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Promiscuous Christmas By Sharon Kleve

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Title:  Promiscuous Christmas
Author: Sharon Kleve
Series:  Handmade for Christmas Book 4
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: 4
Review:

"Promiscuous Christmas" by Sharon Kleve

Book Description.....

"Annie Swan wants it all, a career and a boyfriend, but she doesn’t believe it’s possible to have both. Annie’s driven to become a nurse and she’s not letting one night of mind-blowing sex on a Ferris wheel change all that.
When Jack Ross sees something he wants he doesn’t stop until it’s his. Jack admires Annie’s dedication but he knows with a little bit of understanding, forgiveness, and love you can have it all.
Story 4 in the best-selling New Adult Christmas Series, Handmade for Christmas."


What I enjoyed from the read....

"Promiscuous Christmas" was indeed a sweet cute short contemporary romance that took place around the Christmas season for Annie and Jack.  Wow, be prepared because there was some steamy hot sex scenes that really added to this delightful f…

The Christmas Bargain By Shanna Hatfield

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Book Description....


 "Luke Granger is about to get more than he bargained for…

As owner and manager of the Hardman bank, Luke Granger is a man of responsibility and integrity in the small 1890s Eastern Oregon town. Calling in a long overdue loan, Luke finds himself reluctantly accepting a bargain in lieu of payment from the shiftless farmer who barters his daughter to settle his debt.

Philamena Booth is both mortified and relieved when her father sends her off with the banker as payment of his debt. Held captive on the farm by her father since the death of her mother more than a decade earlier, Philamena is grateful to leave. If only it had been someone other than the handsome and charismatic Luke Granger riding in to rescue her. Ready to uphold her end of the bargain as Luke’s cook and housekeeper, Philamena is prepared for the hard work ahead. What she isn’t prepared for is being forced to marry Luke as part of this crazy Christmas bargain."

Title:  The Christmas Bargain
A…

Once Upon A Christmas By Lisa Plumley

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Title:  Once Upon A Christmas            Author:  Lisa Plumley  Publisher:  L. P.
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean                   Rating: 4
Review:

"Once Upon A Christmas" by Lisa Plumley

Book Description.....


This Christmas, chill out and cuddle up with these enchanting holiday stories...


Mistletoe and Holly
Accountant Holly Aldridge scrupulously plans everything in her life—until her boyfriend gets spontaneous by dumping her right before Thanksgiving. Still, Holly's sure he'll reconsider, given a little time...and a reason to be jealous. That reason, all six-feet-plus of him, is her new roommate, Sam McKenzie. If Sam has his way, Holly will have a sizzling new romance by Christmastime...


Christmas Honeymoon
Some women would consider it the perfect Christmas gift: an all-expenses-paid Vegas honeymoon. But Stacy Ames isn't some women. Actually, she's supposed to be posing as her cousin Janie. Too bad Stacy's faux hubby turns out to be her infuriatingly sexy ex, Dy…

The Christmas Catch (Holiday Brides Series Book 1) By: Ginny Baird

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Title:  The Christmas Catch            Author:  Ginny Baird         Series:  Holiday  Brides # 1
Publisher:  Winter Wedding Press  Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean          Rating: 4
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"The Christmas Catch" by Ginny Baird

Book Description....


A new Christmas novella by bestselling author Ginny Baird...
Book #1 in Ginny's Holiday Brides novella series.

Since the death of her military husband two years ago, single mom Christine White has struggled to get by. By throwing herself into her work as a Chicago copywriter, she's managed to keep food on the table but has gradually lost sight of what really matters, like building a bond with her four-year-old son. When Christine's best friend insists she spend Christmas in Vermont so she can get her life in order, Christine initially resists. Little does she know she's in for a memorable holiday that will reignite her faith and reawaken her heart.

Bachelor professor John Steadman has given up on finding the right one. Spen…

A Curvy Coldwater Christmas By: Jenn Roseton

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Title:  A Curvy Coldwater Christmas
Author:  Jenn Roseton
Publisher:  J. R.
Series:  Coldwater Springs #5
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: 5
Review:

"A Curvy Christmas" by Jenn Roseton

Book Description.....

"When Kate is asked by her friend, Sarah McCord, to appear as Mrs. Claus in the Coldwater Springs Christmas parade, she doesn’t know what to think! After all, she’s only twenty-nine. And although she has a very curvy figure, she’s not matronly and gray-haired - yet.

But when she finds out that the hunky guy she’s admired for the last few months, Flynn Winters, will play opposite her as Santa, she’s glad she agreed to take part. Especially when the script calls for them to kiss ….

This is a sexy contemporary romance novelette of approximately 6,800 words. Although it’s part of the Coldwater Springs series, it can be read as a stand-alone.

Sarah and Chase, Libby and Jake, Cassie and Luke, and Emma and Cade's romances are in the boxed set, Curves and Cowboys (BBW R…

The Shadows of Christmas Past Authors: Christine Feehan & Susan Sizemore

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Book Description.....

Love and magic triumph over evil in two sizzling holiday novellas.

CHRISTINE FEEHAN — "Rocky Mountain Miracle"

"When Cole Steele, a womanizer rumored to have killed his father, meets Maia Armstrong, a veterinarian rumored to practice magic, the sparks that fly could melt all the snow on his Wyoming ranch. And when an injured horse brings them together, Cole can't help but believe that Maia casts spells on animals and men. What else could explain the burning passion he feels for her and the thawing of his heart around the holidays?"

SUSAN SIZEMORE — "A Touch of Harry"

"When the injured wolf Dr. Marjorie Piper takes back to her kennel turns into a man, Marj is stunned, and keeps his subsequent escape a secret. The only thing more difficult to hide is the burning desire she feels for Harrison Blethyin, a stranger in town who brings out her animal instincts. But when Marj and Harry join forces to find a pack of runaway teens before …

Her Christmas Bonus By Rain Danvers

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Title:  Her Christmas Bonus
Author:  Rain Danvers
Publisher:  GRM Digital Publishing
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: 4
Review:

"Her Christmas Bonus" by Rain Danvers

Book Description....

New Adult Romance – A Sexy Contemporary Romance Novelette
"Sage has been working at a high-tech firm in Newport Beach, CA for over two years as the only female director among three men. She is highly valued by her boss and she loves her job, but there's a problem - she's totally attracted to him and the stress is killing her. She's taking three days off for the Christmas holiday and has posted her availability online, hoping to find a job when she returns. Before she can leave, she has to find her cell phone and she doesn't know where she left it.

Terrance is the founder and owner of Templeton Designs and considers Sage so valuable to the company, he can't afford to acknowledge the feelings he has for her. He's stuck at the company this year when normally he…

What Happens At Christmas By: Victoria Alexander

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Book Description....

"In 1886 Dec 18-25 & after. Camille Lady Lydingham wants a Prince, Nikolai Pruzinsky of Greater Avalonia. To give him a traditional English Christmas, she hires actors as family, servants. Suddenly Grayson Elliott returns after making his fortune in America. Eleven years ago, he declared love the day before her marriage to another then vanished. Now he wants her back."

Title:  What Happens At Christmas          By:  Victoria Alexander    Series: Millworth Manor # 1
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean                      Rating: 5
Review:

"What Happens At Christmas"  By: Victoria Alexander

What I liked about the novel.....

This was one of those fun reads that will have you laughing so hard pretty near all the way through the read. "What Happens At Christmas"  was rather a long read, however, it was one read that you will find it hard to put down definitely being of a read of second chances for not only Camille and Grayson, Beryl and her hus…

The Viscount's Christmas Temptation By: Erica Ridley

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Book Description...

"Certain individuals might consider Lady Amelia Pembroke a managing sort of female, but truly, most people would be lost without her help. Why, the latest on-dit is that rakish Viscount Sheffield is canceling the fête of the year because he hasn't time for silly soirees. He doesn't need time—he needs her!

When a flash of lightning destroys the venue for his family's annual Christmas ball, Lord Benedict Sheffield intends to enjoy a relaxing holiday for once. But after twelve days of beguiling Lady Amelia's guerrilla tactics, he's up to his cravat with tinsel . . . and tumbling head over heels in love."


Title:  The Viscount's Christmas Temptation         Author:  Erica Ridley
Publisher:  Intrepid Reads                                       Series: The Duke of War 0.5
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: 5
Review:

"The Viscount's Christmas Temptation" by Erica Ridley

What I enjoyed about the read.....

I liked this historical…

Montana Christmas Romance: Collection of Heartwarming Christmas Holiday Stories By: Seven Authors....Danica Winters, Casey Dawes, Melissa Tenley, H.A. Somerled, Clare Tallier, R.L. Syme & Jade Barnaby

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Title:  Montana Christmas Romance:  Collection of Heartwarming Christmas Stories
Authors:  Danica Winters    Casey Dawes     Melissa Tenley   H.A. Somerled
                 Clare Tallier       R.L. Syme         Jade Barnaby
Publisher: Self-Publishing Services LLC
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean          Rating: 5
Review:

"Montana Christmas Romance" by  Danica Winters, Casey Dawes, Melissa Tenley, H.A. Somerled
                 Clare Tallier, R.L. Syme & Jade Barnaby

Book Description.....

"Take a trip to Montana with this collection of seven heartwarming Christmas romances by award-winning and best-selling authors who call Montana home. This collection of stories from the mountains to the valleys of the Big Sky state will remind you of what is truly important and why you love the holiday season. Be ready to be swept away on a series of incredible journeys of the heart and soul."

Authors:
Casey Dawes — author of Love on the Wind
Danica Winters —author of A Date for Christ…

The Christmas Mail Order Bride By: Kit Morgan

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Book Description....

Sheriff Clayton Riley asked for a pair of boots for Christmas, not a mail order bride! Unfortunately for Clayton, his brother and mother figured a bride would look better on him than a new pair of boots! After all, he'd been sulking around long enough after the death of his wife, and his family decided it was time to take matters into their own hands and see to it Clayton had a very merry Christmas!

Summer James was young, she was beautiful and, an impoverished orphan. Who would want such a woman? Obviously no one. For here she was, eighteen and now of age to set out on her own. But New Orleans was full of men with evil intent for one such as herself, and she saw no other choice but to take the only offer for survival she could find and become a mail order bride. What she didn't count on was becoming Sheriff Clayton Riley's Christmas present!


Title:  The Christmas Mail Order Bride       By:  Kit Morgan      Publisher:  Angel Creek Press
Series:  Holida…

Be Mine This Christmas Night By: L.A. Sartor

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Title:  Be Mine This Christmas Night"
Author:  L.A. Sartor
Publisher: L.A.S.
Series:  Star Light~Star Bright Book 1
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: 4
Review:

"Be Mine This Christmas Night" by L.A. Sartor

Book Description...

The Children's Author …
"Annie Hamilton's children's series Star Light~Star Bright is a mega hit. She loves kids and wants nothing more than a family of her own, but twice burned, thrice shy. When a gorgeous man with two young boys moves next door, Annie can't help but dream her impossible dream.

And The Widower Who Moved Next Door …
Cole Evans is a brilliant scientist, but finds fatherhood a challenge. When his son develops a bond with their enchanting neighbor, the boy’s favorite author, Cole discovers just how much he's lost—and how much he needs.

Will Their Wish Come True This Christmas Night?
Can Cole overcome family meddling and alleviate Annie's fears so they can be a ready-made family?"

What I liked about t…

A Highlander for Christmas By: Jamie Carie

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Title:  A Highlander For Christmas
Author:  Jamie Carie
Publisher: J. C.
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: 4
Review:

"A Highlander For Christmas" by Jamie Carie

Book Description....

"A Christmas Novella: Lady Juliet Lindsay has made a colossal mistake. In the face of her parents’ rejection she realizes that a single stolen kiss could cost her everything. Sent to her aunt and uncle’s home in Scotland, she finds something in the rugged highland beauty that steals her heart…and a highland man, who seems her other half. Iain MacLeon, chieftain of the clan MacLeon, has one thing on his mind in a time where politics are like a tempest brewing—sheep. He loves his people and his land but he didn’t know he also needed a woman to share the load. And then he sees her…the flame-haired Englishwoman who steals his heart and holds it hostage against all his beliefs and all he holds dear. But how will he persuade his clan to love her as he does?"

What I liked about this novel...

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The Witch of Painted Sorrows By: M. J. Rose

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Title: The Witch of Painted Sorrows
Author:  M. J. Rose
Publisher:  Atria Books
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: 4
Review:

"The Witch of Painted Sorrows" by M.J. Rose

Book Description....

"Possession. Power. Passion. New York Times bestselling novelist M. J. Rose creates her most provocative and magical spellbinder yet in this gothic novel set against the lavish spectacle of 1890s Belle Époque Paris.

Sandrine Salome flees New York for her grandmother’s Paris mansion to escape her dangerous husband, but what she finds there is even more menacing. The house, famous for its lavish art collection and elegant salons, is mysteriously closed up. Although her grandmother insists it’s dangerous for Sandrine to visit, she defies her and meets Julien Duplessi, a mesmerizing young architect. Together they explore the hidden night world of Paris, the forbidden occult underground and Sandrine’s deepest desires.

Among the bohemians and the demi-monde, Sandrine discovers her erotic natu…

Colors of the Night By: Adriana Kraft

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Title:  Colors of the Night
Author:  Adriana Kraft
Publisher:  eXtasy Books
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: 5
Review:

"Colors of the Night" by Adriana Kraft

Book Description...

"The dazzling and timeless love goddess, Aria, pays a visit to struggling thirty-something Jamie and Ryan Hazleton, who are on the brink of divorce. When the hot sex that results from her first lesson cools to icy glares, Aria decides to move in with them and provide more experiential learning. Can Ryan overcome his jealousy of Jamie-s uninhibited response to the delectable goddess? What if he succumbs to his own desires? Only time will tell whether this love triangle with an immortal will ignite or extinguish the dying embers of Jamie and Ryan-s love."

What I liked about this novel....

I thought "Colors of the Night" was a interesting story of how these authors were able to present it so real to the readers. We found this couple was drifting apart...what will happen when Jamie an…

Christmas at Tiffany's By: Karen Swan

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Title:  Christmas at Tiffany's
Author:  Karen Swan
Publisher:  Pan Books (UK)
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: 4.5
Review:

"Christmas at Tiffany's" by Karen Swan

Book Description:

"Three cities. Three seasons. One chance to find the life that fits.

Cassie settled down too young, marrying her first serious boyfriend. Now, ten years later, she is betrayed and broken. With her marriage in tatters and no career or home of her own, she needs to work out where she belongs in the world and who she really is.

So begins a year-long trial as Cassie leaves her sheltered life in rural Scotland to stay with each of her best friends in the most glamorous cities in the world: New York, Paris and London. Exchanging grouse moor and mousy hair for low-carb diets and high-end highlights, Cassie tries on each city for size as she attempts to track down the life she was supposed to have been leading, and with it, the man who was supposed to love her all along."

What I liked about…

An Island Christmas By: Nancy Thayer

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Title:  An Island Christmas
Author:  Nancy Thayer
Publisher:  Ballantine Books
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: 4.5
Review:

"An Island Christmas" by Nancy Thayer

Title:  An Island Christmas
Author:  Nancy Thayer
Publisher:  Ballantine Books
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: 4.5
Review:

"An Island Christmas" by Nancy Thayer

 What I liked about this novel...

I loved this holiday Christmas story, add the Gordon family with  the youngest daughter Felicia was  getting married on Christmas day, along with a cat pet (Rex) and other distractions...  then you will have some interesting story that happens in Nantucket.  This story will even get more intriguing  the mother(Jill) tries to convince her daughter  to change  her mind about the finance and marry an old boyfriend who lives right next door.  Why was Jill trying to do this? Well, this is the time that I will say you must pick up the good read to see for yourself how this author will give you a heartwarming presenta…

How to Bake the Perfect Cake By: Gina Henning

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Book Description:

Don't miss the brilliant second book in the 'Home for the Holidays' series from Gina Hennings. This Christmas won't be complete with some Christmas Cake! The Home for the Holidays series: Book 1 - How to Bake the Perfect Pecan Pie
Book 2 - How to Bake the Perfect Christmas Cake
Book 3 - Coming just in time for the 4th of July!

Title:  How to Bake the Perfect Christmas Cake By: Gina Henning Publisher:  Carina Home for the Holidays Book # 2 Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean Rating:  5 Review: "How To Bake the Perfect Christmas Cake"  What I liked about this novel...... This was this author's second series...with her first being about Thanksgiving and this one is about Christmas.  This is a standalone read however, to get it all I would suggest your read the first series too.  This heartwarming story was mainly about Jack and Lauren but there was also Lauren's (Hauser) family, her best friend and Jack's aunt and the cat George.  Put them …

A Yorkshire Christmas By: Kate Hewitt

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Title:  A Yorshire Christmas
Author:  Kate Hewitt
Publisher:  Tule Publisher
Series:  Christmas Around the World # 2
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: 4
Review:

"A Yorkshire Christmas" by Kate Hewitt

Book Description....

"Wealthy New York City girl Claire Lindell isn’t looking for a Christmas miracle or happiness when she abruptly decides to hole up for the holiday at her godmother’s cottage in a little Yorkshire village, and lick her wounds from a near disastrous romantic decision.
After her car skids into a snow bank, Claire may have accidently found her perfect Christmas and the family and love she’s craved when she offers Noah Bradford of Ayesgill Farm help to push the back end of one of his sheep out of the icy mud, even if she’s going to ruin a brand new pair of Prada boots during the rescue.

What’s a little leather when love’s on the line?"

What I liked about this novel....

This was a very good holiday romance  about three people to form into a family dur…

Just in Time for Christmas By: Kim Boykin

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Book Description....

Nobody does Christmas like Miranda Hamilton, and now that she finally has her chance to chair Magnolia Bay's tree lighting and the cotillion, which benefits her late mother’s breast cancer foundation, this Christmas is shaping up to be the best ever. That is until her childhood nemesis Logan Mauldin buys his way on her committee and starts making plans of his own.

Logan Mauldin loves to get under Miranda's very sexy skin, and it's only fair. She's been getting under his since long before their first kiss at 13. Logan’s the last man interested in co-chairing a Christmas committee or participating in a sexy bachelor auction, but since that night he interrupted Miranda on a date and cornered her under the mistletoe, he can't stop thinking about her. Or vying for her attention and bugging the hell out of her.

Christmas cheer isn’t the only thing that heats up between the Miranda and Logan, but, thanks to a lie that is as much her fault as it is h…

Wreathed By: Curtis Edmonds

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Book Description..

"When Wendy Jarrett's mother dragged her to a mysterious funeral, Wendy wasn't expecting to meet the man of her dreams. But Wendy felt an immediate attraction to Adam Lewis, the nephew of the dead man. But when a fight over an inherited beach house threatens to separate Wendy and Adam, she has to take action to answer the unresolved questions about Adam's crazy uncle in order to find true love."

Title:  Wreathed       Author:  Curtis Edmonds   Publisher:  Scary Hippopotanus Books
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean           Rating: 4
Review:

"Wreathed" by Curtis Edmonds

What I liked about this novel....

This was one of those reads that once you start reading you will find in hard to put down this quick read until the end being so full of romance and humor.  I found the story line unique that the main characters meet while attending a funeral sparks seem to come about for Wendy and Adam.  Then the story will take off from there with many twist …

Three Christmases By: Kat Bastion & Stone Bastion

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Title:  Three Christmases       Authors: Kat Bastion & Stone Bastion
Publishers: K.B. & S.B.         Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Series:  No Wedding #4         Rating: 5
Review:

"Three Christmas" by Kat Bastion and Stone Bastion

Book Description....

"As the holiday season approaches in this fourth book in the No Weddings Series, Cade Michaelson strives to be better at balancing work and love, and Hannah Martin’s growing ability to trust is put to the test. Lust and friendship brought us together, but with the increasing demands of my two businesses, Hannah’s thriving bakery, and our successful event-planning company, stability becomes my focus.

Then a once-in-a-lifetime career opportunity takes me to the West Coast, and everything goes into a tailspin.

Laughter, love, and excitement fill our lives, but Cade refuses to settle into the wonderful bliss we’ve found—he wants spectacular fireworks and an unshakable foundation. Driven like no one I’ve ever met, Cade insi…

Come Home for Christmas, Cowboy By: Megan Crane

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Book Description:

"This Christmas season, Christina Grey Cooper has finally accepted that her marriage to her college sweetheart Dare is over. So she packs up her things, leaves a note, and heads back home for Marietta, Montana in the hope that a Christmas with her family will help piece her head—if not her heart—back together. Dare isn’t about to let the love of his life go, and who cares if that’s what he thought he wanted? He’ll do what it takes to win Christina back—even if that means suffering through Christmas with his in-laws, pretending to still be happily married for the sake of family harmony, and trying not to get caught up in all that holiday nonsense he’s never believed in… But Christmas is magical, especially in Montana. And if Dare has any hope of convincing Christina to give him one more chance, it’s going to be here…" Title:  Come Home for Christmas, Cowboy   By:  Megan Crane
Publisher: Montana Born Books, Tule Publisher   Series: Montana Born Christmas  Bo…

All I Want For Christmas By: Jennifer Gracen

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Title:  All I Want For Christmas      By:  Jennifer Gracen
Publisher:  Tule Publishing              Series:  Christmas in New York  Book 2
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating :  5  
Review:
All I Want for Christmas, by Jennifer Gracen

Book Description.......

"Cassandra Baines almost has it all: a flourishing career as one of the youngest English Lit assistant professors at NYU, an apartment in a city she adores, and a close circle of lifelong girlfriends that are like sisters. The only thing she doesn’t have is someone special to share it with. She’s been married to her work since Sean McKinnon broke her heart seven years ago. Musician and bar owner Sean McKinnon keeps busy – too busy for a love life. He blew it with Cassie all those years ago, and no one has held a candle to her since. But then one fateful night, of all the people in New York City, Cassandra walks into his bar, and he’s drawn to her as strongly as ever. She wants nothing to do with him, but he’s not going to g…

This Christmas By Jeannie Moon

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Title:  This Christmas        By:  Jeannie Moon        Publisher:  Tule Publishing
Series: Christmas in New York Book 1
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean    Rating: 5
Review:

"This Christmas" by Jeannie Moon

Book Description: 
"Single mother Sabrina Gervais has built a happy life with her daughter Charlotte in their eastern Long Island hometown of Holly Point. Having Charlie meant putting some of her own dreams on hold, but Sabrina is content to surround herself with family and friends, safe from the realities of the outside world. She had enough of that when the man she loved broke her heart.

Jake Killen’s career in professional hockey has brought him many rewards on and off the ice, but returning to New York brings back a flood of memories. When he sees Sabrina again, he discovers that he didn’t just run away from her ten years ago, but also from their unborn child.

Struggling with anger, guilt, and chemistry that’s off the chart, Sabrina and Jake wonder if they can find l…

Finding Hope By: Stacy Finz

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Title:  Finding Hope
Author:  Stacy Finz
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Series:  Nugget #2
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: 5
Review:

"Finding Hope" by Stacy Finz

Book Description....

"The small mountain town of Nugget, California, is way off the beaten path. But somehow it helps the lost and lonely find a new beginning in life—and in love…

One solitary day at a time is the only way cookbook writer Emily Mathews can restart her life—and cope with consuming loss. Still, the former city girl is finding all kinds of odd inspiration and advice from Nugget's proudly eccentric residents on everything from new recipes to opening her heart again. Especially when it comes to her rugged rancher landlord …

His no-drama new tenant is the first break Clay McCreedy has had in a long time. He's got his hands full enough dealing with his wife's scandalous death and his sons' unresolved grief. Clay can't help but be drawn to Emily's quiet understanding and strength. …

Wanton Christmas Wishes By: Monica Burns, Madelynne Elis, Samantha Kane, Eliza Lloyd, Kate Pearce & Jess Michaels

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Book Description

"Welcome to Wanton Christmas Wishes, an offering from six bestselling erotic historical romance authors. Dukes, soldiers, lords and gentlemen court and seduce beautiful heroines and make all their wishes come true. These tales are the perfect bite to get you in a festive mood…

HIS TO COMMAND by bestselling author Monica Burns. Prequel to the Self-Made Men Series. A Christmas Eve blizzard and one small act of discipline compromises Charlotte Clayworth, but she refuses John Fordyce's proposal. Now, years later, the Self-made Men decide to reunite the lovers for one more wanton Christmas wish.

THE KISSING BOUGH by NYT and USA Today bestselling author Madelynne Ellis. Viola Marsh has been forced to live an austere life, locked away under the watchful eye of her spinster aunt. Only on Christmas Eve is she allowed her freedom, to take part in the tradition of wassailing. Cousins, Percy Gilling and Lord William Ricborough share a close and…

The Navy Seal's Christmas Bride By: Cora Seton

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Book Description:

"It’s Christmas time at Crescent Hall, but don’t expect peace, harmony and goodwill among men. When Mason Hall and his wife, Regan, invite their friends to stay for the holidays, sparks fly in an epic battle of the sexes, military style!

Navy SEAL Dan Hemmins goes head to head with soldier Sarah Metlin to prove once and for all that woman can’t possibly qualify for an elite branch of the military, but when Sarah proves she’s not just one of the most qualified warriors he’s ever met, she’s also one of the smartest and sexiest, too, he’ll do whatever it takes to get close to her, even if he has to challenge her to another contest…or three…or five!"



Title:  The Navy Seal's Christmas Bride       By:  Cora Seton
Publisher:  Crush Star Multimedia LLC       Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: 4                                                        Series: The Heroes of Chance Creek  Book 4
Review:

"The Navy Seal's Christmas Bride"

What I liked from …

Cowboys For Christmas, By: Liz Talley, Kim Law & Terr Osburn

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Title:  Cowboys For Christmas
Authors:  Liz Talley, Kim Law & Terr Osburn
Publisher:  Peguin Random House
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: 4
Review:

"Cowboys For Christmas" by Liz Talley, Kim Law & Terr Osburn

Book Description...

Three all-new stories by Kim Law, Terri Osburn, and Liz Talley"Claire, Georgia, and Mary Catherine couldn’t be more different, but they promised they would be there for one another no matter what. And when they all gather in Holly Hills, Texas, for Mary Catherine’s Christmas wedding, they’ll find they have one thing in common: hearts that are about to be branded—by unforgettable cowboys.

In “Love Me, Cowboy” by Terri Osburn, wallflower Claire would be more excited about the wedding if it didn’t mean running into Mary Catherine’s brother—the bull rider she once had a scorching one-night stand with…

Ivy League volleyball coach Georgia never wanted to see Holly Hills—or another cowboy—again. But a sexy veterinarian is making her rethink h…

A Christmas Prayer By: Kimberla Lawson Roby

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Title:  A Christmas Prayer
Author:  Kimberla Lawson Roby
Publisher: Grand Central Publisher
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: 5
Review:

"A Christmas Prayer" by Kimberla Lawson Roby

Book Description....

"Alexis Fletcher hasn't had a merry Christmas in five years-not since her mother passed away. Every December she remembers the joy her mother brought to everyone during the holiday season and feels the pain of her absence, even more so now that she and her sister are barely speaking. More than anything, Alexis wishes her family could be whole again. However, with her wedding fast approaching, Alexis might just be ready to make some holiday memories with a new family of her own. Alexis's fiancé, Chase Dupont, is everything she ever dreamed of. He's kind, handsome, fully supportive of Alexis's career, and the CEO of a large company. But outside forces threaten to derail this happy couple from ever reaching the altar. As tensions rise, a dramatic event causes…

A Christmas Gift By: Kathi Macias

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Title:  A Christmas Gift
Author:   Kathi Macias
Publisher:  New Hope Publishers
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating:  5
Review:

"A Christmas Gift"  by Kathi Macias

Book Description:
"Chiapas, Mexico, had proven to be the distraction and escape Julie needed. As a teacher, she had longed to travel and instruct abroad. Now, she was teaching and falling in love with her students. But what she didn't expect happened in the short days leading up to Christmas. She didn’t know that her freedom would depend on Ramon, the local pastor. She didn’t anticipate the emotions this man of God would stir deep in her spirit. This Christmas Eve service would be unlike any other she had ever experienced. Would this simple man and his faith be enough to cause her to stay when she had every reason to leave?"

What I liked from this novel...

This was indeed a heartwarming Christian story that will capture your attention and keep you reading not wanting to put it down till the very end.…

The Importance of Being Alice By: Katie MacAlister

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Title:  The Importance of Being Alice
Author:  Katie MacAlister
Publisher:  Penguin Group Berkley NAL/Signet Romance, DAW
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: 4
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"The Importance of Being Alice" by Katie MacAlister

Book Description...

First in a new series!

"From New York Times bestselling author Katie MacAlister comes a series about finding your own wonderland through one roadblock at a time....
Nothing about Alice Wood’s life is normal right now. Her fiancé, Patrick, called off their wedding and relationship only days before their nonrefundable wedding trip. And though a luxurious European river cruise for one is just what she needs, it’s not what she gets....

Due to a horrible misunderstanding, Alice is now cramped in her romantic” suite with one of Patrick’s friends. Instead of cruising along the Rhine, Main, and Danube rivers sipping champagne with the love of her life, she’s navigating the waters with a strange yet mysteriously handsome British aristocrat.

A ba…

Playing Santa By: H.Y. Hanna

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Title:  Playing Santa
Author:  H.Y. Hanna
Publisher:  Wisheart Press
Series:  Summer Beach Vets
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: 5
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"Playing Santa" by H.Y. Hanna

Book Description....

"escape Down Under this Christmas...and find love in Summer Beach, where cold noses touch warm hearts!Holly stopped believing in Santa Claus long ago... until a house-sitting vacation in Australia rekindles the magic of Christmas. When she rescues a litter of abandoned puppies and meets a handsome veterinarian who captures her heart, she finds herself tempted to give up everything for a chance at love.

The last thing billionaire Dr Nick Forrester expected when helping out at the animal hospital was to meet this pretty American. He knows that they belong together - but with malicious gossip and culture clash coming between them, can he convince Holly that all he wants for Christmas is her?

* EACH NOVELLA CAN BE READ AS A STANDALONE, or read them in order for more fun! Characters you…