Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Release Day Review ~ A Greene Family Christmas by Piper Rayne ~ @PiperRayneRocks @valentine_pr_

A Greene Family Christmas by Piper Rayne is now live!

Preparing a Christmas to remember is no small feat with a family the size of the Greenes.

Especially when the woman who has always been the planner down to every minute detail, falls ill only five days before the holiday. The family has no choice but to scramble to ensure that nothing is amiss. Cookies need to be decorated, gingerbread houses assembled and decorations to be hung. They’ll need all hands on deck, both young and old, to make this holiday happen. But of course, what would a Greene Christmas be if not chaotic with a dash of drama?

My Review:

Fast-forward 12 years, and we have the same Greene clan with some additional family members. I loved every inch of this book but it also made me a bit emotional. Hank and Marla are now the same age as my parents. Some of their kids are mine and my sister's ages. It was like reading about our families. I was happy to see where the Greene family is in 12 years but, like my last 12 years, the time just flew. I don't know that I was anymore ready for the Greene's in the future than I was to watch my parents age into their late 60's/early 70's, my step-daughter graduate, or my nephew start high school in the past couple of years.

Piper Rayne wrote a beautiful ending to the Greene series. I was engaged in the story from page one. The writing, the characters, the setting, and the story took my breath away. I couldn't put the book down and finished it in one sitting. I'm going to miss the focus on the Greene's but I know we aren't done yet. We still have one more Greene to watch get his happily-ever-after. I also know that I can revisit each Greene's story anytime I want.

I was provided a copy of this book to read.

My Rating:

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Meet Piper Rayne:

Piper Rayne is a USA Today Bestselling Author duo who write "heartwarming humor with a side of sizzle" about families, whether that be blood or found. They both have e-readers full of one-clickable books, they're married to husbands who drive them to drink, and they're both chauffeurs to their kids. Most of all, they love hot heroes and quirky heroines who make them laugh, and they hope you do, too!

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Website: www.PiperRayne.com

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Friday, December 9, 2022

Resting Witch Face: Second Chance Vampire Romance (Stay a Spell, Book 5) by Juliette Cross @Juliette__Cross

About the Book:

Twelve years ago, Jules Savoie ended her relationship with the vampire overlord of New Orleans, Ruben Dubois. For good reasons. A woman in power must often make sacrifices to protect others. She knows the truth of it down to her aching heart.

When Ruben watches his best friend Devraj get married, a stinging realization hits him hard…he’s done waiting. They say time heals all wounds. In this case, it merely sharpened the pain and made one fact crystal clear. Jules Savoie is his soulmate, and nothing would keep her from him. Not anymore.

Forced to work side by side to fight for the werewolf cause, they campaign together at covens from New Orleans to London. The reignited spark burns hotter than ever before. But when a power-hungry vampire sets his predatory sights on Jules, will their love be strong enough against black magic? Or will he lose her again? And this time, maybe…for good.

My Review:

Resting Witch Face is the amazing fifth book in the Stay a Spell series. We've watched Jules and Ruben dance around each other through the entire series. Now it's time to see them come face-to-face when they have to work together to bring the supernatural community into the current century. As Jules and Ruben campaign for the werewolves, Jules is secretly being hunted by a different predator. One that is intent on make Jules his, whether she agrees to it or not.

I loved Jules and Ruben's story so much. They have explosive chemistry and the author did a great job portraying it throughout the book. As much as Jules protested, the reader knows Ruben is her destiny. Sure, she can be an independent woman who don't need no man, but having a partner by your side has it's own set of benefits. Her reasoning for keeping Ruben at arm's length is sound and I understand her thought process but sometimes you just have to take a leap of faith. 

Juliette Cross did a spectacular job writing Jules and Ruben's HEA. I love her writing style and the way she tells her stories. She creates paranormal stories with romance, action, and drama, and each one has  a solid plot, exciting and lovable characters, and a great setting. 

I was provided a copy of this book to read.

My Rating: