Review: Holiday with a Twist by Shannon Stacey

Celebrate the holiday’s a little early with this brand new novella from New York Times bestselling author, Shannon Stacey!

Holiday With a Twist

Shannon Stacey

Carina Press

Available November 21st 2016

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Book Summary

After a messy breakup, Leigh Holloway is ready to start her life over. Until her parents put the family home on the market and call her back for one final, memory-making Christmas. The last thing she wants to do is deprive her mom of the perfect holiday, so she’ll lie her way through the visit and worry about her future in the New Year. Too bad the only bar in town is owned by a guy she seriously wronged in high school.

Leigh’s best friend broke Croy Dawson’s heart, and Croy knows it was Leigh’s fault. They’ve never liked each other, but Croy isn’t cruel: he’d never turn away a pretty woman in need of some family-Christmas fortification. He doesn’t expect her to drink just enough candy-cane martinis to tell him her secrets—and he definitely doesn’t expect to get caught up in her holiday madness.

Despite the surprising love and laughter, Croy and Leigh can’t escape the truth: he can’t walk away from his family obligations and she has a life and career to reboot. But anything is possible if your holiday comes with a twist…

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A Fighting Chance by Shannon Stacey (Review)

A Fighting Chance

Author: Shannon Stacey
Publisher: Harlequin
Imprint: Carina Press
Genre:  Romance | Contemporary Romance| Sports Romance
Pages: 152
Release Date: February 1st 2016
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Summary

All work and no play makes Adeline Kendrick a dull girl, so when she heads to a casino resort for a friend’s bachelorette weekend, she’s ready to have a good time. Until she runs into Brendan Quinn, professional fighter and the one who got away—the one her family drove away—and things take a turn for the interesting.

Running into his ex won’t shake Brendan. Even if it brings up the old pain of loving her when she was only slumming. Even if she looks really good. In fact, what better way to get over the past than to take advantage of the still-sizzling chemistry running hot between them? He’s there to win an MMA fight, but he won’t say no to a little physical relief of a different kind.

But when the weekend is over, Adeline isn’t ready to give up her second chance that easily. Brendan is still the one for her, no matter what her family thinks. Now, if only she can convince him of that…

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Review: Controlled Burn by Shannon Stacey

Controlled Burn

Boston Fire

Book Two

Shannon Stacey

384 Pages

Release Date: 11/24/2015


Publisher: Carina Press
Genre: Romance | Contemporary Romance
Series: Boston Fire


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Rick Gullotti lives the good life. He fights fires, dates beautiful women—though none long enough so they cast wistful glances at jewelry stores—and has great friends. And thanks to helping out the elderly couple who own his building, his rent is low. But when concerns about their health lead him to contact their only son, his life starts getting away from him.

Jessica Broussard has no interest in leaving sunny San Diego or her cushy corner office for Boston, but her father—who happens to be her boss—dispatches her to deal with the grandparents she’s never met. She’s unprepared for the frigid winter, loving relatives who aren’t the monsters she’s been led to believe, and the hot, scruffy firefighter who lives upstairs.

At first, Jessica is determined to get back to her comfortable life as quickly as possible. All she has to do is talk her grandparents into selling their monstrosity of a house and moving to a retirement community. But she underestimates Rick’s dedication—and his considerable charm. Nobody’s taking advantage of his friends on his watch, even if that makes the tempting southern California girl with the long legs his adversary. Unfortunately for them both, the only thing more urgent than the matter at hand is their sizzling chemistry, and it’s quickly becoming too strong to resist.

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Review: Heat Exchange by Shannon Stacey

Heat Exchange

Boston Fire

Book One

Shannon Stacey

336 Pages

Release Date: 08/25//2015


Publisher: Carina Press | Format: E-Book
Genre: Romance | Contemporary Romance
Series: Boston Fire | Source: Purchase


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Lydia Kincaid’s shipping back to Boston, but she’s not happy about it. She left to get away from the firefighting community—her father was a firefighter, her brother’s a firefighter and, more important, her ex is a firefighter. But family is number one, and her father needs her help running the pub he bought when he retired. Soon, Lydia finds it hard to resist the familiar comfort and routine, and even harder to resist her brother’s handsome friend Aidan.

Aidan Hunt is a firefighter because of the Kincaid family. He’s had the hots for Lydia for years, but if ever a woman was off-limits to him, it’s her. Aside from being his mentor’s daughter, she’s his best friend’s sister. The ex-wife of a fellow firefighter. But his plan to play it cool until she leaves town again fails, and soon he and Lydia have crossed a line they can’t uncross.

As Aidan and Lydia’s flirtation turns into something more serious, Lydia knows she should be planning her escape. Being a firefighter’s wife was the hardest thing she’s ever done, and she doesn’t know if she has the strength to do it again. Aidan can’t imagine walking away from Boston Fire—even for Lydia. The job and the brotherhood are his life; but if he wants Lydia in it, he’ll have to decide who’s first in his heart.

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Book Releases: For the week of May 25th, 2015


RELEASING THIS WEEK!


Finally His Bride (Montana Born Brides #4)  The Hookup Hoax  Kissing Mr. Wrong  Just One Taste (Pine Mountain, #4.5)  The List (College of Charleston, #1)

Against the Tide (The Brodies of Alaska, #3)  When Darkness Ends (Guardians of Eternity, #12)  Sea Glass Sunrise (The Brides of Blueberry Cove, #1)  Rescuing the Bad Boy (Second Chance, #2)  No Better Man (Heart of the Rockies, #1)

Last of the Red-Hot Riders (Hells Outlaws, #2) A Deal with the Devil Under the Lights (Boys of Fall, #1) Brokedown Cowboy (Copper Ridge, #2) Rules of the Game (Stardust, Texas, #2)

Back to You All of Me (Love Between the Bases, #1)

Review: Falling for Max by Shannon Stacey

Falling for Max (Kowalski Family, #9)Falling for Max by Shannon Stacey

Publisher: Carina Press
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 1st, 2014
Pages: 299 Pages
Series: The Kowalski Family

Max Crawford has reached the point in life where he’s starting to think about settling down. Unfortunately, he’s always been a little awkward when it comes to social interactions, and working from home doesn’t help. He spends so much time alone, painting beautiful, historically accurate model trains that half of Whitford has begun to joke that he may be a serial killer. Not exactly prime husband material.

Tori Burns has found happiness in Maine, thanks in large part to her shifts at the Trailside Diner. She likes the work, and she loves the local gossip. When shy, geeky Max Crawford becomes a regular, she’s intrigued. When she finds out he’s in the market for a wife, she’s fascinated…and determined to help.

Molding Max into every woman’s dream turns out to be much easier than expected. But has Tori’s plan worked a little too well? As she turns his comfortable life all sorts of upside down, she’ll have to find a way to show just how she’s fallen for him…the real him.

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