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Snow Angels: Calendar Men December 2014 by Sabrina York

Snow Angels: Calendar Men December 2014 by Sabrina York

Looking for something fun and sexy for the holidays? Look no further. Snow Angels, the final book in the Decadent Calendar Men Series is here! And, I have an excerpt and you can enter to win a tiara and a signed paperback copy of a backlist title from Sabrina York, author of Snow Angels!

Book Review:

There is a certain expectation I have for a book from Sabrina York: snappy dialogue, smart-mouthed and sassy heroines, a hero that is in need of his ‘one’, a feisty and interfering animal or two, bacon, and stories that will leave you smiling long after the last page is finished.

In this story, Wade has retreated to an isolated mountain cabin with his companion and now only friend Bo a three-legged German Shepard.  Wade has skittered off to the isolated space to lick his wounds, and try to learn to deal with overwhelming guilt at the death of his friends, his lover and the damage to Bo.

A calendar shoot to benefit wounded warriors had turned his quiet life into chaos, so he pushed and prodded his sister Val to let him retreat to her cabin, where no crazy women would be stalking him in the men’s room and showing up on his doorstep.  His daily routine of running and hiking through the mountains followed by a long hot shower is soon interrupted by a knock at the door.

Enter a tiny snow-clad woman buried under layers of clothes toting a cat carrier.  Lyssa had borrowed the cabin from Val to close a chapter on her relationship with Jax. And, of course, she couldn’t leave Biby the cat to his own devices: since Jax’s death Lyssa had been out-of-sorts, and his constant chattering and expounding on every subject was wearing thin.  Oh, I did forget to mention that Lyssa, aside from being elfin and possessing a horribly pushy cat is also a sympathetic: able to hear spirit voices and intuit memories, emotions and intentions by touch. Yeah, she’s got plenty on her plate. Not the least of it is a car stranded in a ditch under the ever-increasing snowfall.

The interactions between these two are clever: from Lyssa’s fear of Bo to Wade’s belief that she is a stalker gone to nuclear-level crazy to hunt him down. And, he hates cats. With a passion, and Biby is not always a wonderful cuddle buddy – prone to temper and stealing food, and a near-obsessive passion for bacon. Of course, Lyssa sees the pain that Wade is in physically, and does her utmost to relive his headache, with gentle and not so gentle nudges from her deceased boyfriend Jax and some interesting interruptions from Wade’s ex Sam.

I loved the build between these two characters: both are instantly attracted, but the interactions and conversations on the way to the steam and sweet are clever and keep you guessing and laughing. Giving both characters a scare with a bear only looking for a mid-winter snack, and the lessening of guilt that comes from both characters learning to move forward and closer together is heartwarming.  From tentative flirtations to solid steam, these two will find a way to overcome talking ghosts, fear of touch, guilt and a pair of pets with bacon obsessions, this was a fun and entertaining read that brought heart and steam.

Snow Angels: Calendar Men December 2014 by Sabrina York

Title: Snow Angels
Author: Sabrina York
Series: ,
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published by: Decadent Publishing
Format:eARC
Source: Publisher
Pages: 92
Rated: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Heat: One FlameOne FlameOne FlameOne Flame

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About the Book:

The last thing Wade Masters wants on his month-long getaway to his sister’s wilderness cabin is company. A wounded warrior, Wade is looking for complete isolation to deal with the tragedy of his life and his screaming guilt.

But company he gets, in the form of Lyssa Salk, a spunky, diminutive massage therapist. Who says she can talk to dead people.

Trapped together in the snowbound cabin, Wade and Lyssa have little else to do but help each other heal, spiritually, physically and sexually.

Decadent Publishing's Calendar Men Series for 2014

Read all 12 stories in this brand new multi-author series for 2014...and you'll have a new book-boyfriend for every month of the year! (Links are to Amazon)

Off the charts swoon-factor.
Hot heroes.
A man for every month.

Told by some of best authors in the world of romance, the Calendar Men stories have contemporary settings and star strong heroes doing good while looking great; men pose for a charity calendar to help military families of fallen heroes. Each has his own special reason for wanting to help the fictional Hero Family Fund, and each has his own obstacles to overcome.

January
Outback Dirty by JoAnne Kenrick

February
February Lover by Rebecca Royce

March
Seducing Helena by Ann Mayburn

April
Frontier Inferno by Kate Richards

May 
Shockwave by D. L. Jackson

June
The Other Brother by Lucy Felthouse

July
The Letter by Mina Carter

August
Burning Love by Cassandra Carr

September
A Model Hero by Sara Daniel

October
Falling For her Navy SEAL...Again by Clarissa Yip

November
Thankful For You by Cindy Spencer Pape

December
Snow Angels by Sabrina York

 

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

 

He probably stayed in the shower too long; the water was turning tepid. But Wade didn’t care. He stepped out and dried off, ruffling his hair with the fluffy towel. He tried to ignore the pink hearts. But it was either pink hearts or Hello Kitty.

He resolved, if he ever visited this cabin again, he would bring his own towels. Something manly.

Camo maybe.

A sharp series of barks brought his head up with a snap.

Bo.

Bo rarely barked, and then only at a threat.

Wade snapped into gear, wrapping the towel around his waist and stopping in the bedroom to grab his pistol. He’d seen bear tracks and scat on his run and though it was the middle of winter, he knew they could come out of hibernation. They’d been known to break into cabins if they smelled food.

His heart leapt into his throat at the thought of Bo facing a hungry five-hundred pound beast with no protection.

Towel flapping, he pounded down the short hall into the great room of the cabin, expecting the worst. He stopped in his tracks.

Yeah.

It was the worst.

Not a bear.

But an even greater predator.

There, pressed up against the door, cornered by his snarling protector, be-speckled with snow and clutching a mangy backpack, was a woman.

He could tell she was a woman, even though she wore about six coats, one on top of the other, and a knit hat pulled down over her ears. Long black hair escaped from the cap, trailing over her shoulders. But it was the eyes that gave her away, wide and round and fringed with thick lashes. And her chin. It was delicate, dimpled, quivering. Her lips were parted. Her exquisite face pale.

Bo glanced back at him as if crowing, look what I caught! And then edged forward with an ominous growl.

The girl clutched her backpack closer and issued a panicked little peep. She tried to press back into the door, making herself as tiny as she could, but there was no give. 

Besides, she was tiny enough.

Like a woodland sprite.

He would have thought her a fairy come in from the woods if he’d had a hint of whimsy in him. And if she hadn’t been wearing everything she owned. He didn’t know much about fairies, but he was pretty sure they had some fashion sense.

Bo’s growl became a snarl, a snap, and the girl warbled a wail. “Please!” she cried. “Call him off!”

Wade snapped his fingers, fully expecting Bo to heel. He’d been methodically trained by a world-renown expert. He always behaved.

He did not.

His hackles rose and he took another menacing step toward the girl. A tear tracked down her cheek. Her entire body shook. “P-please!”

“Bo! Fuß!” The command to heel in the language he’d learned as a puppy, penetrated and Bo licked his muzzle, gave a canine whine and padded to Wade’s side. “Braver Hund.” Wade riffled the scruff of Bo’s beck and gave him a scratch. “Good dog.”

The girl collapsed against the door, but her attention did not waver from Bo, whose hackles were still up. Wade didn’t understand his dog’s reaction. He’d always been friendly to strangers before, more likely to whap them to death with his tail than to so much as growl. But then his gaze fell on the small cage at the girl’s feet and he froze. He could see a hint of the creature inside and he suddenly understood.

Hell.

She had a cat.

Perfect.

Not only was his solitude shattered by an unwanted female guest, a bedraggled homeless ragamuffin, she’d brought a cat.

Damn.

He hated cats.

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About Sabrina York

Sabrina York is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over twenty-five novels, which range from sweet and snarky to scorching romance.

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