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The Cop Who Stole Christmas

Narrated by: Courtney Patterson
Series: Tall, Hot & Texan, Book 2
Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
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Summary

It'll take a tall, hot Texan and a little holiday spirit to mend a broken heart and catch a Christmas killer....

Savanna Edwards is feeling downright Scrooge-like. Who can blame her? A truly unjolly Santa - suit, beard and all - just repossessed her car because of her ex's shady business dealings. She'd like to murder the no-good lying cheat, but somebody already did that for her - and left him right in the middle of her kitchen, wrapped up with a bow.

Detective Mark Donaldson has a rule against getting involved with his neighbors. He can look - and he's studied every sweet curve of Savanna from across the street - but he can't touch. So when she lands on his doorstep in need of help, he finds himself torn between being naughty or nice and fights every urge to unwrap her like a shiny new Christmas present.

Trouble is, even Mark can't resist a little holiday magic...and there's definitely something magical happening between him and the girl next door.

©2013 Christie Craig (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

Critic reviews

"Readers will be instantly drawn into this suspenseful story that is balanced by a fun, sexy romance. Marc and Savanna are perfectly matched...." ( Romantic Times)

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  • ReadingMad100
  • 16-01-20

Delightful!

This is my second time reading this author and what a delight!

This novella is for you if you love a fun romance with intelligent, likeable main and secondary characters, and where the relationship and murder investigation is the focus of the story rather than the sex, although you get that here too, but it’s tasteful and not overly long.

The hero in this novella first appeared in GOTCHA! as a loveable secondary character so I was thrilled he has his own standalone story. He proved heroic and the heroine was his perfect match in wit and loveability.

And this is how you write a novella! I’ve recently felt short-changed when listening to 4hour-odd novellas by other authors because short-cuts are taken, and the stories feel incomplete. Here, however, I felt as if I had read a normal length novel because care was taken to fill the story with detail that mattered, not incessant sex-scenes.

I enjoyed narrator Courtney Patterson’s performance. Once again as in GOTCHA! she regularly said “wadn’t” instead of “wasn’t,” so I accepted that is correct Texan pronunciation.

I highly recommend this novella.

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  • carvanz
  • 26-12-19

Pleasantly surprised

Audiobook: Narrator - Courtney Patterson

Very nice narration with the ability to perform both male and female characters without causing me to cringe as can happen with a solo narrator.

This has a lot of humor and fun mixed with suspense and mystery. The hero and heroine begin as antagonist but it doesn’t take long for that to change. Soon things are sizzling between them even while they are trying to figure out who the murderer is. The villain is not easily identifiable and I was pleasantly surprised to learn who it was. This was my first book by this author and I really enjoy it along with some of the secondary characters that I wouldn’t mind reading more about.

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  • Customer
  • 14-12-19

great narration

skilled voice actress, she actually sounds like a guy I once knew! interesting story. cop is not an arrogant a-hole like other books like to do. I only ever bought one other cop book but you know what I mean. who enjoys that? this is a nice guy. love the narration, very good actress with pretty versatile voice. tasteful and sweet

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  • Mary E. Haley
  • 15-11-19

Yea! A new author to love!

Audible Escape has allowed me to discover new authors, but this one is the best yet. The story has romance and mystery, the dialogue is smooth and funny at the same time, and the narration is awesome. I’ve already downloaded more from Ms. Craig, and look forward finding more books narrated by Courtney Patterson.

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  • Mel P
  • 17-09-19

loved this book, it's adorable & sweet

love the added mystery.
loved this book, it's adorable & sweet. will be checking out her other books as well!!!

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  • tinalouforever
  • 17-12-18

Quirky & Fun read

I have enjoyed all of Christie's books, this one was fun and left me with a good feeling.

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  • Sam
  • 26-09-18

Loved it

The story was well thought out and written. The performance was very smooth with male and female voices sounding perfect.