Author: Jill Shalvis, Hope Ramsey, Katie Lane
Pages: 100 pages
Publisher: Forever Publishing
Published: November, 2011
Form: E-book (from NetGalley for an honest review)
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Barnes & Noble: Buy / $2.99 (Nook)
Kissing Santa Claus
by Jill Shalvis - 32 pages
"NASCAR driver Logan Perrish returns to Lucky Harbor, Washington, with love in his heart and a ring in his pocket. But can Sandy Jansen forget the past and give him a second chance? Or will Logan be spending another Christmas alone?"
I loved this sweet Christmassy love story. Loved how Logan was determined to win Sandy over no matter how much she resisted and I loved how he sneakily planned how to get back into her good graces. Jill Shalvis’ writing was sweet, warm, had just the right amount of tension to keep things yummy between the couple. This short story makes me want to read more by Jill Shalvis!
I'll Be Home for Christmas
by Hope Ramsay - 24 pages
"After ignoring the advice of Ms. Miriam Randall, local matchmaker, Annie Roberts expects another hum drum holiday in Last Chance, South Carolina. But when a stray cat arrives in the arms of Army sergeant Matt Jasper, a calico named Holly just may be the best matchmaker of all."
A somber, more blue Christmas story where a soldier is delivering his dead friend Nick’s last Christmas gift to his grandmother and while searching for help in finding her, he meets Annie, Nick’s high school girl, who helps him in more ways than one. This story was calm and quiet and a little sad, but had a heartwarming end, and a comic relief kitten. ;) The writing was good in setting the mood for the story, a very good short story indeed.
O Little Town of Bramble
by Katie Lane - 36 pages
"All Ethan Miller wants for Christmas is to celebrate in Bramble, Texas, with family and friends. But when his childhood neighbor, Samantha Henderson, comes home for the holiday, Ethan realizes that the girl-next-door could be the girl of his dreams."
I liked this story, it had the taking friendship to relationship theme and was properly Christmassy. Sure they got off on a bad start but thinking about how good friends they were as kids sure helped come over from few nasty remarks. I loved how awkward Ethan was, flustered good boy and how Samantha with all her new city slicks still couldn’t get over him, his kindness and heart. Lovely story.