Monday, November 11, 2019

Special Delivery by Lauren Blakely-Release Blitz

From #1 New York Times Bestselling author Lauren Blakely comes her first ever holiday romance! This sexy, feel-good novella will fa la la its way into your heart and jingle all your parts! 


All I want for the holidays is the willpower to resist my brother’s sexy, charming, easy-on-the-eyes new business partner. 

Instead, I'm stuck planning all the holiday parties with the one guy who makes me want to break my dating diet.

Who thought that was a good idea?

Oh, me. Yep, brilliant, strategic me who raised her hand and said yes I’d love to hang mistletoe with that hot former sports star. (Note to self: Mistletoe leads to toe-curling, knee-weakening kisses.)

And I’d love to get snowed in with the one guy I shouldn’t fall for. (Addendum to the note to self: You know exactly where eight inches of snow leads to. Ahem, eight inches.)

As long as I can make it through the holidays I’ll be on my merry way, fa la la la la. But the holidays have a surprise for me.

I have to confess...I love holiday books. When I saw that Lauren Blakely was releasing a holiday novella I was over the moon. This story had me smiling and swooning from start to finish and I absolutely loved it.

I loved Quinn and Vaughn. Truly adored them both. I found their personalities compelling, their romance completely and totally believable. I loved watching them together, seeing them figure each other out. For a planner like Quinn, Vaughn was definitely a bit of a detour and I liked seeing her navigate him.

This couple's journey wasn't what either of them were looking for or expecting, and I liked that. I enjoyed watching them realize what they truly wanted from one another and I love the way they handled the curveball that life threw at them.

As always, the writing here was sharp and fun. The story just flows right off the page. The supporting characters enhanced this couple, and I always love getting a glimpse into past Lauren Blakely characters. That said, this is a standalone so don't worry, you can jump right in.

I'd have enjoyed the journey of Quinn and Vaughn no matter when it was set, but it was perfect in the holiday setting. This quick read left me grinning and sighing, and I couldn't ask for more from a romance novella. I adored this book and highly recommend it.

Books like this are going to make me forget I don't really like Holiday romances.

No, I am not the Grinch (although he is an idol of mine and I do have Grinch slippers) Scrooge, or even a holiday hating movie villain, I just find holiday romances to be a little...wanting. Like the romance between the characters exists because of eggnog, pretty lights and holiday cheer. Don't misunderstand me, I love Christmas...but, I want a romance set at Christmas that I believe could have happened if the people had met in June.

Vaughn and Quinn are that romance. I believe their relationship and the holiday elements were woven into the story in such a way as to enhance it, but not to take over the real point of the story, the relationship.

I also believed the resolution of the story. As this was a novella, it needed to have a reason for me to believe that the connection was real and that they would be willing to move toward one another. This was definitely present in this story...and, while it was set at Christmas, I would have also believed it in June.

I enjoyed and recommend this title.


About the Author: 

A #1 New York Times Bestselling, #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling, and #1 Audible Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s sweet, sexy and witty. Her heroines are strong and smart and her heroes have hearts of gold and fantastic funny bones. She lives on the West Coast with her family, including her smoking hot and hilarious husband and her two brilliant and kind teenagers. She has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs — she might have four dogs, or maybe five. If she’s lucky, she’ll soon have six dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 100 times, and she’s sold more than 3 million books.

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