Once again, author Sadira Stone has not failed her fans with this colorful setting, which she populated with unique characters and even more unique events designed to save the bar. [Gus the Grump in his SpongeBob pajama shirt to celebrate PJ Nite was a particularly fun touch.] As well, her skill for nicely subtle sexual tension, slowly building to a mind-blowing crescendo is well done. For fans of well-drawn plot lines with steamy romance, terrific characters and snappy dialogue, this is the book for you.Kat Henry Doran
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Wild Women Reviews
Christmas Rekindled by Sadira Stone is a funky Christmas tale with the little spice of gingerbread men. This contemporary romance is for those who like their wassail spiked with romance, heat, and endearing characters. Overall, Christmas Rekindled is a holiday romance that brings the heat, the heart, and the funky vibes to capture the Millennial Christmas with 100% accuracy. It will pull your heartstrings, give you the giggles, raise your temperature, and reimagine your drink order with every chapter.Redi44Crew
What do I like best about Sadira's books? EVERYTHING. Her stories are anything but cookie cutter, the characters are relatable, flawed, and genuine, and most of all...the writing is sublime. She excels at writing about a community of found family, those people who know us and accept us for who we are, just as we are. Ms. Stone's stories are steamy. Very steamy. You've been warned.Charlotte O'Shay
Bartender River Lundqvist has a damn good reason for hating Christmas. Bangers Tavern is the perfect place to lay low over the holidays—until Charlie walks in. His first encounter with the saucy server nine years ago was utter humiliation. Her reappearance stirs up powerful desires and hopes for a new start. But the timing is all wrong.
Back in Tacoma to care for her estranged dad over the holidays, freelance web designer Charlie Khoury braces herself for the suckiest Christmas ever. A temporary job at Bangers Tavern gives her a chance to escape Dad’s criticism and blow off some steam. But why does the hunky bartender seem to hate her?
A pretend girlfriend is just what River needs to keep his family off his back—until a kiss under the mistletoe flares hot enough to melt the North Pole. When greedy developers threaten Bangers Tavern, River and Charlie must team up to save it. Their sizzling chemistry feels like the real thing—but everyone knows rebound relationships don’t last.
Come to Bangers Tavern for an enemies-to-lovers tale of reconciliation, found family, holiday cocktails, and the steamiest Christmas miracle ever.
Release date: October 5, 2020
Publisher: Sadira Stone
Print pages: 302
Content advisory: Adult language and situations
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Behind the book
The Bangers Tavern Romance series is set in my hometown of Tacoma, Washington. While Bangers is fictional, the quirky, funky 6th Avenue neighborhood is very real, and one of my favorite places in the city!