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Culinary goddess, Tiffany Black, isn’t going to let something as silly as a broken ankle stand in her way of throwing her brother & his bride an awesome mating ceremony celebration. But, will more than just yummy treats be heating up Tiffany’s kitchen this holiday season? Find out in A BEARY SWEET HOLIDAY by Lia Davis!
Author: Lia Davis
Author Location: Jacksonville, FL
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Bears of Blackrock, #3
Release Date: December 8, 2015
Publisher: After Glows
Format: Digital eBook
The kitchen isn’t the only thing heating up this winter…
Tiffany Black, culinary artist and owner of Beary Sweets Café, is determined to make this year’s Winter Solstice celebration one to remember. Especially since it will also be the mating ceremony for her brother, Anthony, and soon-to-be sister-in-law, Connie. She wants everything to be perfect. Unfortunately, you can’t always get what you want. When she falls off a ladder in her café and breaks her ankle, she fears her plans are doomed. Until the sexy bear Healer, Holt, comes to the rescue—stirring up more than just recipes.
Mating has never been at the top of Holt’s to-do list, and he’s known Tiffany all her life. So when the mating urge slams into him after mending her ankle, he’s taken aback—unsure and intrigued at the same time. The girl he watched grow up is now a curvy, sensual woman, and his bear wants to claim her. He wants to claim her.
The stubborn female refuses to follow Healer’s orders and allow her ankle to heal, and she’s hell-bent on catering the winter celebrations. In order to do what needs to be done, she insists that he help her. Since it gives him an excuse to stay by her side, he’s all right with that. As they work side by side to make the Solstice unforgettable, their passions ignite, and things turn utterly delicious.
With only 34 pages, this is a very quick read but it is still a great addition to the series, a sweet novella that is delightful to escape into. It is the third in the series and I’ve loved every one of them. The first concerned Trey Black, the second Anthony and this one focusses on their sister, Tiffany. They’re all bear shifters and they the stories relate how they each meet their fated mate.
Tiffany’s story is slightly different to the earlier ones as her fated mate is someone she’s grown up knowing, another bear shifter and one with whom she’s been friends for years. Suddenly both become aware that there’s more than friendship between them but breaking her ankle, a snowstorm disaster and catering galore means they cook up a great tale and one it is lovely to get lost in. I enjoy revisiting the characters from earlier novellas and seeing how things are working out for them so, whilst this can easily be read as a standalone, I’ve particularly enjoyed reading it as part of the series. Needless to say, I’ve no hesitation in highly recommending this for anyone looking for a very quick but well crafted paranormal romance to read.
In 2008, Lia Davis ventured into the world of writing and publishing and never looked back. She has published more than twenty books, including the bestselling A Tiger’s Claim, book one in her fan favorite Ashwood Falls series. Her novels feature compassionate yet strong alpha heroes who know how to please their women and her leading ladies are each strong in their own way. No matter what obstacle she throws at them, they come out better in the end.
While writing was initially a way escape from real world drama, Lia now makes her living creating worlds filled with magic, mystery, romance, and adventure so that others can leave real life behind for a few hours at a time.
Lia’s favorite things are spending time with family, traveling, reading, writing, chocolate, coffee, nature and hanging out with her kitties. . She and her family live in Northeast Florida battling hurricanes and very humid summers, but it’s her home and she loves it! Sign up for her newsletter, become a member of her fan club, and follow her on Twitter @NovelsByLia.
Thanks to Barclay Publicity for organising and providing materials for this blog tour – including providing an ARC of this novel for me to read in exchange for my honest review which is shared on this post.
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