Not Another New Year's (Holiday Duets #2)
After all, this year brought Hannah Davis nothing but the memory of her wandering fiancÉ marrying someone else behind her back. Now, sitting alone at a bar in Coronado, California, on December 31, she decides to do something radical . . . and lets a brooding good-looker take her to bed. But when a hysterical woman bursts into their room much too early on New Year's Day, Ha...more
In Not Another New Year's, Christie Ridgway has created an enjoyable story, that is basically a two-for-one romance, with a likable cast of flawed characters. Tanner Hart and Hannah Davis, the primary hero and heroine of the story are basically two ordinary people who unfortunately had some unusual things happen to them. They are basically two peas in a pod with a great deal in common. Both have put high expectations on themselves due in part to family dynamics. Af ...more
Not Another New Year's by Christie Ridgway (suggested by a good friend who adores contemporary romances)
Even though I'm not a big fan of contemporary romances, this week it was fun to read New Year's-based stories, and Not Another New Year's was steamy enough to satisfy all. Hannah has gone to Coronado to confront the woman her fiancé dumped her for when she decides to throw caution to the wind and have a one-night stand with a very hot stranger. Things get complicated when a hysterica ...more
The blurb basically tells all, no need to rehash here. Typical rom-com chick lit, girl meets guy, falls in love, so does he, everyone is happy. Lots of stuff in between, but those are the bare bones. I was more interested in Desiree and Troy than in Hannah and Tanner, to be honest. Their (finally!) hook up was a bit over the top, though. "Come on girl, climb on" was basically Troy's winning line to Desiree, and after all the bull ...more
Hannah is a quite a Miss Prissy and always love to please everyone. Her mom, dad, family, everyone. Which ends up the way she lived back stabbed her later on. How she's being dumped by her former fiancee' after he's already dead. There's a mystery though that kept her from m ...more
Not Another New Year's is the second book of the Holidays series by Christie Ridgway and since I loved Must Love Mistletoe, I had to read this one too,
I love to know more about the other characters from a story, so I was happy to read about Tanner, Finn's friend. He's also having a difficult time, feeling guilty for the death of a work partner and also because of the loss of his job. So when it's New Year's eve, he isn't exactly happy.
Hannah is t ...more
The main romance:
Hannah is a sweet second grade teacher. Her parents and relatives are protective, helpful, and drive her wherever she needs to go. She was engaged for several years to Duncan who dumped her a few months ago. Now she is on a ten day vacation in Coronado. Her Uncle Geoff works for the secret service. He asks one of his former agents Tanner to watch over h ...more
Secondary Characters: 9/10
Hmm, I have a lot of questions that weren't answered in the end of this book. Honestly, I hopped between loving and strongly disliking this story. The characters, except for Hannah, were excellent. The romances (it's a double!) were pretty good. I felt more, and connected better, with the secondary romance between Troy and Dez. Desiree is how you write a heroine! Strong and independent and colorful. I ...more
Hannah is a schoolteacher who has always done the right thing and has been protected her whole life. She has lead her life to pleas ...more
In this second contemporary romance set on Coronado Island we delve into Tanner's life nearly a year after the tragic events of an assassination attempt foiled by the Secret Service. Unlike Finn, the male lead of the previous book, Tanner's role in the event was almost a comedy of errors which continues when wholesome school teacher, Hannah Davis lands in his lap on New Year's Eve. While the two dance around each other, Tanner's brother, Troy, and Desiree, the woman who stole Tanner's S ...more
For Read Your Writes Book Reviews
I LOVED this book!
The book was MORE than I expected. There is also a little suspense thrown in. That only made it better, if that is even possible.
It’s a romance that's a little hot. Okay, it’s a REALLY hot romance book. You will definitely need to a cold shower or two.
Hannah Davis is a school teacher from a small town, out for an adventure, after getting dumped by her fiance. In truth, she's actually gone to Coronad ...more
Hannah Davis says: "I hate Auld Lang Syne!"
After all, this year brought Hannah nothing but the memory of her wandering fiance marrying someone else behind her back. Now, sitting alone at a bar in Coronado, California, on December 31, she decides to do something radical...and lets a brooding good-looker take her to bed. But when another woman bursts into their room much to early on N ...more
This was a well-written book. The writing was quite suburb and it had wonderful setting details and character descriptions and growth. The story was fluent with characters of fleshed out backgrounds plus a dual romance within the main story. So overall it really was a good story plus had some steamy romance scenes.
However, Not Another New Year's had its setbacks. For one, the main character Hannah was 50 shades of dull . She was beautiful and sma ...more
I preferred this one to the previous, and would rate this one a full 4 stars.
I really liked the heroine's character, and the way she slowly discovers herself and takes back the confidence that she's lost/never had for many long years. She's undeniably endearing. For once, I had more problem with the hero, whose problem to ...more
the focus was hannah but dez got her story too, but she got cheated. Thats actually why the book bumped down to 3 stars. I mean, one day troy wants to kill her the next he loves her. Zero development. Not good writing skills but much improved......in my opinion.
Talk about bad karma, Hannah is having a bit of bad luck, on a much needed vacation to clear her head after being jilted by her fiance, her luggage and purse stolen and then to top it off, the man that she is meeting to show her around Coronado just happens to be ....
You don't want to miss out on this book!!
Christie Ridgway will be part of the Page One Book Festival in San Diego 10-16-09