(A Tilight Texas Novel #7)


Lori Wilde

Genres:  Romance; Christmas Romance

My Rating:  5

Cover:  4

Publication:  October 16th 2016

Read:  November 3rd 2017

Kindle:  384 pages

Series:  Twilight Texas

POV:  Third-person dual perspectives  


The whole town is ready for the holidays: The Cookie Club is baking, Main Street glitters with lights, the carolers sing… There’s even a Christmas wedding.

When bodyguard Ryder Southerland sees his best friend’s sister Katie at an L.A. Christmas party, he mistakes the slinky blonde for a celebrity stalker and tackles her. Then they tackle each other… at his place. The next morning, Katie’s gone, and Ryder tells himself it’s for the best. It isn’t. Now, one Christmas later, Ryder’s falling for the woman he’s been missing in the town he hasn’t missed at all…

Katie Cheek’s outgrown the romantic fantasies she had about Ryder when she was fifteen. Katie’s packed their hot night away in a box labeled “fling”—or tried to. But Twilight’s bad boy is the best man in her brother’s wedding. And up-close and personal, Ryder’s impossible to ignore. So Katie can either go into hiding—or surrender to Christmas magic.

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My Review:

A Wedding for Christmas (Twilight, Texas #7)A Wedding for Christmas by Lori Wilde

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars to A Wedding For Christmas (Twilight Texas #7) by Lori Wilde.

The Twilight Texas Series by Lori Wilde is one of my all time favorites. What make the series even better is when Christmas is added. Christmas in Twilight is a magical time of year. While I have read all the books in this series in order, you can definitely read this one as a standalone. But if you have time, I recommend you add the whole series to your TBRs. Lori’s writing style is smooth and each page flows into the next with the perfect pace, making this book just as engaging as all the others.

Ryder and Katie…….
So here we have the brother’s best friend trope; one of my favorites. Ryder is a few years older than Katie but when they were growing up as kids together, the age difference would have made any relationship inappropriate. Not only that, but because of issues with his family, Ryder was taken in my Katie’s parents and he refused to do anything that would disrespect them.

When Katie was 15 and Ryder 18, he left Twilight to join the military. After he served his time there, he settled in Los Angeles, working security for celebrities. It is at a holiday event, a decade later, that Ryder unexpectedly runs into Katie. Immediately sparks fly. That said, they spend one glorious, unforgetable night together and then don’t see each other until a year later.

Katie does not want her heart broken again so she tries to avoid Ryder when he returns to Twilight to be the best man in her brother’s wedding. But Ryder doesn’t let Katie push him away. The romance and chemistry between these two is scorching and they are amazing together. I loved how tough, sexy Ryder melted anytime he was with Katie. Katie is a strong character. While she tries to hide her feelings, Ryder can see through her and because of this, he decides to make some changes in his life. He wants to be a man worthy of Katie’s love. He won’t let her hide from him.

I enjoyed this romance so much! I can’t wait to read the next Twilight book which is also a Christmas romance. Being in Twilight Texas for the holidays is magical. Again, I recommend this wonderful series to you.

This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂

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About The Author:

Lori Wilde


Lori Wilde can’t remember a time when she didn’t want to write. She even went to nursing school so she could have a schedule flexible enough to allow her to write on the side. She nursed for 20 years, working in a variety of settings from the newborn nursery to the recovery room, to dialysis. But she never lost her desire to write.

She sold her first book in 1994 to Silhouette Romance but later discovered she had a flair for comedy and branched out to Harlequin Duets and now, to Blaze.

Lori is an adventuresome soul who loves to travel. She’s taken flying lessons, completed two marathons, rode in a hot-air balloon, performed with a professional jazz band, traveled Europe as a teenager, hiked volcanoes in Hawaii, trod on glaciers in Alaska, shot white-water rapids, water-skied, snow-skied, raced all-terrain vehicles, bodysurfed in the Gulf of Mexico, and photographed grizzly bears in Yellowstone.

She lives in her native Texas, with her own real-life hero, Bill.