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A Very Married Christmas Release Day Blitz

We are so excited to be bringing you the release blitz for Samantha Chase’s A VERY MARRIED CHRISTMAS! This is the perfect romantic read to get you in the holiday spirit – be sure to grab your copy today!

 

About A VERY MARRIED CHRISTMAS

She’s ready to deck the halls…
But not with wedding decorations.

For the most part, Melanie Harper has made her peace with her negative feelings toward Christmas. Thanks to her fiancé, she’s even learned to enjoy the holiday. But that doesn’t mean she wants to share it with her wedding day!

He’s dreaming of a white Christmas…
Complete with a wedding!

Ever since they first met, Josiah Stone has done his best to show Melanie how magical Christmas can be. He’s gotten her to participate in parades, decorate trees and even celebrate the holiday, but asking her to marry him on Christmas Eve just might be more than she’s ready for.

Will this be a very Merry or very Married Christmas?

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“What?” she cried.

Josiah knew he was taking a big risk in presenting this to her—after all, Melanie had grown up hating Christmas. Hell, he’d only gotten her to have some good feelings toward the holiday in the last two years! But he knew if she’d just give him a chance, he’d be able to prove to her how a Christmas wedding would be amazing.

Jumping to his feet, he looked down at her shocked expression and did his best to keep his tone light and encouraging.

“Just…hear me out, okay?”

The look on her face said she would, but she certainly wasn’t happy about it.

“What could be better than getting married during such a festive time of the year?” he began but didn’t give her a chance to reply. “Think about it—everything, everywhere is already beautifully decorated. Any place we go won’t require much from us because it will already be decorated! The Poinsettias, Christmas trees, the lights…all that work will be done for us.”

“Josiah…”

“And everyone will be in town already so there won’t be a need for them to make a separate trip.”

“Who’s everyone? My dad is already here; he’s the only family I have and your family doesn’t live that far away. It’s hardly like they’d be making a huge sacrifice to come to town,” she countered.

“But all of our friends will be here too. You know how most people we know tend to travel either before Christmas or after the new year because they love all the festivities here in town Christmas week.”

Melanie let out a small sigh. “Look, I get what you’re saying. I really do. But…you know my feelings on Christmas.”

He immediately sat back down at her side. “And we’ve come such a long way, Mel! When we first met, you hated the holidays and everything about them. But after that first Christmas here, you changed. You saw how it all wasn’t so bad and—admit it—you even enjoyed it.”

She gave him a sour look. “I know that first Christmas was amazing but only because you made it that way for me. You went out of your way to make up for every single crappy Christmas I’d had since I was five!”

“And what about last year?” he prodded.

Another sigh. “You proposed last Christmas so of course that’s going to make for a great memory.”

“So you see…”

“But,” she quickly interrupted, “that doesn’t mean I want to get married during the month of December or anywhere near Christmas!”

He silently admitted to himself that he knew there were going to be some challenges in getting Melanie to see his way of thinking, but he was kind of hopeful that she wouldn’t be quite this hostile toward the idea. How was he supposed to convince her that this could be good for them? Great, even? What could he possibly do to show her how wonderful a Christmas wedding could be?

 

 

About SAMANTHA CHASE:

Samantha Chase is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller of contemporary romance. She released her debut novel in 2011 and currently has more than forty titles under her belt! When she’s not working on a new story, she spends her time reading romances, playing way too many games of Scrabble or Solitaire on Facebook, wearing a tiara while playing with her sassy pug Maylene…oh, and spending time with her husband of 25 years and their two sons in North Carolina.

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Guest Book Review: The Ocean Between Us *Spoilers*

Today I decided to mix things up a bit. I rarely get to geek out over books with anyone but for once I got to tear this book apart with one of my friends. I asked her to give me a short review to post since we had such different thoughts and feelings on this book.
The Ocean Between Us

The Ocean Between Us by Delisa Lynn
Benton Creek Series Book 1
Published March 15th 2016
Limitless Publishing LLC

Masters Sweet Baked Goods—the best bakery in Benton Creek.

Run by Hendlee Masters and her grandmother, Masters Sweets is the heart and soul of what’s left of Hendlee’s family. Raised by her grandmother after her parents died when she was only five, Hendlee’s poured her time and energy into building her own life in the small town she loves.
Best friends are hard to find—and even harder to keep.
Hendlee didn’t start to notice her feelings for one of her friends—Quaid Castings—until she was in high school. By then it was too late. Unlike her, his plans for the future involved ditching town and enrolling in the Naval Academy.

Just one night with Quaid is all she wants, but when it finally happens, it’s not nearly enough. And he’s leaving in less than twenty-four hours.
The pursuit of happiness often requires leaving someone behind.
Quaid wants more than the country life. Joining the Navy is the best way to explore the world beyond the hills of Kentucky. Except chasing his dream means leaving behind the girl he’s been in love with all his life—Hendlee Masters.

When Quaid chooses a career in the Navy over the love of a small-town girl, will their fates once again align? Or will their love be lost in The Oceans Between Us?

**MAJOR SPOILERS!**

My Review:
Boy, oh boy, where to start. I have to be honest. I didn’t love it. I had to walk away a few times because I wanted to jump through the pages and smack Hendlee. This book had so much potential but it just didn’t work out for me. 
Hendlee has been in love with her best friend since they were ity-bity. Hendlee has experienced more loss than most people do in a lifetime. When Quaid is about to leave for the Navy, Hendlee just about looses her shiz trying to convince him to stay but he needs to go for him. Before he leaves they finally pour out all their obsessive feelings. After basic training an old friend, Jason decides its his time to finally take the girl he wants. Quaid receives a call and letter saying Jason is dating Hendlee and she is pregnant. He of course is completely crushed and signs a 6 year contract and cuts Hendlee out of his life. Little does he know, Hendlee is actually pregnant with his baby. 5 years later Quaid returns to Benton Creek for a friends funeral. He along with Hendlee now have to face each other and their demons which results in an explosion of drama. 
Hendlee was so obsessed with Quaid and desperate that I feel like she needed to be medicated. I completely understand being in love and never loosing hope for that one person especially the father of your child but man this was so cheesy. This book had so much drama which I normally wouldn’t complain about but every time a situation escalated it would be over without a resolution by the next chapter and never heard of again. 
Even though I am not making a great case for this book, I will say that their best friends were my absolute favorite characters. I will definitely read book 2 just so I can see what happens between them.
Review by Catelynn :
Ocean between us was a great story. I love the love story I just hated those extra details, because it feels like she forgot about them then was like oh shit here’s how that ended. Some of the parts didn’t make sense, for example how Jason randomly gave up on trying to get back Hendlee and her daughter after obsessing over them, and I thought it was kind of weird how both times quiad went away Hendlee got pregnant. I thought it was very stupid that Quaid didn’t read Hendlee’s letters but he read Jason’s. I think 5 years was too long for them to be apart it should have been shorter than that, I didn’t like Nicola’s character because she was there then she left then she has pizza with him then you never hear from her again.

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