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About CHASING CHRISTMAS EVE:
Run for the hills—temporarily. That’s Colbie Albright’s plan when she flees New York for San Francisco. Wrangling her crazy family by day and writing a bestselling YA fantasy series by night has taken its toll. In short, Colbie’s so over it that she’s under it. She’s also under the waters of a historic San Francisco fountain within an hour of arrival. Fortunately, the guy who fishes Colbie out has her looking forward to Christmas among strangers. But she’s pretty sure Spencer Baldwin won’t be a stranger for long.
Spence’s commitment to hiding from the Ghosts of Relationships Past means he doesn’t have to worry about the powerful—okay, crazy hot—chemistry he’s got with Colbie. Just because she can laugh at anything, especially herself… just because she’s gorgeous and a great listener…just because she “gets” Spencer immediately doesn’t mean he won’t be able to let Colbie go. Does it?
…and hope for a miracle.
Now the clock’s ticking for Colbie and Spence: Two weeks to cut loose. Two weeks to fall hard. Two weeks to figure out how to make this Christmas last a lifetime
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SASCHA DARLINGTON’S REVIEW
It occurred to me as I was reading Jill Shalvis’ Chasing Christmas Eve that I hadn’t bothered to read the blurb, which is typically the prerequisite before reading a novel unless the author is one of your favorites and you know that you’re going to read the book regardless. Let’s just say, Jill Shalvis didn’t let me down.
Chasing Christmas Eve was the perfect book for me to read right now. I’ve been feeling a little overwhelmed and sad and despite that I laughed out loud many times while reading this romantic comedy. Any novel that can offer escapism that makes you forget your funk even momentarily is a find indeed.
Colbie and Spence may be two of my favorite Shalvis characters ever. They are both good-hearted, quirky workaholics who try to fix things for other people. Colbie is a best-selling YA writer who has been taking care of her family since she was little after her father walked out. Spence is a geek who frequently becomes so immersed in his inventions that he forgets about everything else. Until Colbie comes along.
The Meet Cute involving a dog and a fountain was charming. I was immediately captivated.
The novel is equal parts funny and romantic and steamy as well as insightful. Chasing Christmas Eve is happiness.
While Chasing Christmas Eve is number four in the series, it can be read as a standalone.
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
rating: 5 out of 5 butterflies
Spence drew in a deep, shuddering breath that wasn’t much steadier than hers and pulled off his now crooked glasses. “Hang on a second.” He tossed them aside. “I need to check on something.”
“What?” she asked warily.
Once again he slowly drew her in, his eyes heated and focused on hers, infusing her with some of his calm. “I want to see if this is how it’s going to be.”
“How what’s going to be?” she whispered.
His kiss started out just as slow and thoughtful as the first, all careful control. But when his tongue touched hers, control flew straight out the window.
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About Jill Shalvis:
New York Times and USA Today 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 sexy contemporary and award-winning books wherever romances are sold and click on the blog button above for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.
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I promised a Christmas Wrap-up (haha…pun almost intended) a week or so back. I have read a handful of Christmas romances starting since September and I wanted to revisit my favorites in case you are looking for something funny and sweet. As you can imagine, my favorites combine not only romance but a sense of humor, fun, and in some cases, some steaminess. Hopefully you can find something to enjoy!
5 Butterfly Rating:
The 12 Dares of Christmas: I loved this book! It is fun! It is sexy! It it is ridiculously sweet and big-hearted! I loved Gabe and Lauren!
The Trouble with Mistletoe: There are many laugh-out-loud moments. This is another book where I was almost constantly smiling while reading it.
4 Butterflies and a Ladybug:
Welcome Home For Christmas: I promise you that this one is to read when you just want something nice and romantic and fun.
In Mistletoe: I found this to be the perfect little Christmas romance with all of the ingredients of Christmas music, getting the tree, decorations, mistletoe and sweet, sweet romance.
We Need a Little Christmas: conveyed the spirit of the season with all of its love and nostalgia and family in a special way.
Kiss Me for Christmas: consists of three short stories that burgeon with the Christmas Spirit and it’s probably the cheapest and maybe the most satisfying of gifts
One Snowy Night: a perfect diversion, funny and sweet and romantic.
Love Me at Midnight: Definitely read for the charm of Lyric and Quinn (loved Quinn!)! (It’s also still on sale for $.99, which won’t last too much longer!