A paranormal category romance from Entangled's Covet imprint…
This Christmas, Mara Livingston is determined to start over. But as she's driving to her "new" home, a freak winter storm forces her off the road. Now she's stranded in the middle of nowhere. Then he shows up. And there's something strangely familiar about him...
Connor Reece never expected to see Mara again. Nor is he prepared for the onslaught of emotions―including an unimaginable rush of desire―she stirs within him. Now he has a chance to claim the woman he's always wanted. Except, there are a couple of small details that Mara doesn't know. The first is that Connor is a vampire. And the second is that if his family finds out about Mara, she will most certainly be killed..
I gave this book 3.5 because I didn’t feel like there was enough drama/tension/action going on with the things Mara and Connor went through. I feel like there should have been more emotion and conflict. I liked the book enough to continue reading it to the end, but not so much that I’m super excited or in love with it. It is a nice enough book though, and I can imagine there are plenty of people who would enjoy this book as it is.
Christmas with a Bite was a sweet story about the quintessential “one that got away”. Mara and Connor have crossed paths before, but the time has never been right for them to pursue one another. The question of whether “Fate” has been involved is asked. Do you believe in Fate? Connor has been present at several of the most important moments of Mara’s life.
This story gives the reader a reason to think about the past, and how life would have or could have turned out differently had they chosen another mate. I know I have thought about this sort of thing myself, so it’s not too farfetched to think someone else might have the same thoughts.
As usual, there is tension leading up to the meeting of Connor’s family, but for good reason. He’s sure they will kill Mara when they find out he is in love with a human. In addition to dealing with the problem of Connor’s family, he is also concerned about telling her he’s a vampire, due to some unfortunate events that occurred the last time he shared that information with someone.
Connor and Mara are very obviously meant for each other. Their relationship, while new in the terms of being a relationship is actually very sweet, and I found myself really hoping things work out for them and they would have their happy ever after. Due to their pasts, they both seem like they deserve the chance to be happy.
I would recommend Christmas with a Bite to anyone looking for a light and sweet holiday themed story that is nice and entertaining.
I received a review copy of this book. It in no way influenced my opinion of the story or my review.