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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Book Review: Christmas with a Bite (House of Elysian) by Patricia Wolf

Christmas with a Bite (House of Elysian)
by Patricia Wolf

Entangled Covet
Paranormal Romance 
175 Pages
Sometimes the holidays totally bite...

This Christmas, Mara Livingston is determined to start over. But as she's driving to her "new" home, a freak winter storm forces her off the road. Now she's stranded in the middle of nowhere. Then he shows up. And there's something strangely familiar about him...

Connor Reece never expected to see Mara again. Nor is he prepared for the onslaught of emotions―including an unimaginable rush of desire―she stirs within him. Now he has a chance to claim the woman he's always wanted. Except, there are a couple of small details that Mara doesn't know. The first is that Connor is a vampire. And the second is that if his family finds out about Mara, she will most certainly be killed...

This was one of those rare nice and fun reads in the world of PNR. It's the perfect book for something a little softer for the holidays. If you like cold blooded killing with action-packed sexual pages, this one won't be for you. Sometimes it's nice to take a break from blood, guts, fingers and toes.

I enjoyed the slower pace of Christmas with a Bite, but that's because the author does a nice job of rounding her main characters out. They are believable and likable. No epic adventure takes place, high-speed chases or portal jumping but in it's place is a love story for those not yet fully dead at heart.

I was a bit confused toward the end of the story, it seems like there may have been a book before this one. Certain parts of how Connor knew humans in his past was a little bit blurry. Since this was my first time reading something from this author, I could be in the dark about this new arc. That said, overall the tale has enough depth to keep you turning the pages.

If you want to read something with heartfelt moments and placed in the nicer side of a paranormal world, then give this one a go!

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About the author:
Patricia A. Wolf lives in Texas with her husband, daughter, and two English mastiffs (who act more like horses for her little girl). Aside from writing, Patricia enjoys reading every kind of romance book she can get her hands on, cycling behind her husband (so she can check him out), watching movies in the comfort of her home (which she doesn't get to do often since most of her time is spent chasing after a two year old, being a wife, and writing), and traveling (whenever possible, that is).

Her current series are: Immortal Secrets, The House of Elysian, and The Miracle of Christmas. Patricia is currently working on a top secret new series that is sure to set your romance taste buds on fire.

Author of Kissed by a Vampire, An Immortal Secrets Novella
Girls Night Out - Anthology - Volume 2 by C.J. Ellisson, Lila Dubois, Calinda B and Patricia A. Wolf
Christmas with A Bite, House of Elysian series - Releasing Fall 2014
Christmas Noel, A Christmas Miracle series - Now Available

1 comment:

  1. Sounds good Katie, and the cover certainly attracts me as well.