On Tour with Prism Book Tours
We hope you enjoyed the tour! If you missed any of the stops
you’ll find snippets, as well as the link to each full post, below:
Launch – Note from the Author
Welcome to my blog tour with Prism!
I’m thrilled to be celebrating the release of my new book, In Love by Christmas, in my City by the Bay Stories with Harlequin Heartwarming. In Love by Christmas is a sweet contemporary romance that brings together wedding dress designer, Josie Beck, and CEO, Theo Taylor. . .
Hallie Reads – Review
“Romantic and fun, their story—In Love By Christmas, the latest in Cari Lynn Webb’s City By the Bay Stories—is a heartwarming holiday read. I enjoyed it and think you will, too, if you cannot resist Christmas and romance.”
Pause for Tales – Review
“This was a very sweet and hard earned romance for the Christmas season. . . . I enjoyed watching these two get to know each other, he was so gruff and serious and Josie was so tenderhearted. He certainly acted a fool sometimes and Josie definitely shed some tears. But the end was most romantic and satisfying for this endearing Christmas read.”
Remembrancy – Review
“In Love by Christmas is a sweet and clean holiday read that encompasses some of the highlights of holidays such as traditions and fond memories of the people no longer with us and the challenges of family.”
Andi’s Book Reviews – Review
“I was so excited to come back to the City by the Bay series. And having it be a Christmas book was an added bonus, for sure! . . . I was engrossed in the drama of the family’s antics and was determined to see Josie rise above it all and be a success. And I was looking forward to the entire Taylor family learning how to listen to others and not always think of themselves. Some good life lessons for that family.”
My Life Loves and Passion – Review
“I loved Josie and her love for helping others no matter what. Watching them making all these memories together was cute. Josie’s friends were some of my favorites. It was a great sweet Christmas romance.”
Jypsylynn – Review
“In Love By Christmas is a charming holiday read. . . . This story is a great example of positive change and healing hearts, all in the Christmas season. In Love By Christmas is a clean story with holiday hijinks, and I recommend for a light fun read.”
Older & Smarter? – Review
“This is the first time that I’ve read any of Cari Lynn Webb’s books and I thoroughly enjoyed this story. She has given readers a great storyline centered around these two people whose past hurts have influenced their present. . . . There are also several other realistic characters, quirks and all, who flavor this story and help make it such a heartwarming, but realistic, holiday read!”
momfluenster – Excerpt
“Our styles were too different.” Much like Theo and her. Worlds apart. Except right now, she felt… “My style was better suited for charity than boardrooms and partner lunches.”
“Are you always so honest?” he asked.
No. If she was honest, she’d give him his grandmother’s gown. But she’d promised Adriana. If she was honest, she’d admit she wanted to move even closer and dare to test that attraction she felt whenever she was around him. “Pretending to be what you aren’t can be exhausting.”
A shadow of a smile passed over his face. “Then, tell me, who is Josie Beck?”
Locks, Hooks and Books – Review
“It is perfect for readers who enjoy a sweet, clean and heartwarming romance. Especially, for those who love stories set during the best time of the year – Christmas.”
Cover Lover Book Review – Review
“Oh how I love a feel-good Christmas story! Especially when it centers on an unlikely pair that shows so much growth the story bursts at the seams. . . . I ultimately became engaged and charmed. With Christmas, weddings, and romance swirling in the air, this sweet romance warmed my heart.”
Jorie Loves A Story – Review
“Of course, the best moments are at the end of the story – that is where you see Ms Webb shine as she gives you every reason to trust in the story being told. . . . I love reading stories about people who have the grit and the will to right their own stars, to live a life built on their own terms and to find a way towards a future they believe in despite the obstacles standing in their way. This is one of those stories and it was brilliantly told.”
Hearts & Scribbles – Excerpt
A crease dented the skin between her eyebrows. The pain on her face, like she’d stared into a bad memory, splintered through Theo, fragmenting his thoughts. He reached toward her, wanting to comfort her. She turned away, opened her door. His fingers brushed against the seat, supporting nothing more than the air.
She’d climbed out of the car.
Theo met Josie on the sidewalk and escorted her to the hotel. Just as he recognized shifting market trends and fading social fads, he knew that for Josie this visit was bigger than a gingerbread-house display. More important to her than a simple gingerbread kit. That kept him at her side.
Yet his sudden urge to protect her—that kept him within hand-holding distance.
EmpowerMoms – Review
“Overall this was a sweet holiday story that I enjoyed reading! Letting go of the past, forgiveness and love were all a big part of this story.”
Reading Is My SuperPower – Review
“In Love by Christmas is a touching story of two wounded souls coming to grips with the reality of their pasts vs. the idealistic dreams they’ve clung to for so long – while also embracing the parts of those pasts that have made them stronger today. . . . once we get into the real heart of the story the pace picks up and nicely held my attention for the remainder. A sweet read for this holiday season – and beyond!”
SPLASHES of Joy – Review
“I like the fact that author Cari Lynn Webb writes clean Heartwarming stories, and especially this one we can read during the Holiday Season. I love these characters, they seem so real, and the story is so realistic, it’s like watching day to day lives of real people. . . . it’s fun and enjoyable entertainment. This is a really great story to read during the Christmas Season!”
Christy’s Cozy Corners – Review
“if you love Christmas love stories, then In Love By Christmas needs to be added to your book pile now! . . . I love all of the little details in In Love by Christmas because I could truly see the story playing out. It’s what made me think this…it would make a perfect Hallmark Christmas Movie! Seriously.”
Thoughts of a Blonde – Review
“A story of joy and happily ever afters! . . . I recommend this story to anyone looking for a sweet romance revolving around a holiday wedding and the family drama that comes with it. It was fast paced and delightful.”
Heidi Reads… – Excerpt
Wishes weren’t for the serious and dedicated. Wishes weren’t for the experienced and informed like Theo. Wishes never garnered results. Still, he stared at Josie’s hand on his arm and found himself wishing. “Have you ever taken Mimi’s advice about collecting moments?”
“I have.” Josie accepted the bouquet from one of Baylee’s assistants. “Though not nearly enough.”
“Let’s do that now.” Theo waved good-bye to the floral staff and his common sense.
“Listen to Mimi.” Theo held open the door for Josie. “Do something we consider a moment. Something we could collect to look back on.”
Baroness’ Book Trove – Review
“In Love by Christmas by Cari Lynn Webb is like I said the perfect Christmas themed book that has a wedding, a reality tv show, and two people reluctantly falling in love with each other. Theo and Josie are the perfect couple. They could work if people didn’t sabotage them. I am giving this book a five rating and recommending it to all the romance readers out there.”
onemused – Review
“I would totally watch this if it became a movie and love every Hallmark-ish second of it! The romance is delightful and sweet with only swoony kisses (as a book in the Heartwarming line). There are some great personal moments also as Theo and Josie learn more about themselves in the process as well as loads of cutesy Christmas scenes. This is a really fantastic holiday read that I would highly recommend for fans of Christmas romance.”
In Love by Christmas
(City by the Bay Stories #5)
By Cari Lynn Webb
Paperback & ebook, 384 Pages
December 1st 2019 by Harlequin Heartwarming
This Christmas, two worlds collide
…under the mistletoe!
All Theo Taylor wants for Christmas is a profitable year-end and a flawless wedding for his sister. Hiring beautiful but unknown designer Josie Beck is a huge risk, especially when the Taylors’ reputation is at stake. Josie is sweet, kind and impossible to resist. But is Josie about to destroy Theo’s perfect wedding plan…or is she the answer to his heart’s secret Christmas wish?
Other Books in the Series
About the Author
Cari Lynn Webb lives in South Carolina with her husband, daughters and assorted four-legged family members. She’s been blessed to see the power of true love in her grandparent’s 70 year marriage and her parent’s marriage of over 50 years. She knows love isn’t always sweet and perfect, it can be challenging, complicated and risky. But she believes happily-ever-afters are worth fighting for. She loves to connect with readers. Visit her at her website.
1 winner will receive a $50 Amazon eGift Card & a stocking filled with The Return of the Blackwell Brothers five-book series, a Christmas ornament and candy (if an international winner, will receive the eGift Card and ebooks of the Return of the Blackwell Brothers series)
Ends December 11, 2019