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Liz Flowers has never enjoyed Christmas, but this one is shaping up to be the worst by far. She let her ex take her daughter to Mexico while she stays behind in a strange town, sitting her former mother-in-law’s high strung little dog. It’s an opportunity to meet new people, but this California girl doesn’t have much in common with the ranchers in small town Marietta. BlakLiz Flowers has never enjoyed Christmas, but this one is shaping up to be the worst by far. She let her ex take her daughter to Mexico while she stays behind in a strange town, sitting her former mother-in-law’s high strung little dog. It’s an opportunity to meet new people, but this California girl doesn’t have much in common with the ranchers in small town Marietta. Blake Canon perks up with male interest when he sees a new face at his friend’s Christmas cocktail party. His son is away and a light affair would take his mind off his financial troubles. Then he realizes he knows Liz. She was once married to the brother of his ex-wife. Their children might be cousins, but Blake and Liz do the kissing—under the mistletoe. It’s the beginning of a new view of Christmas for Liz, but when their children arrive home unexpectedly, and family secrets are revealed, Liz isn’t sure she’ll stay in Marietta for Christmas after all. BOOK 1 in 2014 multi-author Montana Born Christmas Series BOOK 2 in Dani Collins' Love In Montana series:Hometown HeroBlame The MistletoeThe Bachelor's BabyHis Blushing BrideScorch, Firefighters of MontanaHis Christmas Miracle (releases: Oct 27, 2016)...

Title : blame the mistletoe
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ISBN : 31345078
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Number of Pages : 497 Pages
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blame the mistletoe Reviews

  • Carol [Goodreads Addict]
    2019-05-28 05:51

    Blame the Mistletoe by Dani Collins is book one in the Montana Born Christmas series. Christmas books and Christmas movies. Two of my favorite things in the world. So I decided to start my holiday reading a little early this year. This is a short book but plenty of time to get attached to these characters. Liz Flowers has agreed to spend Christmas house and dog sitting for her ex-mother in law in Marietta, Montana. Her teenage daughter is spending Christmas this year with her father and his new wife and kids. Christmas was never great growing up and without her daughter, she figured she might as well accept. Blake Connor is also divorced and has a teenage son. His son is also spending Christmas with his mother. The thing is, Blake and Liz’s ex’s are brother and sister. So although they are not blood related, their children are cousins. Blake and Liz both had horrible marriages and divorces. Blake especially got raked over the coals. Neither has dated since. Liz hesitantly agreed to attend a cocktail party to get out of the house although she feels uncomfortable not knowing anyone except the hostess. But then she sees Blake and remembers him from his wedding. They begin talking and end up spending the evening together, Blake making sure she feels comfortable and introducing her around. And of course, the inevitable mistletoe prompts their first kiss.The attraction between these two is immediate. But more importantly, both of them are so lonely. They find something in each other they both needed and wanted. And Blake takes it upon himself to show Liz that Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, especially in Marietta. From attending a small town Christmas celebration to riding horseback and chopping down their own Christmas tree, their time together couldn’t have been more perfect. And Liz is falling in love with this beautiful town and countryside, and maybe even with Blake.“Was this a sexy holiday fling? Or, something real and big and lasting?”But their perfect little cocoon is interrupted when both of their children show up unexpectedly. They are forced to go public with their feelings and perhaps admit to each other what they are feeling and where they think this might go. Liz and her daughter live in California. A ranch in small town Montana is a long way from what they are used to. And would their children ever accept their relationship, or their families?“Take me. Keep me. Make me yours. Be mine.”I really did get attached to these two and wanted them to find the happiness they deserved. My only complaint was that I got a little confused trying to keep all the relatives and friends straight. But it didn’t take away from my feelings for the main characters. The scenery was so easy to imagine in my head. This was a perfect start into my holiday reading.Thank you so much to Dani Collins, Tule Publishing and NetGalley for giving me the opportunity to read this book.

  • Patrice
    2019-06-05 02:31

    This is a novella. It seems, to me, to be a wrong place/wrong time type of story, at least from their original first encounter some 15 years earlier. The two main characters, Liz and Blake, are quasi-related; they married a brother/sister and have since divorced said spouses. Liz meets Blake by accident at the Christmas party of one of her ex-mother-in-law's neighbors. They realize that they kind of look familiar to each other and then it clicks. It was a cute, sexy story where the main characters have about a month alone together to play out their feelings and desires as each of their children are spending time with the "exes" family. I like Liz's attitudes towards life and how she approached things and that she admits to knowing that she is "passive/aggressive". Blake loves all of Liz's idiosyncracies and Liz is falling in love with him and his home. A wonderful, quick, seasonal story that transports you to Marietta, Montana.

  • Clare O'Beara
    2019-06-20 03:51

    My edition was two books in one, including Taken by the Raider. Therein lies the problem. I would give the mistletoe book four stars but the raider one only two. Lumped together it becomes three stars. The mistletoe tale occurs in a farming community over winter when many folks are out of town and those who are left firmly insist on getting together over Christmas. Everyone welcome. This throws together a pair of people from a blended family who are now free again and can gripe about their respective divorces. There not being much else for entertainment, they start making love and wonder if they should make plans (not being actually related). What jarred for me was that if these two barely know each other and haven't spoken in many years, how come their teen kids are best friends and travelling companions? Otherwise I like the storytelling and atmosphere. The second story was a mixup of sex, office politics and sexual harassment in the workplace. A man is buying up a company or two to strip and sell, including one that just invents medical devices. The lady whose firm he buys has a relationship or two with him over the years and tries to insist that she is his equal in the boardroom although he always has the money and the control. If the man likes her he has a funny way of showing it. Just control freakery. I disliked a lot about this tale. However, at least the lady is not a secretary. Adult scenes and some strong language. I availed of a free download offer. This is an unbiased review.

  • Kim Reads (Read Your Writes Book Reviews)
    2019-06-11 01:35

    Reviewed by GeminiBlame the Mistletoe was a very interesting Christmas read. In fact, interesting probably isn’t the right word. It was complicated. It’s the story of Liz Flowers and Blake Canon. They have no business being together but they can’t seem to fight their attraction. Liz is only in Marietta because her daughter Petra is on a trip to Mexico with Liz’s ex-husband. Blake actually lives in Marietta and his son is also on a trip to Mexico with Blake’s ex-wife. The crazy thing is that Blake’s ex-wife and Liz’s ex-husband are siblings. Liz wasn’t supposed to be staying in Marietta for Christmas but was ambushed by the Flowers family to dogsit instead. Liz gets invited to a party and bumps into Blake who she doesn’t really know all that well. The rest is Holiday History.In short, Liz and Blake start a fling that they really haven’t quite thought through. In their defense, they both had terrible divorces and both despise their common enemy, The Flowers Family. Blake is dead broke due to issues related to his ex-wife and he is trying to hold on to his family farm. Liz is a successful manager of a string of salons owned by her mother and she lives in California. It’s hard to believe that Liz and Blake could have a happy ending but it’s Christmas time so anything is possible. They definitely have great chemistry in bed. Plus, they bring out the best in each other in other ways too. Of course, the bomb goes off when the Flowers Family inadvertently finds out about their affair. I actually enjoyed the book although it’s such an unbelievable love story. Liz and Blake are easy to root for and they have some rather amazing children. It doesn’t hurt that it was easy to hate their not-in-laws. *Reviewed a copy of the book from the publisher and voluntarily reviewed the book.*

  • Pam
    2019-06-03 07:33

    Blame the Mistletoe: Love in Montana, Book 2 is by Dani Collins. It is a cute book about love. Liz Flowers had found herself in Marietta housesitting for her ex-Mother-in-Law while the family flew to a tropical wedding. She had divorced her husband and she and her mother ran a series of salons in California. She was in management so could take time off. She had brought her daughter Petra to Montana to attend her Father’s tropical wedding and found herself housesitting over Christmas. Now she was at a party with people she really didn’t know. Then a man comes up to her and calls her “Auntie Liz” and she recognizes him as her nephew’s father. Blake Canon had married Liz’s ex-husband’s sister and they were now divorced too. Blake had a ranch near the Flower’s house and had let his son, Ethan, go to the tropics with the wedding party for the month of December. With Blake’s help introducing her to people, she had a good time. When it came time to leave, the hostess gave her lots of leftovers to take home. Liz protested as she was walking home. Blake offered to give her a ride so she could take her share of the leftovers and besides, it was snowing. Thus, they began spending time together and were eventually snowed in during a blizzard. Can they take time out of their lives to have a fling that no one would know about?

  • Carla Johnson-Hicks
    2019-06-01 00:35

    This was a short, quick romance story. Liz and Blake were both once married to "Flowers" a sister and brother, but have both divorced. They both have one child from the marriage and both end up at the same party in Marietta Montana while the Flower family, including their children are gone for a month to a tropical island for a wedding. They have not seen each other in 15 years, but when the meet at the party there is a spark. Of course they end up in bed together and the descriptions of this time together is a bit more than I like, but it was not too bad. When their children come home early and find them together what is going to happen? I really like the characters of Liz and Blake. They were real and were both good parents. They spoke their mind and felt emotions deeply. This was a quick Christmas read that I enjoyed.

  • MJ
    2019-05-28 02:47

    This is a bit of an 'advertising' book. Says it's 260pgs, but it's really 130pgs, with some advertising tacked on, a preview of another book in the series, and it actually has another short book in there too. Taken by the RaiderBoth books are pretty good. Nothing earth shattering, but not standard plots either. There no real world building, so they are bare bones stories with no added fluff. Nice easy reads.

  • Laura Barfield
    2019-06-02 23:59

    Short, sweet festive romance. Good for a quick read. Threw me a couple of times when the POV switched between one paragraph and the next.

  • Deborah F. Morales
    2019-06-04 03:01

    The beginning of the book was promising, but then because too sexually graphic for my taste.

  • Dani Collins
    2019-06-05 06:45

    Follows Hometown Hero

  • Cruth
    2019-05-29 00:38

    Author: Dani CollinsFirst published: 2014Length: 147 pages, 1772 kindle locationsSetting: Contemporary. Marietta, Montana.Sex: Explicit. Frequent.Hero: RancherHeroine: Beauty therapist/managerIncludes: Excerpt from His Christmas Miracle.Bonus: Taken by the RaiderA romance for the older couple. Rapid. Lust-y. Explicit. But also Christmas'y and happy.Enjoyable.Love in Montana by Dani CollinsBook 1 Hometown Hero - Skye Woolcott and Chase GoodwinBook 2 Blame the Mistletoe - Liz Flowers and Balke CanonBook 3 The Bachelor's Baby by Dani Collins - Meg Canon and Linc BradyBook 4 His Blushing Bride - Piper Tierney and Sebastian BloomBook 5 His Christmas Miracle - Quincy Ryan and Nicki DarrenA Marietta Christmas:Book 1 Blame the Mistletoe by Dani Collins - Liz Flowers and Balke CanonBook 2 Mistletoe Wedding by Melissa McClone - Meg Redstone and Tyler MurphyBook 3 Her Mistletoe Cowboy by Alissa Callen - Ivy Bishop and Rhett DixonBook 4 Cowboy, It's Cold Outside by Katherine Garbera - Trey Scott and Lucy DeMarcoBook 5 The Kidnapped Christmas Bride by Jane Porter - Trey Sheenan and McKenna DouglasBook 6 A Sweet Montana Christmas by Roxanne Snopek - Melinda Sweet and Austin SweetBook 7 His Christmas Gift by Sarah Mayberry - Jenna Macintosh and Lacey GallagherReferences:On Marietta, Montana:'s website:[ISBN 9781942240082]-CR-

  • Cindy Caron
    2019-05-27 02:34

    What a beautiful story of how love gone wrong can eventually lead you to true love. Both Liz and Blake have been through the wringer and back thanks to their exes, brother and sister team of Dean and Crystal. On a chance meeting at a holiday party thrown by Liz's new friend and Blake's neighbour Skye, they get re-aquainted, quickly taking their friendship to a new level, as both of their children are with their respective parents in the tropics with the rest of the Flowers' family, attending Dean's wedding. Left alone, they quickly fall into a familiar routine, almost as if they were an old married couple themselves. But an early return wreaks havoc in their fairy tale relationship. Will all end well? or will they find themselves all alone once again?A beautifully written story that will warm your heart and have you believing in Christmas miracles all over again.

  • Debra Ashwood
    2019-05-30 03:47

    Blame the MistletoeTwo people who were married and divorced by two selfish siblings meet at Christmas time when said siblings take all the children to Mexico for the holidays. The sparks fly between them. But will it keep after the ex's return? What about the children? This was a short read with an added bonus story.

  • Cait
    2019-06-17 07:51

    Complicated but amazingly sweet love storyThis was a complicated but amazingly sweet love story that I loved every word of. The backstory was so rich and complex but the connection between the two main characters was so real. I loved the way it worked out too. Looking forward to reading more of this series and author.

  • Nancy
    2019-05-31 04:37

    Read this along with #1, 3 & 4 in the Love in Montana series as a boxed set. Enjoyed them all - small town romance with heat and pulls on the heartstrings. This one featured a couple who had previously been married to a brother and sister.

  • Rachel
    2019-06-11 02:36

    Sweet Christmas LoveThis was a sweet Christmas read between Liz and Blake who both had rough experiences in their first marriages. A few little twists and some fun Christmas traditions made this an enjoyable quick read.

  • Bernie
    2019-06-22 04:59

    Blame the Mistletoe is the second romance in the Love in Montana series written by author Dani Collins.

  • Cynthia Ramsey
    2019-06-10 05:49

    Must not miss MistletoeEnjoyable story with a bonus story included. Stories are steamy enough to be interesting and well written enough to be enjoyable.

  • Marjorie
    2019-06-18 00:37

    No more collinsThought I was going to read a whole story not just a few chapters.....But it was well's best to be up front..

  • Juliet
    2019-06-11 05:56

    FunThis was a good fun light Xmas read. It was like reading a hallmark Christmas movie. So if u like watching those u will like this book.

  • Ann
    2019-06-20 00:50

    An okay read for a rainy day. The POV switching and all the extra character mentions were a bit confusing at times, but the romance was sweet and gives you the warm fuzzies.

  • Km Mccallum
    2019-05-28 23:57

    Good storyGreat story of power and love. Opening up and not being afraid to love someone. Can't wait to read the next book

  • Mandi Morgan
    2019-06-17 03:52

    Super sweet and cute.

  • David
    2019-06-06 04:46

    Choppy transitions, poor character development.

  • Elizabeth Earleywine
    2019-06-01 04:55

    3.5. This was an enjoyable read.

  • Amanda
    2019-06-14 06:57

    Blame the Mistletoe was an enjoyable Sunday afternoon read. A was humorous at times, but mostly heartwarming.Even though it was short novella, and part of a series, it was an entire story - no cliffhangers. Glad I stumbled upon this one.

  • Carol
    2019-05-30 01:53

    Short Christmas story that was fun and had a lot of depth and I was really drawn in deeper with each page. First read by Dani Collins but liked her style of writing and will be looking for more.

  • Pam
    2019-06-25 01:47

    This is a cute short Christmas story that introduces us to the small town of Marietta, Montana and the people that reside there. I have a soft spot for cowboys, Christmas and romance so this series is right up my alley. I thoroughly enjoyed this quick read featuring a couple looking for a second chance a love.Liz Flowers is spending her Christmas watching her ex in-law’s dog in an unfamiliar town, she brought it on herself when she found out her daughter Petra would be gone all month, so she did not really care where she spent her holidays. Christmas has never been the happiest of times and she is keeping her expectations low.Blake Canon is hanging on for dear life, he mortgaged his ranch when he divorced his wife several years ago, it was the only way to keep his son in his life. His ex-wife threatened to take Ethan away as well as revealing damaging secrets. While at a Christmas party Blake notices Liz immediately, they both recognized each other and realize they are kindred spirits as they were married to siblings. They feel the attraction between them instantly and spend the next several days together, that is until the kids come home unexpectedly.Both Liz and Blake had different experiences with love and marriage yet they are very familiar with the Flowers family. And although they never spent much time together while they were married they knew each other’s story – families and their gossip.When they meet, the attraction is obvious and it does not take long before they are not only sharing dinner but breakfast too. They know their time is short since Ethan will be coming home soon and they take advantage of a quiet ranch while no one is around. Their chemistry works well and they find all the fun places to make love.When Petra and Ethan show up unexpectedly there are some uncomfortable moments as the teens realize what the two have been doing, but there are more serious issues that need addressed as Ethan’s mother revealed a life changing secret that threw Ethan for a loop.I love the feeling of being in this small town at Christmas, Blake makes it a point to show Liz how to enjoy Christmas, they go on the Marietta Stroll, an evening filled with local shopping and holiday spirit, they also go out and get their own tree on his property along with tobogganing. She frequently expresses that this is the Best Christmas Ever each time she experiences something new. I enjoyed the two teens, Ethan and Petra, although young, they are very wise beyond their years and are very accepting of their parents.There is little drama; the ex’s try to stir up trouble when they get back and there are some financial issues they must wade through, but since this is a short story things wrap up quickly. Thank goodness for the epilog because it helped clear a few items up, as they were glossed over at the end. This is a fun and heartwarming story that is not only a great start to a new series, but also puts you in the spirit of the holidays.Review posted at: Ramblings from a Chaotic MindCopy from publisher for an honest review

  • Elizabeth
    2019-06-10 03:57

    Blame the Mistletoe is a short novel (novella?) only 100 pages long and my review will be just as short.  Even though it is short it does pack a punch and it was very enjoyable.As I said, the story was short, but it didn’t felt rushed because the main characters knew each other, or more accurately, they knew about each other.  When they happen to be in the same party in Marietta, they recognize each other and a quick kiss under the mistletoe turns into something else rather quickly.  Now, bear with me while I explain this family relationship: Liz’s ex and Blake’s ex are brother and sister; this makes both their children Petra and Ethan, cousins (and later, stepsiblings.)Liz lives in California and she came to drop her daughter Petra in Marietta so she could go with her dad to his destination wedding.  Somehow Liz gets cornered into taking care of her ex-mother-in-law’s dog.  Liz is a bit shy and afraid after a bitter divorce, but she is resourceful, caring, and a great mother.“He really was the cutest dog ever created, but he acted exactly like the rest of the Flowers; fussy, whiny, expecting to be serves and he never, ever picked up after himself.”Blake is a rancher that is in financial trouble after another bitter divorce, the Flowers siblings are awful.  He loves his son Ethan and tries to be the best father he can since he grew up with loving foster parents.  Liz and Blake make a cute couple and the chemistry between them cannot be denied.  I love that they supported each other and their decisions.“Take me. Keep me. Make me yours. Be mine.”The kids, Petra and Ethan are well adjusted teenagers and they take the new relationship between their parents in stride.  I like it that they helped each other when Ethan needed it the most.The writing is very good, straightforward, easy to read and insightful.  The story, besides being romantic, is funny as well.  It is nice that despite the length of the book, the story dealt with serious topics too and did it masterfully. I loved the happy ending a lot too.“Welcome home, Liz,” he said, kissing her tenderly.She hugged him tightly, eyes stinging, heart soaring. “Best Christmas ever.”If you’re looking for a short story to put you in the mood for Christmas, look no further than Blame the Mistletoe.This review was originally posted on Reading With ABC

  • Emma
    2019-06-06 06:55

    Blame the Mistletoe by Dani CollinsMontana Born Christmas Book 1Liz Flowers has never enjoyed Christmas, but this one is shaping up to be the worst by far. She let her ex take her daughter to Mexico while she stays behind in a strange town, sitting her former mother-in-law’s high strung little dog. It’s an opportunity to meet new people, but this California girl doesn’t have much in common with the ranchers in small town Marietta. Blake Canon perks up with male interest when he sees a new face at his friend’s Christmas cocktail party. His son is away and a light affair would take his mind off his financial troubles. Then he realizes he knows Liz. She was once married to the brother of his ex-wife. Their children might be cousins, but Blake and Liz do the kissing—under the mistletoe. It’s the beginning of a new view of Christmas for Liz, but when their children arrive home unexpectedly, and family secrets are revealed, Liz isn’t sure she’ll stay in Marietta for Christmas after did Liz Flowers and Blake Canon meet?why has Liz never enjoyed Christmas?What family secrets are revealed?Did Liz stay in Marietta for Christmas?will Liz Flowers and Blake Canon be more than friends?who is your favorite character in this story?And why?Blame the Mistletoe by Dani Collins is a wonderful well written 5 stars book.I highly recommend reading Blame the Mistletoe by Dani Collins.I am looking forward to reading more books by Dani Collins.Hometown Hero (Montana Born Homecoming Book 3) by Dani CollinsThe Russian's Acquisition (Harlequin Presents) by Dani CollinsReview copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.Montana Born Christmas Series Book 1: Blame the Mistletoe by Dani Collins Book 2: Mistletoe Wedding by Melissa McClone Book 3:Her Mistletoe Cowboy by Alissa Callen Book 4: Cowboy, It's Cold Outside by Katherine Garbera