The Ex-Mas Holidays (Paperback)
It’s hard to escape your ex when you’re working together over Christmas in the Scottish Highlands, but being stuck together might be the best possible present in this sparkling new contemporary romance.
Maya Bashir is dreading her drive home for Christmas and having to explain that she's just left her high-paying job and a long-term relationship, so a brief detour to her friend’s festive party doesn’t seem like such a bad idea. Until Maya walks in to find the last person she wants to see. Sam, the boy who broke her heart eight years ago. And he’s serving drinks. Naked.
Sam Holland is working an extra job on the sly to help his friend get by. But little did he expect Maya Bashir to come barrelling back into his life, learning about his secret side-hustle and taking back her old job alongside him at his daytime role as a ski instructor on the slopes of the Scottish Highlands.
As both Sam and Maya realize that their reason for heartbreak so many years ago wasn’t entirely as it seemed, they must learn to stand up for what they want the most…or else miss their second chance at love.
About the Author
Zoe Allison is a graduate of the RNA’s New Writers’ Scheme. Alongside her day jobs as a doctor and a writer, she started a TikTok account in 2021 where she regularly shares comedic sketches based on writing, and the romance genre in particular.
“The Ex-Mas Holidays has all the Christmas trimmings: snowy ski slopes, sparkling lights, and family drama, not to mention all the hot cocoa you can drink!”—Amy E. Reichert, author of Once Upon a December
"The Ex-Mas Holidays is a burst of sunshine for the season. Zoe Allison captures the magic of second chance romance with characters whose chemistry is undeniable and whose growth is endearing. Do yourself a favor and snuggle up with this book as the weather turns chilly."—Denise Williams, author of Do You Take This Man
"The Ex-Mas Holidays is the perfect winter read—warm and cosy and packed with feels and festive fun. I’m completely in love with Glenavie, and with its residents! I can’t wait to read more from Zoe in the future."—Katherine Dyson, author of Lily Bennett's Bucket List
"Zoe Allison has written a truly gorgeous Christmasy nearly lovers-to-enemies-to-friends-to-lovers story that will remind you just what happiness is."—Lucy Keeling, author of Just Friends in Vegas
"Fans of this genre, and Christmas novels, will love this one."—RedCarpetCrash