Saturday, February 7, 2015

Review ~ CHRISTMAS WITH A BITE by Patricia A. Wolf

Christmas with a Bite (House of Elysian Novel)
by: Patricia A. Wolf
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: December 15, 2014
Source: Personal Purchase

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...

So, when I am think of Christmas romances, I think of snow, Christmas trees, the magic of the season, and that anything and everything is possible, including finding love.

The title Christmas with a Bite is a little deceiving.  At least for me, it was. With the word "Christmas" in the title, I'm thinking I'm going to get a true Christmas romance.  But in fact, this book could have taken place anytime. Yes, there's snow.  Yes, Christmas is mentioned and there is a Christmas tree or two, but I just didn't get the warm and fuzzies I usually get in a Christmas story.

Mara Livingston and Connor Reece meet for the second time when a freak snowstorm causes Mara to wreck her car on a deserted road.  Connor arrives just in time to save her from a hungry pack of wolves and gives her shelter throughout the storm.  I will admit that a lot of the book was a read it before experience, but the book does contain surprises.

From the blurb, you know that these two have met before.  But what you don't know is just how far these two actually go back.  That discovery was one of my favorite parts.

Christmas with a Bite gives you the forbidden love story with Connor being a vampire and Mara being human.  Patricia A. Wolf has written wonderful secondary characters.  You get the possibility of a series, with a discovery found in the book.  However, how that series is going to play out, I have no idea.  I do know that I’m looking forward to more books.

**Personal Purchase**

Rating: 4

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