White Lie Christmas by Christine Bell & Riley Murphy w/review

I’ve got a contemporary romance for you all today, White Lie Christmas, that is a nice pick for the holiday season.  Check out all the details below, including my review.  As a bonus, the authors are having a tour-wide giveaway of the following items:


1 “Petey The Penguin” gift basket (US ONLY).

1 25.00 Amazon gift certificate

1 25.00 Barnes & Noble gift certificate

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by Christine Bell & Riley Murphy



The holidays are here, and Leah Latrelle has made a mess of them. When her out-of-town parents’ concern over her non-existent love life threatens to interfere with her father’s health, she invents a boyfriend who quickly turns into a fiancé. Her family is thrilled, and they change their Christmas plans last minute to meet their future son-in-law. Now Leah has no choice but to come up with the goods. She needs a man, fast. When her friend and business partner, Mick, offers himself up as a sacrifice, she’s all over it. He’s handsome, dependable and available for the job.

What could go wrong?

Tis the season, and Mick Kilpatrick can’t say no to a damsel in distress. Especially when that damsel is his luscious business partner who has been the object of his reluctant desire for the past year. He hasn’t pursued anything because being a dad is still priority number one. A sexy woman like Leah will only distract him from what’s really important and he can’t have that. He’ll pretend to be her fiancé, but when it’s over, everything will go back to normal. Sure, he’s fantasized about her once or…a million times but that doesn’t mean he’s in love with her. Does it?




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If you enjoy romantic comedies, then this might be a great choice.  It’s a light, easy read and fits well with the Christmas season.  There isn’t any new ground covered as far as the storyline goes, but I still really enjoyed it.  Leah and Mick are thrown into desperate circumstances and must pretend to be together.  The thing is that they’ve each (unknowingly) been attracted to each other for some time.  Neither wants to make a move forward because of their business relationship.

I must say I really liked Mick as a good guy hero.  He was sweet and really tried so hard to make things work.  His young son, Luke, was also a nice added touch.  Leah was the more difficult of the two.  Things should have been less complicated for her, but she often made a mess of things.  Sometimes I wanted to reach through the pages and throttle her.  Having said that, she was also the funny one and there were some definite laugh-out-loud moments that helped offset the negative.  Leah and Mick had some definite chemistry and it was fun to watch them go from faking their relationship to making it become something real.

Overall, I enjoyed this book and was glad for the opportunity to read it.  Four whips for White Lie Christmas!


Note- I was given a free copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.






Christine Bell author pic CHRISTINE’S BIO:

Christine Bell is the USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romances, and one half of the happiest couple in the world. She and her handsome hubby currently reside in Pennsylvania with a four-pack of teenage boys and their two dogs, Gimli and Pug. She doesn’t like root beer, clowns or bugs (except ladybugs, on account of their cute outfits), but lurrves chocolate, going to the movies, the New York Giants and playing Texas Hold ‘Em.

Writing is her passion, but if she had to pick another occupation, she would be a pirate…or, like, a ninja maybe. She loves writing fun, sexy romances, but also hopes to one day publish something her dad can read without wanting to dig his eyes out with rusty spoons. Christine also writes erotic romance under the pen name Chloe Cole and YA fiction as Christine O’Neil.

Christine loves to stay in touch with readers, so please feel free contact her via her website http://www.christine-bell.com and on Twitter @_ChristineBell.

Website: http://www.christine-bell.com/

Blog: http://chrisbwritin.blogspot.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_ChristineBell

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Christine-BellChloe-Cole-Author/150917174953849

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4466856.Christine_Bell



Riley Murphy picRILEY’S BIO:

Riley Murphy writes sexy, humorous and emotional romance, happy ending guaranteed. An optimist, she believes life is awesome, people are complicated, but in a good way, and we should never stop learning. Riley currently resides in Florida with her gorgeous husband. She has two wonderful kids and one very bossy English Bull terrier she has dubbed ‘The divine One’.

When Riley’s not working she enjoys reading, oil painting and getting to the Sunday crossword puzzle before anyone else does, so she can fill-in all the easy answers first.

If Riley wasn’t a writer she’d be an international spy with top-level security so she could have a peek at Area 51 and decide for herself if those green guys are for real. Failing that she’d probably go with chicken sexer. Riley loves to hear from readers. Swing by and say hello to her on her website at http://www.AuthorRileyMurphy.com or connect with her on twitter @Riley__murphy where she’s always sharing her deep-dark secrets.

Website: www.AuthorRileyMurphy.com

Blog: http://www.badboyscanbefun.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Riley__Murphy

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/riley.murphy.9469

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5764709.Riley_Murphy

~ by Suzie on December 6, 2013.

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