Tuesday, September 26, 2017

4 stars-- Chasing Christmas Eve (Heartbreaker Bay #4) by Jill Shalvis #QuoteTastic

Jill Shalvis! She is the best for finding fun quotes. And pretty covers. And hot heroes with sassy heroines. Pretty much she's just full of awesome. So I have two quotes for today!

First up. The heroine has come out to California and she's got a to do list for her trip. And the hero has maybe found it. lol

"Ten's my favorite," he said and read it aloud-- like she didn't know what she'd written. "A wild, passionate, up-against-the-wall, forget-my-name love affair that makes me weak  in the knees when I think about it-- but only a very short wild, passionate, up-against-the-wall, forget-my-name love affair because..." he paused, probably to control himself, before continuing... "I don't have the time or stamina to maintain that level of sexual activity, much less a relationship."

She moaned and closed her eyes.

"Pretty detailed," he said running a hand over his deliciously scruffy jaw to hide the smile she knew he was fighting.

And then working on said list. She needs to learn how to drive. This so had me laughing.
"You've got this thing rigged for a Mars excursion," she said.

"Watch the road, not the screen," he warned, eyeing the planter along the parking lot, the one lined with full grown trees.

"No, but seriously, what are all these gadgets for?"

"I'll tell you later." They were getting closer to the trees. "Honey, watch the road."

"I'm not on the road. We're in a parking lot."

"Which is a good thing considering you're taking up the equivalent of four lanes. Going to have to lock it down to graduate to the road."

"How's this? Better?"

He paused.

She risked a look at him.

He grimaced. "Yes?"

"Wow," she said, shaking her head, "You're a really bad liar."

"Maybe because I'm distracted by the planter you're heading for. Trees, Colbie. Lots of trees."

"Son of a biscuit!" She swerved wildly, then slammed the breaks so that they both came up against their seat belts hard enough to rattle some teeth loose.

"Huh," she said. "You know, this really isn't nearly as easy as it looks."

"Some people aren't meant for driving." he said. "Some people maybe have other talents."

She had to laugh. "Like ordering an Uber?"

"There's no shame in that."

Oh my gosh. Chasing Christmas Eve was adorable! I seriously want to move in to Heartbreaker Bay and MAKE them all be my friends. Even Elle and her bitchy self. lol

Spencer. This one is all about Spence and the lady who's caught his eye. Finally! Workaholic, glasses wearing, sexy, oblivious geek meeting his distraction in a girl he maybe accidentally pushed into the enchanted fountain in his courtyard. And maybe kinda falling for her without realizing. A girl who's only going to be in town for 3 weeks while working through her writer's block and'll then jetting back to her life in New York.


Spence and Colbie were peas in a pod and I loved them both. She's a writer, he's an inventor. And I loved them together. They both kind of get lost in their own little creative worlds when inspiration hits and both are struggling with outside pressure stifling their process. I loved that they pushed each other to have a little fun just for them while working through her vacation to-do list of sights and such around town. Not having to worry about what others wanted or taking care of anyone. They were cute and sexy and had a lovely little spark when they were around each other.

Now. I was reading. And I was loving. And I was like oh this is so fun. And then...
Some unnamed author *cough, Jill, cough* just casually dropped information in a book and I was over here going OMG! No way! Seriously? No, seriously?!! #mindblown
And they were all...eh...moving on...no big deal.
But I was still over here with a whisper of 'oh...mi...god.' going through my head over the tiny little tidbit of info. lol
I did NOT see that coming, Jill Shalvis! You...are a sneaky one and I loved it!
And then I was back to the romance. Watching these two workaholics find their joy and passion and their perfect match. Their romance was really just adorable.

All in all, I'm falling more and more in love with Heartbreaker Bay, this quirky group of friends and the magical building they call home. Chasing Christmas Eve melted my heart and left me grinning. The perfect taste of Christmasy romance all wrapped up into one sexy, make-you-smile, oh-my-gosh-that-was-so-fun package with a #covergasm topper. Next please! I'm gonna need me so Joe!

Run for the hills temporarily. That's Colbie Albright's plan when she flees New York for San Francisco. Wrangling her crazy family by day and writing a bestselling YA fantasy series by night has taken its toll. In short, Colbie's so over it that she's under it. She's also under the waters of a historic San Francisco fountain within an hour of arrival. Fortunately, the guy who fishes Colbie out has her looking forward to Christmas among strangers. But she's pretty sure Spencer Baldwin won't be a stranger for long.

Spence's commitment to hiding from the Ghosts of Relationships Past means he doesn't have to worry about the powerful--okay, crazy hot chemistry--he's got with Colbie. Just because she can laugh at anything, especially herself... just because she's gorgeous and a great listener just because she gets Spence immediately doesn't mean he won't be able to let Colbie go. Does it?

Now the clock's ticking for Colbie and Spence: Two weeks to cut loose. Two weeks to fall hard. Two weeks to figure out how to make this Christmas last a lifetime. 

Amazon | Goodreads | Shalvis on HCBS
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