Saturday 24 December 2016

Review: The 12 Dares of Christmas - Leigh W. Stuart

Tis the Season to be Daring

Lauren Hall has one wish for Christmas this year—raise money to build a new, no-kill animal shelter for the town of Sycamore Cove. And she is prepared to do anything to make it happen. Even dare a man she just met to perform a strip tease for the local knitting society.

Gabe Nicholson has one wish too—obtain the job of a lifetime to launch his career. Only his wishes get snowballed when his best friend's little sister hands him a pair of stripper pants and a bottle of eggnog-flavored body oil.

It’s all sugar plums and mistletoe until a scandal caused by Lauren’s fundraiser threatens to ruin it all. With Gabe's work opportunities disappearing before his eyes and Lauren's fundraising efforts tanking, their game of dares stands to burn them both. Unless it ignites a spark of Christmas magic.

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Lauren has been doing everything she can to raise enough money to build a new animal shelter for her hometown, the shelter they have is in very poor condition and she wants to create something so much better. The local knitting society have been incredibly supportive of her efforts and she's arranged a fun night for them to show her appreciation but when the stripper doesn't turn up it looks like she's going to be in trouble. Until her brother's best friend Gabe walks in and she dares him to take the stripper's place.

There are a few things I look for when I pick up a Christmas story, I want something funny and sweet and it has to have plenty of holiday spirit, and The 12 Dares of Christmas hit the spot perfectly. This is a really light hearted and fun read but it has plenty of heat to it too and I loved both of the main characters. There is no unnecessary drama but instead you'll find lots of humour, some fun side characters, a sweet romance and an almost naked man jumping out of a giant cake.

Lauren and Gabe make a great couple, I enjoyed the chemistry between them and I absolutely loved the back and forth between them as they kept daring each other to do things. This is definitely a story I can picture myself rereading in the future and I'll be watching out for more from Leigh W. Stuart in the future.

Source: Received from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

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