A DASH OF CHRISTMAS – Samantha Chase
The Montgomery Brothers , Book 10
Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN: 978-1492655961
September 24, 2019
Contemporary Romance

New York City & Montauk, New York – Present Day

Emery Monaghan has been humiliated by her now ex-fiancé's arrest for inappropriate sexual behavior and all she wants to do is hide away while she licks her wounds. But the press won't leave her alone, nor will her ex's lawyer, who wants her to stand by her ex's side in support. An old family friend, Eliza Montgomery, offers Emery the use of their family condo in New York City so that she can hide out, and she accepts. But the last thing she expects is an old nemesis of hers to show up: Eliza's son, Carter Montgomery.

Carter is in town for business while on his way to Montauk where he's working on opening his latest restaurant. His mother didn't warn him that she'd already let Emery stay there, so imagine the surprise of both when he walks into the condo late at night to find a scantily clad Emery? They went to school together, but they were never friends. In fact, they loved to snark at each other. Now they're forced to spend a few days together. Carter's mother has roped him into accepting Emery's help in putting together a charity cookbook. How can they possibly do this when they hate each other?

Samantha Chase pens another tale in her Montgomery Brothers series, and it comes with a Christmas theme. In A DASH OF CHRISTMAS, Carter and Emery never expected they could work together, but they do—and it heats up an attraction that's been bubbling for years, though neither realized it. Carter is a world-famous chef who has opened a couple of restaurants and is poised to open a third in Montauk. He's busy, but that doesn't stop his mother from roping him in to edit a charity cookbook for her—with Emery's help. Because he needs to be in Montauk, he invites her to stay there with him. But by then, there's enough sexual heat between them that it won't be in separate bedrooms…

Emery had been with her fiancé for years, but by the time he got arrested she'd already figured out he was a lying and cheating bastard and wanted out. It doesn't help that not only does her ex want her back, but her parents support him. How can Emery be the bad person when she was an innocent party? Carter soon makes Emery realize how to get over her broken heart. But will she end up falling for Carter, despite the fact that it might be on the rebound? Or, is this true love?

In A DASH OF CHRISTMAS, readers get caught up with the Montgomery family as they appear in a few scenes, but this tale can easily be read as a standalone. The sizzling heat between Emery and Carter will have you reaching for an icy cold drink, while the emotional pain she feels from being betrayed by her fiancé will pull you to root for her. Set in the months of November and December, this tale will put you in a good holiday mood. Grab a copy of A DASH OF CHRISTMAS for a holly jolly read.

Patti Fischer