All’s Fair in Love and Christmas by Sarah Monzon Book Review

All's Fair in Love and Christmas by Sarah Monzon

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Are you looking for a sweet Christmas story to read this winter? Check out All’s Fair in Love and Christmas by Sarah Monzon.


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All’s Fair in Love and Christmas

Author: Sarah Monzon

Pub. Date: Sep. 5, 2023

Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance (Christmas)

Pages: 256

Rating: 3.5/5 stars

Spice: none

Content Warnings: social anxiety, early onset Alzheimer’s, panic attacks, mentions fatal car accident, & hospital scene


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 the raise will help him as a single guardian to his twin niece and nephew. 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 job isn’t the only thing he’ll end up losing to Mackenzie.


Spoiler-Free Book Review

Thank you to Bethany House Publishers and NetGalley for the digital ARC. All opinions are my own.

All’s Fair in Love and Christmas by Sarah Monzon is a heartwarming Christmas romance all about overcoming obstacles, stepping out of your comfort zone, and not passing judgment on people.


What I Liked

  • This book very much felt like a Christmas Hallmark movie (in all the best ways). It was not as predictable as a Hallmark movie, but it had the sweetness factor and typical Christmas traditions. I do feel like this book had a unique twist on the typical sweet Christmas book because of the difficult backstories and the main character with social anxiety.
  • I liked how faith was included in this story in a natural way. The main guy character was a total sweetheart and so patient with the main female character despite how hard social interactions were for her.


What I Didn’t Like

  • It wasn’t very memorable to me
  • The characters didn’t stand out

Final Thoughts

While this book might not be the most memorable story for me, I would still recommend it to anyone looking for a quick and sweet Christmas story to read this winter.


Where to Purchase

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