The 12 Dares of Christmas [Leigh W. Stuart]

Lauren Hall has one wish for Christmas this year — raise money to build a new, no-kill animal shelter for the town of Sycamore Cove. And she is prepared to do anything to make it happen. Even dare a man she just met to perform a strip tease for the local knitting society.

Gabe Nicholson has one wish too — obtain the job of a lifetime to launch his career. Only his wishes get snowballed when his best friend’s little sister hands him a pair of stripper pants and a bottle of eggnog-flavored body oil.

It’s all sugar plums and mistletoe until a scandal caused by Lauren’s fundraiser threatens to ruin it all. With Gabe’s work opportunities disappearing before his eyes and Lauren’s fundraising efforts tanking, their game of dares stands to burn them both. Unless it ignites a spark of Christmas magic.

My thoughts on the novel: I would like to thank NetGalley and City Owl Press for giving me the opportunity to read this book. From the lovely cover to the enticing summary, I knew it would be a great pick. And after reaching the ending, I concluded that it was indeed a good Christmas book to recommend. The 12 Dares of Christmas is a page turner that will make you feel warm inside this holiday season.

The plot is fun, yet credible. The characters are relatable and lovable. Throughout the many twists and turns, you find yourself asking for more chance meetings between the two main characters, Lauren and Gabe who are undeniably attracted to each other. This inevitably leads to pretty steamy scenes that will most definitely send the temperature rising through your roof, in case you’re having a cold, cold Christmas.

This novel has all the main ingredients required for a successful Christmas story.

A fun and romantic read not to be missed.

Score: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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