Tuesday, November 25, 2014

ARC Review: The Movie Star's Red Hot Holiday Fling (Sweetbriar Springs) by Christine Glover

Title: The Movie Star's Red Hot Holiday Fling (Sweetbriar Springs)
Author: Christine Glover
Source: Entangled Indulgence
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: Novella
Release Date: November 24, 2014
Reviewed by: Jasmyn

Rating - 5
Sexual - 3

Determined to qualify for the fire department's grueling physical, former marine Jessie
Sullivan never gives up, despite the pins in her leg. The last thing she needs is a tall, incredibly hot action movie star sharing her gym...and who makes her want to trade in her reps for some sexy physical activity. Of the naked kind.

Blake Johnston is more than just a Big Screen Sex Machine, and he's willing to prove it. Especially to a spirited and sexy ex-marine like Jessie. But when a harmless dare leads to sizzling fireworks, Jessie and Blake's workout ends up generating some serious heat between the sheets. And it's more than Jessie could have imagined. Much, much more.

But flings don't last forever. And in two weeks, Jessie will have to say goodbye to her red-hot Christmas fantasy...
This was an amazing and heart touching story.  Jessie is a veteran that has been discharged after a bomb blew up and injured her leg.  Yes, HER leg.  The veteran is a female and I loved how the story really took her perspective and brought it to life for me.  She was such an intense character and had a drive to prove that she still had value.  Blake had some very similar characteristics, but they were shown in a different way.  He was determined to show the world that he was more than just another pretty face.  But in the process he helps - and hurts - the woman he has grown to care for.

A lot of this story was about the two of them coming to grips with their past and figuring out where to go with their future.  My favorite part was watching Jessie really come into her own again.  Her journey back to herself was not fun, but in the end it was worth it - at least until she found out Blake's secret.  How they work that out, I'll leave for you to find out.  This is one you won't want to miss.

Oh, and as a bonus, it could be called a Christmas read.  While the season doesn't play a huge roll in the story, it does happen over Christmas.

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

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