Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Review & New Release: Arresting Holiday by Lissa Matthews

Arresting Holiday
Publisher: Loose Id
ISBN: 978-1-60737-899-0
Genre: BBW Erotic Contemporary Romance
Format: eBook
Length: Novella

A “Not Quite Christmas” Story

Holiday ‘Holli’ James looks forward the week between Christmas and New Year’s. This is her one chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of her successful decorating business. The plan this year is a trip to New York City to see the sights and the lights.

The plan didn’t include a side trip to a small town jail in the middle of Pennsylvania. Nor did the plan include Officer Hunky.


A single police officer, Michael is working the holidays — again. With no local family and no interest in accepting the pity invitations to Christmas dinner from his married friends, he’s content to work and earn extra cash. Besides, this year looks to be as uneventful as ever. Until he pulls Holli over for speeding, only to discover she’s wanted on charges of fraud.

Sexual tension spikes as Michael begins to investigate and discovers Holli isn’t who her record says she is. While they await answers, Michael is granted permission to remove Holli from the jail and place her under house arrest.

Only his idea of house arrest is much more personal than the law ever intended.

Publisher’s Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: anal play/intercourse, bondage, spanking.

For those of you that know me... and those that don't this is my little statement about short books.... I do not judge short stories on the rush of their relationships, because they are just that - short stories. So, yes the relationships always could have been drawn out more, yea it seems like they fall in love to fast and of course the story could have been made longer... but it is a short story. So with that said.... here is my review...

As for as short stories and Christmas stories go... This one is a must get!
I mean, most of you know I have a huge girl crush on Lissa Matthews' work... So, this one should be of no surprise to you ~ that I loved it!

This is a delightful tale of what I wish would happened to me when I would get a speeding ticket. Damn, it is just not in my cards for this to EVER happen to me. But if it happens to you, you must let me know immediately and I am moving to your town!

Holli is on her way to the Big Apple to meet her friend for the Christmas holidays and New Year's Eve! What girl would want to miss that! I mean come'on. But as luck would have it... bad or good (you be the judge, lol) driving late one night... Holli was speeding just a tad... and due to a clerical error... She got thrown in the slammer... By Office Hunky!

Could the holidays get any when Holli finds out she actually has to spend time in jail due to the error that was not her fault? Well, worse in what way... spending the night/day in jail... spending time under house arrest at Office Hunky's place... Worse as in.... more is at stake than just a speeding ticket...?

Michael, Office Hunky, feels really bad for having to put Holli in jail for something he knows was not her fault. Okay, she was speeding, but the flags that were brought up on her driver's license was not her fault and he really wanted to make it up to her. So, he pulls a few strings and had her serving house arrest at his house. A warm atmosphere, a hot shower, delicious food, a comfy bed, and a yummy man all to herself.

Michael's thinking process was that by providing all this to Holli, she would forgive him for the crappy way her vacation started. But when the strings he pulled to get her out of jail are pulling at his heart, what is a man to do knowing she will be leaving?

These two come together and have chemistry right off the bat. Have you ever felt that way with someone you met... Instant attraction, instant smiles, instant tingles, instant fun... Who does not want that? Well, Holli and Michael found that and a whole lot more within each other. There is no time to examine what happens between them... just time to enjoy the here and now. I love that part... The way they came together (hahahahah... yeah and more than one way)

***oh what, you know Ms. Lissa is the freaking bomb when it comes to writing those scenes... don't you blush and shy away from that... You know what I say to be true!!!***

Anyway... This book is really a treat to read and like I said ~ especially around the holidays!!

Ms. Lissa practically wrapped this book up with a pretty red bow on top! There are some scenes in here that will melt some that awful snow away! And even make you giggle! And some will make you blush and some will simply make you fall in love. Ms. Lissa delivers me the ending that leaves me with a great big smile on my face and a my heart a little warm and my girlie parts... Well, we will leave that alone for now... heheheheeh!

So who is up to be Arrested during the Holidays??? If Office Hunky arrests me, I am in for a night in jail... or house arrest!

To read an excerpt of the book, please go here! You won't regret it!

If you would to find out more about Ms Lissa Matthews, please go to her website!
And if you want to catch a sneak peek at some hot eye candy and her delicious words, please visit her blog!!

And don't go away...
Ms. Lissa will have a New Release...
Out December 24th
Are you ready for this one....

Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Genre/Line: Contemporary, Exotika
Format: eBook

By night, Mandi is a waitress in her best friend’s adult entertainment club, complete with long raven hair and bright violet eyes. By day, she’s a boutique jewelry maker with a flair for the occasional naughty design. She’s shy, quiet, a definitive Plain Jane, and completely in lust with the one man that wouldn’t ever be interested in her. He’s big, menacing, and inspires every one of her dirty girl desires. If birthday wishes came true, he would hers.

Tattoo artist. Business owner. Lover of vintage cars. And drummer. Jaz is far from the normal, average guy. Built like a brick wall and inked from head to toe, he can scare the faint of heart with just a look, but the faint of heart isn’t what interests him, isn’t what fuels his fantasies and keeps him hard from dawn to dusk. It’s her: the waitress, his sister’s friend, the birthday girl.

Without having told a soul of her attraction, Mandi is given the best present ever. Jaz. And she’s got one night to make every wicked thought and erotic dream she’s had about him come true.

Now... Enjoy... With some Hot Chocolate!!!!

And remember... Keep it Dirty, Smutty & Hussy!
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  1. Great review Cecile.I loved this book. I want my own Officer Hunky :D

    I'm looking forward to Ink Spots..I may have to hide Christmas Day to read it :)

  2. Tomorrow is my Friday! Yay!!! Hang in there....

  3. Great review! This sounds like a wonderful holiday read. I hope you have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and that all is well with you!

  4. Thank you, Ce. I'm glad you loved the book...

  5. Lol, so the scenes are so hot and well written, just like they should be ;)

  6. I wish a could put a bow around Michael and top him off with a little Redi-Whip. I would say with a cherry on top but....4 kids later... It's not an option. Anyhoo, Lissa writes wicked bad boys with a finesse to please. Gotta love a man with a set of cuffs. Not to mention a woman not afraid to grab ahold with both hands. Love Lissa!

  7. Sounds like a fun one. I love holiday books.

    Have a Merry Christmas!

  8. Steamy stuff with ma hot chocolate, Cecile. Merry Chritsmas. x

  9. elaing8~ Hey honey!! Thank you! You know how much I love Ms. Lissa's book. And you know how I kinda stay away from holiday books. I am not sure why... but I am not a big reader of the holidays. I think it is because I know I never read them in time for the actual holiday. But I have to say, this was an awesome book! And it got me in the spirit!! Especially for a cop of my own!!
    And yes, I am with you on waiting for Ink Spot!

    Chris~ Hey honey! I hope you have a wonderful Merry Christmas!!! Hugs honey! I am still hanging!

    A Buckeye Girl Reads~ Hey honey! This really is a great holiday read! I think one you would love! I also hope you and your family have a very blessed Merry Christmas and a very Joyous Happy New Year! Hugs to you honey!

    Lissa~ You are quite welcome honey!!! I truly did love the book! It was a delight to read!

    Blodeuedd~ Hey honey! I think you would really love this one. Really hot little story! Warm you up from the cold outside! ;)

    Janeen~ Hey honey! Ohhh I hear you on that one!!!!! A big red bow on.... Him! You make me giggle! And you are right again... Lissa freaking rocks apples!

    carolsnotebook~ Hey honey! Thanks for peeking on over! This is truly a great little holiday story!
    I hope you and yours have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

    JJ Cocker~ Hey honey!!!! Merry Christmas my love! I truly hope you have a blessed one!

  10. I just got Ink Spot, it is such a wicked read - I am halfway through...

    Thanks for the heads up...



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