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Christmas Hostage (Christmas Romantic Suspense #1)

4.55  ·  Rating details ·  65 Ratings  ·  52 Reviews
Tragedy tore them apart now its giving them a second chance.

He walked away because he thought it was what she wanted. FBI Agent Tom Drake has been investigating a string of armed robberies at jewelry stores. The last person he expects to see when he arrives at the scene of the latest robbery is his ex-wife Hannah Buffy. Seeing her again reminds him of everything he lost wh
ebook, 216 pages
Published December 1st 2017 by Bear Spots Publications
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Hannah and Tom had it all, love, a beautiful home that felt like a safe haven where no one could touch them, but most of all they had each other, until the night of pure, living hell that broke them.
Tom was forced to witness the most brutal act of torture he could imagine and he was helpless to do anything to help Hannah. As an FBI agent, he had failed. As a husband he was gutted and helpless, and he felt he had failed.

Hannah will never be the same after that night, but she has struggled “her wa
Minx -The Genre Minx Book Reviews
So, who is up for some Christmastime second chance romance? Me, me, me, and I received that and more with Christmas Hostage. Hannah Buffy has been putting her life back together after she was victimized in a brutal way. It caused the dissolution of her marriage but she has been successfully moving on. That is until her jewelry store was robbed at gun point and she was faced with horrible memories resurfacing.

Tom Drake had never really moved on after his divorce from Hannah. With everything that
Sherry Fundin
Action from the getgo.

Hannah’s friend is shot and killed in a jewelry store robbery and we are off and running in this suspenseful Christmas mystery. I got wrapped up in the characters, as well as the story and she kept the mystery alive with the villain mixed into a list of suspects. This is a story of second chances and maybe this time Hannah and Tom will get it right.

Hannah won’t let anyone help her, touch her. She sat on the floor, against the wall, and cried as the police did their work…Unt
Melissa Borsey
Nov 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Hannah and Tom, once married, until a senseless act of violence turned their world upside down and pulled them apart. Now Hannah, once more a victim of a crime has to deal with her ex-husband who, as an FBI agent has been assigned her case. Is there a possibility of a second chance?
I thought this was a really good story, fast-paced, suspenseful, and full of romantic sparks. Highly recommend!
Chantelle Smith
Dec 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: itsy-bitsy-books
Christmas Hostage, is book 1 in the Christmas Romantic Suspense Series from Jane Blythe. This is my second book from this author and she continues to get better and better! She continually entrances and captivates the reader with her incredible storyline and epic characters.

This book was gripping, captivating, suspenseful and dark. We did have a bit of romance that help lighten up the book, but it was still touch and go with the two main characters. They have a very painful history together and
Kim Shofner
Dec 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Oh man, Jane Blythe could easily be my favorite author. This was an action packed, plot twisting 2nd chance romance. Ms. Blythe has created an amazingly traumatic book. Hannah and Tom have lived through so much already, even the end of their marriage. When Hannah's store is robbed Tom is the FBI agent in charge. Seeing each other dredged up feelings neither of them really want to look too deeply at. Tom has suspicions that Hannah was the actually target in the robber.
This book progressed so qui
Amanda Siegrist
Dec 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent read!

Wonderful story! One thing I always love about Jane Blythe’s stories is that I will get a great suspense story, and she definitely delivers here! Plus, you also get some wonderful Christmas spirit and it makes it an even better story! I felt for Hannah and Tom the entire way through, and just couldn’t even imagine surviving and dealing with the trauma they did. It was beautiful to see them come together at the end and find their happy ever after!
Dec 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars

Christmas Hostage is the first book in the FBI Christmas Trilogy by Jane Blythe. It is an intense, nerve-wracking romantic suspense, with a second chance at love. I have loved reading Ms. Blythe’s “Count to Ten” series, so when I saw this book I knew that I had to read it too. It is everything I had hoped it would be, keeping me glued to the pages, and reading along as fast as I could as the story unfolded. There were moments my heart was in my mouth, others points where my stomach roiled
Dec 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
“Just a job.”
This was a suspense crime thriller, with some second chance love, and little bit of Christmas magic sprinkled in at the end kind of novel. I had hoped for more of a Christmas theme to shine through, but when it did develop it was sweet, I just didn’t think it was enough to fulfil the title that went with it. Otherwise this was a pretty good read as a first-time reader of Jane Blythe for me. I was intrigued with the storyline presented in the synopsis and dove in not knowing much els
Dec 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Can I just fan girl for a moment and tell you how much I loved Jane Blythe? Yes? Okay.

I started reading Christmas Hostage because it’s full of suspense, as well as romance. Put those (2) ingredients together – and what do you have? A book that kept me on the edge of my seat – literally. I loved every aspect of this book, from the character development to the storyline.

We get to meet our beautiful Hannah, a character that has her flaws, but boy is she a strong woman. And I mean that in every se
Bobbi Wagner
Dec 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Christmas Hostage (Christmas Romance Suspense Book 1) by Jane Blythe is a suspenseful romance Christmas story about second chances. This author has created a story that has a little bit of everything in it, from romance to action to suspense. I enjoy her writing style, it just pulls me into her story right from the beginning. Her creative characters are connectable, lovable and easy flowing. I found that I couldn't put this story down until the last page. The twists and turns in this story will ...more
Nov 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a stand alone novel and I received this book in exchange for an honest review. This book starts off in suspense was it a robbery gone wrong, what is going on with that lady freezing over a gun?!?!
It grabs you right from the beginning, I simply love this author's books, she creates strong story lines with real characters that you can imagine in real life.
I loved Tom as a character, he has so much love for Hannah that it makes him unable to see what she truly needs. I love these kinds of
Dec 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
An addictive romantic suspense novel, Christmas Hostage is thrilling from start to end. The first book in a series, this is a story of danger, love and second chances. After finishing the first chapter I realised I needed to make myself more comfortable: I couldn’t move until I have got to the bottom of this crazy plot. So, I did just that. A couple of hours later and I’d been on one roller-coaster of a read!

I can’t decide which part of this book I liked the most. The plot was one of the most ex
Dec 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
When I started reading Christmas Hostage by Jane Blythe I thought I would be reading a light hearted Christmas story, probably something to do with being held hostage by Christmas, or finding a new holiday love, something along those lines. I should have known better! After reading Ms. Blythe in the past I should have known that I would be getting so much more.
This is the story of Hannah Buffy, a survivor of a past brutal attack. An attack that wrecked her marriage while building her into a stro
Lisette Gonzalez
Dec 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Christmas Hostage (FBI Christmas Trilogy Book 1)
By Jane Blythe
5 Stars

Christmas Hostage by Jane Blythe, is the first installment of the FBI Christmas Trilogy. It is a romantic suspense and second chance love story. This book has enough suspense to keep you on your toes, break the case and hope that love prevails. Hannah and Tom haven’t seen each other in three years. Their heartbreaking separation was due to a horrible crime which caused Hannah to deal with the pain and Tom not able to help her t
Angela Shirley
Dec 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ibbb-reviews
Christmas Hostage is not your usual fluffy Romantic Christmas story, it is full of grit and suspense and is a great gripping book until the last page. After one tragic night will Tom and Hannah's relationship come back or will it self destruct and cause them both heartache.

The story follows a string of robberies which have occurred, when one night Hannah's Jewellery shop is robbed, although she is a strong character she is cast back to that fateful night while reliving it a shadow from her past
Amanda Taylor
Dec 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Christmas Hostage
Jane Blythe
5 out of 5 stars
Christmas Hostage by Jane Blythe is the first book in her FBI Christmas Romance Suspense series. This story is about second chances. I have read a few books by Jane and she doesn’t disappoint when it comes to her writing and books. I found myself unable to put the book down until I finished it as I couldn’t wait to see what happened next. Tom and Hannah were married years ago but something tragic ended up ruining their lives and they divorced because
Angela Mansfield
Dec 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Christmas Hostage is the first book in the FBI Christmas Trilogy by Jane Blythe. It is well written, easy to read and follow, and has a good story line. Jane Blythe delivered a suspense filled story of two people who love each other but have lost their way. Hannah Buffy and Tom Drake are like many of the couples in today’s society, they let their pride and unsaid things get in the way of their relationship and let it tear them apart.
Buffy and Tom experienced a trauma no couple should ever have
Dec 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017
Christmas Hostage by Jayne Blthye is the first book book in her new Romantic Suspense series called “The FBI Trilogy”, and it was a home run for a new series. This book focuses on Tom and Hannah, and I can say from the get go that they had a whole heap of issues to work out before they could get their happily ever after. There were several times that I didn’t think they were going to make it, that the book was almost getting tedious in it’s drama, but in the end all of that build up really made ...more
Michelle Austin
Dec 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Title:Christmas Hostage
Author:Jane Blythe
Series: Christmas Hostage

Christmas Hostage was a great 5 star read.
Great 2nd chance romance.

We get pulled in right from the beginning. Hannah’s jewelry store is robbed and she witnesses a friend being shot. Tom can’t believe who the owner of the store is when he gets there. It’s his ex-wife the woman he hasn’t been able to forget about.

It may have been three years since they’d divorced, but Tom felt the familiar rush of protective rage flash through him
Misty Ziegler
Dec 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
****4 Stars****
Christmas Hostage by Jane Blythe

Christmas Hostage by Jane Blythe is a 4-Star romantic mystery with a little Christmas spirit mixed in. This book has violence, suspense, and crime that will definitely keep you interested in seeing where things will go next. The robbery at Hannah’s jewelry store was much more than meets the eye. This is also another traumatic event that connects her and her ex-husband Tom. As an FBI agent, his protective side and interest in fixing things is there,
Dec 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Christmas Hostage
By Jane Blythe

Before getting in to my review just a warning that this book does cover sexual assault and violence which could upset some readers. But on saying that the subject matter I feel has been handled sensitively by Jane.
After being brutally attacked Hannah is in the process of rebuilding her life when the unthinkable happens. While she and two of her staff are shutting up her jewellery shop armed intruders gain access to the back of her shop. Om seeing what was about to
Dec 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Hannah is a incredible women especially after being brutally attacked in the past it ruined her marriage and her life at the time but she kept fighting and now shes this fierce independent women lwho should be proud of where she's come. Life throws a test her way when the jewellery store she owns get robbed will all the hard work to get her where she is help her pull through or will it break her? The Fbi gets involved as there has been similar cases happening but the lead fbi agent is no other t ...more
Dec 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Christmas Hostage (Christmas Romantic Suspense Book 1) by Jane Blythe

5 Stars

This is not my first book by this author, she is a favorite of mine. She has a way of weaving words around and keeps you guessing all the way to the end.

I liked the storyline of this book. The part about these two being married and divorced and not seeing each other for 3 years was great. The reasons for their divorce were heartbreaking and being able to see both sides had me completely torn. The way they were brought ba
Crystal's Book World ~ Crystal Cordova
Where do I even start? Hands down Jane Blythe brings it!!! She knows how to get the down to the nitty gritty of Romantic Suspense. I got so absorbed in this book, that I was acting all FBI and trying to figure out who did what. I had my suspicions that Hannah may have been a little behind the scenes of the break in at her jewelry store But as she spent more time with Tom, I knew this was somehow meant to happen to bring these two back into each others life.

Not only will you get the angst and th
Kerry Baker
Dec 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Christmas Hostage is the first book in the Christmas Romance Suspense series by Jane Blythe. A story of 2nd chances and new beginnings it is well worth the read.

Tom and Hannah tried once to be together but things didn’t go quite as planned. Ending their marriage was not a decision made lightly, and is one that still follows them both.
When an unexpected circumstance throws the two of them back together again neither are sure if it is a situation designed to drive them both crazy or exactly what t
Dec 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Christmas Hostage
Christmas Romantic Suspense
Book 1
By Jane Blythe
A suspenseful romance full length novel.

Tom Drake is a divorced F.B.I. agent. Protecting the people is his job. He takes it very seriously. Even if it happens to be his ex wife. A string of robberies brings them back together. After her store is robbed at gunpoint. He left her, because he thought that was what she wanted. He is in hopes of having a second chance. This time he will do it right.

Hannah owns her own jewelry store.
Katie Kearney
Dec 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Christmas Hostage (Christmas Romantic Suspense Book 1) By Jane Blythe is filled with mystery, suspense and romance. In this book Hannah Buffy and FBI Agent Tom Drake haven't seen each other in years. When a Tragedy sent them into a downward spiral that ended in divorce. Each of them has made bed on in life at least they think they have right?

This book keeps you hooked and on the edge of your seat the entire book. Just when you think you've gotten it figured out the author knows just what twists
Michelle Mulvey
Dec 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Christmas Hostage by Jane Blythe had me hooked from page one. The book takes place between December 18th and Christmas. Hannah Buffy owned a jewelry store that was robbed. One of the FBI agents assigned to the case was none other then Tom Drake. Tom and Hannah were married and then divorced about 3 years ago after a tragic event.
If anyone will find the people responsible for the robbery, it will definitely be Tom. There was much more behind the robbery. Tom and his partner worked day after day
Laura Leyman
Dec 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I am not usually a person who would willingly read a suspense novel! Not because I do not like them, I am just impatient and like to get places quickly. The blurb pulled me in and made me want to read this. It was mainly the main characters and their relationship to each other that made me want to read this and I am so glad I did take a chance. Although, there are sensitive scenes in this, I still loved it. The story itself was amazingly well written and actually made me want to not put the book ...more
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Jane has loved reading and writing since she can remember. She writes dark and disturbing crime/mystery/suspense with some romance thrown in because, well, who doesn’t love romance?! She has several series including the complete Detective Parker Bell series, the Count to Ten series, the Christmas Romantic Suspense series, and the Flashes of Fate series of novelettes.

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