• The Holiday Ex-Files

  • By: Jennifer Peel
  • Narrated by: Stefanie Kay
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (46 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Once upon a time, people called me the holiday queen. But catching my husband under the Christmas tree with another woman kind of did something to me. Like make me digitally crop him out of all our wedding photos and post them online. Who knew that post would go viral? Thanks to all the requests I received to do the same for other jilted partners, I started a new business called the Holiday Ex-Files. And I couldn’t be happier. Well...at least I’m not unhappy. 

Then along comes my ex-husband’s best friend, Noah Cullen. Yep, like the vampires. He’s extremely gorgeous like them, too. He has a plan to help me believe in the magic of holidays again. But the more I’m around him, the more I begin to think he’s the magical one, and that perhaps I picked the wrong best friend to begin with. Maybe, just maybe, it will be a very merry Christmas after all.

Get ready for a laugh-out-loud, heartwarming holiday rom-com, perfect for any season, by USA Today best-selling author Jennifer Peel.

©2021 Jennifer Peel (P)2021 Jennifer Peel

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new to me

both narrator and author are new to me. both did an excellent job. I LOVED this story. so much. I wish I had this story 7 years ago when I lost my sparkle. I will definitely listen to this one again. the narrator did such a good job of bringing miss sparkle to life. really good

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I loved this one!!

I don't know how to begin this review other than to say I LOVED this book!! I listened to the audiobook which is fantastic thanks to the narrator Stefanie Kay, who perfectly captured Cami and her inner voice Miss Sparkles.

Cami loved all holidays, especially Christmas, until her ex ruined it for her and now no one is even allowed to say the "C" word around her. It's been 3 years since she divorced her cheating husband, who also happens to be her best friend Mara's brother. Thankfully Mara and Cami's relationship didn't go down in flames like Cami's marriage. Anyway, Cami took her heartache and turned into a profitable business and a popular blog--The Ex-Filers.

Noah was a friend of Cami and her ex before the divorce, and he wants to be friends with Cami again. He's sweet and adorable, and I love how he uses Cami's ex-files services to get close to her. I also loved how he talked to Cami's neurotic pooch. He's so patient with Cami while she resolves the lingering issues from her divorce.

I LOVED Cami's relationship with her BFF Mara! Everyone needs a friendship like those two have. They always support each other and yet know when to give that little push we sometimes need. Mara was all for Cami listening to Miss Sparkles, who was snarky and so much fun. I LOVED all the little holiday epilogues--it made me so happy to see Cami getting her sparkle back.

Jennifer Peel has written another winner. I'll definitely be reading/listening to this one again.

Again the narrator does a fantastic job!! I laughed out loud and then other times I felt near tears for Cami thanks to the talents of Stefanie Kay.

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Very Enjoyable Book!

This book was a very enjoyable listen. Both the Author and the Narrator did an outstanding job. Ms. Sparkles' point of view was quite entertaining. I will definitely be listening to this Author and Narrator again!

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Heart wrenching and heart warming at the same time

I loved this story! It made me feel so many emotions as Cami went through the enotions: happiness, longing, sadness, heartbreak, anger thankfulness and joy. This book really will take you on the full emotional rollercoaster.

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Engaging swoony romance

This is such an entertaining, fun, swoony romance! Jennifer Peel’s writing is amazing. Her characters have humor and heart. You will find yourself rooting for them. I loved Cami’s humorous Ex-Filer’s posts. I loved everything about Noah! I adore this story! Stefanie Kay did a great job narrating the story, and I highly recommend it!

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Loved It!!

Funny & charming story, wonderful narration, and Ms. Sparkles will keep you giggling. I loved it & highly recommend!

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Loved this book!

I absolutely loved this book and the narrator did such an amazing job bringing the story to life! This story makes you laugh,cry, cheer, yell, pretty much have all the emotions. What a fun read and listen for the Christmas holiday!

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funny, clean and worth it

This author never disappoints! I am always giddy with excitement when I see one of her books available. she just does such a good job.
The narration is nice and easy to listen to. No voices make me cringe so that's a plus. I always recommend her books.

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Holiday Smiles All Around!

I sometimes have a hard time with holiday-themed books. For me, they have to strike the right balance between having enough of the holiday feeling to justify the classification, but at the same time not being so heavy-handed that it feels like the holiday itself takes over the story. This book strikes that balance so well. We have a fantastic story with great characters,a sprinkling of holiday magic, and hilarious moments all wrapped into one. The narrator did such a great job and i enjoyed the performance of the audio book as well.

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Spunky Fun and Sexy!!!

Where to start?! I love the characters and cleverness of this book. Legit had me laughing out loud at points and fanning myself at other. The characters are so lovable and easy to connect with. Seriously fantastic work! 👏🏽🤩🥰

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  • Rae West
  • 01-06-22

4.5 stars - entertaining, though more of a dramedy

Cami is divorced from her psychologically abusive, unfaithful ex-husband, but she's still something of a basket case. Accept upfront that this character needs a good therapist but is going to get the main of it from her prospective love interest - and a bit from supportive parents as well - instead. (It's true people were overcoming trauma before there were psychologists & counsellors, so it's not impossible, but it's difficult not to think she might have bounced back a little faster & without manufacturing a split ID) If you can let that go, it's an enjoyable ride.

Cami's aggressively single now and has lost her enthusiasm for life. Noah was her ex's best friend, but now he'd rather be hers. He wants to help her pick up the pieces and find healing. With him. She's a little frustratingly obtuse, though it has to be acknowledged that her self esteem really is subterra at this point.

The idea of Noah helping Cami work through her holiday phobias with exposure therapy is a fun one. And the secondary characters were entertaining. I particularly loved the dogs who were rather like their owners. Noah can't heal Cami, but he motivates her to finally want to find healing and provides her with incredible support. It's a touching story of love as self donation.

All in all, a sweet cuppa happy!