Friday 7 October 2016

★❇★ The Trouble with Mistletoe ★❇★ Jill Shalvis ★❇★ Heartbreaker Bay #2 ★❇★ EXCERPT & GIVEAWAY ★❇★

© Bianca Janeane

Jill Shalvis

The Trouble with Mistletoe
Heartbreaker Bay #2
27 September 2016

4.9 Stars

If she has her way . . .

Willa Davis is wrangling puppies when Keane Winters stalks into her pet shop with frustration in his chocolate-brown eyes and a pink bedazzled cat carrier in his hand. He needs a kitty sitter, stat. But the last thing Willa needs is to rescue a guy who doesn’t even remember her . . .

He’ll get nothing but coal in his stocking.

Saddled with his great-aunt’s Feline from Hell, Keane is desperate to leave her in someone else’s capable hands. But in spite of the fact that he’s sure he’s never seen the drop-dead-gorgeous pet shop owner before, she seems to be mad at him . . .

Unless he tempers “naughty” with a special kind of nice . . .

Willa can’t deny that Keane’s changed since high school: he’s less arrogant, for one thingbut can she trust him not to break her heart again? Its time to throw a coin in the fountain, make a Christmas wishand let the mistletoe do its work . . .

We're back again in the adorable building in San Francisco, with its adorable residents.
This time we have pet-shop owner Willa. And Keane.
The same Keane she had a huge crush on in highschool. The same one who told her he'll be her date to a dance and then never showed.
The same Keane who is now asking her to board his aunt's devil-cat for the day.

He's still the same sexy guy. And she's still horribly attracted. Only this time he notices her.
He's totally charmed by this strange lover of all things animal and christmas.

But will she be able to get over her hate for him?
And also, she's on a man-diet. She only ever picks idiots, so why should Keane be different?
But he is. He is so effing amazing.....


Nope, I'm not telling you that! ☺

Such a beautiful & funny & adorable story!

After I finished Jill's Lucky Harbor series, I didn't know if anything new could compare to that amazing town. But the beautiful city of San Francisco, this beautiful building with its amazing residents .... yesssss .... I love it!

 This was such a cute and adorable and sexy and funny and moving romance!
I could read christmas stories like that every day!
The whole holiday atmosphere in this amazing city. Ugh...I wanted to jump into the book and drink hot chocolate with the gang in Finn's bar!

I loved all the funny pet-shop scenes and how poor Keane had to deal with this horrible cat. Too cute.

I could really imagine this book as a made-for-TV-movie! I would SO watch it every year!!!!

Set in the amazingly beautiful San Francisco Christmas time ..... THE TROUBLE WITH MISTLETOE  is the perfect romance. Funny, sexy - just adorable!! You'll so fall in love with WILLA & KEANE and the rest of the gang!

And now please hurry Madame Shalvis - I need the next story!!!!

If I had to name some things I didn't like?
Hm, maybe that the book was a tiny little bit too long. There was a bit too much back and forth. BUT, I still loved it! ☺

Yes!  We are back in San Francisco with the weird and wonderful group of friend from the Pier Building, and this time Willa is the lucky lady to try her luck at the magic fountain, and hopefully find true love.
Willa, with her wonderful pet store and quirky nature is just adorable.   

Keane is the guy that you want to hate on Willa's behalf, but just can't do it.  Is he an ar$ehole, or is he a nice guy?  I mean, he is looking after his aunt's devil cat, so he can't be all bad, right?

I love the back and forth between our lovelies (though maybe there was a bit too much back and forth and not enough sexy times!) .  I loved that Willa didn't give in too easily, she made Keane work for what he wanted.

The best part about these books though is the circle of friends that live/work in their building. It is kind of like Friends meets Melrose Place (minus the bitch slaps!) and it makes me want to move there.

I want to move there, drink and play darts at Finn's pub, hang out with Eddie (though not with his mistletoe!) and  just hang out with the gang.

But sigh, I guess I will just have to live vicariously through their stories and with they were real!

Can't wait for the next book in this sweet, sexy and adorable series.


“You want to come upstairs, Willa?”
What she wanted was to put her hands back on his chest now that she knew it was as hard as it looked. Instead she gripped either side of her seat with white knuckles. “Of course not.”
“I think you do. I think you want something else too.”
“What I want,” she said as coolly as she could, “is dinner as promised.”
“Liar,” he chided softly.
“Well that’s just rude, calling your date a liar.”
“So it is a date.” His tone was very male and very smug. It should’ve pissed her off but instead it did something hot and erotic to her insides.
Clearly knowing it, he smiled at her and then dragged his teeth over his lower lip as he contemplated her.
Gah. She wanted to do that. And she wanted to do more too. She wanted him shockingly badly and suddenly she couldn’t remember why she shouldn’t. She tried to access her thought processes on the subject but her brain hiccupped and froze. Which surely was the only reason she let go of the death grip on her seat, slid her fingers into his hair, and . . . brushed her mouth over his.
He didn’t move, not a single muscle, but when she pulled back, his eyes had gone dark as night, piercing her with their intensity.
“Don’t read that the wrong way,” she whispered.
“Is there a wrong way to take it when a beautiful woman kisses you?”


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