Thursday, July 26, 2018

Review ~ THE DECEMBER DECEPTION by Dana Volney

The December Deception
by: Dana Volney
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Holiday
Release Date: December 4, 2017
Publisher: Crimson Romance
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A little holiday magic brings two workaholic legal eagles together in this delightful Christmas tale.

The only case high-powered lawyer Henry Hale has on his docket this Christmas is the bah humbugs he’s trying to fight off. To cope with a houseful of loving but overexuberant family and all the good cheer running amuck in his life, he just might need help from an unlikely source.

His star employee, Lorelei Sullivan, jumps at the unexpected chance to join Henry’s family events, even if she has only been invited as a buffer. What better way to cap off a stellar year than with a chance to prove she’s partner material and move her career to the next level? Baking cookies, card games, shopping for gifts—nothing is an imposition if it leads to making her case.

But when the relationship between Henry and Lorelei begins to spark from legal to loverly, both of their plans start coming unwrapped. They’ll need more than a little holiday spirit to help them get this court in order.

The December Deception is the third book in Dana Volney’s Christmas in Casper series. The books are all standalone reads. Henry Hale and Lorelei Sullivan first appeared in A Heart for the Holidays. They are the best friends of the couple who found love in that story. But these two have a connection all on their own. Lorelei and Henry actually both work for Hale Law, which is owned by Henry and his family.

Henry and Lorelei are both driven attorneys who hate to lose. Lorelei has worked for the firm for two years and thinks she should be named the next partner. This isn’t news to Henry. While Lorelei is the top biller for the Casper office, he just isn’t ready to give up what control he has. With only days until Christmas, Henry gets the idea to use Lorelei as a buffer between him and his family. Lorelei is happy to do so, as she views the time spent with the family as an opportunity to advance her career.

I liked both Henry and Lorelei as characters, especially when they were just people enjoying themselves and each others company. What I didn’t like was Lorelei’s attitude of if Henry didn’t give her the partnership, he and the firm wasn’t worthy of her.

**Received a copy from the publisher and voluntarily reviewed.**

Rating: 4.5

Purchase The December Deception from:

The Christmas in Casper Series:

The December Deal ~ Review
A Heart for the Holidays ~ Review

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