Author: Ashantay Peters

Website: http://www.ashantay.com/

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc; Crimson Rose 1st edition

Published Date: August 25, 2013


Genre: Mystery/Holiday

Source:  This book was received for the purpose of an honest review.


Hoping to reconcile with her best friend, Lily Carlson agrees to maid of honor duties at a Christmas wedding. Holidays are already difficult, but this event promises emotional hell before the tree drops its first needles. The groom is Lily’s last lover, a man who dumped her in public. When he’s found hanging at the altar–under the mistletoe and without pants–Lily is the main suspect.
Gray Bronson left town five years earlier. Now he’s back to act as best man, even though he hates the groom. Years ago, Gray revoked Lily’s virgin club membership, and he’s determined to win her back. But Lily is being framed, and her own actions make her look guilty.
A trail of broken hearts leads to the murderer, but Lily’s celebration may be fatally delayed. Will the hapless lovers find a happily ever after gift-wrapped under the Christmas tree?


Lily and Alexa “were” best friends but after a “misunderstanding” over a lotto ticket things took a wrong turn.  When Alexa asked Lily to stand up as her maid of honor at her wedding that was odd.  Not to mention the groom was her ex-boyfriend and the best man, Gray was her first sexual experience and one-night stand.  Not what she had in mind when she slept with him, but Gray left and didn’t return to town for years. Lily was a baker and with the help of Gray they brought the cake into the hall where Alexa was to be married.  But when the pair looked up at the mistletoe there was no wreath hanging, but a very dead almost groom.

This book had all my favorites; humor, mystery and sexual tension between the main characters.  Lily was thrown into a bad situation where she became the main suspect and she got help in the least expected places.  She did not know who to trust and on top of it all was being harassed by phone.  The characters are a lot of fun and they all had secrets.  You never know who the bad guy was, because they all looked bad.  A great read and on top of all the other perks this was a holiday read.  I would recommend for many different genres.

Rating 4.5

Heat Rating Hot

Reviewed By Rae

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