Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Heading Home to Deer Lick

Any Given Christmas
Sugar Shack #2
Candis Terry
Released Nov 22nd, 2011 (ebook)
Releasing Dec 6th, 2011 (MMP)
386 Pages
Avon Impulse/Avon Books
Source: Purchased at

Who knew that deep inside he was a man who wanted the whole ring, marriage, and kids happily-ever-after?

Dean Silverthorne has some serious issues.  Aside from being back in his hometown because of a serious shoulder injury that has the Quarterback on the NFL's injured list, he is also having conversations with his dead mother in her old Buick.  If that isn't bad enough, he is crazy about the one woman in town who claims to not even "like him". 

Emma Hart wants nothing to do with Mr. Perfect, but it seems that her mind and body are not on the same page when it comes to Dean Silverthorne.  Emma has always been the "forgotten" girl and she know with Dean it would be no different.  But as she gets to know the REAL man behind the fake smiles, she realizes he is exactly the kind of guy she wants, if she can just help Dean see that he is so much more than just a Football Player. 

Any given Christmas brings us back home to Deer Lick with the towns crazy cast of characters all making an appearance, even Letty Silverthorne! 

Dean completely stole my heart in Any Given Christmas.  How can you not fall for a guy who loves his mother as much as Dean loved Letty, and says that she is his "best friend".  SERIOUSLY??  Emma didn't even stand a chance!

"You love me, Emma."
"Maybe so." Her eyes met his and held steady.  "But I'll endure it.  I've survived worse." 

I am so glad that Emma finally found her Mr. Perfect.  I really liked Emma from Second Chance, but just not for anyone gets him aside from Kate, its me......Sorry, back to the book.  Emma was sweet, funny and she really just wanted a "nice" guy to settle down with, who would love her and still hold her hand even when her boobs were droopy.... haha.....Isn't that what we all want?

Dean and Emma's chemistry sparked off the pages from their first meeting.  And the Hot Springs....WHAT A WAY TO RING IN THE NEW YEAR!!  I loved the watching Dean finally, truly Fall for someone. 

By the time the plane had lifted from the runway, he knew by the intense grip on his heart he hadn't forgotten something.  He'd forgotten someone.
I had so much fun hanging out with the folks of Deer Lick, well... all but Fawn Derick, she could stand to be taken down a notch....but like Emma, I'm a lady...and us ladies don't throw down...hehe. 

Can't believe I have to wait until next year to read about Serious Kelly and the super sexy Deputy Harley!  They had some smokin chemistry of their own in Any Given.....I can only imagine what we will be getting when those two come together!! 

Candis will be coming by on December 6th to celebrate the Paperback release of Any Given Christmas.  I will be giving away copies of Second Chance and Any Given Christmas to TWO lucky winners, so remember to stop over and leave a comment!! 

Also, Giving Away a copy of Any Given Christmas on Goodreads.....Check out Goodreads and enter to win!!


Natalija said...

As always,great review, Lisa! I have never read anything by her, but I'm very curious to give her a try. This books seems to have all the things I love: sports, returning to hometown ...

Lisa Filipe said...

Thanks Natalija! And Don't Forget to come back on Dec 6th for a chance to win the Candis' Books!!