We wish you a merry Christmas…and a happily ever after!
A memorable three-night stand gets rekindled in a cabin in West Virginia. An office romance is sparked by an impulsive holiday kiss. And two best friends scout locations for a marriage proposal and discover that they make a perfect match. ‘Tis the season for laughter, love and a lifetime of happiness.
Title: Romancing the Holiday
Author: Jaci Burton, HelenKay Dimon and Christie Barth
Series: Holloway, Kent Brothers
Publisher: Carina Press
Format: ebook from NetGalley
Genre: Romance, Christmas, Anthology
Release date: December 3rd 2012
Number of pages: 272
We’ll Be Home for Christmas by HelenKay Dimon
No man likes having his bedroom skills described as forgettable, but that’s just what Lila Payne does when she runs into Spencer Thomas again. When she discovers that he’d lied about his name during their brief three-day romp a few months before, she’s so angry that she pretends she doesn’t remember him.
Spence regrets his deception, but not as much as he regrets that their time together didn’t last longer. When she shows up in his town, looking to revitalize her uncle’s mountain resort, Spence is determined to help. Maybe rescuing Lila from a hopeless renovation project will get him in her good graces—and back in her bed.
Lila has no interest in being rescued, and Spence is insulted by her stubborn rebuffs and her "faulty" memory. But when rehab work turns into an after-hours meeting, the two of them are in for a night that just might prove unforgettable…
This is my first book in this series, but I didn’t felt lost and it can be read as a simply holiday novella without any problem, because the story is focused on Lila and Spencer love story and holiday affair.
These two have met before but neither thought they would actually see each other again, especially since Spencer lied and told her a different name, his brother name, so it was a very fun misunderstanding in the first chapter and them we have Spencer kinda groveling for Lila’s attention and forgiveness.
It was a fun and sweet story.
The Best Thing by Jaci Burton
Tori Lewis had a perfect working relationship with Brody Kent, until a year ago, when a flaming hot kiss changed everything between them. With passion dancing a wicked tease around them, they have to decide which direction their relationship is going. But Tori doesn’t want to risk losing her job and the only family she knows, while Brody wants to shake things up and make Tori his. Can he convince her he’s worth the plunge into the unknown?
Again, I missed the other stories in this series, but it was a fun and very hot novella. I liked Tori trying to work with three hot males and pretending to not being acted. Ha, as if! It was fun to see that friends can jump to a relationship without all the crazy thinking.
But it was even better to see Brody struggling with his feelings and what he was supposed to do. Since he doesn’t do relationships it was really nice watching him change for the perfect women.
Ask Her at Christmas by Christi Barth
Caitlin McIntyre’s heart stops when her best friend drops to one knee and proposes. Kyle Lockhart never once hinted over the years that he has any idea she’s in love with him. Not wanting to jeopardize their friendship, she’s never let it slip. Good thing, too, since it turns out he’s only practicing—he’s about to propose to someone else.
A business merger might not be the most romantic reason to propose to a woman he barely knows, but Kyle’s determined to win the respect of the dying father who’s never seen him as quite good enough. Kyle’s always depended on Caitlin’s friendship, while trying to ignore the physical response she arouses. So he turns to her when it comes time to craft his proposal, not realizing his decision will affect their relationship, forever.
This Christmas, Kyle and Caitlin get one last chance to admit their feelings for each other, and find a mutual happily ever after, before he commits his life to another woman and Caitlin leaves town and him…for good.
I actually love a romance when friends discover they were perfect together and live HEA. So this story made everything really perfect for the holidays, the settings with Christmas tree and skiing on Chicago.
Kyle is a geek and not very good at feelings and what is right in front of him, but I understand Caitlin better because she’s afraid of what will became of their friendship if he doesn’t love her as she loves him.
It was fun to see Kyle’s almost fiancé trying to break them apart and how this actually helped with moving them together.