Friday, February 17, 2012

A Brac Pack Crazy Family Christmas

Title: A Brac Pack Crazy Family Christmas
Author: Lynn Hagen
Publisher: Siren -Bookstrand
Publisher’s URL:
ISBN: 1-61926-228-2
Genre: {M/M}, Paranormal, Series, Holiday
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph 

Maverick knows just what his pack needs to have a wonderful Christmas if he could only get them to agree. The Brac Pack warriors and their mates realize they have one crazy family but things are more out of control than usual and, to top it off, Maverick is running around handing out parts in his Nativity play that seems to have strayed from the original version. 

During the holiday season, many authors of a series will throw out a short holiday novella for their readers. Author Lynn Hagen has followed that tradition, however, instead of a short story touching on only one of the series couples, A Brac Pack Crazy Family Christmas touches on all of the main couples in the Brac Pack series. Each couple gets their own section in the story, which flows smoothly one into the other and keeps the story going without any issues. This is a fun filled story that centers on the family, so the troubles usually faced by the various members of the pack do not show up. That is not to say all is calm and quiet.  

When Kota inadvertently insults one of Santa’s elves, the elf decides to cause a little mischief with other members of the pack. What follows is sure to cause more than one reader to bust out laughing. The mates are their usual feisty selves, in fact, I couldn’t help wishing for the chance to go shopping in Paris the way the mates did. It was also funny watching both the mates and warriors run in fear whenever Maverick showed up to pass out copies of his Nativity play.  Many times I wanted to rush to the end just to see how the play would turn out.  When I finally arrived to that part of the story I was not disappointed.  The play was probably one of my favorite parts of the book; I loved how each of the pack members finally got pulled into doing the play, giving it their all so the children would be given something special for Christmas. 

The blurb on the publisher’s website mentions a surprise ending and they weren’t kidding. I did not see the twist the author threw in at the end and can’t wait to see how it will play out in the rest of the series.

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