HAPPY EVER AFTER IN CHRISTMAS by Debbie Mason #BookReview @TastyBookTours @AuthorDebMason

It’s beginning to look a lot like love . . .

 

HAPPY EVER AFTER IN CHRISTMAS
Christmas, Colorado #7
Debbie Mason
Releasing June 28th, 2016
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It’s
beginning to look a lot like love . .

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As her thirtieth birthday
approaches, Deputy Jill Flaherty decides it’s time to live a little. When she
walks into Sawyer Anderson’s bar in her sexiest dress, she’s not thinking that
he’s her brother’s best friend or about the many women he dated during his
years as a pro hockey player. All she’s thinking is that it’s finally time to
confess to her longtime crush how she truly feels.
Sawyer is done being a player on and
off the ice. Yet no one in the small town of Christmas seems to believe he’s
ready to settle down, not Jill, and certainly not Jack, who is determined to
keep Sawyer from breaking his little sister’s heart. But as Sawyer and Jill’s
relationship heats up, can he prove that he’s her happy ever after?
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Happy Ever After in Christmas (Christmas, Colorado #7) is the 2nd book that I have read in this series. I really need to read them all because I loved the last two books by Debbie Mason.

This story as the blurb states is about Jill and Sawyer. Sawyer is Jill’s brother Jacks best friend. Seems that Jill has always had a crush on Sawyer but Jack was so against Sawyer hooking up with his sister. Of course Jill didn’t know that but she really wanted him. Sawyer stayed away from her.  Jill is a Deputy sheriff, she can handle everything on her own, except her love life.

Sawyer was a hockey player, but now he is back and wants to settle down in Christmas, but he has always been a player. He owns the bar called the Penalty Bar. There was also a penalty box for patrons who caused trouble would go there for time out. (I think that would have been something awesome to do when my kids where young.)

I love the character developments and I really loved both Jill and Sawyer’s character. I felt the author did a great job on their story. There were ups and downs. And I wasn’t even sure how it was going to end. Not saying anything about the ending. I don’t do spoilers. This I felt was a well written, with some good drama and family issues that can be annoying.  Jill handled everything as can be expected with any type of drama.

If you love reading books that are a series with each couple having their own story, you really need to read this series. I loved the writing style and so far the characters. I did give it 5 stars because I loved it.

I received a free copy of a book in exchange for an honest review

Thanks the Tasty Book Tours and Netgalley for letting me read and review this book.

 

 

 
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four wonderful children, an adorable grandbaby, and a yappy Yorkie named Bella.

 

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The Caster’s Canticle by L.V. Lewis #ReleaseBlast @lv_lewis @EJBookPromos

Title: The Caster’s Canticle
Series: The Caster Prophecy #1
Author: L.V. Lewis
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: June 21, 2016
When hopelessness and lust collides, how does one give life to a heart that sings to you like no other?
Disillusioned by his own kind and living among humans, powerful warlock Stellan Kierkegaard encounters his foretold soulmate in the ailing Leilani Gibson.

Together, they’re prophesied to knit dark and light covens to lead the Caster world. Yet how can this be when she is, by every indication, mortal?


Growing up, L.V. Lewis wanted to be an internationally known rock star, but unfortunately, lived in the wrong part of the country to pursue that career (and neither American Idol nor The Voice were available then). An early love for the written word gave her the plan B she sought. Now she pens romance novels that let her live vicariously through rock stars and other fascinating archetypes.

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Covet (Splendor #1) by Janet Nissenson #ReleaseBlitz @bookenthupromo

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Covet by Janet Nissenson

Book Title: Covet (Splendor #1)
Author: Janet Nissenson
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 21, 2016
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The long-awaited prequel to a love story for the ages.

She was the only woman he wanted…but the only one he couldn’t have

Ian Gregson had been born into wealth and power – one of the privileged heirs of the top luxury hotel chain in the world. To the outside world, he was seemingly the man who had everything – money, prestige, good looks, charisma – a man who could have any woman he desired. But the only woman he’d ever truly coveted was forbidden to him for far too many reasons to count – her youth, her employment within his company, and especially her commitment to another man.

Tessa Lockwood’s young life has been one of deprivation, misfortune, and heartbreaking loss. Working for the Gregson Hotel Group offers up a glimpse into a world she had never before imagined – one of affluence, sophistication, and splendor. And meeting the suave, elegant Ian Gregson for the very first time awakens feelings in her that she struggles to repress, never imagining that a man like him could find a nobody like her attractive.

Ian and Tessa fight their feelings for the other, knowing that a relationship between them can never exist. But when matters of the heart are involved, things are never quite that simple. How long will both of them be able to hold on before betraying their forbidden attraction to each other? Or will they be destined to remain forever apart?

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Janet is a lifelong resident of the San Francisco Bay Area, and currently resides on the northern California coast with her husband Steve and Golden Retriever Max. She worked for more than two decades in the financial services industry before turning her focus to producing running events. She is a former long-distance runner, current avid yoga practitioner, is addicted to Pinterest, likes to travel and read. She has been writing for more than three decades, with her first book in the Inevitable Series – Serendipity – published in December 2013.

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Stranger in My House by Mari Manning #BookBlitz @entangeldpub @mari_manning

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Stranger in My House

Author: Mari Manning

Release Date: June 13, 2016

Genre: Romantic Suspense

 

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About STRANGER IN MY HOUSE:

When Kirby Swallow assumes her half sister’s identity to help figure out who’s threatening her, she finds herself in way over her head. On the remote Texas ranch her sister calls home, she confronts a growing list of suspects and a rising body count—all while wearing her sister’s 4-inch heels. The only problem is the sexy ranch manager, Seth Maguire, is starting to catch on to the charade. The attraction between them is undeniable—and soon, what starts out as just a one-night stand, turns into something much deeper. But someone on the ranch is out for blood…and Kirby’s next.

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He guided Darcy into the wide path of grass and clover between the lavender fields. Frankie fell into step beside him, and a deeply irrational sense of well-being washed over him. Miss Bea had skinned him alive twice in one morning. A new record. A new low.

So why the hell was he feeling so mellow?

The scent of lavender floated in the warm air. The grayish-purple wands dipped and rolled like waves. Frankie took a deep, noisy sniff. “Hmm. Smells good.”

“Sure.”

“Must have been hard for you when my cousin sold the cattle and took up farming.”

He glanced at her, expecting to see mocking, catlike eyes, but instead he was met with curiosity. Or was it interest? “I guess. Not exactly what I expected when I came here.”

“What did you expect?”

He shrugged. What did she think he’d expected? “A working ranch. A herd of steers from here to the horizon. Beefsteak for dinner. Whiskey for dessert.”

She burst out laughing, and he almost laughed, too. A comfortable silence settled over them, and he slipped back a pace so he could study the new Frankie. Her cat eyes didn’t seem so damned spooky this morning. His gaze lingered on strong cheekbones, golden skin, the gentle puff of pink lips. A breeze lifted. Long, black hair unfurled, gleaming like jet.

This girl couldn’t be Frankie. It wasn’t just the horse business. It was the way she acted, asking questions all the time and looking startled when Miss Bea went off on her. Sure, she knew a lot about the house and him and the workings of the ranch. And sometimes she’d tilt her head just like Frankie and do Frankie’s Beyoncé strut, but not all the time.

So if she looked like Frankie and talked like Frankie and knew about Frankie’s life, but wasn’t Frankie, who the hell was she? Besides Frankie’s doppelgänger. He should be alarmed, wary even. But instead he felt as if he’d finally turned a corner.

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Let’s start with the fun stuff. I love small towns, mysteries, quiet men, laughter, old-fashioned spaghetti dinners. I love boots and shopping and jokes and Hershey’s dark chocolate and white wine. I love lots of things. But my first love is reading.

I love to read. Just about anything, but it has to be well-written. I go through periods where I am into historical novels or romance or mystery or history or biography. I never know when my desires will suddenly change.

Now for the writer-ish, official stuff: Mari Manning is the author of several contemporary romances and three romantic suspense novels set in the Texas Hill Country. Stranger at My Door is the first in her A Murder in Teas series. The second, Stranger in My House will be released by Entangled on June 13. The third book in the series is Stranger in My Bed. Currently Mari is working on a series of cozy mysteries.

She and her husband live in Chicago.

 

 

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Burnout by Tee O’Fallon #BookBlitz @entangledpub @TeeOFallon

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BURNOUT

Author:  TEE O’FALLON

Release Date:  JUNE 13, 2016

Genre:  ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

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He’s been a cop too long not to recognize the signs of a woman running from her past.

She’s not who she says she is—and isn’t about to share her secrets.

Sexy-as-sin Police Chief Mike Flannery knows the new arrival to Hopewell Springs is trouble. She has a smoking-hot body and a quick wit…and he’ll be damned if that’s not a turn-on. But this former NYPD cop and small-town heartthrob has been burned before, and there’s no way he’ll let that happen again.

New York City Detective Cassie Yates is on the run. A six-month undercover sting in a sleazy bar seemed like a textbook arrest—but now there’s a hit out on her. Armed with fake ID, her K-9 companion, and a police-issued SUV, she flees to a quiet upstate town where she trades her badge and gun for a spatula, finally finding peace in the dream she tossed aside to follow her family into law enforcement.

There’s no denying the fire and ice between them. But as the hired assassin closes in, Mike’s past comes roaring back and secrets are revealed in an explosion destined to tear them apart—if not destroy them.

 

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Beneath one of the ledges where various pots, pans, and plates were stacked, a shapely blue jean-clad ass wiggled into view. Mike’s lips twitched upward. It was one ass he didn’t recognize, and it was his job to know everyone in town. He cocked his head to ass-ess the situation from another angle.

Definitely don’t know her. I’d remember an ass that great.

The body attached to the spectacular backside puttered beneath the counter, clearly searching for something and not finding it. Metal smacked against metal again, making Mike grimace. The woman made more noise with stainless steel than a brass band. She rose and bumped her head on the ledge. A stream of muted curses spewed out of her mouth as she clapped her palm on top of her head and angled toward him.

The woman from last week.

The first woman who’d got his blood pumping in a very long time, and it had been far too long since he’d been with a woman who could actually do that. Particularly since he’d made himself a personal vow years ago not to get too involved. He sure as hell didn’t need to go through that again. It had just about killed him. Literally.

Mike continued to watch her fume behind the counter. This woman had something about her, and it wasn’t just her looks. He’d been with lots of beautiful women, but he’d never had to reel his tongue back into his mouth before.

A bright red, sleeveless V-neck shirt hugged her sizeable breasts. His gaze slid to the white apron tied at her slim waist. About five-six and with the thickest, shiniest red hair he’d ever seen. Today, unlike last week, she had it tied back in a ponytail. Sunlight pouring in through the café’s windows glinted off her hair like flames. She turned fully toward him and began to smile. Then she froze, the smile vanishing. Her bright green eyes widened and her jaw dropped.

Did she remember him?

Their meeting had been brief, but he damn sure hadn’t forgotten those striking emerald eyes, that cleavage he’d gotten a good look at, and—hell—he hadn’t forgotten a single part of that hot, athletic body. He’d thought about her during his entire drive down to Albany but never expected to come back and find her working at the Nest.

Ah, shit. Don’t even think it. You don’t need the complication.

She lowered her gaze to his boots, then began a slow perusal up his legs to his chest. The expression on her face changed from one of shock to disappointment. By the time her eyes locked with his, her luscious lips frowned.

What, did I arrest her and forget? No way. Not possible I’d forget a woman that looked like her.

The bell over the Nest’s front door jangled. After a furtive glance at the door, she grabbed what looked like a brand-new menu, stomped toward him, and thrust it at his chest. “What can I get you?” Her face was now a mask of cool indifference.

Mike furrowed his brows. “Great to see you again, too.” He accepted the menu and sat on the stool at the end of the counter. “We met last week. Or don’t you remember?”

Green eyes held his, and he took the moment to admire her clear, sun-kissed complexion. He got a strong whiff of the same scent she’d worn last week. Some kind of flower.

“I remember.” She picked up an order pad and a pen. Her tone was laced with a touch of irritation. “I didn’t expect to see you again. In uniform.”

Ah. There it is. A cop-hater.

 

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Tee O’Fallon has been a federal agent for twenty-two years, giving her hands-on experience in the field of law enforcement that she combines with her love of romantic suspense. Tee’s job affords her the unique opportunity to work with the heroic and sexy men in law enforcement on a daily basis. For Tee, research is the easy part!

 

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Fresh Starts by Kimberly Krey #ReleaseBlitz @KimberlyKrey #Giveaway @toobusyreading

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Bree has had her fair share of difficulties. The loss of her parents, a not-so-recent divorce, and the disruption of her life caused by a stalker now who’s serving jail time. When the determined criminal finishes his sentence, Bree is sent into hiding. And while she’s doing all she can to steer clear of this frightening piece of her past, an old acquaintance enters the scene, determined to be part of her future.

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“Fascinating characters, heartwarming and steamy romance, and chilling suspense make for one incredible read!” Reviewer, Ruth Josse

“…all that you hope for in a gentle tug and pull of fearing the past and daring to hope for a better future. Kimberly Krey is masterful at helping us feel Bree’s experience… Fresh Starts will keep you reading page after page until the heart stopping culmination.” Author Christene Houston

“…believable and intriguing. And as always…steamy and clean!” Jamie Lynn

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Her brother’s footsteps sounded down the hall. “You about ready to go?”

Bree gulped, trapped in the mental mud of her mind. The part that held memories of her terrorized years. “Almost.”

If the clock Mom gave her were still on the shelf, Bree would hear it in the quiet moment. The absence of it held a significance all its own. One she wouldn’t focus on then.

“Come here, sis.” Braden draped an arm around her shoulder, pulling her in for a sideways hug.

Bree hugged him back and stepped away before she could cry, squeezing her eyes shut to trap the tears. Tears from leaving the home she loved. Leaving the only sibling she had. Leaving her very own kids.

“I wish there was a better way to ensure your safety.”

His words were laced with a sense of burden that put a rock in Bree’s gut.

“We just don’t know what Carl Ronsberg is capable of.” He glared down at the floor. “Or maybe we do.”

Or maybe we do… Four words. Four words that – when used separately – were as harmless as a stray kitten. But when used with that name they were enough to shoot ice through her spine. Carl Ronsberg – the stalker she’d help put behind bars. The stalker who’d be out in just fourteen days.

 

 

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Kimberly Krey specializes in writing “romance that’s clean without losing the steam!”
She’s a reader of good, clean romance, a lover of family time and Diet Coke, and the ultimate hater of laundry. She discovered her love for writing in college when given a creative writing assignment. She still remembers sitting in the lamplight’s glow, crafting words to depict the vision in her head. That assignment sparked a passion within her. It took years to return to that passion, but now that she has, she counts it among her greatest blessings.

Krey is author of the top-selling Sweet Montana Bride series, as well as its companion series, Second Chances.

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