#Review Holiday Spice by Samantha Chase

Today I have a review of Holiday Spice by Samantha Chase. Hoilday Spice is a contemporary romance, that is part of a series of companions but can be read as a standalone. Check out my review below and grab a copy for yourself!


Darcy Shaughnessy has gotten used to her overbearing brothers chasing away any man she wants to date. But a chance meeting with a brooding – and deliciously handsome – artist is about to make this holiday season one to remember.

There's only one thing Benjamin Tanner loves more than his woodcarving: solitude. Then he gets snowed in with Darcy in his cozy cabin in the woods, and their heated feelings begin to melt the icy barrier between them.

With Ben's need for privacy and Darcy's love of family and social life, will opposites still attract once the snow clears and the holiday festivities come to an end.

Thanks you to InkslingerPR for a earc in exchange for an honest review.

Hoilday Spice is the sixth book in the Shaughnessy Brothers series but can be read as a standalone as each book deals with a different Shaughnessy sibiling. Hoilday Spice is  told in duel POV between Shaughnessy sibling Darcy and Ben, the potential love interest in the story. 

I really enjoyed Hoilday Spice giving it 3.5 stars. It opens with a prologue of a young Darcy waking up on Christmas morning and hoping for her wish, I wish of a mother. Darcy can't really remember her mother after she died when she was very young and all she wants is a mother for Christmas. Flash forward many years we have a headstrong but loving Darcy who has a barrier around her heart, surrounded by a living family of brothers in her life. Ben is a quiet, misunderstood,  at times grumpy guy. Ben and Darcy meet and there's chemistry straight away but both characters have emotional journeys and barriers to overcome individually and together if there ever going to be together.

Hoilday Spice was fun and romantic but also heart breaking as both characters deal with the consequences of grief of loved ones from their past. I really enjoyed the setting of part of the book in Ben's beautiful house in the snow covered mountains of Washington. Darcy loves Christmas and pictures it as the perfect Christmas setting and it really would be. I liked both characters and enjoyed there journeys both separately and together. One thing I did feel is I would like to have read the previous books just to get to know the other siblings and their partners as they are present in the book.

Overall Hoilday Spice was a beautiful Hoilday romance with a important look at grief throughout. 


Samantha Chase is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller of contemporary romance. She released her debut novel in 2011 and currently has more than forty titles under her belt! When she’s not working on a new story, she spends her time reading romances, playing way too many games of Scrabble or Solitaire on Facebook, wearing a tiara while playing with her sassy pug Maylene…oh, and spending time with her husband of 25 years and their two sons in North Carolina.

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