The Snow Leopard's Christmas Surprise
Ellie was just looking for a normal holiday. She had planned to spend it with her family. Her mother, father and her baby boy, Casper. When Nolan showed up, things took a turn for the worst. She couldn't believe him. Why would he return after all these years? She didn't need him then, and she doesn't need him now. Though, she had to admit. Casper and Nolan seemed to get along together really well... Warning: This standalone contains lots of sexy shifter action and steamy love scenes. Tons of mouth watering Paranormal Romance bonus content included!

The Snow Leopard's Christmas Surprise Details

TitleThe Snow Leopard's Christmas Surprise
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseDec 2nd, 2017
Rating
GenreHoliday, Romance, Fantasy, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Business, Amazon

The Snow Leopard's Christmas Surprise Review

  • Emily Pennington
    January 1, 1970
    The precision and predictability of baking was very calming to Ellie, unlike daily life with her 4-year-old wild child! He let out a screech and she found him dangling upside down from an open cabinet door! Before she could reach him, he scampered up to the space between the cabinet and ceiling. Her mother, who had come up for Christmas, coaxed Casper down and he rang off laughing into the other room. It was clear her mother did not approve of her lack of control over the rambunctious child. Whe The precision and predictability of baking was very calming to Ellie, unlike daily life with her 4-year-old wild child! He let out a screech and she found him dangling upside down from an open cabinet door! Before she could reach him, he scampered up to the space between the cabinet and ceiling. Her mother, who had come up for Christmas, coaxed Casper down and he rang off laughing into the other room. It was clear her mother did not approve of her lack of control over the rambunctious child. When he started kindergarten next year, he would create a bad history for himself if he didn’t turn it down a notch! But Ellie had to finish this cake for a wedding and her babysitter had just quit. A knock at the door brought a bigger surprise – Nolan McCaffery was standing there.Nolan was confused when Ellie snapped angrily at him about why he was there. She was not happy to see him, but he was sure they had left on good terms? Ellie gripped the door knob as if she wanted to keep him away from someone. Was someone hurting her? A boyfriend? But she faced him without fear and he turned to leave, until a “keening laughter” erupted and Ellie took off down the porch steps. When she turned around, he saw a barefoot child who didn’t seem to mind the snow. He realized she was married – that’s why she tried to turn him away. Then another voice spoke up, and Ellie’s mother looked at the child and the man -- then rebuked Ellie for trying to turn away the father of her child right before Christmas!! But he now knew what Ellie didn’t – the child was a shifter, and Ellie needed him.This is a nice, warm Christmas story. After a one-night stand, Nolan left and had no idea Ellie was pregnant. She had no way to find him, so she raised their child without help. Something was pulling Nolan back to that small town – and he was very surprised. He had never had a real family, so he didn’t know how to respond. Would Ellie forgive him and let the three of them have the family they deserve? Could she give him a Christmas miracle that would change their lives? I definitely recommend this book. It warms the heart and reminds us what is really important.
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  • Megan
    January 1, 1970
    I really liked the idea of this book because I'm all about big cat shifters, especially the kind that are a little more elusive in real life. And the fated mate plus a baby surprise are also tropes I enjoy. The way this came together was not exactly my favorite. There were stellar moments, like the protectiveness with the middle of the night scare, the playfulness in the snow, the discovery of the son's first shift, the moment of declaring the claim...all of those were moments that made me have I really liked the idea of this book because I'm all about big cat shifters, especially the kind that are a little more elusive in real life. And the fated mate plus a baby surprise are also tropes I enjoy. The way this came together was not exactly my favorite. There were stellar moments, like the protectiveness with the middle of the night scare, the playfulness in the snow, the discovery of the son's first shift, the moment of declaring the claim...all of those were moments that made me have faith in the couple and their future happiness. Unfortunately, all of those moments were short and the predominant feel of the book was that of Ellie never being supported or understood or even respected. Sure at the very end Nolan did something that made her think he knew her and her goals but that was a little out of left field because his comments and actions up to this point didn't speak to that at all. The disconnect was unfortunate.The romance was kind of there but because I didn't see them connecting and coming to any kind of satisfying equality or understanding of one another I din't really believe in their romance. I felt like there was lust and a draw toward one another, but love and anything else wasn't being built. Especially because Ellie was constantly undermining Nolan's efforts, talking herself away from him, being prideful to the point of pig-headed and inflexible rather than just stubborn. Nolan did a lot of work to show his commitment but there's only about a week of time passing so while I don't actually doubt his commitment to sticking around, I do doubt their relationship and the veracity of their feelings.Read and willingly reviewed this ARC from the author.
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  • Rebecca Grove
    January 1, 1970
    Over four years ago Ellie had a one night stand, the most passionate one that she has ever had. Then Nolan left her without a word or a note. Nolan also left her with a baby in her belly. Now Ellie is trying to raise her son on her own. Her son is so hyperactive that she has problems keeping a sitter. The one day she opens the door for a big surprise. Nolan is back because he can't get Ellie out of his mind. Nolan is shocked to realize that he is a father. Ellie is his mate and he shouldn't ha Over four years ago Ellie had a one night stand, the most passionate one that she has ever had. Then Nolan left her without a word or a note. Nolan also left her with a baby in her belly. Now Ellie is trying to raise her son on her own. Her son is so hyperactive that she has problems keeping a sitter. The one day she opens the door for a big surprise. Nolan is back because he can't get Ellie out of his mind. Nolan is shocked to realize that he is a father. Ellie is his mate and he shouldn't have left her. Now he wants back into the family but Ellie is still angry at his departure. She lets him meet his son but is unsure about letting Nolan back in her life. Nolan knows he has a lot of explaining to do. His son's very high energy is a signal that he is nearing his first change. Nolan has his hands full with telling Ellie about shifters and guiding his son through his first change. He also wants to chase away the man Ellie has started to date. This is a great story about second chances. I voluntarily received a copy of this story and this is my honest review.
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  • Jasmine
    January 1, 1970
    Ellie is a gifted baker and in high demand, but being a single mother to Casper has its own demands that keeps her from working outside of the house. Ellie's parents come to visit for the holidays and to help Ellie with Casper as much as they can. Ellie met Nolan one time, but one time was enough to produce Casper, which she loves dearly!! But a little help with Casper would be wonderful.Nolan is back in town and drawn to search out Ellie again. His body and soul are telling him that Ellie is hi Ellie is a gifted baker and in high demand, but being a single mother to Casper has its own demands that keeps her from working outside of the house. Ellie's parents come to visit for the holidays and to help Ellie with Casper as much as they can. Ellie met Nolan one time, but one time was enough to produce Casper, which she loves dearly!! But a little help with Casper would be wonderful.Nolan is back in town and drawn to search out Ellie again. His body and soul are telling him that Ellie is his mate. Nolan is a shifter and did not share that with Ellie during the night of passion. But when he returns to her house and sees Casper and all of his energy, he knows he is the father and they need him more than anything. But will Ellie accept his help and his love? Will she believe he is around for the long haul?This is a wonderful book of love, lust, romance, a wonderful sense of family, and a HEA. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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  • Jara Beaubien
    January 1, 1970
    Ellie just wanted a normal Christmas, Her plans had been to spend it with her Parents and her son Casper. Ah but Nolan showed up, and things did not turn the way she had wanted.She was having a hard time trusting him and believing him, why did he return after all those years, but she could not help how he and her little boy got along, and she was in for a lot more, things that Nolan had not told her, so now she has to deal with her hyper active son, a mother who is meddling and Nolan who is fall Ellie just wanted a normal Christmas, Her plans had been to spend it with her Parents and her son Casper. Ah but Nolan showed up, and things did not turn the way she had wanted.She was having a hard time trusting him and believing him, why did he return after all those years, but she could not help how he and her little boy got along, and she was in for a lot more, things that Nolan had not told her, so now she has to deal with her hyper active son, a mother who is meddling and Nolan who is falling in love with her.Nolan wonders if she is his mate, and is longing for what she has the Family and the home. Will they survive whats to come. Oh and there are more books after that one to read, just as good and interesting as the first one
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  • Linda
    January 1, 1970
    Between 4 and 5 stars, this enjoyable story of second chance romance during the holidays features Casper, an adorable overactive 4 year-old, and Ellie, his frustrated single mother. Ellie wears herself out trying to run her business from home while keeping her son from injuring himself or wrecking the house, unaware that his boundless energy is linked to his paternity. When Nolan, his father, returns to town, Ellie must cope with old feelings resurfacing and Nolan's revelation he's a shifter! Co Between 4 and 5 stars, this enjoyable story of second chance romance during the holidays features Casper, an adorable overactive 4 year-old, and Ellie, his frustrated single mother. Ellie wears herself out trying to run her business from home while keeping her son from injuring himself or wrecking the house, unaware that his boundless energy is linked to his paternity. When Nolan, his father, returns to town, Ellie must cope with old feelings resurfacing and Nolan's revelation he's a shifter! Complete with a villain and a dangerous snowstorm, the plot remained interesting throughout and the MCs likable.I received a complimentary advance copy of this book from the author; this is my voluntary and honest review.
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  • Raina Collins
    January 1, 1970
    A very fun and heartwarming romantic shifter story. A loving single mother of a sweet and very energetic four year old boy, is trying to keep her sanity. She is a pastry chef that works out of her home kitchen. Add in a four year old, parents visiting for Christmas and baking a wedding cake and life is not easy for her. But a surprise knock at her door will stir things up so much more. The main characters are great. The woman is so loving of her child and the man will do anything to prove she ca A very fun and heartwarming romantic shifter story. A loving single mother of a sweet and very energetic four year old boy, is trying to keep her sanity. She is a pastry chef that works out of her home kitchen. Add in a four year old, parents visiting for Christmas and baking a wedding cake and life is not easy for her. But a surprise knock at her door will stir things up so much more. The main characters are great. The woman is so loving of her child and the man will do anything to prove she can depend on him. A great Christmas paranormal romance. I voluntarily read and reviewed a copy of the book.
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  • Karen
    January 1, 1970
    Nolan met Ellie 4 years ago and the had a one nightstand and Ellie was left with a little bundle nine months later call Casper.Nolan showed up on her doorstep and Ellie dose not want anything to do with him. Nolan spotted Casper and he couldn't believe he wasnot careful 4 years ago a left Ellie with a child.He could see Casper was like him and Ellie had no clue Nolan was a shapeshifter and there son was one as well. Will Ellie give Nolan a second chance or not. Nolan had no attention of going an Nolan met Ellie 4 years ago and the had a one nightstand and Ellie was left with a little bundle nine months later call Casper.Nolan showed up on her doorstep and Ellie dose not want anything to do with him. Nolan spotted Casper and he couldn't believe he wasnot careful 4 years ago a left Ellie with a child.He could see Casper was like him and Ellie had no clue Nolan was a shapeshifter and there son was one as well. Will Ellie give Nolan a second chance or not. Nolan had no attention of going anywhere because he wanted to be aroundwhen there son made his first shift and help him.I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.
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  • Linda
    January 1, 1970
    Emilia Hartley has written another marvelous story. Ellie a beautiful single mother is trying to raise her rambunctious son while attempting to earn a living as a baker. Nolan a gorgeous snow leopard shifter has come back to town after 4 years to see Ellie. He hasn't been able to forget about her after their one night stand. Little does he know he is the father of her son. Will Ellie welcome Nolan back into her life? This emotional well-developed story is suspenseful, romantic, sexy and heartwar Emilia Hartley has written another marvelous story. Ellie a beautiful single mother is trying to raise her rambunctious son while attempting to earn a living as a baker. Nolan a gorgeous snow leopard shifter has come back to town after 4 years to see Ellie. He hasn't been able to forget about her after their one night stand. Little does he know he is the father of her son. Will Ellie welcome Nolan back into her life? This emotional well-developed story is suspenseful, romantic, sexy and heartwarming. A book worth reading.I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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  • Linda
    January 1, 1970
    Ellie and Nolan had a night together that resulted in a pregnancy. He disappeared for years but has now returned. Something was making him want to come back but he didn't expect a child. Can he win back her heart or is it too late?It is a good paranormal romance. They had instant chemistry but he didn't know he was leaving his mate. She really had to struggle without his help. The attraction is still strong. I liked the characters and the author delivered a good story. I received a free copy of Ellie and Nolan had a night together that resulted in a pregnancy. He disappeared for years but has now returned. Something was making him want to come back but he didn't expect a child. Can he win back her heart or is it too late?It is a good paranormal romance. They had instant chemistry but he didn't know he was leaving his mate. She really had to struggle without his help. The attraction is still strong. I liked the characters and the author delivered a good story. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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