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Author Katie Mettner

Christmas by Katie (Holiday Book Review #12)


I would be remiss if I didn't share with all of you my own Christmas romance titles! I've complied them all here. I will share the blurb, cover and one review for each book. If you're interested in reading one, feel free to click the cover and read the first 10%. All the books are .99 through December and they are all in Kindle Unlimited. Thanks to everyone who has supported me during 2016! I hope you enjoyed the stories I've shared. There are so many more for 2017! 

Trapped in an elevator with a handsome stranger is the perfect ‘meet-cute’, but Dr. Snow Daze has no interest in being the heroine of the next romance novel. Since her last ‘knight in shining armor’ turned into a nightmare, Snow hasn’t even looked at another man; one look into the alluring eyes of this stranger told her one thing, he was a guaranteed complication.
When Dully Alexander comes face to face with his very own snow angel he knows he will do anything to be her hero. With a good old fashioned Minnesota blizzard raging outside, a crackling fire inside, and whispered secrets on the couch, can Dully convince Snow she deserves her happily ever after?

"Snow Daze by Katie Mettner is beyond sweet. The characters were such solid, beautiful people I cheered for them to get their HEA. Dully is a Special Ed teacher with a heart of gold. He rocks. Snow has a doctorate and a disability that would push away some suitors, but not heart-of-gold Dully. They have a chance encounter that piques both interest and hope. The rest was a giant leap of faith. I enjoyed reading about adults going about having an adult romance. And I wasn't expecting the steamy scenes! If you're looking for a total feel good holiday romance, check out The Gift. I first heard about this novella from Tobi at Forget the Housework, I'm Reading. I recommend reading more about the author because she has a wonderful mission." Robgirlbooks
It’s nearly Christmas in Snowberry Minnesota, but Jay Alexander is feeling anything but jolly. Stuck in the middle of town square with a flat tire on his worn out wheelchair leaves him feeling grinchy.

December Kiss has only been in Snowberry for a few months when she happens upon this broken down boy next door. His sandy brown hair and quirky smile has her hoisting his wheelchair into the back of her four horse Cherokee.

When a December romance blooms Jay wants to give December just one thing for Christmas, her brother. Will Jay get his December Kiss under the mistletoe Christmas Eve?

"I read Snow Daze (the first book in A Snowberry Christmas series) last November and couldn't wait for this book -- December Kiss. Ms. Mettner has once again written a story that dealt with serious issues but she did it in an easy-to-relate kind of way. I could picture her characters - Jay and December - vividly. I felt what they felt - the tenderness, the struggles, angst, and joy. I liked how the author used a secondary character - Sunny -- to give the reader even more moments of awe. There were a few surprises along the way too. This story touched my heart and I had no choice but to fall in love with the characters." Author Jan Romes
Growing up with a name like Nick S. Klaus made it easy for me to fall in love with the Christmas season. Who doesn’t love a winter wonderland sleigh ride filled with music and stolen kisses in the wind? Mandy Alexander, that’s who. Some might call her a Grinch, but I know the truth. You see, a soul can’t carry the Christmas spirit when the heart has been broken, and Mandy’s was shattered eight years ago. I have to show her how to trust her heart, and me. It’s not going to be easy, but armed with a sprinkle of Christmas magic, a sleigh full of love, and two of the sweetest elves in Snowberry, I will teach Mandy all she has to do is believe.
"I’ve read most of Katie Mettner’s books in the Snowberry Series (I came a little late to the party), but Nick S. Claus is definitely my favourite so far. Katie’s books always pull at my heart strings, but it’s hard to describe how many emotions I felt while reading this book.
Love: I fell in love with Nick and Mandy’s children.
Sadness: As I read about Mandy’s struggles.
Anger: When I was confronted with injustice and jealousy.
Fear: At the thought of someone being hurt.
Relief & Happiness: When I read the HEA. (It’s a Katie Mettner book so, of course there was going to be a HEA, but I was still worried.)
Believe me when I say these are not the only times I felt those emotions.
Nick S. Claus is one of those books that you will read more than once. I have and I know I’ll read it again simply because I finished this book with a happy smile on my face and a warm feeling in my heart.
I gave Nick S. Claus 5 glistening stars." Karen from A Thousand Lives Book Blog

Past...

Trey Helton moved to Duluth to work as a prosthetist for the local hospital. Leaving behind a personal tragedy, he knew Duluth would be the place he could make a life and start to heal.

Allison Drakos was a college senior ready to graduate from the University of Minnesota Duluth. Going to school and working part-time filled her days, but Allison still found time to enjoy her last year with her sorority sisters, until the unthinkable happened.

Present…

Christmas Eve is a special day for Trey and Allison Helton. Not only is it the day they fell in love with each other, but also the day, six years ago, that they married. Their Christmas Eve routine has stayed the same for the last twelve years, but this year will be different.

Future…

Will next Christmas Eve give Trey and Allison a new reason to celebrate a life full of possibilities?


This novel is part of the Sugar Series but I can testify that you can truly read this as a standalone novel because I have not had the pleasure of reading any of the other books in the Sugar Series. I can assure you however I will be reading more in this series in the future because the novels are so well written, as all of Katie’s books are, and the characters are so interesting.


In this novel Allison Drakos is a college student in her hometown of Duluth. She is a senior studying to be a librarian because she loves all types of books. I immediately identified with her in that I love to read as well and could spend all day in a library or a book store and be perfectly happy. As long as there is an endless supply of coffee of course. Allison doesn’t really date in college because she feels that the college boys are not that much more mature than they were in high school so she sticks to her studies. One afternoon while she is visiting the library she works at to work on her book blog she meets a handsome new doctor in town named Trey Helton. They immediately hit it off as she recommends some books for him to check out and they go to dinner. After dinner they make plans to see each other again as soon as possible. Fate takes a turn for the worse as, after Trey drops Allison off at her dorm, she is abducted by a man in a mask and ultimately taken back to a frat house as part of their hazing ritual. She is not sexually assaulted but she is forced to undergo humiliating torture before they finally let her go. She is taken back to her dorm and thinks it is all over until she is hit by a car! Feeling like she is surely going to die she does the only thing she can think of and that is to call Trey. Although they have only been on one date she knows in her heart he is the only man she needs at the moment. Trey comes to her rescue but when they arrive at the hospital it is clear that Allison is very lucky to be alive and, with the injuries to her back, she may never walk again. Because Allison’s parents live in a house with more than one story it would be difficult for her to live with them after she is released from the hospital so she accepts Trey’s offer to live with him. The two grow closer and closer by living together and Trey helping Allison adjust to her new life. Will Allison learn to trust that Trey loves her no matter if she is in a wheelchair or not? Will she be able to accept that she is still worthy of love even if her life has taken a different turn than she expected? Will Trey be able to convince Allison that his love is true and he wants to spend the rest of his life with her? Will they ever really know what happened that night of the wreck? Find out in this heartwarming story of trust, finding faith and true love.

I read this book in one sitting it was that good. I couldn’t put it down. I really believe in soul mates and destiny since I feel that my husband and I are soul mates but even if you don’t you will after reading this book. This story will make you believe in love at first sight and true love like no other.
I give this book 5 stars! This is a must read." Leah, I read & I Know Things blog

 

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