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Thursday, October 4, 2018

HOT WINTER NIGHTS by Jill Shalvis - REVIEW + GIVEAWAY!

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Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.

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Today, we're joining Harper Collins Publishers for the latest release from author Jill Shalvis.  Excited?  You definitely should be because this title has us paying a visit to Heartbreaker Bay and we all know what that means, right?  Uber fun times filled with friends, family, hot tech guys, hot millionaires, hot bodyguard/surveillance teams, hot...well, HOT WINTER NIGHTS to not put TOO fine a point on it.  😉 Gee, I wonder where the title came from...*giggle*  Anywho, suffice it to say that the moment I heard this one was coming down from the publishing gods, I already had my virtual bags packed and ready to go...and if you're ready to join me, this beauty is recently IN STORES NOW, but also on the blog today!  So, ready...set...READ all about...


Heartbreaker Bay series, Book 6
by
Jill Shalvis
9780062741837
Avon Books

About the book...
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.


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This holiday season, Santa isn't the only one delivering the goods...
...were you naughty or nice?

I know, I know.
The world says...it's October!  Time to read some horror! 🎃
Here I am saying...ho ho ho!  Time for some holiday reading! 🎅
The thing is as much as I want to follow the current seasonal trend, some of my favorite authors are releasing holiday titles RIGHT NOW and who am I to say no to READING the heck out of them?!  Seriously though, even with the story taking place around the holidays, I'd read this series anytime, anywhere, anyhow because it's just that good!  Take this installment for example...

Molly is Joe's younger sister, whom we met more intimately in another series release, and Lucas is one of his and her coworkers.  She's the office assistant, intel provider, and investigator...behind the scenes.  She WANTS to be out there in the field with her own casework, helping those that need the help, fighting the good fight out from behind a desk.  Problem?  Working with an overprotective brother and his alpha male squadron of manly men...with hearts of gold, mind you, but still....a girl wants to do what a girl wants to do.  Oh, and there is the little issue of a physical challenge she has to deal with, but she's a trooper, and can totally handle anything that comes here way...a perfect example of never underestimate the little guy (or gal).  Lucas on the other hand is one of those alpha male manly men, and while sworn to keeping his distance from the distracting allure of Molly, his latest "job" seems to have landed him out of the proverbial pot and straight into the FIRE.  Oh yes, there will be sparks, but they'll also be danger, ill-filling elf costumes, bad Santa's, secrets both kept and revealed...with the biggest one of all exposing them both like nothing else can.  They've BOTH brave and true...but can they be true to THEIR hearts?


OMG.  Did I say that I LOVE THIS SERIES because really I LOVE THIS SERIES!  It's like coming home every time I pick up another novel in the set, yet newcomers to Heartbreaker Bay need not fear because they also work as standalone titles!  Of course, WHY would you want to read only one when you could READ THEM ALL?  Am I right?  Let's just assume that's a yes.  😉   Anyway, Molly was such a breath of fresh air to finally get to know, and yet so much like her brother that I had moments of deja vu from his story.  Really, the visit with dear old dad with Lucas in tow, total flashback moment!  The thing is though, they were there for each other through thick and thin, with a lot more thin than would be preferred, so the similarities of keeping their pasts hidden, holding tight the reins on their emotions, and not letting people past their walls easily were total no brainers...well that last one held until Lucas.  *sigh*  Sorry, but there's definitely something about this guy that will tug at your heartstrings (among other places *smirk*) because although he's a total alpha, he's so considerate without being condescending, so helpful without being overbearing, so careful and yet when it comes to the heart, there's really only so careful you can be.

In the end, my visit to Heartbreaker Bay was FABULOUS as usual, and I couldn't recommend the trip any more than if I bought your ticket for you (although in a way I did, or rather the publisher did, but we'll get to that in just a sec...).  It's bursting at the seams with cheer and good will toward men/women....unless they happen to be doing unscrupulous things, and then they are far game because hello, naughty list!  Be sure to say hello to the gang from previous releases, and give a wave to Eddie...just, umm, don't buy the mistletoe, okay?  😉 



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About the author...


New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit her website, www.jillshalvis.com, for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.



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Special thanks to Julie at HarperCollins Publishers for the copy for review as well as the chance to bring this tour to you. (THANKS!) For more information on this title, the series, the author, or the publisher, feel free to click through the links provided above. This title is available now via Avon Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, so be on the lookout for it on a bookstore shelf or virtual retailer of your choosing. Be sure to check out the other stops along the tour making its way through the blogosphere as we speak for more bookish fun!

BEFORE YOU GO...
DON'T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO WIN!



Up for grabs...(1) print copy of Hot Winter Nights by Jill Shalvis!

Just fill out the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win.

The rules...
*Open to US/Canada residents only; no P.O. Boxes please
Entries accepted through midnight CST October 12, 2018.
Winner will be drawn, contacted, and given 48 hours to respond with their full mailing information to be passed on to the publisher for prize send out.  If no response is received in the given time frame, a new winner will be chosen.  SFIR is not responsible for lost prizes. 


Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!

5 comments:

Cheryl Hastings said...

I can’t wait to read this...I love this series!

penney said...

Yes I have Chasing Christmas Eve I loved that story, and many more by her. Great review thank you
Penney luvhistoricalromance(at)gmail.com

traveler said...

Rainy Day Friends is a book which I enjoyed very much. Thanks for this lovely feature.

Marcia White said...

I have read all of Jill Shalvis' most recent books (of the last 10 yrs). Some humor, some heat, well written stories. What is not to like about a Jill Shalvis book?

Marcia White said...

I can't wait to read this story. I look forward to each and everyone of Jill's books!

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