Santa Wore Leathers (Wild Heat, Book 1)

Wild Heat

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A perfect holiday treat for fans of Lori Wilde, Jennifer Ryan and Penelope Bloom!

Take one man-shy reporter, a gorgeous ex-Navy SEAL turned firefighter, add in a thong-stealing dog... and Christmas will never be the same again!

There’s only one thing on Becca Sinclair’s Christmas list this holiday season – her very own column in the local paper. And if she can build a huge blog following, her wish just might come true.

Enter Dan ‘Wolf’ Wolford aka the man-whore next door and the new star of Becca’s popular, post-divorce blog about men. A Navy SEAL turned commander of the Florida Marine Rescue Unit, Wolf’s the very definition of the word alpha – and with an endless rotation of women on his doorstep, this hunk on a Harley has Becca and her female followers all hot and bothered!

All Becca wants for Christmas is her newspaper column, right? But when she finds herself the target of Wolf’s irresistible attentions, her snarky comebacks become less and less convincing and, suddenly, she’s not so sure anymore...

Praise for Santa Wore Leathers:

“This is the first book I’ve read by Vonnie Davis and I can assure you it won’t be the last.” – HarlequinJunkie

“What Vonnie Davis has managed to pack into her fairly short book was so freaking good that as soon as I've posted this review I'm going straight back to start it all over again.” – Tina Hart, Goodreads Reviewer

“Vonnie Davis’s writing is tender, witty and beautiful.”
Siren Book Reviews

“Vonnie Davis knows romance!” Night Owl Reviews

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In the vein of Jennifer Ashley’s Shifters Unbound series and Shelly Laurenston’s Pride Stories, Vonnie Davis introduces two wandering souls who discover that true love needs no words in this explosive, fantastical novel.
 
Somehow able to telepathically communicate with animals, Paisley Munro has found meaning in her so-called gifts by working as a veterinary assistant. But while traveling to Scotland for a relative’s funeral, Paisley fears that she really has lost her mind. Out in the highlands, she hears distinctly human thoughts coming from a wild bear. Terrified and desperate, she returns to the lodge and collapses in the powerful arms of its owner, a mysterious man with whom she shares a simmering attraction.
 
Creighton Matheson and his fellow shape-shifters have been roaming this land freely for centuries. Now Paisley may inherit his home, putting his kind in grave danger. His mistrust only deepens when he realizes she can read his mind. Yet he cannot deny that this tantalizing woman makes him burn with desire—and hunger for the prospect of a tender love. Now Creighton must decide which would hurt more: revealing the truth or losing Paisley forever.

Praise for A Highlander’s Obsession
 
“Sexy, magical, and full of hot, kilted men! The perfect romantic read!”—New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Laura Kaye
 
“An altogether fun read . . . Davis throws in lots of Scots to give texture.”—Library Journal

“While I enjoy all sub-genres of romance, A Highlander’s Obsession, Ms. Davis’s funny, sexy, and suspenseful new paranormal romance has shot to the top of my list!”—Dixie Lee Brown, author of the Trust No One series
 
“Brilliant, sexy, and laugh-out-loud hilarious, A Highlander’s Obsession belongs on the keeper shelf to enjoy again and again, right next to all of Vonnie Davis’s fabulous stories! Get ready to fall in love. Creighton Matteson has just skyrocketed to the top of my all-time favorite romance heroes list! I can’t wait for the other books in this series. Kudos to Ms. Davis for creating this memorable paranormal romance.”—AJ Nuest, author of The Golden Key Chronicles
 
“Sexy and funny with characters that walk straight into your heart . . . Vonnie Davis will have you rushing to turn the pages until the very last word. Scots, kilts, and bears, oh my!”—Sarah Grimm, author of the Black Phoenix series
 
“Vonnie Davis delivers a sexy paranormal romance to tickle your funny bone and leave you sighing.”—Mackenzie Crowne
 
“A Highlander’s Obsession is one of those stories you never want to end, a sizzling romance packed with a hot kilted hero, an ancient curse, and the magical beauty of the Highlands. I laughed. I cried. I cheered. I cursed. Don’t miss this delightful escape from ‘real’ life!”—Maeve Greyson, author of A Highlander in Her Past
 
“Charming, sexy, and full of surprises: A Highlander’s Obsession is all this and more. Add it to your ‘must-read’ list. Warning: You’re going to fall in love with Creighton and his clan.”—Amie Louellen, author of Ten Reasons Not to Date a Cop

“Where to begin? Where. To. Begin . . . From start to finish, conflict to resolution, this was sheer brilliance.”—Kelly Moran, author of The Dysfunctional Test
 
Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Two of the wildest hearts in Scotland fight for their destiny in this searing-hot romance, sure to be devoured by fans of Jennifer Ashley’s Shifters Unbound series and Shelly Laurenston’s Pride Stories.
 
As a bear-shifter in a pack roaming the Scottish countryside, Bryce Matheson embodies brute force and untamed abandon. As a widower, he’s running scared. When Bryce attempted to open his scarred heart to another, she grew tired of waiting for him to state his intentions, and the unearthly beauty spurned him for someone who wasn’t worthy. But now that fate has conspired to set Kenzie Denune free once again, Bryce vows to finally win her love.
 
Kenzie is a witch who summons her powers to protect those too weak to care for themselves. After surviving an abusive husband, she swears off men—even men like Bryce, whose iron muscles make her knees weak, and whose piercing eyes fill her with longing. Her life’s purpose is to help others. However, dark forces have different plans for her gifts. To save herself, Kenzie must team up with the shifter who has always stirred her soul—and trust in a passion powerful enough to set her blood aflame.

Praise for A Highlander’s Passion
 
“A sexy power play between two characters that brought me to tears with laughter and emotion . . . I’m in love with the Highlander’s Beloved series!”—Kelly Moran, award-winning author of Return to Me
 
“A sexy-hot blast of mystery, magic, and a second chance at claiming the love of a lifetime.”—Maeve Greyson, author of the Highland Time Runners series
 
“Packed with red hot passion, mystical suspense, and snicker-inducing humor, this heart-tugging kilted romance entertains and satisfies from beginning to end. Well done, Ms. Davis.”—Mackenzie Crowne, RONE Award–winning author of A Song for Sophie

“Vonnie Davis is a bard of romance in the truest sense of the word: She’s a comedian, a storyteller, and a poet. I never hesitate to recommend her to readers because she never fails to deliver. She’s absolutely brilliant.”—Melissa Snark, author of Battle Cry

“The beautiful Highlands, witchcraft, and shifters set the scene for this passionate tale.”—Fresh Fiction
 
“I am such a huge fan of Vonnie Davis. Her books just make me happy.”—Romancing the Readers
 
“I loved A Highlander’s Passion. . . . We have some very sexy Highlander bear shifters, great fun-loving characters, and a sweet romance. . . . I can’t wait for more books in this series.”—Angel’s Guilty Pleasures
 
“An excellent story that had a whole lot of everything I needed to escape the real world for a few hours: lust, love, the past, the present, the future, a touch of mystery and suspense, and a healthy happily ever after.”—Written Love
 
“Quite an entertaining read, exciting and action-packed.”—Musings of a Bookish Kitty
 
“A good read for fans of Katie MacAlister’s books . . . I’d recommend this to readers who like contemporary Highland romance and paranormal romance with a lot of action.”—Libromancer’s Apprentice
 
“This fun, sexy read kept me turning the pages needing to know more about the sexy shifter and his witch.”—Travels n Reads
 
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
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HarperCollins UK
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Nov 28, 2013
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9780007555314
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Fiction / Holidays
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / Firefighters
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / Holiday
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Snowy rooftops, mulled wine, and a hot single dad. Not the Christmas Saffy wished for… but maybe the one she needs?

 

Twenty-nine year old Saffron Baxter knew her holiday plans didn’t stand a chance the moment her sister called to say she was stuck abroad with no hope of being home before Christmas. Saffy would just have to abandon thoughts of wild festive parties in the city and head down to remote Cornwall.

 

Because every year her sister hosts a huge Christmas meal for all the single parents in her village. And Saffy knows it’d break her heart to let them down.

 

Arriving as snow starts to fall over the thatched cottages of the little harbour town of Port Breok, she meets Logan – the tall, fair-haired, blue-eyed, devoted single dad who lives next door, with his adorable daughter Chloe. At first she thinks he might help her make Christmas Day extra-memorable, but he just seems convinced she’ll never manage – that she’s just a party girl who doesn’t care about Christmas, or anyone’s feelings.

 

Maybe he’s right. After all – she doesn’t want to settle down, she’s only there for a few days… But she’s still determined to do her sister proud with gorgeous decorations, the most beautiful real tree – complete with extra twinkly lights, and delicious mince pies. To make it a Christmas everyone will remember, especially little Chloe. Even if, when the mistletoe comes down, she knows she’ll probably never see Logan again…

 

The perfect festive romance novel, ideal for fans of Nora Roberts, Jenny Hale and Debbie Macomber.

 

Readers love Snowy Nights at the Lonely Hearts Hotel:


‘Oh my, what a fabulous romantic and festive read!...There really is so much to love about this story… a truly fabulous feel good read that will definitely have you feeling all loved up and romantic by the end. The perfect festive read.’ By the Letter Book Reviews, 5 stars

 

‘Fantastic from the first page to the last. I really didn't want it to end at all. So enchanting and romantic and about finding your own happiness when you don't think you can… A simply fantastic read, highly recommend it.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘I loved this book!!! This one really had it all: fun characters, a break-up, an engagement, Christmas, and of course a crazy dog!’ My Life as a Dog Bed, 5 stars

 

‘Simply put this book was amazing! This book pulls at your heartstrings... Highly recommend.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘A pure pleasure to devour this book, I just didn't want it to end, I was enjoying it so much… A wonderful Christmas book.’ Rachel’s Random Reads, 5 stars

 

‘Just what I was in the mood for!!... A great Christmas read that will leave you longing for more.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘The perfect heartwarming and feel good Christmas novel. I loved everything: the plot, the description of Cornwall, the characters. It's a page turner I couldn't put down. Highly recommended!’ Scrapping and Playing, 5 stars

 

‘A beautifully festive and heartwarming story. Absolutely fantastic! Will leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy inside.’ The Cosiest Corner, 5 stars

 

‘The perfect story to get you in the Christmas mood.’ It’s All About Books

 

‘I loved this light hearted, witty and romantic storyline that did touch on a couple of more delicate subjects and this was handled with great care… I would definitely recommend this book if you want something to get you in the festive spirit.’ Rea’s Book Reviews, 5 stars

 

‘A fantastic read from the first page to the last. Full of warm, relatable characters… A perfect festive read.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

A gorgeous country house hotel, a liberal dusting of snow, a cosy weekend away…what more could Lizzie ask for at Christmas? 


Every Christmas Lizzie promises herself that things will change and she will leap into the new year a new woman. And yet here she is again, at the beginning of December and nothing is different. Her girls have grown up and left home, her husband Henry is slumped in front of the TV and she is alone in the kitchen, seeking refuge in the cooking sherry and talking to her Gary Barlow calendar. She’s also been very diverted by handsome new neighbourMarcus and she knows she shouldn’t be … 


So when best friend Ann suggests a weekend away in the country, Lizzie jumps at the chance. Will this Christmas escape give Lizzie some much needed perspective and allow her to mend her marriage? Or will Marcus prove to be too much of a distraction? 


A funny feel good festive read about rediscovering the magic of Christmas - just the thing to curl up with on a cold winters night. 


What everyone’s saying about Christie Barlow: 

'What a corker of a book! Relatable, enticing, full of humour and drama in double doses and with a huge dollop of Christmas sprinkled in! It’s pace doesn’t slow down for a second, from the first page you are hooked!'I Blog Books 

'Very relatable characters and a story written to make you laugh and cry makes this a great read!'Angry Grey Cat Reads 

'An all round fun author to read!'Eat Your Books Out 

‘This is an excellent book which swept me along so well that I read it in less than a day. I loved the characters and the story and will definitely be reading more by this author. This is definitely a book to read curled up with a mug of tea or hot chocolate.’ Bookloverwormblog 

'A heartwarming and cosy countryside read with characters you will love' Rachael Lucas 

‘I found this book really enjoyable, the author has an engaging writing style that managed to draw me into the storyline and the lives of our character. The storyline flowed at a great pace and I raced through the book in no time soaking up the wonderful detailed descriptions. I can see that fans of Cathy Bramley and Cathy Woodman would love this book.’ Rea's Book Reviews 

‘Kitty's Countryside Dream will have you laughing and smiling one minute and then you'll feel it pulling at your heart strings. This really turned out to be a beautiful book …turning the pages and unravelling the story was very thought provoking.’ Crooks on Books 

‘I didn’t want to put the book down.’ Best Crime Books and More 

‘Kitty's Countryside Dream is a soul-boosting necessity. I have a suspicion it's been sprinkled with a little bit of magic, as on the darkest days it'll warm your cockles and make everything seem right with the world. So, get those wellies on and head for a new roost in the country in this delicious feel-good tale with a gorgeous soft centre.' Little Bookness Lane 

'A fantastic story, one that will keep you reading long into the night, just to find out what happens. I loved every moment of it and some of the scenes, with chickens, will have you chuckling' Rachel's Random Reads 

‘I was unable to put this book down. I read it within a day because I was so drawn in to the characters themselves it was like I knew them. I would completely recommend this book to anyone and everyone. Definitely a huge 5 stars!’ Katie's Reading Korner Review 

'This had me gripped from the first chapter. It will have you laughing, crying and will just give you a warm feeling inside' Laura H Book Blog 

In the vein of Jennifer Ashley’s Shifters Unbound series and Shelly Laurenston’s Pride Stories, Vonnie Davis introduces two wandering souls who discover that true love needs no words in this explosive, fantastical novel.
 
Somehow able to telepathically communicate with animals, Paisley Munro has found meaning in her so-called gifts by working as a veterinary assistant. But while traveling to Scotland for a relative’s funeral, Paisley fears that she really has lost her mind. Out in the highlands, she hears distinctly human thoughts coming from a wild bear. Terrified and desperate, she returns to the lodge and collapses in the powerful arms of its owner, a mysterious man with whom she shares a simmering attraction.
 
Creighton Matheson and his fellow shape-shifters have been roaming this land freely for centuries. Now Paisley may inherit his home, putting his kind in grave danger. His mistrust only deepens when he realizes she can read his mind. Yet he cannot deny that this tantalizing woman makes him burn with desire—and hunger for the prospect of a tender love. Now Creighton must decide which would hurt more: revealing the truth or losing Paisley forever.

Praise for A Highlander’s Obsession
 
“Sexy, magical, and full of hot, kilted men! The perfect romantic read!”—New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Laura Kaye
 
“An altogether fun read . . . Davis throws in lots of Scots to give texture.”—Library Journal

“While I enjoy all sub-genres of romance, A Highlander’s Obsession, Ms. Davis’s funny, sexy, and suspenseful new paranormal romance has shot to the top of my list!”—Dixie Lee Brown, author of the Trust No One series
 
“Brilliant, sexy, and laugh-out-loud hilarious, A Highlander’s Obsession belongs on the keeper shelf to enjoy again and again, right next to all of Vonnie Davis’s fabulous stories! Get ready to fall in love. Creighton Matteson has just skyrocketed to the top of my all-time favorite romance heroes list! I can’t wait for the other books in this series. Kudos to Ms. Davis for creating this memorable paranormal romance.”—AJ Nuest, author of The Golden Key Chronicles
 
“Sexy and funny with characters that walk straight into your heart . . . Vonnie Davis will have you rushing to turn the pages until the very last word. Scots, kilts, and bears, oh my!”—Sarah Grimm, author of the Black Phoenix series
 
“Vonnie Davis delivers a sexy paranormal romance to tickle your funny bone and leave you sighing.”—Mackenzie Crowne
 
“A Highlander’s Obsession is one of those stories you never want to end, a sizzling romance packed with a hot kilted hero, an ancient curse, and the magical beauty of the Highlands. I laughed. I cried. I cheered. I cursed. Don’t miss this delightful escape from ‘real’ life!”—Maeve Greyson, author of A Highlander in Her Past
 
“Charming, sexy, and full of surprises: A Highlander’s Obsession is all this and more. Add it to your ‘must-read’ list. Warning: You’re going to fall in love with Creighton and his clan.”—Amie Louellen, author of Ten Reasons Not to Date a Cop

“Where to begin? Where. To. Begin . . . From start to finish, conflict to resolution, this was sheer brilliance.”—Kelly Moran, author of The Dysfunctional Test
 
Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
A Scottish hunter and a French secret agent find themselves on a collision course with danger—and irresistible desire—in Vonnie Davis’s new bear-shifting Highlander novel, perfect for fans of Jennifer Ashley and Shelly Laurenston.
 
In the pine-dense mountains of the Scottish Highlands, shape-shifter Ronan Matheson is running free when a desperate woman parachutes out of the sky, directly onto his furry, powerful chest. Instead of clawing her to death, Ronan’s inner bear longs to keep her safe. Once he’s back in human form, Ronan is amused by the mysterious beauty’s fearless attitude—and tempted by her expertly toned physique. But what could she possibly be doing in this isolated stretch of the Highlands?
 
French intelligence agent Anisa Brosseau never imagined she’d be on the CIA’s bad side—until she’s framed for treason and forced to flee in a stolen drone. Hiding out in a remote cabin, Anisa just needs some time to clear her name. What she doesn’t need is a brooding, muscle-bound Scot in a skimpy kilt to drive her crazy with lust. But when Anisa’s enemies come knocking on his door, Ronan calls on a secret weapon to protect his turf and the bonny lass he’s come to love.

Praise for Bearing It All
 
“Bearing It All digs its claws into you and never lets go. This is an outstanding, magical romance!”—Stacey Kennedy, USA Today bestselling author of the Club Sin series
 
“With sizzling passion and heart-pounding intrigue, Bearing It All is delicious romance perfection!”—Maeve Greyson, author of My Highland Bride

“Bearing It All is my favorite book in the series. It combined drama, an undeniable attraction, two very stubborn people, and one adorable bear. The characters were dynamic and the storyline intriguing.”—Hines and Bigham’s Literary Tryst
 
“A fun bear-shifter romance, set in Scotland with all that lovely kilt-clad, brogue-speaking goodness we expect from a Highlander. Our female kicked ass, took names, and made sure to get cuddle time in with her big bad bear.”—Musings and Ramblings (four stars)
 
“A wonderfully unique series and story, full of laughter and lightness, the perfect escape read.”—I Am, Indeed
 
“If you enjoy good humor and strong-willed characters, I hope you give this story a try.”—Written Love

Praise for the Highlander’s Beloved series
 
“Sexy, magical, and full of hot, kilted men! The perfect romantic read!”—New York Times bestselling author Laura Kaye, on A Highlander’s Obsession
 
“Altogether fun . . . [Vonnie] Davis throws in lots of Scots to give texture.”—Library Journal, on A Highlander’s Obsession
 
“A sexy power play between two characters that brought me to tears with laughter and emotion . . . I’m in love with the Highlander’s Beloved series!”—Award-winning author Kelly Moran, on A Highlander’s Passion
 
“The beautiful Highlands, witchcraft, and shifters set the scene for this passionate tale.”—Fresh Fiction, on A Highlander’s Passion

Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from other Loveswept titles.
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