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The crossover to end all crossovers

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a really fun meeting of three of Lucy’s series’ which sees the Marian and Wilde families make their way to Aster Valley for a big reunion.

Central is the romance between newly discovered Marian and Wilde cousin Miller and bakery owner Darius.

It’s perhaps a little insta-lovey but i honestly didn’t mind, the connection was there from the off.

Having everyone in one place means we also get to check in with all the couples we know and love from the other books, which was cool.

I was also pretty happy to see that the level of ‘obnoxious old ladies’ was vastly reduced too.

There’s a few choice comments and they’re still up to no good and interfering left, right, and centre but without the overtly crude sexual references of earlier Marian books.

I’m definitely a fan of Darius, he’s straight forward without any manipulation or artifice. He’s attracted to Miller from the off and doesn’t play games about it.

Miller’s attitude occasionally wandered a bit close to an air of – not quite martyrdom – but definite overly wallowing.

***SPOILER-Y BIT***

While at the same time, I could still sympathise following his mother’s death, for me, it was frustrating how he seemed to be incapable of seeing any other side to what happened.

Thankfully, it didn’t actually end up that way and his kind heart and thoughtful nature allowed him to forgive Tilly but also accept that her behaviour was just as valid.

Ultimately I felt this part of the story was very truthful and honestly told, it was a situation where there were no good or bad guys, just humans dealing with pain, grief and fear.

***ENDS***

The humour and zany nature of these two families, and their inherent kindness made for a wonderfully festive gathering to which the Aster Valley guys just added icing to the cake.

A perfect festive read imho and perfectly spiced with some steamy scenes as well as lovingly supportive ones between Miller and Darius.

Lucy still uses the Epilogue to set up the next book but it’s nowhere near as obvious as the Aster Valley ones.

Here we get to properly see into the future some months later with Miller and Darius firmly established in their new life together.

I’m definitely looking forward to Julian’s book though which has been delayed a short while but I’m sure will be worth the wait.

#ARC kindly received from the author via Social Butterfly PR in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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Release Date: November 16th, 2021

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When Miller Hobbs finds himself on a winter vacation in Colorado with the giant, exceedingly loud, Marian and Wilde families, he doesn’t quite know what to do with himself. He’s not really a Marian or a Wilde despite having DNA ties to both.

So every morning before the rest of the family wakes up and fills Rockley Lodge with holiday merriment (and noise), he escapes to the quaint downtown of Aster Valley where he spies a man through the bakery window kneading dough and dancing to music only he can hear. Miller is entranced by the dancing baker, and when Darius looks up and catches Miller staring, the interest suddenly goes both ways.

Can two strangers find love among the quaint chaos of an Aster Valley Christmas? Even if it includes the two most overwhelming and meddling families vying for the title of greatest matchmakers of all time?

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USA Today bestselling author Lucy Lennox is finally putting good use to that English Lit degree earned way back in the 1900s.

She enjoys naps, pizza, and procrastinating. She has some snarky kids and is married to someone who is better at math than romance but who makes her laugh every single day and is the best dancer in the history of ever.

She stays up way too late each night reading M/M romance because she is a sucker for a good story.

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Release Date: September 27th

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Lieutenant Kieran Bailey never saw his life anywhere but the bustling streets of Chicago—but then again, he never saw his life with a boyfriend, either. That all changed when he fell in love with bombshell CEO Sebastian “Bash” Vogel.

But it’s one thing to fall in love. It’s another to try to build a life together when you live hundreds of miles apart.

How do you choose between everything you’ve ever known and everything you’ve ever dreamed of?

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Ella Frank is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the Temptation series, including Try, Take, and Trust and is the co-author of the fan-favorite erotic serial, Sex Addict. Her Exquisite series has been praised as “scorching hot!” and “enticingly sexy!”

A life-long fan of the romance genre, Ella writes contemporary and erotic fiction.

Some of her favorite authors include Tiffany Reisz, Kresley Cole, Riley Hart, J.R. Ward, Erika Wilde, Gena Showalter, and Carly Philips.

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Brooke Blaine is a USA Today Bestselling Author of contemporary romance that ranges from comedy to suspense to erotic. The latter has scarred her conservative Southern family for life, bless their hearts.

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