Host for the Holidays (2022)

About the Book

Book: Host for the Holidays

SeriesChristmas Escape #2

Author: Martha Keyes

Release Date: October 26, 2022

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Christmas Lit

Madi is counting on Paris’s reputation as the City of Love. Now she just needs to figure out if it’s old love or new love…


After two years and zero proposals, my relationship could use a little spark. Paris during the holidays seems like just the ticket—one perfect, final opportunity for my boyfriend to take things to the next level.

The fact that he’s rented me the tiny servant quarters in the apartment of a very good-looking Frenchman is . . . puzzling. And when he asks that Frenchman to take me around the city while he’s busy at work trainings? Color me confused.

Is this some sort of pre-engagement test? If so, I’m not sure I’m doing too hot.


Offering to host my friend’s vacation rental means making sure the first review is five solid, sparkling stars. When the guest who shows up is a beautiful American woman, I’m thinking my task might be more enjoyable than I thought. Until I find out she has a boyfriend. Madi deserves to have an amazing time in Paris, though, so I’m more than happy to oblige when the guy asks me to show her the city.

It’s cool. I’m cool. This is all for that five-star review…

Host for the Holidays is a closed door romance full of fun, chemistry, and a generous dash of the magic of Paris.

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My Thoughts

Host for the Holidays by Martha Keyes is a really fun, super sweet Contemporary Romance that I loved. I had so much fun devouring this delightful read. Like book one in this series, Host for the Holidays is an escape-for-the-holidays story. This time, the reader is transported to Paris, France during the Christmas season. My favorite aspect to this novel is Keyes’s characterization of her three unique main characters: Madi, Remy, and Paris, France. I’ll start with Paris. I’ve never been to Paris, but I have always envisioned it to be a city unlike any other place on this earth. The way Keyes depicts Paris makes it sound phenomenal. I would love to see the Eiffel Tower light up the way Madi sees it. The camembert and baguette that Madi eats every morning sounds divine. And the various museums and gardens Madi and Remy visit are now definite must-go places on my Bucket List. I think I fell in love with Paris after reading this story! As far as Madi and Remy go, I loved them immediately. Their attraction is prompt and their journey to friendship and love is well-paced and totally believable. As far as each character goes, Madi is delightful. She is sweet, talented, and brave. And Remy is perfect. He is kind, understanding, and pays attention to details. Together, they are one of my favorite Contemporary Romance couples ever. I love how they bring out the best in each other. At the start of this story, Madi has some hang-ups. She knows she does and wants to fix them, but she just hasn’t had any success…until Remy. Remy is a calming influence. It’s safe to make mistakes or have mini freak-outs around him as he never, ever judges Madi or looks down on her as if something is wrong with her. This allows Madi to learn from her fears and phobias and grow. And it’s not just Madi who is transformed. Remy comes to realize some of his own truths as well and makes the necessary changes that allow him to become the best version of himself. I really love how great Madi and Remy are for one another. They make a great team!

Host for the Holidays is a really fun read. I thoroughly enjoyed my time reading this story and I highly recommend it. If you are in the mood for a well-written, highly engaging Romance that will transport you to Paris, France, check out Host for the Holidays today. You will love it, too!

I purchased a copy of this novel in eBook form from on November 17, 2022, in order to review. In no way has this influenced my review. The opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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