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Kiss Her Once for Me

By Alison Cochrun
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Publisher Description

Winner of Lambda Literary Award for Best LGBTQ+ Romance
A Best New Holiday Romance by PopSugar, BuzzFeed, Refinery29, and more!

The author of the “swoon-worthy debut” (Harper’s Bazaar) The Charm Offensive returns with a festive romantic comedy about a woman who fakes an engagement with her landlord…only to fall for his sister.

One year ago, recent Portland transplant Ellie Oliver had her dream job in animation and a Christmas Eve meet-cute with a woman at a bookstore that led her to fall in love over the course of a single night. But after a betrayal the next morning and the loss of her job soon after, she finds herself adrift, alone, and desperate for money.

Finding work at a local coffee shop, she’s just getting through the days—until Andrew, the shop’s landlord, proposes a shocking, drunken plan: a marriage of convenience that will give him his recent inheritance and alleviate Ellie’s financial woes and isolation. They make a plan to spend the holidays together at his family cabin to keep up the ruse. But when Andrew introduces his new fiancée to his sister, Ellie is shocked to discover it’s Jack—the mysterious woman she fell for over the course of one magical Christmas Eve the year before. Now, Ellie must choose between the safety of a fake relationship and the risk of something real.

Perfect for fans of Written in the Stars and One Day in December, Kiss Her Once for Me is the queer holiday rom-com that you’ll want to cozy up with next to the fire.

443 Reviews

Thumbs Up“It was nice to read a Christmas romcon the beginning of summer lol. I’ve never read any books that are LGBT and this was a nice intro to that genre! I loved the references to different artists that I enjoy and seeing them fall for each other. It was a cute holiday read.”
Characters change and growColorful personalitiesWhimsical
Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes“I’m a slow reader but actually read this within 160 days (with breaks here and there). I was really invested in the characters and had to take breaks to convince myself things were okay. I really enjoyed the book, both for the heartwarming loves and for the funny commentary throughout. I appreciate these characters’ individual personalities and their growth. I wish there was (or could be?? 🫣) a sequel because I will miss these characters already! I might have to read it again this winter ❄️ !”
Characters change and growColorful personalitiesLikable charactersMorally ambiguousRelatable charactersBeautifully writtenHeartbreakingTwistyComicalMotivational
Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes“This book was like a Holiday Hallmark movie for me! But I am totally here for it! Thank you for the people who read it! ❤️”
Believable charactersColorful personalitiesDiverse charactersMulti-layered charactersEasy to readRomanticImmersive settingLightheartedMade me cry
Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes“my absolute favorite holiday romance”
CuteLikable charactersRelatable charactersEasy to readFunny writingWitty banterRomanticFeel good
Slightly Smiling Face“ellie’s severe anxiety through every situation was familiar and comforting. to have it painted out for me that as a queer, very damaged woman i can still be loved healed something i didn’t know was broken”
Believable charactersMulti-layered charactersBeautifully writtenHeartbreakingRomanticMade me cryMeaningfulFlat charactersStereotypical characters

About Alison Cochrun

Alison Cochrun is a former high school English teacher and a current writer of queer love stories, including The Charm Offensive and Kiss Her Once for Me. She lives outside of Portland, Oregon, with two giant dogs, her small wife, and too many books. You can find her online at AlisonCochrun.com or on Instagram as @AlisonCochrun.

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