love and mistletoe (The Summer Sisters Tame the Billionaires, #5) by Jean Oram (Review by Stephenee – #NerdGirlSteph)

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Title: love and mistletoe (The Summer Sisters Tame the Billionaires, #5) 

Author: Jean Oram

Published Date: December 6th 2015

Genre:  Romance, Contemporary Romance, NA


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One blizzard. Two opposites. A whole lot of time under the mistletoe.

Josh Carson has a secret. As a firefighter he’s comfortable being sent in to save forests and wildlife, but in his spare time he creates delicate hair ribbons that are anything but masculine. When he finds Simone snowed in on Nymph Island–and she’d rather freeze than be saved by Mr. Tough Guy–he realizes that the only way to win her over and get her to safety is to take a risk and reveal his true self.

Simone Pascal loves being independent and self-reliant–she’s never needed a man to save her, and yet she keeps falling into Josh’s arms at every turn, wanting him to rescue her. The worst part? She likes it. A lot. Which is a big problem since she’s rearranged her entire life to take on a new project—a baby via a sperm donor. Her life plans most definitely do not include anything as unpredictable as falling in love with Mr. Macho Firefighter, but that seems to be exactly what she’s doing.

Will the two come to terms with their true selves in time to snag their happily ever after? Or will they be spending Christmas cold and alone?

NOTE: This book can be read as a standalone, but does contain spoilers from the previous Summer Sister novels.

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***Stephenee – #NerdGirlSteph’s  Review***
I have read all of the books in the Summer Sister’s series so far and this is one of my favorites! I love that the author includes a non-blood related sister in the series and treats her as if she were. It just goes to show that blood doesn’t make you family.  You don’t have to have read the previous books to understand what is going on in this story, but it makes it more fun and all of the previous characters are mentioned in this book, so if you are going to start, you might as well start at the beginning.

As soon as I opened the pages of the book I was instantly transported back to Nymph Island with Tigger and all of her fairies and it is a place that I wish I could stay in. I love the idea of an island cottage with very little connection to the outside world and author Jean Oram uses such amazing details in her story that I can easily envision myself right there with the Summer Sisters enjoying their island, their men and their families.  The author does an amazing job with the storyline, the flow of her writing, and with the twists and turns that she throws into the story every so often to keep the reader on their toes.  She writes so well that it is impossible NOT to get lost in the story and ignore the world around you!

This book focuses primarily on Simone and her quest to have a baby….alone….until she meets up with JC after not seeing him for many years.  The love/hate relationship that they immediately enter keeps the reader laughing, wondering and rooting for them to get together sooner rather than later.  There is plenty of drama, secrets, worry and wonder throughout the story as well. My favorite character, Tigger, gets plenty of story time as well – anyone who reads these books will become instantly enthralled with Tigger and her fairies.

Sit back, relax and warm up with some of the Summer Sisters – get this book and the previous books soon so that you can spend plenty of time getting to know each sister, you won’t regret it!  Add this to your TBR list, but bump it to the #5 spot as you need to put the other 4 books in the series ahead of it on the top of the list! Sit back, enjoy and have some fun with this group of characters, you will think about them and their stories long after you have finished reading them.


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