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Spicy Romance Book Club Discusses A Merry Little Meet Cute by Julie Murphy and Sierra Simone


How Would You Rate December's Pick?

  • 5 - Perfection

  • 4

  • 3 - It was okay, but would not read again

  • 2


Bee Hobbes (aka Bianca Von Honey) has a successful career as a plus-size adult film star. With a huge following and two supportive moms, Bee couldn't ask for more. But when Bee's favorite producer casts her to star in a Christmas movie he's making for the squeaky-clean Hope Channel, Bee's career is about to take a more family-friendly direction.

Forced to keep her work as Bianca under wraps, Bee quickly learns this is a task a lot easier said than done. Though it all becomes worthwhile when she discovers her co-star is none other than childhood crush Nolan Shaw, an ex-boy band member in desperate need of career rehab. Nolan's promised his bulldog manager to keep it zipped up on set, and he will if it means he'll be able to provide a more stable living situation for his sister and mom.

But things heat up quickly in Christmas Notch, Vermont, when Nolan recognizes his new co-star from her ClosedDoors account (oh yeah, he's a member). Now Bee and Nolan are sneaking off for quickies on set, keeping their new relationship a secret from the Hope Channel's execs. Things only get trickier when the reporter who torpedoed Nolan's singing career comes snooping around--and takes an instant interest in mysterious newcomer Bee.

And if Bee and Nolan can't keep their off-camera romance behind the scenes, then this merry little meet cute might end up on the cutting room floor.


Discussion Questions

  • How believable was the set up of the plot? Were you able to easily suspend reality and enjoy the story?

  • Was the relationship between Bee and Nolan realistic?

  • How did the pacing impact your reading experience? Were there moments that were too fast or too slow?

  • How did the setting of Christmas Notch, VT contirbute to the atmosphere of the story?

  • How would you rate this on the cheesines scale?

  • Discuss the theme of healing your innter child - what are examples of this theme in the book?

  • Discuss the theme of having a healthy relationship with sex - Bee is a sex worker, and this viewed positively by her moms, peers, and Nolan, talk of consent, Nolan telling Bee not to suck in her stomach during sex, doing things "out of order", the girl finishing twice, things not being perfect but still enjoyable (dry humping to completion)

  • Where did you see lgbtq+ representation? (Bee's moms, Luca and Angel, Bee and Nolan are both bisexual, Gretchen and Pearl)

  • Did anyone else laugh out loud during this book? Drunk Bee was such a fun scene!

  • Are Bee and Nolan endgame?

  • Would you read more of this series? Would you read more from either of the two authors?

  • Who would you want to see pair up in the sequel?

  • Did you notice distinctive writing elements from each of the authors?

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