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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Holiday Howlz: Suspicious Surprises by Camille Anthony

Holiday Howlz: Suspicious Surprises by Camille Anthony
Publisher: Changeling Press
Genre: Contemporary, Holiday, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (27 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating: 4 cherries
Reviewed by Tiger Lily

There's a suspicious man in town, asking questions no one wants to answer.

Puppy suspects Carly is keeping something from him. When she's not avoiding him, she's busy emptying the contents of her stomach. She can't be pregnant, so her symptoms have Quentin fearing for her health.

Carly's sure she has a touch of flu, but to appease her lover, she takes time off from planning the Library's First Annual Christmas Eve party to see the doctor. Shocked at his diagnosis, she stumbles away, only to come face-to-face with her ex-boyfriend, suspiciously here in Barkus to surprise her. Suddenly, she's keeping more than one secret from Quentin.

Only trust born of true love will guide these two lovers through this Christmas minefield of suspicious surprises.

Sometimes the unexpected is the best surprise of them all. But what do you do when your past comes back to bite your buns? I guess you need to read Holiday Howlz: Suspicious Surprises to find out more.

I like a short story that pulls you in from the get-go with a red-hot sex scene. Whew! When you begin this one, you know the characters are in love—deep love. I liked the twists and turns in the story that kept me right in my seat for the duration.

The plot of this tale is a little hard to follow at the beginning, but quickly evens out and makes for fun reading. Although I thought the issues worked out a tad smoother than should be, I realize this is a shorter story and a breezy read. Even the baddie is totally a character you want to see get his/her just desserts.

Quentin makes a pleasant hero because he’s ready and willing to protect his mate. He’s a sexy guy and his assertiveness endears him to the reader. Carly is a great heroine because she doesn’t back down from a fight. I wanted her to be a bit more forward, but when she is around Quentin, she sizzles.

If you want a quick read for a chilly night, then you need to read Holiday Howlz: Suspicious Surprises. I give this story 4 cherries.

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