Add to Goodreads
Adult, Paranormal, Romance
There are only twelve days until the Christmas bash Ivy is throwing at Steve and Gareth’s penthouse. How much trouble can a small pack of shifters get into in less than a week? While working to plan the perfect party, she keeps her eye on all of the members of her new family. Each day, a different couple seems to be moving closer together, and she hasn’t even brought out the ruddy mistletoe yet. At the heart of it all, though, this party started with a wish three years ago for only happy Christmas memories after the worst time of Ivy’s life. Be warned, things get hot and spicy in this anthology.
5 out of 5 (exceptional)
Independent Reviewer for Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!
This is another small snippet of Ivy, Steve, Gareth and the rest pack, and it lays down from furture books too. I was given the ENORMOUS honour of beta reading this book, and watching it change, develop and grow has been great fun. Ivy is determined to celebrate Christmas properly this year. And plans a party. That everyone MUST attend. Much to their annoyance! The 12 days before the party, we get a little bit of everyone. Ivy/Steve, Ivy/Gareth, Darren/Natasha, Jezza, Dane/Tabatha, Rosie/Sammie, Elaine/Alim, Judy/Carl,Josh/Allie, Lorcan/Ronan and Roger/Fyfe. Now, if you are a follower of Ms Donovan and her Pack, and have read Ivy and Natasha, you'll recognise some of these names. And some you wont. We are introduced to new characters, here, some of the shifters variety, and some not. ANd thats what I LOVE about this. The new characters have as much to say as the more established ones. We also get a little bit of ALec, Ivy's husband who died 2 years prior to her meeting Steve and Gareth. And let me tell ya, when I was sent that chapter to read, we had something going on in our family that was so eerily similar, I was freaked! And I cried. Its a sad snippet, but it might not hit you the same as it did me. We dont get any actual party, but thats cool, it really is. But it is a wonderfully festive, sexy, sweet, funny, painful and lots of other things, short story to keep you hanging on for ALicia, who is up next, or to introduce you to Ms Donovan and her Blackbird Pack. Its a very unique pack, and Donovan is a unique writer. If you haben't read her work, please try, even if its just this one. Her humour is amazing, and comes across so wonderfully! 5 super shiny Christmas stars. With some tinsel. And baubles. And dont forget the twinkly lights :-)
**same worded review will appear elsewhere**
* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *
Dahlia Donovan wrote her first romance series after a crazy dream about shifters and damsels in distress. She prefers irreverent humour and unconventional characters. An autistic and occasional hermit, her life wouldn’t be complete without her husband and her massive collection of books and video games.