Review: Just For Christmas Night
JUST FOR CHRISTMAS NIGHT - Lisa Marie Perry
Harlequin Kimani/Romance
PRINT | EBOOK
December 2014
CATEGORY ROMANCE
REVIEWER: 
Beverly Jackson |  RATING: A
SYNOPSIS: Pro football publicist Martha Blue has something to prove. To protect the image of the Las Vegas Slayers-and stay employed-she has to shed her party-girl reputation. Fast! So no more mistakes. No further scandals. And absolutely no falling for the one man who can give her everything she wants…and nothing of what she needs.

REVIEW: Taciturn seriousness is the façade controlling undefeated boxer Joaquin Ryder life as he prepares for his next fight, until a promise to a family friend tests his fortitude. Vivacious Pro NFL publicist Martha Blue is a temptation for any man, and now Joaquin is tasked with ensuring her scandalous behavior does not jeopardize her family’s business. Martha is working on shedding her irresponsible party girl image which is now in jeopardy of being sidetracked by the nearness of Joaquin. As their witty catch-and-release bantering does little to relieve their hungry sexual tension from their unresolved past, the couple agree to surrender to their passions for one night. Will their heads or their hearts win this fight?

Perry has solidified her reputation as a writer of edgy heartfelt romances as she dazzles readers with multi-layered characters and a passion-driven plot in this amazing story. Martha is a strong heroine who grows into her strength and takes control of her life. There is more to Martha than meets the eye as we learn of her academic accomplishments, her willingness to give of herself to others and relish in her sensuality with the right man. Joaquin’s hard scrapple childhood and his caution of women have formed him into a driven determined man
, often putting his emotions aside to be honorable and trustworthy. Joaquin struggles to keep control and has to work through his guilt of wanting Martha as his woman. The highly sensual sex scenes have enough heat and tension to ignite the pages. And who does not love an alpha hero who is both dangerous and desirable in every breath he takes.

While the Las Vegas setting adds glitz and glamour, it is the secondary storylines that adds unanticipated twists and turns to not only showcase the characters but provides the extra layer of fullness and richness to this emotional romance storyline. The appearances of the Blue family members will satisfy readers of the series and add the necessary continuity to the insight of their family dynamics.

JUST FOR CHRISTMAS NIGHT is the third book in the Blue Dynasty series. This book grabs the reader from the first page so be prepared to finish the book in one sitting. I highly recommend this book for its powerful writing, exquisite exploration of self, the sumptuous sensuality that is stunning and heart-melting as Martha and Joaquin find their happily-ever-after.

8th December 2014 | romcol@caribsurf.com