Series: Reindeer Falls (Page 1 of 2)

BOOK REVIEW: The Bachelor on the Shelf (Reindeer Falls #6) by Jana Aston

BOOK REVIEW: The Bachelor on the Shelf (Reindeer Falls #6) by Jana AstonThe Bachelor on the Shelf (Reindeer Falls #6)
by Jana Aston
Purchase on: Amazon
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Synopsis:

My name is Carter Sheppard and I actually like Christmas and my Christmas-themed hometown of Reindeer Falls. In fact, when I learn I have to return home in order to collect an inheritance—my uncle’s dog—it puts life into perspective for me.

Sure, playing professional baseball is great. But it won’t last forever and every player needs a long-term game plan.

And I just found mine. Wrapped up in the feisty, bespectacled package of the town librarian.

Unfortunately, she thinks I’m a player in all aspects of the word, but I’ve got a plan to win her over. Starting with a fake engagement…

Warning: Christmas in Reindeer Falls is more naughty than nice. These stories are over-the-top festive with merrily-ever-afters guaranteed. Novella length for quick holiday binge reading. Enjoy!

Review:

The Bachelor on the Shelf was a sexy, heartwarming Christmas tale!  This was my favorite book about the Sheppard brothers!  With the fake dating trope and Christmas magic in the air, this novella was such a huge win!

It can’t be possible for him to be a good guy. He has groupies, for fuck’s sake. Shepphoes. He’s just trying to fix his ‘naked ass on the internet’ scandal.
Right?

Carter Sheppard was a professional baseball player and was back in town.  One of his brothers’ inherited their late Uncle’s house, the other inherited his land, and then Carter inherited his dog Rudy lol.  Rudy had been spending time at the next door neighbor’s house, Lexi.  She had fallen in love with Rudy and didn’t want to give him back.  So when Carter proposed a fake engagement, to help his public image, and in return Lexi got to keep the dog, she couldn’t say no!

All of his sexy smiles and his lustful glances looking me up and down are just his usual tools of the trade. I’m a librarian, he’s a ballplayer. I know this story, and it won’t end up well for me.

Lexi was best friends with Maggie and Sutton from the previous two books, and Lexi was my favorite by far!  She was Reindeer Falls head librarian and loved books passionately.  I loved that she was down to earth, sweet and had the biggest heart ever!  This story was told from her point of view and I loved her thoughts.  Some of them were quite hilarious and cracked me up at times.  But when it came to Carter, she knew she had to be careful.  Yes Carter was gorgeous, but the man had a player’s heart and would only break Lexi’s heart.

“You know, we are engaged,” he says, voice low. “So, if you wanted to kiss me hello, you’d be welcome to.”

 Carter had lived the ultimate bachelor’s life.  Fans flocked to him and he could have any pick of women.  He was talented, seductive, beautiful and definitely sure of himself.  But I loved how Carter was so much more than meets the eye.  And as he slowly started to show all of his sides to Lexi, I fell for him ever harder.  Carter was the ultimate book boyfriend!

His lips meet mine like the first snowflake fluttering down in a storm. Light, unexpected. And then like an unexpected blizzard, we go from zero to a hundred in a heartbeat.

Lexi and Carter together were a ton of fun and steamy too.  With fake dates to help his image and to sell their fake engagement, each moment led to them touching.  And those times spent together created feelings that shouldn’t exist.  Right?!  Because they were only playing a part.  What Lexi felt for Carter surely couldn’t be real.  For a novella, this pulled off the fake dating trope perfectly and I was completely hooked!

He’s looking at me the way people in the library look when they’ve found their favorite book. And as the horses tug us along the tree-lined path, Carter’s hand reaches for mine.
And I take it.
Which is definitely crazy.
Even crazier, I don’t think this date will be ending with just a kiss.

If you’re looking for a quick, Christmas fix, I can’t recommend The Bachelor on the Shelf enough!  Technically you could easily read this as a standalone, but I am glad I had read the previous books in this series.  Even if Lexi’s besties were over the top.  And for those that love happily ever afters, there was an epilogue that was set a year later and I loved it!  We got to see what Lexi and Carter, Sutton and Jake and also Maggie and Ryan were up to!  I closed this book happy and smiling.  I loved being back in Reindeer Falls!

BOOK REVIEW: One Night with a Nutcracker (Reindeer Falls #5) by Jana Aston

BOOK REVIEW: One Night with a Nutcracker (Reindeer Falls #5) by Jana AstonOne Night with a Nutcracker (Reindeer Falls #5)
by Jana Aston
Purchase on: Amazon
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Synopsis:

My name is Jake Sheppard and I’m ambivalent about Christmas and the Christmas-themed town I grew up in. But when I find out my late uncle left me an old barn and acres of land, the decision to return home to build my dream golf course is an easy one.

Imagine my surprise when I arrive and find out I have a squatter.

An incredibly sexy squatter, with wavy blonde hair, green eyes, a free spirit… and a herd of goats.

Sutton hates my guts. Apparently evicting a non-paying non-tenant and her goats weeks before Christmas is grounds for war.

Except Sutton’s version of war includes flinging her clothing at me and, as it turns out, I might be in way over my head with this girl…

Warning: Christmas in Reindeer Falls is more naughty than nice. These stories are over-the-top festive with merrily-ever-afters guaranteed. Novella length for quick holiday binge reading. Enjoy!

Review:

With eccentric characters, lovable goats and Christmas in the air, One Night with a Nutcracker was a little crazy and a lot festive!  If you’re looking for a quick Christmas story that is sexy and also has some quirky characters, then you definitely need this book in your life!

Jake Sheppard might be my mortal enemy, but he’s also the hottest example of male perfection I’ve seen in Reindeer Falls in years. And right now, he’s naked in my shower.

Sutton was squatting on someone else’s land with a barn, that she deemed abandoned, and ran her goat business.  Oh my Santa, now I get why Maggie from Elves with Benefits and Sutton were friends.  They were both nutty as a fruitcake lol!  But low and behold the now owner of the land stopped by, Jake Sheppard.  And when he informed Sutton what his plans were for the property, and that she had a week to vacate, it set off their enemy to lovers romance with a bang!

How is it plausible or even legal for him to kiss like that?
It’s ridiculous.
Yet here I am. Living in a snow globe of sexy times with Jake freaking Sheppard.

Sutton definitely had a hippy vibe, loved her goats as though they were her children and was sometimes a spacey friend, even though she loved her friends deeply.   I wasn’t the hugest fan of Sutton.  But by the end of the book, it was like Sutton was sprinkled with Santa’s magic, because I ended up liking her.  And then there was Jake, who I loved!  Jake was sexy and easily captured my attention.  He stood out in the best of ways.  Jake was definitely my favorite in this book!

Is he just enjoying all the Christmas vacation sex? Or does he actually care?
It’s going to take a Christmas miracle for me to figure it out.

Jake and Sutton had the most wonderful chemistry with a strong enemy’s vibe.  But the more time they spent around one another, it didn’t matter how much they didn’t want to like the other, they couldn’t not touch.  Or kiss.  Or do more.  The passion between them was oh so hot and I ended their story ready to dive into the next book!  One Night with a Nutcracker was an entertaining enemy to lovers Christmas story that was filled with craziness and a whole lot of fun!

And look, I don’t speak goat, but I’m pretty sure we’re about to live HAAAAAAppily ever after.
And maybe Christmas wasn’t my favorite holiday before.
But with the snow coming down around us and the bells on Sharon’s collar jingling, I have to admit, anything is possible.

 Spoiler alert….book 6 is definitely my favorite out of the Sheppard brothers’ stories 4-6.

BOOK REVIEW: Elves with Benefits (Reindeer Falls #4) by Jana Aston

BOOK REVIEW: Elves with Benefits (Reindeer Falls #4) by Jana AstonElves with Benefits (Reindeer Falls #4)
by Jana Aston
Purchase on: Amazon
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Synopsis:

My name is Ryan Sheppard and I don’t care about Christmas. I’m only returning to my over-the-top Christmas-themed hometown to sell the house I inherited from my late uncle so I can get back to the city and the promotion I’m chasing at work.

Unfortunately, there’s a flaw in my plan.

Because according to the town Christmas cop, there’s a moratorium on selling houses during December. She says it’s bad for the aesthetic. She’s also slapping an alarming number of tickets on my front door. For being in violation of holiday décor. And I swear on Rudolph himself, one is for ‘unsportsmanlike Christmassing.’

To top it all off, this Christmas cop looks like a red-headed elf.

A sexy red-headed elf…

Warning: Christmas in Reindeer Falls is more naughty than nice. These stories are over-the-top festive with merrily-ever-afters guaranteed. Novella length for quick holiday binge reading. Enjoy!

Review:

Elves with Benefits was over the top fun and had tons of holiday cheer!  With lots of Christmasy vibes, friendship, sexy moments and scenes that were laugh out loud funny, this book was definitely binge worthy.  I read this novella in one sitting!

He scans the ticket labeled ‘decoration violation.’ “This cannot be real. There’s a cartoon elf on these tickets.”
I grin, glad he noticed. I made the tickets myself.

The story was told in Maggie’s voice and oh my goodness was that women unique.  Her job for starters was the town’s holiday enforcement officer.  She actually wrote people tickets for not having their house or business decorated with all the Christmas cheer.  And she took her job very seriously.   Maggie was obsessed with reading Christmas books with her bestie’s all year long.  And she loved Christmas with her whole heart and soul.  She was a little crazy, a little intense but she somehow won me over by the end of this book.

He puts a hand into his pocket to fumble for his wallet. Unfortunately, this draws my attention to the sweatpants again. And I definitely don’t think that’s a candy cane I’m seeing.

The moment Ryan stepped on the pages, I fell for this story.  And started laughing too.  You see, Ryan inherited a house from his late uncle, and he just wanted to sell it and leave.  His life was in the city, where he was up for a huge promotion.  He didn’t have time for his childhood Christmas hometown.  Yet Maggie refused to not let Ryan decorate his house.  The more time she spent around Ryan, the more she felt that pull towards him.  And it seemed like Ryan couldn’t ignore Maggie either, even if I didn’t always see what Ryan saw in Maggie lol.

I laugh, and it’s a real laugh. A hopeful laugh. Because the Scrooge of Reindeer Falls himself is inviting me into his house on Candy Cane Lane to make me hot cocoa and watch a Christmas movie.

Maggie was the ultimate Christmas cheer elf and Ryan was definitely the Grinch.  They were polar opposites who had the most fabulous banter!  It was a mix of sexy and hilarious and was sooo addictive!  I loved the push and pull between them.  And their steamy moments were *fans face*!  While you don’t need to read any of the previous books in this series, the first and third book in this series are still my top favorites.  Elves With Benefits was a quick, fun, quirky Christmasy read that was definitely entertaining!

“Just remember to wrap those packages before shoving them down the chimney.”

BOOK REVIEW: The One Night Stand Before Christmas (Reindeer Falls #3) by Jana Aston

BOOK REVIEW: The One Night Stand Before Christmas (Reindeer Falls #3) by Jana AstonThe One Night Stand Before Christmas (Reindeer Falls #3)
by Jana Aston
Purchase on: Amazon
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Synopsis:

Dear Santa,

Please stop by my house and pick up your suit. If you thought I was going to run it to the dry cleaners for you after you left it on my bedroom floor, you’ve got another think coming.

Best,
Noel Winter

Warning:
Reindeer Falls is more naughty than nice. They’re over-the-top Christmas with merrily-ever-afters guaranteed. These stories are novella length for quick holiday binging. Enjoy!

Review:

“Sometimes I secretly pretend I still believe in Santa.”
“Pfft.” He smiles softly. “Who doesn’t?”

With snow falling, Christmas music, hot cocoa, and Santa, The One Night Stand Before Christmas had everything I love in a holiday book. The characters pulled me in, the story line was addictive and the heat was absolutely sizzling! Plus I loved how much I laughed. This was the perfect ending to the Reindeer Falls trilogy and I can’t recommend these books enough!

All I had was an overabundance of hot cocoa.
And Santa. I had him too.
Yup.
I just had a one-night stand with Santa Claus.
That’s one hell of a way to get on the naughty list.

Noel’s co-worker, Jillian, left her to oversee pictures with Santa. Santa was to be Jillian’s brother and Noel had been warned that he was a huge flirt. So when Noel met Teddy, their meeting felt a little bit different, but there was instant chemistry. And after one thing lead to another, Noel slept with Santa. What’s a girl to do.

“We’ll have to bring the Santa costume,” I say in place of yes.
“Kinky.” He winks, but playfully. Smiling as he steps through the office door and starts unbuttoning the Santa jacket.

I loved Noel. She was determined, kind and absolutely hilarious! Hearing the story unfold from her point of view cracked me up. And watching her interact with Teddy, had me falling so hard for him. Teddy was a fabulous book boyfriend! He rolled with the punches, was beyond intoxicating and I loved how thoughtful he could be. I’d gladly accept cookies from him too, ha!

“That’s quite the package you’ve got there, Santa.” I roll my hips against him, hoping we can move this into my bedroom. Or we can just stay here and take off our pants. I’m not picky.
“Did you really just make a dirty Santa joke?” His tone is incredulous but he’s laughing.

From the moment they met each other, their chemistry was off the charts hot. Who knew I’d be melting into a pile of goo while Noel was putting on Santa’s beard?! Um yeah, I didn’t think that was possible until this book lol. And on top of that, their banter was irresistible. I would easily go from squealing to sighing out loud. It was so effortless to fall madly in love with them.

“You’re so beautiful,” he tells me when his lips have moved back to mine.

With charm, humor and romance, The One Night Stand Before Christmas became an instant favorite. And while I guessed how something was going to play out, it definitely didn’t take away from my enjoyment of this story. I just loved it so much! And those who love epilogues will be oh so happy. We got to jump one year into the future, and see where Noel, Holly and Ginger are in their lives. It was incredible! So if you love happily ever afters and Christmas stories then definitely give this trilogy a try!

BOOK REVIEW: If You Give A Jerk A Gingerbread (Reindeer Falls #2) by Jana Aston

BOOK REVIEW: If You Give A Jerk A Gingerbread (Reindeer Falls #2) by Jana AstonIf You Give A Jerk A Gingerbread (Reindeer Falls #2)
by Jana Aston
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Synopsis:

Dear Santa,

I do not want Keller James for Christmas.

I will not fall for him, no matter how charming or irresistible or famous he is. I will not be swayed by his skills in the kitchen or by his British accent. I’m going to win the Great Gingerbread Bake Off and no one is going to stand in my way. Not even Keller.

All kisses are off. I mean all bets. All bets are off. And all his clothes.

Grr, never mind. I’ll figure this out myself.

XOXO,
Ginger Winter

Warning:
Reindeer Falls is more naughty than nice. They’re over-the-top Christmas with merrily-ever-afters guaranteed. These stories are novella length for quick holiday binging. Enjoy!

Review:

If You Give a Jerk a Gingerbread was sprinkled with delicious goodies, hilarious banter and a charming story line.  And just like the previous book, The Boss Who Stole Christmas, I couldn’t stop smiling.  If you love romance, Christmas and the Food Network Channel during the holidays, then definitely add this one to your list!

I don’t like him. I can’t like him.
Still, my heart is racing.

Ginger was chosen as a contestant on The Great Gingerbread Bake-Off for TV….think Food Network holiday bake offs. And after a meeting with celebrity chef, Keller James, she was rattled.  Keller was unbelievably sexy and she was going to be competing against him.  But Ginger wanted to be the one to win the grand prize of $10,000.  That way she could open up her own bake shop.  And she didn’t need Keller distracting her.  Except sometimes life has other plans in mind for you…..

Oh, sweet heavenly fruitcake, I’ve lost my mind.

I adored Ginger!  She was funny, quirky, and kind and her verbal and inner monologues were absolutely hilarious at times. She was so open with us and it made her easy to like. Plus I loved how motivated she was for winning the prize money.  We got to hear the whole story from her point of view and it was so effortless to feel what she felt.  But even I saw that there was no way she could avoid falling for Keller.  He seemed to be everywhere she was.

“This town, the people. You. It all reminds me of what’s really important. Of what I’m missing.”
“What are you missing, exactly?”
“Something real.”

Keller James was a sexy professional baker who knew what he wanted in life.  And it seemed like he set his sights on Ginger, while also tackling the bakeoff.  He could be oh so smooth and irresistible.  But would he really stick around after the bakeoff was done?  I kept my fingers crossed for their happily ever after, while watching him try to get Ginger to want him.

“It’s Christmas, Ginger, and anything is possible at Christmas. Have a little faith in the magic.”

If You Give a Jerk a Gingerbread was merry and bright and can easily be binged in one sitting.  I loved how adorably sweet the story was, but that there was also spice in the pages anytime Ginger and Keller were near each other.  And the use of Christmas words throughout the story, ohhhhh so cute!  So now I’m off to the last sister’s book, The One Night Stand Before Christmas, and I can’t wait!

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