Unleashed by Donna Kauffman

Posted September 29, 2018 by Marsha in Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance, Series / 0 Comments

A raging winter storm and a holiday spent pet-sitting reveals there’s more than one kind of animal in the house . . . 

When Emma Lafferty is hired by a billionaire CEO to watch his pets over the holidays, she expects to enjoy a quiet Christmas in opulent surroundings.

What she doesn’t expect is to spend the week trapped in the mansion with Trevor Hamilton, the CEO’s sexy great-nephew—and heir—whose motives are as shady as his desire is crystal clear . . .

Titles in the Hamilton Christmas series include:  Unleashed – Lock, Stock & Jingle Bells – Naughty But Nice

This title was originally part of the To All A Good Night Anthology… with Jill Shalvis & HelenKay Dimon published in 2009.

Title:  Unleashed
Series:  Hamilton Christmas #1
Author:  Donna Kauffman
Genre:  Contemporary Christmas Romance
Published:  September 25, 2018
Publisher:  Kensington Books – Zebra
My Rating:  4.5 stars

First off, this short Christmas novella was originally published in the Christmas anthology To All A Good Night along with Jill Shalvis and HelenKay Dimon in 2009… I mention this up front because it is possible you have this story.  I happen to love the fact that authors can re-release their novellas from anthologies after a certain time frame as individual stories… but I, personally, want to know if I might already have bought it, back then.

I had fun with Unleashed, and if you love pets, a touch of a mystery and a good old fashioned Christmas Romance then I’m pretty sure you will, too.  Because it is a short novella I’m also going to be brief in talking about it.  Simply put, Emma has changed careers to do what she truly loves which is taking care of pets.  She has the chance for a great recommendation, as well as possible future work by taking on a house/pet sitting job for one very wealthy client.  What she didn’t expect was to find her client’s great-nephew also in residence searching for… something.  Or being snowbound with adorable dogs, one talkative parrot and one sexy as sin male.  This job is about to get interesting – and just might lead to a life time of Happy Christmases.

Unleashed is light, it’s funny, it’s definitely sexy and simply… so much fun.  If you’re looking for a quick, satisfying Christmas romance to fit in between all those holiday activities, then Unleashed is perfect.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

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