#ReleaseDay #Review #Excerpt #Giveaway for 'One Snowy Night (Heartbreaker Bay #2.5) by Jill Shalvis @JillShalvis


New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis returns to Heartbreaker Bay with a fun and festive holiday novella! ONE SNOWY NIGHT is out now! Grab your copy for just $0.99 today!



It’s Christmas Eve and Rory Andrews is desperate to get home to the family she hasn’t seen in years. Problem is, her only ride to Lake Tahoe comes in the form of the annoyingly handsome Max Stranton, and his big, goofy, lovable dog Carl.

Hours stuck in a truck with the dead sexy Max sounds like a fate worse than death (not), but Rory’s out of options. She’s had a crush on Max since high school and she knows he’s attracted to her, too. But they have history… and Max is the only one who knows why it went south.

They’ve done a good job of ignoring their chemistry so far, but a long road trip in a massive blizzard might be just what they need to face their past… and one steamy, snowy night is all it takes to bring Max and Rory together at last.


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Christmas Eve had the nerve to show up just like it did every year: way too quickly and with ridiculous fanfare.
              The nerve.
              Rory Andrews stood in the courtyard of the Pacific Pier Building in San Francisco, surrounded by sparkly holiday lights and enough garlands to give the place its own ozone, and told herself things could be worse.
              She just wasn’t sure how.
              It was the unknown, she decided. Because this year, unlike the past six, she’d be spending Christmas with her family, a thought that caused a swarm of butterflies to take flight in her belly.
              Not an uncommon feeling since she’d turned twenty-three a few months back and decided it was time to become a person she could be proud of if it killed her. And given the guy leaning against one of the lamp poles clearly waiting for her, arms crossed, frown in place, it just might.
              Max Stranton. At his side sat Carl, his huge, eternally hungry, adorable Doberman.
              “No,” she said, not to Carl but to Carl’s owner. Who was not lovable. “No way.”
              As always when their gazes locked, Max’s was a disconcerting mix of heat and…something else that she couldn’t quite figure out, as he was good at hiding when he wanted to be. She never quite knew how to take the heat because it seemed reluctant. He was attracted to her but didn’t want to be.
              Ditto. He made her knees wobble. And also a couple of other inner reactions that shouldn’t be happening in public.
              “Merry Christmas to you too, Rory,” he said, and damn. It wasn’t just his eyes. His voice was rough and sexy, and for that matter, so was the rest of him.
              He worked for an investigations and security firm in the building. Basically he and the rest of his team were fixers and finders for hire. To say that Max was good at his job was an understatement. He stood there looking like sex on a stick with a duffle bag slung over a broad shoulder, his dark hair two weeks past needing a cut, and the icy wind of an incoming storm plastering his clothes to a body that could be registered as a lethal weapon.
              “What are you doing here?” she asked calmly even if her heart was anything but, pounding all the way up to her throat and ears because she knew. She knew exactly why he was here. “I don’t need a ride home.”
              A flash of wry humor slid in with all that sizzling heat. “Because you’d rather take two buses and a train than get into my truck with me?” he asked.
              Well yes, actually.

                                                                                       (My Thought)

One Snowy Night, Rory and Max's story, is a fantastic, swoon-worthy surprise. I for one didn't realize that Rory and Max would be getting their own steamy romance novella, but I'm so glad these two beautiful characters did. I enjoyed and loved the background story going on between Rory and Max after reading the second book, The Trouble With Mistletoe, (which is Willa and Keane's story), and definitely wanted to know more of what was between these two. Rory and Max's story was a quick read, but it didn't lack the amazing storyline of a full sized book, with plenty of sexy steam and touch-your-heart romance that I’ve come to expect and love from the awesome author Jill Shalvis. 

Rory Andrews ran away from her family and her home at seventeen. Rory’s dream to go San Francisco; she thought it would fix all the problems she left behind, but it wasn't until Willa found her and gave her a job that Rory's life started to turn around. The last person Rory thought she’d ever see from her past was her high school crush, Max Stanton. Max works for and is part of Archer's Investigations and security firm. This is how Rory and Max’s paths across again with them both working at Pacific Pier. But it's clear that whatever happened between Rory and Max in the past is still unresolved now, until these two get thrown together for a road trip back to their hometown. 

I was so glad to finally find out the mystery between Rory and Max. The sexual tension was thick between them, and when you put these two together in close quarters on a road trip, you knew their feelings for each other were going to explode. And boy did they. One Snowy Night is a second chance to catch the guy you missed the first time around, and it’s a must read.

                                        5 Hearts of Love for Rory & Max



And don’t miss the first two novels in Jill Shalvis’s Heartbreaker Bay Series, SWEET LITTLE LIES 


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About Jill Shalvis: 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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