Sunday, December 1, 2013
*Blog Tour Stop* The Christmas Wish By Katy Regnery W/ Review AND Giveaway!
Title: The Christmas Wish (Heart of Montana #1.5)
Author: Katy Regnery
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: October 27, 2013
Publisher: Boroughs Publishing Group
Cover Designed By: Kim Killion
Event organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.
~ Synopsis ~
Waitress Tess Branson has earned a bad reputation, and the nickname "Fast Tessie," as result of her poor judgment where men are concerned. Tess learned from a young age that men – of all ages – were interested in one thing from her and one thing only. But all Tess ever really wanted was to connect with someone special – to mean something to someone. Lucas Flynn, the short order cook at the restaurant where Tess works, has just been released on parole. He’s trying to get his life back on track, but can’t help noticing the pretty waitress who treats him kindly, despite his past. At Lucas’s urging, Tess makes a wish on a star, but they’ll have to rely on the magic of Christmas to help it come true.
The Christmas Wish is a novella and can be read as a standalone.
Lucas uncrossed his arms, moving his white apron aside to put his hands in the pockets of his jeans. “Go out to dinner with me on Monday night, Tess.”
“I’m asking you out on a date.”
“Why?” she murmured, brows knitted in confusion.
“Because I’d like to get to know you better.”
“You don’t have to take me to dinner to get to know me better,” she said softly, dropping his eyes.
“But that’s the way I’d like to do it,” he said, holding out his hand, palm up.
She looked at his hand then back up at his face. She’d kissed many men in her life. So many men, she couldn’t possibly even guess at how many. But she’d never wanted to kiss a man as desperately as she wanted to kiss Lucas Flynn.
She placed her hand in his and watched him lift it to his mouth, brush his lips softly against her cold skin. It sent a deluge of shivers up her arm, down her back, made her tingle before turning her insides hot. A small, breathy sound escaped her throat as she stared at the dark brown, lightly wavy hair on the head bent over her hand. Then he released her hand and turned, reaching for the doorknob.
“Make a wish on a star before you come in,” he said softly, without turning to face her. “It’s Christmastime. It might come true.”
He slipped inside, leaving her hot and alone under the starry sky.
I Received a ARC for an honest Review
The Christmas Wish is a Novella and I was able to read it in one sitting.I enjoyed it.It comes after Katy Regnery By Proxy.I have not had the chance to read By Proxy but this pretty much is a stand alone Novella.So never fear. I enjoyed the writing and thought it flowed pretty well.There were a few places I think could have used some more background and I do think the romance happened rather quickly..BUT with that being said it was a great read.I loved Tess and Lucas.The ending was perfect and very sweet.I would definitely suggest this story for the holiday season.Very touching and it shows that two people who think they arent worthy..are indeed very worthy.
About the Author
KATY REGNERY, winner of several regional RWA contests, has always loved telling a good story and credits her mother with making funny, heartwarming tales come alive throughout her childhood. A lifelong devotee of all romance writing from Edwardian to present-day, it was just a matter of time before Katy tried her hand at writing a love story of her own.
As it turned out, one love story turned into a series of five Heart of Montana romances, following the love lives of the Yellowstone-based Lindstrom siblings. In addition to small-town contemporary romance, Katy is presently writing a paranormal romance that takes place in northern New England and the forests north of Quebec.
Speaking of forests, Katy lives in the relative-wilds of northern Fairfield County, Connecticut where her writing room looks out at the woods and her husband, two young children and two dogs create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories of all are the messy and unexpected ones.