Review: Christmas with You (Due South #4) by Tracey Alvarez

Christmas with YouTitle: Christmas with You
Author: Tracey Alvarez
Series: Due South #4
Rating: 5 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance

Sheโ€™s a Holiday Grinchโ€ฆ

Carly Gatlin doesnโ€™t want to spend another Christmas alone. With her beloved father gone, sheโ€™s desperate to be part of a familyโ€”so sheโ€™s spending the holidays with her step-brothers on Stewart Island. But even with sand, sun, and not a snowflake in sight, everything reminds her of what sheโ€™s lost. So no tree trimming, cookie baking, or kisses under the mistletoe for her, thanks. Especially not from Due Southโ€™s sexy bartender, Kip.

Heโ€™s a too-hot-for-his-Santa-suit killjoy…

Kip Sullivanโ€™s moved hundreds of miles away from his family whoโ€™d like to see him married off before his next birthdayโ€”on Christmas Eve. Then ten days before the big event, his meddling relatives arrive en masse, and dear God, theyโ€™re planning to stay. With match-makers breathing down his neck, itโ€™s becoming harder to ignore the temptation to unwrap Carly like a present under the tree.

The Kiwi barbecue isn’t the only thing sizzling this summer…

Kip agrees to help make Carlyโ€™s first New Zealand Christmas special. Heโ€™s got five holiday missions to completeโ€”one involving a frisky fake reindeerโ€”before he hopes to claim a mistletoe kissโ€ฆand maybe even Carlyโ€™s heart.

Christmas just isnโ€™t Christmas without this spicy yet sweet Due South novella.

My Review:
This series is INSANELY good. I could gush buckets about it all day.

This book is every bit as brilliant as the other books in this series. I already loved Carly from Ready to Burn and I was looking forward to her story.

Kip has been mentioned in some of the other books as a bit of a ladies man but we didn’t know much else about him. Turns out, he is a really decent guy, and much less of the ladies man than most people think. Having grown up in a house full of girls, he knows how to relate to women and he is sensitive and caring. He is also HOTT (extra T worthy as Wendy Higgins would say) and Carly has been trying to avoid falling for him. All that changes when his delightful family turn up at Christmas time and set about match-making.

Tons of wonderful dialog and plenty of LOL moments make this a joy to read.

Tracey has an amazing ability to take a plot that could be considered quite simple and transform it into something magical and special.

Another sensational read. My only complaint is that it was too short and I could easily have devoured more. I’m a major convert now and I know I will continue to read this author’s work.

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