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Christmas at Twilight: A Twilight, Texas…
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Christmas at Twilight: A Twilight, Texas Novel (edição: 2014)

de Lori Wilde (Autor)

Séries: Twilight, Texas (5)

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"It's Christmas in Twilight, Texas. The Cookie Club is baking, the town is decorated, and Delta Force Operator Hutch Hutchinson has finally, reluctantly, returned home, only to get pepper sprayed by the delicious-looking stranger who's taken over his house. She says her name is Jane, and she immediately sets down ground rules. Top priority: no touching. For Hutch that isn't easy--he was wounded in action, but one part is still working very well. Then Hutch learns the truth. Jane harbors a frightening secret--she's really Meredith Sommers, on the run from a dangerous ex-husband and desperately in need of the safety Hutch can provide. In that moment, he vows he'd do anything in his power to protect her. And as Christmas approaches, they discover that their love can conquer the past and overcome any obstacle--but what price will they pay?"--Page 4 of cover.… (mais)
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Título:Christmas at Twilight: A Twilight, Texas Novel
Autores:Lori Wilde (Autor)
Informação:Avon (2014), 400 pages
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Rich with emotion and longing, "Christmas at Twilight" is a touching holiday addition to author Lori Wilde's popular "Twilight, Texas" series. Captain Brian "Hutch" Hutchinson, war-wounded, and scarred inside and out, is discharged from the Army after being the lone survivor of the battle which took the lives of his men. Unable to speak and suffering from PTSD, he has no place to go but back to his home in Twilight, TX. His sister and young daughter have been living in his house, but that's not who greets him once he makes it home. Instead, a small, uber-defensive woman blasts him with concentrated pepper-spray, and the neighbors who know him as a friend have to come to his rescue. After realizing her mistake, Meredith Sommers does what she can to make amends--not easy with someone she has just disabled, especially when the man can't speak. As soon as she is able, Meredith, who goes by the name "Jane Brown", explains that Hutch's sister Ashley had taken her in after her van had broken down on the side of the road. Ashley's daughter, Kimmie, and Jane's son, Ben, had immediately bonded, and staying at Ashley's house turned out to be the break she needed. Unfortunately, Ashley, who has emotional issues of her own, has just taken off to Mexico with a man she just met, leaving Kimmie and the house in Jane's care. Hutch communicates to Jane that the house is actually his, and seeing that he will need help with his niece, he asks Jane to stay. They work out an agreement, Jane's rules apply--or nothing doing, and they both agree to make a happy holiday for the children. "Jane" is not fooling Hutch, however. He knows walking-wounded when he sees it, and he hasn't missed her own scars and her attempts to alter her appearance. That doesn't keep him from being attracted to her, a feeling which he knows is mutual. Meredith can't help but being drawn to Hutch, and that scares her because he makes her vulnerable with the feelings of need he stirs. Meredith can't afford to let her guard down--she's "Jane", and she's on the run from a danger as real to her as the nightmares which haunt Hutch. Can these two hearts find healing and mutual support with each other? Can passion and love and a lifetime of happiness be theirs for the taking? Author Lori Wilde has written a beautifully poignant holiday love story which will resonate in the hearts of readers.

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  gincam | Sep 16, 2019 |
Meredith Summers, is on the run, she has changed her name to "Jane", always looking over her shoulder for her abusive ex husband, and she will protect her son at any cost. Meredith has felt more contentment in Twilight, Texas than she has anywhere else. When she comes home one day, she finds a stranger there, and sprays him with pepper spray, not realizing that he is her roommate's brother. Hutch, has just been discharge from the military. Hutch worked for the Black Ops, and was the "best of the best". Then he got injured, lost a finger, and got damage to his throat, and now can't speak. He decides to return home to Twilight, only to get sprayed with very potent pepper spray, and despite being injured he feels a attraction to his "attacker", young Meredith with her son. As Christmas draws closer, so does Meredith and Hutch. At first they form a friendship, but there is sizzling chemistry between them. And Meredith knows it is only a matter of time that she will have to be on the run again, can Hutch convince her that they are worth taking a stand and fighting for?

Christmas At Twilight, was quite a wonderful romance. It is the fifth in the Twilight Texas Series. I have read most of her other books, but I have yet to read this one. Now despite the fact that it is the fifth book, you can definitely read it as a stand alone. I a curious to read the previous books and see how they connect with this one. Christmas At Twilight is such a tender and poignant romance, and there were many times, I felt such a kinship to the characters, and there was so much emotion that seemed to jump out from the pages, and due to the circumstances of the story line...it definitely keeps the reader on edge at times.

The characters in the story, were so unique and life changing. I had no issue with any aspect of the characters...both the hero and heroine I fell in love with. The hero, Hutch, well he is one sexy male, even without working voice. He definitely knows how to convey his feelings...especially sensuality with just one searing look...I practically felt it to my toes. One of the things that I adore about Lori Wilde, is her ability to convey each emotion and feeling to the reader...there was such a vitality to the story and especially in connection to the characters. Now the heroine...such is one complicated character. After you finish the story, you really come to respect her strength and determination to make a life for herself, even on the run. She loves her son, and has enough respect for herself to leave a man that would treat her with cruelty and abuse. There was such a fierce tone to the story that keeps you reader and what a page turner this one was. Now the kids...oh the kids...oh adorable they were. We have Meredith's son, and then we have Hutch's niece, and they were so precious and just made me want kids.

A beautifully written Christmas romance that will tug at your heart strings, and bring that sweet Christmas spirit to your heart! A story to keep you engaged, with sensuality and deep characters, an intriguing and suspenseful plot, expertly crafted to captive you!!! A WINNER OF A ROMANCE! ( )
  addictofromance | Mar 24, 2019 |
Incredible! In true Lori Wilde fashion, she has given us an incredible holiday story filled with gut wrenching raw emotion while discussing some very difficult subjects. All while never letting us forget that true happiness comes from the people we love and who love us. This is an incredible love story between Hutch and Meredith as well as the shared love they have for their children. This one should go on the very top of your holiday reading list. From the first page to the last it will touch the very center of your heart and not let go. I highly recommend it! ( )
  Bette_Hansen | Nov 3, 2015 |
Very good book, full of love, loss, hope and fear. Hutch is unwillingly headed home to Twilight because injuries he received during the war have made it impossible to stay in the army. He left the hospital, unable to speak and bearing guilty feelings over being the only one in his group to survive the attack. He's told that his inability to speak is psychological, not physical. He arrives home to find his sister is missing and the other woman in his house sprays him with pepper spray.

Meredith panicked when she saw Hutch. It wasn't a clear view and she thought he was her ex-husband. Meredith and her son have been on the run from him for five years. She has been in Twilight for two months, sharing the house with Hutch's sister Ashley. A week before Hutch's arrival, Ashley called Meredith to tell her she was going to Mexico with the new man she met, and asked Meredith to take care of her daughter Kimmie. Meredith is afraid that something has happened to Ashley when she doesn't return her calls.

Though their initial meeting is rough, Meredith and Hutch come to an agreement. Meredith and her son will stay in order to help Hutch care for his niece. Hutch will help her give the kids as normal a Christmas as they can manage. Meredith is wary around him at first, thanks to lessons learned from her violent ex. She lays down some ground rules, which include no touching. That's a little tough for Hutch, because he's really attracted to her, but something tells him he needs to be careful. Hutch is himself still dealing with his own issues. He is frustrated by his inability to speak and wonders if he'll ever get back to normal.

I loved seeing the way that Hutch and Meredith connected so quickly. She's wary, but she quickly sees that there's a kind and gentle man behind the scars and frustration. Hutch also sees that there is something behind Meredith's wariness, but that it will take trust for her to confide in him. Once she does, Hutch is determined to protect her. The connection between them grows stronger as they work together to take care of the two children. It isn't all perfect, as Hutch has a setback that feeds her fears, but with help they overcome it. I liked seeing Hutch reconnect with his friends who are also vets, and how that sets him on the path to healing. A breakthrough on Christmas Day opens a new connection between Hutch and Meredith and things are really looking good for them.

But Meredith's past is still hanging over her, and Hutch is determined to make things right. Hutch's sister is also still missing, and their worry grows the longer she is gone. Her return and Meredith's past collide in a way that had me riveted for the last couple chapters. There are several twists during this point that had me wondering just how it was going to turn out. Meredith's strength of will really shines here, as does Hutch's. While it isn't an "all's well" ending, it is realistic and satisfying.

As always, the town of Twilight works its magic. Meredith has been made to feel welcome and a part of everything. I loved seeing how the ladies encouraged her to come to the cookie exchange, and how being there gave her more insight into who Hutch is. I also loved seeing the support that Hutch is given, as his friends are ready to help him as soon as he's ready to accept it. ( )
  scoutmomskf | Feb 27, 2015 |
This is the tenth and latest story in Lori Wilde's Twilight, Texas series, and I thought it was really good - both romantic and suspenseful.

This isn't a reunited lovers story, like most of the others in the series, but that's OK. Characters from the earlier novels appear in this one, but you don't have to read any of those books to understand this one.

Brian "Hutch" Hutchinson has returned to his hometown of Twilight, suffering from PTSD, released from Army Delta Force after losing a finger and his voice as the only survivor of a failed military operation. He comes to his Brazos River house only to find his mentally-ill sister Ashley gone and a strange woman and her son taking care of his niece. Jane Brown immediately pepper-sprays him.

Jane turns out to be Meredith Sommers, on the run from her abusive ex-cop husband. Hutch of course falls for her immediately, but he also needs her to stay and continue to care for his niece. This gives time for their relationship to develop through the holiday season (thanks to both wanting to be sure the two kids have a great Christmas) and for the suspense about what has happened to Ashley as well as to the ex-husband.

I don't want to give away any more of the story. It was not entirely predictable. Hutch and Meredith were very likable characters, even though their actions were not always realistic. (For example - Meredith demanding to make the rules for the two of them living in the house Hutch owns.) I enjoyed the way Lori Wilde wove in characters (major and minor) from previous stories in the series, and even some plot points like the kismet cookie legend from The First Love Cookie Club. Lori even worked some of her personality into Meredith - they both practice yoga.

© Amanda Pape - 2014

[I received this autographed paperback as a gift from Lori Wilde - I'll be hanging on to it.] ( )
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"It's Christmas in Twilight, Texas. The Cookie Club is baking, the town is decorated, and Delta Force Operator Hutch Hutchinson has finally, reluctantly, returned home, only to get pepper sprayed by the delicious-looking stranger who's taken over his house. She says her name is Jane, and she immediately sets down ground rules. Top priority: no touching. For Hutch that isn't easy--he was wounded in action, but one part is still working very well. Then Hutch learns the truth. Jane harbors a frightening secret--she's really Meredith Sommers, on the run from a dangerous ex-husband and desperately in need of the safety Hutch can provide. In that moment, he vows he'd do anything in his power to protect her. And as Christmas approaches, they discover that their love can conquer the past and overcome any obstacle--but what price will they pay?"--Page 4 of cover.

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