All I want for Christmas…is books! Me, a bowl of party mix, a Classic Coke, and the couch…now that is holiday heaven. Here are a few of the books I’ll be cozying up with this year. I love food, and I love romance, so you’ll notice a theme here! Hey Dasher and Dancer? Bring on the sexy men, smart women, and the “shared appetizers.” Isn’t that what the kids are calling it these days? Since we’re talking book cravings, I’ll be giving away an e-copy of Liz Everly’s latest release CRAVINGS at the end of the post! I hope you’ll enter to win her book, as well as THE CUPCAKE COWBOY by Lissa Matthews, TINSEL MY HEART by Christi Barth, THE HOLIDAY SERENADE by Ava Miles, and our Grand Prize Hungry Hearts Holiday Hop Giveaway for a Harry & David Tower of Sweet Treats, book gift cards, and author swag. All giveaways open until Christmas Eve!
CRAVINGS by Liz Everly – On the run from a troubled past, Sasha will do whatever is necessary to survive. That includes cozying up to the enigmatic Sanj, a darkly handsome man who seduces her like the richest chocolate. Hungry for more, she gives into the sweetest temptation, craving the feel of his hard body and longing for exquisite carnal pleasure…
THE SUGAR COOKIE SWEETHEART SWAP featuring Kimberly Kincaid – Ingredients: One pragmatic caterer desperate for money to start her own bakery. One hotshot pastry chef in need of a boost to his reputation as a risk-taker. One Christmas cookie competition that promises money and prestige to the winner. Combine well, and watch the kitchen heat up for the holidays.
THE CUPCAKE COWBOY by Lissa Matthews – Warning: Uses of frosting that frosting was never intended for. A dirt road showdown. A lesson in milking cows. A whole truck full of mouthwatering cupcakes (some with liquor). A little family drama. And dreams on their way to coming true…
TINSEL MY HEART by Christi Barth – “I want to have dinner with you. Only you. Not because we used to be good friends. Not even because we’ve slid pretty well back into those roles. And not just dinner.” Jack grasped her chin between his thumb and forefinger. “You’re a beautiful woman who heats me up every time you slide those cool lake eyes over me. With enough talent and know-how and passion for my business to make for interesting conversation. So what I want from you, Becca, is a date.”
THE HOLIDAY SERENADE by Ava Miles – “The urge to squirt the egg-white gingerbread frosting onto Rhett’s red thermal shirt and jeans came over her, but better sense prevailed. Her action might prompt him to strip his shirt off in her kitchen, and frankly, she wouldn’t be able to draw a straight line with her frosting if he did that…”
LEAVE THE LIGHTS ON by Karen Stivali – “Sophie went up on her toes, leaning in toward him, her lips parting beneath his. She tasted like the chocolate they’d had and red wine they hadn’t, a decadent blend of the richest flavors he’d ever savored. He no longer noticed the rain or heard the thunder—his whole world had condensed into the kiss. The only word his brain could form was Sophie…”
ALL FIRED UP by Kate Meader – Shane has carefully structured his career and life around one goal: connecting with the family that doesn’t know he exists. Marrying a woman with more issues than a magazine stand wasn’t part of the plan, but melting Cara’s icy exterior is so worth the detour. Now as the annulment date nears and long-buried secrets are revealed, Shane will have to fight for the one thing guaranteeing the perfect life he craves . . . the current Mrs. Shane Doyle.
BACHELOR’S SPECIAL by Christine Warner – Intrigued by her ambition–and determined to get her in bed–Chet offers Jill the chance of a lifetime: Work for him for the next eight weeks as his live-in chef and he’ll help her get her catering business off the ground. When sparks fly in the kitchen, Jill realizes what’s cooking with her commitment-phobic employer is a recipe for disaster…but it’s just too tasty to not take a bite.
SEVEN DAY FIANCE by Rachel Harris – Angelle Prejean is in a pickle. Her family is expecting her to come home with a fiancé—a fiancé who doesn’t exist. Well, he exists, but he definitely has no idea Angelle told her mama they were engaged. Tattooed, muscled, and hotter than sin, Cane can reduce Angelle to a hot mess with one look—and leave her heart a mess if she falls for him. But when she ends up winning him at a charity bachelor auction, she knows just how to solve her fiancé problem…
RECIPE FOR ATTRACTION by Gina Gordon – Bad boy Neil Harrison may have a sexy body and an even sexier smile, but there’s no way in hell architect Carson Kelly is falling for the elusive bachelor. For starters, he’s her boss, and getting intimately involved with the infuriating alpha male could be a career-killer. And secondly, he’s battling personal demons in one of the most dangerous ways possible: illegal street racing. After a friend’s tragic death years ago, Carson swore she’d never get involved in that life again…
SOMETHING’S COOKING by Meg Lacey – Tess Banyon has turned her brilliant recipe and crafting ideas into a multimedia empire. Landing her own TV show throws her into a panic. If she’s not careful, the public will discover she isn’t the domestic diva everyone thinks she is.
Investigative reporter Josh Faraday smells something smoking in Tess’s world. His goal to expose the real Tess goes into overdrive when she lands a television show deal. He secures an assignment to shadow her, reporting on her program, but what he’s really doing is getting dirt for his expose. Things get even stickier when Tess’s family play matchmaker. There’s no shortage of fire between them, and after an impulsive night together, Josh discovers a story he never expected–or bargained for.
JUST FOR THE SUMMER by Jenna Rutland – “She eased into a black fake-leather chair. After she leaned back, she crossed her legs. Her totally bare legs. When his groin failed to twitch in response to her movement, he took a slow, deep breath. He applauded his self-control, then realized he had a death grip on the armrests.
“What can I do for you, Ms. Sullivan?”
Dani leaned forward in her seat. “I have a problem only you can fix, Sheriff Reagan.””
LAST CHANCE PROPOSAL by Barbara DeLeo – Cy Hathaway needs a wife, fast, to win custody of his son, Jonty. He returns home to discover the childhood sweetheart he once left behind has become a vibrant, beautiful woman. Even though wanting to sweep her off her feet wasn’t part of the plan…
For Ellie, Cy’s sudden reappearance awakens a flood of memories—and resentments for the way he’d abandoned her all those years ago. But she has a life now, a career. She can’t simply drop everything and get hitched, even if the sight of him still makes her heart race.
But after Ellie meets his little boy, she can’t refuse. Certain she has a grip on her old feelings for Cy, she agrees to marry her first love until he gains custody. But when did helping out a friend become something with the capacity to hijack her heart?
I’m drooling at the thought of some alone time with these books! You know why? Because for most of December, I’ll be cuddled up with SEDUCING THE PLAYBOY revisions. Woohoo! It’s coming out early next year. When I’m not doing that, I’ll be hammering away on Book Three of the Hot Nights series. MY stolen moments with other people’s books are luscious. Scrumptious. Sacred. Oh Holy Night, I can’t wait to be alone with a fantastic book! I hope you get the books you’re craving, too.
Merry Christmas from the Hungry Hearts authors!
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Enter to win THE CUPCAKE COWBOY by Lissa Matthews, TINSEL MY HEART by Christi Barth, THE HOLIDAY SERENADE by Ava Miles, and our Grand Prize Hungry Hearts Holiday Hop Giveaway for a Harry & David Tower of Sweet Treats, book gift cards, and author swag under your tree. All giveaways open until Christmas Eve!