Monday, 12 December 2016

A Honey Badger X-Mas by Faleena Hopkins (#7 The Cocker Brothers of Atlanta)

Title: A Honey Badger X-Mas
Series: The Cocker Brothers of Atlanta (#7)
Author: Faleena Hopkins
From: Review Copy
Genre: Romance
Release Date: 11th December 2016
Challenges:  2016 New Release Challenge 2016 Prequel & Sequel Challenge (1 point)
Links: Goodreads - Amazon 
Synopsis (from Amazon): In December his Harley takes a pit-stop in the charming, Christmas-loving town of Nevada City, California -- Population 3057. The plan was to ride onward to San Francisco but when Honey Badger spots a shy redhead in Victorian costume, those plans change. Can two people so different from each other find a Christmas miracle to call their own? This is not a paranormal. Honey Badger is a member of The Ciphers - Jett Cocker's MC (Cocky Biker). They all have their own nicknames. For those new to the series this is a stand alone, and can be read first.  This holiday novella packs all of the emotion, sex, loyalty, and love of the novels. Enjoy!

A Honey Badger X-Mas can be read as a standalone, though it could be considered to include a minor spoiler for Cocky Biker. There are links between the two books but they're not necessary to enjoy the story. 

I don't read many holiday themed books (which is a sentence I seem to be saying a lot, so maybe it should be I didn't used to read them!) but this one is from an author I know I'll enjoy, so there was nothing to stop me reading, and I'm glad I did. It was sweet and sexy, and Christmassy in it's own way! 

The two leads, Honey Badger and Margaret, had good chemistry right from the start, though that was mixed in with Honey Badger wanting to be romantic. On the outside, the two characters were chalk and cheese, but once they got deeper into knowing each other, it was clear that their values and views were more in line with each other than first thought. 

Christmas in this town sounds amazing! I wish there was somewhere around me that did Victorian style Christmas, it sounds like it would be an absolutely amazing atmosphere! Alas, there is not! But Hopkins really brings the town, and it's people, to life, in a way that makes you feel that you're really there. 

This was a great quick read. It was sweet, the characters had great chemistry, and there was definite Christmas spirit!