Her Naughty Holiday by Tiffany Reisz

A feast she wasn't expecting!

Clover Greene would sooner crawl into her oven than host family for Thanksgiving dinner. Yet another annual ritual of too much food, served with a side of criticism over "Clover's Bad Life Choices." This year, she needs to distract them all with a handsome fake boyfriend. And she has the perfect guy in mind.

Contractor Erick Fields is the poster boy for sexy single dads, and Clover has been secretly crushing on him for ages. She certainly wasn't expecting Erick to agree to her insane charade or to add lots of hot, wicked sex to the deal. If they can pull it off, the worst Thanksgiving ever might give them something to be really thankful for!


Yay for more festive romance from Blaze - although to be honest this is strictly a Thanksgiving tale rather than anything Christmassy. Not to worry - it’s still a solid story for a cold, wintery night.

I recently read Tiffany Reisz’s earlier Blaze (Her Halloween Treat) and it’s clear from both books that she has a knack for writing sexy, outdoorsy men who are a little rough around the edges with beards and muscles to spare. And who have dirty mouths and wicked senses of humour. My new ideal man!

The beauty of this tale, other than the wicked hot sex, is definitely the banter between the characters. I honestly thought I’d be put off by the fact that Erick is a single dad - it just adds a different dynamic to what’s billed as a sexy story. But it actually adds something extra to the story and Ruthie is hilarious - a typical sassy teen whose relationship with both Erick and Clover is fabulous.

Erick and Clover are a great pair - different and yet so right for each other. They have chemistry and, as I said before, the banter that is wonderful to read. What I liked is that the tale took a ‘fake boyfriend’ trope (which I admit that I love) and turned it quickly on its head to make it even better.

If I had one tiny gripe about this book it would be that the Thanksgiving showdown went on a teeny bit too long, for my liking. It became unrealistic. Satisfying, but unrealistic.

This book is the perfect read for anyone who likes a holiday romance tale from Blaze. It’s humorous, sexy and with enough romance to keep you smiling. It wasn’t perfect but I’m feeling generous with the season and giving it 5 stars.


224 pages

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Christmas in His Bed by Sasha Summers

http://amzn.to/2gEEzpcTis the season to be naughty…

Newly divorced and back in her hometown, Tatum Buchanan is trying to move on with her life. But she's shocked to discover her ex-husband has rented out her childhood home to her high school sweetheart! And the last thing she expects to see is grown-up Spencer Ryan's cut, hard body. Apparently Tatum's libido doesn't care that Spencer shattered her heart eight years ago…

With the holidays looming and Spencer's presence in her house driving her wild, Tatum strikes a bargain with him—twelve days of no-strings sex. Just so she can get him out of her system. But when the twelve red-hot days of Christmas are over, Tatum isn't sure she can say goodbye to Spencer on December 25!


I do love a quick, sexy Christmas tale and that’s what you get with Blaze - and what you get with this story, too.

I suppose it’s a different kind of Christmas tale as there isn’t much focus on the holiday (except on the fringes of the story) but more of a focus on the relationship between Spencer and Tatum - past, present and possible future.

Both Spencer and Tatum are likeable characters and their motivations are realistic and understandable. I liked them both, loved their chemistry and truly wanted them to work through their problems and get together.

The sex is hot and there’s plenty of it in this story. Perfect for warming up chilly nights in the run up to Christmas.

My only gripe is that the ending was a bit anticlimactic. We’d been building up to it and then…it kind of just fizzled out. I’m not sure what happened but I was just left disappointed. Nothing worse. There was no big declaration, no real excitement and no butterflies in the stomach feeling that I just love at the end of these kind of books. I even picked up my book a couple of hours after finishing it, having forgotten that I actually had finished it.

But there was a happily ever after, I liked the writing style and we got to catch up on characters that I’d read about in a previous Sasha Summers story (this story still stands completely alone so fear not) - so I’m still giving this book 4 stars. It’s Christmas after all and reading Blaze festive stories has become a happy tradition.

And would you look at those sexy stocking on that book cover - where do I get me some of them?


Her Halloween Treat by Tiffany Reisz

Trick or wicked treat!

It was a devastating dirty trick - Joey Silvia just found out her boyfriend of two years is married. What. A. Dick. Joey knows her best chance to get over one guy is to get under another. Of course, heading home to her family's remote cabin in Oregon poses some challenges in the "available men" department until she discovers this cabin comes with its own hot handyman!

Holy crap, Chris Steffensen. When did her brother's best friend turn into a hard-bodied pile of blond-bearded hotness? He's the perfect Halloween treat and a surprisingly dirty rebound guy. For a couple of weeks, anyway. Except that Chris has other ideas like proving to Joey that this blast from the past is a whole lot more than a naughty Halloween hookup.


I was drawn to this story despite being slightly dubious about whether there could ever be a satisfying ending when one of the main characters has just ended a 2 year relationship. I mean literally ‘just ended’ about 2 days prior to the story starting. But I’m a sucker for a big brother’s best friend romance so I had to give it a try.

I’ll admit that it took me longer than usual to get behind Joey as she was (realistically) portrayed as still being hung up on her ex. But almost as soon as she met a grown-up, bearded Chris, I started to completely forget about her ex, just like she did.

Chris and Joey are perfect for each other. Never before have I read about a couple with such banter and humour in their relationship. Sure, it starts off as mostly about sex - and great sex, no less - but it quickly moves into a deeper, more meaningful relationship fuelled by their history together. They had a great connection and I loved them both.

I also really liked the way that Joey felt conflicted about what she wanted and what to do for the best - for herself and for Chris. It felt real and that made me like her more. I know we’re not really expecting mammoth depths from a Blaze novel but the line about doing what you should feel and do versus what you actually feel and do was quite a thought. It made me realise one of the reasons why I’d been wary about this book was because a couple ‘shouldn’t’ fall in love when one of them is on the rebound. And now? I think why the hell can’t they?

I would have loved to read an epilogue of the couple a few months or year later but I’m still giving the book 4 stars.


Second Chances by Kristi Rose

Fourteen years ago Lorelei Parker fell in love with her best friend, Cole Williams, but instead of forever she ended up with a broken heart. Now, if they can put their past behind them, Lorelei and Cole may find a second chance.


I have to admit that this wasn’t the book that I was planning to read when I picked up my kindle. I was already at about 11% before I realised that I had accidentally hit the wrong title when choosing the book I wanted to read next.

But it turned out to be a good mistake to have made.

This book is quite short, 53 pages worth and likely to take you about 20 minutes to half an hour to get through. With that said, it had surprising depth for so short a story and you really do feel connected to the characters and their emotions throughout the story.

The story is set in Florida and I have to show my ignorance here by not really appreciating the customs and idiosyncrasies of small town life in this part of America. There were a lot of ‘y’alls’ and speaking of people’s mama’s and daddy’s to name but two things. Since the author is from those parts, I’m taking it as a true depiction of life in southern Florida and it sounded just lovely.

Cole is back in town after fourteen years and he’s come to realise that he may have professional success but it’s definitely at the cost of the love that he left behind to go to college. He’s pretty much back in town to win back the heart of Lorelei.

However, it’s not as simple as all that as a tragic incident from their past has left some pretty big emotional scars and left trust between the couple almost non-existant. Thankfully, I’ve never been through a similar situation but I felt that they way the couple behaved towards each other had such a ring of truth to it that it made their interplay wholly believable. Again, despite being a short story, there was a realness to it that made it an engaging story.

Cole and Lorelei had a sweetness to them, and with a history - I was always a sucker for a second-chance love story - you definitely will be rooting for the pair to get together.

This is the only Kristi Rose book that I’ve ever read but I liked her writing style and, as I’ve said before, the fond way in which she brings small town living to life. I’m only not giving this book the full 5 stars is because of the rather annoying typos and grammar errors in the book. Still a great story and for a quick read, one I would recommend if you enjoy sweet, second chance romance stories.

This is the first story in a five book series.


53 pages

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