Review: “Single and Ready to Jingle” by Piper Rayne

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Steam: 🔥🔥🔥

Release Date: November 15th, 2022

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The girl who loves Christmas falls for the Grinch—it’s a Christmas miracle.

What started as a dumpster fire of a blind date turns into a deal.

In truth, it probably didn’t help that I showed up dressed like an elf but that’s a story for another time. Our start was rocky at best which is why it’s so frustrating that I can’t stop thinking about his sexy British accent. Or the way his chest and arms fill out his suit. Or his perfect hair with that single streak of grey at the front.

Santa likes lists and so do I, so here’s all the reasons why Andrew and I aren’t right for each other:

He’s my brother’s best friend
He’s the biggest grump I’ve ever met.
He hates Christmas.

That last one is big for a girl like me who thinks that the entire month of December should be a national holiday. So, when he calls for my help in planning his firm’s holiday party, I can’t pass up the opportunity to grow my small business. Bonus, we make a deal, and he agrees to attend three holiday events with me so I can make him fall in love with Christmas. As if I’d pass up an opportunity to make a Grinch’s heart grow three times its size.

It isn’t long until I discover Andrew has a very real reason to hate Christmas and I start to see him in a different light. That’s when the Christmas miracle begins.


As a long time Piper Rayne fan, I was excited when they announced that they’d written a holiday romance. I’m not one for Christmas in real life, but I love reading about people falling in love during the holidays. And obviously when one of my favourite author duos decides to dip their toes into the subgenre, I’m going to be there. This one was fun and enjoyable, lighthearted with a little bit of family drama tossed in for good measure. But on the whole, it did what it was supposed to do—remind me that the holidays are coming!

In Single and Ready to Jingle, you’ll find:

✨ brother’s best friend

✨ fake relationship!

✨ idiots to lovers

✨ grumpy x sunshine

✨ sexy, charming British hero

✨ fun, enthusiastic heroine

✨ opposites attract hard!

✨ the holidays in nyc

Kenzie, like most single people these days, is having a tough time finding love. Dating apps keep letting her down and blind dates are exhausting. So when she matches with someone on a new kind of app that keeps everything on the downlow so your decision to meet them is based on your connection, she jumps at the chance. Except, she shows up to their first date in an elf costume because an event she was working/planning ran late. And as luck would have it, the man she’s meeting is growly and grumpy about Christmas. They proceed to have the most awkward meet-cute and first date, which then turns into both of them needing each other to get people off their backs. Sure, there’s also the even more awkward thing about Andrew being the best friend of Kenzie’s brother who she’s not very close to, but loves anyway.

What I really liked about this book was that Kenzie and Andrew might be attracted to each other on a physical level, but their personalities clash constantly. Kenzie’s taken it upon herself to introduce Andrew to the wonders and magic of Christmas, while he’s trying to do everything in his power to stop her from doing so. But he goes along with it, because Kenzie’s pretty relentless. I loved the friendship they built and the whole keeping a secret from her brother thing was entertaining to read too. They took their time getting to where they needed to go and I appreciated that they didn’t just jump into bed despite everything they were feeling.

Do I think this could have been a little shorter? Possibly. But I still enjoyed the heck out of it and desperately want to get myself some of those punny sweaters that Kenzie was wearing. 

Thanks to Valentine PR for generously providing me with an advance copy. I am voluntarily leaving an honest review.

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