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A Bravo for Christmas

(The Bravos of Justice Creek #6)

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  118 ratings  ·  30 reviews


…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 surpri

Kindle Edition, 224 pages
Published December 1st 2016 by Harlequin Special Edition
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Nov 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
A Bravo for Christmas by Christine Rimmer is a 2016 Harlequin Special Edition publication.

A Christmas dare?

Darius Bravo, a popular football player in high school, was always asking Ava out, but the responsible, sensible, and cautious Ava always declined.

Now, Ava is widowed with a young daughter, Sylvia, to think of, but her attraction never fully waned. In fact, he’s played a starring role in her fantasies for a while. But, with the holidays approaching, Ava’s loneliness is stronger than usua
Deanna Vrba
ava was not looking for love because her husband died and left her a widow with a child sylvie and Darius Bravo promised himself that he would not fall in love with anyone. but when he started an fling with ava Malloy, Love came in an unexpected way
Nov 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016
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
Nov 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
A return to the series, the Bravos of Justice Creek, with Darius and Ava as the featured Christmas romance. Ava has returned as a widow with a young daughter. Darius has been waiting for years. As his flirting intensifies Ava calls his bluff. A nice holiday romance that has smiles in every chapter. A little predictable but Ms.Rimmer pens a true Christmas love story.
Nov 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this story. Ava is a complex person with insecurities stemming from her childhood. She makes a deal with Darius and he decides he doesn't like her terms so he sets out to change her mind. Add an adorable 7yr old little girl and magic happens.
Amy O'neal
Oct 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book. Sylvie was a little spitfire.
Nov 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
A Bravo for Christmas (Bravos of Justice Creek #6) by Christine Rimmer
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Although this is book six within the Bravos of Justice Creek series, it's still its own standalone Christmas romance HEA. It's exciting to know there are more books to read about other Bravo family members. This is my first Christine Rimmer book and she's spun an exciting story about two high school students who finally get their chance.... How does it work for Darius and Ava? You'll have to read A Bravo for Christmas to
Kim Woodcock
Dec 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Always enjoy Christine Rimmer's Bravo series!
A Bravo for Christmas is no exception. Dare and Ava are awesome characters, Ava's spunky daughter is sweet and very in tune with what love means. Loved the Blueberry Troop scenes, just precious. Ava was pretty set on the "fling", but it was nice to see both of them come around to the love that was there.
Judy Burr
Dec 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The story of a young woman afraid to let her guard down. Afraid to trust. Afraid to love. For fear of being hurt again. The story of a young man with a second chance to be with the one woman he always wanted. The one that got away. From Christmas fling to true love. Another amazing love story by Christine Rimmer.
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' ...more
DelAnne Frazee
Jan 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
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
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.

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Nov 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Christine Rimmer's "A Bravo For Christmas" is a delightful story of Ava Mallory and Darius Bravo. Darius has a history of asking Ava out since high school. Unfortunately, it has been Ava's habit to turn Darius down even though she is extremely attracted to Darius. Unbeknownst to Darius, he has been the leading man in Ava's fantasies for the past two years. Tired of dealing with her physical needs alone, Ava jokingly suggests that she and Darius become friends with benefits until the new year arr ...more
Andrea Guy
Dec 22, 2016 rated it liked it
Christine Rimmer is one of my favorite authors for the Special Edition line. I like her writing because she brings a touch of reality to her stories and writes heroes that you absolutely fall for.

Darius is truly a guy that anyone would want to love. He's good looking and good with kids and really just downright perfect. He may have had a bit of a womanizing past, but there's nothing bad about this guy. He's 100 % lovable. In fact, I'd take him if he were a real, flesh and blood male.

Ava is a wom
Books and Spoons
Nov 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
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 schoo
Perrin Larton
Dec 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I've enjoyed the Bravo series by Christine Rimmer for quite a while now. I'm STILL enjoying the series!

Ava and Darius went to high school together and Darius was attracted to her at that time. Ava however, was cautious and turned him down. She was sure it was the right thing to do...then...but now that they've both ended up back in their home town...she's not so sure. Darius has never really gotten over Ava, so when she proposes a 'friends with benefits' lifestyle between Thanksgiving and the Ne
Marie Campbell
Dec 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Christine Rimmer adds another wonderful romance to her Bravo series with A Bravo for Christmas. I just love rekindled romance with long, lost, high school sweethearts! Darius Bravo once had a high school crush on lovely Ava Janko but she resisted the hottest boy in school. Now, she is back and once again faced with the hot temptation of Darius Bravo.
Ava is back in town tempting Darius again. Unfortunately, Ava is recovering from the loss of her husband and afraid to risk her heart again on lov
Dec 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Another winner for Mrs. Rimmer!! Her books keep getting better and better!! I love the Bravo series as well as the characters in that world!! I will not spoil this book in this review because it is a MUST READ!! The world of Justice Creek is a place you want to live and the characters Christine Rimmer comes up with are true to life and could possible be your friend!! I love the way Mrs. Rimmer writes about "real issues" people face in the real world!! This series makes me want to live in Justice ...more
Jessica Figueroa
Dec 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Ava isn't looking for anything serious when she and Darius decided to have a holiday fling. Thing is their connection isn't easy to keep a secret and Ava has a daughter to think of.

I liked this book it was sweet to read perfect for the holidays. I enjoyed the characters and how Darius interacted with Ava's daughter. I loved the bit of drama / conflict that Ava was dealing with. I mean she didn't want anything serious with Darius, but the more time speat with many steamy times its hard not to wa
Feb 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed this.
Dec 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Another great read from Christine Rimmer. Always love her books adding to the Bravo Family stories. Ava and Darius met in high school but didn't really become friends until they moved back to Justice Creek after living away for a few years. As a single mom, Ava does not want to become involved with anyone because she fears she or her young daughter, Sylvie would be hurt. But she does let Darius know she would have a secret holiday fling. Really enjoyed the wordplay between them. I received this ...more
Anita Hayes
Dec 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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 a ...more
Dec 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was a delightful Christmas read. Ava and Darius have known each other since high school. Due to Ava's upbringing she set early goals for what she wanted out of life, so she steered clear of popular, handsome Darius. Now years later in her loneliness, she makes a deal with Darius for a fling. Darius accepts her terms to begin with and sets out to win her heart. Despite this being a 6th book in a series, I was able to follow along and fall in love with these characters.
Dec 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
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A holiday fling? I understand Ava was scared of getting hurt again but what made her think she was wired for a fling. Luckily, Darius was smart enough not to point this out to her. He definitely was smart with taking things slow and building her (and the readers) anticipation. Also, completely adorable as Blueberry King! Great emotional read. ~ Kim
Diane Ball
Dec 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I have always enjoyed Christine Rimmers books and this is no exception.
Ava and Darius, have been so drawn to each other since high school. Will they get together? Will Ava finally give in to her desires. They both moved away from their hometown and went on with their lives apart. See if they will become what they need for each other in the future. Or will it be a holiday fling.
Dec 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Ava and Darius went to the same school together. Darius had a thing for Ava but Ava turned him down. Years later back in their own home town they meet up again. Ava's daughter Sylvie meets and is very taken by Darius, he helps her with her Blueberry Troop. The question is how will this work out? Another good read. :)
Karen Geurts
Nov 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is another great addition to the Bravos of Justice Creek. The characters are great. Especially Sylvie. So young and has a pure heart. It took Ava a while to realize her feelings for Darius, and I am glad she did. Thank you Christine Rimmer.
Dec 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Can kind of fell in love with Dare. He is such a good guy, but the kind who is drop dead gorgeous! This is a great addition to the Bravo books! If you like Christine Rimmer books, you will love this one!
Nicole Michele
Dec 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this one!! Perfect fun book for the holidays!!! Really, though, I love a strong Bravo Man who gets his girl at the end.- org 12.6.2016
Re-read 10.7/8.2017
Nov 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. The author kept me turning pages, often doing things one handed because I couldn't put the book down.
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New York Times bestselling author Christine Rimmer has written more than one hundred contemporary romances for Harlequin Books. She has won Romantic Times BOOKreview’s Reviewer’s Choice Award for best Silhouette Special Edition. She has been nominated seven times for the Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA award and five times for Romantic Times Series Storyteller of the Year.

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