Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Virtual Tour: Happy Ever After in Christmas by Debbie Mason (Review + Excerpt + Giveaway)


It's beginning to look a lot like love . . .

As her thirtieth birthday approaches, Deputy Jill Flaherty decides it's time to live a little. When she walks into Sawyer Anderson's bar in her sexiest dress, she's not thinking that he's her brother's best friend or about the many women he dated during his years as a pro hockey player. All she's thinking is that it's finally time to confess to her longtime crush how she truly feels.

Sawyer is done being a player on and off the ice. Yet no one in the small town of Christmas seems to believe he's ready to settle down, not Jill, and certainly not Jack, who is determined to keep Sawyer from breaking his little sister's heart. But as Sawyer and Jill's relationship heats up, can he prove that he's her happy ever after?


"Sorry, no more whiskey for you. You're cut off," Jill said to one of Sawyer's regulars.

"Boyo, she's cut four of us off. And she won't serve Jimmy," added Mr. Murray, another of his regulars and a Flaherty family friend.

"Because he doesn't have any ID, and he looks like he's twelve," she defended herself.

"He's twenty-three," Sawyer said, "Now why don't you sit down and sample the drink before you put me out of business."

"Hey, I was protecting your license." She stepped closer and went up on her toes to whisper in his ear, "Mr. Murray's gout's acting up, and Jerry and whiskey aren't a good combination. I got called to his place twice this week. That's why I cut them off."

With the feel of her chest pressed to his and the smell of her light floral scent, Sawyer was having a hard time staying focused. He cleared his throat. "And the other two?"

"The girls you put in the penalty box. They were dancing on a table."

"Okay, good call."

"Yeah, I thought so too," she said, her brow furrowing as she looked toward the end of the bar where Ty sat. The hairstylist mouthed something to her, and her shoulders rose on a sigh. She wound her hair around her finger and gave Sawyer a wide smile.

Jill. This is Jill, he reminded himself. "Here." He shoved the sports drink into her hand. "You, uh, should probably go sit down."

"Oh, okay, I'll do that. " She glanced once more at Ty and nodded, having a little trouble unwinding her hair from her finger. Once she did, she pushed out her chest and walked away, swinging her hips. She tripped on the rubber runner behind the bar. "Dammit," she muttered. Placing her drink on the bar, she bent over and took off the stilettos.

Sawyer stared at her heart-shaped ass. Jill had been hiding more than her long legs and what appeared to be a nice pair of breasts. Someone cleared their throat. He looked over his shoulder to see Mr. Murray grinning at him. "I'll take that drink now," the older man said.

"You're cut off, remember?"

"Jackson's awfully protective of his baby sister, isn't he? You two still best friends? I wonder how he'd feel--"

Sawyer narrowed his eyes at the old man and got him his drink, his watered-down drink. He set the glass on the bar. "If your gout starts acting up, you've got only yourself to blame." He lowered his voice. "And I'm not interested in Jill. Not like that."

"How come? Something wrong with your eyesight?"

About the Author:

Debbie Mason is USA Today bestselling author of the Christmas, Colorado series. Her books have been praised for their "likable characters, clever dialogue and juicy plots" (RT Book Reviews). She also writes historical paranormals as Debbie Mazzuca. Her MacLeod series has received several nominations for best paranormal as well as a Holt Medallion Award of Merit. When she isn't writing or reading, Debbie enjoys spending time with her very own real-life hero, their four wonderful children, an adorable grandbaby, and a yappy Yorkie named Bella.

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I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

4 out of 5 stars

Happy Ever After in Christmas was a super adorable contemporary romance. I've been super stressed with work and life and everything and Jill and Sawyer's love story completely relieved all my stress and made me super happy. All my friends know how much I love a good in love with the brother's best friend romance and this was a particularly good one. The way that everything unraveled between Jill and Sawyer in this book was just so wonderful. I mean there were instances when I wanted to bang my head against the wall with some of the things these two did but overall their romance made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside and I loved it.

The one thing I would warn potential readers about this book is to please read the previous books in this series before starting this one. I didn't and I'm kicking myself for that. The book stand alone well enough, but I feel like there was so much I was missing about who certain people were and how they were all related since I didn't start from the beginning of the series.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It was a pretty great, feel-good contemporary romance and I can't wait until I have the time to go back and read the first six books in this series because I already miss Christmas, Colorado.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing your lovely review! The whole series is SOOOO worth the read!