A Modern Day Fairy Tale

Faith. Family. Fiction. Fun.

Single All the Way by Kate Watson: A Book Review

 *Book received for consideration. All thoughts are my own.

When a secret billionaire and his obnoxious(ly pretty) upstairs neighbor get stuck together on an elevator, their sparks could light a Christmas tree.


I go through crushes faster than a kid goes through presents on Christmas morning.

But when I crash into my annoying(ly hot) nemesis and we get stuck on the elevator during a blackout, the last thing I expect is to develop feelings for him. Nate Cruz is opinionated, a stickler for justice, talks with his hands, and is the space heater keeping me safe while we’re stuck on this freezing metal box.

He’s also the first person to ever push past my defense mechanisms and see me as more than “the girl who messes up everything” that my family sees. And when the blackout ends and we’re back in the real world, he’s the first person to ever stand up to my family…for me.

Now that I’ve fallen for Nate, I’m determined not to mess up things with him, and I know exactly how: we’ll fake date to get through the holidays.

Because a fake relationship can’t leave me brokenhearted on Christmas.



Juliet Shippe is the loudest, most obnoxious(ly pretty) upstairs neighbor in the world.

But after six hours on an elevator with her, I’m fighting feelings deeper than I’m willing to admit. And after the power is restored and she manages to drag me to my apartment and give me my insulin shot, I’m all in.

When Jules suggests I come to her identical twin’s wedding as her “fake date,” I agree, but only if she comes to my ultra ambitious parents' holiday party as my real one.

Because I know the truth she’s too scared to admit: she isn’t faking. And I’ll do everything I can to help her realize it.

All I want for Christmas is Jules.

Single All the Way is a sweet closed door romantic comedy in the vein of your favorite festive Hallmark movie, but with more swooning and a lot more banter. Happily ever after guaranteed!

Kate Watson is a fan of cheeky romantic comedies and delightfully witty banter. Originally from Canada, she attended college in the States and holds a BA in Philosophy from Brigham Young University. A lover of travel, speaking in accents, and experiencing new cultures, she has lived in Israel, Brazil, Utah, the American South, and she now calls Arizona home.

She started writing at six years old and sold her first book, "The Heart People," for $0.25 to her parents. It received rave reviews. Since then, she's written many books, including the acclaimed Off Script, a 2020 Junior Library Guild selection. She writes stories full of heart, humor, and happily-ever-afters.

She is currently living her own happily-ever-after with her super cute husband and their four wild and wonderful kids. She runs on caffeine, fumes, and Jesus.

What happens when you find yourself trapped in an elevator with the annoying neighbor you're always battling for a parking space? Well, as any romcom reader knows--- you start to fall for them, of course! 

This was such a fun holiday read! Right from the start, I just found myself loving these characters. Their first true meet cute made me laugh out loud... and that was only the first of many times throughout the story. Despite all those laughs though, there were also a lot of really heartfelt moments too that are certainly going to stick with me. The chemistry between Nate and Juliet was fantastic, but more than anything I loved seeing how they saw and stood up for each other despite their very short acquaintance. I know that not everyone is into the idea of insta-love, and if that's true for you, this might not be your top pick... but honestly, I love it! This one was done very well and despite its shorter timeline (and book length), it didn't feel rushed for this story. I could not get enough! I've yet to read anything by Kate Watson that I didn't absolutely love... and this is no exception. 

Single All the Way is a closed-door romance with kisses only and no language. 


Contact Form (Do not remove it)

back to top