About the Book
Two workplace rivals. One festive competition. And a romance that upends it all.
Every December two things are guaranteed for graphic designer Mackenzie Graham–Christmas celebrations and the annual promotion at her workplace. Those two things are by no means mutually exclusive. In fact, the better an employee is at harnessing the Christmas spirit, the more likely they’ll win the new job. With her social anxiety, Mackenzie never thought she’d be a contender in her company’s holiday competition, so how exactly has she found herself dueling her workplace crush with wrapping paper tubes and using tinsel as her weapon of choice for a much-needed raise?
Jeremy Fletcher’s life is meticulously planned out, including how to win this year’s promotion at work. Not only will the new position fulfill some of his career goals, but as a single guardian to his twin niece and nephew, he needs the salary increase to support his family. Jeremy has barely noticed Mackenzie Graham around the office, but now that she’s his rival, he can’t stop thinking about her. Her quirkiness intrigues him, and he’s afraid that if he can’t get his head on straight, the promotion isn’t the only thing he’ll end up losing to Mackenzie.
In My Opinion
An office competition/romance at the holidays is the driving plot in All’s Fair in Love and Christmas by Sarah Monzon.
On the surface, Jeremy and Mackenzie are nothing alike. She’s quiet with severe social anxiety. He’s outgoing and driven. When they are pitted against each other for a promotion, things get interesting.
Monzon does a wonderful job of showing readers how Mackenzie’s mind works—what things paralyze her, how she overthinks things, and those situations that make her freeze—all while showing her female heroine’s good heart.
Jeremy took a little longer to warm up to, but as soon as we got to know him more, Mackenzie’s crush on him makes sense.
If you’re needing a quick Christmas read that is like a warm hug, look no further than All’s Fair in Love and Christmas.
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