Monday, 20 November 2017

Christmastime Cowboy by Maisey Yates - Book Review + Giveaway

A couple of years ago, I started adding romance novels into the mix of what I read. When Christmas came around, my mom told me how my late grandmother loved Christmas romance novels. Apparently she would read them all year long. I learned about this after my grandmother passed away, but I'm so glad to have found out when I did. Now whenever I pick up a holiday romance, it makes me think of my grandmother and how much fun it would have been to chat with her about these books together.

I prefer to save my seasonal reads for November and December, and to kick of my own personal holiday reading season, I read Christmastime Cowboy by Maisey Yates.




Chistmastime Cowboy
 is my second Maisey Yates novel and the tenth novel in the Copper Ridge Series. Don't worry about diving into this series ten books deep though! Each one is a standalone and there is enough backstory provided to help the reader along.

Christmastime Cowboy is about Sabrina Leighton and Liam Donnelly:

Falling for a bad boy once is forgivable. Twice would just be foolish. When Sabrina Leighton first offered her teenage innocence to gorgeous, tattooed Liam Donnelly, he humiliated her, then left town. The hurt still lingers. But so does that crazy spark. And if they have to work together to set up her family winery's new tasting room by Christmas, why not work him out of her system with a sizzling affair? 

Thirteen years ago, Liam's boss at the winery offered him a bribe—leave his teenage daughter alone and get a full ride at college. Convinced he wasn't good enough for Sabrina, Liam took it. Now he's back, as wealthy as sin and with a heart as cold as the Oregon snow. Or so he keeps telling himself. Because the girl he vowed to stay away from has become the only woman he needs, and this Christmas could be just the beginning of a lifetime together… (via Goodreads)



I thought the setting of the winery and the tasting room was perfect for a contemporary Christmas romance, and I loved both Sabrina and Liam as characters. They were great together; however, my favourite scene from the book came near the end when Sabrina and Liam have their inevitable breakup/will-they-wont-they moment. Liam's younger brother, Alex, gives him a lecture and an earful that was just perfect!

I previously read Slow Burn Cowboy and one thing I love about this author is that she keeps her novels fresh and fun, sweet and sexy. This is the perfect novel to read with a glass of wine beside the fireplace or Christmas tree this winter, and then pass along to a girlfriend so you can gush about sexy cowboys together!

I'm giving a paperback copy of Christmastime Cowboy over on Instagram this week! Head over @jennbairos to check it out.

Christmastime Cowboy is available for purchase on Amazon.com or wherever books are sold. You can connect with Maisey Yates for more on Facebook, Twitter, and her website.

xo
Jenn

Disclaimer - I received a complementary copy of this novel courtesy of TLC Book Tours and Harlequin Books. All thoughts and opinions are true and entirely my own.

Monday, 13 November 2017

My 6 Favourite Instagram Accounts

The most used app on my phone is probably Instagram. I love sharing photos and I get so much inspiration from others. Here are my 6 favourite accounts!

Emily McDowell Studio
Emily McDowell's tell it like it is products are the best!


I follow a lot of bookish Instagram accounts. This one is my favourite.



The Blonde Bookworm
Another account to follow for bookish inspiration and great reads.



Hot Dudes Reading
This account is basically just secret snaps of hot guys reading. Probably the yummiest account I follow ;)



Notes 2 My Selfie
Notes 2 My Selfie never fails to make me laugh. A real life perspective on the struggle of adulting. It's so good.


Obvious State
I love anything French-inspired. This account combines my love for books with my passion for French culture all in one.



Do you have any favourite Instagram accounts that I should know about? Leave me their link! You can find me @jennbairos.

xo
Jenn

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