Series: Suspense

Silent Night, Deadly Knight by Kaylea Cross and In for a Penny by Melissa Foster

Posted on December 31, 2020 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in Reviews / 15 Comments

Silent Night, Deadly Knight by Kaylea Cross and In for a Penny by Melissa FosterTitle: Silent Night, Deadly Night
Author: Kaylea Cross
Series: Suspense #6
Published by Kaylea Cross Inc. on December 1, 2020
Pages: 144
Genre(s): Romantic Suspense
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Heat Level: three-flames

It’s Christmas in Charleston.
Luke and Emily Hutchinson are hosting the entire crew at their home in Charleston’s historic district for an early Christmas celebration. It’s the first time they’ve all been together since Em was captured and Luke almost died taking down his nemesis in Beirut a year ago, and everyone is looking forward to sharing some Christmas magic together. Except one of them has unknowingly brought a deadly threat to their doorstep.
But evil doesn’t take holidays.
When a shocking threat suddenly shatters the calm, Luke and his team must risk everything to save two of their own. And when the rescue attempt goes wrong, the consequences are more costly than they ever could have imagined.
*Note: This book is a follow-up to the Suspense Series and is not meant to be read as a standalone*

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book includes mature content and is not suitable for readers under 17.

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I almost did not read this book, as it led me to believe that I had to read the previous books in the series prior to reading Silent Night, Deadly Night. However, a glance at a few reviews from readers who like me never read the previous books, reassured me I would have no issues jumping at book number six. I am glad I did, as this installment can stand on its own. However, after reading it, you will want to read the previous books. This story features all the characters from the other books, and it had me eager to read their stories.

In this installment members of an elite military group and their respective spouses are in preparation mode for a holiday get together at former Navy Seal, turn CIA contractor Luke Hutchinson’s home. However, danger lurks when one of their own received a mysterious envelope containing a flash drive with encrypted data. What followed was a story filled with suspense, action and danger.

I had a wonderful time meeting the characters. Their bond shined throughout the story. Despite not meeting this wonderful group before now I found myself invested in their wellbeing. There were moments when I feared for them and hoped that they would come through unscathed.

The story pulled me in and had me on the edge of my seat for most of it. The action did not let up and had me turning the pages. Amid the suspense and danger, the author delivered some heartwarming and humorous moments that had the reader laughing and tearing up a few times.

Silent Night, Deadly Night was a suspenseful, action-packed and heartwarming Christmas story, which featured awesome characters. If you are in the mood for a short and well written suspenseful story, filled with humour and brimming with emotion, then this would be a great addition to your library.

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Silent Night, Deadly Knight by Kaylea Cross and In for a Penny by Melissa FosterTitle: In for a Penny
Author: Melissa Foster
Series: The Whiskeys: Dark Knights at Peaceful Harbor #7.5
Also in this series: Driving Whiskey Wild , Mad About Moon, Taming My Whiskey , The Gritty Truth , Running on Diesel
Published by World Literary Press on December 9, 2020
Pages: 74
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
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Heat Level: four-flames

Friendships and family abound during a week of love, laughter, and happily ever afters. Catch up with your favorite characters and enjoy Bones and Sarah’s wedding while falling in love with the newest Whiskey-world couple, Penny Wilson and Scott Beckley in this Whiskey series novella.
When everything you want is right in front of you, but it's still out of reach…Penny Wilson has a successful business, more friends than a girl could ask for, and a boyfriend she’s madly and passionately in love with. Scott Beckley is honest, loyal, hands down the best lover on the planet, and absolutely gaga over his nieces and nephews. Scott’s a keeper…as long as Penny doesn’t ever want to hear those three magical words that would take their relationship to the next level. Scott escaped abusive parents at seventeen and was forced to find his way alone in the world. Even though it’s been more than a decade and he’s reunited with his estranged sisters and built a good life in Peaceful Harbor, Maryland, he’s still tortured by his past. Penny knows he loves her with everything he has, but for a girl who wants a family and a guy who is afraid of having one, love might not be enough.

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I have been looking forward to Scott and Penny’s story after being introduced to them in The Gritty Truth, where I learnt they were in a relationship. Scott did not have an easy childhood. He grew up in an abusive environment, which he escaped when he was seventeen years old. However, he bears the emotional scars associated with his past, which hindered him from forming relationships with women. Meeting Penny brought about changes, but although their relationship has grown, he feared becoming a father and verbally expressing his feelings.

In For A Penny delivered a short but sweet, passionate romance brimming with emotions and sprinkled with humour. The reader got the chance to follow Scott and Penny as they navigated the ups and downs of their relationship. Penny wanted what Scott feared giving her, and it weighed heavily on her. I felt her pain and my heart wept for her as she struggled with deciding whether to let go or fight for the man she loves. I loved how well they communicated with each other and the way they worked through their issues.

It was fun catching up with characters from the previous books and being present at Bones and Sarahs’ wedding.

In For A Penny was a delicious romantic story, which featured outstanding characters whom you can’t help but fall in love with. Another beautiful story from Melissa Foster.

 

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About Kaylea Cross

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kaylea Cross writes edge-of-your-seat military romantic suspense. Her work has won many awards, including the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence. A Registered Massage Therapist by trade, Kaylea is also an avid gardener, artist, Civil War buff, Special Ops aficionado, belly dance enthusiast and former nationally-carded softball pitcher. She lives in Vancouver, BC with her husband and family.

About Melissa Foster

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and women’s fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented, the perfect beach reads for contemporary romance and women’s fiction lovers who enjoy reading about loyal, wealthy heroes and smart, sassy heroines with complex relatable issues. Melissa also writes sweet romance under the pen name Addison Cole. Melissa enjoys chatting with readers and book clubs. Send her an email invitation to your next event! Never miss a brand new release, special promotions or inside gossip again by simply signing up to receive your newsletter from Melissa.

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