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A Dash of Christmas

(The Montgomery Brothers #9)

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4.57  ·  Rating details ·  230 ratings  ·  162 reviews
With a dash of Christmas magic...
Two people who have spent most of their lives being rivals...
Learn a little something about following their hearts...

Carter Montgomery broke the family mold when he went to culinary school. Now a successful restauranteur, he's at a crossroads: should he continue on his successful path or look for a new challenge? Wha
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Paperback, 352 pages
Published September 24th 2019 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Jypsy
Sep 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
It seems odd reading a Christmas story when it's literally a 100 degrees outside. A Dash of Christmas did a good job of giving me a bit of early Christmas cheer. Two people who have always been rivals end up working together on a cookbook project. It was entertaining to see how they responded to each other. Both have individual issues to deal with and circumstances beyond their control. I found the story sweet and charming. The cast of well meaning yet intrusive characters are likeable, relatabl ...more
Stacee
I loved that cover and the premise of this story, sadly I’m a little disappointed.

I liked Emery and Carter well enough. They’re both good people who are very stubborn and I enjoyed the button pushing. There’s a pretty large group of characters and I did jump in without reading any of the previous books, but this was slightly overwhelming. I eventually gave up on trying to keep everyone straight.

Plot wise it was decent. There’s a lot of push and pull and while they get together fairly quickly,
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Susan Gorman
Oct 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A Dash of Christmas is Carter Montgomery and Emery Monaghan’s enemies to friends to lovers story! Loved the characters backstory-they were childhood rivals-and how Eliza Montgomery’s holiday cookbook project brought them together.
Emery learns that her politician boyfriend has been cheating on her. To add to her humiliation, he has been accused of inappropriate sexual behavior. By employing this current events storyline, the author makes Emery a relatable heroine. Everyone understands being
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Storme
Thank you Netgalley and Source Books Casablanca for the advanced review copy. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

So this is book number nine in a series which means there are a lot of people to keep up with. I’m not really a fan of series which stretch out this long but I was able to keep up mostly fine. You can read this book on its own but it’s part of a larger verse.

I read this book because I liked the cover when I requested it, but I had not read anything by the aut
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" Reviewed for A Book Nerd, a Bookseller and a Bibliophile.

A Dash of Christmas is hands down my favorite book from Samantha Chase! it had everything I wanted in a romance story that is set during the Holidays. Carter and Emery were so freaking hilarious and their whole situation was such a unique spin on "" love to hate you, hate to love you"" romance.

A Dash of Christmas is the prefect book to get you ready for Christmas, the fact that a big component was focusing on a fa
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Maree Repa
Sep 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Five Amazing Stars

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I was absolutely thrilled to receive book ten, Montgomery Brothers. Written by the amazing Samantha Chase. Such a magnificent romantic tale set in the most wonderful time of the year, Christmas.

We meet Carter Montgomery, who is now a Chef. He never did want to join the family business. He broke off to start his own journey and even achieved his success with his restaurants. He now has been challenged to something completely different now! ...more
Layla Hagen
Sep 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A delicious and swoonsorthy Christmas story <3
Glorimar Irizarry
Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Reviewed for A Book Nerd, a Bookseller and a Bibliophile.

A Dash of Christmas is hands down my favorite book from Samantha Chase! it had everything I wanted in a romance story that is set during the Holidays. Carter and Emery were so freaking hilarious and their whole situation was such a unique spin on " love to hate you, hate to love you" romance.

A Dash of Christmas is the prefect book to get you ready for Christmas, the fact that a big component was focusing on a family cook book
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Ruthie Taylor
Sep 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

This is the 9th in the series - and I have read and enjoyed them all; this is no exception. Fun and flirty, it mixes the usual blatant match-making with family and ultimately love.

Emery is, to say the least, in a bind and so grateful when she is offered a safe place to hide, and just as importantly a task to take her mind off her philandering, public figure of an ex-fiancé. That this means she will be spending time with her c
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Erin Lewis
Sep 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 star review of A Dash Of Christmas (The Montgomery Brothers #9) by Samantha Chase

I love any story that is centred around Christmas; it’s a time for family and friends to get together and celebrate life.

I like Samantha Chase’s style of writing and the story kept me entertained from the first to the last chapter.

This is Carter Montgomery and Emery Monaghan's story. They have had a rivalry since they were children and now thanks to meddling by Carter’s mother Eliza , Emory fin
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Luanna
Sep 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A amazing addition to an amazing series.

Carter was the Montgomery who broke the mold. As a chef, he did not go into the family business (which I guess is marketing) and broke much of his father's expectations. Emery's life is pretty much as messed up as it could get, she was cheated on and her family sided with the enemy. They have known each other since middle school, always hiding their feelings in bickering and competition. But his parents saw through his ruse, and it was inevitable that wit
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Kelly Mcclure
Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Finally, Carter Montgomery! This has been a long time coming and made us wonder who was going to be his forever girl. It had to be someone special, with a love for a big family and able to love his cooking.

So here comes Emery!!! Who loves his family but is hiding out from hers, doesn’t want the spotlight at all and doesn’t like his pretentious cooking. It’s love at first sight.

Except first sight was 20+ years ago and she is more like family, the tomboy girl he watched grow up and wa
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Pennie Morgan
Sep 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
All the feels and Christmas too! So very sorry to see the end of the Montgomery clan but this one was done in the best way possible. Carter finally, FINALLY gets his happy ending and who would have thought it would come at the hands of his nemesis, Emery Monaghan. They have been competing with each other since grade school and now when she needs a safe place after her life blows up Eliza, Carter's mom, finds the perfect job for her...helping with the cookbook Carter is supposed to be working on ...more
Jennie Fortna
Sep 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
ARC for honest review with no compensation received from NetGalley

A Dash of Christmas is book 10 in the Montgomery Brothers series by Samantha Chase

Emily Monaghan’s philandering fiancé is accused of sexual harassment and when her parents side with him instead of having her back she accepts the offer of a safe haven from Eliza Montgomery. Little does she she know that there’s more to the offer...

Carter Montgomery, successful chef and owner of several restaurants is at a c
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Cindy
Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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A Dash of Christmas by Samantha Chase is the last and final book in the The Montgomery Brothers series. I have loved, savored, and devoured each and every book. I couldn't get enough! And Carter and Emery's story didn't disappoint. Their banter was so hilarious and spot on. So many laugh out loud moments. And their sizzling chemistry was SMOKING!!

From the start i was hooked . i couldn't put my kindle down. No one can captivate an audience quite like Mrs Chase. Her romances are so believable, yo
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Isha Coleman
Sep 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Chase continues to charm hearts with real emotion and unforgettable characters. A Dash of Christmas is not only a romance, but a story of familial love. The Montgomerys are unpredictable, irresistible, heartwarming and hilariously, entertaining. This family invites us into their fold at the best of times, the worst of moments and all the drama in between. Add in a dash of matchmaking and an age old childhood rivalry and there is no getting better than that. Carter and Emery are reminder that som ...more
Joni Simpson Foster
Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I got this book in return for my honest opinion. This is the last book in The Montgomery Brothers series and im sad to see it end.
Samantha Chase knows how to make u fall in love with her words. Carter and Emery are the greats characters ever. I just love how they react with one another. I found it comical. I just love the banter between them.
This was a great Christmas read. Thank u Samantha for a wonderful series and a great variety of characters..
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Very unique premise for a Christmas story, yet so enjoyable and fulfilling that I couldn’t put it down. A sure winner for the upcoming holiday season. 5/5 stars
Sandy S
Sep 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 stars--

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date September 24, 2019

With a dash of Christmas magic...
Two people who have spent most of their lives being rivals...
Learn a little something about following their hearts...

Carter Montgomery broke the family mold when he went to culinary school. Now a successful restaurateur, he's at a crossroads: should he continue on his successful path or look for a new challenge? What he needs is time alone to think things through. But his
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Lynn Lim
Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love, love, LOVED A Dash of Christmas!!! It has absolutely EVERYTHING a romance reader could love with a dash of Christmas (yeah, tongue in cheek, I had to go there) thrown in!!! A Dash of Christmas by Samantha Chase is the 9th book in Samantha Chase’s Montgomery Brothers Series. When this book hit my Kindle, I could not wait to start it.
Emery Monaghan has had enough from the cheating low life she was engaged to. She forgave his butt when she found out about that girl, he had cheated on her wit
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Debbie Hanson
Jul 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A Dash Of Christmas
Montgomery Brothers #9
Samantha Chase
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Outstanding. Absolutely beautiful. A five star romance. Samantha has cooked a up a masterpiece in this Montgomery story. It’s been a while since we’ve e heard from the Montgomery’s, but Carter and Emery has cemented themselves as favourites in my eyes… ♥

Carter Montgomery is a famous chef, owner of 2 very successful restaurants, with a third on its way. He lives a very busy, chaotic life, between running kitchens, restaurants and
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books are love
Sep 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Finally Carter found someone who gives as good as they take.Carter needed someone who would challenge him and Emery does that and more. She has him feel again. Has him see beyond what is right in front of him.

Carter is not a bad guy quite the opposite. He is caring and kind. Just focused on his goal to prove his dad wrong. Although I think in the end it was his own demons he was fighting. Carter went out of the family business and this, he thought, rankled his dad. It drove Carter to become ver
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Melanie
Aug 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Where do I even begin with this book? It has everything you could want in a sweet Christmas read that warms your heart and keeps you turning the pages from beginning to end as fast as you can! Samantha Chase knows how to write! That is one thing for sure. I fell in love with all the characters in this book very quickly and the writing just flowed flawlessly.

Emery is caught up in a local scandal involving her fiance. Emery is doing her best to stay out of the spotlight and away from the preying
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BookAddict
Sep 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Gah! These Montgomerys. They manage to hit me straight in the heart every time, but this one is even more poignant and touching. Carter and Emery's story had me all verklempt and made my eyes leak more than once, darn it! The big bunch of Montgomerys have such a strong sense of family that the author amazingly brings to life so it feels like I’m right there in the middle of their teasing and banter, like I’m recalling the nostalgic memories right along with them and I’m a integral part of the ne ...more
Anita Byars
Sep 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Deliriously In Love With This Book! I loved this swoon-worthy, sweet, sexy, and incredibly entertaining, enemies to lovers story. I loved reading it and fell completely in love with Emery and Carter. This was such a heartwarming read and it left me with a huge smile on my face.

After a life long rivalry since fifth grade, these two are brought together when Eliza Montgomery uses a charity cookbook to throw them together in hopes that her scheme of matchmaking will result with a love match.

Emery
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Marsha Keeper Bookshelf
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It’s always a bittersweet moment when I come to the final book in any series and A DASH OF CHRISTMAS, the 9th story in The Montgomery Brothers series has arrived. I’m going to miss this extended family full of love, laughter, heartache, and healing. Yet, as so often happens, the best of them all did come last as we not only get a complicated love story with Carter and Emery, we also got to catch up a bit with all the members of this family that I’ve had amazing advent
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Franci Neill
Sep 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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5 He Has an Obsession with Gouda Stars!!!

I love a good enemies to lovers story and when you add in that this takes place in the Montgomery Brothers written by Samantha Chase and it’s a total win for me! This book revolves around Carter Montgomery who we’ve certainly met in all the previous books and Emery Monaghan.

From the moment I started this book with his mom Eliza planning her “matchmaking” I knew this was going to be a fun read… I mean it’s around the holidays, there’s food involved, hence the G
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Fly Girl Wickedcoolflight blogger
Another great read of Samantha Chase's Montgomery Family collection. This latest book is a great way to end the series. So far all of this series has lived up to my expectation. Her characters were so believable and heartfelt I feel like I have a new appreciation for folks who complain. She sucked me in right away. I mean a political scandal, it's like was ripped from the headlines just for us, some juicy gossip.

Emery's misfortune to have tied herself to the wrong man is just the beg
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Danielle Cordsen
Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A Dash of Christmas
By: Samantha Chase

📚💕⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐💕📚

Another Montgomery slam dunk!

When Carter Montgomery lets his life be consumed by his love for cooking and opening restaurants. He’s at the beginning of success. When his mother sucks him into a charity cookbook he’s not thrilled but he agrees. Emery his high school nemesis and the girl who loves torturing him is in the middle of this project.

The writing is flawless, and the words are so captivating, the plot had
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Angela Reed
Sep 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Samantha Chase has written a phenomenal story full of heartswooning moments. She really did save the best for last. Full of love and breathtaking moments. When she puts pen to paper her words always dance write off the page and straight to my heart forever to stay. In A Dash of Christmas we get the final Montgomery book. This alone makes me sad. I adore the Montgomery family.

In A Dash of Christmas we get Carter Montgomery's story. Carter Montgomery and Emery Monaghan have known each other since
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New York Times and USA Today Bestseller/contemporary romance writer Samantha Chase released her debut novel, Jordan's Return, in November 2011. Although she waited until she was in her 40's to publish for the first time, writing has been a lifelong passion. Her motivation to take that step was her students: teaching creative writing to elementary age students all the way up through high school and ...more

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The Montgomery Brothers (10 books)
  • Wait for Me (The Montgomery Brothers, #1)
  • Trust in Me (The Montgomery Brothers, #2)
  • Stay with Me (The Montgomery Brothers, #3)
  • More of Me (The Montgomery Brothers, #3.5)
  • Return to You (The Montgomery Brothers, #4)
  • Meant for You (The Montgomery Brothers, #5)
  • I'll Be There (The Montgomery Brothers, #6)
  • Until There Was Us (The Montgomery Brothers, #7)
  • Suddenly Mine (Montgomery Brothers, #8)