Review: Three Christmases by Kat & Stone Bastion

Posted 26 November, 2014 in Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: Three Christmases by Kat & Stone BastionTitle: Three Christmases
Series: No Weddings #4
Author: Kat & Stone Bastion
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy
Release Date: November 17, 2014
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Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review. Read more

About Three Christmases:

As the holiday season approaches in this fourth book in the No Weddings Series, Cade Michaelson strives to be better at balancing work and love, and Hannah Martin's growing ability to trust is put to the test.

Lust and friendship brought us together, but with the increasing demands of my two businesses, Hannah's thriving bakery, and our successful event-planning company, stability becomes my focus. Then a once-in-a-lifetime career opportunity takes me to the West Coast, and everything goes into a tailspin.

Laughter, love, and excitement fill our lives, but Cade refuses to settle into the wonderful bliss we've found--he wants spectacular fireworks and an unshakable foundation. Driven like no one I've ever met, Cade insists a dream job across the country will be better for our future together, but I worry about whether we can survive the present apart.

When intimate time diminishes...and lives get more hectic...

Will a little bit of faith be all that it takes? Or will the sacrifice to get there be too great?

*** PLEASE NOTE ***
Scorching (explicit) sex scenes.
Fire extinguisher highly recommended.
Related Books: One Funeral, Two Bar Mitzvahs, For Valentine's

My Review:

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Recommended for: Anyone who’s gotten through a long distance relationship and anyone who likes laughter with a side of “holy hotness!”

I just wrote a review for another book where I had to mention that my review for the last book in a great series is usually the worst, since my expectations have been built up so high. Well, congratulations to Kat and Stone Bastion, because very rarely do I enjoy the final book just as much as the first one. It’s a very short list filled with my all-time favorite authors.

And when the book falls short, it’s not the author’s fault, it’s my own for building it up so much in my head. But I managed to build Three Christmases up pretty damn high and not have my expectations knocked down.

First, I loved that this book, for the first time in the series, had alternating POVs. That’s usually my favorite format for a book. So bonus points there for being able to get inside both character’s minds in one book!

Once again, this book managed to be steamy hot without any downright explicit sex (not that I mind downright explicit…not at all). And it was also hilarious. My two favorite things.

Lastly, I loved the realness of the conflict in this one. Gone were the psycho exes plotting behind backs, and in it’s place was a relationship hardship that you could relate to: dealing with moving into a long-distance relationship. In fact, it’s something I’m going through right now. Sure, my boyfriend only lives a few hours away, but we’re still not sleeping in the same bed every night. And when he’s not a foot away from you when you wake up in the morning, the distance doesn’t matter.

I think the fact that I’m going through the same tribulations as Cade and Hannah were made the book so much more real for me. But even without that, I would have loved it.

About Kat & Stone Bastion:

Award-winning and bestselling romance author Kat Bastion has teamed up with her husband Stone Bastion to create the new contemporary romance series No Weddings.

A few factoids about the writing team…

Kat enjoys her chocolate rich and dark, her music edgy and soul-filling, and her vacations exotic with toes dug into the sand. And she’s wildly, madly, deeply in love with Stone.

Stone likes pounding the trails on a mountain bike, vibrating the sound system with rock music, and down time spent on a stand up paddleboard. And he loves Kat wildly, madly, deeply…and then some.

Together, they’re having a blast bringing fun-filled romantic stories to life and hope you’ll join them in the exciting adventure.

Kat’s first published work, Utterly Loved, was a twentieth anniversary gift of love poems to Stone that they decided to share with the world to benefit charity. Net proceeds from Utterly Loved, and a portion of net proceeds from all their books, go toward charities involved in the fight against human trafficking.

Kat and Stone live amid the beautiful Sonoran Desert of Arizona. Visit their blog, website, and their Twitter accounts at @KatBastion and @StoneBastion for more information.

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