A New Year Marriage Proposal by Kate Hardy

Reviewed by Nas

A NEW YEAR MARRIAGE PROPOSAL by author Kate Hardy is a Harlequin Romance and Mills & Boon Cherish series release for November 2014.

Quinn O’Neill finds beautiful Carissa Wylde on his doorstep, unexpected and uninvited. He doesn’t want to be interrupted but is also intrigued by this enchanting woman. 

Then he discovers Carissa’s home baked chocolate brownies and he is hooked. He undertakes to do some Christmas project for Carissa and finds out he can’t get her out of his mind despite his best effort, but would he be able to take their attraction any further? He doesn’t do relationships. Yet he takes her advice and goes to build bridges with his estranged relatives. Then he decides to surprise Carissa one last time. 

A NEW YEAR MARRIAGE PROPOSAL has a gorgeous hero in Quinn, he is tender and sensitive. And Carissa is a strong heroine who hides a mushy heart. Author Kate Hardy did a great job touching on the domestic violence issue in this story. I loved this emotional story, domestic violence always touches a sore spot with me so I did shed some tears. Especially when Quinn wants to do something—anything to avenge Carissa. I wish all the victims of domestic violence in this world get a Quinn in their lives. 

 Highly recommended for all readers of romance.

Reviewed by Desere

Everyone knows Christmas is a time for magic Be it magic of the romantic kind or just a little faith being born , no matter the magic is always there when those twinkling lights makes it way around in December.

This read from the very talented Kate Hardy was the absolute perfect example of that Christmas magic sneaking it's way into the lives of two stunning characters.

The story tells of reclusive Quinn O'Neil and when his new neighbor Carissa Wylde asks for his help with a Christmas charity project, Now he can't resist her vivacious energy and soon he's caught up in the work and the beautiful, fun loving woman running the show.

But Carissa carries hurt and pain beneath her smiles and bright holiday cheer, can Quinn kiss it better when the twinkling lights start to shine ? Or will he kiss and run? Quinn has the battle of battles on his hand, proving to Carissa he's plans on sticking around forever and not just for the holidays, because his track record has always been kiss and run but this time he's found the one.

I loved, loved LOVED the character of Quinn , he was kind and caring and had the perfect balance of sensitive but tough, just what every woman wants right?!  The stunning totally of the hook awesome character of Carissa really got to me, I felt so deeply heartbroken for her that I wept right along with her when the author starts to reveal the very real heartache she hides behind all her perfectly practiced smiles, of course I could not stop smiling either when those practiced smiles turned into very genuine smiles as Quinn dug his way into her heart.

This is as I said a Christmas read, but can be read at any time of the year because the very real heartfelt emotion and breathtaking romance in this read will immediately sweep you off your feet and Christmas or not you will be whisk right into the magic of Christmas ! Simply beautifully done Kate!

5/5 star review
" Lights, kisses and homemade brownie leads to the best Christmas romance ever!"