Review: Mistletoe & Margaritas by Shannon Stacey

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Review: Mistletoe & Margaritas by Shannon StaceyMistletoe & Margaritas by Shannon Stacey
Narrator: MacLeod Andrews
Published by Carina Press
Pub Date: December 5th 2011
Length: 2 hrs, 4 mins
Format: Audiobook | Source: Purchased
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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4 Stars

Heating up the Holidays

Claire Rutledge still believes in love, despite losing her husband. So, after two years, she's not surprised by the steamy dreams telling her it might be time to start moving on. But she didn't expect her friend Justin to have the starring role.

Justin McCormick has loved Claire since the moment he first saw her, but his best friend got there first. Now that Claire is ready to move on with her life, Justin is finding it harder than ever to hide his true feelings. And when they both get caught up in the holiday spirits at a party, their simmering mutual attraction boils over into a night neither of them can forget...

As it turned out, I did end up reading/listening to a Christmas book in December! And I was glad with my choice too!

Shannon Stacey become one of my favorite authors in 2012. So when I saw this little gem for so cheap, I quickly snatched it up. It is SO worth your money, friends. This is a short story, but Shannon Stacey’s characters are so well rounded that it felt like a full-length book. I loved that!

This story was completely fun, sexy, and emotional. It really had so much depth. And those smexy moments…wowzers!! The story pace was so well done it felt like a full novel to me. Also, all the characters are very well developed. I loved how well rounded this novella was.

I don’t believe this audiobook is sold on its own anymore. It is now part of the Holiday Kisses anthology. In any case, MacLeod Andrews does a fantastic job reading this book. And it’s a short listen, at only 2 hrs and 4 mins.

As always, thank you for always delivering such great Contemporary Romance stories Ms. Stacey. I am very much looking forward to reading more of your books.

What Some Friends Had to Say About It…

Jac @ For Love and Books – “So if you’re a romance fan? Or a Christmas fan? Or if you like Margarita’s. Or if you’ve ever drank a Margarita? You NEED to read this!”

April @ Good Books and Good Wine – “Friends, Mistletoe & Margaritas had one of my favorite types of romance tropes — fighting the undeniable attraction.”

Amy @ So Many Reads – “Mistletoe & Margaritas is a very sweet, emotional story. This is a great story to read anytime of the year, but especially at Christmastime.”

 

About Shannon Stacey

New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Shannon Stacey lives with her husband and two sons in New England, where her two favorite activities are writing stories of happily ever after and riding her four-wheeler. From May to November, the Stacey family spends their weekends on their ATVs, making loads of muddy laundry to keep Shannon busy when she’s not at her computer. She prefers writing to laundry, however, and considers herself lucky she got to be an author when she grew up.

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Jess is a 30 something female living in Texas. Most days you will find her on Twitter, giving her opinion on her latest reads, her latest tv obsessions, movies, and hot dudes. In her free time she loves to watch tv, movies, and of course, read tons of books with hot dudes in them. She also makes time to run this blog. :)

2 Responses to “Review: Mistletoe & Margaritas by Shannon Stacey”

  1. Jac @ For Love and Books

    I love Shannon Stacey! So much!! And this novella made me love her more. It seems like lately I’m so disappointed in character development in Novellas (Jill Shalvis really disappointed me this year in that aspect!) and I think that Shannon Stacey did a FABULOUS job with this one in building a plot and characters in such a small place!

    -Jac @ For Love and Books

    • Jess @ Gone with the Words

      Jess @ Gone with the Words

      Novellas, for the most part, just fall in the middle for me…but this one was FANTASTIC!!

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