It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas (Reads) GIVEAWAY: Better Watch Out

Posted November 18, 2023 by meezcarrie in Christian, Christmas, contemporary, giveaway, It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (Reads) 2023, mystery/suspense, Natalie Walters, romance / 36 Comments

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas Reads 2023

today’s 1st book: Better Watch Out

On Monday, we kicked off this year’s blog series spotlighting (over 70 this year) new and recently-released Christmas reads! This is the 7th year for the Christmas Reads Giveaway series, and I think I get more excited about it every year 🙂

Christmas is still 37 days away, according to Google, BUT it’s never too early for Christmas stories. Beginning now and continuing through just after Christmas, I’m going to spotlight several Christmasy releases from 2023. So… snuggle in, grab your fave hot beverage (wassail anyone?) and comfiest blanket, turn on some Christmas tunes and start your bookish Christmas list! And no doubt you know the drill by now – there are GIVEAWAYS with EACH POST in this series??!! (Because authors are awesome!)

Better Watch Out by Natalie WaltersBETTER WATCH OUT by Natalie Walters
A Defensemen Romantic Holiday Adventure
GENRE: Romantic Holiday Adventure (Christian)
PUBLISHER: TNK Publications

RELEASE DATE: October 17, 2023
PAGES: 268

An accidental meet-cute, a case of mistaken identity, and a bucket-list of Christmas activities befitting a Hallmark movie make this holiday romantic adventure the perfect Christmas read.

Leave the candy canes, take the pepper spray!

Nothing screams Christmas like a week spent ice skating, visiting Santa, and sharing a kiss or two under the mistletoe. Frannie Frost has crafted the perfect bucket list of romantic activities to surprise her boyfriend in the most magical place at Christmas time—New York City. When he unexpectedly becomes her ex, her plans are derailed leaving her with a choice. Wallow in self-pity at Christmas time or take matters into her own hands.

Former NHL defenseman turned personal protection agent, Andrew Bishop, loves his job—when things go as planned—but Frannie Frost is definitely not part of the plan. Still, when her brother, the man who saved Andrew’s life last year, asks him to deliver his sister safely to the airport, he can’t say no.

The only problem? Frannie isn’t leaving. She’s determined to make the most of her trip by checking off a bucket list of cliché Christmas activities that would make even Santa’s elves jealous. Andrew’s content to let her go until he learns that Frannie’s been mistaken for his client and thrust into the midst of danger.

Better Watch Out is a sweet romantic holiday adventure that gives you all of laughs of a rom-com while adding a touch of suspense. Tropes you’re sure to love include the new girl in the city vibe, stranded at Christmas, under the mistletoe, forced proximity, and a touch of enemies to lovers. Enjoy this romantic adventure that’s sure to make your holidays merry and bright.


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Bells! Literal jingle bells rang out as if the city of New York was saying, “Welcome to your holiday dreams, Francis Frost, where romance sparkles brighter than the lights in Times Square.”

Frannie’s shoulder jerked backward, pulling her out of her rom-com daydream to where the wheel of her luggage was caught on the threshold of the baggage claim exit. The bells stopped ringing as the woman wearing a red Salvation Army vest glanced over, her expression full of pity.

Behind her, Frannie heard people telling her to move out of the way. She apologized, smiling at the harried travelers who were sending less-than-understanding looks her way. She yanked her bag free and rolled it out of the way, allowing those she’d blocked to move past her.

“Better watch out, Frannie. New York City isn’t Walton. Her mom had said it like a warning, as if it would be enough to keep Frannie from spending the majority of her savings to fly to the Big Apple and surprise her boyfriend, Calvin.

It wasn’t.

Frannie’s stomach fluttered with excited anticipation as she checked her phone to see how far away her Uber driver was. Two minutes. Perfect. Buttoning the top of her new North Face coat, an early Christmas gift from her mom and Evan, she stepped the rest of the way through the sliding doors, and her breath froze in her lungs.

The frigid air burned the inside of her chest, stinging her eyes and blurring New York’s stunning cityscape. Well, if she could actually see it, but from where she stood outside the airport, her focus shifted to the overwhelming number of cars, taxis, and people moving in every direction like ants.

“We’re not in Georgia anymore.”

Natalie Walters

Natalie Walters is a best selling author who loves writing romantic suspense with dynamic plots, memorable characters, humor, heart, and adventure.

As an Army wife, she fills her stories with the right balance of romantic and suspenseful tension to get the heart-racing and a cast of witty characters–all of which, may or may not be inspired by true people and/or events.

When she’s not writing, she’s dreaming of her next vacation, spending time with her family, or chasing after her sock-eating Goldendoodle, Scout. Annnd binging CourtTv.

You can find Natalie on Instagram or join her Facebook group Natalie Walters Book Battalion

Better Watch Out giveaway

Natalie Walters is offering a signed copy of Better Watch Out and a mug cozy to one of my readers! (US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.) This giveaway is subject to Reading Is My SuperPower’s giveaway policies which can be found here. Enter via the Rafflecopter form below.

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What about you? What makes you want to read Better Watch Out by Natalie Walters?

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36 responses to “It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas (Reads) GIVEAWAY: Better Watch Out

  1. Roxanne C.

    A Christmas rom-com would be a welcomed addition to my holiday reading. This sounds like a highly entertaining romance.

    • Jennifer Hibdon

      Sounds like a great rom-com! That touch of suspense will keep it from being too much! Sounds like a great story to read by the fire!!! Thsnx for the giveaway!!!

  2. Nancy

    I would like to read to read Better Watch Out by Natalie Walters because I like to read Christmas books around the holidays.

  3. Linda Kish

    Christmas in New York sounds wonderful to me. I wish I could be there but since I can’t, I’ like to read about it.

  4. Bea LaRocca

    I love the cover, synopsis and excerpt, they make me want to read Better Watch Out and I can’t wait to meet Andrew and Frannie!

  5. Kim

    I love Christmas romances. I also love that this sounds like such a sweet story. Accidental meet cutes are the best.

  6. Perrianne Askew

    I’m not a huge fan of rom coms but this one has a lot more going for it….plus Natalie Walters is a fantastic author! The chemistry between the characters is fantastic, a fun bucket list, a hunky former hockey player, some danger, and there are ties to her Living Lies series (which is an all time favorite!). Most of all, even though there is danger, it’s just an outright FUN book! Natalie Walters has just signed a new book contract, so I’m also hopeful that there will be a yearly Christmas series. Can you imagine her taking a minor character from each of her books and writing a Christmas novella? Obviously and and ashamedly, I’m a HUGE fan, so please DON’T ENTER ME, I own a paperback and kindle copy as a backup.

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