Published by Harlequin Source: Netgalley
Genres: Christmas, Contemporary Romance, Romance, Second Chances
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Hot for the holidays!
Every Halloween party has its share of eye candy, and journalist Chaz Browning has just spotted a treat he can't resist—a deliciously wicked witch with sparkly red hair and deep, dark eyes that promise all kinds of sexy tricks. She wants no names. No strings. Just a night of lust-filled magic.
The witch's mask may hide her face, but Lulu Vandenberg knows exactly who Chaz is. They spent most of their childhoods tormenting each other. So the moment Chaz touches her and everything turns to lust, Lulu knows she can never reveal her identity. But desire has a memory of its own, and Chaz has vowed to find his fantasy woman before the holidays end…
I totally and completely loved this book, I think it was the combination of holidays and two people who knew each other when they were kids being able to come together and figure it all out. I love second chance books. I love when kids who hated each other as adults, realize that something more than hate is under the surface and be able to get the chance they really deserve.
So the thing I love about this book, or I think what pulled me into the book to the point of not being able to put it down, is how the whole thing started. Everything starts on Halloween when Lulu is out at a bar and her friends point out this super hot guy, only when Lulu sees him she realizes that the hot guy her friends are staring at is actually a guy from her past, a guy she used to be terrible to and vice versa. But she goes over there to say hi to him anyways, it had been years since they saw each other, so she was beyond surprised when Chaz introduces himself to her, and that’s when she realizes, he has no idea who she is, maybe it was the costume, or maybe it was the amount of time since they have seen each other. Either way she goes along with it, and never reveals who she is. The chemistry between these two is off the charts amazing, and I loved the scene between the two of them when they are leaving the bar and getting all kinds of frisky in a ATM vestibule. But then out of no where Chaz’s sister is in front of his place, and that’s when she realizes she has to get out of there before he figures out who she is.
The rest of the book is seriously just as awesome as the beginning (although the beginning is without a doubt my favorite part). I loved the aftermath of the Halloween mystery meet. I loved watching Chaz search for the mystery girl, and I loved watching the two of them interact with each other on a friendly-although sometimes strained dynamic. I thought the added element of the fact that both Chaz and Lulu’s siblings used to date each other, made for some interesting interactions to be sure. I thought the the timing of the book, incorporating the whole holiday season was a really cool things to do and follow. Overall I completely loved this book. I would hands down recommend it to anyone.