Hired Heart: December Indulgence (An Indulgences Novella Book 13)Hired Heart: December Indulgence by Elizabeth Rose

Genre: ContemporaryRomance

Series: An Indulgences, #13

Source: I received a complimentary copy.

  • Publication date: January 8, 2017
  • Publisher: RoseScribe Media Inc
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01MR492EJ
  • Length: 128 pages


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December Indulgence:

Samantha Forester is the administrative assistant to her Scrooge of a boss, Max Southerland. No man hates Christmas more than him.

When she books a trip to Aragon Island to do a follow-up on the eco-friendly villas their crew has installed, she takes the liberty of booking indulgence fantasies for both of them at the Indulgences Resort. Little does Max know what’s in store for him when they land on the island and he finds out they’re booked there through Christmas.

Can a Scrooge of a man change his ways before he loses the most wonderful woman in the world, forever? Find out in Hired Heart.

(For those readers who have enjoyed my Tarnished Saints Series, you will find five characters from that series who make guest appearances in this book!)



Hired Heart: December Indulgence (An Indulgences Novella Book 13) by Elizabeth Rose is a sweet Contemporary Romance set against the backdrop of Aragon Island, Panama, where fantasies can come true. While, Book 13, it can be read as a stand alone. Readers who enjoyed Ms. Rose’s “Tarnished Saints” series, will be overjoyed to learn at least five of the characters from Sweetwater also make guest appearances in “Hired Heart”.
The “December Indulgence” series, is part of an exciting Multi-author collection, set on a resort island. A Novella, only about 128 pages, which is packed full of the romantic fantasies of the Christmas season.

Samantha Forester is an administrative assistant, and is in love with, Max Southerland, her Scrooge boss, who just so happens to hate the Christmas season. She books a trip to Aragon Island to do a follow-up on the villas their crew installed, meantime she takes the liberty of booking them both indulgence fantasies, at the Indulgences Resort. Max is unaware this trip is more than a business trip. He’s in for a few surprises! With the help of a few friends from Sweetwater, can Sam make Max see she’s the woman he needs in his world and his life, before it’s too late? Take a trip to Indulgences Island to find out, in “Hired Heart”.

“Hired Heart”, is a light-hearted romance set on the beautiful Aragon Island. Ms. Rose descriptions makes the reader wish to visit there themselves. They were so vivid, I could almost feel the warm breeze and smell the amazing fragrance of this paradise island. My only complaint, I would have loved to seen it a bit longer, however, with that said, Ms. Rose manages to get her story across to the reader, without any difficulties.

Well written with engaging characters and a unique storyline. With the help of friends and a matchmaker from Sweetwater, this story comes to life with their antics, especially, Aunt Crappy. Once again, Elizabeth Rose has written a story that will take your breath away, as you follow these characters on their journey to find a HEA.

This is the first story I’ve read in this series, but I certainly wish to read the rest. Ms. Rose is an amazing storyteller, one who pulls the reader into her story and grips their heart, as the characters race to find their forever dreams and the love of a lifetime. A great read from beginning to end! I would recommend to fans of Contemporary Romance, islands, fantasies indulgence, guest appearance from other stories and the Christmas season. Very enjoyable and a satisfying read!
I received a complimentary copy.

Rating: 4
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by:AprilR