Oct 8, 2018

Hot Winter Nights by Jill Shalvis Review

Hot Winter Nights
Heartbreaker Bay #6
By Jill Shalvis
Release Date: September 25th, 2018
Source: ARC provided by the publisher

Who needs mistletoe? 

Most people wouldn't think of a bad Santa case as the perfect Christmas gift. Then again, Molly Malone, office manager at Hunt Investigations, isn't most people, and she could really use a distraction from the fantasies she's been having since spending the night with her very secret crush, Lucas Knight. Nothing happened, not that Lucas knows that — but Molly just wants to enjoy being a little naughty for once...

Whiskey and pain meds for almost-healed bullet wounds don't mix. Lucas needs to remember that next time he's shot on the job, which may be sooner rather than later if Molly's brother, Joe, finds out about them. Lucas can't believe he's drawing a blank on his (supposedly) passionate tryst with Molly, who's the hottest, smartest, strongest woman he's ever known. Strong enough to kick his butt if she discovers he's been assigned to babysit her on her first case. And hot enough to melt his cold heart this Christmas.

*ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest and unbiased review*

We are back with book 6 in the Heartbreaker Bay series by Jill Shalvis! And Hot Winter Nights simply has it all! Falling in love with his friend's sister, a bunch of crazy grandmas and staking out Santa!

Hot Winter Nights is Molly Malone's book, and if you have read any of the other Heartbreaker Bay series, then you know Molly is PI Joe Malone's (About That Kiss) sister, and with her overbearing brother and hardcore father who is the takes the grumpy old man award, add to that her injuries that she sustained as a teen and her unrequited love for Lucas Knight, her co-worker at Hunt Investigation. So when some elderly friends need help, and everyone around her says no, Molly sticks out on her own.

After suffering a gunshot wound, that has cause Lucas to be off work from Hunt Investigation for a few weeks, has driven Lucas mad! Not only is he missing the gritting PI life, but working with his best friends Joe and Archer, but he can't even push his luck and go back early, cause Archer is also his boss. But when he wakes next to this hot redhead who turns out to be Molly, he is torn. He knows he wants Molly, but he can't "have" her! Not only because of the bro code but because he doesn't feel worthy of her love. But when Archer tells Lucas to watch out for Molly on her investigation, that is putting too much temptation in the way!

But this book is more than just a simple romance, this book is about taking a chance, learning to live with your past and being a stronger person, even when everyone around you wants to wrap you in cotton! And that is one of the other things I love about Jill Shalvis writing, there is always a bigger picture.

Again another awesome book by Jill Shalvis! And one that really does need to be made into a movie!

I give Hot Winter Nights 5 stars!

It took Lucas Knight longer than it should have to realize he had a woman in his bed, but to be fair, he had a bitch of a hangover. Even worse than that, last night was a blur, prompting him to take quick stock. One, there was a bundle of sweet, soft curves against him. Two, his head was currently threatening to secede from the United States Of Lucas. And three, his side hurt like … well, like he’d been shot.
It’d been two weeks since he’d gotten caught in some crossfire on the job and he hadn’t yet been cleared for more than light duty – something he’d obviously managed to ignore last night given that he was palming a nice, warm, feminine ass.
Think, man.
Straining his brain, he remembered taking a pain med before going to O’Riley’s Pub to meet up with some friends. A client had been there, someone he’d recently helped save from a multi-million dollar corporate espionage. The guy had ordered shots to toast to Lucas and … shit. Knowing better than to mix pain meds and alcohol, he’d hesitated, but everyone had been waiting on him, glasses hoisted in the air. Thinking just one shot couldn’t hurt anything, he’d knocked back the drink.
Clearly, he’d been wrong and it’d been enough to mess him up big time, something he hadn’t been in years, not since his brother Josh had been killed. Shoving that away for another time – or never -- Lucas cracked open one eye, but when his retina was stabbed by a streak of sunlight glaring in through the window, he immediately slammed it shut it again. Taking a deep breath, he told himself to suck it up and opened both eyes this time, learning two additional facts.
He was naked and completely uncovered.
And the woman snuggled up at his side was rolled up in his comforter like a burrito.

What. The. Hell.

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s sexy contemporary and award-winning books wherever romances are sold and click on the blog button above for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.

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