Series: Due South #4
Published by Icon Publishing on April, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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SheÔÇÖs a Holiday GrinchÔÇª
Carly Gatlin doesnÔÇÖt want to spend another Christmas alone. With her beloved father gone, sheÔÇÖs desperate to be part of a familyÔÇöso sheÔÇÖs spending the holidays with her step-brothers on Stewart Island. But even with sand, sun, and not a snowflake in sight, everything reminds her of what sheÔÇÖs lost. So no tree trimming, cookie baking, or kisses under the mistletoe for her, thanks. Especially not from Due SouthÔÇÖs sexy bartender, Kip.
HeÔÇÖs a too-hot-for-his-Santa-suit killjoy...
Kip SullivanÔÇÖs moved hundreds of miles away from his family whoÔÇÖd like to see him married off before his next birthdayÔÇöon Christmas Eve. Then ten days before the big event, his meddling relatives arrive en masse, and dear God, theyÔÇÖre planning to stay. With match-makers breathing down his neck, itÔÇÖs becoming harder to ignore the temptation to unwrap Carly like a present under the tree.
The Kiwi barbecue isn't the only thing sizzling this summer...
Kip agrees to help make CarlyÔÇÖs first New Zealand Christmas special. HeÔÇÖs got five holiday missions to completeÔÇöone involving a frisky fake reindeerÔÇöbefore he hopes to claim a mistletoe kissÔÇªand maybe even CarlyÔÇÖs heart.
Christmas just isnÔÇÖt Christmas without this spicy yet sweet Due South novella.
This Christmas novella is a fun, sexy read any time of the year. Meet Carly Gatlin. SheÔÇÖs recently relocated herself to be close to the only semblance of family she has left: two stepbrothers (one who canÔÇÖt really stand her), a stepmother, stepmotherÔÇÖs ex-husband, and a band of spouses and friends. Oh, and Kip Sullivan, he hot-as-sin bartender in her stepbrotherÔÇÖs restaurant.
SheÔÇÖs on Stewart Island because she doesnÔÇÖt want to remember all of the great memories she had of Christmas because sheÔÇÖll never be able to have them again. So, why not go where it feels like summer and she can try to get through the holiday season?
Carly isnÔÇÖt the only one running away. Kip finally decided it was time to run away from home. He didnÔÇÖt want to be a dairy farmer and it was high time to do something that made him happy. He found some of that happiness on Steward Island. As ones of the resident hotties, Kip was living a good life far away far away from the milking sheds. What he didnÔÇÖt realize is how much happiness plopped into his life until Carly fell off of a ladder and into his heart. As he gets to know her better, he realizes that he wants to be lucky enough ÔÇ£to spend the next 50 or so Christmases with her.ÔÇØ Can Carly get herself out Grinch mode and enjoy this sweet and sexy man who wants to help her relive some of the greatness of Christmases past?
Alvarez delivers the lighthearted fun and sizzling sexÔÇªin a closet, in the bedroom or even with an imposing donkey/reindeer nearby. ItÔÇÖs a fast-paced book that lets you enjoy a budding romance, a tumble in the sheets and the sweetness of finding. Pick up this year-round holiday read for some summer-loving Kiwi Christmas fun!
~Review by Loredana
(Previously posted on TBE)