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Allison Stuart has always been the odd-woman-out of her family. She wears her jeans a little too tight, colors her hair a little too blonde, and instead of going into medicine and law like her sisters, she runs a diner. She’s also the only single sibling left. And while she won’t change her style, and her meatloaf is to die for, thank you very much, she wouldn’t mind her share of wedded bliss. So she makes an early New Year’s resolution: No more meaningless flings.

Drop-dead sexy Luke Hamilton is everything Allison has sworn off. His only serious relationship has been with his five-star restaurant, Le Cygne Noir, in Chicago. When he’s threatened by a lawsuit, Luke decides to hide out in Pineville, Michigan, until the statute of limitations runs out. The small town is filled with Christmas charm, but he can’t imagine living there. Heating things up with the hottie who owns the local diner would make his exile bearable—if he can convince her to give up her ridiculous resolution . . .

Titles in the Pineville series include:  Putting Out Old Flames – The Christmas Tree – Why Did It Have To Be You? –  The Christmas Wedding Swap –

the-christmas-treeTitle:  The Christmas Tree
Series:  Pineville #2
Author:  Allyson Charles
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Christmas Romance
Published:  November 22, 2016
Publisher:  Kensington Books – Lyrical Shine
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

It was one little fender bender. Sadie was only in picturesque Pineville, Michigan, for a day, trying to handle the ramshackle house her grandmother left her and juggle the sale of her failing design business at the same time. Her debtors don’t care that it’s almost Christmas. But then neither does the big bad contractor whose truck got squashed.

Colt McCoy might be the least festive person she’s ever met. He’s gruff, rude, and way too upset about a minor accident. Of course, he is nice to look at, with dimples hiding in his scruffy beard and a body like a lumberjack’s. And Sadie will have plenty of time to enjoy the view, since their community service sentence has put the two of them in charge of Pineville’s jinxed Christmas tree.

But as their squabbles over ornaments turn to laughter, anyone can see Colt and Sadie have something electric. The hard part is guessing if they’ll light each other up—or just keep blowing the fuse.

Titles in this series include:  Putting Out Old Flames – The Christmas Tree

that-mistletoe-momentTitle:  That Mistletoe Moment
Series:
Author:  Cat Johnson, Kate Angell, Allyson Charles
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Christmas Romance
Published:  September 27, 2016
Publisher:  Kensington Books
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

As the holidays descend, three single women take a thoroughly modern approach to good old-fashioned romance, and wonder if the best—and most complicated—gift of all is just a click, tap, or swipe away…
 
MADE UP
Like a Christmas miracle, the Build a Boyfriend App lets yousimply input the stats of your dream man, and witty texts, passionate emails, and hot Instagram pics start flooding in. No more awkward questions or pitying looks as you face the holidays alone!
 

MIXED UP
But even the best technology has its glitches. When real-life emotions come into play, this trio of
twenty-somethings find themselves in a tangle of crossed signals, flying wrapping paper, disastrous Christmas parties…and surprising kisses.
 
MATCHED UP
Yet despite the confusion of their mistletoe misadventures, when the New Year dawns, these very satisfied women just may find themselves waking up with true love beside them.

Read on for my thoughts on That Mistletoe Moment.  No true spoilers, promise.

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