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Having been introduced to Luke O'Connor and Kyra Reed previously, I couldn't wait to see how love would bring these two get their HEA. I instantly connected with Kyra on some "girl, I know how it feels to have your eternal crush break your heart" type vibes, and understood her hesitations concerning Luke. What I also really loved about this novel was how the women in her life supported her decisions without making her feel guilty or pressuring her into giving Luke another chance. And Luke... such a charmer!
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If you've read the previous books in this series, you know Jeremy has always believed in Mrs. Right. Serita was the perfect woman for him. Reading this story, I found myself smiling hard because of Jeremy and how loving and supportive he was of Serita. In most stories, the guy is reluctant to fall, but not him. Between their love of robotics, reading, and being nerds, Serita and Jeremy had so much in common, and their differences made them even more interesting.
Both authors did a fantastic job ending their series and the Kimani Romance brand, and I am excited to see what these ladies will cook up next. ❤
I loved this series and hate to see it come to an end. Kyra and Luke were cute! They both tried to deny the feelings that existed 10 years ago. This was a fun, easy read story, with some romance. A page turner for me from the beginning til the end.
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Ooo, the Hunters and Grays. Fun and sexy! Another series that I hate to see end. Jeremy knew who and what he wanted from the beginning of the story until the end. He was in hot pursuit. He was a protector. Serita, gorgeous, confident, great self esteem, and a boss in her own sense. Knew what she wanted as well. I so hope that we get a follow up with this family.
Reviewed in the United States on December 26, 2020
Her Christmas Gift by Sherelle Green 4.5 I read “Her Christmas Wish” after I read Face down Friday’s because I wanted to get more background on Nash Crowne and his Brother Luke O’Connor. I also read the “Bare Sophistication” series so it was good to get updates on that crew as well. Kyra Reed was hopelessly in love with her brother Taheim’s best friend Luke. We find out that Luke has pretty much felt the same way for years, but felt his best friends sister was off limits. Luke was also like a big brother to Kyra. Years ago, Luke declined Kyra’s advances in a way that caused a fracture in their overall relationship. The two are now in the same city and of course are forced to spend more time together. Luke is trying to make amends, but Kyra is still angry with him. I like how Ms. Green allows the couple gradually rebuild their relationship and grow from big brother/protector role to lover. Kyra finally gave in. A holiday vacation to a beautiful part of the world definitely doesn’t hurt. There were some sexy physical scenes with the beautiful, sunny St. Lucia as the backdrop. There were also some barriers to get over. Luke was still guarding his heart due to his relationship with Father. There was also Kyra’s brothers to deal with. There was a family scene Kyra, Luke and her Brothers that was necessary but would have certainly made me uncomfortable.
I loved seeing Nash and Luke bond and also Kyra and Nash build strong bonds. It was also good to get updates on the rest of the crew. I’m glad Kyra got her Christmas wish! This was a great read and I was glad I took the time to go back in the catalog and read it.
Designed by Love by Sheryl Lister 4.5 Designed by Love is the final book in the Hunters of California series. Jeremy Hunter and Serita Edwards meet at a conference in Madrid and have physical chemistry right away. It definitely helps that they are in similar professions and interested in the same things. Serita things that Jeremy “is Fine with a capital F”. Jeremy is totally drawn to her and is attracted to her beauty and brains. They have an opportunity to spend some time enjoying the city. Jeremy is not into flings but Ms. Lister adds a twist by having Serita make the first move. There is a sexy moment where Jeremy makes Serita keep her glasses on. This couple is really into each other. After the conference we know they will be spending more time together and that’s exactly what happens. I loved the scene when they were just content being in each other’s presence while reading together. Jeremy is sure of his feelings. The way he expresses himself to Serita is touching and sensual at the same time. Serita is still processing her feelings and also considering her career. We also realize that Jeremy is a tad bit inpatient. I’m just glad they figure it out. I enjoyed how Jeremy is focused on the community and encourages students to focus on robotics. This was a great read.
I enjoyed both stories. In the Christmas Wish I enjoyed the blending of families and hope Nash gets his own story. Also their love story was a long time coming but worth it. Loved Jeremy and Serita's story sorry to see the series end. Jeremy saw what he wanted and knocked down all obstacles in his way. Maybe Gabriella can get a story.