Friday, November 7, 2014

[Pat's Review]: "All I Want for Christmas Is You" + Giveaway!

All I Want for Christmas is You by Jessica Scott
Publisher: Jessica Scott (October 25, 2014)
Series: Coming Home, 5.5
Genre: Contemporary Romance

From USA Today Bestselling author Jessica Scott comes an all new novella about a woman who came back from war changed and the man who loves her enough not to let her go. 

All Major Patrick MacLean wanted was Christmas with the woman and child who were his family in everything but name. But Captain Samantha Egan has come back from the war a different woman than the one who left - and she doesn't know if she can love him anymore.

But neither of them counted on the determination of a little girl they both call daughter and if Natalie has her wish, her parents may have no idea what's coming for them. It's going to take Christmas miracle to bring these two wounded warriors back from the edge of a broken heart. 

This story has been featured in Home For Christmas: A Holiday Duet with JoAnn Ross. 

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Reviews of  Scott's Previous Novels:

Because of You, #1 (Kame)
Because of You, #1 (TBQ)
Anything For You, #1.5 (TBQ)
Until There Was You, #2 (TBQ)
I'll Be Home for Christmas, #2.5 (TBQKame and Pat) ✦ Discussion
Back To You, #3 (TBQ, Kame and Pat) ✦ Discussion
All for You, #4 (TBQ, Kame and Pat) ✦ Discussion
It's Always Been You (#5) -- TBQ, Kame, and Pat

Pat's Review:

Major Patrick MacLane is spending his Christmas this year at the bottom of a bottle. The love of his life, Captain Samantha Egan, has gone to Maine and taken their daughter with her.  This was supposed to be a special Christmas, both Patrick and Sam home from their tours in combat and celebrating for the first time in a long time as a family.

Patrick is contemplating his dive into the next bottle when his phone rings and a little voice says "Daddy?"  He is shocked sober.  It was Natalie, his little girl.....she is not his biological child, but he has been her Daddy since the minute she was born. Something  is very wrong.

Samantha Egan had returned from her tour in Iraq emotionally and physically empty.  She has lost a part of herself. "It's something no one tells you about going to war. That it never really leaves you when you come home." Patrick had let her go to visit her Mom in Maine just wanting her to be happy, but after the phone call, he immediately heads to be with them. He still loves her, believes she loves him and Natalie needs them both.

This is a beautiful second chance love story, even more enjoyable since it's setting is snowy Maine at Christmas.  I have read every Jessica Scott novel more than once and this is a stellar addition. Ms. Scott helps us experience the pain, fear and joy of coming home from war.  An experience she has lived through herself.  Thank you Ms. Scott for your wonderful stories that touch our hearts and your continuing service to our country.

I highly recommend this story!


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Pat received an e-ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for her honest opinion.

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All I Want for Christmas Is You by Jessica Scott

It was not a gentle kiss. It was not tame or timid or questioning.

It burned her down to the root of Sam's soul. It touched something deep and dark and hidden.

Something she'd thought was long since dead and buried and gone.

Patrick’s tongue slid against hers, stroking to life the very sensations she thought she'd never feel again.

It was electric, the feel of his mouth against hers. The scrape of stubble against her chin, the taste of him. The smell of his skin.

He nipped her. Pinched her bottom lip between his teeth and sucked it. And she sighed at the pleasure, at the raw ache his taste and touch aroused in her, pushing aside the darkness that haunted her.

Sam felt him. Felt everything. The heat of his skin. The warmth that drew her closer. That made her want to crawl into his lap and unzip his pants and push up that damned flannel shirt until they were skin to skin and there was nothing between them but sweat and heat.

One hand slid down her side. Tugged at her fleece and...

"Dear lord how many layers of clothing do you have on under this thing," he muttered against her lips.

She smiled. "You weren't wondering why I wasn't cold?"

"Well you'd be a champ at strip poker right about now," he murmured.

Then his fingers found her skin and she was no longer thinking.

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Thanks for the review, Pat! I know Kame loved it as well, and I cannot wait to read it, hopefully over holiday break from classes. :D

Have you read Jessica Scott yet? Come on, what are you waiting for?

Pst -- if you want to win an ecopy of ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU, we're running a weekend giveaway over on the blog's FB page. Good luck! 


Until Next Time,


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Sophia Rose said...

I'm a huge fan of this series. I love the authenticity blended with the romance. I can't wait to read this one either. Great review and excerpt, Pat!

Sharlene Wegner said...

Thanks for the review! I am looking forward to reading this one!