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.
Molly works for her brother at his investigation firm. She really wants to move out from behind the office manager desk and become an investigator. Her brother is having none of that! When her neighbors ask her to help find out about Bad Santa, she jumps at the opportunity. The drama ensues! With shoot’em up and mafia hits, Molly may need backup! Enter LUCAS!
This is only the second book by Jill Shalvis I have read. I have no idea why I am late to the party! But, I must catch up soon! I just love her wit! Her one-liners have me in stitches. And her characters are the best ever. No whining in this bunch (I hate it when characters whine!) Lucas is HOT, FINE and downright SEXY AS ALL GETOUT! Molly is not a slouch either. She can hold her own…and she does! These two take a little bit to realize they are perfect for each other. And when they do…it is all over but the marriage!
There is really nothing new about this romance. Two people don’t want to fall in love, chemistry is there, they fight it, they discover it, they nurture it. Pretty much sums it up. But, it is Jill’s writing which make it good! Her wit and charm of her characters will keep me coming back for more!
I received this novel from the publisher via Edelweiss for a honest review.
Love the photo, Reeca! Terrific review, too!
Fantastic review, Reeca. Yes, her books are wonderful! I’m glad you enjoyed this one.
Thanks girl! Been missing you! Glad to have you back!
I’ve been missing you too! Crazy Summer. We had our granddaughters (ages 4 and 1) while our son and daughter-in-law celebrated their 10th anniversary. Then our grandson (15 yr) called and said, “guess where I’m going to school next year.” It was a local school. Which meant our oldest son and his family back from Boston. I have been over-the-moon with happiness. Their other son (our oldest grandson) started college at Butler in Indianapolis two weeks after they moved here. Lastly, I’ve had major computer issues with my 1 year old computer, so I’ve spent the better part of the last month or so with Geek Squad trying to get it all straightened out. Anyway, I’m now back. I will text you later. Hugs, my friend.
Hugs to you! Very eventful!