So without waiting here is my opinion on "Home for the Holidays", published as part of the anthology " The Bite Before Christmas"
Publisher: William Morrow
Genre: paranormal romance, holiday romanceSource: bought
It’s always a great pleasure to read a book or a novella from the Night Huntress series. I really love Jeaniene Frost’s writing style and the ambiance of the story so when I hear about this novella I couldn’t miss it.
Cat is planning a birthday party for Bones with the guests staying longer so they spend the holidays all together like a family. That should be simple but with Cat and Bones it’s never as it seems and soon unwanted surprise transforms the happy time in a near war state. Bones doesn’t like himself and even worse he excludes Cat from his line. In all this havoc Cat can only count on her friend ghost Fabian, and his girlfriend, Denise and a surprising useful Ian.
I loved to see more about the powers sources in this world, we got little details about demons in Denise’s story yes but here we delve deeper and the paranormal world Cat is discovering is even more complex that what she expected. However what I enjoyed the most was Ian. Until now I accepted the fact he was loyal to Bones at least in a measure but I couldn’t stand him. He was too selfish, arrogant and a real pervert but in this novella I saw him under a new light. He is more knowledgeable than it seems and he can act when needed. He also has his own form of honor and I liked how he bickered with Cat but was also able to listen and comfort when it was needed. He really loves Bones and he has proven his loyalty. He was also kind with Denise.
Now I must admit that he also made me curious about the reason he got his tattoo and I hope the author will tell us more about that one day. I mean it will help to see how he matured too since it was long ago ( I hope for him^^).
It was funny to see how the girls teamed together to get their vampire mate back, I wouldn’t want to be on their bad side. And of course, love is stronger than evil even if it’s via the vampire’s territoriality^^.
A good novella perfect for the season and all year long for all the fans. I recommend it but preferably for the fans of the series, it can be read as a stand alone yes so if you don’t know this universes it could give you a taste of it but you will appreciate even more as an addition to the series^^.
Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and no compensation was received in exchange for this review
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