Cocoa Please...

This week I plan on sitting back and reading. No writing, no editing, just reading. This week I feature all the books I've read since opening the Boudoir and give a hearty thank you to those who've read along and cheered me on.
 

BOOK BOUDOIR READS 2017

July  to  December

July:               "Marrying Winterbourne"  by  Lisa Kleypas
August:          "Everything You Want Me to Be"  by  Mindy Mejia
                       "Lost and Found Sisters"  by  Jill Shavis
                   
   "Salvation"  by  Lea Kirk
September:    "Almost Heaven"  by  Judith McNaught
                       "Gentle Rogue"  by  Johanna Lindsey
                       "To Love A Scandalous Duke"  by  Liana De La Rosa
October:         "Sun Storm"  by  Marlow Kelly
                        "Kiss Me At Last"  by  Holly Cortelyou
December:      "The Bad Luck Bride"  by  Janna MacGregor
                        "The Bride Who Got Lucky"  by  Janna MacGregor
                        "The Wily Witness"  by  Marlow Kelly
                       

It's been a wonderful year! I've met some new friends and found some new authors. This year's lingerie has featured Victoria's Secret; AdoreMe; and Old Navy. I can't wait to see what the New Year has in store. I'm always looking for nice boutiques and would love to feature some local vendors. Among the lingerie M2 Vinter Inc. donated a lovely bottle of wine for Liana De La Rosa's debut book.

Gifted   by  Melodie
this weeks PJ's

This weeks jammies are a gift from my sister. Oh how she knows me so well. The Llama pj's hail from Old Navy and the great box framed picture is from my husband. 


It's been lovely sharing this with you. Enjoy the gallery of pics from this year and have a Happy Holiday.
~Shannon

Sleepy Hamlet...

Holly Cortelyou's Wescott Spring series is kissably quaint. I've had the pleasure of reading Last Resort Love, book 1 of the series. Krissa and Nick will pull you in, and Miss Cortelyou's vision of Colorado will put you right there!

OCTOBER BOUDOIR READ

10/26 TO 10/31

"Kiss Me at Last"  by: Holly Cortelyou

BLURB:

What's better than wine, chocolate and a little renovation magic? A sweet and sexy matchup between a handsome, hammer-swinging contractor, Sean McMallory, and a flirty and stubborn champagne bar owner, Melinda York, who's in a remodel pickle! Kiss Me at Last brings you back to the charming mountain hamlet of Wescott Springs, Colorado in a heartwarming contemporary, small town romance that's sweet with a little kiss of heat!

One tempting kiss will rock his world…

Melinda York has every last penny tied up in her business remodel so the last thing she needs is a complication—like surly Sean McMallory. But when "McGrumpy" blows through her front door with a hammer and toolbox, she knows she’s doomed…her replacement contractor is none other than the jerk who humiliated her at the town council meeting. With Melinda buried in sawdust and the exasperating, but ever-so-sexy, Sean constantly underfoot, how is she supposed to maintain her professional poise when she can’t stop daydreaming about his broad shoulders and his unexpectedly kind heart?

Sean McMallory likes his life simple and straightforward, and his plate is full with a booming construction business and family responsibilities. When a cousin begs a favor, he’s plunged neck-deep into the whirlwind that is elegant, jet-setter Melinda York and her wine bar renovation. There’s just no trusting the flirty Melinda even if he can’t forget her kissable lips and surprisingly, vulnerable eyes. So he’ll stick with his beer and country roads, and she can keep her bottles of bubbly and fancy truffles!

Can one kiss build a bridge to love and heal their wounded hearts?

Lingerie by: Victoria's Secret                         Regency Phrase: Flying One's Colors= Blushing
Socks from: Sock Shop

This sweet pale blue babydoll is accented with fuschia roses. Soft chiffon fabric, barely sheer, with delicate ruffles, makes this a pretty pick for cozy nights. 

But what really makes this week comfy cozy is, you guessed it, the thigh high socks. So much fun! Soft and stretchy and edged with sweet cotton lace. The color pairs perfectly with the pale blue nighty. If I had to choose between the socks and jammies... socks every time! 

~Shannon