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A Perfect Fit Holiday NovellaOn the first day of Christmas, Dina Gregory, former wild child and prodigal daughter returns home to New York on a mission. Finding her young son’s father and making him take responsibility for the child he created is the only thing on her wish list. But instead of finding the man she was looking for she runs into his stuffy older brother Ben.BA Perfect Fit Holiday NovellaOn the first day of Christmas, Dina Gregory, former wild child and prodigal daughter returns home to New York on a mission. Finding her young son’s father and making him take responsibility for the child he created is the only thing on her wish list. But instead of finding the man she was looking for she runs into his stuffy older brother Ben.Ben has never liked Dina, but being trapped together on the holidays allows him to see a different side of her. She brings back his Christmas spirit and in the process reminds him what it feels like to love.  Dina’s past makes her wary of falling in love, but Ben is determined to make her stay as his permanent Christmas gift....

Title : Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas
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ISBN : 9781466847095
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Number of Pages : 111 Pages
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Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas Reviews

  • Alp
    2018-10-27 00:56

    Another lovely and beautiful short story!I love reading the books about hope and love and I'm glad I picked up this one. It truly warmed my heart and brought a big smile to my face after finishing it. I'll definitely read more of this author's books.

  • Josephine Hawkins
    2018-11-06 03:07

    I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.I’m a sucker for Christmas romances – it doesn’t matter if it is paranormal, regency, or contemporary – and I really liked this one. I was originally a bit thrown off by the formatting of the book – some of the dialogue from different characters seemed to flow into single sentences which made following the conversation confusing, but I think I have to attribute to this being an ARC eBook and perhaps these things weren’t cleaned up yet. Dina is a mother of a 10 month old boy, and she knows she was not a nice person before her son came along, and she wants to be a better person. Dina starts off the story trying to find the baby’s father to make him pay child support, but soon finds out that the father is no long around. Period. She instead meets Ben, her lover’s older brother, a man still grieving his wife’s death from cancer nearly 10 years prior. Ben sees an instant family in Dina and her son, and offers her marriage so that Dash, his nephew, can stay in his life. The character development in this story is wonderful – and one of my favorite parts is Dina’s verbal diarrhea when she gets nervous – everything gets blurted out all at once and it made me laugh out loud. The relationship between Dina and Ben, although it seems awfully quick at first (this is a novella), but is believable when you understand the emotional places that both of them are coming from. I love how the author wove Christmas into the story – Ben’s family had stopped celebrating Christmas long ago because of his mother’s death, and having him introduce Dina and Dash to all the things in his town and house that he loved about Christmas were very heartwarming.

  • Ruth
    2018-11-10 07:01

    OK, so it's not Christmas anymore, but I still read this one anyway (maybe trying to fool myself that I'm still on vacation?..). It was a nice little addition to the series, and was superb as a stand-alone story. Two interesting likable characters, and a normal-girl-meets-billionaire story that is more credible than most for sure. I'll be honest there were a few moments when I felt that it was too incredible to be enjoyable. The hero swearing off all women because his wife died 10 years before? OK, I've (thankfully) not lost a spouse, but it felt over-worked. Likewise, the hero and heroine's agonies over marrying someone who was clearly suited to them were just too overdone for me.I did feel the length was just about right, which actually lead me to question whether the other books in the series were perhaps better suited to a novella format? I've read Dangerous Curves Ahead and it felt much too long.Thankfully, the "curviness" of this heroine isn't labored and is really just a way of making it part of the series.3 stars. I liked it.

  • ⚜️Trea
    2018-10-29 03:10

    This was a very short Christmas story centered around a curvy girl and her young son. It reminded me a bit like the nativity story, but slightly different as well.I didn't like Dina as a character. She was too brash, and yet too guilt ridden to really get into her as a character. I loved Ben though, how he stepped up and was trying to handle his brother's problem. I liked how flawed and tortured he came across as, yet trying to move past all his hurts. He was the one character I could easily connect with!All things considered, this was a good little Christmas story, but not a great one.

  • Amanda Sheila
    2018-11-16 06:10

    I loooove this! Dina's the one we hate in book one yet in this book.. She's lovable! I like her wit and the way she carried herself. I didn't see her old bitchiness at all and her chemistry with Ben is amazing. I wish it could be full length novel instead of novella. But yeah, I enjoyed it! Look forward to finally read all books in this series! ><

  • Lily (Night Owl Book Cafe)
    2018-10-28 01:03

    From the Publisher through Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.Recently I found out that I actually don't mind novella's, in fact I really enjoy them. In my opinion these little books give you a brief glimpse at the author and their writing style. Especially if it's an author that is new to you. Since the novella's that I have read recently were mostly for characters that don't get their own actual book, I don't mind it if I had not had a chance to jump into book one yet.Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas was a novella for a Perfect Fit series and it was an introduction to me to Sugar Jamison and her Perfect Fit series. I have to admit, I chose this novella based on the fact that the main character has curves, and as a woman with some curves myself it's kind of refreshing!Dina Gregory returns home to New York and all she wants is to find her son's father and for the man to claim some responsibility for him. What she didn't expect was to have a run in with the man's older grouchy brother instead.What I really liked about this book...It was a Christmas novella, so that by itself got it points. But no, I really liked Dina. She was loud and obnoxious, wiry, witty and spoke her mind. Complete opposite from Ben, the grouchy millionaire who just lost his brother and is alone for Christmas due to the fact that he no longer has a family left.I loved the way Ben just came in and stepped into the fatherly shoes, even if Dash the baby was his brother's doing. But due to the fact that Dash's dad can no longer be in the picture and Ben had always wanted a child, it was a very touching moment to me. I loved the way he interacted with Dash and everything he went through to provide them with the perfect first Christmas, even at the chance that it bought in bad memories.This book follows book one in the series, but I actually had no problems following the storyline. It was well done from start to finish. The fact that Sugar Jamison was able to do that, was really impressive to me on her behalf. The story flowed wonderful, the dialog made me laugh and even thought it had me wondering what happened between Dina and her family, it didn't leave me hanging. It was all nicely fit and explained at the end of the book.Sugar Jamison's writing is sassy, and there was plenty of romance in the book. There is sizzle and sparks between Ben and Dina, and you just cannot help but love them yourself. The only love scene in the end was much tamer then what I usually read so I didn't mind it.I like Christmas romances, and I loved the lengths Ben went to make Dina happy and give her the first Christmas for Dash that she would remember! It was sweet and swoon worthy watching Ben change from the type of character he was in the beginning of the book. It was also nice to know that Dina had changed too. I suspect if I read book 1 first, I probably wouldn't have liked her.What not so much...The fact that it was short heh. I was just settling into the comfort of Dina and Ben and all the magical Christmas stuff and then it ended.Memorable Quotes.“I think building a house on top of a mountain was just a way to keep chubby people out. They should just have a sign that says: 'No Fat Chicks Allowed.' But they don't know mommy, do they baby? They're not keeping me out.”“You don't think I went overboard? It looks like Christmas threw up in here.”“Lord Jesus. I cannot believe my eyes.” Dovie yelled, “Benjamin Rowe, get off of that girl right this moment!”

  • Agi
    2018-10-30 05:46

    I didn't know that "Have Yourself a curvy Little Christmas" is a part of "Perfect Fit" series but nevertheless I didn't have a feeling that I am missing something from the past. Of course, there were some reminiscences to the previous book, I've got the idea that Dina was a bad person and hurt people that she loved but it didn't spoil the book.I got to know Dina when she was looking for a father of her son. Of course he didn't know that he is a father and she decided that it is the time that he learns his son. Instead of him she gets his brother who closes himself in his big, big house alone with only 12 people of his servants and since 9 years mourns the death of his wife. When he gets to know Dina and her son Dash he decides that the name Rowe must survive and so he is going to marry Dina.Just like this. He decided and that's all. Sorry, but this idea, or especially the way that he decided this, didn't convince me. I had also some issues with Dina. I thought, what the hell, who is this vulgar and arrogant woman? Luckily, she is also very funny and she is extremely chatty and it rescued her in my eyes. In my eyes Dash was too matured for his 10 months and it didn't sound real. The only person that I warmed to was Ben, hmmm, a cookie :) Under the coldness he was a great man, funny, clever and he would be a great dad, for sure. He could only take into account what other people think and want as well, but actually the way he decided he is going to marry Dina was the only minus point for him.The sexual tension in this book was overwhelming, too much for my liking and although I like to read a good bonkbuster I think here it was not so suitable. Altogether I hoped I would enjoy this novella much more. Nevertheless, it was a nice, short read, written in an engaging way.I received a copy of this book from publisher via NetGalley.

  • Romancing the Book
    2018-10-28 08:51

    Reviewed by MarissaBook provided by NetGalley for reviewReview originally posted at Romancing the BookAs the book starts, Dina is cold and pissed and not in a Christmas mood. I love that about her! She’s just spent five days on a bus with a baby because she can’t afford to fly and now she has to face the baby’s father – who fled at the very first mention of the word “baby”. Honestly, who would be cheerful at that point? I’m just happy Dina isn’t one of those always-smiling, never-lets-life-get-her-down types of characters. I think I would have thrown my reader at the wall if she had been.On the flip side, Ben takes one look at Baby Dash and recognizes himself. He believes Dina outright, no paternity test required. I find this a little odd from someone who is wealthy on the level of Donald Trump or Ted Turner. However, Ben is likeable and so makes up for this little flaw. He begins gruff and overworked, typical of a single man attempting to hold a family business together – but Dash soon has his humanity showing again, much to the delight of his childhood nanny.Not a long book, Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas is very enjoyable – light and fluffy with the inevitable happily every after ending, I recommend this if you are looking for a quick read during those few rare quiet moments during the holidays.

  • Jillyn
    2018-11-07 06:55

    This is going to be a very short review, because I haven't got much to say about this book one way or another. I didn't realize that another book came before this when I requested it on Netgalley, so that part is on me. That being said, I felt like I was missing something. I didn't particularly care for either of the main characters, and because of this disconnect to both the characters and the plot line, I didn't really care about what happened. I would love to read the first book and give this novella another try afterwards, but as a standalone read it was just average: it didn't blow me away, but it wasn't awful either. It was a short Christmassy read that was pleasant enough (and has an adorable cover!), but I think people that are familiar with the series will enjoy it more than I did. This review can also be found on my blog, Bitches n Prose.

  • Cindy
    2018-11-18 07:47

    Another heart warming novella by Sugar Jamison! To thoroughly enjoy the story, I would recommend reading this series in order. You need to get to know Dina previously to understand her in this book.I enjoy Christmas stories any time of year and this book will put you in a holiday spirit. The author gives you a delightful novella filled with fun, romance and humor! Even the cover is great.If are looking for a really enjoyable novella to relax with, this is a must read. In fact, I recommend the whole series by this author!* I was provided an ARC from the publisher and NetGalley to read and give an honest review.

  • HR readsNstuff
    2018-10-26 00:56

    Nope, no, no, no, no! Can't stomach a series where the villain of the first book is given their own HEA because it turns out that really all along they had a heart of gold it was just their childhood trauma that made them do horrible things!I think I wouldn't have had such a big problem with this if I had read it before reading Dangerous Curves Ahead ... Unfortunately all the really nasty things dina had done to Ellis were still fresh in my memory and I'm not a forgiving person when it comes to these things.

  • Sarah (A Weebish Book Blog)
    2018-10-27 06:00

    Read my review @ No Book Left BehindI will no longer be hosting my reviews in Goodreads. All books I have personally reviewed will be linked back to my blog on BookLikes for all of you to see! :)

  • Anas AtticBook Blog
    2018-10-30 05:10

    Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas: Adult Contemporary Novella with humor Book 1.5 in the Perfect Fit Series by Sugar Jamison Can Stand AloneHave Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas" target="_blank">Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas by Sugar Jamison takes place about a year after Dangerous Curves Ahead" target="_blank">Dangerous Curves Ahead (which I loved, see my review), and has completely different characters, so it isn't necessary to read the first book before this.Dina, the heroine of this book, was actually the skinny sister of Ellis from the first book, and I absolutely HATED her in the first book! But now, a year later, poor, a little chubby, and alone with a 10 month old son, you couldn't help but feel for the former party girl.Very broke and a little desperate, Dina takes a bus across the country with her baby, Dash, to demand that the baby's daddy, who completely blew her off when he found out, step up and support him. A wealthy playboy, Dina hasn't spoken to him since he abandoned her in her early days of her pregnancy."I think building a house on top of a mountain was just a way to keep chubby people out. They should just have a sign that says: 'No Fat Chicks Allowed.' But they don't know your mommy, do they, baby? They're not keeping me out."Exhausted from days traveling, Dina shows up at the big house, but the door was answered not by the baby daddy, but by his reclusive brother, Ben. Ben has been alone and mourning his wife for 9 years, and his brother, the baby's dad has passed away too. He lives alone with a house full of servants. He promised himself he would never be with another woman again, but when Dina shows up with Dash, the man who has always wanted kids of his own wakes up after a 9 year 'nap'."That's because I'm staring at your ass. It often leaves me speechless." I enjoyed watching this poor girl charm the pants, literally, off this lonely man, and it was filled with some funny lines that made me giggle.“Come on, my sweet girl. Wouldn’t you like to make love beneath a Christmas tree just once?” “I might get pine needles in my hoo hoo.” “I’ll pick them out.”I am really enjoying this series, and I love how the heroines are curvy, but it's not a huge part of the story, but it's just enough."I'm supremely glad you're not the same girl you used to be. I like your weight. I like your curves. I want to eat you like an apple."Rating: 4.25 stars 4 heatI can't wait to read more in this fun, sexy series filled with my favorite thing, flirtatious banter.Purchase Dangerous Curves Ahead - A Perfect Fit Novel by Sugar JamisonDangerous Curves Ahead" target="_blank">Amazon | BN.com | My ReviewTHIS BOOK: Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas - A Perfect Fit novella by Sugar Jamison Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas" target="_blank">Amazon | BN.com Coming February 25th 2014: Thrown for a Curve - A Perfect Fit Novel by Sugar JamisonThrown for a Curve" target="_blank">Amazon | BN.comPlease visit my blog Ana's Attic Book Blog and join my page on Facebook

  • Marlene
    2018-11-12 01:07

    Originally published at Reading RealityIt may be slightly early to start reviewing Christmas books, but this novella is such a treat that I couldn’t resist.This is a combination of second chance at love with the old (but often good) trope about two people being snowbound together and finding out that they love each other after all.Throw in a little of Dickens’ Christmas Carol and you’ve probably got the picture. And it’s a lovely one.Ben Rowe has given up on Christmas, and pretty much given up on everything other than work, for the nine years since his wife died. Yes, he loved her, but there is a heck of a lot of guilt mixed into that love, and it seems like he’s punishing himself by becoming kind of a hermit.A very hot and sexy hermit, but a hermit just the same. At least until Dina Gregory and her little boy Dash break into his isolation.Because Dina’s little boy is also Ben’s nephew, one that he didn’t know existed. Not that his late brother Virgil didn’t get around enough to leave a whole string of children, but Virgil never mentioned Dash before he died, living fast as usual, in an accident.He knew Virgil left behind a half million dollars in debts, but not a child. Ben’s picking up Virgil’s pieces just as he always has, but this is one piece that he didn’t know was there. But it’s one he really wants to pick up.Dash looks just like Ben. Suddenly he feels as if he has a son. Or that he could. But the Dash package comes with Dina, a woman who thinks he never liked her. In fact, he liked her just a bit too much.She blows into his life with her son, and the more they become involved, the more he realizes that he can’t go back to the empty existence that he used to have.What he doesn’t count on is falling in love with this woman who is brash and outspoken and doesn’t take any crap from anyone. Dina might be willing to marry him to give Dash a father and a future, but only if her heart is not engaged.Once it is, she realizes that she can’t settle for less than love. But Ben can’t seem to let go of his first wife, or his guilt.Escape Rating B+: Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas is short and sweet, and full of hilarious banter between Dina and Ben. It’s not just that she knows what she wants, but she knows who she is and isn’t planning to change.There is a lot of heartwarming in the story. We’ve met Dina before, in the first book in the series, Dangerous Curves Ahead and she is much more the selfish villainess than a potential heroine. Having Dash changes Dina for the better, makes her much (MUCH) less selfish and self-absorbed.But the events in Dangerous Curves Ahead have left her estranged from her family. Ben does something really terrific to mend that rift, but Dina has already made herself worthy of the mending.Ben is the character who has a lot to get past in the story. The stick that seems to be stuck up his ass in the beginning has a lot of grief and a lot of guilt wrapped around it. Dash and Dina bring him back to life in a way that was sweet and sassy and kick starts him back to living again.The series continues in Thrown for a Curve and today’s review book over at The Book Pushers, Gentlemen Prefer Curves. While Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas does not feature the absolutely marvelous Perfect Fit clothing store, it was fun to see Dina reform and get her own happy ending.

  • Malinda
    2018-11-07 05:00

    *A free copy of this book was provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*3.5-4 starsThis was a pretty good story. I liked the characters and the story was cute with a little hotness thrown in. This is the first story I've read by this author and based on this I'd try more of her work in the future. Dina grew up in New York state and has a step-father, mother and half-sister she's not in touch with because she pissed them off majorly, couldn't face them and moved to L.A. While there, she dates Virgil but he ditches her when she finds out she's pregnant. Dina definitely had some selfish moments in her past but she's not a bad person so she turns her life around to be a good mother for her son, Dash. After getting by on her own for 10 months, Dina decides to find Virgil and demand child support. She ends up on a 5 day bus ride (with Dash) to a town 30 minutes from her home town in New York state on her quest to find Virgil.Ben is a Billionaire with multiple business interests he stays busy with. He was married to his childhood sweetheart but lost her to cancer 9 years ago. He hasn't allowed himself to move on and has buried himself in work, not really living. His brother, Virgil has just died recently and he's feeling very alone when he's informed that a woman with a baby are here to see him. He's surprised to find the woman is an old girlfriend of his brother's and her baby looks just like him (and I mean Ben not Virgil).Dina and Ben met when she was with Virgil but didn't have a very comfortable acquaintance for the short time they were around each other. As they meet again and Dina finds out about Virgil she's unsure what Ben will do but is revealed when (because of the strong family resemblance) Ben accepts that Dash is his brother's son without issue. Ben offers to have her stay the night so they can talk about things further and proceeds to get to know both Dina and Dash better. In them both, Ben sees the family he always wanted but never had. Dina used to be much thinner but now with her curves after having Dash, Ben finds himself very attracted to her but feels guilt over it because of his dead wife. He ends up proposing a marriage of convenience between them and asks Dina to stay with him through Christmas and give him her decision then. Dina thinks that Ben is a good guy and much nicer than he had seemed before but is unsure if she is willing to give up the possibility of love for a marriage of convenience.Regardless of their plans to keep their relationship at just-friends, Ben and Dina find themselves very attracted to each other and they have to deal with that. Dina decides to make Dash's first Christmas a great one and makes things merry for Dash and Ben which makes Ben even more happy but still dealing with guilty over his late wife. It's a short story so the trials and tribulations don't last too long but it's enjoyable seeing them dance around each other and start to get closer. Very quickly they're both in deep and things get more serious than either expect. I also liked Ben with Dash and how he took to him so quickly and wanted to be part of his life. Very sweet. I don't want to go in to too much detail but it's a cute Christmas tale with a sweet HEA.This was an enjoyable story. I really liked Ben, Dina and Dash and liked their story. It's short so things happen kind of fast but it doesn't feel stilted and works well for it's length. I'd recommend this for anyone in the mood for a sweet Christmas romance. :D

  • Emsy Van Wyck
    2018-11-05 07:57

    Five tree top stars for Sugar Jamison's Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas, a poignant, hilarious, romantic, and sexy holiday novellaIf you really enjoy a book that's filled with warmth, laughter, romance, and heroines that won't quit, then Sugar Jamison is the author for you. I fell in love with her A Perfect Fit series from the moment that I began reading the first book, Dangerous Curves Ahead. So I was really happy to note that among the many authors offering special books for the holidays, she too had a new A Perfect Fit installment for her readers, Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas: A Perfect Fit Holiday Novella. I recently received a copy from her publisher and just have to say to you all right upfront, you should be downloading these books to your e-readers immediately as they are that good.In Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas, the story picks up a year after the last chapter of Dangerous Curves Ahead. Ellis' sister Dina (who was the one I think everyone loved to hate) is now a single mom who's travelled cross country via bus to track down the wealthy father of her son. She's not looking for anything beyond social security benefits, so right there we know that this gal has changed.In addition, the former stick thin dancer now has some curves herself post pregnancy - and seems rather happy with her body. So, former detractors you need to take a real look at Dina, because she's a rather fabulous work-in-progress.Jamison's novels are laugh-out-loud funny yet at the same time incredibly poignant as they do offer plus size girls realistic heroines, who not only struggle with their body self-perceptions, but also acceptance in society. I totally bonded in the first book with Ellis, but have to say that Dina struck a real chord with me as well. This former wild-child has to go against everyone's preconceptions, including her ex's brother Ben, whom she's attracted to. Not for her figure, but for her ability to remain steady and be a good mother.I won't spoil the story, but just advise that if you want a funny, heart-warming, romantic, and yes, sexy holiday read - this is the book for you. It could be a stand-alone novella, but once you've read one of Jamison's books, you'll want to read them all. So I'd recommend buying both and having yourself A Perfect Fit all-night read party.The next book in the series, Thrown for a Curve: A Perfect Fit Novel, is scheduled to be released in February. I'll be marking my calendar and bet you will too. So five stars for this fabulous holiday read from Sugar Jamison.Fab Fantasy Fictionhttp://www.fabfantasyfiction.com/2013...I received an eARC from the publisher through NetGalley for use in this review.

  • Char (1RadReader59)
    2018-11-10 01:49

    Dina had an affair with Virgil, got pregnant when she said she was pregnant he said, “Too bad. You had a really nice body. Maybe you can get it back after you give the kid up. I know you aren’t thinking about keeping it. I wouldn’t allow you to care for my goldfish. There is no way you can care for a child.”Of course he did nothing to help. So, after Dash was born she leaves California and gets a bus for New York to go confront him. She lived with Virgil for 8 months and feels she doesn’t know him at all. The only thing she knows for sure is that he is rich, has a brother (Ben) who is spooky, and lives in New York in a mansion. That where she takes Dash two weeks before Christmas. She ask to see Virgil but the staff ask her to wait. When they come back they ask her to come to the third floor. When she gets there it is not Virgil but Ben. She is confused and wants to know what is going on but Ben can’t take his eyes off of Dash. She gets upset and says she is there for Virgil and demands to see him. Ben says no and she says fine she will see him in court and he says that will not happen for he is dead. When Dina almost passes out he rushes to catch her and the baby in his arms. Ben is amazed how good they each feel. The baby feels amazing for he and his late wife had tried so hard and could not have children and her he is holding his brothers. She has not told him for sure yet but he know, for the baby looks like him, not Virgil, but like Ben. As for Dina, she has finally put on some weight with this pregnancy which is a good thing it looks good on her. She was much too thin before. But more than that it has been over 8 years now since his wife has died and to feel a woman in his arms feels…well it just feels. He panics when he thinks about them leaving so he makes her an offer to marry her so that he can be Dash’s father especially since he looks so much like Dash. That way he can help provide for Dash but more than anything his can be there to help raise Dash and be a hands on father. Dina is not too sure about this since they really don’t like each other. As time goes on they start to have feelings for one another watch the trust, love and friendship form for these two. What do you think Dina’s decision will be?I loved the banter that these to have in this story she is just so brash and he so straight laced but they find a middle for Dash. netgally.com

  • Kimberly
    2018-11-06 01:55

    My review cross-posted from Wit and Sin: http://witandsin.blogspot.com/2014/01...Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas is a warm and inviting holiday romance you can enjoy all year long. Author Sugar Jamison hits all the right notes in this story of second chances and finding love where you least expect it.I confess, having read the first Perfect Fit story, Dangerous Curves Ahead, I was wary of reading Dina’s story. To be perfectly honest, I couldn’t stand Dina in her sister’s book. Fortunately, Dina does a full turnabout in Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas. She’s a mother now, and not only has she learned to put someone else’s needs above her own, but her rough edges have softened, making her a far more likeable character. She’s determined to find Dash’s father and make him do right by their child, but she’s thrown for a curve when she learns that the man has died. Instead, Dina comes face-to-face with her ex-lover’s starchy older brother. Ben’s the buttoned-up sort who’s forgotten how to live, but Dina and Dash’s arrival changes all that. It was wonderful to see Ben come alive and I was delighted by how perfectly he and Dina fit one another.Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas is pure escapism, so you can forgive the improbabilities of the story (Dash being the most perfectly behaved baby on the planet, for example). All in all, I greatly enjoyed Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas. I was pleasantly surprised that Ms. Jamison could make me care about a character I previously disliked and I was charmed by the holiday-infused cheer of the story. For those who haven’t yet read Dangerous Curves Ahead, Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas can be read as a standalone. And for those who loved Ellis (Dina’s sister) and Mike’s book, never fear – your favorite characters do appear. So curl up with Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas on a cold afternoon and enjoy the sparks that fly in this Perfect Fit novella.Note: I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

  • ♥Jamie
    2018-10-24 05:49

    Another great read from Sugar Jamison. I have been impatiently waiting for even a snippet of more since finishing Dangerous Curves Ahead. Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas is only a novella, but still a great addition.Summary:Dina Gregory has returned home to New York on a mission. She never thought she'd come home when her own family can't stand her, but her mission is more important than her own feelings. Dina has a young son now, Dash. She has changed and knows she can take care of the both of them with hard work, but she thinks Dash deserves more. Her plan to give her sone whatever he needs, hinges on Dina making contact with his father who abandoned them upon learning of the pregnancy. She doesn't see this being easy, but she'll do what she has to to make a good life for Dash. What she never expected was coming face to face with Ben Rowe, her child's stuffy, older uncle. Ben never liked Dina, but now that his little brother is gone, he must look to the future and what's best for the Rowe name. Having lost his wife tragically nine years earlier, and unable to move on, Dash is the only person keeping the Rowe name alive. He's also the only family Ben has left, and Ben is determined to be apart of his life. Even if that means accepting Dina, too. Asking Dina to stay through Christmas gives Ben a glimpse into the beautiful, hardworking, and loving woman Dina has become. Both Ben and Dina have pasts, but the Christmas spirit is in the air helping these two lonely people a chance at true, unconditional love and family. Who would have thought I'd like Dina? I hated her in Ellis' story, but we see so much more of her here, and after she has undergone an enormous self reflection. She was sweet, funny, and maybe a bit neurotic. Lol. Ben seemed the strong, silent type, but he was also a much more. A born protector, Ben was emotionally wounded, but Dina and Dash renewed his life-force and made him feel all the good he could have. I loved the family reunion and it brought tears to my eyes. Sugar Jamison is a fantastic new author with an amazing talent. After reading the first two books, I couldn't wait for book three, but after reading the teaser, I'm impatiently trying to get time to fly. <3

  • Judy
    2018-11-07 09:04

    I requested this novella from Netgalley because Dangerous Curves Ahead, the first book in the series was an absolute hoot and I couldn't wait to dig into another installment. This book is the story of Dina Gregory, the sister of the female protagonist in the first book. Dina came across as mean, a bit cruel and totally self-centered in the first book. She was an interesting character, but not very likable. I was very interested in seeing what Ms. Jamison was going to do with her.We meet up with Dina about two years after the end of Dangerous Curves Ahead. She is in a small neighboring town to hunt down Virgil, the father of her 10 month old son Dash. She hasn't seen him since she found out she was pregnant, and he hasn't been answering her calls or emails, but she plans on demanding that he help provide for his child. Dina has been patient, but this is Dash's first Christmas. Dina got a mighty big wake up call when she found out she was pregnant and had her son, but she is working very hard at turning her life around. Dina wants to be the kind of person that Dash will one day be proud of, and if that means having a face to face confrontation with Virgil, then that is what is going to happen. Unfortunately, Virgil is no longer able to be held responsible for his actions, as he died in a drunken skiing accident. Ben, Virgil's older brother, had been fascinated with Dina the one time he met her, but assumed that she was just one of Virgil's good time girls. Now that she has shown up with the very last of his family line in her arms, he talks her into staying through the holidays.I really liked this novella. Ben and Dina are opposites in so many ways, and yet underneath it all, the story of two lost souls finding each other and becoming a family is hard not to like. I gave this 4 stars on Goodreads.

  • Marina
    2018-11-06 03:51

    Original review is posted here:http://thischickreads.wordpress.com/2...Dina Gregory used to be a party girl. But when she sets her eyes on her newborn son for the first time , she decides to change. Her son is now number one in her life and it is his first Christmas. Little Dash has to meet his father for the first time. But, when she goes into the home of his family, Dina finds out that Virgil Worthington Rowe is dead. He died in a ski accident. Dash lost his father before he even met him.Benjamin Rowe lost his wife couple of years ago. He also lost his younger brother Virgil. When they were children, they lost their mother. So, now, that big old empty house is everything else but a place called home. When Dina appears at his doorstep, he thinks of her as a golddigger, but seeing Dash starts to melt his frozen heart. This little boy is his only family now and deserves to have a father, or uncle.Christmas is near, and two very different people have to live under same roof for the love of the little boy. To make his very first Christmas very special, to give him a family.Can Benjamin escape from his loneliness? Can this little boy and his mother help him to find the love in his heart again? Can Dina find the love of her life and follow her dreams?Can Christmas Spirit make these three people a family?I loved this short romantic Christmas story. I finished it within an hour. The two main characters were well described, I loved the emotional side of each one of them. It’s a short read, but it’s worth checking it out. It’s a heart-warming story about love, life and family, a perfect short read for these cold days. It will warm up your heart definitely.

  • Book Bite Reviews
    2018-10-30 04:46

    I really enjoyed this novella! There is nothing better than having a bit of winter fun in the snow and with 'Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas' I was delighted with sleigh rides and tobogganing. Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas was a dream come true for Dina. After being dumped by her boyfriend she found herself single and pregnant. I could sympathize with her because I know how hard it is to be a single parent having to support AND care for her child, so Dina took the bull by the horns and took a chance she'd never regret. She sought the help she needed and went to visit her child's wealthy father, who she didn't know was dead. His brother Ben however, was the only one who could help her now and she didn't think he would cuz they never really liked each other .....until she walked through the door. Ben immediately felt attracted to her and he could not put her and a baby out in the cold, besides he wanted to help her because he always wanted children and Dash was the only heir left who could carry on the family business. Dina was thankful for Ben's help and all she wanted really was some extra money for Dash. She was not expecting anything for her as she had a job and dreams of opening up her very own dance studio. I admired her for her self reliance. Life you could say got much better for Ben while she was around as they both had lots of fun with Dash and they fell head over heels in love with each other.Favorite quote: Ben to Dina“Come on, my sweet girl. Wouldn’t you like to make love beneath a Christmas tree just once?” “I might get pine needles in my hoo hoo.” “I’ll pick them out.”

  • JoannaMongelluzzo
    2018-11-18 08:12

    "I would give everything I own to have them back just for a little while." - Ben Christmas, self-esteem, baby, death, family, family drama, relationships all in one novella!!Can't ask for more!!!Dina redeemed herself in this book! I DISLIKED her in "Dangerous Curves Ahead". She was immature, selfish, hurtful, jealous.In Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas we find out why Dina behaved so awful towards her sister, Ellis. Will Dina & Ellis make up? Or will they be the kind of sister who don't talk to each other? You will have to read it for yourself to find out :)We get to see Dina grow up & mature after she has a baby. She plans to find the baby's father & make sure he takes care of his son's need. (I wanted to give her five for that) But things don't always work out the way you want them to!!Instead, Dina & Ben end up getting to know each other. They become friends; they become close. This book was funny but emotional at same time. When Dina first gets there, she doesn't expect much from Ben. After the baby Dina is very self-concious about her body but Ben lets her know he loves of curves. Their banter made me smile!!"That's because I'm staring at your ass. It often leaves me speechless." - Ben Ben opens up to Dina; he has regrets. He misses his family. He teaches Dina about what's important and what isn't when it comes to life; to family. Dina feels like her family doesn't want her anymore after she did the unthinkable to Ellis.Will things change? Will Ben help Dina realize what is important at Christmas? Will Dina be able to get Ben into Christmas spirit?

  • Beverly Diehl
    2018-11-19 02:53

    Abandoned by her baby's father, Dina is out of money and options, but not spunk. Packing up 10-month old Dash, she takes a five day cross-country bus trip (thankfully endured off-screen) to track down the no-good and demand he kick in to support his son.Unfortunately, the only things Virgil (the no-good) is kicking are daisies, since he's dead. Luckily for Dina and Dash, Virgil's brother Ben is not only alive - and sexy - and sentimental, and he's also about ready to emerge from a long period of mourning.I received a free copy of this novella via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Note: my copy had considerable formatting issues, but I am assuming those have been corrected in the for-sale versions.Dina is brassy and sassy and speaks without a filter, which makes her hilarious. (And yes, she's also curvy, and self-conscious of having gone from dancer-thin to what many consider chubby, during and following pregnancy.)I loved Dina and Ben, and was very happy that, poor and desperate though she was/is, Dina didn't leap at Ben's proposal of marriage right off. Baby Dash... maybe a little TOO perfect, from looking exactly like his uncle, to never pitching a fit or having the runs or otherwise behaving like babies generally do when they are tired or stressed or in a strange environment, but I concede that it's POSSIBLE for a baby to be that adorable and "good."All in all though, this is a delightful short holiday read, with all the trimmings - snow, holiday decorations, family reconciliations... I will definitely be looking to read more from this author.

  • Deb
    2018-11-14 05:45

    It needs to be said, Don’t read this book first. Here is the reading order if you have not read this book yet.Book #1 Dangerous Curves AheadBook #2 Thrown for a CurveThen read : Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas.If there was a character that needed her story told it was Dina Gregory. Thank you Sugar Jamison for Dina’s story.My heart broke for Dina as I watched this character grow, I was able to enjoy her now and understand why she was who she was throughout the first books. Ms. Jamison lets her guard down with Dina. Wanting better for her own child she went to the last person she should. Can and will Dina trust him?Ben the devil in a sexy suit who had me from hello, he has his own story. Ms. Jamison created this character, that totally shocked me. The complexity of Ben is still a mystery. He is a shadow of a man who has lost so much in his life, could one stranger with a little package really make life more bearable or will he loose out again?Ms. Jamison one word about this couple…W.O.W! Even though I did feel Ben and Dina moved fast, it worked for these two. I am amazed with the depth and back fill you gave them. I never felt I need more from them. As for my song for Dina and Ben, what else would it be but, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”. I have to admit though as I was humming the tune as I wrote this review I added my own words. Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas.*smiles*Want to read more, go to : http://www.romanceswithalittlekick.co...

  • Sarah
    2018-11-20 06:55

    Gained free copy from NetGalley for review, didn't realise it was part of a set but reading the write up info on each book of the series they have different characters. It turns out the previous book is about the sister of the main character of this book but it didn't feel as though I needed to have read that book first, this book gave enough history to be read as a stand alone book.I really enjoyed this festive romance novel, though you knew the typical boy meets girl and they fall in love romance plot would be there it was nicely plotted out and pleasant to see unfold. I loved the down to earth manner of Dina it was refreshing to have the main female role not be a size eight polished elegant rich perfect catch for a billionaire and someone down to earth with a realistic look and manner, the conversational banter between the main characters was quite comical at times and often made me smile and chuckle to myself.Though it can be read as a stand alone novel I do find myself curious to find out what happened in book one that I missed featuring the sisters storyOverall short and sweet, lovely for over Christmas, thank you for the opportunity to read this for free it was much enjoyed.Edited to add....just finished reading book 1 about Ellis (Dina's sister) and in hindsight think the extra background would give more substance to this story and more insight to the life Dina has led up to the start of this book.

  • GinnyGallagher
    2018-10-25 08:46

    This is the first book that I have read by Sugar Jamison and it won’t be my last. I really loved her humor, characters, and writing style. Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas is a fantastic little story that left me with a big smile and a warm heart.I loved all the characters but the main character Dina was awesome. She is a person with a big mouth and an even bigger heart. She is down to earth and genuine and had me giggling several times during the book.The story is full of heart, charm, and touching moments but also has little surprises sprinkled throughout. I think the underlying message is one of acceptance and the importance of forgiving and forgetting the past in order to move forward into a happier future.Some of my favorite lines from the book…The pregnancy had been a wake-up call for her. The thirty-four years of her life before she became pregnant with Dash had been spent partying too much, destroying too much, not caring enough. Dash had changed all that. He made her want to become a better person.Dina: What if I can’t keep him happy? Dovie: You can try. And he will try. That’s what a relationship is. A lifetime spent trying to make each other happy.If you are looking for a great fast read give Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas by Sugar Jamison a shot. I think you will be happy that you did.**Originally posted on Gin's Book Notes**

  • Darci Goodman
    2018-11-03 05:00

    This review pertains to Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas, a Perfect Fit Novella, by Sugar Jamison. Thank you to St. Martin’s Press and Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review. I did not know this story was a part of a series until after I finished reading, and you do not feel lost while reading as a result. This fares very well as a standalone story. This was a charming quick read which really gets you in the holiday spirit. The story focuses on Dina and her infant son Dash. Dina travels east to gain support from the baby’s father, who quickly left after discovering Dina is pregnant. After getting to Virgil’s home, Dina meets Ben, Virgil’s brother and discovers Virgil has passed away. Ben, who lost his wife almost a decade before, has closed his life to love, but has always wanted children and the family name to live on. He proposes a marriage of convenience, and Dina and Dash stay. With lots of Christmas spirit and Winter Wonderland in the air, the two fall in love and start there Happy Ever After. The story is sweet and endering and you can’t help but cheer for this couple. I really enjoyed this book, and it was my first time reading this author. I look forward to reading more! Highly recommended to romance readers, especially those looking to get in the Christmas Spirit!

  • Norma
    2018-10-23 09:03

    Disclaimer: I received this book free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I did not receive any form of compensation.I had the pleasure of reviewing the first book in the series, Dangerous Curves Ahead, back in September. I am certainly glad that I didn't have to wait too long to get my hands on this novella.Just as I had thoroughly enjoyed Dangerous Curves Ahead, this book did not disappoint. Sugar Jamison has really mastered the craft of story telling. To be able to pack in such a story in only a few short pages (this book is novella length), is truly incredible.First, this book is about Dina and takes place about 2 years after Dangerous Curves Ahead. Dina had gotten pregnant and felt that she could no longer turn to her family since she had done nothing but behave like a spoiled brat in book one. However, being a mother has completely changed her. She finally realized what it meant to do something for others. She decides that she can not keep working double shifts in order to raise her son by herself. So she starts a journey to ask the baby's father for support. What she found was so much more!I absolutely loved this book! Just as I had the first story in the series. I can't believe we have to wait until Jan to read the next one. It won't get here fast enough. I really want to see what else happens to our friends.

  • dreamerinexile
    2018-10-22 01:53

    It's a 3.5 peeps!Okay, first I must add, I hated Dina, she was horrible to the people close to her, especially her baby sister. And she always told her that she loved her the most. I guess it's true what they say that you hurt the people you love the most. In this case, it has never been more true.For Dina's story we fast forward to I believe 2.5 years from the time we left Ellis with Mikey. Dina has changed for the better, thanks to a beautiful and smart 10-month-old baby boy. The baby's father is AWOL so she goes after him to make sure her son get's his due. But 'lo and behold when she reaches the threshold of her ex-lover, she finds herself confronted by the big brother, hot and grumpy Ben. Ben has been recluse since tragedy struck him 9 years ago and now he gets a breath of fresh air in the smart-alecky Dina. She's indeed changed, she's more responsible and definitely less self-absorbed now. I believe baby Dash has made mommy human which she always was but jealousy and self-doubt made her the bitch she was in the first book. All in all, this one was sweet and the relationship between Ben and Dina was sweet and to make matters really adorable was the addition of Dash, who I think was really, really smart. So peeps, if you want an easy read, go for this one. I give it a 3.5 star.