Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Review + Giveaway ~ Revving Up the Holidays by A.S. Fenichel

Workaholic Isaac hasn’t been back to his hometown since his father’s funeral two years earlier, pushing his family away because of a painful secret. Hanukkah and a forced vacation lure him back to Atlanta, where he’s reunited with his two lost loves—an old motorcycle and his sister’s best friend Giada. While rediscovering his passion for both the bike and the woman, Isaac rebuilds his heart.

Giada has lost her Christmas spirit since returning home to care for her dying parents. Left alone, she struggles to return to her successful teaching career, choosing instead to stay in her hometown. Only the unexpected return of her high school crush Isaac brings any joy to the season.
The transitive nature of Isaac’s visit and Giada’s fear of abandonment keep them from sharing their whole hearts, but certainly not their bodies. Their desire for each other is hotter than flames on a menorah and they take advantage of their limited time together by burning up the sheets. But once their secrets are revealed, their hearts will do all the thinking.

A Romantica® contemporary romance from Ellora’s Cave

Revving up the Holidays was a wonderful romance entwined with family traditions; it includes glimpses of both Hanukkah and Christmas. It was entertaining to watch this couple get together. The author did an amazing job of creating solid characters with just the right amount of desire for one another. Isaac is sexy, rides a motorcycle and he has a way with words, “I know it’s silly, but I have terrible guilt over my boyhood fantasies involving you.”  Yum. I was a little annoyed with Giada in the beginning. She seemed a little uppity but she matured into the ideal partner for Isaac. My first book by this author but I will be back for more.
Disclosure: This ebook was provided to BBMoreB free of charge by Ellora's Cave for the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments, and ratings are my own.

About the Author:

A.S. Fenichel gave up a successful career in New York City to follow her husband to Texas and pursue her lifelong dream of being a professional writer. She’s never looked back.

A.S. adores writing stories filled with love, passion, desire, magic and maybe a little mayhem tossed in for good measure. Books have always been her perfect escape and she still relishes diving into one and staying up all night to finish a good story.

Multi-published in both erotic and historical romance, A.S. has 5 books currently available and three more under contract with Ellora’s Cave Publishing.

Originally from New York, she grew up in New Jersey, and now lives in the East Texas with her real life hero, her wonderful husband. When not reading or writing she enjoys cooking, travel, history, and puttering in her garden.

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  1. Amazing cover for an amazing story. thanks for sharing.

  2. The book sounds really good. The cover is great I'm a complete cover whore. Lol

  3. I love the cover too. The amazing Syneca at Ellora's Cave shot that cover. Great of all of you to stop by today. I really think you're going to love this book and I hope you'll write to me and let me know what you think.

  4. Sounds intriguing. Love the review and look forward to reading. Thank you for the giveaway.

  5. By the cover alone I want to read this novella.

  6. Thanks everyone! It is a fantastic cover. I'm very lucky to have Ellora's Cave's art department behind me. Not to mention, some really hot models. I hope you love the book as much as I do. :)

  7. The cover is amazing. I enjoyed the synopsis. Looking forward to reading it. Thanks for the chance to enter this giveaway.

  8. I haven't read too many books with a Hannukah theme, but I do like the idea of a holiday family Christmas and romance.

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

  9. Love the cover. Will be adding this one to my tbr list.

  10. I love the cover too. I think you will like the addition of Hanukkah traditions along with the Christmas ones. Thanks for stopping by.