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Countdown to Christmas - #5

A Bear for Christmas: A Barvale Christmas Tale (Barvale Holiday Tales Book 1)

Published to Amazon on July 8, 2020

Author C.D. Gorri

At 47 years old, Jillian Osborn was too old to believe in fairy tales and finding love twice in one lifetime wasn't in the cards for her, or was it? Every time she saw him, she couldn't help but long for the handsome Tim Jacobs in spite of her honorable husband's memory. Ornery widower and Black Bear Shifter, Tim Jacobs had already found his true love. After his first wife passed away, he wanted nothing to do with the opposite sex. Then Jillian walked into his life, and he's been lusting after the stubborn flower shop owner ever since. It didn't help that his daughter and her stepdaughter were BFFs. The confounded woman was everywhere he went. Every social event and gathering without fail. When the girls plan for a family holiday dinner together, Tim is determined to stay away for both their goods. Then Jillian knocks on his door demanding an explanation. It's all the older Bear can do to keep his animal from staking his claim. His Black Bear knows what he wants, but his human side just isn't sure. Will Jillian wind up with a Bear for Christmas? Find out in this short and steamy paranormal romance.

Official published review:

When the bells ring

Such a sweet addition to the Barvale series. This book just fills you with all that warm holiday goodness of a wonderful love story. Move over Hallmark, this author is going to give you a run for your money during this Christmas in July. I love the characters and the hint that maybe Maya is going to see some happy days and I enjoyed the way these two finally found their moment, their second chance at love, their HEA. This book reminds me why I enjoy romance novels and I can’t wait to see what the author brings us next.

5 stars


An avid reader with a profound love for books and literature, when she is not writing or taking care of her family, she can usually be found with a book or tablet in hand. C.D. lives in her home state of New Jersey where many of her characters or stories are based. Her tales are fast paced yet detailed with satisfying conclusions. If you enjoy powerful heroines and loyal heroes who face relatable problems in supernatural settings, journey into the Grazi Kelly Universe today. You will find sassy, curvy heroines and sexy, love-driven heroes who find their HEAs between the pages. Werewolves, Bears, Dragons, Tigers, Witches, Romani, Lynxes, Foxes, Thunderbirds, Vampires, and many more Shifters and supernatural creatures dwell within her worlds. The most important thing is every mate in this universe is fated, loyal, and true lovers always get their happily-ever-afters. Want to know how it all began? Enter the Grazi Kelly Universe with Wolf Moon: A Grazi Kelly Novel or pick up Charley's Christmas Wolf and dive into the Macconwood Pack Novel Series today.

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