Saturday, December 20, 2014

Mistletoe Magic by Melissa McClone Review

Title: Mistletoe Magic
Series: A Copper Mountain Christmas Book 3
Author: Melissa McClone
Genre: Holiday Romance
Pages: 41
Price: FREE
Thoughts: LOVED IT!

Book Synopsis:

Spending a quiet Christmas housesitting and reading novels about hot cowboys sounds perfect to Caitlin. Until a stray kitten brings her face-to-face with Noah, her crush from college. Watching the handsome vet in action melts Caitlin's heart and brings back long forgotten emotion. She would be safer back at the house lost in the pages of a book. But a toe-curling mistletoe kiss tempts her to stay. Maybe she won't be spending this Christmas... alone.

Veterinarian Noah Sullivan isn't a Scrooge, but the Christmas Eve tradition of hanging mistletoe in the clinic's waiting room annoys him. Kissing doesn't belong at the Copper Mountain Animal Hospital. Noah rethinks his position when Caitlin Butler arrives with a stray kitten she found freezing in the snow. All he wants now is to maneuver the pretty preschool teacher under the mistletoe. If he's not careful, he'll wind up on Santa's naughty list.

Review:

If this book doesn't put you in the Christmas spirit, nothing will. This was such an incredibly sweet romance and I absolutely loved it. It's actually one of the best holiday romances I've ever read. I highly, highly recommend this one!

The Kidnapped Christmas Bride by Jane Porter Review

Title: The Kidnapped Christmas Bride
Series: Taming of the Sheenans Book 3
Author: Jane Porter
Genre: Holiday Romance
Pages: 150
Price: $2.99 or FREE for Prime Members
Thoughts: Wow!

Book Synopsis:

All he wants is a Christmas memory...

Trey Sheenan has cultivated his reputation as Marietta’s resident bad boy, until one day he lets things go too far and he loses everything—his freedom, his fiance McKenna Douglas, and his infant son.
McKenna has loved Trey since they were kids, but she’s had enough. When Trey is sent away for five years, McKenna is determined to do what’s right for her and baby TJ, which means putting her mistakes—namely Trey—behind her, and move on.

When Trey is released early, he returns to Marietta determined to beg McKenna’s forgiveness and become the father TJ needs him to be, only to discover that he’s too late. McKenna’s marrying local insurance agent Lawrence Joplin in a candlelight Christmas wedding.

Or is she?

Once again, Trey risks everything, but this time it’s for love….and the memory of one perfect Christmas together as a family.

Review:

There are very few authors that can write in such a way that the world falls away from around you. Jane Porter has written a novel that truly sucks you in and doesn't let go. From page one, The Kidnapped Christmas Bride is fast-paced with vivid descriptions. I only wish I'd discovered this author sooner. Can't wait to read more of her work.

Saving the Sheriff by Roxanne Snopek Review

Title: Saving the Sheriff
Author: Roxanne Snopek
Genre: Holiday Romance
Pages: 126
Price: $0.99
Thoughts: Fun and quick-paced.

Book Synopsis:

The power might be out…but the heat is on.

Every year, free-spirited Frankie Sylva banishes her holiday loneliness with good deeds. This time, she’s rescuing a truckload of neglected reindeer—until a blizzard sidetracks her scheme, and now she’s stuck…literally.

Local sheriff Red LeClair is shocked to find a very cute, half-frozen woman trespassing on Three River Ranch in a ditched rig, with a suspiciously empty trailer. Is she a horse thief? Is she on the run? Is she out of her mind? He has no choice but to take her back to the ranch and keep an eye on her.

But when the power goes out, Red and Frankie are forced to depend on each other in a way that both have avoided for years. The sheriff’s quiet holiday is suddenly festive: a crackling fire, candles, carols, and an irresistible stranger…who might be a felon.

Review:

A fun, quick-paced read that will help wipe away any lingering holiday stress. I loved the storyline and the characters were well-developed. It was a light read that was perfect for the holidays. I highly recommend it.

Christmas in Venice by Joanne Walsh Review

Title: Christmas in Venice
Series: Christmas Around the World Book 2
Author: Joanne Walsh
Genre: Holiday Romance
Price: $0.99 or FREE for Prime Members
Thoughts: A quick and sweet read.

Book Synopsis:

Let it snow…?

Wasn’t she supposed to dream of a white Christmas? Right now, Ashlynne wishes the blizzards, ice and fog that have left her stranded in Venice would melt away. She’s facing a dreary holiday stuck at the airport—and she’s also run into her ex-husband.

Lorenzo di Grechi insists Ashlynne stay with him at his sumptuous palazzo apartment. He’s also promising her Christmas Venetian-style: eating, drinking, and visiting the seasonal markets and musical concerts that make the city so enchanting at this time of year.

She thought she’d moved on: laid the ghosts of their marriage which had ended so sadly and badly to rest, along with how passionately she’d loved him. But the sexual attraction between them is still as potent as ever, and he seems to have changed for the better, forcing her to question her belief that he’d cheated on her at a time when she’d needed him most.

Is this just some sort of Christmas magic at work? Or a real chance to forgive and rediscover her love for Lorenzo?

Review:


A quick, sweet holiday read. If you're looking for a quick read to curl up in front of the fire with, this is a great choice. The author does a wonderful job at building up the anxiety of being faced with an ex and how feelings can bounce around in your head. It's very well-done.

Kindle Book Deals for December 20th

Avoidables 1-3 by Rachel Medhurst
$0.99

Avoidables have defects ranging from looks to unexplained gifts. Some of us are half breeds. Dragons and animals were known to have bred with the human race thousands of years ago. We all live in cities, usually divided in two. The Perfects live on the Upper Side, while the Avoidables inhabit the Lower Side. We've been consumed by hate for a race that rejects us so heartlessly. We've become dangerous. All we want is the Perfects to love and respect us.

Follow Hope, Purple and Jason on their individual journeys.

Hope uncovers a great secret about herself when she meets Jason, a Perfect that brings out the best in her.

Purple tries to rescue a kidnaped Hope, but soon realises that she's in better company than they knew. When he meets Alia, he's determined not to follow his best friends footsteps in love.

Jason needs to prove himself. Avoidables view him as the Perfect mummy's boy, but he will find a way to show Hope that he is perfect for her.

'This is a bundled serial.'


Come Home for Christmas, Cowboy by Megan Crane
$0.99 or FREE for Prime Members (Regularly $2.99)

This Christmas season, Christina Grey Cooper has finally accepted that her marriage to her college sweetheart Dare is over.

So she packs up her things, leaves a note, and heads back home for Marietta, Montana in the hope that a Christmas with her family will help piece her head—if not her heart—back together.

Dare isn’t about to let the love of his life go, and who cares if that’s what he thought he wanted? He’ll do what it takes to win Christina back—even if that means suffering through Christmas with his in-laws, pretending to still be happily married for the sake of family harmony, and trying not to get caught up in all that holiday nonsense he’s never believed in…

But Christmas is magical, especially in Montana.

And if Dare has any hope of convincing Christina to give him one more chance, it’s going to be here… 


Here Comes Trouble by Kathy Carmichael
$0.99 or FREE for Prime Members (Regularly $2.99)

In the town of Littlemouth, being naughty was never so much fun.

Trouble was never so delightful!

Five incorrigible women are members of a library reader's group, The Readers Organization Uniting Book-loving Littlemouth Elites. Their nickname, TROUBLE, fits them perfectly.

There's no avoiding TROUBLE. They run every volunteer and civic organization in town and feel justified in creating chaos in pursuit of their own amusement.

The ladies now turn their hands to matchmaking. Their first project is centered on homebody Stella Goody, and wanderer Quin Gregory, who were best childhood friends. Now that Quin has returned home after a long absence, can they rebuild their friendship or will it turn into something more lasting--and romantic?

>With TROUBLE involved, all's fair in love and Littlemouth!

A Yorkshire Christmas by Kate Hewitt Review

Title: A Yorkshire Christmas
Series: Christmas Around the World Book 2
Author: Kate Hewitt
Genre: Holiday Romance
Pages: 105
Price: $2.99 or FREE for Prime Members
Thoughts: A good holiday romance.

Book Synopsis:

Wealthy New York City girl Claire Lindell isn’t looking for a Christmas miracle or happiness when she abruptly decides to hole up for the holiday at her godmother’s cottage in a little Yorkshire village, and lick her wounds from a near disastrous romantic decision.

After her car skids into a snow bank, Claire may have accidently found her perfect Christmas and the family and love she’s craved when she offers Noah Bradford of Ayesgill Farm help to push the back end of one of his sheep out of the icy mud, even if she’s going to ruin a brand new pair of Prada boots during the rescue.

What’s a little leather when love’s on the line?

Review:

A charming holiday romance in which a girl who has lived with too many fakes in her life, learns what real love and family can be. It's a great romance to curl up with on a cold night before the big day.

Just in Time for Christmas by Kim Boykin Review

Title: Just in Time for Christmas
Series: Southern Born Christmas Book 2
Author: Kim Boykin
Genre: Holiday Romance
Pages: 113
Price: $2.99 or FREE for Prime Members
Thoughts: LOVED IT!

Book Synopsis:

Nobody does Christmas like Miranda Hamilton, and now that she finally has her chance to chair Magnolia Bay's tree lighting and the cotillion, which benefits her late mother’s breast cancer foundation, this Christmas is shaping up to be the best ever. That is until her childhood nemesis Logan Mauldin buys his way on her committee and starts making plans of his own.

Logan Mauldin loves to get under Miranda's very sexy skin, and it's only fair. She's been getting under his since long before their first kiss at 13. Logan’s the last man interested in co-chairing a Christmas committee or participating in a sexy bachelor auction, but since that night he interrupted Miranda on a date and cornered her under the mistletoe, he can't stop thinking about her. Or vying for her attention and bugging the hell out of her.

Christmas cheer isn’t the only thing that heats up between the Miranda and Logan, but, thanks to a lie that is as much her fault as it is his, he loses the woman he’s loved since forever. Logan will need a Christmas miracle for Miranda to forgive him. A grand gesture to melt her heart and win her back just in time for Christmas.

Review:

I immediately knew from the introduction that I was going to LOVE this book. Being a Southern girl who is obsessed with creating the perfect Christmas, I definitely related to Miranda. And all the delicious foods mentioned throughout made me think about my childhood Christmases. I absolutely LOVED this book and can't recommend it enough. I'll be rereading this one next Christmas.