Hi, everyone! Happy Wine & Books Wednesday. I've been taking a little break from my Romance, Reads & Wine posts for a bit, but today I have a treat for you. If you love Christmas Romance novels and a treat-yourself-during-the-holidays kind of wine than look no further. Today's pairing fits the bill. Author Melanie A. Smith's Last Kiss Under the Mistletoe (which is on preorder now with a release day of Dec 3rd) and Emmolo Savignon Blanc are sure to get you in the spirit of things this Christmas season. Read on for links and my review!
From award-winning and international best-selling author Melanie A. Smith comes a steamy holiday murder-mystery romance with a psychic twist.
Holidays should be filled with cheer…
CJ Roberts just wants to be a normal girl, have a normal job, normal friends, maybe even a normal boyfriend. Unfortunately, she’s about as far from normal as it gets, because she can See the future. And like two sides of a coin, her twin brother, Matt, can See the past. Sounds like a neat party trick, right? Actually, it’s frustrating and sometimes even dangerous. And if the past is any indicator, CJ can’t do much to change what she Sees.
Drew Davies lives and breathes his job as a chef at one of the hottest restaurants in San Francisco. He’s content to focus on his craft, and dating has always been on the back burner. That is, until he meets CJ. When sparks fly, things heat up quickly between them. It’s an unexpected but welcome connection as the holidays approach.
But just as hope blooms, CJ has a vision that changes everything. She doesn’t know how it will happen, but she knows Drew is going to die. Now she’s left with a decision: Does she risk exposing herself to save Drew, or does she play it safe and let fate deal its hand? Secrecy has protected her until now, but can she really do nothing when the life of the man she’s falling for hangs in the balance?
From my review:
Great Christmas Romance Suspense!
First off, with the holidays now in full swing I’m in the mood to glut out on Christmas Romance stories so I’m really glad that I got the chance to read this one by Ms. Smith so early in the season. Second, any book with a sexy chef as the hero has my immediate attention. Seriously, there’s just something about a hot guy in the kitchen that makes my heart beat a little bit faster and… well anyway, I digress.
I went into “Last Kiss…” expecting a light, holiday cheer, kind of quick seasonal read, but I got so much more! The paranormal-slash-psychic theme threw an intriguing element and mystery into the story line that kept me sucked in the whole time I was reading. There were times I seriously couldn’t turn the pages fast enough!
I really loved CJ’s character. She was so relatable and quirky. Her past, as well as her gift, gave her just the kind of conflict that draws me in as a reader and the quick pace that Smith delivered kept the story moving along at an enjoyable clip. I fell in love with a lot of the supporting characters too, so much that I’m hoping Smith revisits them in future books. Umm, and did I mention there’s a sexy chef?
Don’t take my word for it though. Read this exciting, Christmas romance for yourself and get swept away by CJ and Drew’s story.
About the Author
Amanda V Shane is an author of paranormal and fantasy romance and is currently working on her Tides of Atlantis series about the super hot lost kings of Atlantis as well as her Enchanted Lands Romances.