A Christmas Vow

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~A Spicy Novella~ Shanda Bratton harbors a secret love for Chris, but will he ever see her as anything other than a kid he’s known all his life? Five years her senior, Chris Milano knew she was too young for his attentions, until the day she came home from college. His desire for Shanda never vanished. Looking into her eyes, he knows this Christmas will be unforgettable.

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Language: English
ISBN: 9781452309279
About Laura Shinn

My writing didn't truly begin until I became a junior in high school. A friend encouraged me to write a short story, like the one he was writing, and I gave it a shot. It was a spin-off between Mork and Mindy and Star Wars. Needless to say, my first attempt was pretty bad.

Over the next few years I read like crazy, mostly historical novels. I didn't begin reading contemporaries until I got married several years later. I decided I wanted to write a time travel like the one my favorite author had written. Constance O'Day Flannery became my first inspiration to become a published author. {Since then I have had the honor of meeting and learning from many different authors: Suzanne Brockmann, Madeline Baker, Christine Feehan, Michele Bardsley, Jo Beverley and many more.}

I love to read and the desire to write comes to me daily. New ideas for novels pop into my head at the most inconvenient times: in the shower and while driving my car (Oops! You didn't read that one...). The idea that you can create a magical or mysterious world with only the touch of your fingers to a keyboard delights me.

While in college, at Howard Payne University in Brownwood Texas, I majored in English {minored in Art} and wanted desperately to become a published author. I've continued to work on my writing and editing skills and hope to one day achieve the same level of talent as many of my favorite authors.

I have a wonderful husband (since 1986) and two boys, Josh (born 1991) and Nathan (born 1998). We currently live south of Fort Worth, TX. We have four dogs, three rescued from the local pound and a "toy-sized" puppy we named Elsie May.

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Review by: Rita Hestand on Dec. 01, 2009 : (no rating)
Review of: A Christmas Vow

I must admit "A Christmas Vow," written by Laura Shinn, surprised me. When I began reading it, I thought, okay, this is going be a nice little young adult romance story. It had all the ear-marks. But woe…not exactly. Let me explain. When the heat level rises from comfortably warm to get down and sweaty, it goes beyond young adult into full blown romance, a sensual delight.

Shanda Bratton and Christopher Milano are best friends and, someday, lovers. As the story opens it reads like a young adult story. However, the story matures into a full blown romance that titillates the senses with sexual tensions and unspoken vows, as the youngsters grow up.

As a romantic read, Laura Shinn manages to engage us from their early life to the present when Shanda is out of college and very much ready for a relationship. Chris, who has kept a lid on his feelings for much too long, finds it next to impossible to hide what is so evident, even from the first paragraph. You know these two are meant to be together. Even though their age difference made it nearly impossible for Chris to share his feelings for years, it's the story of true love, of waiting for Mr. Right, of knowing your soulmate.

Laura Shinn delights us with sexual tensions which seem to grow on the paper as you read. We see the characters literally go from warm to extra hot. It's a beautiful holiday story certain to warm your toes by the fire and send all those heart fluttering flurries all over the bear skin rugs. Don't miss this adorable story of two people growing into a real love. Get that warm-all-over feeling with an ending that is sure to please every reader's quest. A must read for the holidays, Laura Shinn's "A Christmas Vow".

Rita Hestand

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(reviewed the day of purchase)

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