Blissville gets a festive visit and it’s a delight

A Dye Hard Holiday (Curl Up and Dye Mysteries, #4.5)A Dye Hard Holiday by Aimee Nicole Walker

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Fabulous festive visit with Josh and Gabe and all the rest of the Blissville crew. There’s a lot of humour, a little bit of mystery, some douche-baggery from Josh’s ex Trent, and a whole load of cute kids and family adventures.

I thoroughly enjoyed this peek into the lives of the Roman-Wyatt’s as they look forward to the twins first Thanksgiving, Christmas and their first birthday.

All the usual gang is present and there’s still a few surprises on the way as Gabe has to deal with a series of acts of vandalism that threaten to take all the fun out of Christmas.

There’s also time for the usual hot and sexy loving readers have e come to expect from Josh and Gabe, including a rather memorable encounter with Josh’s pole in the dance studio.

I’ve loved the Blissville series and this festive treat just adds to the all round fun.

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Spicy festive menage treat just in time for Christmas

Three Under the Christmas TreeThree Under the Christmas Tree by Silvia Violet

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is a bit of a spicy festive treat as two guys in a long term committed relationship see a guy they think would be perfect to add in as a third.

What starts as a bit of fun quickly becomes more complicated when each of the three realises they might have more feelings than they initially expected.

I liked the three together. This book is hot, as I’d expect a menage to be, but it also had good emotional connections to. Although Jonathan did frustrate me a bit with his insecurities.

I’d read more of this threesome in the future as I liked the dynamic.

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Yours For The HolidayYours For The Holiday by D.J. Jamison

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this Christmas read with a little bit of family drama to stop it being too sweet.

Remy and Jason had great chemistry, I loved the banter between them and the long history of knowing each other for years. The secondary characters were nicely drawn out too and I liked the setting with its small town festive feel.

The angst wasn’t too overdrawn and it worked well to offset all the cute moments as Remy and Jason danced around each other. I’m not sure the drama with Derek worked quite as well, it seemed odd that he’d just not trust his best friend without any real evidence but that’s a minor criticism only and it didn’t spoil the story at all.

The ending was really sweet too and I believed in their HEA completely.

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Good solid start to this new paranormal series

Circle of Darkness (Genesis Circle, #1)Circle of Darkness by Aimee Nicole Walker

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

3.5*

This was a surprise of the pleasant kind. When it started, I wasn’t quite sure where it was going to go as D’Angelo was a bit of an arse and Angel seemed way too meek to tame him.

Also the paranormal element of the story took a while to get going but, when it did, I actually really enjoyed the authors’ take on their supernatural world.

I’m a big fan of both of these two writing separately and I quite enjoyed their previous collaboration so I did have high hopes for this which were mostly met.

Surprisingly for this pair, while there’s a lot of sexy talk and chat about what they’re going to be getting up to, there is only one full on sex scene. While I appreciated the paranormal element was a driving force, I think I would have liked a tiny bit more of their relationship too.
Not sure what I think about the soul mates thing, and I think the ending also was a bit out of left field with the sudden appearance of a new player on the scene.

Still, I liked the setting, there was some good world building without too much exposition, the secondary characters helped to flesh things out and I like the subtle hints of where book two is likely to be going.

Fabulous cover and a pleasant change from hot half naked men, not that I don’t like those either 😉 but it’s a gorgeous illustration of a major element of the narrative.

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Almost overnight Lena finds her world turned upside down by Mason and the sexual desire they discover together. Slowly, she lowers her guard and invites him inside but when tragedy strikes she begins to believe that sometimes it’s better to be alone and safe than to love and lose.

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What if everything you think you want isn’t what you actually need…

Dr. Shelly Monroe is a woman who doesn’t shy away from going after what she wants, but lately good sex has been hard to find. Shelly’s become increasingly frustrated with the men she’s been dating and the men she believes are the right choice.

Joshua Daniels is certainly not even close to the right choice. In fact he is exactly the wrong choice. For one thing, he’s Mason Langley’s best friend and best man. Second he’s too much of a risky complication for Shelly to even consider.

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Edible, delicious, delectable.

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They aren’t, however, the words she would have ever expected to think of when she locks eyes with a certain lawyer she knows only as Cole.

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Smashing Christmas series of short romances

Merry & BrightMerry & Bright by Joanna Chambers

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Three delightful festive treats make up this short story anthology from Joanna Chambers.

I’d read one of them before in the fund raising Wish Come True Mr Perfect’s Christmas, and I enjoyed it as much now as I did then. It’s a sweet twist on what you think is going to happen between Sam and Nick.

Speaking of twists, I’d have loved to read more of book one, Humbug, with its take on Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Quin was an utter arse, fairly unsympathetic for a fair chunk of this narrative.

But in true festive spirit, Rob managed to pierce the driven and less than pleasant surface and discover Quin’s inner nice guy. There were some painful truths to be had as Quinn took his unexpected second chance.

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Cover Reveal: Coach’s Challenge from V.L. Locey

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Cayuga Cougars Series
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Victor Kalinski and his husband, Dan Arou, are living the dream. Married for over a year now, the couple have settled into life in Cayuga surrounded by friends, family, and a team that’s poised to make another championship run. Each man is enjoying professional success as well as personal bliss. Who knew life in the suburbs with a spouse and a child could be so darn satisfying? Not Vic. K, that’s for sure.

The happy times are about to turn rough, though. The Cougars have picked up a new player, Sander March, a brash young center whose sass, skill, and attitude can rival Victor’s. When it’s revealed that this new player and Dan have history, tensions begin to rise between the newlyweds. As Victor and Dan work on those issues, the one person Victor never thought he would meet arrives in the small New York hamlet and proceeds to flip everything in Vic’s life upside down.

Can Victor and Dan’s marriage withstand what life is about to drop on it, or will the challenges be too much for them to handle?

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V.L. Locey loves worn jeans, yoga, belly laughs, walking, reading and writing lusty tales, Greek mythology, the New York Rangers, comic books, and coffee. (Not necessarily in that order.) She shares her life with her husband, her daughter, one dog, two cats, a flock of assorted domestic fowl, and two Jersey steers.

When not writing spicy romances, she enjoys spending her day with her menagerie in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania with a cup of fresh java in hand. She can also be found online on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and GoodReads.

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