Friday, 16 November 2018


Book Beginnings is a book meme hosted by Rose City Reader where participants share the first sentence (or so) of the book, along with initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.
The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice, and the rules are quite simple: Grab a book, any book, turn to page 56 or 56% in your e-reader. Find any non-spoilery sentence(s) and post.
This week’s book: 

36220363Goodreads Summary: 

Who needs mistletoe? 

Most people wouldn't think of a bad Santa case as the perfect Christmas gift. Then again, Molly Malone, office manager at Hunt Investigations, isn't most people, and she could really use a distraction from the fantasies she's been having since spending the night with her very secret crush, Lucas Knight. Nothing happened, not that Lucas knows that — but Molly just wants to enjoy being a little naughty for once...

Whiskey and pain meds for almost-healed bullet wounds don't mix. Lucas needs to remember that next time he's shot on the job, which may be sooner rather than later if Molly's brother, Joe, finds out about them. Lucas can't believe he's drawing a blank on his (supposedly) passionate tryst with Molly, who's the hottest, smartest, strongest woman he's ever known. Strong enough to kick his butt if she discovers he's been assigned to babysit her on her first case. And hot enough to melt his cold heart this Christmas. 



It took Lucas Knight longer than it should have to realize he had a woman in his bed, but to be fair, he had a bitch of a hangover. Even worse than that, last night was a blur, prompting him to take quick stock. One, there was a bundle of sweet, soft curves against him.


“I love the mountains and especially snow,” she admitted softly, staring out the window. “It’s calm and quiet and . . .”
“And . . .” She didn’t answer. Romantic. He’d bet that’s what she’d been about to say and he agreed. The snow was deceptively romantic. All of which added up to nothing but trouble. 


I just finished reading this book and absolutely loved it! If you are looking for a festive romance read with some mystery involving a bad Santa, this is the book you should go for!

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  1. This sounds exactly like the kind of books I love to read at Christmas time and I've been wanting to read a Jill Shavis book (since everyone has been featuring them lately). See what book I'm featuring this week at Girl Who Reads

  2. She writes some sweet reads!!! Happy weekend!

  3. I love Shalvis and this series. I need to get to this one before the next one comes out, and I like how all of them have come Christmas connection.