Unwrapping Tess: Christmas Encounters by Krystal Shannan

Unwrapping Tess: Christmas Encounters

byKrystal Shannan

Kobo ebook | November 25, 2014

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Tess Demakis loves the city life. The noise, the lights, the people. Everything about the rush feels like home. The only thing missing is a spark with any of the pack males. After her and her twin sister's twenty-fifth birthday two weeks ago, she'd thought for sure one of the handsome men in her aunt's pack might've been meant for her.

- No. Such. Luck.

- Patrick O'Hearn just got back home from a long tour overseas with his SEAL unit. The big grizzly is ready to lie back and enjoy the snowy mountain inn retreat his brother renovated last year, meet his brother's wife and some of her family, enjoy good food, etc. The last thing he ever expected was to find a mate, especially not his sister-in-law.

Now he can't think of anything but unwrapping the gorgeous sassy blonde and making her his forever.

- Best. Christmas. Ever. -

Vegas Mates, in series order...

  1. Chasing Sam
  2. Saving Margaret
  3. Waking Sarah
  4. Taking Nicole
  5. Unwrapping Tess
Title:Unwrapping Tess: Christmas EncountersFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 25, 2014Publisher:KS PublishingLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A wonderful Christmas read! Tess Demakis, unlike her twin sister Hallie, is not crazy about living in New York City; she much prefers the country. Tess is a wolf shifter, and the big city cramps her style, so she is delighted to spend the Christmas holidays at her brother-in-law’s country inn for paranormal guests. At 25, Tess is of age to find a mate, but she is yet to find a wolf shifter that appeals to her; besides she is shifter royalty. And the gloriously sexy Patrick O'Hearn is definitely not it: he is a bear shifter, and bear shifters are not allowed to shift in the big city. But it’s obvious when Tess and Patrick first meet, that they are destined to each other; all the signs, the electricity, the magick are there, but it could never work, could it? What an excellent book! Krystal Shannan never ceases to amaze me! UNWRAPPING TESS is a novella, and yet there is a lot of material in there: romance, super sexy times, action, and a real Christmas atmosphere! Ms. Shannan’s shifter world is so meticulously constructed, that it all appears possible, and natural and there are again interesting spins on shifters. Patrick and Tess are both very engaging characters and their chemistry is off the charts, and even though there is that instant attraction, they really have to work at it. I love Ms. Shannan’s writing: her prose is fluid and effortless, and the dialogues sound genuine. UNWRAPPING TESS is simply terrific! It’s a very enjoyable read that left me smiling and wishing for that kind of family Christmas! I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Date published: 2015-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Christmas surprise I received a complementary copy from the author, in exchange for an honest review. As someone who is yet to read Krystal's "Vegas Mates" series (I know it's terrible of me)... I found myself enjoying this novella. It gave me a taste of what I've missed out on with the previous books, but was also made understandable, so I didn't have to read from book 1. Although now I have them all on my TBR & plan to get & read them ASAP. I loved everything within this book & can't wait to be able to read the rest & for what is yet to come in the series.
Date published: 2015-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sweet and Romantic Unwrapping Tess is a kind, sweet and romantic novella. I think it is wonderfully written and shows courage, kindness, love and passion. The family bond of the shifters is bright and shines through very well. I enjoyed the story about Tess who is a wolf shifter and Patrick who is a bear shifter. It is a great story and I would definitely recommend it!
Date published: 2015-10-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Her mate was where she wanted to be all along.. I have not read any of the previous books in this series and I feel it hinders me in knowing the characters. Tess always thought her mate would be a wolf. She is royalty and an Alphas daughter and although they are not held to strict rules anymore she isn't sure how everyone will react. While visiting friends for the holidays she has found her mate and no he is not a wolf. Fate will make the choice for her when Patrick gets hurt while trying to save her. Patrick is the brother of her friend Margaret's mate. Love and Holidays with family and friends nothing better. I really enjoyed this story although it is a short and I hope to read the other books in this series very soon.
Date published: 2015-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MUST READ-CAPTIVATING & SIZZLING ROMANCE! UNWRAPPING TESS- BOOK 5-A captivating romantic Christmas holiday story. The story focuses on; Tess Demakis, a sexy, sassy, beautiful wolf shifter from the New York Demakis pack; Patrick O'Hearn, a strapping blue-eyed, gorgeous bear shifter. What you'll find in this story; the cast of characters are amazing impressive and engaging, fantastic story-line, fabulous picturesque and potent scene descriptions, humor, gripping suspense, life threatening incident, pent up rage, memories long since past, surprises, heated passion, sizzling heart-pounding romance, and a melt your heart conclusion that leaves you wanting more. It's Christmas time at the Woodhaven Inn for family and pack members. Tess and her twin Hallie have come from New York to enjoy the holiday festivities. Tess misses Woodhaven with heart-felt passion; her wolf misses the life of running free in the forest of Woodhaven. Sometimes, Christmas gifts don't come in fancy wrapping paper! SPECTACULAR fast paced well written read by a truly gifted author. I so love when an author does holiday stories; it gives a sense of warmth and authenticity to the story, making it more impressive. The characters are convincing, full of life and certainly praise-worthy. The chemistry between Tess and Patrick sparkles like Christmas twinkling lights. I loved this story a most gratifying read. If you treasure holiday shifter romance stories this is an excellent choice for your library. {I received a copy of this book for a completely honest review}. In the world of shifter romance the possibilities are endless and always fascinating. Without reservations I highly recommend this book and the series.
Date published: 2015-10-10