Kissing Under the Mistletoe



☂ [PDF / Epub] ☁ Kissing Under the Mistletoe By Marina Adair ✐ – E17streets4all.co.uk Regan Martin stopped believing in Christmas miracles six years ago when she lost everything her house, her job, and her impeccable reputation in the wine industry after she fell in love with a man she Regan Martin stopped believing in Christmas miracles six years ago when she lost everything her house, her job, and her impeccable reputation in the wine industry after she fell in love with a man she had no idea was married Then Regan gets a chance for a fresh start in the Napa Valley With her dream job, dream home, and her daughter enrolled in a wonderful new school, she starts wondering if holiday wishes really do come trueBut she soon tumbles back down to earth when Kissing Under PDF \ she learns that her new boss is none other than Gabe DeLuca, the scorned wife s brother Gabe wants nothing than home wrecking Regan Martin out of his life, his sister s world, and his family s business Mostly, he wants the lush beauty out of his head Yet his attempts to run her out of town have him thinking twice, especially when he sees that Regan may hold the key to tracking down his sister s stolen start up capital Even worse for Gabe, Regan might just be his Christmas wish and hold the key to his heart.Kissing Under the Mistletoe

Marina Adair is a National best selling author with over a million books sold She holds a Master of Fine arts in creative writing and her St Helena Vineyard series was the inspiration behind the original Hallmark Channel movies, Autumn in the Vineyard and Summer in the Vineyard Along with the St Helena Vineyard series, she is also the author of the Heroes of St Helena series, the Eastons, and the Sequoia Lake series She currently lives with her husband, daughter, and two neurotic cats Kissing Under PDF \ in Northern CaliforniaAs a writer, Marina is devoted to giving her readers contemporary romance where the towns are small, the personalities large, and the romance explosive She also loves to interact with readers and you can catch her on Twitter at MarinaEAdair or visit her at MarinaAdair Keep up with Marina by signing up for her newsletter at MarinaAdair newsletter.

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  • Kissing Under the Mistletoe
  • Marina Adair
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  • 04 August 2017

10 thoughts on “Kissing Under the Mistletoe

  1. says:

    4 1 2 Randolph Stars I loved this story Best Christmas story for me this year Gage and Regan are combustible Holly is so sweet and an adorable child The DeLuca family is quite interesting I will definitely continue this series Happy reading

  2. says:

    Buddy read with Aly MaruWhen Regan fell in love with Richard she had no idea that it would cost her everything, she didn t even know he was already married until she was five months pregnant with his child When Richard vanished Regan was left broken hearted and alone to raise their daughter At least his wife Abby had her family to support her and when Abby s brothers were unable to find the cheating husband they were happy to take out their anger on his mistress For the last 6 years the DeL Buddy read with Aly MaruWhen Regan fell in love with Richard she had no idea that it would cost her everything, she didn t even know he was already married until she was five months pregnant with his child When Richard vanished Regan was left broken hearted and alone to raise their daughter At least his wife Abby had her family to support her and when Abby s brothers were unable to find the cheating husband they were happy to take out their anger on his mistress For the last 6 years the DeLuca men have made Regan s life miserable costing her countless jobs and ruining her reputation in the wine industry But this Christmas things are finally looking up for Regan and she has been offered her dream job and the chance to start over in a new town where she can build a life for herself and her daughter Holly What she doesn t realise is that her new boss will be Gabe, the oldest of the DeLuca clan and the man behind everything that has happened to her Gabe wants nothingthan to protect his sister Abby and that means getting Regan away from their home town fast He isn t going to let anything get in the way of that goal especially not an unwanted attraction to his family s enemy.Every so often a book comes along that sucks me in from the very first page and makes it impossible for me to do anything else until I ve finished reading it and Kissing Under the Mistletoe was one of those books I picked it up planning on reading just one chapter before making myself some dinner but several hours later I was still reading In fact I only managed to put the book down very briefly to grab a quick snack before I jumped back in to devour the rest of the story I have now added Marina Adair to my list of must read authors and I can t tell you how pleased I was to discover that this is the first book in a new series.I found it easy to connect with Regan from the moment I met her, she was young and innocent and completely betrayed by the man she loved and I had nothing but sympathy for her I was so angry at the way the DeLuca clan had made life so difficult for her especially considering she d had no idea that Richard was married She was as much his victim as Abby was and had spent a further six years being victimised for something that she had no control over To say I was livid at Gabe and his family is an understatement and to be honest I didn t think he had a chance in hell at redeeming himself in my eyes You have to admire Regan because although she has been through hell she has never given up, she never took the easy option of giving up her career and walking away from the wine industry and she never, ever let her daughter suffer because of what had happened Holly was her world and Regan would do anything to protect her and make her happy There were times that Regan s story brought tears to my eyes butthan anything I admired her strength and wanted to see her find happiness.I ve already mentioned how much I hated Gabe in the beginning so I was incredibly surprised that Marina Adair managed to make me fall for him As you get to know him you see that he ended up responsible for his four younger siblings from a young age after their parents died and all he has ever done is try to protect them He was convinced that Regan knew that Richard was married but went ahead and had an affair with him anyway and he had no idea that she had a young child to care for None of that makes what he did to her acceptable but it did make it easier to understand The fact that we get to see things from his perspective was what helped me fall for him though you get to see first hand how guilty he feels when he realises that Regan was another innocent victim and when he sees first hand how hard life has been for her since then I enjoyed watching Gabe discover his conscience and try to make up for what had happened but I enjoyed seeing Regan tell him where to go evenThe banter between them was one of the highlights of the book for me, the chemistry between them was off the charts hot but while their eyes were stripping each other naked their words were cutting them to the core I knew from their heated looks that they d be good together but boy were the sexy times worth the wait Other highlights included Holly who was utterly adorable I dare anyone not to fall in love with her and Gabe s grandmother ChiChi and her friends who Regan had nicknamed the Mrs Clauses There were a lot of laugh out loud moments at their antics and they really helped lighten the tone of the story Kissing Under the Mistletoe is definitely my favourite Christmas read of the year, funny, cute, romantic and hot, it was the perfect book to get me in the mood for the holidays and I know it is a book I ll be re reading in the future Fans of small town romance series like Jill Shalvis s Lucky Harbor books will love this one it has the same feel good factor and great cast of characters who I am looking forward to spendingtime with

  3. says:

    Many uninteresting misunderstandings, adding troubles upon troubles for poor Regan Supposed to be humorous.Some readers will enjoy this type of humor in a slapstick sort of way, but it did not work for me I was impatient, wanting it to be over.Regan is a single mom who has been unable to find work in her field wine marketing for six years because Gabe repeatedly sabotages her career He is wealthy and influential in the wine industry Regan s goal in life is providing the best she can for Many uninteresting misunderstandings, adding troubles upon troubles for poor Regan Supposed to be humorous.Some readers will enjoy this type of humor in a slapstick sort of way, but it did not work for me I was impatient, wanting it to be over.Regan is a single mom who has been unable to find work in her field wine marketing for six years because Gabe repeatedly sabotages her career He is wealthy and influential in the wine industry Regan s goal in life is providing the best she can for her daughter Holly Regan does stupid things and makes stupid choices which snowball into problems.The story opens with stupidity Regan sees Gabe in a grocery story She s so upset that she walks out of the store without paying for her purchase Then she damages Gabe s car by running her grocery cart into it and throws several small statues from the nearby Christmas display at his car causing a broken window, dents, and scratches He watches her do this Then she puts one of the statues Randolph a reindeer in her trunk and drives away The subject of who will pay for the damages to his car and the statues never comes up in the book The town is upset at the theft of Randolph, with the sheriff planning to arrest the thief.Randolph in her car trunk causes repeated problems for Regan Notices are posted asking for help to find Randolph So why does Regan tear down a bunch of notices to throw them away And then she is seen doing that She tries a few times to return Randolph but people are there Why didn t she go in the middle of the night Or leave him somewhere with an anonymous note or a phone call to the authorities No, she creates embarrassing situations for herself.Another poor choice Isabelle wants to hurt and humiliate Regan every chance she gets Regan knows this Regan is a single mom working as a hotel maid So why does Regan let Isabelle sign her up to volunteer for the children s Christmas play She later discovers that Isabelle signed her up as chairwomen of the most expensive and time consuming job Instead of getting out of it claiming there was a misunderstanding, Regan takes it on Has she no brain Has she no backbone One part I liked One dimensional Isabelle For those who have volunteered for charitable organizations, you will find parts of Isabelle in the most unpleasant people you ve known and had to work with.As to the romance Regan and Gabe desire each other and begin a relationship, but during the book a series of things happen causing misunderstandings and problems for them These problems did not entertain me maybe because they were one person assuming something inaccurate about the other causing angst and worry For example, she doesn t tell him a minor thing from her past When he later discovers it he is angry and disses her in public won t take her phone call It s a problem because only part of the story was told to him, not the whole thing When he later learns the whole story, it s no problem after all Yes these types of misunderstandings are commonly used in romances Sometimes they work But for me they did not work here.The narrator Renee Raudman was ok.DATA Narrative mode 3rd person Unabridged audiobook length 8 hrs and 52 mins Swearing language strong but rarely used Sexual language mild Number of sex scenes 2 Setting current day St Helena Napa Valley California Book copyright 2012 Genre contemporary romance

  4. says:

    3.5 not quite 4 starsThis was a completely adorable, perfect for this time of year read There was just the right amount of conflict to keep the story going Lots of cute moments.

  5. says:

    his book had me scratching my head.Regan Martin had the bad misfortune at the age of 19 to fall in love with a smooth talking man who was already married She did not know this and was as much a victim of his perfidy as his wife Except the wife has a large and loving family who will do anything to protect her Since the cheating husband has taken a powder and disappeared to parts unknown, all the considerable ire of the vengeance seeking clan falls on the head of the hapless Regan.The book pick his book had me scratching my head.Regan Martin had the bad misfortune at the age of 19 to fall in love with a smooth talking man who was already married She did not know this and was as much a victim of his perfidy as his wife Except the wife has a large and loving family who will do anything to protect her Since the cheating husband has taken a powder and disappeared to parts unknown, all the considerable ire of the vengeance seeking clan falls on the head of the hapless Regan.The book picks up six years later Regan, who happens to work in the same industry as the DeLuca family the family of the wronged wife has found herself blackballed and unable to find a job Every time she gets an interview, the oldest DeLuca brother Gabe somehow manages to get to the prospective employer and poor Regan finds herself without prospects again.However Regan finally gets a break She gets a job at a small start up winery in Napa valley and it includes a place to live This couldn t have come at a better time because Regan is down to the fumes of her savings account and it is Christmas season She has a young daughter she was pregnant with married cheater s child when he took off who she wants to make this the best Christmas ever Except, Gabe DeLuca has caught up with her again.The reason this book has me scratching my head was because I was not sure what tone this author intended to take On the one hand it sometimes plays out like a sexy comedy Regan and Gabe spar and twinkle and flirt throughout They sometimes seem like they are simply playing a fun game of sexy one upmanship There are also wacky hijinks involving a reindeer and three busybody old ladies.Yet at other times, Regan is in the pits of despair She has been prevented from holding a meaningful job for 6 years through the whims of one vengeful family Through dialogue and exposition we learn that she and her daughter have lived in a succession of not very nice apartments, she has very little money left and is feeling incredibly demoralized Having been unceremoniously tossed out this job and home which she thought was finally going to give her a measure of security, she ends up working as a hotel maid briefly This is untenable to her because as the daughter of a Mexican illegal immigrant, Regan had been determined not to have the same menial jobs her mother had when she was growing up And yet, here she was..a maid.So yeah, there was a bit of cognitive dissonance there At times the story was engaging and even funny However, I simply could not resolve how Regan could be feeling any attraction to Gabe considering he had pretty much messed up her livelihood for six years.To the author s credit, she doesn t make Gabe a total asshat Once he realizes that his unrelenting campaign has impacted the life of a child he did not know she had a daughter he begins to question his actions and tries to make amends The story does get better once he realizes this, but I had already been so soured on what I felt was such willfully unfair persecution that I couldn t really enjoy the romance between these two.Another headscratcher is Regan herself She was 19 when she had the affair and found out she was pregnant with her daughter, still a sopho in college And yet she is supposedly some whiz at Marketing at the ripe old age of 24 The job she gets is actually VP of Marketing I was not convinced that she could have landed such a job considering that she had been denied job opportunities since the affair was discovered I also kept getting knocked out of the story a bit whenever Regan mentioned her Mexican immigrant mother and her absentee French father because I would idly wonder where the heck the name Regan Martin came from Not a bad book by any means It was a quick read and I did not feel like I was slogging through it nor did I want to chuck it against the wall But definitely not a winner for me This review was based on a copy of an ARC received via theVine program

  6. says:

    Just AWFUL More supposedly professional people acting like preteens The book opens with a woman shoplifting, vandalizing a car and assaulting someone That s supposed to be a COMICAL scene Then we get lots of talk about dicks and hard nipples andit s just juvenile and turns any feeling of romance into sheer lowbrow lust There are certain words that kill romance for me in fiction dick is the worst offender This really is a Frankenstein novella It s marketed as a holiday romance but th Just AWFUL More supposedly professional people acting like preteens The book opens with a woman shoplifting, vandalizing a car and assaulting someone That s supposed to be a COMICAL scene Then we get lots of talk about dicks and hard nipples andit s just juvenile and turns any feeling of romance into sheer lowbrow lust There are certain words that kill romance for me in fiction dick is the worst offender This really is a Frankenstein novella It s marketed as a holiday romance but then it talks like erotica And the adversity faced by the heroine is far too melodramatically bad for light category romance Add to that the fact that implausibility piles upon implausibility a 24yo VP of Marketing who hasn t held down a job in the field at all A Franco Mexican daughter of illegal immigrants named Regan It feels like a bad first book from someone who doesn t know how to tell a plausible story in the least

  7. says:

    3.5 5.0There are parts of this story I absolutely loved and parts that drove me nuts First the parts I love Ms Adair s writing It pulls the reader into the story and uncovers all the emotions layer by layer until one can actually feel Regan s humiliation and despair and Gabe s frustration and anger It is rich and emotional One can t help but feel for Regan and her struggles And, her daughter Holly is absolutely adorable.The parts that drove me nuts I HATED how horribly Gabe treated Regan 3.5 5.0There are parts of this story I absolutely loved and parts that drove me nuts First the parts I love Ms Adair s writing It pulls the reader into the story and uncovers all the emotions layer by layer until one can actually feel Regan s humiliation and despair and Gabe s frustration and anger It is rich and emotional One can t help but feel for Regan and her struggles And, her daughter Holly is absolutely adorable.The parts that drove me nuts I HATED how horribly Gabe treated Regan Good grief Sabatoging all her jobs for six years until she is borderline destitute He, nor any of his family ever took the time to hear her side of the story rather they all Gabe included do the most despicable things with only half the information He never truly trusted her and the final blow was the most infuriating of all It made the quick, I m sorry , kiss and make up the end, enough to make me want to throw the book at the wall He didn t deserve her The story desperately needed at least a chapter where he has to prove he is actually worthy of her love

  8. says:

    2.5ish I ll round up A secret baby with a twist since the H is not the father, but the the brother in law of the father.The heroine was 19 when the H s 30 year old brother in law seduced her and made her believe he loved her She didn t live in the same town as the wife, so she didn t know he was married She made a stupid, naive mistake and ended up pregnant and alone when the guy skips town She was horrified to learn the man was married She wasn t a heartless homewrecker, but the H basical 2.5ish I ll round up A secret baby with a twist since the H is not the father, but the the brother in law of the father.The heroine was 19 when the H s 30 year old brother in law seduced her and made her believe he loved her She didn t live in the same town as the wife, so she didn t know he was married She made a stupid, naive mistake and ended up pregnant and alone when the guy skips town She was horrified to learn the man was married She wasn t a heartless homewrecker, but the H basically ruined her life for 6 years over her mistake.Much of this is a rant I posted on a forum Sorry I wasn toriginal, but I m lazy today.This was an odd one I ve never read anything by the author before and she is pretty good The book flowed and she can be witty Then again, the tone was bizarre It attempted to be a fluffy romcom, but the issues were much too weighty for a fluffy romcom I d have bought it if the H s actions had been toned down The initially firing 6 years before sure Being a sarcastic jerk to her when she moved back to town sure Having her blackballed and ruining her life for 6 years really IMHO if the author wanted to go with the fluffy romcom Christmas special, she should have dialed way back on the h s suffering and the darn pitifullness of a little girl just wanting a home and a cat that just broke my heart If she wanted to keep the suffering, then there needed to be some real suffering for the H aside from him feeling like a jerk The h should have packed up and left town and he should have had to follow her and crawl Not setup a I stole Randolph thing that just made me think of the old Kirk Douglas Spartacus movie Also, I don t see why the heroine was immediately panting over the man who just had her fired and tossed out of her home I know that s how these stories go, but jeez

  9. says:

    DNF and returned to Audible So much of the beginning of this story just did not add up and was just silly.

  10. says:

    This is another one of those romances set in a small town where all of the residents are monstrous, and the book ends with the h finally getting accepted by a group of hypocrites.This book REALLY bugged me, because basically it boiled down to the h getting slut shamed, repeatedly, by EVERYONE The author made her wear sackcloth and ashes even as she was supposedly so feisty The H was the chief architect of her suffering after the OM, of course , and his tactics were loathsome No character in This is another one of those romances set in a small town where all of the residents are monstrous, and the book ends with the h finally getting accepted by a group of hypocrites.This book REALLY bugged me, because basically it boiled down to the h getting slut shamed, repeatedly, by EVERYONE The author made her wear sackcloth and ashes even as she was supposedly so feisty The H was the chief architect of her suffering after the OM, of course , and his tactics were loathsome No character in this book, except for the h, deserved a happy ending, EVER.Also, the cutesy elements of this book were particularly sickening

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