Kiss Me in Christmas: Christmas, Colorado #6 by Debbie Mason with Giveaway

Kiss Me in Christmas: Christmas, Colorado #6 by Debbie Mason with Giveaway

Today we return to Christmas, Colorado with Debbie Mason and her newest installment in this contemporary romance series. Please read on for my review and an excerpt, be sure to check the tour stops to see what other readers thought of the title and don’t forget to enter the tour wide giveaway where you could win one of Four $15.00 Amazon eGift Cards.  But first …

Kiss Me in Christmas

I was unsure about Chloe after meeting her in Snowbound at Christmas and to be honest, seeing just how Debbie Mason would bring her to a point that I actually could care about her for an entire book.   An actress and a world-class multi-award winning drama queen, Chloe isn’t mean-spirited or spiteful toward others, she just doesn’t see them in her world.  As a child, she was more awkward and shy, and while she hasn’t lost any of those insecurities, she buries them all behind a face of bravado and seeming diva-like actions that serve as her security blanket.

Former star quarterback and BMOC Easton exchanged his life in Christmas for one in the military, but returned after an injury and has fallen back into the quiet and settled life he dreamed of as a child.  Now, he remembers the quiet, kind and shy Chloe from high school, someone he always found intriguing. But now, spoilt, dramatic and high maintenance Chloe is so vastly different (and not in a good way) from the memories he has of her that steering clear is the best option.

Mason used growth and a clear insight into Chloe, showing clearly just how insecure she really is, and how badly (although often good intentioned) her plans to make a move for Easton really are.  Fortunately, Easton does not play into her diva act, and he does help her to find her inner self- the person she really is without the lights, camera, action.  A bit of a back and forth for me: I felt more frustrated for Easton than he did for himself, seriously a passing pony cart would have been a solid option to run over Chloe in more than one instance.  But, slowly but surely Mason brought me around, and while I never could say that I completely loved her, she did grow on me, keeping me intrigued throughout the story. What emerges is one who desperately needs to be loved and supported finally finds that support and security, allowing her to banish those childish feelings of not being enough.  A wonderful story that shows the power of love and discovering who you really are can make all the difference.

Kiss Me in Christmas: Christmas, Colorado #6 by Debbie Mason with Giveaway

Title: Kiss Me in Christmas
Author: Debbie Mason
Series: ,
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published by: Forever
ISBN: 1455588067
Published on: 23 February, 2016
Format:eARC
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Pages: 400
Audio Length: 8 Hours 19 minutes
Rated: four-stars
Heat: One FlameOne Flame

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It's always been you...

Actress Chloe O'Connor has become America's sweetheart, but back in little Christmas, Colorado, she's still remembered as a shy, awkward schoolgirl. And there's no one she dreads (and secretly wants) to see more than her high school crush, Easton McBride. Just one look from the former star quarterback and it's like she's instantly transformed from daytime drama queen to tongue-tied teenager. She's kissed Hollywood actors and famous cover models, so she can certainly play it cool while turning up the heat, right?

After an injury ended his military career, Easton McBride built a good life in the rugged countryside of his hometown. And the last thing he needs is his quiet solitude shattered by a high-maintenance temptress who isn't anything like the sweet Chloe he misses. While he enjoys the flirtation with this new bold and beautiful woman, he can't help but wonder whether a kiss could have the power to bring back the small-town girl he's grown to love.

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A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.

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Huh. Easton was kind of surprised Chloe didn’t throw him under the bus. And that made him feel guiltier for the way he’d treated her. Because while she might be a spoiled pain in the ass, he knew she could also be sweet, compassionate, and kind. There was a time, years earlier, that he’d been on the receiving end of her sweetness. Right before she’d played him and ruined his relationship with her sister.

“You’ve never had allergies before . . .” Liz trailed off as she searched her daughter’s face. “Do you have any other symptoms? Tightness in your chest, swelling of your lips and tongue?”

Oh, Jesus, no, she did not just put out the spectre of anaphylactic shock to Chloe. Then again, he supposed he shouldn’t be surprised that she did. Liz had been angsting over Chloe’s health since they brought her home from the hospital with a hole in her heart. If she could have put her little girl in a protective bubble, she probably would have. Something he could relate to. His father was as much a worrier as Liz. But there was one big difference; Easton and his brothers weren’t hypochondriacs. Chloe was. And now her mother had most likely ensured there would be a scene like the one he’d hoped to avoid. Unless . . .

He moved away from the door, shutting it behind him. “She’s fine, Liz.” He put his arm around Chloe and gave her a squeeze. “Aren’t you?”

“I don’t know. I am having a hard time swallowing.” She rubbed her throat as though pushing a football down her long, graceful neck, then smacked her coral lips together a couple of times. “My lips feel tingly. Is my tongue swollen?” At least that’s what he thought she said. It was kind of hard to make out since she stuck her tongue out at the same time she asked.

“Chloe, you’re not allergic to the cat. You–” Easton was working his way to an apology, but she cut him off.

“Are you sure? It feels really thick.”

“Put your tongue back in your mouth. You were crying because I hurt your feelings, not because you’ve developed a sudden allergy to Fluffy.”

 

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About Debbie Mason

Debbie Mason is the bestselling author of the Christmas, Colorado series. Her books have been praised for their "likable characters, clever dialogue and juicy plots" (RT Book Reviews). She also writes historical paranormals as Debbie Mazzuca. Her MacLeod series has received several nominations for best paranormal as well as a Holt Medallion Award of Merit. When she isn't writing or reading, Debbie enjoys spending time with her very own real-life hero, their four wonderful children, an adorable grandbaby, and a yappy Yorkie named Bella.

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