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review 2017-10-02 03:11
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Daniel's Christmas: Night Stalkers [Paperback] [2012] (Author) M L Buchman - M. L. Buchman

This is the 3rd book in The Night Stalkers series.  It is also known as # 1 in the Night Stalkers: White House series.  This book can be read as a standalone novel.  To avoid spoilers, and have a greater understanding of this acclaimed series, please read this series in order.


Daniel is White House Chief of Staff, and all that comes with it.  This keeps him too busy to have a personal life of any kind.  Lately, he wonders will he ever take the time for one?


Alice is an expert in her field.  She comes up with an important strategy the President needs to discuss with her.  This puts her right in Daniel's path.....


Such a quick paced and hot read.  Like all books in this series, your heart nearly jumps out of your chest reading.  Look for the advent calendar and some realIy romantic scenes!  I cannot wait to read more in this incredible series.  I give this a 4/5 Kitty's Paws UP!



***I received a free copy of this title from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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review 2017-08-19 21:15
Brief Thoughts: One Snowy Night (novella)
One Snowy Night: A Heartbreaker Bay Christmas Novella - Jill Shalvis,Karen White

One Snowy Night
by Jill Shalvis
audio book narrated by Karen White
Heartbreaker Bay #2.5 (novella)



It’s Christmas Eve and Rory Andrews is desperate to get home to the family she hasn’t seen in years.  Problem is, her only ride to Lake Tahoe comes in the form of the annoyingly handsome Max Stranton, and his big, goofy, lovable dog Carl.

Hours stuck in a truck with the dead sexy Max sounds like a fate worse than death (not), but Rory’s out of options.  She’s had a crush on Max since high school and she knows he’s attracted to her, too.  But they have history… and Max is the only one who knows why it went south.

They’ve done a good job of ignoring their chemistry so far, but a long road trip in a massive blizzard might be just what they need to face their past… and one steamy, snowy night is all it takes to bring Max and Rory together at last.

One Snowy Night was a potentially sweet and fun little romance, with a road trip in snowy weather, and some thought-provoking ideas about forgiveness, change, growing up... the works.  Rory and Max were both nice characters, although they don't really stand out all that well.  Rory is the typical, down-on-her-luck girl, who has had a rough go of things, who is trying to get her life back together and make amends with her past.  Max is Standard Broody Alpha Male #1, who is also letting things in his past influence his decisions in present day.

To be honest, the conflict between Rory and Max was a rather legit, realistic issue.  The biggest problem that I kept seeing was that the two didn't know how to talk to each other.  Max is pissed at Rory for some reason, Rory has secrets she doesn't want to talk about.  And thus, it makes for a very lonely, and quiet car ride, when neither of the two want to talk at all about anything.

I got a little frustrated when Rory realized that something big was bugging Max that had to do with their high school years.  He didn't want to talk about it, and so Rory decided that she wouldn't ask him, despite the fact that she really wanted to find out why Max had a chip on his shoulder about her.  And thus, that carried on for a bit of time and made me roll my eyes.

Because, yes, let's just NOT talk about what the problem is and let it fester while the two of you drive for a few hours together in the wintry blizzard.

My feelings of relief was palpable when some nice old couple gave Rory the tip that she needed to look to the past to figure out how to fix her present.  I probably would have just told her that she just needed to learn to talk to Max, and vice versa, but I guess the old lady put it in a more worldly way.

Anyway, this is a cute little romance, probably not something I'd come back to.

Unless there's more of Carl, the big and goofy doberman to see; now HE was probably the best part of the book!



Source: anicheungbookabyss.blogspot.com/2017/08/brief-thoughts-one-snowy-night-novella.html
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review 2017-03-01 08:27
All Through the Night by Suzanne Brockmann
All Through the Night: A Troubleshooter Christmas - Suzanne Brockmann

Jules Cassidy has been one of my favorite characters in this series, and although I had my reservations about him being paired off with Robin in all his self-destructive glory, those doubts are gone ever since the ending of Force of Nature and this book only confirms that.

This installment is more of a collection of vignettes detailing the little episodes in the lives of this wonderful, head-over-heels couple as they move closer and closer to the big day when they'll tie the knot. Short stories, ranging from funny, sweet, to sad and even suspenseful, with a plethora of old characters coming back for a (sometimes not very) welcome visit, but with Jules and Robin (and their big day) serving as glue and main arc.

I loved revisiting old couples—and why is everybody seemingly pregnant at the same time?—but this collection also had two big problems. The biggest was Adam butting in when he was neither needed nor wanted (and I didn't particularly care about this collection sawing the seed for his story, albeit short), the second being Dolphina and Will who weren't that "inspiring", and mostly hoarded "screen time" that would've been much better spent with Jules, Robin and even the rest of the gang.

Still, this was a great little "longer novella", sweet, cute, lovable, and romantic. A perfect coda to the Jules/Robin storyline, marking the end of one era, and the beginning of another for this wonderful couple.

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review 2017-01-26 01:47
Christmas at Steel Beach (The Night Stalkers #9) by M.L. Buchman
Christmas at Steel Beach (The Night Stalkers) - M. L. Buchman




NAME: Gail Miller
RANK: Chief Steward
MISSION: To win the Admiral Ney Culinary Award for Best Navy Mess.

NAME: Sly Stowell
RANK: Chief Petty Officer & hovercraft pilot.
MISSION: To honor the Navy he loves.

Gail Miller cares only about cooking the very best food for those who choose to serve. When assigned to the USS Peleliu, the Navy serves her far more than she bargained for. Sly Stowell’s home aboard the USS Peleliu comes under threat of a changing Navy. He must decide if he can change with it.

When the Night Stalkers take over the ship and international crises call, their commitment and their hearts are tested to the limit. Will they still be there when the time comes to spend Christmas at Steel Beach?




While Christmas at Steel Beach carries Buchman's signature traits as far as writing goes the plot didn't catch my interest as his books usually do and are really great at keeping.

Its short, its dramatic a little maddening but its good for those too busy to delve into a full novel.



M.L. Buchman




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review 2016-12-19 03:53
Starry Night: A Christmas Novel - Debbie Macomber I won Starry Night by Debbie Macomber from ABC50 Book Club contest. It was a cute and easy read. It has a perfect mixture of humor and romance. I love both main characters Carrie and Flinn. They are a great couple and have loads of chemistry. A perfect novel for the Christmas season.
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