Friday, September 21, 2018

Pat's Review: Hot Winter Nights

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Hot Winter Nights by Jill Shalvis
Publisher: Avon; Reissue edition (September 25, 2018)
Series: Heartbreaker Bay, 6
Genre: Contemporary Romance


Who needs mistletoe? 

Most people wouldn't think of a bad Santa case as the perfect Christmas gift. Then again, Molly Malone, office manager at Hunt Investigations, isn't most people, and she could really use a distraction from the fantasies she's been having since spending the night with her very secret crush, Lucas Knight. Nothing happened, not that Lucas knows that — but Molly just wants to enjoy being a little naughty for once...

Whiskey and pain meds for almost-healed bullet wounds don't mix. Lucas needs to remember that next time he's shot on the job, which may be sooner rather than later if Molly's brother, Joe, finds out about them. Lucas can't believe he's drawing a blank on his (supposedly) passionate tryst with Molly, who's the hottest, smartest, strongest woman he's ever known. Strong enough to kick his butt if she discovers he's been assigned to babysit her on her first case. And hot enough to melt his cold heart this Christmas. 



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Pat's Review:



I love this San Francisco series, because San Francisco is one of my favorite cities, and the characters are funny, sweet, sexy and honest.



Molly Malone, office manager for Hunt Investigations, is chomping at the bit to prove her own investigating skills, but her brother Joe, and Archer the boss, won’t see it. Years ago Molly was seriously injured in an incident Joe feels was his fault, and has been overprotective ever since. When a case comes along that she thinks is perfect for her, she’s going to take it on alone if she has to.
She has had a secret crush on Lucas Knight for years, and when she finds herself in his bed after he passes out from pain meds and a shot of tequila, she sees a chance for blackmail. He has no idea nothing happened, but it will work to her advantage.



Lucas wakes up with a deadly hangover, and a beautiful brunette in his bed, and of course remembers nothing. When he finds out it’s Molly he fears for his life-- Joe and Archer will kill him, slowly! He’s on limited duty after a gun shot wound, but is dying of boredom. Archer and Joe decide he is the perfect person to shadow Molly when she takes on the “Santa Claus Caper” they think is a joke.
Now Lucas fears for his life from Molly if she ever finds out he is babysitting her.



The Santa Claus caper turns out to be a lot more than a joke, and Molly and Lucas are thrown together in some very tight spots! But they realize they both like those tight spots and hope for more, hopefully in a bed! But Santa Claus and his cohorts start to get dangerous...



I laughed, had my heart strings tugged, and the epilogue had me shedding a few happy tears. As always a Jill Shalvis book is a pleasure to read.



5 STARS! 


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Source: eARC from publisher

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Thanks for the review, Pat! 



Enjoy!



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