 2014

I loved every minute of this book. The story really drew me in. It was wonderful how Jesse opened up to Blake and how he helped her work through her painful memories. It was a real feel good story. I would have liked it to be a bit longer thus the 4 stars(wish there was a 4.5).I received an ARC o... ...more

By Tabitha November 22, 2014

A short fun read with very likable characters. Jessie is a very sweet war hero trying to doctor an injury and become a firefighter. Blake is a charming Hollywood actor trying to find a little bit of happiness. Meeting each other at Blake's sisters wedding is what brings them together they start w... ...more

By Shari November 24, 2014

Jessie, a wounded vet is trying to heal her own scars and is training to try out for a fireman position when she meets Blake, a movie star also working out. Blake is staying at the resort for two weeks when they meet. Sparks fly, and they agree to a two week holiday fling but does it lead into mo... ...more

By Karen November 22, 2014

ARC from net galley. This was not a book but a novella. It seemed well enough with great characters as were the MCs but it picked up steam 3/4 of way through and a guy is proposing after knowing someone a few weeks.....plausible? It should be noted that I liked what I read but disappointed in sho... ...more

By Nicole November 23, 2014

I really enjoyed this one. My one complaint I have is the part at Christmas was kind of rushed over. I felt that we missed a chunk of the building relationship between Blake and Jessie. Loved the heroine Jessie, what a powerful character. Over all this book was very enjoyable. I would recommend g... ...more

By Kelley December 29, 2014

A quick holiday read with interesting characters. I enjoyed the first part of the story very much. I would liked to have seen more interaction between the characters and Jessie's family in the rest of the story. I also would have liked to see shorter time gaps between scenes.

ARC received in excha... ...more

By amanda l loew December 06, 2014

Definitely spiked the heat on my holiday

Loved the novella. Great short story with detail to plot and characters in such a small fraction. Author clearly does research on unknown subject to assist her stories on being truthful and believable. Loved the romance e and chemistry between protagonists.... ...more

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Christine Glover

About the author

USA Today Best Selling Author

Christine Glover

USA Today Bestselling author Christine Glover writes sexy, intriguing contemporary romances. She loves discovering how her determined heroines and super sexy heroes with heart journey toward their own happily ever afters. Her characters are real people from all walks of life who embody classic love stories with a modern twist. She enjoys finding the silly in the serious, making wine out of sour grapes, and giving people giggle fits along with heartfelt hugs. When she's not writing, you can find her traveling the world, cooking gourmet food, and desperately seeking a corkscrew.

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