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Abby

After my sister and I lost our parents, life has been up in the air. The only thing we’ve been able to hold on to is our pact to spend every Christmas together, avoiding it like the plague. 

That’s exactly what I’m doing, when a deliciously dimpled man introduces himself the first day I arrive in Cringle Cove. 

There’s nothing wrong with making a friend, right? 

Until our easy friendship turns into a hellacious crush and a favor bred from nightmares. 

For the first time ever, I’d kill for a Christmas miracle.

Dex

For someone who loves everything about the holidays, mine are sure getting off to a terrible start.

The worst part? 

I promised my ex I wouldn’t tell a soul we’d ended things until we’re far away from Cringle Cove. At least, I’m in the most festive town in the country. If everything else goes to hell this week, I’ve got that.

I’m hiding out in a coffee shop when I see Abby. She’s awkward, sarcastic, and obviously miserable here. I’ve never wanted anyone more.

Keep a promise to your ex in exchange for a happy holiday? What the elf was I thinking?

What the Elf? is a multi-POV stand-alone with content intended for mature listeners.

©2018 Kate Benson (P)2019 Kate Benson

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  • Trisha C.
  • 29-11-2020

cute holiday romance

A cute story for the holidays. Flirty, fun, Christmas vacation romance. It brought a smile to my face.
Jillian Yetter narration was fun and delightful. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this story.
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  • Crystal
  • 19-03-2020

What the Elf

This was such a great book! I LOVED the narration too. I was so into the story. Dex and Abby were great for one another. such a mix match couple with one loving the Christmas holiday and the other absolutely hating it. I cant wait to hear more from this author.

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  • Michelle
  • 28-12-2019

Holiday cute

Ever since Abby lost her parents she has become anti-Christmas. Every year Abby meets up with her twin sister in their home town but this year she has a run in with Dex who loves the holidays. Dex broke up with his girlfriend but decided to not tell her family and went through with spending the season with her family.

They both meet up at one of the local coffee shops and find out they have a lot in common. Abby needs to find out if she’s capable of changing her heart.

Cute for a short story for the holidays. It’s a Hallmark story about someone who doesn’t believe in Hallmark movies!

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  • Donna
  • 28-12-2019

Enjoyed listening to this book

A short story but a must listen to book. It is full sisterly love and the narrator was amazing at both voices.

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  • Robin Puckett
  • 24-12-2019

Cute

I enjoyed this cute story. All Christmasy! Not a lot to it but it entertained it! And narration was good!

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  • Mary Dean
  • 24-12-2019

Christmas romance with all the holiday magic

This was a cute Christmas romance. I loved it! It was a quick listen/read. I was instantly engrossed in Dex and Abby meeting, their friendship, and their interactions turning into more. I have to totally hand it to Dex. He is a better person than me. If I was him I would have told my selfish ex to deal with things on her own. He was too good for her. I am glad that he found Abby. She definitely was the perfect woman for him. I love a good holiday story where one person is not in the spirit and the other shows them the magic. That was totally this story. I guarantee readers will fall in love with this couple right away. This story has every ounce of Christmas magic that we all love so much. A must read. And this narrator did a great job bringing it to life.

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  • shedevilreads Bookstagram
  • 23-12-2019

Holiday Romance

What the Elf? By Kate Benson is a Holiday Romance that I listened to on audio narrated by Jillian Yetter. This is the first book of Kate's that I have listened to and it definitely won’t be my last. Jillian did a great job on the narration. I loved that she used different voices/tones for the characters. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves Holiday Romances or a Sweet Romance.

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  • Mcarros
  • 11-11-2020

Cute

It’s definitely a short story. Was cute but wanted more! It thought the narrator did a really good job and will look for others books narrated by her for sure!

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  • Sophie Koufes
  • 26-09-2020

The Cringle Cove Christmas Chronicles Series

What the Elf? (The Cringle Cove Christmas Chronicles Series #5) is a Christmas Holiday Romance novella with holiday cheer. Tokd in dual pov, a sweet and fun listen.


Narrator Jillian Yetter's performance was smooth and easy to listen to. I loved her inflection.


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  • Angela
  • 23-09-2020

Quick and fun

Love this quick fun story. The lead character is spunky and fun and the writing was spot on for a short story. It has just enough details to make it great but it was over too soon.
I received this audiobook for free from AudiobooksUnleashed and this is my honest and voluntary review.

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  • Lisa Hahn
  • 10-12-2020

cute Christmas story

A cute Charming story of a scrooge and a holiday lover. Abby is not a fan of the holiday and Dex is. They meet in a coffee shop and chat. As they become friends, Abby gives him advice about is issues.
almost a hallmark movie but there was a few F bombs .

Narrator was new to me. She did a great job on the Characters. pleasant voice.

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  • Nat (🎧AudiobookObsession)
  • 08-07-2020

What the Elf?

This was a very short, fun flirty book.
The narration by Jillian Yetter was very well done.

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  • Nikki Costello
  • 13-04-2020

Fabulously Festive.

A fun and flirty, festive read from Kate Benson can I need to say that Jillian Yetter narrates it perfectly.
When Abby and Dex lock eyes over coffee sparks fly but can love follow?
A fabulous story to lose yourself in, you won't be disappointed.

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  • Leticia Crow
  • 07-04-2020

highly recommended!

i absolutely love it! I could not stop listening to it! i highly recommend this book!

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  • Audio Crazed Mari 🎧
  • 22-03-2020

cute short read

This book is short and ideal when starting the story at a doctor's office. this book was so much fun to listen to. I thoroughly enjoyed.

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  • Dektolia
  • 02-03-2020

Short stand alone story

This is the only book I've read by Kate Benson, as well as the only book I've read in the Cringle Cove series. It can be read as a stand alone.

I was about to call What the Elf a short, sweet story when I realized that while there are some sweet moments, there was also a lot of arguing, so sweet didn't feel like the right word. There were also some things that didn't entirely make sense or seemed to contradict each other (are two characters staying friends or never seeing each other again?), but setting that aside, I liked the story and the implied emphasis on integrity.

Jillian Yetter had a very unique and interesting performance and I liked her voice. The animated voice, especially with the arguments, gave it more of a young adult feel.

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  • PATRICIA
  • 21-02-2020

Post holiday fun!

I believe in Christmas all year long, so when I saw this, I got excited! A novella just long enough to keep the spirit alive and that is exactly what it does. Abby and her sister spend Christmas in Cringle Cove do hide from all the festivities since their parents died. When Abby stops in for coffee, she does not expect a present of sorts of her own. Dex loves Christmas, but this year it's a little agitated. His ex won't let him off the hook for family activities, so he is hiding out in the coffee shop. And that is when he spots his present! Abby and Dex are so much fun. Abby is sarcastic,just like me, so I absolutely loved her. Dex is just too nice, trying to please everyone and finding out that it's not that way life works. Their blossoming relationship from friendly to lovers is fun and festive. I love the multi POV's and enjoyed this seasonal tale. Narration by Jillian Yetter is spot on and entertaining!

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  • serenechaosnyc
  • 19-02-2020

Cute holiday short story

This is a cute holiday story. In fact, I giggled at the first line and throughout so if you're looking for a holiday story with really funny and sweet characters, this is a good book for you. I also love the hate-to-love Christmas type of stories. Dex is way too sweet- he agrees to continue to pretend to be still with his ex because it's so close to Christmas and she asked him to help her deal with her family. Abby hates Christmas and from their meeting, their playful banter shined. It is a short story and I thought that the end prior to the HEA was a little unrealistic but still, it was adorable and fun.

I listened to the audiobook. The narrator, Jillian Yetter, is new to me but she was good. I liked her vocal modulation which is perfect for a playful fun book like this. However, as this is a dual POV, it would be best to also have a male narrator; her male voice was a little off but I liked that she tried.

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  • 13-02-2020

Great short read/listen

This storyline is so cute. I really enjoyed the relationship these characters build. Likeable characters with great chemistry.
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  • Lien van Kaam
  • 29-12-2019

loved it

Sweet story. I loved it. This is my first book written by Kate Benson but I'll definitely listen to more of them

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