Spotlight Tour Review Stop: Hot Winter Night by Jill Shalvis + Excerpt & Giveaway!






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.







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 snugged up at his side was rolled up in his comforter like a burrito.

            What. The. Hell. 




Jill Shalvis, I love you. You write phenomenal books and make readers like me SO happy. This book was so. much. fun!

Molly has been a character in this series that I’ve loved, and I have looked forward to reading her story. So, when Hot Winter Nights was put out and she was the heroine, I literally squealed. Molly, an office manager at an investigation office, works closely with her brother, Joe. Joe’s best friend, Lucas, gets caught up in a case with Molly, and, after a night of drinking, wakes up next to Molly… and doesn’t remember what happened. Molly doesn’t tell him whether he did… or didn’t…, and it drives him absolutely crazy. As their investigation continues, Molly and Lucas find themselves getting closer and closer, and, much to my excitement, it turns super steamy!

I LOVE these two. Molly and her heartbreaking past meets Lucas and his strength and warmth… it makes for a beautiful pairing. Of course, with the Christmas themed storyline, the crazy case they take on, and the incredible chemistry these two have, it was never a doubt that they’d wind up falling so hard for one another.

This was another beautifully written book by Ms. Shalvis. It made me laugh, kept me excited, (I cried a little bit!) and in the end, it just made my heart infinitely happy.

I voluntarily read a copy of the book generously provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and feelings expressed are my own.







New York Times 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 bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit her website, www.jillshalvis.com, for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.





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6 comments:

  1. I loved Chasing Christmas Eve! Wonderful review thank you,
    Penney

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  2. A favourite Christmas read The Trouble with Mistletoe.

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