#Review #Christmas #Shifter Holly Jolly Lycan Christmas ( A True Mates Stand-alone) by Alicia Montgomery

Despite becoming one of the most famous celebrity chefs in New York, Dante Muccino’s wolf is restless. After watching all his friends and family pair up with their True Mates, the animal inside him wants what they have too. Children. Family. And a woman to call his own. When he runs into rival Holly Taylor, his wolf is intrigued, but the frosty chef won’t give him the time of day.

Holly Taylor’s life felt like a big juggling act. All she wants to do is hide out in the kitchen and create fabulous and delicious dishes, and earn the respect of her peers. But life has thrown her extra things to juggle, and she didn’t need one more, particularly in the form of Dante Muccino. But there’s something about the easygoing chef that’s melting the icy walls she spent years to build. He’s a distraction she can’t afford, and if she’s not careful, she may lose more than her heart to the handsome chef.

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader’s Copy of this book.

It’s that time of year again. Time for family gatherings, Christmas movies on tv, Christmas music on the radio, Santa in the malls, and children trying to be oh so good to stay on the nice list. The one thing that’s good to have all year round is SHIFTERS!!!!!!
Alicia Montgomery takes us back to the True Mates world with Dante Muccino.
We’ve met Dante before, his sister is the Lupa of New Jersey and his brother in law the Alpha of New York.
Dante is a celebrity chef, now that his family’s restaurant has taken off. He has had his pick of women, but now having watched his family and friends find their true mates he realizes that there’s more out there the short term relationships he has had, and he’s ready for it.
Holly Taylor is the Head Chef at the new French Restaurant across the street from Muccino’s. To the staff and the people she went to culinary school with she is known as the Ice Queen. A lot has changed in her life in the last year, her brother and sister in law were murdered, she took custody of their daughter so she won’t be put into foster care, she left her job in Paris so that she could bring her up in the states, and helped to start this new restaurant. When she and Dante first meet they get off on the wrong foot and it takes awhile to get back on the right one. However, when they first meet there is also a spark of attraction, but Holly has no time for that between the restaurant and Hannah she has no time for a man in her life.
What happens next is a family finding their way to each other, Russian mobsters, Holly finding out that lycans exist, and Christmas.
Christmas is truly a magical time to bring a True Mate couple together.
Montgomery has done a excellent job at writing a Christmas love story. I have a feeling we have seen the last of these couples, but what a wonderful way to see them go.

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Alicia Montgomery has always dreamed of becoming a romance novel writer. She started writing down her stories in now long-forgotten diaries and notebooks, never thinking that her dream would come true. After taking the well-worn path to a stable career, she is now plunging into the world of self-publishing.

Sexy shifters, billionaires, alpha males, and of course, strong, sexy female characters are her favorite to write. Alicia is a wanderer, along with her husband, they travel the world and have lived in various spots all over the world.

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