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Welcome Home for Christmas by ...

<i>Welcome Home for Christmas</i> by Annie Rains

Allison is, 364 days a year, completely good with being single. Her mother’s Christmas party is the one exception. Troy has no interest in a relationship, until he meets Allison. Mix in a charity bachelor auction, a quick agreement to be a fake boyfriend, volunteering with orphans, and a few meddling family members, and Welcome Home for […]

Phoenix by Cecilia London

<i>Phoenix</i> by Cecilia London

I’m pretty much running out of words for this series. It’s brilliant and painful, overwhelming and fully realized. Cecilia London is an evil genius that excels at ripping my heart out while I’m fist-pumping with joy. I’ve written about the first three books in the series (Dissident, Conscience, Sojourn) here and in a few other places as well. […]

What Happens Under the Mistletoe

<i>What Happens Under the Mistletoe</i> – Various Authors

Christmas books! Christmas books! I love Christmas books! Anthologies are hit or miss for me – short stories can go either way. Sometimes they’re perfectly pint size stories, sometimes they’re poorly paced and only serve to frustrate me that they should have been full length novels. I’m always willing to give one a go (after all, […]

Jingle Bell Harbor by Tracy Br...

<i>Jingle Bell Harbor</i> by Tracy Brogan

Jingle Bell Harbor was a delightful little holiday romance that I’d recommend to anyone who enjoys contemporary stories set in small towns and second-chance romances. It avoids the things that drive me nuts about novellas (no real pacing, limited character development, sex without context) and allowed me to just enjoy getting to know these folks. […]

Bella’s Christmas Bake Off

<i>Bella’s Christmas Bake Off</i> by Sue Watson

When I lived in the U.K., I made sure to make a trip to my local bookstore each fall to pick up a slew of these kinds of books. Frothy and fun, more concerned with the journey of the character’s inner lives and their intimate relationships than overall plots or sexual encounters – I equate […]

The Duke and Miss Christmas by ...

<i>The Duke and Miss Christmas<i> by Amelia Grey

The Duke and Miss Christmas is a charming little novel set in Grey’s Heirs’ Club of Scoundrels series and I’d absolutely recommend it for anyone who is a fan of that series. Anyone else may find the family connections and short hands of relationships a bit confusing, but the book is delightful nonetheless. The book […]

Christmas with the Billionaire Ran...

<i>Christmas with the Billionaire Rancher</i> by Mandy Baxter

This book is better than it deserves to be, y’all. A short story in a series of short story, Baxter shines at writing this family. Her website is unclear if the entire series is novellas, but I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if it were for the simple fact that she packs more realistic character development […]

Hot Toy by Jennifer Crusie

<i>Hot Toy</i> by Jennifer Crusie

  Ya’ll, most of the time Crusie books are out of the park home runs. I am one of the rabid devotees of Bet Me and I have loved so many other of her books. This one, however, was not nearly as fun. The premise is both simple and ridiculous. We open on a Toy-R-Us-esque establishment […]

Baby, It’s Cold Outside ...

<i>Baby, It’s Cold Outside</i> by Probst, Chase, Proby, Anne, and Meader

  This sweet anthology ticks all the boxes if you’re looking for a few quick stories that will rev your engines and offer quick resolutions. Below are the summaries as offered by the publisher. Searching for You  Can a determined woman executive and a playboy billionaire survive being stranded together in a snowstorm? Jennifer Probst depicts an […]

Touch of Silk by Lori Wilde

<i>Touch of Silk</i> by Lori Wilde

  A Touch of Silk, as you can tell by the cover, is a part of Wilde’s Harlequin back catalog. It’s been recently repackaged with the fourth book in the series (this is the first) and that’s how I encountered it. The premise is creative and I enjoyed it with the caveat that I had all […]

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