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BOOK REVIEW: The Plight Before Christmas by Kate Stewart

BOOK REVIEW: The Plight Before Christmas by Kate StewartThe Plight Before Christmas by Kate Stewart
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Clark Griswold was onto something, at least with his annual holiday meltdown.
And since the last three weeks of my life have been riddled with humbug—another breakup, a broken toe, an office promotion I deserved and didn’t get—I’m not at all in the mood to celebrate nor have the happ, happ, happiest Christmas EVER.

When Mom insisted that we all gather at my Grandparent’s ancient cabin for an old school family Christmas, I fully intended to get into the holiday spirit with the help of the three wise men, Johnnie Walker, Jack Daniels, and Jim Beam. But those boys did absolutely nothing to offset the shock or temper the sting of seeing my EX on our doorstep the first day of our holiday soiree.

Apparently, Santa missed the memo, and this elf is pissed.

Stuck for a week with the man who obliterated my heart nearly two decades ago, I did the only thing I could do and put on my game face, thankful for the home advantage.

I knew better than to drink that last cup of eggnog.

I knew better than to get tongue tangled beneath the mistletoe with the only man to ever break my heart.

I knew better than to sleep with Satan’s wingman on the eve of the Lord’s birthday.

I could blame the nog. I could blame the deceitful light blue eyes, thick, angelic hair, and panty evaporating smirk…but mostly, I blame Eli because he always knew exactly which of my buttons to push.

I foolishly thought a family Christmas filled with nostalgia was going to turn my inner Scrooge around, but this year’s festivities went up in flames. Leave it to the ghost of my Christmas past to be the one to light the match.

Fa la la la la, la FML.

The Plight Before Christmas is a full length, second chance, Christmas themed romance and most definitely on SANTA'S NAUGHTY LIST!


Fa la la la la, la FUCK MY LIFE.

The Plight Before Christmas was my favorite Christmas book of the year!  It was heartwarming, hilarious, sexy and so much fun!  If you’re looking for a book to bring you some Christmas cheer, while also causing a tear or few, you need this one in your life.  The angst, relationships and story-line were beyond addictive and I couldn’t put this book down!  This was my first story by Kate Stewart and I will be definitely checking out all of her backlist books!

Eli wasn’t the guy you were supposed to plan a future with. He was the guy to break your heart and break it in well. I didn’t realize it until it was too late.

At first, I wasn’t the hugest fan of Whitney.  She came across as bitter and pessimistic in the very beginning.  She didn’t hold back and let us know ALL of her thoughts!   But the moment she interacted with her family, I saw that we met her on a truly horrific day.  I started laughing in that second chapter and kept laughing till the end.  Her family was absolutely hilarious and I fell in love with them and her the moment they started emailing each other about their Christmas vacation at the cabin.  And when we met them?!  I was obsessed.  I loved how close Whitney was with all of her family!  She fought with them, was brutally honest and loved them with her whole heart and soul.  Whitney was such a good, kindhearted person.  She even let her niece destroy her with makeup lol.  And looking like that, was exactly how her ex Eli first saw her again. After all of these years.

For me, she was the one woman who never really left my thoughts. Over the years, some of the memories have faded. There’s been a lot of spacing between personal relationships, but Whitney? Unforgettable.

I had so many questions when it came to Eli.  Whitney’s brother brought him along to spend the holidays with them, since he had no one.  And I wanted to know everything!  From how he could have been so cold in the past and walked away from her, to wondering if he knew that Whitney would be there.  Because my gut was saying YES he did!  So while I wanted to hate Eli, that’s not how it played out at all.  I loved Eli. From the moment he interacted with Whitney’s nephew Peyton, I was a goner. Their mornings together were so adorable!  But Whitney’s family firmly had her back.  Serena, her sister, made it clear what she thought of Eli and even their mom slayed him with stating she knew who he was lol!  Eli had an uphill battle, but he kept charging up that and winning hearts left and right.  Much to Whitney’s dismay. I loved how he partook in all of their family actives and cared so deeply for the kids, sigh.

Echoes of my time with him remain in the room as I wrap my arms around myself, surrounded by nostalgia and the feel of the sweatshirt on my naked skin.

We got flashbacks to Eli and Whitney’s past and they were done so fabulously.  With pieces here and there from how they met, fell in love, to what ultimately separated them made me even more invested.  I loved those little glimpses of the past because they held so much emotion!  And the chemistry they had back then was still going strong nowadays.  Because the electricity between them oommmmmggggg.  It was intense!  And the more time they spent around each other, we saw moments that showed they still cared.  Words, actions, you guys I was obsessed!  They still knew the other person.  But they both had walls that needed to be knocked down. And at times when they would let their guard down, it was everything!

The girl I fell in love with nearly two decades ago is standing right in  front of me, gifting me with a rare glimpse of the part of her heart  that’s remained untainted by life, time, by me. A part of her that rings hopeful. A heart that once belonged to me.

One of the things I didn’t expect was to be so invested in Whitney’s family. They were so deeply ingrained into this story.  The family dynamics and relationships were done beautifully.   And some of my favorite moments in this book were when they were sitting down and eating meals.  They were intense, hilarious and beyond entertaining! But her siblings’ relationships were going through pivotal moments and I felt their joy and heartache too.  I became just as invested in her siblings marriages as I was with Eli and Whitney. So it was impossible not to shed tears and hold out all of my hope that they would get their happily for evers too!

“You can pretend all you want that I haven’t been inside you, but I refuse to.”
She gapes at me, her eyes widening. “You did not just say that.”
“I did. Don’t you think we’re a bit old for games?”
“I’m not playing games, you ass. I just don’t see the point in talking about it.  It’s a little late, Eli, don’t you think?”
“We’re still breathing, and our hearts are still beating. So, no, I don’t think it’s too late.” 

As their lives unfolded, there was a deepness to this story I didn’t see coming.  It explained so much and gutted me. But there were also so many moments of lightness and laughter. The spying had me screaming with laughter. The family secrets. The messing with one another. And the times that led to more were scorching hot! I shed so many tears. They were a mixture of happiness and sadness, and I loved how much this book made me feel. So if you’re looking for a romantic Christmas story that will keep a smile on your face and is filled with all the emotions, this is it!  The epilogue gave us the most wonderful happily ever after! And I can’t wait to read the rest of Stewart’s books!

I’m standing here, seventeen years later, because I never forgot you—and in discovering you again—I want to know you, I want to kiss you.

PS The texting mishap, I still am laughing about that!

BOOK REVIEWS: The Naughty, The Nice and The Nanny l The Snowflake Inn l All My Christmases

BOOK REVIEWS: The Naughty, The Nice and The Nanny l The Snowflake Inn l All My ChristmasesThe Naughty, The Nice and The Nanny (Holiday Brothers #1)
by Willa Nash
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One week with one little girl—an angel, according to my staffing agency. Acting as the short-term nanny for a single dad should have been an easy way to make some extra cash. Until I show up for my first day and face off with a demon disguised as a seven-year-old girl wearing a red tutu and matching glitter slippers.

Oh, and her father? My temporary boss? Maddox Holiday. The same Maddox Holiday I crushed on in high school. The same Maddox Holiday who didn’t even know I existed. And the same Maddox Holiday who hasn’t set foot in Montana for years because he’s been too busy running his billionaire empire.

Enduring seven days is going to feel like scaling the Himalayas in six-inch heels. Toss in the Holiday family’s annual soiree, and Christmas Eve nightmares really do come true. But I can do anything for a week, especially for this paycheck, even if it means wrangling the naughty, impressing the nice, and playing the nanny.


Violet was a tutu-toting terrorist, but there was no way in hell a  seven-year-old girl was going to best me.

The Naughty, The Nice and the Nanny was a heartfelt story of new beginnings, family and love.  And while normally that’s something I would fall had for, unfortunately I wasn’t ever able to connect to any of the characters.  I liked them all, including the little girl.  I loved that we got to alternate between Natalie and Maddox and hear all of their thoughts.  And the story unfolded in a way that felt like an adorable Hallmark movie, with a little bit of steam.  But unfortunately, it just didn’t work for me.  Everyone else seems to love this story, so I’m thinking it’s definitely me!  Here’s hoping you love this one, if you pick it up!

Maybe this was fast. Maybe it was reckless and a little crazy. But there  was something here. Something powerful and something worth holding on  to.
Something to chase.

BOOK REVIEWS: The Naughty, The Nice and The Nanny l The Snowflake Inn l All My ChristmasesThe Snowflake Inn by Samantha Chase
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She’s looking for a home for the holidays.
He wants to be anywhere but home for the holidays.

After ten years of tragedy and disappointment, Grace thought she had finally found a place to call home when she walked through the doors of The Snowflake Inn. But all her hopes and dreams for a future and a forever-home are dashed the moment Riley walks through the doors of the Inn.

Riley never had any desire to return to The Snowflake Inn, never mind run the place, but when his world is turned upside down, he has no choice. It was always his family’s dream that he one day take over running the Inn, not his, and now he’s ready to cut his losses and leave as soon as he can. Or that was his plan before meeting Grace.

Grace and Riley’s plans couldn’t be more different, but neither one of them can deny the attraction they feel for the other. With a little help from the magic of the Christmas season, The Snowflake Inn may just be the place where both their dreams come true.


The Snowflake Inn was a heartwarming Christmas story!  With characters with jaded pasts, a beautiful setting, and a story-line that you can easily read in one sitting, this book was a lot of fun.  Riley and Grace were so easy to love, even when they both made mistakes.  Riley was back home from being in the Marines after being injured.   His mom, Corrrine, had a bed and breakfast and it wasn’t the best memories from his childhood.  So with the full focus to get his mom to sell the inn, Grace was the hiccup he never saw coming.  Grace became best friend’s with Riley’s mom and I adored their friendship.  And with Grace now working for Riley’s mom, I loved how that didn’t change their friendship.  Owning a bed and breakfast was Grace’s dream.  So to say Riley and Grace butted heads is an understatement lol.
Riley knew Grace was beautiful. Hell, it was one of the reasons he kept following her. She intrigued him, and he couldn’t seem to help himself. But now, with her standing here in his arms? Everything about her called to him. So he did the only thing he could do.
He kissed her.
Riley could be so focused and dense at times.  He thought what was best for others, was what he ultimately wanted.  So I loved watching him grow and finding out how to accept what is and how to make others happy.  He also showed us that he was kind and thoughtful. And while him and Grace were both attracted to each other, they didn’t get along at first.  So it was great being able to alternate between the two of them.  Grace had a lot of healing to do too and we got to watch that slowly happen within the pages. We were also given both of their backstories, and it added so much depth to Riley and Grace. With a wonderful happily for ever, this book was adorable and steamy too.  I will definitely be checking out other books by Samantha Chase, since this was my first!

BOOK REVIEWS: The Naughty, The Nice and The Nanny l The Snowflake Inn l All My ChristmasesAll My Christmases by AJ Alexander
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I don’t do Christmas. I’d even go as far as to say I hate it.

But when my baby sister asks me to walk her down the aisle on Christmas Eve, I can’t say no. So, instead of soaking up the sun on a remote island, I’m freezing my ass off, surrounded by mountains of snow.

What I didn’t expect was for my baby sister's best friend to turn into a curvy snow bunny. She’s too young, too innocent, and too good for the likes of me.

But no matter how hard I try, Noelle Eden has thawed my ice cold heart.

I didn’t come here looking for love, but I plan to ensure that the rest of my Christmases from now until forever are with her.


All My Christmases was a sexy Christmas story that was  a quick read!  Lincoln was jaded from his past and was coming back home for his sister’s wedding.  But he desperately wanted his sister’s best friend, Noelle, who was half his age.  He had never made his wants known before, but from the moment he laid eyes on her again all bets were off.  She was his.  We got to the sexy scenes quickly and they were definitely spicy and kinky!  If you adore dirty talk, Lincoln is your man!  But with a few hiccups along the way, family showed how they can be your best friend.  We were left with a wonderful happily ever after and a wonderful peek into the future!
“Why are you looking at me like I’m something to eat?”
“Because you  are,” he groans before capturing my lips with his in a heated kiss and  pushing my back into the wall, trapping me with his body. 

BOOK REVIEW: The Stocking Was Hung (The Holidays #1) by Tara Sivec

BOOK REVIEW: The Stocking Was Hung (The Holidays #1) by Tara SivecThe Stocking Was Hung (The Holidays #1)
by Tara Sivec
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What happens when your life goes to crap the week of Christmas? You invite a hot Marine you met in an airport bar to come home with you for the holidays, to distract your crazy family from the truth.

With a handsy aunt, a meddling mother, and a father concerned for the wellbeing of his daughter's eggnog, there's no chance Sam and Noel will have time to fall in love...or will they?

The Stocking Was Hung is the first of three books about The Holiday family. It's a full-length Christmas novel that will make you laugh, make you HOT, and maybe even make you say, "Awwwww" a few times.


I had so much fun reading Christmas Cliche, so I had to try another book by Tara Sivec.  The Stocking Was Hung was over the top, laugh out loud hilarious.  While I adored the main characters, Sam and Noel, the rest of the characters didn’t mesh so well with me.  So I won’t be continuing on with this series, but I’ll still be picking up another book by Tara Sivec down the road.

I’m happy for the first time in a long time, and something about that scares the shit out of me. How could a guy I just met make me feel this way?

When Noel’s boyfriend proposed to her, she bolted.  Afraid to tell her parents she “failed” at something else, she ended up bringing another guy home for the holidays.  Noel and Sam met at the airport and there was definitely an instant attraction. When she suggested for him to pretend to be her ex, and to come home with her for the holidays, I was addicted.  The chemistry between them was smile inducing and I was so giddy that Sam went along with Noel’s crazy plans.

He smile, her laugh, her smell, her skin…I need her. Just her. I realize how crazy that sounds when we haven’t even known each other for twenty-four hours, but I don’t give a fuck. This woman has turned me inside out in less than a day and I just. Don’t. Give. A. Fuck.

Noel was so down to earth and easy to connect with.  And Sam was the sweetest guy ever.  And while he agreed to pretend to be Noel’s ex, the man was not altruistic lol.  He definitely had an end game of hooking up with Nicole.  Their moments together had me glued to the pages and the chemistry between them was scorching hot!  But the more time they spent around each other, they both started to see that there was so much more than just a physical attraction between them.  I loved watching how kind Sam was to Noel, he defended and helped her.  And Noel gave Sam the possibility of a true family, something he never had.

“Mom, do you have pot hanging from the ceiling?” Noel asks.
“You know your father needs it for his arthritis,” her mother sighs. “Pot—mistletoe, potato—potahto. It’s green and it’s festive, and you have to kiss under it.”

My hiccup with this story was Noel’s family.  Her mom would say things so seriously it horrified me. Telling her daughter that her father doesn’t believe in oral before breakfast, that’s a little tmi for even me lol. And her dad’s analogy with milk and his daughter was just a little too awkward. So when you throw in her Aunt Bobbie’s comments, drinking and drug use, plus groping Sam…I’m sad to say I struggled. Her family was way too much for me.  

I want to tell him to never leave. I want to tell him this stupid charade stopped being a charade the moment he kissed me under the pot mistletoe. I want to ask him if he’ll be my boyfriend for real and not for a fake show for my family.

But here’s the thing, Tara Sivec writes characters that are so vividly real and the story flows so seamlessly that it’s all so easy to devour.  And again we got an over the top story with an adorable romance, crazy side characters and a happy ending that made me smile.  It pains me that I struggled with her family, especially since I adored the main characters so much.  I’m hoping the next book I pick up by her will be a much better fit.

BOOK REVIEW: Single and Ready to Jingle by Piper Rayne

BOOK REVIEW: Single and Ready to Jingle by Piper RayneSingle and Ready to Jingle Purchase on: AmazoniBooks
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The girl who loves Christmas falls for the Grinch—it’s a Christmas miracle.

What started as a dumpster fire of a blind date turns into a deal.

In truth, it probably didn’t help that I showed up dressed like an elf but that’s a story for another time. Our start was rocky at best which is why it’s so frustrating that I can’t stop thinking about his sexy British accent. Or the way his chest and arms fill out his suit. Or his perfect hair with that single streak of grey at the front.

Santa likes lists and so do I, so here’s all the reasons why Andrew and I aren’t right for each other:

He’s my brother’s best friend
He’s the biggest grump I’ve ever met.
He hates Christmas.

That last one is big for a girl like me who thinks that the entire month of December should be a national holiday. So, when he calls for my help in planning his firm’s holiday party, I can’t pass up the opportunity to grow my small business. Bonus, we make a deal, and he agrees to attend three holiday events with me so I can make him fall in love with Christmas. As if I’d pass up an opportunity to make a Grinch’s heart grow three times its size.

It isn’t long until I discover Andrew has a very real reason to hate Christmas and I start to see him in a different light. That’s when the Christmas miracle begins.


Single and Ready to Jingle was a heartwarming Christmas tale that will leave a smile on your face.  With an opposites attract, a teeny tiny smudge of an enemies to lovers and brothers best friend all rolled together, this book was so much fun!  The characters were easy to love, the story flowed seamlessly and the epilogue at the end had the most wonderful HEA!  If you’re looking for an adult Christmas book to pick up this season, definitely make for sure this one is on your list!

I love Christmas.
Like, love love Christmas.
Most Americans wait until after Thanksgiving to put up their Christmas decorations, but not me.  Mine go up the day after Halloween.

Kenzie was meeting a new date at a restaurant.  Not having time to change before going to the restaurant, she showed up wearing an elf costume since she owned her own event planning business.  The bells on her shoes were so fantastic lol.  Andrew, who was a lawyer, was having none of it.  He didn’t like Christmas or a grown woman looking like a cartoon character.  Andrew was cold, made her feel awful and I dubbed him as a conceited know it all!  So I was embarrassed right along with Kenzie.  She was so easy to love and her inner thoughts just make you click with her.  But at the same point, she cluelessly kept making their date worse.  I just wanted to hug her.  Learning that Andrew was Kenzie’s brother’s best friend felt like a broken star on her wilting Christmas tree.  They parted ways hoping to not run into one another again, yet that wasn’t exactly how it worked out!

Something about this woman’s smile is infectious. It almost pulls a smile of my own out, but I stifle the urge and school my features.

Andrew aka The Grinch, was a cynical, rude, anti-Christmas man when we first met him.  So when we alternated chapters and got to be in his head, I was shocked with his thoughts.  Mind blown *my lips are zipped why*!  When Andrew asked to meet Kenzie and said he recommended her for his law firm’s Christmas party, I was so excited for her opportunity!  Even if Andrew was using it as a way to get in good with one of his bosses, who he was hoping would help promote him.  But I will say, Andrew does need to be given some slack.  His past hurt ugh, he was jaded because of it.  I got why he acted the way he did.  But with Kenzie’s Christmas cheer, and her deal for Andrew to attend three holiday events with her, I just knew she would start knocking down his walls!

I quickly add myself as a contact and text myself so his number will be in my phone. When I hand it back to him, he glances at the screen.
“Mrs.  Claus?” he says in a wry voice.
I laugh. “Well, that’s why you want to  hire me, isn’t it? I love Christmas and you’re hoping for a miracle?”
He chuckles and shakes his head.

This story was so adorable!  I loved all of Andrew and Kenzie’s interactions and those three holiday events?!  My heart soared!  While they were opposites from one another, it was impossible not to smile when they spent time together.  I loved getting to see their different sides, since there was so much more then meets the eye.  Sprinkle that with cute little moments that made me laugh out loud, this book was such an easy win!  It was fun watching them grow and help each other, and the whole time I just wanted to shove them together.  It was a little bit of a slow burn, and as the story progressed there were some wonderful steamy scenes!  But they both had learning to do, and Kenzie and Adam pulled our hearts along for that sleigh ride!

I bring my hand to my chest in mock surprise. “Did you just make a joke?  I didn’t think you were capable.”
He rolls his eyes, and without another word, I turn and walk over to the counter to order his Americano  and my caramel macchiato.

Single and Ready to Jingle was a fabulous Christmas romance that brimmed with warmth, holiday cheer and so much joy! With ice skating, holiday cocktails, emotional families and snow falling, this book was so enjoyable!  I loved that Kenzie and Andrew were both flawed and relatable, I loved how much the side characters added and the HEA at the end perfectly closed their story.  I’m so glad I gave this book a try and now I can’t wait to go read Piper Rayne’s backlist!

My heart has been kick-started, it just has nothing to do with Christmas.

PS Kenzie’s shirts were amazing! 

*I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book, provided by the author. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*



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Piper Rayne is a USA Today Bestselling Author duo who write “heartwarming humor with a side of sizzle” about families, whether that be blood or found. They both have e-readers full of one-clickable books, they’re married to husbands who drive them to drink, and they’re both chauffeurs to their kids. Most of all, they love hot heroes and quirky heroines who make them laugh, and they hope you do, too!


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The Christmas Pact & Scrooged by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward

The Christmas Pact & Scrooged by Vi Keeland and Penelope WardThe Christmas Pact by Vi Keeland, Penelope Ward
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From New York Times Bestselling authors Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward comes a standalone holiday novella.

Eggnog. Check. Roaring fire. Check. Hot romance book. Check!

Riley Kennedy’s emails keep getting crossed with her male colleague, Kennedy Riley. The infuriating man forwards them along with his annoying commentary and unsolicited advice. At least she never has to see him in person, since they work in different locations…until they come face to face at the office holiday party.

As luck would have it, Kennedy turns out to be outrageously handsome…though still a jerk. Yet somehow he’s able to charm her out on the dance floor—and convince her to participate in his crazy scheme: he’ll go home with Riley for a Christmas party and pretend to be her boyfriend, if Riley agrees to be his date to a wedding. It sounds easy enough. Little by little, however, the act they’re putting on starts to feel like so much more than a Christmas pact—and Riley’s about to learn there’s more to Kennedy than she ever imagined.


The Christmas Pact was a fabulous, quick story that was oh so adorable.  With wonderful chemistry, adorable situations and characters that were so much more then meets the eyes, I fell in love with this novella.  If you’re looking for a heartwarming story that also has fake dating in the pages, you definitely need this book in your life!

“My apologies. Let’s start over. I’m Kennedy Riley. Pleasure to meet  you. Um, what’s your name again?”
I glanced over his shoulder  and pretended to wave at someone. “Oh gosh, I see someone I actually  like over there who I need to speak to. I’d say it was lovely meeting  you, but I’m a terrible liar. So instead, I’ll just say Merry Freaking Christmas.”

With similar names, and their work emails keep getting mixed up, there was no way Riley Kennedy could get away from Kennedy Riley.  Especially when Kennedy would forward Riley her emails, while also letting her know all of his thoughts on her life.  Even if they were infuriating to her.  So when their paths crossed in person at a Christmas work party, sparks flew!  And it led them pretending to be each others significant others over the holidays, around each others families.  What started out in jest ended up turning into so much more.

Kennedy looked into my eyes and I couldn’t look away. It was like he was  seeing me for the first time, like he’d finally found the missing piece  of my puzzle and things suddenly made sense.

While I thought Riley needed to live a little and Kennedy needed to pause sometimes, they both exceeded my expectations.  Their back stories, as we got to know them, made them leap off of the pages.  And while I liked them both individually, together they were so much fun.  I loved their antics and make believe around Riley’s family.  I laughed out loud and loved the chemistry between them!  But by the time they got to Kennedy’s family, it felt like there was so much more between them.  Because what happens when fake dating doesn’t start to feel fake anymore?  I’ll say that I got tears in my eyes and loved these characters.  The Christmas Pact ended with a fabulous happily ever after and left a smile on my face.  I’ll definitely be picking up more books from these two authors!

The Christmas Pact & Scrooged by Vi Keeland and Penelope WardScrooged by Penelope Ward, Vi Keeland
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New York Times Bestselling Authors, Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward bring you three sexy short stories to heat up your holidays!

Sexy Scrooge

The last thing I needed was to share an Uber with Scrooge—a cocky lawyer on a snowy Christmas Eve. It was bad enough I was on my way to court for the gift of eviction.Although maybe today wouldn’t turn out so bad after all.The Sexy Scrooge and I started to connect as we trudged our way through a storm. Our ride was about to end. But would I ever see him again?

The Merry Mistake

Note to self: Ask Santa for glasses this year. When I accidentally mistook a gorgeous man resting outside my building for a homeless person in need of lunch, we got into it. I’d only been trying to do a good deed around the holidays, but he called me righteous. I called him something far worse. If only I didn’t have to see him again. But fate had other plans.

Kissmas in New York

It was just supposed to be a simple kiss with a stranger. I'd done it to prove a point—that I hadn't lost my sense of adventure. But you know what they say about the best laid plans. Maybe I'd get something in my stocking after all this holiday season...


Sexy Scrooge: 5/5 Stars

Sexy Scrooge was absolutely adorable and lots of fun!  I couldn’t stop smiling and it was a cute story about finding luck and having a little faith.  I easily could have read more!  But as super quick Christmas stories go, this is one of the best!

It just goes to show that with a little luck, fairy tales can come true, despite Ebenezer Scrooge.

The Merry Mistake: 4/5 Stars

The Merry Mistake was a cute story about mistakes and good deeds!  This one had a heartwarming aspect with an ailing father.  And I loved how even though there was a little hate going on between the couple, there was no denying that they definitely wanted each other!  While Piper was a little obnoxious and assumes in the beginning and Mason could be kind of a jerk, we got to see exactly who they were and it made so much sense.  I ended up really liking the both of them and hoping for them to end up together!

She leaned in. “Can I tell you a secret?”
Her breath brushed against my cheek as she said, “I still sort of think you’re an asshole.”
Shaking my head, I laughed. “You’re nothing if not honest, Piper.” I lifted my brow. “And you might be right.”

Kissmass in New York: 3/5 Stars

Kissmass in New York was the possibilities of taking risks and changing your life.  While this was my least favorite of the three stories, it still had a lot of heart.  I just wasn’t as okay with everything ending with a HFN since so much was still left up in the air.

Within seconds, it became demanding as something inexplicable ignited between us. Soon, our tongues were colliding. We might have just met, but this just felt right—like I was made to do this.

If you’re looking for something that’s quick and will give you some romance cheer around the holidays, then definitely give these quick little stories a try!  They all end in happily for nows and I’m glad I picked up this book!

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