Review and Giveaway–All That’s Unspoken by Constance Phillips

 

May Contain Spoilers

Review:

All That’s Unspoken is a fast, sweet read, featuring one of my favorite tropes – second chance at love.  The main reason I wanted to read it, though, is because it’s set in Caseville, Michigan, and horses play a small part in the plot.  Since I’m from Michigan, I like to read books set in my home state.

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Novella Review: Revenge of a Chalet Girl by Lorraine Wilson

Revenge of a Chalet Girl: HarperImpulse Contemporary Romance Novella

May Contain Spoilers

Review:

I was a bit disappointed with Revenge of a Chalet Girl.  I really enjoyed the story until Josh’s fiancée arrives in town, and then I was so irritated with him for letting her take advantage of him.  Amy’s behavior also borders on  stalkerish, and some of her decisions made me cringe.

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Merry Christmas!

Our Christmas got off to a rough start, and I had to take Bumble to the local doggie ER.  He ate something he shouldn’t have, and I was concerned, so I rushed him up to see the vet.  Two hours, an examination, and a couple of shots later, he appears to be doing better, but we’ll be staying home today and chilling with the dogs.  It’s given me a chance to try out my new Disney coffee mugs, as well as take a couple of naps with the puppers and read.

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and Happy Holiday.  Enjoy your day, your family, and all of those cookies, candies, and cake you keep trying not to eat.  You can always hit the treadmill tomorrow!

I took the picture  above at Disney World – this is from the gingerbread display at the Contemporary Resort.

Novella Review: Falling for the CEO by Audra North

Falling for the CEO (Entangled Flaunt)

May Contain Spoilers

Review:

Falling for the CEO is a great Christmas read!  It’s angsty and sizzles with tension – this was a finish in one sitting book.  Things got a little shaky near the end, but it has such a feel-good ending that I can’t give it more than a small downward bump for Andrew’s bizarre behavior after he and Meredith sleep together for the first time.  He practically flies out of bed and out of Meredith’s apartment with hardly a word, leaving her devastated.  Sure he had only her best interests at heart, but dude!  Make sure that the woman you care for, and that you know has serious trust issues, understands that you aren’t dropping her like a hot potato!

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Novella Review: After Midnight by Serena Bell

 

May Contain Spoilers

Review:

After Midnight was my favorite novella in the Heating Up the Holidays anthology.  It’s a sexy story with relatable characters that you want to find their HEA.  Both Miles and Nora are at the lowest point in their lives when they meet at a party on New Year’s Eve.  Their attraction is instant and combustible, but events separate them before they have a chance to swap their names, let alone their phone numbers.  Both are on the rebound, and Miles is under the threat of a criminal investigation, so both think that, perhaps, it’s for the best that they didn’t hook up.

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Interview with Rhian Cahill, Author of Secret Santa

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Good morning, Rhian!  Can you please describe yourself in 140 characters or less.

[Rhian Cahill] Indescribable. :)

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about Secret Santa?

[Rhian Cahill] Secret Santa is a sweet little Christmas novella that tells the story a man who’s had enough of waiting for the woman he loves to notice him. He makes a plan and with the help of a set of fake Secret Santa envelopes he’ll convince the woman of his dreams that he’s the best Christmas present she could wish for.

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Spotlight: ‘Tis the Season Christmas Anthology

I had a great time reading the ‘Tis the Season Christmas novellas published by Entangled Publishing under their Indulgence imprint, so I asked the authors to drop by the virtual offices to answer a few questions.  Check out what they had to say!

‘Tis the Season to be Kissed (Entangled Indulgence)  by  Amy Andrews

[Manga Maniac Cafe]  Santa or the Grinch?

[Amy Andrews] Definitely Santa. Love, love, love Christmas. Love the carols and the tree and the decorations and saying Merry Christmas to complete strangers in the street and I love feeling so full I’m going to die on Christmas day and that wonderful family feel to the whole holiday. Freaking love it!

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