Winter Secrets by M. Limoges #Review #Giveaway

Winter Secrets by M. Limoges #Review #Giveaway

Winter Secrets by M. Limoges #Review #GiveawayWinter Secrets by M. Limoges

Series: Winter Solstice Run #3, Black Hills Wolves #33
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Published by Decadent Publishing on November 20, 2015
Pages: 78
Format: eARC
Source: Book Tour Provided
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Patience is a virtue…a lesson Stephen Dorsett has learned over the years, wooing his mate. He loves the prickly woman with all his heart, but he’s keeping a secret from her—one that will soon change the entire dynamic of their relationship.

Kate Matthews has a secret of her own, but she’s reluctant to share her surprise with Stephen. With her mate spending too many long hours and late nights at work recently, Kate begins to second-guess Stephen’s commitment to her.

One simple misunderstanding, fueled by insecurities and doubts, is all it takes to throw Kate and Stephen off course. Will they allow their secrets to pull them apart, or make their love stronger?

The Delight

Seeing a couple already established working on issues that haven’t gone away is more refreshing sometimes than reading about a new relationship. I jumped into the middle of this series and didn’t have problems grasping the storyline.

Stephen Dorsett has fought hard to make Kate his mate. She never thought she was worthy because she couldn’t shift. He never thought less of her for that, but knows something is wrong. Working long hours on a secret project, he leaves Kate to wonder what he’s really doing.

Kate Matthews has a secret and just when she wants to tell Stephen, she suspects he is having an affair. They are only mated and she thinks her shifting problems are driving him away. When she confronts him talking to another woman, Stephen’s secret is out and he is hurt beyond words that she would think he would cheat on her.

Maybe some time apart will help them get back together. So the two do soul searching to decide what they really want, what they will do for love and where to go from here. This is also set around Christmas time, but it doesn’t overshadow the story.

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Excerpt

Kate Matthews gaped at the small, plastic stick she clutched with a death grip. The frantic drum of her heart beat against her ribcage while her stomach churned in discord. A swift influx of panic, elation, disbelief, and fear bombarded her all at once, dragging the air from her lungs in a noisy whoosh.

Pregnant.

“Oh, shit.”

Reeling from the revelation, she stumbled backward to drop onto the toilet lid before her weak knees buckled. Unfortunately, she miscalculated the distance and fell in between the sink and toilet with a surprised squeal, landing in a squished heap and banging her head on the wall in the process. Temporarily rendered stupid, she simply sat there, wedged in the tiny space, gawking at the little strip of plastic glaring the truth at her.

“You all right in there?” her mate, Stephen, called from the other side of the door. No doubt he’d scented her distress.

Alarm whipped through her bloodstream, and the pregnancy test flew from Kate’s trembling hand to clatter on the floor in front of her. When he twisted the doorknob, she bolted from the floor and snatched the small stick from the bathroom tiles.

“I’m fine,” she exclaimed. “There was a spider.”

He twisted the knob again, and she sent up a quick prayer of thanks she’d had the foresight to turn the latch.

“Why’d you lock the door?” A mix of irritation and concern tinged his deep voice.

Frantic, she stashed the plastic strip in a box of tampons in the cabinet under the sink, certain he’d never look there, and then darted for the entrance. Once she fumbled with the lock, she tugged the door open and came face to chest with Stephen.

“I must’ve locked it by accident when I came in.” The excuse sounded weak to her own ears. Surely, he would think the same. They never locked the bathroom door, if she could get him to close the damn thing at all.

A frown creased his golden features. He watched her through narrowed blue eyes—attempting to decipher the obvious lie and cow her with his probing stare at the same time.

Drop it. Drop it. Please, for the love of God, drop it.

The Giveaway

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About M. Limoges

Melissa Limoges lives along the Gulf Coast with her OCD cat, Mr. Tibbs. Tax assessor by day, romance writer by night, she enjoys anything coffee related, traveling, and reading happily ever afters.

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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!
  • An established couple can be fun. Oh my, the misunderstanding will make for an interesting make up session here.

    • Shari Delighted Read

      I love established couples books. I love seeing how they continue on and keep their love growing.

  • I’ve been finding I really enjoy the established couples and seeing that dynamic. It’s always interesting to switch things up. Thanks so much for joining in on the tour, Shari!

    • Shari Delighted Read

      Loved this story! Established couples are my thing now and I tried to tell several authors that when I went to AAD a few years ago.

  • oh so a holiday shifter romance? this sounds like fun o.o

    • Shari Delighted Read

      It’s pretty short, but full of love.

  • Debbie Haupt

    Ah I love a good second chance romance thanks!

    • Shari Delighted Read

      When something isn’t resolved, for an established couple, then it is great to go back and get them settled.

  • Melissa L

    Thank you so much for featuring me today, and thank you for reading and reviewing this story! I’m so happy you enjoyed they were an established couple already. Wasn’t sure if readers might like that or not. So hurray! Have a great weekend. 🙂

    • Shari Delighted Read

      I loved the book! Thank you for stopping by!

  • I love the excerpt..oh how you tempt me!!

    • Shari Delighted Read

      It was a quick read I can recommend!