Friday, October 7, 2016

Review & Excerpt Tour - THE TROUBLE WITH MISTLETOE by Jill Shalvis


From New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis comes a captivating story of love, second chances and new beginnings...

We are thrilled to bring you the review & excerpt tour for THE TROUBLE WITH MISTLETOE, the second standalone novel in Jill Shalvis's Heartbreaker Bay Series! Check out each stop on the tour and grab your copy of this fantastic new novel today!

If she has her way…

Willa Davis is wrangling puppies when Keane Winters stalks into her pet shop with frustration in his chocolate-brown eyes and a pink bedazzled cat carrier in his hand. He needs a kitty sitter, stat. But the last thing Willa needs is to rescue a guy who doesn’t even remember her…

…He’ll get nothing but coal in his stocking.

Saddled with his great-aunt’s Feline from Hell, Keane is desperate to leave her in someone else’s capable hands. But in spite of the fact that he’s sure he’s never seen the drop-dead gorgeous pet shop owner before, she seems to be mad at him…

Unless he tempers “naughty” with a special kind of nice…

Willa can’t deny that Keane’s changed since high school: he’s less arrogant, for one thing—but he doesn’t even remember her. How can she trust him not to break her heart again? It’s time to throw a coin in the fountain, make a Christmas wish–and let the mistletoe do its work…

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She watched Keane take in the two newest Christmas trees, one in front of O’Riley’s Pub, the other in front of Reclaimed Woods, both decorated in simple red and gold balls. The only sound around them was the soft trickle of the water flowing from the fountain and some lovelorn crickets mourning the dawn’s lack of warmth.

“Legend states that if you make a wish with a true heart, true love will find you,” she said.

He met her gaze. “Legend also states that if you put your tooth under your pillow the Tooth Fairy will leave you cash.”

She slowed, as always the fountain calling to her to make a wish. Keane slowed too, looking at her with a question.

She searched her pockets for change, but could only come up with a dog treat. “Damn.” It was the swear jar’s fault, all her spare change always ended up in there.


“I wanted to make a wish,” she said.

A small smile crossed his face. “You want to make a wish? You’ve lived here for how long and you’ve never made one?”

“Oh, I have.” She paused. “I like to.”

This garnered her a raised brow. “How many times have you wished?”

She bit her lower lip.

“More than once?”

Well, crap. How had they gotten on this subject? “Um…”

“More than…five?”

“Gee, would you look at the time?” she asked and tried to go but he caught her and brought her back around, his smile now a broad grin.

“Fine,” she said. “If you must know, I toss a coin in every time I walk by.”

He lost the battle with his laughter and she stared at him. Seriously, he had the best laugh. “It worked for Pru, I’ll have you know,” she told him. “She wished for true love to find Finn, and then he fell in love with her.”

And Willa had been wishing ever since, even knowing how ridiculous and silly it was.

“So…you’ve been wishing for true love for who exactly?” he asked.

She stared at him in dismay. How had she not thought this through? “Me,” she admitted, slapping her pockets because surely she had even a penny. “But I intend to fix that right now. I’ll just wish for love for someone else.”

“Who?” he asked warily.

She narrowed her eyes at his fear. “You. Got any change?”

 4 of 5 Stars

Willa has worked hard to build her pet grooming store. She has a super kind heart that she shares willingly with the animals that come through the door. She is reluctant to share that heart with people expect for her besties and maybe the strays that she takes in from the system. Determined to show these girls that they can have love and can turn their lives around. But she has not idea how to react when Keane walks through the door all these years later after breaking her heart.

Keane is busy flipping houses, so when he ends up looking after his aunts cat he is thrown for a spin. In desperate need he searched out a pet sitter for Petunia. He never expected to find the beautiful sassy Willa when he walked in. Instantly drawn to her with an animal magnetism he decided he needs to know more. This is a little harder than it seem as she is cold as stone towards him.

Learning to find faith and trust in people is hard when you have never been shown how. When you have constantly been let down in life you build walls to protect your heart. Committment scares the hell out of you. Will Keane and Willa find a way to break down the walls and give love a fighting chance?

This was a super fun read with all the pets running round but the humor that Jill adds makes it completely refreshing.

*** Advanced copy provided in exchange for an honest review. **

Don’t Miss each stop on THE TROUBLE WITH MISTLETOE Review & Excerpt Tour!

September 26
2 One Click Chicks – Review & Excerpt
A girl and her books – Review
That's What I'm Talking About – Review & Excerpt
Adria's Romance Reviews – Review & Excerpt
Book Readers Anonymous – Review & Excerpt
Bridget's Book Bungalow – Review
Four Chicks Flipping Pages – Review
Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf – Review & Excerpt
This Wacky Momma Reads! – Review & Excerpt
September 27
Book Angel Booktopia – Review & Excerpt
Red Hot + Blue Reads – Review & Excerpt
Bookaholics Reading Haven – Review
Booknerd1107 – Review & Excerpt
Renee Entress's Blog – Review & Excerpt
East Coast Book Chicks – Review & Excerpt
I Love Romance – Review & Excerpt
SBB Reviews – Review & Excerpt
September 28
21st Century Once Upon A Times – Review
Bookworm Dee Reads – Excerpt
Delish, Devine and All Mine – Review & Excerpt
Embrace the Romance – Review & Excerpt
Reviews from the Heart – Review & Excerpt
Queen of All She Reads – Excerpt
Kelsey's Corner Time – Review & Excerpt
Theory of A Dreamer – Review & Excerpt
September 29
Bea's Book Nook – Review & Excerpt
Beneath The Covers Blog – Excerpt
Brittany's Book Blog – Excerpt
Reading in Pajamas – Review & Excerpt
The Revolving Bookcase – Review
Rock Out With Sweet Reads – Excerpt
Romanticamente Fantasy Sito – Excerpt
September 30
Aly's Miscellany – Excerpt
Book Munchies – Review & Excerpt
Lea's Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Mistress of Romance – Review & Excerpt
The Readdicts – Excerpt
Socially Awkward Book nerd – Review & Excerpt
Shannon's book blog – Review & Excerpt
October 1
b i n i b i n i – Review
Books,Dreams,Life – Excerpt
Nose Stuck in a Book – Review & Excerpt
JordansBookReviews – Excerpt
Maari Loves Her Indies – Excerpt
The Heathers Blog – Review & Excerpt
October 2
A Literary Perusal – Review
Sweet & Spicy Reads – Review & Excerpt
The Geekery Book Review – Review & Excerpt
WTF Are You Reading? – Review & Excerpt
My fictional escape – Excerpt
Romance Reviews and More – Review & Excerpt
The bookworms obsession blog – Review
October 3
Books, Coffee & Passion – Excerpt
Ellesea Loves Reading – Review & Excerpt
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents – Excerpt
EskieMama Reads – Review & Excerpt
Writing My Own Fairy Tale – Review & Excerpt
Southern Yankee Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt
Talking Books Blog – Review & Excerpt
October 4
Books and Things Blog – Review & Excerpt
Two Book Pushers – Review & Excerpt
Jax's Book Magic – Review
IrishdaisylovesRomance – Review & Excerpt
The Girl with the Happily Ever Afters – Review & Excerpt
With Love for Books – Review
October 5
BFF Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Adventures in Writing – Excerpt
Oh My Shelves – Review
Once Upon a Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Lightning City Book Reviews – Review
October 6
BJ's Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
KT Book Reviews – Excerpt
I Heart YA Books – Review & Excerpt
The Travelogue of a book addict – Review
Read-Love-Blog – Review & Excerpt
October 7
Books Need TLC – Review
Ripe for Reader – Review & Excerpt
Ramblings From This Chick – Excerpt
What Is That Book About – Excerpt
Romance Readers Retreat – Review
October 8
Alphas Do It Better Book Blog – Review
books are love – Review & Excerpt
Fangirls Ahead! – Review
Wrapped Up In Reading – Review
Rustys Reading – Review


About Jill Shalvis: New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s sexy contemporary and award-winning books wherever romances are sold and click on the blog button above for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.      


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