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REVIEW: Two Dads for Christmas by Kate Richards


Blurb:
Lauren is in trouble. Only the adoption agency lady
knows the heartbreaking decision she’s making. But every baby deserves a father
and Lauren’s ex isn’t stepping up to the plate. Without a dad for her child,
Lauren doesn’t feel she can give her baby what he or she deserves. When her
mother sends her to the Castillo resort in Castle, Alaska to help with a
holiday celebration, Lauren jumps at the chance to forget her worries.

Jorell’s career is soaring. In charge of development for the Castillo Resorts
Caribbean region, the only thing on his mind is pursuing a vice presidency. Not
romance. But a forced transfer to the frozen north throws him—and his prospects
off-kilter.

Zachary lives near Castle, Alaska, but the fishing guide has had little success
finding a social life and fears his interest in both men and women may be too
wild for the wilderness.

Two men and one pregnant woman…in charge of the holiday activities at the
Christmas Extravaganza at Castle Lodge. Friendship and intense attraction
blooms between them. But Madame Eve has her work cut out for her…will Jorell
and Zach provide enough reasons for Lauren to change her mind?

Genre: Contemporary romance, erotic, interracial/multicultural, holiday, GLBT,
ménage

Heat level: 4
Word count – 13k

Cover art by Tibbs Designs




~Excerpt~
Lauren,

Your aunt and uncle love you very much and, as a special Christmas gift,
they’ve allowed me to arrange a unique evening for you. Your date will meet you
at the large cabin behind the lodge, for a night you will never forget.

Madame Eve

Perfect. Might as well get it over with—although it
would have been simpler to give the guy the slip in the coffee shop or another
public area. Kathryn and Nick met through Madame Eve and shared a world-class
romance, even now that they were married and parents. Sweet looks, private
jokes, stolen kisses…everything any girl could want. She stuffed the paper into
her bodice with a sigh.
But she’d already set her course and, if it weren’t
for her previous poor judgment and the fact that she’d already fallen hard for
two men who had eyes only for each other, it could indeed be a night to
remember. Instead, she cut through the gleaming kitchen, smiling at the late
night staffers, and out the back door. A light beamed from the front window of
the cabin where, according to Andie, she’d spent her first night with her true
loves. For just a second an image flashed through her mind—of Jorell and Zach,
their nude white and mocha bodies in a four-poster bed, arms outstretched to
her in invitation.
But the single tear froze on her cheek along with
her dreams as she plodded up the path to the cabin and lifted her hand to the
door.
It jerked open, and she gasped. Christmas music
poured out on a gust of warm, pine-scented air. A tall spruce decked for the
holidays glittered in a corner. Low laughter from somewhere near the flickering
flames of the fireplace did not come from the auburn-bearded man who greeted
her in the open doorway. It came from Jorell.
And Zach’s hand was the one that tugged her inside,
when her feet became one with the doorstep. Lauren’s heart thudded so loud in
her ears, it drowned out the Carol of the Bells. Her hopes
rose to the high rafters then crashed down when she realized….
“I’m so sorry to interrupt your evening. I must be
at the wrong cabin.” And she’d be going back to her room after that, date be
darned.

Author Bio:

Kate Richards lives with her wonderful husband and menagerie of adopted
pets in sunny SoCal. She loves the beach, the High Sierra, where she has a very
tiny cabin, and spending her days making sure all of her
characters—eventually—get to have a happily ever after.

Adri’s Review:

First off WOW!!! This story is
fantastic. The relationship that is forged by the Lauren, Zach and Jorell in
such a short period of time is amazing.

It’s also wonderful to see some
of our favorites back at the Castillo Resorts and what is going on in their
lives. Getting a glimpse of old friends is always such a treat and with this
one we get to see more than just one set of friends which was even more
special.

It is such a pleasure to see how
Madame Eve was able to gift these three with something so special. And for that
gift to be able to do something even bigger in the end like help Lauren change
mind about things in her life.

Since I don’t want to give too
much away, I will end this review like this… It’s cold outside? Then, it is the
best time to grab yourself a hot chocolate, a blanket and this steamy book and
you will be warm in no time.

Happy Reading… Adri.

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