Saturday, December 28, 2019

FREE BOOK: “Something Real (An Indecent Apposal, #1)” by Emma Ashe


When tech billionaire, Adam Dreyer, signed up for An Indecent Apposal
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She chases away every shadow living in his soul.

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Now they just have to find a way to survive.

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Friday, December 27, 2019

BOOK BLITZ for "Can’t Buy Me Love (Sinclair Sisters Trilogy, #3)" by Janet Elizabeth Henderson

Can’t Buy Me Love
(Sinclair Sisters Trilogy, #3)
by Janet Elizabeth Henderson

Publication date:
December 25th, 2019
Genres: Adult, Comedy, Contemporary, Romance
Three awesome series meet in one explosive book! 
It turned out hell was a small town in the Scottish Highlands. Oh, sure, the locals called it Invertary, but Agnes Sinclair knew better—the town even had an old woman everyone called Satan. If that wasn’t a sign she was in hell, she didn’t know what was. All Agnes had ever wanted was to get out of Scotland, and now she was stuck there with no escape. And all because of one teeny, tiny incident (he totally deserved it!) that got her blacklisted in the hotel industry. Now, her only career option is managing a hotel owned by a guy who looks like Disco Santa, in a town where everyone marched to their own damn beat. And, as if being trapped in hell wasn’t bad enough, a spate of thefts at the hotel makes the owner call in a member of Benson Security to help her get to the bottom of them. Agnes doesn’t need help. She especially doesn’t need it from a sexy single father whose every breath tempts her to reevaluate what she wants out of life. A man who makes her wonder if Invertary is where she truly belongs. 
***This is a full length, standalone romance with an HEA.***

**It includes characters from the Invertary (Scottish Highlands) series and the Benson Security series.**

*You don’t need to have read any other books in any series to enjoy this one!*

Excerpt:

This is the start of the book, where we find out the heroine is in a job she doesn’t want and the hotel she works in has been suffering a spate of thefts since she started. No clues for guessing who’s suspect number one! So, the hotel owner calls in a member of the local security team to look into things. And Logan and Agnes do NOT hit it off!

It turned out the Catholics were right—purgatory was real. And it was a small town in the Scottish Highlands. Oh, sure, the locals called it Invertary, but Agnes Sinclair knew better. She wasn’t fooled by the picturesque loch or the rows of crooked white houses. Invertary was where souls came to have the hope sucked out of them—or whatever it was that happened in purgatory. Not being Catholic, Agnes wasn’t sure what went on there, but with a name like purgatory, it couldn’t be good. All she knew for sure was that she’d only been in town for three weeks, and already she’d lost the will to live.
“You called a security firm to investigate me?” She glared at her new boss, Dougal Jamieson, the owner of Invertary’s only hotel, and he didn’t even squirm.
He tugged down his red tartan waistcoat, which he’d teamed with a pink button-down shirt, and glared back. “I called them in to investigate the thefts. The ones you informed me were happening. Was I supposed to ignore them?”
“You were supposed to let me do my job and investigate them myself. That’s why you employed a hotel manager. To free you up to take care of the pub and build your new conference center.” The conference center that was still in the planning stage because the land Dougal needed to build it was being held hostage by an old woman the town called Satan. Which seemed appropriate, because if this was truly purgatory, Satan should live in it. Right? She really needed to find a Catholic and have them explain this stuff to her.
“You might be the day-to-day manager, but this is still my business,” Dougal snapped.
It was clear to Agnes, after only three weeks in the job, that Dougal didn’t actually want to let go of the responsibility of managing his hotel. So he’d taken to managing her instead.
In detail.
Every.
Single.
Day.
His micromanagement was beginning to make her skin crawl, and the urge to gag him and lock him in a closet grew stronger by the minute.
Dougal’s white brows furrowed as he huffed a breath that made his matching mustache and beard flutter. Her boss was Santa dressed as Elton John, with a booming voice and a deep Highland burr. Talking to him was like having a bad acid trip.
It was on the tip of her tongue to demand to know why he’d hired her when he seemed so set on doing the job himself. But Agnes already knew the answer—her sister’s husband had talked him into it. Yep, that’s how pathetic she’d become. Even though she’d spent ten years studying part time to get a degree in hotel management and had countless hours of practical experience under her belt, she needed her sister to find her a job.
There were days, like this one, when she second-guessed the decision that’d landed her in her current predicament. She’d been offered a job managing a large hotel that was part of a famous chain, and all she’d had to do to secure the position was have sex with the owner. Agnes had politely declined, kicking his nuts into next week as she did so. Less than twenty-four hours later, she’d been blacklisted throughout the entire UK hotel network. Which had led her to this moment—a face-off with disco Santa.
She should have had sex with the creepy hotel owner.
Taking a fortifying breath, she reached deep for what little patience ran in her genes. “I know this is your hotel, and I understand that I work for you. But I just want the opportunity to do my job before you decide you need someone else to do it for me.”
“This isn’t a judgment of your abilities.” Dougal’s voice reverberated off the walls. “It’s an attempt to give you some help. Benson Security can investigate the thefts while you manage the hotel.”
What was left hanging in the air between them was the fact the bulk of the thefts had only started when she’d arrived in Invertary. She looked her boss straight in the eye. “I’m not the one stealing from you.”
He smacked a beefy hand on her desk. “Did I say that?” He turned to the man leaning in the doorway. The man Agnes had been steadily ignoring since he’d arrived with her boss ten minutes earlier. “Did I, at any point, suggest my manager was stealing from me?”
Agnes tossed her long, straight blonde hair over her shoulder, folded her arms over her gray suit jacket, and tapped her toe. Yes, what exactly did the almighty ‘security specialist’ think of this situation?
The corner of the man’s mouth quirked as he uncrossed his arms and ankles and stepped into the room. At about five foot eight or nine, he wasn’t massively tall, but he would still tower over her. He wore a black long-sleeved tee with the sleeves pushed up, a pair of dark blue jeans, and brown suede boots. His thick, mahogany hair, shorter at the sides, was pulled back in a rough right parting. He reminded her of a younger Tom Cruise. Only with a nose that’d been broken at some point and set crooked. They shared the same lean, muscled physique, and the same amused sparkle in their eyes.
“What I think,” he said, “is that we all need to take a step back and calm down.”
And that was all she needed to hear to know he was an ex-cop—it was in his tone. The same tone she’d heard many times over the years. Perfect. This was just what she needed.


Author Bio:
Janet is a Scot who moved to New Zealand fifteen years ago. Among other things, she’s been an artist, a teacher, a security guard at a castle, a magazine editor, and a cleaner in a drop in center for drug addicts (NOT the best job!). She now writes full-time and is working on her 19th book. Her books have won several awards, including the Daphne du Maurier award for excellence in mystery and suspense. When she isn’t living in her head, she raises two kids, one husband, and several random animals. She survives on chocolate and caffeine. 

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Thursday, December 26, 2019

BOOK REVIEW for "The Perfect Brew" by Jo-Ann Carson


An unexpected inheritance turns Cassie Black’s world upside-down, and she finds herself the owner of a sentient coffee-house that comes with an inter-dimensional portal and a side of ancient curse. When Cassie is summoned to attend the funeral of her great-aunt, Ophelia, she finds the picturesque village on the edge of the ocean is not at all what it seems. Her benefactor’s death is suspicious, and to make matters worse, after Ophelia’s lawyer explains her will to Cassie, he drops dead in a plate of cookie crumbs. That makes two unexplained deaths, which is two too many for a good witch to swallow.

Up to her neck in mysteries, and weighed down with a curse, Cassie canvases the town to find the murderer. Of course, there are many unusual suspects, a tall, dark and annoying human detective keeps getting in her way, and a seductive warlock offers his assistance.

Will Cassie catch the villain before he kills again? Will she be able to free herself from the curse? Will Sid, her beloved cat familiar with a naughty mind, convince her to play dirty with the boys?

This is the first story in The Perfect Brew paranormal, cozy mystery series, set in the modern world where magic remains hidden or at least tries to. There’s no sex or violence on the page, but be prepared for some serious romance, mystery, and magic. The Perfect Brew can be read as a stand-alone.
 

~ BOOK REVIEW for The Perfect Brew ~

***(3) out of 5 Stars!

This was kind of a fun, quirky read.  Cassie gets drawn in to a slew of things he never saw coming and isn't at all prepared for, but she manages to handle most of them with great care.  

This is a series starter, so there is a lot of backstory and world-building that occurs.  Still, the overall story kind of falls flat.  There just doesn't seem to be as much substance to things as there could be, and the problems don't seem to be as worrisome or urgent as you would think they should.

The characters were all kind of flat, and I had a hard time relating to any of them.  And I really don't understand the whole love triangle thing, because none of them seemed to have much of a connection.  

Overall, this book wasn't great, but it was okay for a quick read when you want something vaguely in the paranormal mystery arena but also very light.  I wouldn't mind trying future volumes in the series to see if it improves any.

I received a free eBook copy of this title from NetGalley, 
and have willingly provided an honest review. 

Monday, December 23, 2019

BOOK BLITZ for "Out of Range (Ranger Ops, #6)" by Em Petrova

Out of Range
(Ranger Ops, #6)
by Em Petrova

Publication date:
December 23rd, 2019
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense
Arielle Jackman grew up as an Army brat—and then she became an Army wife. Now she’s widowed and looking for something she’s never had… roots. Back in her favorite Texas town, she’s teaching middle-schoolers, and since she and her husband never had any, she considers them all her kids. But the evenings are lonely, and Arielle’s wondering if she should get out and make some friends. Then friendship finds her again, in the form of an old childhood acquaintance, Cavanagh Wraggs. 
Known as a weapon of mass destruction for the Ranger Ops team, Cav is always neck-deep in danger. He hates admitting that he’s struggling to deal with the stresses of the position, especially after a strike goes sideways—and he’s responsible. As a way to take his mind off things, he volunteers at a park cleanup program, but finds another distraction in a very sexy Ms. Jackman as she bends over to pick up trash. Talk about hot for teacher. Then he recognizes the big soft brown eyes of the girl he once knew and is instantly hooked. 
As things heat up and Arielle begins to let go of her past, she’s smacked in the face to learn the sweet-talkin’ muscled man is part of a special ops team. Her heart can’t take the military life a second time around, especially knowing how it could end. Now Cav is facing some harsh choices—lose the job and team he loves or the woman who makes him happier than he’s ever imagined. Maybe, just maybe, he can find a way to keep it all.

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Excerpt:

Cavanagh Wraggs. Back in eighth grade, the name was usually whispered in the girls’ bathroom, accompanied by giggles and blushes. If only her old school friends could see him now…
Arielle threw him another look under guise of tying off a trash bag. Not only was the man huge but bulked out with muscle. His size and strength gave the impression he worked outdoors or in construction. Whatever he did… he sure did it for every woman and even a few of the teen girls here in the park today.
Her own body was feeling a little out of touch with the sensations coursing through it. Darren had been dead for two years now, and she’d been far from ready for sex. But Cav made her think about breaking that dry spell.
Immediately.
She cut a look toward a grouping of bushes not far away. They’d be shielded enough there, right?
She bit down on her lip, almost laughing out loud at herself. These thoughts weren’t anything she’d entertained over the past couple years of her grief. But she was alive… and lonely, if she was truthful.
Plus, she’d always had a small crush on Cav and seeing him again had caused all those breathless moments she’d once felt at simply passing him in the hallway to resurface.
A nudge against her shoulder had her snapping out of her reverie. She looked up into Sarah’s blue eyes. “All right, girl, spill it. I need to know all about that hunky guy on the ladder.”
Both of them turned their eyes toward the gazebo as Cav planted a foot on the rungs and began to climb down. His jeans pulled across his muscled thighs, and Arielle suddenly wished she was standing behind him to get a different view. But this was good too, especially when she spotted the veins snaking over his bulging forearms as he gripped the ladder.
Sarah issued a soft puff of air like she’d just been punched. “He’s quite…”
She nodded. “Yes, quite.” Her mouth was dry. If women got catcalls on the streets, surely there must be a female version of that.
“He’s all man, isn’t he?” Sarah sounded dazed.
She felt just as stunned when Cav turned from the ladder, and with what seemed like a flick of his wrist, pulled the heavy metal contraption away from the roof, flipped it and stuck it over one shoulder.



Author Bio:
Em Petrova was raised by hippies in the wilds of Pennsylvania but told her parents at the age of four she wanted to be a gypsy when she grew up. She has a soft spot for babies, puppies and 90s Grunge music and believes in Bigfoot and aliens. She started writing at the age of twelve and prides herself on making her characters larger than life and her sex scenes hotter than hot. 
She burst into the world of publishing in 2010 after having five beautiful bambinos and figuring they were old enough to get their own snacks while she pounds away at the keys . In her not-so-spare time, she is fur-mommy to a Labradoodle named Daisy Hasselhoff and works as editor to other authors. 
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Saturday, December 21, 2019

BOOK BLITZ for "The Dirty Dozen: Alpha Edition" anthology

The Dirty Dozen: 
Alpha Edition
Publication date: December 21st, 2019
Genres: Adult, Fairy Tales, Paranormal, Romance
13 Authors ~ 12 Novellas ~ 
12 Alpha Men 
A Cop

A Soldier

A Lumberjack

A Fighter

A Business Executive

A Firefighter

A Dom

A Warrior

A Doctor

An Architect

A Bar Owner

A Rockstar

None of them stood a chance against the women who would bring them to their knees.

Possession raged through their blood like a live wire.

Nothing will stop them from claiming what should be theirs, but…

Can the women gain the upper-hand, or will the Alphas dominate all? 
Participating Authors: 
The Fighter – S.E. Rose

He’s an alpha, a fighter, and a loner. He never expected to be a protector. 
The Doms – Sammy King

They wanted her, from the minute she walked through their door.

She was a virgin, who was ready to submit, to two masters. 
The British Hunk – Gemma Arlington

You hurt me, more than I deserved, and that’s because I loved you more than you deserved. 
Londyn for Christmas – Lana Cohen

Officer Shawn Banks likes his life exactly the way it is, with his job being his only true commitment.

The hot spitfire he gave a ticket to this morning won’t get in the way of that, or will she? 
Doc Steel – DL Gallie

Autumn White is the girl Griffin Steel walked away from twenty years ago when he enlisted. Now he’s back and that spark is still there and it’s just as strong. Nothing will stop him from getting the girl…not even her ex. 
Going Down in Flames – Natasha Thomas & Kay Maree

The flames burn hot, but their love burns hotter.

But what happens when the blaze is extinguished and all that is left is the ashes? 
Come the Fall – Jolie Vines

On the run, protecting her baby nephew is all Autumn cares about.

Until, in a small snowy town, she meets a glowering alpha bar owner she can’t resist. 
Plucked – MV Ellis

Rome: angry, edgy, rudely talented, broken Slavic bad boy.

King: book-smart, emotionally repressed all-American boy.

Quincy: hot as sin, and the reason this super-sexy duo is utterly, and thoroughly Plucked. 
Coming Home – Cari Robe

Thomas Granger has out his military career behind him and is ready to start his life.

He never expected to also get a second chance with the love of his life. 
How About Never -Leela Lou Dahlin

What happens when two non-believers of love try to teach each other a lesson? Will they change each other’s minds and be in love forever…How About Never. 
Jasper – Gemma Arlington

When Jasper returns home for his parents’ anniversary, the last thing he expects is to find someone from his past. 
His Warrior’s Heart – Ann Mickan

Sam Cullinan never knew he was a warrior until he was faced with the battle to protect everything that was important to him… including his warrior’s heart. 
*Please Note: This collection is recommended for those aged 18+ as it contains coarse language, sex scenes, and content that may be uncomfortable for some readers. It is also important to note that one or some of the stories contained within this box set end on a cliffhanger, so please be aware of this when purchasing or borrowing.*

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Friday, December 20, 2019

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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

FREE BOOK: "Anti Hero" by Skye Warren is FREE for a limited time!


He’ll do anything to protect her. But he won’t let himself fall for her again. 

Anti Hero, a sexy and suspenseful standalone military romance
from New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren
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Nate Gaines knows he's no hero.

After losing his team in a fiery betrayal, he left the army.
Now he works for cold hard cash.
And the girl he loves? She's better off without him.
Until her story makes her a target.
Then he'll protect her. He'll kill for her.
He just won't let himself fall for her again.
That would be dangerous, for both of them.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

BOOK REVIEW for "Must Love Alligators (Boys of the Bayou, #4.5)" by Erin Nicholas


Chase Dawson is back in Autre for Christmas 
and when he runs into brainy, beautiful alligator conservationist Bailey Wilcox again, 
he’s determined to make good use of the mistletoe.

Enjoy this fun, sexy holiday story from the Boys of the Bayou series!

~ BOOK REVIEW for Must Love Alligators ~

****(4) out of 5 Stars!

I absolutely adore Bailey! In fact, she may be my favorite character of the whole crazy Boys of the Bayou bunch. And Chase is darling! It's great to see that Juliet's plan worked and he is turning out pretty good afterall. The two of them finally getting together is just delightful!

I was rather annoyed by the myriad of times it was mentioned that these two were not each others' usual type. (Okay, we get it already!) And the telling of their story was a bit disjointed. (Which was likely due to the fact that it started out as a short entry in the Holiday Ever After anthology, and was later expanded with a prequel scene and an epilogue.)

But overall it was a quick, fun, hot, romantic, enjoyable, holiday read! 

I definitely recommend this book and the entire series for anyone 
looking for a good ol' romance down on the Louisiana bayou!

I received a free eBook copy of this title from the author, 

and have willingly provided an honest review. 


Click here to read my 5-STAR review for
"My Best Friend's Mardi Gras Wedding"
Book #1 in the Boys of the Bayou series!

And check out the rest of the series as well.

Monday, December 16, 2019

BOK BLITZ for "Submitting to the Cattleman (Cowboy Doms, #6)" by B.J. Wane

Submitting to the Cattleman
(Cowboy Doms, #6)
by B.J. Wane
Published by:
Blushing Books Publications
Publication date:
December 10th, 2019
Genres: Adult, Romance
Why does doing the right thing have to be so hard? 
Leslie Collins has been asking herself that question ever since her eye-witness testimony in a murder case landed her in the Witness Protection Program far away from everything and everyone she’s ever known. Now, four years later, she struggles with growing despondency over the circumstances that prevent her from forming a relationship. When she allows her loneliness to get the better of her and indulges in a one-night stand, she never dreams her stranger will show up again at the private club she’s stayed away from for a few weeks. 
Kurt Wilcox returns home to Montana to help his father recover from a stroke and hopefully mend the rift between them. He doesn’t plan on rescuing a woman from a mugging and ending up succumbing to the loneliness reflected on her face and indulging in a one-night stand. When he meets up with Leslie at his club, he refuses to let her hide her identity or her reasons for inviting a stranger into her home and bed. 
Leslie finally caves to his persistence and agrees to an affair that seems promising until she learns her identity has been comprised and an attempt on her life forces out the truth about her past. Will putting her trust in her Dom jeopardize him and his employees when she agrees to his protection, or will Kurt rid her of the threat against her, as he promises, leaving her free to embrace her own HEA? 
This is book six in the Cowboy Doms series but can be enjoyed as a standalone. 
Publisher’s Note: This contemporary, western romance contains elements of mystery, suspense, danger, power exchange, BDSM, and sensual scenes. If any of these bother you, please do not purchase.

Excerpt:

Leslie should have known by now wallowing in self-pity never helped. She took a moment to eye the man at the bar again, this time catching a glimpse of his rugged profile beneath the black Stetson, a straight nose and the sardonic curl of one side of his mouth as a young woman approached him. His reply to whatever come-on she whispered in his ear sent her trouncing off in a huff. Leslie wondered how low her spirits would have to sink before she approached a stranger with a needy proposition. Maybe, if one look stirred her juices the same as eying that man, she wouldn’t mind the rash, desperate act so much. If nothing else, a night indulging in sex with a stranger would alleviate the loneliness for a short time, give her something else to think about.

By the time she downed two more drinks, stood to leave and the room spun around her, she realized she should have paid more attention to her alcohol intake. I can do this as long as I go slow. Since she wasn’t about to call one of her co-workers to drive her the few blocks back home, she forced herself to walk a straight path toward the door. She made it with only one stumble and as she breathed in the warm summer air, her woozy senses calmed a bit.

At least, Leslie thought her head had cleared enough to drive until she teetered through the well-lit parking lot in search of her car and rammed her hip into the bumper of a massive pickup truck. Swearing under her breath, she pushed away and wobbled toward the sidewalk she could follow straight to her apartment door. With her inebriated head bemoaning the return to her lonely apartment she never heard or saw the punk purse snatcher sneak up behind her until he tried pulling her bag from her grasp.

“Hey!” she cried out with a desperate tug to keep hold of her purse. “Leave me alone!” Tears welled as frustration over everything shook her.

The kid, who looked all of sixteen, took umbrage of Leslie daring to fight back and stunned her further with a back-handed swing that landed her on the concrete with a jarring thud and red-hot pain blossoming across her cheek. Reeling from both the dizzying fall and the blow, she had to blink several times and shake her head to make sense of the angry shout and large man now grappling with her assailant. Big men wearing cowboy hats, denim and boots were a dime a dozen in Montana, but no one had ever come to her rescue before. Her aching heart rolled over in appreciation even before he turned concerned eyes on her as the wily teenager broke from his hold, giving up her purse before taking off.

“Fucking kid,” he swore, squatting down in front of her. His rough voice sent tingles of awareness dancing down her spine, the intent look in his dark eyes reminding her of the observant gazes of the Doms at the club. He thumbed his hat back far enough for her to make out his rugged features and the dark shadow of his five o’clock beard in the meager amber glow of the streetlight and realize he was the same man she had ogled in the bar. “You okay, sweetheart?”

“I, yes, I think so.” He helped Leslie up and the street whipped around her in staggering circles. “Whoa,” she gasped, grabbing onto his thick forearm, the muscles rippling under her hands as he wrapped his other arm around her waist.

“This is where too much alcohol will land you. Come on, I’ll drive you home.”

His firm, no-nonsense tone calmed Leslie’s racing heartbeat even if she didn’t care for his lecture any more than she wanted to spend another long night alone. God, it felt good to lean on someone for a change, not to mention the warm rush spreading through her body from his firm hold and take-charge manner. She must be either really drunk or really desperate for relief if a stranger’s kindness was tugging on her neglected needs as a sexual submissive.

“My car’s in the parking lot behind us and I live just a few blocks away.” Whether because of the scare she’d just experienced or from her self-pitying melancholy mood of late, she didn’t want him to walk away yet. If that made her a pathetic mess, she didn’t care and relief swept through her shaken body when he tightened his arm around her waist.

“I can’t let you drive in your condition.” He ran calloused fingertips over her puffy cheek, a light caress she felt clear to her toes. “You need something on this, and learning to duck wouldn’t hurt. I’ll give you two choices. Call a friend to come get you or let me take you home. We can return to the bar and let the bartender know where you’re going and with whom, to ease your mind. I’d say you need to report this, but the odds of finding that kid aren’t likely.”

Leslie didn’t hear much after he offered to see her home. Was it stupid to let a stranger know where she lived? Oh, yeah, but not as dumb as wishing he would stay and exert some of that commanding attitude in a different way. She craved a distraction from her isolated life and the bleak future looming ahead of her, and spending more time with this panty-dampening stranger worked for her.

“I think,” she whispered, swaying closer to that rock-hard body, “I can trust someone who was nice enough to come to my rescue.”



Author Bio:
I live in the Midwest with my husband and our dog, a lovable Great Pyrenees/Standard Poodle. I love dogs, enjoy spending time with my daughter, babysitting dogs and kids, reading and working puzzles. We have traveled extensively throughout the states, Canada and just once overseas, but I now prefer being a homebody. I worked for a while writing articles for a local magazine but soon found my interest in writing for myself peaking. My first book was strictly spanking erotica, but I slowly evolved to writing erotic spanking romance with a touch of suspense. My favorite genre to read is suspense.

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Friday, December 13, 2019

BOOK REVIEW for "A Snowflake Wish" by Renee Harless


SUMMARY:

If there was one thing January Douglas disliked more than spilling coffee on her favorite blouse, it was Christmas. Despite her family’s love of the holiday, she was a self-proclaimed Scrooge. The songs, the decorations, and the forced cheer - they were all nails scratching down a chalkboard to her.

When Deckard Spruce barged into her life with his Christmas enthusiasm and a smirk that made January weak in the knees, she’d had enough.

One wish on a snowflake was all it took to change everything, but as soon as the damage was done, she knew her hate for the holidays had gone too far.

Could Deckard help her realize that she might not hate Christmas after all?

Maybe one more wish would make everything right.

~ BOOK REVIEW for A Snowflake Wish ~

*****(3) out of 5 Stars!

This is a whimsical, fairly light-hearted holiday romance that, if not taken too seriously, can be a bit of enjoyable fun.  The entire premise is fantasy-based, which is fine.  But there wasn't ever any explanation for it, nor did there seem to be any premise or reason.  I found it hard to believe there were that many people in January's orbit who were so accepting of her assertions of magic, with no apparent evidence to it.  

Her family were basically a bunch of jerks, both before and after her wish.  It wasn't just that they forgot her birthday one year, they pretty much didn't ever seem to acknowledge or celebrate it, and she just let them get away with it.  Deckard was definitely a breath of fresh air in January's world.  And the instant attraction they shared, along with the deeper relationship that they quickly built, was beautiful to watch.  

The plot twist at the near end, was very creative and somewhat unexpected.  (You knew something had to happen, but not exactly what direction it would take.)  And from within the story, it just highlighted even more that January and Deckard were meant to be together.

(I did read an ARC copy of the book, so perhaps it was a version that hadn't been edited yet, but it sure needed to be!  I was distracted for the entirety of the book by the mechanics of the writing.  And it wasn't just wrong tenses and misspellings, although there were plenty of those.  Also there were many turns of phase used that were not quite on point so that they either just didn't work at all or sounded off somehow.  I felt as though I spent more time noticing all of that than enjoying the story itself.)


I received a free ARC eBook of this title from the author, 
and have willingly provided an honest review.


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