A Bravo for Christmas

A Bravo for Christmas

by Christine Rimmer

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ISBN-13: 9781488002823
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 12/01/2016
Series: The Bravos of Justice Creek
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 62,176
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

A New York Times bestselling author, Christine Rimmer has written over ninety contemporary romances for Harlequin Books. Christine has won the Romantic Times BOOKreviews Reviewers Choice Award and has been nominated six times for the RITA Award. She lives in Oregon with her family. Visit Christine at http://www.christinerimmer.com.

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A Bravo for Christmas 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: A Bravo for Christmas - Bravos of Justice Creek Book 6 Author: Christine Rimmer Published: 11-22-2016 Publisher: Harlequin Pages: 224 Genre: Romance Sub Genre: Harlequin Special Edition Series; Women's Fiction; Holidays ISBN: 13: 9780373650958 ASIN: B01EEWCE3K Reviewer: DelAnne Reviewed For: NetGalley Rating: 4.5 Stars I received a copy of "A Bravo for Christmas" from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for my honest review. Description From The Publishers: WHEN DARIUS BRAVO WANTS SOMETHING… …he usually gets it. And the powerhouse CEO has wanted Ava Malloy since he was a Justice Creek High senior. Darius is already adored by one Malloy: Ava's spirited daughter. Helping Sylvie and her local Blueberry troop build dollhouses for needy kids is a worthy cause that's bringing him closer to the widowed single mom. Imagine his surprise when the usually unapproachable Ava starts flirting and making her romantic intentions crystal clear! With one condition. A holiday fling with the man Ava has always found irresistibly attractive is a thrilling way to ring in the New Year. She can't promise Darius the future—one devastating heartbreak in a lifetime is enough. But Ava underestimates his staying power. And what about her own secret heart's desire? A Bravo under the mistletoe and in her arms forever! My Review Of "A Bravo For Christmas" Darius and Ava lead a cast of diverse and strong characters. Ava shows her devotion to her daughter but also her loneliness. Darius seems to have everything he has ever desired, but Ava. In "A Bravo For Christmas" he also shows a softer side when around Sylvie and Ava. Even though he does not let them walk over him, he does show true affection and a growing love. This story touched the hearts of the reader on many levels. Parental, lover and individual wants and desires. Once you begin, Ms. Rimmer's descriptive words will pull you in and you will see yourself in the scenes. Feel the horse beneath you as you feel the wind in our face. Smell the wild flowers in the fields. Join Ava and Darius as the traverse the rocky path to becoming a family. If you are looking for a quick book filled with romance that will leave you feeling warm and smiling then check out "A Bravo For Christmas". I recommend it and any other Christine Rimmer novel. My rating for "A Bravo For Christmas" is 4.5 out of 5 Stars.
SusanFrank More than 1 year ago
Very good holiday story. Ava and Darius have known each other since high school. Back then, Darius was the big man on campus, known for charming all the girls. He used to flirt with Ava, and ask her to go out. Thanks to things that happened when she was younger, Ava has made her plans for the future and she refuses to let Darius distract her and turns him down flat. After school they go their separate ways, both leaving Justice Creek, until life calls them back home. Darius is CEO of his father's metalworking business and Ava is a successful real estate agent and widowed mother of a little girl. Ava is a loving mother to Sylvie, who is the center of her life. She's quite content with her life most of the time, but as the holidays approach, admits that she can get a bit lonely. She makes the decision to pursue a holiday fling with the man who still attracts her after all these years. Darius is still known as quite a flirt who hasn't settled down with anyone after all these years. He's also highly involved in his community, including with the local Blueberry troop, one of who is Ava's daughter Sylvie (I loved the opening scene where they had been "decorating" him). He's still drawn to Ava, and never passes up an opportunity to flirt with her. Darius is stunned at Ava's request for a holiday affair. She has rules for it, such as nobody can know that they're together, emotional entanglement is forbidden, and it ends with the new year. He agrees to her rules, but has no intention of keeping them. I loved the development of their relationship. Though Ava is all for jumping right into the fling, Darius is determined to slow things down and force them to get to know each other before they get intimate. He has a little bit of an "in" because thanks to his involvement with Sylvie's troop, he can find multiple reasons for all three of them to get together. Ava is wary because, thanks to events in her childhood, she has control and trust issues. She worries that if she lets him get too close Sylvie will be hurt. She also doesn't want to risk her heart after the pain of losing her husband. I loved Darius' patience and sensitivity as he slowly began to chip away at Ava's walls. I especially loved the scene where she opened up about her childhood. His reactions were just what she needed. Ava could feel herself falling for him and fought it all the way. I admit to sometimes being irritated with her attitude about taking Sylvie to visit him and some of her other rules. Things came to a head when Darius pushed a little too hard and Ava panicked. I loved the part that little Sylvie had in bringing them back together. It was interesting to see the differences between Ava's and Darius' families. You could see that the love was there in Ava's, but there was a lot of tension too. Her mother's intense matchmaking efforts is one of the things that drove Ava's desire to keep her relationship with Darius a secret. Her brothers were protective, but I didn't get the feeling they were particularly supportive of her. Tom especially bugged me at the beginning, but redeemed himself at the end. On the other hand, the Bravo family was great. Though they'd had their problems in the past, they are now there for each other. When tragedy affects their sister Jody, I loved seeing how they gathered around her, helping without smothering. *copy received in exchange for honest review
hnestorick More than 1 year ago
This is my favorite Bravo book in a while. I love Darius...almost as much as Cash & Cade Bravo but not quite. Ava reminds me of myself getting tongue tied trying to flirt. Loved it. Thanks for Another great one.
poohbear1970dc More than 1 year ago
A Bravo For Christmas By Christine Rimmer. Ava is a single mom raising her daughter Sylvie. and Darius is business man and part time rancher. Dare has had a crush on Ava for most of his life. reading these two love story made me laugh and think what is she thinking and I was so happy when she realized that she loved him.. I thought those scenes was some of my favorite. I really enjoyed the book and would really recommend to anyone looking for a good book to read.
connsl More than 1 year ago
I love the Bravo series by Christine Rimmer and I love Christmas which made this book a very special treat for me. Ava's story is about learning to open your heart up to the possibility of love after being hurt. Dare is a good strong man who knows what or should I say who he wants and isn't afraid to go after it. This book made me laugh and cry and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
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AnitaH More than 1 year ago
Christmas books should be a fast read, have great characters, be family oriented, and a happy ever after. This book has all of that and a lot more. I think my new all time favorite lines may be from this book as I literally spit out my tea I was drinking when I read it and then re-read it to make sure I read it right the first time and followed the reading with a gut wrenching laugh making my dogs even jump up on my bed wanting to get in on the fun. I really am enjoying this whole Bravo series and there are a lot of them. Go get it for a great Christmas read.
BooksAndSpoons More than 1 year ago
This story got to my heart with the chance Ava finally dared to take with Darius and love, with the absolutely adorable connection Darius and Sylvie had, and with the help of Darius gave to the Blueberries. Oh, he is a swoon worthy hero, indeed. If you follow my reviews you know I am a fan of Christmas stories, especially if there's a message in them. Ava's journey from her childhood battles to the hard times with the family, to not daring to take a chance with Darius when they were in high school, and then later losing her husband, it was so much tragedy to put on one woman's shoulders. But she carried it with tremendous courage and style, never giving up for a minute. And yes, that came off as little stiff and unflexible, maybe even controlling at times, but with good reason when looking at her past. Darius didn't let all his charm get to him, he was generous, kind, caring man, making time to the kids in the community, and being adored by them was a testimony to his character no matter what anyone else said. Taking that one step over from a fun fling, and getting the feelings involved, letting the emotions to grow root was where the wall came up with Ava. The battle she had was palpable, the fears tangible and real. Sylvie's reaction to Ava's battle was heartbreaking, her love for Darius so fierce and loyal. There was just enough drama and angst to make the point, yet not to wallow in it. The story acknowledges the difficulties some might face and respects the roadblocks during the journey of life, yet encourages to be brave and take the chances in life, love, and living to the fullest whenever you get the chance. Lots of extended families, the joy of children at the Christmas time, living, loving, losing loved ones, facing the life head... this was truly a story that put a smile on my face and got my emotions involved, made me want to decorate my Christmas tree, and celebrate the jubilant yuletide with loved ones ~ Four Spoon with a teaspoon on the side
tjlittles More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It is about trusting yourself, others and of course love! Ava Malloy decided she wanted a fling for Christmas with a guy she knew in high school Darius Bravo. This is a book about Ava getting wading through her issues to allow herself to find happiness again. One of the things I love about Christine Rimmer is that she makes you feel the things in the story, the anticipation, fear things won't get worked out and at the end as always happiness.
judyrudy More than 1 year ago
A Bravo for Christmas is the sixth book in Christine Rimmer’s The Bravos of Justice Creek series. This was such a touching, heartwarming holiday story. I really enjoyed watching Ava come to grips with her past and learn how to trust again. It was hard for her to give her heart to someone again especially after losing her husband in the war and experiencing a horrible attack when she was young, living in foster care. I absolutely loved Darius’ never give-up philosophy. It was touching watching him interact with Sylvie, Ava’s daughter, and her Blueberry friends. They had such a special relationship that only grew throughout the story. If you love reading holiday romances, A Bravo for Christmas is one story you shouldn’t pass up! It warmed my heart watching Ava slowly lose her defenses to Darius. I highly recommend A Bravo for Christmas and all of the books in Ms. Rimmer’s series: The Bravos of Justice Creek. I’d like to disclose I voluntarily read and reviewed A Bravo for Christmas and this is my fair and honest review.