Monday, December 31, 2018

BOOK REVIEWS: A NANNY FOR CHRISTMAS by CHRISTINA GEORGE @publicistgal #ContemporaryRomance and A VAMPIRE CHRISTMAS CAROL by CYNTHIA EDEN @cynthiaeden #PNR




Title : A Nanny for Christmas
Author: Christina George
Publisher: Christina George
Published : August 20, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: Author/Kindle Unlimited
Pages: 141
Reading Challenges:  2018 New Release Challenge
 COYER Winter
Purchase: Amazon




Willa, nanny to the children of a Á list actor found herself the subject of gossip magazines when said actor tried to hit on her. As a result, she became persona non grata to every employer and the movie industry. Besides that, there were the indecent proposals from perverted men.
She came to LA to pursue her dream of becoming a famous movie star.  However, The Incident'; between her and the actor forced her to return home to Harper’s Corner. Returning home brought back bittersweet memories.  The memory that hurt the most was that of her ex Jack whom she had left to pursue her dreams four years ago.
So imagine how she felt when she came face to face with the man whose heart she broke. 

The chemistry between them sizzled, but it took time for trust to rebuild. I loved that despite their history their romance moved at a realistic pace. They took some time to get back to what they once shared.

I enjoyed this short, sweet and steamy romance, which featured well-developed characters. It was an easy read. No push and pull and the story flowed smoothly. I also enjoyed the Christmas theme, which reminded me of a Hallmark movie minus the cheesiness. 

Conclusion/Recommendation
If you are a fan of second chance romance and love the Christmas vibe, then A Nanny for Christmas would be the perfect read.







A Nanny For Christmas: A Harper's Corner Series Novella
Willa O’Rourke knows the true story, the story that doesn’t sell magazines.

In less than 8 hours Willa went from being a behind-the-scenes nanny for one of the hottest A-list celebrity couples, to having her picture splashed all over every magazine in the country.

Caught in the arms of her sexy employer, Johnny Blaze.

No one cares that Johnny hit on her, and she repeatedly told him no.

The world thinks Willa O’Rourke is more interesting as the slutty, home-wrecking, opportunistic nanny. She even has a hashtag trending on Twitter. #dirtynanny

Humiliated and desperate to get away from the harsh eyes of Hollywood, she decides to take a short break from her suddenly not so glamorous life and head home for the holidays.

But a quiet Christmas to recoup before heading back to LA wasn’t in the cards.

She immediately runs into Jack, her seriously hot, fireman ex-boyfriend.

Despite Willa’s attempts to keep a low profile, she and Jack are thrown together for a Christmas charity project -- making her wonder if she’s meant for a simpler life in Harper’s Corner after all.











Title : A Vampire Christmas Carol
Author: Cynthia Eden
Publisher: Cynthia Eden
Published : November 6, 2013
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 84
Source: Gifted
Reading Challenges:  COYER Winter, Author Love Challenge
Purchase: Amazon




Ben is on a path of destruction because as far as he is concerned his life is not worth much. Ten years ago, on Christmas eve,  he lost all which was important to him, when a rogue vampire turned him.  Since then Christmas was a reminder of the pain and loss and so, he detests the holiday. He spends his time hunting and killing criminals. Then one fateful Christmas eve while on the verge of killing someone a demon from his past visited him with the offer of redemption. Now he relives his past, see his present and gain a peek at his future.

I enjoyed this short but intriguing paranormal story, which was a nice twist of Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol. The story demonstrated that love is all about making sacrifices.  Ben learnt this lesson well. There were twists I never expected, which made for some interesting moments.

Conclusion/Recommendation
Overall, this was a wonderful read and one I would recommend.






A Vampire's Christmas CarolThis holiday season has bite.

Ben Prescott hates Christmas—he’s a vampire, and to him, there’s certainly nothing jolly about the holiday season. While the humans are running around being merry, he’s hunting in the shadows. Ben plans to spend the holidays his way…by stalking deadly prey.

But fate has other plans for Ben.

Three visitors are coming Ben’s way…A demon who will force Ben to face his past, a ghost who will show Ben the present he could have, and a shifter who will reveal the darkness that waits in Ben’s future. Unless Ben can change his ways, he may just turn into a real monster, one who can’t be saved by anyone or anything.

’Tis the season…to be undead.

Ben’s redemption rests in the hands of the one woman he loved and lost—Simone Laurent. If Ben is going to have a chance at being more than just the beast in the darkness, he has to prove himself to the lovely Simone. A very hard task, considering that, once upon a Christmas Eve, Simone died in Ben’s arms…
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Warning: This book features one very tortured vampire, a sexy ghost from his past, and hot scenes designed to melt the winter snow. Plenty of action, adult situations, and steamy times are ahead. Happy holidays!

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