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Immerwelt - Der Pakt eStubbornness and refusal to accept a true relationship with Dustin Okay she had some abandonment issues she didn t know who her father was and her mother wasn txactly maternal but she d known Dustin for 5 years and should be able to trust him after all that time Anyway Christina aside this was an OK read for what it was worth to give closure to Dustin and Christine s story that started in Flashpoint and was left hanging in Flashback My Grown Up Christmas List by Jacuie D Alessandro 4 starsBrad Griffin has had his Modern South Asia eye on Toni Rizzo since she opened her florist shop 3 months ago but he s kept his distance because she told him she was already involved when he asked her out What she didn t tell him was that she was involved with her new business and notxactly with someone No Toni doesn t have a boyfriend but she needs to keep Brad at bay because she s got this rule against dating firefighters and Brad happens to be a firefighter Toni s cold shoulder works for a while until Brad finds out there s no boyfriend in the picture and sets out to get her But what does she have against firefighters Will Brad be able to make her ditch her no dating firefighters ruleThis was my favorite story in the anthology I loved Brad to pieces and I laughed like a fool at his antics to convince Toni to have dinner with him The man was a charmer As for Toni she was doing OK up until the moment her brain had a seizure and she took that stupid decision near the Picture Theory end of the story I can t say what she did because it would be a spoiler but it was like all her brain cells had left on vacation Thankfully it was a short vacation LOL All things considered this was a verynjoyable read with only that minor glitch Up on the Housetop by Jamie Sobrato 3 starsLorelei Gibson gave her virginity to Ryan uinn when she was 16 only to have him broke her heart the next day She s left Ocean Harbor Beach as soon as she graduated from high school determined to leave Ryan and Ancestral Voices everythinglse behind Now 15 years later she s a grown woman and a doctor but she s never managed to forget him So she returns to her hometown to find some closure And Bid Him Sing even though she isn t sure what awaits her Naturally fate plays its hand and lands Ryan who s now a firefighter on herxamining table at the Ocean Harbor Beach Hospital ER Out of the sudden Lorelei s suppressed anger over the way he treated her in high school surfaces and she decides it s payback time Her plan Seduce him have mind blowing sex with him and ditch him just like he ditched her years ago The problem is Ryan isn t a callous teenager any and really regrets the way he treated her back then Will Lorelei be able to get past her thirst for revenge and take a chance on this new and improved RyanThis story had an interesting premise but it was too short I know this was a short story I got that The point is I felt that things were a bit rushed between Ryan and Lorelei considering they haven t seen Aristotle Detective (Aristotle each other for 15 years and their lastncounter had been less than satisfying I found it hard to believe how Bones, Clones, and Biomes easily they fell in love withach other In spite of that I had fun reading this story and yowza the love scene at the hot springs definitely lived up to the title of this book Is it hot in here or is it just me So to to the title of this book Is it hot in here or is it just me So to things up This was a slightly better than average read overall not bad for a uick and fun Blaze fix And the cover isn t too shabby ither drools Heating Up The Holidays was a collection of 3 holiday stories by authors Jill Shalvis Jacuie D Alessandro and Jamie Sobrato I loved Shalvis s All He Wants for Christmas American Heroes The Firefighters 3 Shalvis
delivers lovely characters with wonderful chemistry I specially loved the push and pull lovely characters with wonderful chemistry I specially loved the push and pull them 5 starsD Alessandro s My Grown Up Christmas List was ually good I thought D Alessandro s writing style and storytelling fit perfectly with Shalvis s story Firefighter Brad falls for flower store owner Toni the first time he sees her but she won t give him the time of day After his buddy overhears why she might be giving Brad the cold shoulder Brad does a full court press to try and win Toni s heart I adored both of them I honestly don t know how Toni resisted "Brad for as long as she did This guy is romantic and charming on top "for as long as she did This guy is romantic and charming on top being drop dead gorgeous Toni is definitely stubborn but I actually liked how independent she was 5 starsSobrato s Up On The Housetop was cute but not as good as the first two Lorelei had her heart broken as a teen and decides to return to her home town to face down her demon namely firefighter Ryan uinn Ryan knows he was a jerk when he was younger and he wants forgiveness and a chance to make it up to her I don t love revenge plots in romance but as they go this one was decently done It helped that Lorelei s behaviour provided some laughs But the cheese was turned way up on this for me view spoilerI m sure I was supposed to find the song Ryan wrote for Lorelei romantic but it didn t feel that way to me just kind of juvenile for 2 people in their 30s hide spoiler WINTER S COMING SO WARM IT UP WITH5 LOGS ON THE FIRE forHEATING UP THE HOLIDAYSLisa Renee JonesMary Ann RiversSerena BellPLAY WITH MELisa Renee JonesOkay so I ll admit to it up frontI m a HUGE Lisa fan And I mean HUGE So imagine my delight in her sexy naughty addition to this fabulous anthology I will try not to be biased but I have to be honest Building the Cold War even before the first word was read I was suealing with gleeKali Miller takes a chance at finding herself and some much deserved happiness and takes a job in the land of sinLas Vegas only when she arrives said job disappears like a coin in a slot machine She has leftverything behind and needs a job needs to feel Canadian Art, Volume 1 (A-F) empowered and in charge of her life again This drive pushes her into Damion Ward s world A world that she s been immersed in before so it leaves her leery at firstI m bruised not brokenHigh stakes overload of power and a man that asks no uestions only demands thatveryone fall in line has Kali uestioning Counter-Amores every moment they spend together As she tries toxamine Damion s actions and the Dancing at Armageddon ever presentver undeniable lust that flows be. Wn Up Christmas List by Jacuie D'AlessandroToni Rizzo is done with obnoxious firefighters But flirtatious fireman Brad Griffin is managing to put himself at the top of her holiday list one steamy kiss at a time Up on the .
These were three short holiday novellas They are great for when you are pressed for time and still want a steamy read Every now and then you run into a multi author series with mixed results They run the gamut fromthey must have wrote these while on a holiday together through guess they shared a few notes via Double Jeopardy email to wellI think they re all set in the same communitymaybeI pondered if anditor pulled a handful of authors names out of a hat gave them the basic theme and didn t bother to put them in touch with Composition and Literature each other Supposedly they re all centered around a florist shop located not too terribly far from a fire and rescue station I say supposedly because all three heroes purchase annvelope from said florist shop as a charitable donation One of the heroines was the owner of the shop You d think all these people would be tripping over Cezanne and Provence each other Neither the owner nor hermployee were mentioned by name in the other two stories and I thought initially there was a vague set up for the third one at the Dark Voices end of the second one but the timing was offEnough of that The novellas themselvesThe first one brings to mind the thought of not shitting in your sandbox The heroine apparently not only shit she did it in than one spot Even better if a H did what she did use someonelse for sex then friendzone them afterwards like nothing happened at least until she needed that itch scratched again we d be roasting him over a hot flame The H got tired of it decided he didn t really want to be an EMT any longer it was a way of Contested Reproduction earning his keep while his brother was off in the military and uit She freaked out because she hadn txpected him to NOT be there whenever she was readySecond one H spots h and falls for her instantly She displayed polite indifference because he was a fire fighter He asks her out freuently for months before she finally gives in Then after she almost forgot about a big floral order she tells him she has no time in her life for him Later she gets word that a couple of firefighters were injured freaks out and hunts him downThird one seems to initially be about one of the injured firefighters but the timing was off that happened on Christmas Eve and this was at least a week prior The h was one of those girls stuck in a mental time warp over the H due to her jumping his bones and him being too chicken to acknowledge that he d boinked the weird girl Seriously how do authors Divided by Color (American Politics and Political Economy Series) expect me to take their heroines seriously when they pull this crap Revenge sex over something that happened when you were 16 Get over it girl In any case she succeeds not that he put up a fight since he had the hots for her had them for her as a teen too but there s that peer pressure thing then figures out that revenge isn t as sweet as you think it ll be This is only a review of the RITA finalist novella All He Wants for Christmas by Jill Shalvis It was a cute well written story with a bit of a twist the hero wants commitment and the heroine is reluctant EMT Dustin Mauer and firefighter Cristina Lewis have worked together for uite some time They shared a night of super duper passion and Dustin want a real relationship Cristina has a troubled past and a great fear of involvement She keepsveryone at arms length She likes the sex but is afraid of Dustin refused to settle for less Can they find their wayNicely done novella long nough for things to happen and feelings to grow I liked it a
lot I read this mainly for the Jill Shalvis story All He Wants For Christmas as it contained characters fromI read this mainly for the Jill Shalvis story All He Wants For Christmas as it contained characters from Firefighters series I thought it was ok and would have liked to see a longer story tied into the other two This #was almost like an after thought that I really felt could #almost like an after thought that I really felt could been a lot betterThe Jamie Sobrato title Up On The Housetop I am sorry but I didn t really get this story at all It was almost like a little page filler that really was a load of nonsense and I could uite happily forget that I ver read itThe best story of all three of them would definitely be the Jacuie D Allesandro story My Grown Up Christmas List I really liked this little story and wished it had been full length "and published on its own as it had a lot of potential I really liked all three "published on its own as it had a lot of potential I really liked all three the stories All He Wants for Christmas by Jill ShalvisEMT Dustin Mauer though Blacklands excellent EMT always planned to go into construction with brother has worked alongside Cristina for years admiring her they finally have one fantastic night of sex but she ducks out in the morning wanting to keep things light but he wants Cristina Lewis tough firefighter tough childhood that taught her not to trust scared by feelings Dustin stimulates has gained respect and love of fellow fire fighters many who have found their lifemates though she keeps putting up barrie This anthology contains 3 short stories that take place around Christmas time but to be honest I didn t get much of a Christmas feeling out of them The stories aren t particularly connected toach other aside from the fact that the Hh in these stories live in the same city Santa Rey CA or in the vicinity and the heroine in the 2nd story is the owner of the florist shop where the heroine in the 1st story and the hero in the 3rd story buy some flowers and a Christmas charity card somewhere down the road Confusing Not really as Evolutionary Patterns each story stands on its own and you can read them separately All He Wants for Christmas by Jill Shalvis 3 starsThis story is the seuel to Flashpoint and Flashback but you don t have to read those books to understand it Dustin and Christine work together at the Fire Station 34 he s an EMT and she s a firefighter and one could say their relationship is complicated They had a one night stand a few months ago but things got stalled after that she s than willing to have a friends with benefits relationship with him but he wants and won t settle for a casual affair with her So where does that leave them Will she come to her senses and realize he s worth keeping forever before he gets tired of waiting and leavesBased on the previous books I knew I d have a hard time with Christina and sadly I was right She grated on my nerves with her. All He Wants for Christmas by Jill ShalvisEMT Dustin Mauer has one Christmas wish to make tough firefighter Cristina Lewis realize she's in love with him And he's using his considerable bedside charm to convince her My Gro. Tween them she also is trying her best to keep her head above water and do the job to the best of her ability the scent of him seems to chase me It s spicy and wintery stirring the oddest memory of a candle my mom used to burn during the holidaysThese two are combustible The heat and lust is a living breathing character within the story Lisa s incredible talent to make you feelvery nuance and desire makes this a decadent holiday treat Kali is not a broken woman and she stands up to Damion at Evolution As Entropy every turn forcing him to take down the walls he s built up in his life The only problem with that is that this spunky reporter is pulled in much deeper much faster than she could imagine She definitely bites off than she thinks she can chew Damion pushes and Kali pushes right backach what the other never knew they needed most in life I would have liked that but the staff gave me the impression they thought I was the newest chick chasing the millionaire CEOI loved this story Loved that Lisa gives us a woman who needs a man to support her and not make her I love that this wonderful sexy and intelligent man is a broken boy at heart What I did not love was the Forging Gay Identities endingor lack of it Yes I m a greedy girl and I want I want to know what happens next I want to know that the secrets they share do not break them Mostly I want to see their Christmas Thank You Lisa and NetGalley once again it is FABULOUSSNOWFALLMary Ann RiversOMG Why have I never heard of this woman before Where has she been hiding and how can I make her my new BF I am speechlesscompletely and utterly speechless Yes that is how good this short story is I am a mom of an onlyand I felt the love flow withach word I read this over a week ago and am still surrounded by the love and fear that I felt within these pages We share the same philosophy which is that whatever it is you re doing you do for love Your work the friendships you Forbidden History extend the person you fall for and hope is the one start with loveYes I knowand that little gem is only page 5 It is a beautifully written heart filled story of love and hope Jenny super smart undeniably beautifulven if she s clueless about itespecially since she s clueless and in the fight of her life Hundreds of miles from home from her anchor and alone in dealing with a life changing ordeal Or so she thinks having moved far from home to research at the lab of her dreams Jenny hasn t let anyone in Her fear takes control of her life and makes Fiche Blian ag Fás everythinglse Esteem Enlivened by Desire even worseMy mom is connected like that she wants to understand why people do what they do and love what they loveShe shuts out the world as hers narrowsven further and finds a connection of sorts on line It starts out innocently and builds into something steamy and yet Flights of Fancy, Leaps of Faith empty Still she shutsveryone out I hate spoilers and with this story specially I refuse to deny anyone the joy of reading this masterpiece So it s fair to say that a relationship that only xists within the blinking cursor of a cold laptop I no relationship at allFear not because ven when you shut yourself out there are still people waiting for you to notice them and when you do it makes life worth living again Evan does that he pushes
#and challenges jenny #challenges Jenny be what he sees in her He is loveable and awkward and just wonderful My God he loves her mind Like is totally hot for her brilliance I love him Evan s confidence and lack there of on occasion was sweet and real Don t get me wrong I love an Alpha but its also nice to have a guy who s just head over heels stupid with loveI feel like it was like this Like you couldn t
at first handle too much light you be xposed Lincoln was afirst handle too much light you d be The Heritage of Arabo-Islamic Learning exposed Lincoln was a to let in justnough and then maybe I hope maybe you can take in light and be Jenny with me who was always Evan It was always me And my amazement is so connected to all of it to all these tiny moving parts that added upThis is an intelligent heart filled story about life About the things and people that anchor you when the world is dark Ms Rivers brings to point that its the people and moments that fill up and illuminate your world So I m going to hang my lights tons of them way up high for all to see Because I m here and I m okay and I love my life Thank you Mary Ann for the best Hereward (Hereward, early holiday gift I vever hadAFTER MIDNIGHTSerena BellIt s New Year s Eve and you d rather be anywhere but here We ve all been there running away from problems only to be confronted with how much worse it could be Miles life is falling apart his job and reputation are in danger and his heart still aches from the stomping it was given Nora is trying to prove a point to herself to the worldwho cares all that matters is that he did not break her So together they are trying to hide their pain and melt into the crowd unscathed until midnight But what do you do when the attraction is undeniable and inescapableThey probably put some crazy pheromones in that stuff grizzly bear sex gland Under One Sky extract or somethingThis is a hilarious read Between the serious hurt Miles and the impulsive beavis and butthead musings of Nora I laughed my way through a wonderful love story These two are thexample of animal magnetism but never take it too seriously It so worked for them neither wants to be too heavy ven if they both want nothing than to lay themselves bare for the other It was heartbreaking to move from his to her point of view It s possible midnight will never comeIt s possible we ll be stuck here like this foreverAll that s left unsaid and unexpressed I yelled and shook my reader in frustration Always the sign of a good read in my opinion Nora is life in Technicolor and Miles needs that in his life badly I read on with frustration and desperation Why wouldn t he answer his phone Why didn t she just tell the truth Why the hell would anyone screw ither of them But and I don t like spoilersI loved it Every frustratingly steamy funny word I m looking forward to some fun unavoidable love from a wonderful author Serena thank you so much for a New Year s Eve worth staying up for Stories of firefighters chasing women around christmas apparently with an affinity for the same florist. Ousetop by Jamie SobratoWhen Dr Lorelei Gibson gets stuck on her roof half naked she's mortified when she's rescued by hunky firefighter Ryan uinn her high school heartbreak Until she learns he'd like to get naked with her.