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Holiday Spice: The Shaugnessy Brothers by Samantha Chase

‘Tis the season for romance.  Christmas romances don’t only happen on the Hallmark Channel.  They also happen in audiobook form.

Title: Holiday Spice: The Shaugnessy Brothers
Author: Samantha Chase
Series:  The Shaugnessy Brothers #6
Release Date:  November 21, 2017
Genre: Romance (Christmas)
Narrator: Julia Motyka and Christopher Kipiniak
Source: purchased via

Publisher’s Description:

Darcy Shaughnessy has gotten used to her overbearing brothers chasing away any man she wants to date. But a chance meeting with a brooding – and deliciously handsome – artist is about to make this holiday season one to remember.

There’s only one thing Benjamin Tanner loves more than his woodcarving: solitude. Then he gets snowed in with Darcy in his cozy cabin in the woods, and their heated feelings begin to melt the icy barrier between them.

With Ben’s need for privacy and Darcy’s love of family and social life, will opposites still attract once the snow clears and the holiday festivities come to an end?

Nervous Nellie’s nervousness necessitates knowledge of the novel. In other words…spoilers.  *BEWARE*


Nervous Nellie says… 

It’s Christmas and I always tend to swing toward the Christmas romances during this season.  I love the happy endings and the feel good that the Christmas season is supposed to bring.

The story was good but the thing that blew me away was the narration.  The tag team narration between Julia and Christopher was fabulous.  The effort made the book come alive.

This was the unabridged version, but the story felt like it flew along.  This was not a heavy story arc, just a simple Christmas season romance.  The hero was a grinch and somewhat of a jerk.  The heroine was a little on the spoiled rotten side, but yet she was pretty smart.  The setting was a place that sounds right up my alley.  A cabin in the woods during a snow storm.  I know, I know – been there, read that.  Even though that may be the case, it was really a pretty good book.  There was some sex but nothing horribly graphic.  Even though this is book #6, I listened to it without the benefit of the first 5 books and I got along just fine.  Totally a standalone if you want it to be.

These narrators will pave the way for me to listen to the first 5.  They did a great job.




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