Thursday, November 20, 2014

ARC Review: Unwrapping Tess: Christmas Encounters (Vegas Mates #5) by Krystal Shannan

Title: Unwrapping Tess: Christmas Encounters (Vegas Mates #5)
Author: Krystal Shannan
Source: Author Request
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Christmas
Length: Novella
Release Date: November 25, 2014
Reviewed by: Jasmyn

Rating - 4
Sexual - 3

Tess Demakis loves the city life. The noise, the lights, the people. Everything about
the rush feels like home. The only thing missing is a spark with any of the pack males. After her and her twin sister's twenty-fifth birthday passes, she'd thought for sure one of the handsome men in her aunt's pack might've been meant for her.

- No. Such. Luck. -

Patrick O'Hearn just got back home from a long tour overseas with his SEAL unit. The big grizzly is ready to lie back and enjoy the snowy mountain inn retreat his brother renovated last year, meet his brother's wife and some of her family, enjoy good food, etc. The last thing he ever expected was to find a mate, especially not his sister-in-law.

Now he can't think of anything but unwrapping the gorgeous sassy blonde and making her his forever.

- Best. Christmas. Ever. -
If you have not yet read the Vegas Mates series, and you are looking for a great holiday paranormal/shifter read - this may be just what you are looking for.  Krystal Shannan did a great job of giving relationship details as needed to follow Tess's story.  It wasn't a re-hashing of previous books, but just enough to help me a bit.

Tess is royalty in the wolf world, so she's a bit worried when she finds out that a bear is her fated mate.  I loved the way the characters related to their animal - especially Tess.  She had full converstaions with her wolf and they even seemed to have different personalities and goals at times.  They truly were two creatures living as one.  And when you throw a fated mate into the mix - well, her the animal side gets a bit vocal about having her way.

Patrick seemed to be the strong quiet type.  He was fiercely protective, but didn't crowd Tess either.  He let her come to her own conclusions and decisions - which was definitely a good move.  There's a few dashes of excitement here and there - lots of hot sex - and tons of true love in this story.  Add that little splash of Christmas magic and it is just perfect for the season.

*This book was received in exhange for an honest review*

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the lovely review. I'm so glad you enjoyed Tess and Patrick's story!


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