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Friday, November 27, 2015

Giveaway: The Striker by Monica McCarty

Six years ago, Eoin "Striker” MacLean endured the greatest betrayal of his life, a disaster that led Robert the Bruce to a crushing defeat and left Eoin without the spirited woman who ruled his heart. Eoin knew that falling in love with his sworn enemy’s daughter was risky, dividing him between a possessive desire for beautiful Margaret MacDowell and an undying loyalty to his king. He promised Bruce that he would keep his fiery bride in the dark about the elite Highland Guard, but he could not predict the dire consequences his secret would have on his young marriage. Nor could he foresee how surrendering to temptation could cripple Bruce’s cause, forcing Eoin to blame his wife—and himself for trusting her.
Now, as Bruce prepares to challenge the resistance’s remaining strongholds, Eoin finally has his chance for revenge against the woman he once loved so fiercely and her entire clan. But when ferociously independent Margaret reveals a surprise that unites her with Eoin, neither of them will let their love go down without a fight.
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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Dashing Through the Snow by Debbie Macomber

Title: Dashing Through the Snow
Author: Debbie Macomber
Publisher: 19 November 2015 by Random House UK, Cornerstone
Pages: 256 pages
How I Read It: ARC book
Genre: womens fiction, holiday/Christmas, romance, chick lit
My Rating: 2.5 crowns

Savor the magic of the season with #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber’s newest Christmas novel, filled with warmth, humor, the promise of love, and a dash of unexpected adventure.

Ashley Davison, a graduate student in California, desperately wants to spend the holidays with her family in Seattle. Dashiell Sutherland, a former army intelligence officer, has a job interview in Seattle and must arrive by December 23. Though frantic to book a last-minute flight out of San Francisco, both are out of luck: Every flight is full, and there’s only one rental car available. Ashley and Dash reluctantly decide to share the car, but neither anticipates the wild ride ahead.

At first they drive in silence, but forced into close quarters Ashley and Dash can’t help but open up. Not only do they find they have a lot in common, but there’s even a spark of romance in the air. Their feelings catch them off guard—never before has either been so excited about a first meeting. But the two are in for more twists and turns along the way as they rescue a lost puppy, run into petty thieves, and even get caught up in a case of mistaken identity. Though Ashley and Dash may never reach Seattle in time for Christmas, the season is still full of surprises—and their greatest wishes may yet come true.

My Thoughts
I just love Christmas books, and promise myself one such book at this time of year to help get me in the festive spirit. Let's put it out there right from the start, this is a fun, holiday romance.  I just loved that it was light and funny (I read it in a weekend) - no deep and meaningful to be found in this read. 

Sometimes you need those books - you know the kind - where you know exactly what is going to happen from the first moment they meet. This is about the journey to that destination and the fun things that happen along the way. It is silly, it is predictable - and that's okay, for that is the point of this story.

For me to read a book over a weekend is quite an accomplishment - but this is not a long read - in fact, just the right length for all the craziness that goes on. I liked the story and the characters enough to just accept it for what it was - no more, no less. There is talk is of a Hallmark movie in the USA, to which this could be perfectly adapted. 

'Dashing Through the Snow' is a lively short book, very fast to read, and I enjoyed it. If you like romantic Christmas books with a light plot, then you should give this one a try.

"Her plans had been thwarted in the most surprising of ways. Instead, she'd found herself dashing through the snow in a twist of fate".

This review is based on a complimentary copy from the publisher and provided through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The quoted material may have changed in the final release.