Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Three Contemporary Christmas Tales

Happy holiday! Here are three contemporary Christmas romance sure to get you in the spirit of the season. I am confident you will find them as delightful as I did. Happy reading from Vikki's Musings!

Christmas in Whistler by Kim Hornsby and Kiki Abbott

Publisher & Release Date: Top Ten Press, November 14, 2014

Time and setting: Present Day, NYC

Genre: Contemporary Romance/Holiday

Length:  87 pages

Heat Level: 1 Scorching Hot Flame

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I thoroughly enjoyed this light-hearted Christmas tale. I loved the characters and the chemistry between the hero and heroine is great. The story is believable and is about friendship and the heart break of divorce. It’s never easy when children are involved particularly.

This is Daria’s first Christmas without her daughters and she feels it keenly. Fortunately, her best friend invites her to visit her at a ski resort in Canada for the holidays.

When she meets Pierre and his dog, Scruffy, she is immediately attracted to this charming Frenchman and his adorable animal. When he helps her on a skype call with her kids, she falls for him in a big way. Is possible that what starts as a holiday romance can turn into more?

If you’re looking for a heart-warming Christmas story with delightful characters and a sweet romance, then Christmas in Whistler is a story you are sure to love. Happy reading!

4.5 Gold Crowns

The Wrong Man for Christmas by Donna Wright

Publisher & Release Date: Olivia Kimbrell Press, November 21, 2014

Time and setting: Present Day, Tennessee

Genre: Contemporary Romance/Holiday

Length:  48 pages

Heat Level: Sweet

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99 cents

The Wrong Man for Christmas is a delightfully funny story with a great message. I truly enjoyed it, and I am glad I read the book. The characters are interesting and the plot is great. I just adore sweet Christmas tales and this is one to surely tickle your fancy.

Tamara Lane is determined to capture Michael Sommers attention this year if it’s the last thing she does. As his personal assistant, she is in charge of the company Christmas party.

When a co-worker asks her to help her, she agrees to handle the paperwork for the new attorney to the firm, Conner McNair.

Conner is smittened right away, but through the water cooler gossip, he learns Tamara is infatuated with her boss.

What does Conner do? He suggests he pretend to be her boyfriend to make Michael jealous. They reach an agreement. As they go on dates, he is determined that what starts as a pretense will evolve into romance.

If you love reading sweet and funny Christmas stories, then you will thoroughly enjoy The Wrong Man for Christmas. This is just what you need to get you in the holiday spirit. Happy reading!

4 Gold Crowns

Until January by Mary Whitney

Publisher & Release Date: Posit Publishing, December 17, 2014

Time and setting: Present Day, NYC

Genre: Contemporary Romance/Holiday

Length:  95 pages

Heat Level: 2 Scorching Hot Flame

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I purchased this book last year and didn’t get it read during the holiday season. This year, I pulled up all the Christmas books I downloaded last and I’m trying to read one each day since most of them are either short stories or novellas. I loved the cover on this one, which is why I chose to read Until January. I’m very glad I did. This is a delightfully light-hearted read!

Gretchen Patton has had the hot for one of her neighbors for quite some time and refers to him as HLG––hot lawyer guy––instead of his name. Gretchen decides to spend Christmas alone since her twin brother goes to Tahiti with his soon to be fiancĂ©e and she doesn’t want to spend the holidays at her parent’s cabin in the wilds of Nova Scotia.

Sean McGowan returns from his father’s funeral with no set plans for the holidays, except work. Since he’s been gone for two months, he has to spend most of his time preparing for a big case in January.

When Gretchen and Sean meet by chance at the mailboxes in the lobby of their building, he asks her to go to mass on Christmas eve. Turns out he’s also attracted to her. Will Gretchen and Sean give into their attraction or decide it’s too big of a risk?

I truly enjoyed Until January from start to finish. I adored both characters, especially Gretchen. Of course, I’m sure the reason I enjoyed her character more is because the entire story is written in first person, from her perspective. I’m not a huge fan of first person POV, but for this book it worked.

If you want a fairly quick read to get you in the mood for the holidays, with humor and a lot of camaraderie, then I suggest you give Until January a try. You will not be disappointed. Happy reading!

5 Gold Crowns

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