Release Blitz w/Review: Christmas in July by Stephanie St. Klaire




Christmas in July by Stephanie St. Klaire

McKenzie Ridge Novella Series (Book 1)




When Fifi Gallagher returns to McKenzie Ridge to settle her grandmother’s estate, she finds herself toe-to-toe with…a buffalo.

A toothless opossum.

An emotional llama.

And…a handsome silver fox.

Fifi’s inherited more than just property — and apparently the jackass who lives there — and we aren’t talking about the hammock loving donkey.

Right on the heels of sparklers and the Star Spangled Banner, Fifi’s knee deep in twinkle lights and Jingle Bells when she takes her grandmother’s place as head of the town Christmas Festival…in smoking hot July.

Doctor Jensen Bain — aka silver fox — finds himself standing toe-to-toe with the infamous Fiona “Fifi” Gallagher straight out of Hollywood – threatening eviction. Accidentally sleeping with her certainly wasn’t part of the plan or worth declaring a Christmas in July miracle, despite the fireworks due to the stick up her pompous…*BEEP*

From big city girl to small town animal whisperer, Fifi’s heart is suddenly torn between Hollywood and Holly-weird. When mysterious letters from a secret admirer, known only as Santa, make her question if she’s meant for the spotlight and couture or wildlife and red checkered flannel.




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Big city girl meets small town veterinarian and sparks fly. I enjoyed the banter between the two as they traded jabs. Christmas in July is full of small-town shenanigans that cracked me up. I adored the quirky characters and menagerie of animals which adds to this entertaining read. With each animal that crosses Fifi’s path, her priorities start to shift and her true passion surfaces. Doc Bain is just what Fiona needs as he helps her to realize that MacKenzie Ridge is where she truly belongs.
Thoroughly entertaining read!

Reviewed by Comfy Chair Books/Lisa Reigel (July 19, 2019)

ARC provided by author



Stephanie St KlaireStephanie St. Klaire debuted in 2016, launching her writing career with Rescued, the first book in the widely popular, five book series known as McKenzie Ridge. Stephanie is a Pacific Northwest native currently living in Oregon with her husband, five children, and two ferocious lap dogs.

As a writer, Stephanie brings realistic circumstances to the pages, and fills them with real emotion, reactions, and outcomes. Her characters are passionate, have bold personalities, and full of life. She writes happily ever after’s, with plenty of twists, turns, drama, and of course, steamy romance.

Stephanie has always been a story teller, with the gift of “gab”, and a life-long goal to be a writer. Unfortunate circumstances with her health, finally afforded her the time to do so. Irony at its best, she began writing her first novel at an adverse time, to escape her circumstance and explore the stories in her imagination for relief. She is happy to share those stories with her readers, and bring a little fun, entertainment, and of course smexy characters to the pages.

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