Afternoon Delight: A Very Levet Christmas by Alexandra Ivy

Posted October 27, 2014 by Sophia Rose in Afternoon Delight, Reviews / 11 Comments

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I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Afternoon Delight: A Very Levet Christmas by Alexandra Ivy
A Very Levet Christmas

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Series: #11.5 Guardians of Eternity
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Published by Zebra Books
Released on September 30, 2014
Pages: 77
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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I really enjoyed the last time the author wrote a Christmas novella featuring the adorable gargoyle, Levet, so I was tickled to see she had done it again. This time it not only pursues a little adventure for Levet acting as a Christmas Angel/matchmaker, but introduces Salvatore and Hailey’s cutie babies.

Levet is feeling sorry for himself because he was anticipating spending the Christmas holidays with his adopted family only to be turned away from seeing Hailey and her babies and left to spend the holiday alone. Then he encounters a Christmas Angel who gives him a magic wand and a mission with deep ramifications.

The wand takes Levet to a Were set on challenging Salvatore for the were throne because he feels it is his duty even if it means sacrificing his own happiness and that of his true mate, Gia. Ala Dickens’ A Christmas Carol-style, Levet and the Were, Damon, with the help of the magic wand journey back through Damon’s life and his future if he pursues the path he is on. It will all come down to perceived duty or desire for Damon. And in the end, Levet has a merry Christmas after all.

Many times a short story hits the action and the passion hard and fast, but doesn’t do a lot to develop story thematic elements and characters. I loved how this one explored the concept of family, acceptance, and the dilemma of duty to family. She did a good job of infusing this paranormal short with a holiday flavor too. It was fun to see Salvatore and Hailey as parents and get a visit from other familiar characters. Damon story was heartwarming and I hope him and Gia turn up in further stories. And to cap it off, Levet’s narration was humorous and sweet.

This one is definitely for the fans of the Guardians of Eternity series and I would recommend the series to those who enjoy paranormal romance.

My thanks to Kensington and Net Galley for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.

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Sharonda
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Dang..Christmas reviews already 🙂

Sophia Rose
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I know. I couldn’t believe it when St. Martin’s sent me this pile of five that released in September. I told the gal I would be happy to read them, but I wasn’t reading them in September. Way too early. So I started reading them this month and will scatter them down through November.

Sharonda
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I hear you Sophia…Sept is way too early. Reading them throughout November is a good too. Can’t wait to see the rest of your reviews!

Sophia Rose
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Thanks! I’ve read two and liked one, but found the other so-so. I look forward to the others.

Anna@herding cats&burning soup
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Aw that sounds so cute. I’d wanted to pick this one up but hadn’t read any of the rest of the series so held off but oh I so want it! lol

Sophia Rose
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Levet is the most adorable dwarf gargoyle and is a mainstay through the whole series. You probably made the right call to hold off until you’ve read the rest or some of the players in this one won’t make sense and the underlying villain definitely won’t.

Anna@herding cats&burning soup
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He’s so what has me tempted 🙂 I can’t for the life of me remember reading a gargoyle. One day I’m sure I’ll get to her books. I’ve heard so many good things from all of yall 🙂

Sophia Rose
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I’ve read a few and have a few more gargoyle books on my list, but Levet is the only adorable one. The rest of meant to be big, alpha hero types. Yeah, its a good steady series that will keep. I still have to go back and read all the novellas I skipped, but this is actually one I’m caught up on (don’t fall over, I know that’s a rare thing).

Anna@herding cats&burning soup
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LOL I managed to get caught up in a couple series and it about knocked me over. Rare here too! I’m working on the Roni Loren ones and about half way there now. Yay! The Jan book was fantastic by the way. I totally cheated and jumped ahead over the rest of the review pile for it. lol

Sophia Rose
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No judgment here! I’ve jumped ahead several times when I just could not wait even with pressing review commitments. Hey, I love reading and it shouldn’t be torture- waiting, when its sitting right there can be torture and definitely wouldn’t endear those other books to me in the process. 😉

Adriana Garcia
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Adriana Garcia

What is with all these gargoyle stories???? I didn’t know this was a thing but consider me intrigued. This sounds really cute but Damon and Salvatore? This isn’t that series is it?