Alex Farrer has always followed her parents wishes, except with one thing working as a paralegal for a big firm and pushing her engagement into three years. Alex knows she is not in love with her fiancee, nor does she want to be the stay at home wife on a pedestal that he insists with the pendulum looming, her time is running out and Alex finds her new boss not only attractive but questioning if Alex is on the right path for herself instead of others.
The last thing Abbey Miller wanted was to be picked as a contestant for reality television show Makeover Miracle, but her best friend needed the chance and she didn’t have the heart to say no. What Abbey didn’t expect though was the overwhelming panic and sadness as she remembers the tormenting bullying she has endured over the years.
Producer Quinn Campbell notices Abbey right away, not just because her stomach gave out but there is a striking beauty hidden underneath her mask of vulnerability. Quinn is reminded of his sister when he is in Abbey’s company, everything about her draws him in and he can’t seem to stay away even if it is crossing the line between producer/contestant.
I have always been a sucker for makeover stories, and Makeover Miracle is another instant favorite I could relate to Abbey and her feelings were so raw you want her to succeed. Abbey struggles with Quinn’s interest in her, but Quinn is willing to deal with her fears as long as it means staying by her side. I thought this was an wonderful read.
After a horrible accident MacKenzie Williams has spent the last year trying to recover from a horrific accident that completely debilitated her. Eagerly waiting like a lowering pendulum on the fate of her career, she manages to rudely alienate her new neighbor Oliver Barrett. Oliver has his own reasons for starting over, but his dog seems to have formed an attachment to his surly neighbor and her dog which keeps finding ways to see each other. Seeing a different side of MacKenzie intrigues Oliver and after a rocky start they find they have more in common than they thought especially a mutual attraction.
PR director Elle Austin can tackle any situation, except when it comes to team rebel Max “The Beast” Beasley. When Max runs into custody issues over his son, Elle is forced to get close to the man who drives her crazy. Everything about Max is primal, the chemistry between them sizzles, but his love em and leave him attitude has Elle not wanting to get close. Seeing him with his son though has Elle torn between what her heart wants and what will end up hurting her in the end. Max doesn’t do relationships no matter how badly he wants to try when it comes to Elle, an ex who wants to cause problems and now full time parenthood has Max doing the one thing he hoped he never would, staying away from Elle. With a little Christmas spirit, perhaps everyone can get their holiday wish.
Enchanting story, perfect for the holidays. Elle is snappy in dialog and passionate about her opinions, when she mixes with Max they both find a way to misinterpret each other while secretly hoping for something else. I liked Max a lot, he was stubborn but seeing him lose his tough exterior was endearing.
Chelsea Smart arrives in Silvercrest with no plan to leave until she finds her missing sister. When she encounters Eric Drake who is determined to get her to leave, she is confused by the attraction she feels for the bossy man and his suggestion that he looks into her sisters disappearance and wait for the information. Chelsea is not one to hand over the reigns, but she has no idea Eric is a Dark Wolf and quite powerful. Each one is determined to the push the other away as the chemistry between them builds and Eric has no plans of taking a human mate, nor does Chelsea want a man controlling her life.