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Friday, November 4, 2016

Blog Tour: Review & Excerpt of One Snowy Night by Jill Shalvis



Author: Jill Shalvis
Publisher:Avon Impulse
Date of publication: November 8, 2016 

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.

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One Snowy Night is a novella that takes place toward the end of The Trouble with Mistletoe.  Rory is Willa's employee in her pet whop and Max works for Archer's security firm.  Every time they are together, there is definite chemistry .  What everyone doesn't know is there is a history between them.
 Max and Rory went to high school together, but Rory did something to change Max's life forever.  One snow car ride gives them the chance to clear the air and realize they are meant for each other.

I loved this cute story. It's short but intense with come comic relief from Carl, Max's adorable dog.  Rory and Max fit together perfectly and I was rooting for them to air their differences.  The only thing I wish I cold have seen was more of what happened with Rory when she finally got home with her family.  But that is the trouble with novellas, I am always wanting more.   This is a great addition to the series.  For a sneak peek check out the excerpt below!


Excerpt:

Max whistled for Carl but the wind was so loud, the sound got swallowed up.
                Rory slipped out of the truck and back into the mind numbing cold to make her way to Max. “Carl!” she yelled and nearly got blown over by the next gust of wind.
                Max caught her and held her at his side. “You could’ve gotten home,” he said. “You know you’re crazy, right?” he asked.
                Yes, she knew. And yeah, her whole purpose had been to show her family she’d changed but hey, there’d be plenty of time to stress about that later. “This is for Carl, not you.”
                He choked out a rough laugh. “You’re still crazy,” he said but he’d kept his arm around her, holding her close. And he didn’t sound quite as mad at her anymore.
                Which might have just been wishful thinking on her part.
                “Carl!” Max yelled, using the hand that wasn’t holding onto her to cup around his mouth. “Carl, come!”
                From out of the woods came a huge snow abomination. When it was only a few feet from them, it stopped, shook, and sent snow flying.
                Carl.
                Proud of himself, he sat happily at their feet and panted a smile, while Rory fought with relieved tears.
                What was wrong with her tonight?
                Max got them all back into the truck. He dried off Carl the best he could and then turned to Rory.
                She had no idea that she’d lost the battle with her emotions until Max cupped her face and swiped a tear from her cheek with his thumb. “Rory,” he said, voice low and concerned.
                “Does Christmas always have to suck so hard?” she whispered.
                He looked at her for a long beat and then slowly shook his head. “No. Not always.”
                They stared at each other some more and then…he kissed her. Softly at first, carefully, but she didn’t need either and let him know by fisting her hands in his jacket and letting out a needy little whimper for more.
                This wrenched a deep, rough male groan from him that rumbled up from his chest, and she clutched at him, trying to get closer. Before she knew it, he’d hauled her over the console and into his lap, tucking her thighs on either side of his, letting her feel exactly how his body had responded to the kiss. He was hard.
                Everywhere.
                Hungry for the connection, desperate to forget her problems, trembling in her boots for more of this man beneath her, she kissed him back with all the pent-up longing and need she felt. When they broke free, his eyes were heavy-lidded with lust and desire, and she had one single, devastating thought.
                All these years later, she still wanted him as her own.


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About Jill Shalvis:


New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s sexy contemporary and award-winning books wherever romances are sold and click on the blog button above for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.



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Inkslinger PR said...

Thank you so much! ~Jessica, InkSlinger PR