Offside by Meg Harding

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Author: Meg Harding

Genre: Paranormal, Sports

Length: Novel (206pgs)

Publisher: Oceanside Press (15th May 2018)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖 3 Hearts

Blurb: **Previously Published As Marc’s the Spot with Loose ID**

Marcus “Marc” Lacroix, a red panda shifter, knows who Lucas Grayson is, and up until playing with him during the world cup of hockey, didn’t much care for him. But when he finds out the jaguar shifter with the hot body has a personality to match, he’s a bit blown away. A night of celebration leads the two of them to the bedroom, and they discover that one night might not be enough to finish this thing between them.

Passion grows to love and more than a little kink, and the two make things work despite the obstacles standing in their way. Lucas plays for the Aces and Marc for the Hares, the distance and crazy schedules of a pro-hockey player keeping them apart. Lucas discovers it’s harder to let go of things than he’d thought. When ill-fate strikes, Lucas spirals and Marc has to try and hold them together. It’s one match Marc doesn’t know if he’ll win.

**No content changes have been made, only minor edits.**

ISBN: B07D1CRY9N

Product Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: When I first came across this story, I didn’t immediately pick it up. It wasn’t until I actually realized that it is a paranormal that I decided to give it a try. I have not read many stories by this author, so I wasn’t real sure what I was going to get. I love paranormal romance stories, but am not a fan of anything sports, so it was going to be an interesting read.

Marc is a cute red panda shifter and a goalie. He is not what I had expected to say the least. I am picturing a very small person but he is in fact taller than I had thought. So I put my son in his place and imagined him playing the game, and remembered a couple of goal shots he had done, and got it. Marc has the hots for a player on another team, and things are heating up pretty fast between them.

Lucas is a jaguar shifter and lets just say he is sexy as hell. He is falling for the goalie of another team and damn things are looking up for them both. Then an injury ends his life on the ice, as a player. If you want to know more, read the book.

Now I will say that it is a very cute story, but also very long winded. The story jumps time from meeting to hooking up. It is a long distance romance I suppose. There is no real spice to the story, just a normal romance. If you didn’t know they were shifters, you would not know it through out the story to much. Half the time I forgot they were, because the story is focused on the ice. It is a straightforward romance with just a bit of kink, nothing making the story standout at all.

The guys had chemistry from the start, but the story did not. It came off as a bit boring and dull to me, don’t get me wrong I still liked it a bit, but wouldn’t read it again. It was drawn out and could have been a bit better had there been more excitement to it. However for now, there is nothing to make me want to read it once more. I am sorry, it is a cute story but just off to me.

Contour by Meg Harding

Title: Contour

Series: Shape of You 01

Author: Meg Harding

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novel (215pgs)

ISBN: B078WNKVDK

Publisher: Meg Harding (24th January 2018)

Heat Level:  Low – Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3 ½ Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: Jamie “Roxy” Albright has one great love in his life and room for no other. He lives and breathes makeup. Men are nothing more than temporary distractions and romance… well, that isn’t worth his time. With a burgeoning career as a YouTube makeup artist opening doors to never before dreamed of opportunities, time isn’t something Jamie has and distractions aren’t something he can afford.

Instagram model and shirtless wonder Tyler Jackson is quickly falling for elusive Jamie. How it went from a seemingly innocent message to feelings, he’ll never know. Their chemistry is instant and fiery hot, and Tyler’s never been that good at self control. The challenges are endless, though. There’s Jamie’s walls to break through and a country worth of space between them. And just when things are starting to look up, life throws a wrench in the works.

Purchase Link: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Review: Jamie has had a love of makeup since he was five and now at twenty-three he successfully YouTube‘s makeup advice and has become a bit of a celebrity. He hasn’t got time for deep relationships or romance but when he finally gets up the courage to message Instagram model Tyler he discovers that maybe he wants to make time for more than just a quick fling.

Tyler posts endlessly on Instagram whether it’s pics of himself or his dogs, he has a bit of a modelling career but when he’s contacted by a true beauty he’s amazed that someone so amazing would be interested in him. But with the miles between them and both of their careers taking off spending time with Jamie is proving to be hard, but when you discover the one that’s meant for you sometimes a sacrifice has to be made.

This is a cute story of two men falling into something that proves to be much more than either of them expected.

Contour is a book of its time, Instagram and YouTube play a huge part in Tyler and Jamie even knowing the other exists never mind actually messaging each other or meeting, if not for the online world these two would never have met or discovered just how perfect they are for each other.

For quite some time in this story Tyler and Jamie are apart, their contact is through messages (which we get to enjoy) until they can be together but they hardly ever phone each other… is that a thing now? I couldn’t understand why they wouldn’t have at least phoned each other a couple of times, but maybe my age is beginning to show *shrugs*.

At first Jamie seems to be very flighty and self-centred but we quickly warm up to him as he does show to be more than just a vapid empty head. Tyler comes across as a true sweetheart who adores his dogs and is a general nice guy. Together they make a great couple, but they do live hundreds of miles apart, so a bit of tension does rise.

I liked this story but it didn’t rock my world, while Tyler and Jamie were an interesting couple and their together time was special I felt that their apart time was very impersonal as they just messaged or texted each other while getting to know each other. I don’t know about other people but to me messages and texts are just so impersonal, like you can’t really be bothered to just ring someone and speak to them. Hearing someone’s voice and talking brings nuances that just aren’t there with the written word, hearing the joy in a voice, a suppressed smile, a teasing tone, or hearing the tiredness or the restlessness is what makes a connection and for me that was missing.

But the story is interesting and the characters are fun and sweet, it’s a great story for a lazy afternoon.

Contour by Meg Harding Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys! We have Meg Harding stopping by today with her new release Contour, we have a great excerpt, a brilliant giveaway and my review, so check out the post and enter the giveaway! <3 ~Pixie~

Contour

(Shape of You 01)
by

Meg Harding

Jamie “Roxy” Albright has one great love in his life and room for no other. He lives and breathes makeup. Men are nothing more than temporary distractions and romance… well, that isn’t worth his time. With a burgeoning career as a YouTube makeup artist opening doors to never before dreamed of opportunities, time isn’t something Jamie has and distractions aren’t something he can afford.

Instagram model and shirtless wonder Tyler Jackson is quickly falling for elusive Jamie. How it went from a seemingly innocent message to feelings, he’ll never know. Their chemistry is instant and fiery hot, and Tyler’s never been that good at self control. The challenges are endless, though. There’s Jamie’s walls to break through and a country worth of space between them. And just when things are starting to look up, life throws a wrench in the works.

Amazon US | Amazon UK

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Contour by Meg Harding Release Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys! We have Meg Harding stopping by today with her new release Contour, we have a great excerpt and a brilliant giveaway, so check out the post and enter the giveaway! <3 ~Pixie~

Contour

(Shape of You 01)
by

Meg Harding

Jamie “Roxy” Albright has one great love in his life and room for no other. He lives and breathes makeup. Men are nothing more than temporary distractions and romance… well, that isn’t worth his time. With a burgeoning career as a YouTube makeup artist opening doors to never before dreamed of opportunities, time isn’t something Jamie has and distractions aren’t something he can afford.

Instagram model and shirtless wonder Tyler Jackson is quickly falling for elusive Jamie. How it went from a seemingly innocent message to feelings, he’ll never know. Their chemistry is instant and fiery hot, and Tyler’s never been that good at self control. The challenges are endless, though. There’s Jamie’s walls to break through and a country worth of space between them. And just when things are starting to look up, life throws a wrench in the works.

Amazon US | Amazon UK

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Finding Home by Meg Harding Release Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Meg Harding visiting today with her new release Finding Home, we have a great excerpt and a brilliant giveaway, so check out the post and click that giveaway link! <3 ~Pixie~

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Finding Home

by

Meg Harding

Jaden Matthews has never known his father or his father’s family, but he’s about to get a crash course on having siblings. With the recent passing of his grandmother, he’s discovered he has three half-brothers and part ownership of a gym. In Serenity, Florida. His life in New York has hit a rocky road, so maybe this is the vacation he needs to get things back on track.

Chase Michaels lost his future in a car crash almost ten years ago, and he’s made a new one for himself in Serenity. One that doesn’t include getting emotionally involved with people who are just passing through. But Jaden makes his common sense flee and his gut react. He’s got one month with the man who made him believe in taking a chance.

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Accepting the Fall by Meg Harding Release Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Accepting the Fall

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Meg Harding

Confronting the past is never easy.

Cole Whitaker is happy. He has the job and boyfriend he always wanted. His heart’s in no danger of being broken, and he can’t ask for more from life. As a kindergarten teacher, he sees it all; however, one troublesome student has him reaching out to the parent, wanting to help. There’s something about Savanah that tugs at his heartstrings.

He never expected her father.

Zander Brooks hasn’t had an easy life, and he’s made some mistakes. Freshly retired from the military and working as a firefighter, Zander thought he’d left Cole in the rearview mirror. He’s not expecting him to appear in St. Petersburg, Florida, of all places, teaching his daughter’s kindergarten class. Suddenly, his biggest mistake is being shoved in his face.

This is Zander’s chance to close a door he’d never fully shut, but time with his former flame might change his mind.

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Shifting Views by Meg Harding Cover Reveal, Intro, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hiya guys, we have Meg Harding stopping by today to show off the fantastic cover to her upcoming release Shifting Views, we have a short intro, a great excerpt and a brilliant giveaway, so check out the cover, take a peek at the excerpt and then leave a comment to enter the giveaway! <3 ~Pixie~

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Shifting Views

(The Carlisles 04)
by

Meg Harding

Successful fashion model Denver Carlisle is finally living on his own. He’s got a new apartment, a neighbor who has a problem shutting his blinds, and a local bakery with an owner who makes his knees weak. It’s raining men, and Denver hasn’t gotten any in a long time. Going out on a limb, he asks Ethan Monahan out and resorts to a little exhibitionism for his neighbor. Only to be turned down by both. That’s a first. 

Ethan Monahan runs his own bakery and has a new neighbor who walks around naked. The latter is a little too distracting. When his naked neighbor turns out to be none other than model Denver Carlisle—and the customer who asked him out—Ethan tries to make amends. In a purely friendly way. 

Friendship leads to more, and both men find themselves in over their heads with emotions and compromises. Denver has trust issues that could span the Sahara, and Ethan is a product of the foster system with a chip on his shoulder and a serious wariness of those with money. There’s only one way to reconcile their issues: work together.

Release date: 10th February 2017

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Cursed Miracle by Meg Harding (Bah Humbug Giveaway!)

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Series: 2016 Advent Calendar Bah Humbug

Author: Meg Harding

Genre: Paranormal, Holiday

Length: Short Story (48 Pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (December 14, 2016)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: Two hundred years ago on Christmas Eve, William Mashinter was frozen in time, cursed by his wife to roam the world on his own, waiting for the love of his life to find him. The love of his life, whom she killed. Time hasn’t healed this wound, and William is tired of the happy holiday and the constant reminders of a love that’s been taken from him. But then the impossible happens, and maybe… maybe he can get a new Christmas perspective.

Brady Gallagher has lived three different lives, always aware of the first and most important, yet unable to find the man who will fill in the missing pieces and let him know he’s not crazy. He encounters him at a work event, of all places, but is he willing to throw everything else to the wind and embrace the miracle laid out before him?

ISBN: 978-1-63533-176-9

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/cursed-miracles-by-meg-harding-7970-b

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Back in a time when it was never allowed two men loved each other deeply. Time when marriages were arranged and William was forced to marry a woman.  A woman with a secret that would destroy the two men.  For two hundred years he was forced to roam the world waiting for the man he loved to find him.  Want to know more, read the book.

I have always gotten a kick out of Meg’s stories and this one was no different.  I do hope that she turns this one into a longer story with more details and fun times though.  I hope that the evil witch got what she deserved in the end.  I had fun reading this and can guarantee that you will too.   

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Meg Harding’s Question!

James (Dinner for One) knows the perfect way to apologize. How did he go about winning Bastien’s heart back?

(Just leave a comment with the answer on this post)

MMGBR Bah Humbug Giveaway!

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Checking It Twice by Meg Harding Guest Post, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Meg Harding stopping by with her new release Checking It Twice, we have a brilliant guest post where Meg chats about her research, we have a great excerpt and a fantastic giveaway! So check out the post and click that giveaway link <3 ~Pixie~

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Checking It Twice

(The Carlisles 03)
by

Meg Harding

Closeted professional hockey player Eric Belanger is falling hard for an out-and-proud male model. He’s unable to resist Dorian’s charm and pushing personal boundaries he never thought he’d cross. But Dorian is the kind of guy who deserves someone who isn’t afraid to be himself. Eric’s fears about what coming out will do to his career clash with the future he hopes to build with Dorian. He knows he’ll eventually have to make a choice.

Dorian Carlisle knows better than to date a man who wants to keep him a secret, but there’s something about Eric he can’t ignore. So he’ll take the risk, and it’ll be all right, because this isn’t a forever romance. He’s happy to live in the moment. But somehow, at some point, feelings sneak up on him and he’s not okay anymore. At a breaking point, Dorian must also make a decision. Their time together will either be the start of something wonderful or nothing more than a happy memory. 

Release date: 28th November 2016

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Bah Humbug MM Good Book Reviews Giveaway Coming Soon!

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Hey everyone! I’m just here today to give you the heads up for MM Good Book Reviews upcoming month long giveaway which starts on the 1st December 2016. 

MM Good Book Reviews has asked each of the Bah Humbug Advent Calendar authors to submit a question which you readers will be able to answer. And most of them agreed! So throughout the month of December EVERY DAY we’ll have a review from the Bah Humbug Advent and the books author will ask a question… all you have to do is to answer the question in the comments for that review.

What will you win? Well I’m feeling very generous this year so MM Good Book Reviews has the most AMAZING prizes… especially for those of you who will be feeling the pennies pinching in the New Year! 4th & 3rd prizes are $25 Dreamspinner Press Credits, 2nd prize will be $50 Dreamspinner Press Credits and 1st prize is an astounding $100 Dreamspinner Press Credits!  

I know you’re thinking ‘what’s the catch’. Let me assure you there’s no catch whatsoever other than needing a Dreamspinner Press account if you win, oh and needing to get the answers correct 😉

The best thing about the giveaway is… there’s 31 chances to win! Yep if you comment on every Bah Humbug review with the correct answers then your name will be pinned 31 times to the corkboard (darts! It’s gonna be so fun on New Years Day) if you get 26 correct answers then your name will be pinned 26 times on the corkboard, easy.

And while it would be nice if you visited us every day in December you don’t have to, that’s right you could just visit once a week or if you’re really pushed for time then just once on the 31st Dec, I’ll be creating a page with all the links to the reviews and questions so you won’t have to miss any 🙂

So guys why don’t you nip over to Dreamspinner Press, check out the Bah Humbug Advent and take a look at the stories that have made me feel super generous this year <3

Don’t forget the MM Good Book Reviews Bah Humbug Giveaway starts on the 1st December! 

Lots of huggles & snuggles ~Pixie~

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There’s always that one guy for whom the holiday season is anything but jolly. It’s a bother, a trial, or in a few cases, a downright misery, but in the end, the holidays bring hope, love, and cheer to even the darkest of days. What else but love would get Scrooge willingly under the mistletoe?

Holiday reading fun! A story delivered automatically to your bookshelf each day in December. More than 400,000 words of romantic fiction in 31 stories that would sell individually for a total of $85.69. Buy the package early and save:

November* – $49.99

*Sale of packages for daily delivery ends Nov. 25.

Beginning December 1, stories will be available individually as priced or as a bulk package for $64.99.

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Will You Be My Escort by Meg Harding Guest Post, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Meg Harding popping in today with her upcoming release Will You Be My Escort, we have a short guest post from Meg, a great excerpt and a fantastic giveaway, so check out the post and click that giveaway link <3 ~Pixie~ 

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Will You Be My Escort

(The Carlisles 02)
by

Meg Harding

Jackson Carlisle has rotten luck with men and women, and after an especially bad situation, he takes a step back from romance. But with a two-week family reunion in Hawaii looming, his mom is determined to set him up with one of the sweet singles she knows would be perfect for him. A normal person would tell her no and be done with it. Instead, Jackson tells her he has a boyfriend. The only problem? He doesn’t.

Aaron Wilkes is an escort. He’s a little surprised when a friend’s girlfriend hires him to date her brother, but he’s had stranger jobs. Jackson is cute, and he thinks a fling with Aaron might be just the kind of no-strings-attached fun he needs to get over his dry spell. As they explore the islands together, their carefully laid plans begin to get away from them. Feelings aren’t supposed to come into play, but that shouldn’t be a problem. After all, you can’t fall in love in two weeks….

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Dinner for One by Meg Harding Guest Post, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi peeps, we have Meg Harding popping in today with her upcoming release Dinner for One, we have a fantastic guest post from Meg, a wonderful exclusive excerpt and a fabulous giveaway! So check out the post and click that giveaway link <3 ~Pixie~

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Dinner for One

by

Meg Harding

Bastien isn’t used to bad reviews. His French restaurant is the toast of the town, and when a well-known critic insults it, he’s left off-kilter. Luckily for him he’s found a distraction. He’s just met an attractive writer at his niece’s school bake sale. He’s into food, into Bastien and the touch of kink they share, and there’s a chemistry between them that might make the perfect recipe. 

James isn’t expecting to meet a good-looking French chef at a bake sale, but he’s not going to let the chance slide. It comes as a surprise when the chef turns out to be the owner of a place he knows—and has reviewed—and it puts James in a sticky situation. So he might have to omit some pertinent information to make it work… at least for now.

Release date: 13th July 2016

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To Arizona by Meg Harding

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Series: Dreamspinner Press 2016 Daily Dose package “A Walk on the Wild Side.”

Author: Meg Harding

Genre: Paranormal/Shifters

Length: 46 pages

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (June 1, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts

Blurb: Dustin Charleston has just been traded to the Arizona Hares hockey team. As an otter, he’s not too pleased by this. Arizona is dry, he’s leaving his home behind, and he has to move in with a stranger. Things take an even steeper plunge when he meets his roommate.

Chandler Kipling is the captain of the Hares, a least weasel, and he’s got a bit of a thing for his new teammate. Too bad that teammate seems to hate him. And Chandler’s romantic strategies leave something to be desired. Will Dustin be able to get the message he’s trying to send?

With a little time, their nightmare might turn into a dream—if they can get past their differences.

ISBN: 978-1-63477-494-9

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/to-arizona-by-meg-harding-7146-b

Reviewer: Lisa

Review: Dustin has just been traded to the Arizona Hares. He wondered if they even had lakes, because his otter was not pleased one bit. What’s more, his new captain is getting on his nerves. That is until Chandler shows him that he wants to get on more than just that.

This is a fun little read, just perfect for that stress free break one would need. It has quite a bit of humor to it which was not a surprise but quite enjoyable. I love the unique characters and the fact that they play hockey. I just got a kick out of that little twist to this story.

It was fun and I would definitely recommend it.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

The Last Favor by Meg Harding Blog Tour, Guest Post, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Meg Harding popping in with the tour to her upcoming release The Last Favor, we have a great guest post, a fantastic excerpt and a brilliant giveaway, so enjoy the post and click that giveaway link <3 ~Pixie~

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The Last Favor

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Meg Harding

Three years ago Andrew Wilson and Flynn Barnett were in a relationship, until Flynn made a mistake that nearly cost Andrew his life. Andrew walked away from the FBI, his home, and his partner, and started over back in Montreal, running a restaurant. 

Fast forward to the present and Andrew is knee-deep in preparations for his sister’s wedding. When an ex-colleague calls to ask for one last favor, the last person he expects to walk through his door is Flynn, in need of a place to stay. Only thing is, Andrew can’t say no. 

Two weeks of wedding hijinks bring back all the old feelings that have simmered below the surface. Caught in a cycle of fighting and making up, the two men try to figure out if there’s anything they can salvage. And even if there is, Andrew can’t be sure this time will be any different.

Release date: 6th April 2016
Pre-order: Dreamspinner Press | Amazon  | ARe

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Quite A Spectacle by Meg Harding

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Series: Dreamspinner Press 2014 Advent Calender package “Celebrate!”
Author: Meg Harding
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Novella (56 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (December 1st, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: Max moved away from his family to be with Michael, and his family never got over it. Now, for the first time in almost a decade, he’s going to return to London for Christmas celebrations. He’s confident his family will welcome Michael with open, loving arms. At least that’s what he tells himself.

Michael doesn’t have his head buried in the sand. He knows he has a lot to prove this Christmas, and he’s not sure if he’s up to the task. All these years and he’d never considered having to spend a holiday with Max’s family. Now that it’s happening he’s not scared to admit it – he’s terrified.

A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2014 Advent Calender package “Celebrate!”

ISBN: 978-1-63216-748-4

Product Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=5844

Reviewer: Prime

Review: Max and Michael are an established couple, they’ve been together for years, have a home and they have their fur-child, a dog called Buddy. Michael has met Max’s family before, but it seems it has always ended in some sort of disaster – at least in Michael’s mind. To top it off, this is first Christmas they’ve actually flown back to London to spend with Max’s family.

In a comedy of errors, it seems indeed that there must a curse on Michael when it comes to travelling. I definitely felt sorry for the guy. But somehow the guys get have a great time and Michael makes some much needed progress with Max’s family. It’s a harrowing trip for the couple but an enjoyable read.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

The Lawyer Under the Tree by Meg Harding

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Series: 2013 – Heartwarming Advent Calendar

Author: Meg Harding

Genre: Contemporary Romance / Holiday

ISBN: 978-1-62798-600-7

Length: Novelette (57 pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (December 1st. 2013)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts

Reviewer: Thommie

Blurb: Christmas parties aren’t Travis Buckley’s thing. He’s far too cynical and set in his ways. Too bad his bosses don’t care what he wants. Travis had better lawyer up and make the firm proud by contributing to a charity auction giving out dates with gorgeous men. It’s not really a hardship, except Travis might just buy a bit more than he bargained for.

Happy-go-lucky Cameron Ward runs the charity and has a lawyer for a brother, so he knows all about the secrets underneath those staid personas. This year, with a little help from his brother’s firm, Cameron’s setting out to be the crown jewel of the charity auction. Of course, every crown jewel needs a king—and Cameron knows exactly who he wants.

A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2013 Advent Calendar package “Heartwarming.”

Product Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=4502

Review: So here, I am starting this book and I’m loving the shark-type the main character is. Travis is a lawyer. A lawyer! He is confident and smart; the best lawyer of his firm always takes what he wants, and always the one to be in charge. He dislike the holidays, the many people doing the touristy thing, the charities that are charities only so the sharks will look like good nice ole boys, and old rich ladies with claws for hands. Arguments are his oxygen and right there resides his weakness. Do you love the main character so far? I did, he’s raw material for a laughing session and laugh I did.

Enter Cameron, Travis’ boss’ brother. That little sneak. You have the impression something’s not right when Ward, Travis’ boss, orders Travis to bid on his brother’s auction and buy a date with him. You know that there is a catch, especially when Cameron appears to be a young twink, essentially a prey to Travis’ wolf, but damn if you expect what’s hidden behind that lovely twinky face.

The phrase “you met you master” comes to mind when I think about this story and it’s just like that. I loved every little thing that happened. The writing proved brilliant into making you feel the whole extend of this little story. The portrayal of the characters was brilliant; I so loved the lawyer. He was everything one might expect from one and then some. I loved the fact Cameron put Travis out of his comfort zone so easily, I loved how he played it, I loved how he took control out of his hands so effortlessly keeping Travis on his toes. Most of all I loved how they ended their night. That was just hot, what can I say, when one begs for a spanking you just have to deliver.

The story is fun and funny (albeit on Travis’ expense). It is also sweet and romantic. The ending was just lovely and after a semi intense read, I felt it was more than proper to end on a “sappy” note. I loved it and I would recommend it to all of you who like a nice, surprising, romantic read.