Saturday, December 7, 2013

{Romance Novella Minute Review} A Christmas to Remember

{Romance Novella Minute Review} A Christmas to Remember

Curl up with this heartwarming Christmas collection!

Jill Shalvis, Dream a Little Dream: Melissa has kept every man at a safe distance-especially firefighter Ian, a sexy friend with sexy benefits. But Ian secretly longs for more. Luckily, 'tis the season for giving love a chance . . .

Kristen Ashley, Every Year: Holidays don't come easy for Shy and his brother, Landon. But with the magic of Christmas, along with a little help from Tabby and her family, the Cage brothers are about to get the gift of a lifetime . . .

Hope Ramsay, Silent Night: Down on her luck and evicted from her apartment, single mother Maryanne hopes to start over in Last Chance. When the snow begins to fall, it looks like her baby might literally spend Christmas Eve in a manger. And Maryanne might celebrate the holiday with a handsome stranger.

Molly Cannon, Have Yourself a Messy Little Christmas: Lincoln is a bachelor who's set in his ways-until a professional organizer dressed up as Mrs. Claus changes his life, one tip at a time. . .

Marilyn Pappano, A Family for Christmas: War widow Ilena doesn't mind spending Christmas alone. But when a new doctor blows into town with the winter wind, will she get her secret Christmas wish? (Blurb via Goodreads)

{Details} ebook, 136 pages. Published December 3rd 2013 by Grand Central Publishing. Source: Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

{Rating} 2-4/5


Quick reads that capture the holiday spirit

Dream a Little Dream - 4/5 - a cute story with lots of Christmas themes: second chances, homecomings, forgiveness, getting what you really want. Loved the grand gestures.

Every Year - 4/ 5 - the joy of Christmas, staying up too late working on presents for the kids, being with family, being thankful for each other. Loved the 'every year' tradition. Want to read more about these characters.

Silent Night - 2/5 - spoiler -- leaving her kid? really? Couldn't get into this story.

Have Yourself a Messy Little Christmas - 4/5 - Likable characters, I liked the banter and the chemistry. 

A Family for Christmas - 3/5 - I liked Ilena, how strong she is after a horrible loss, how she's ready to jump back in and fall in love. I liked Jared too, but - spoiler - I just didn't see them having a happy life together. Jared had a point, Ilena was willing to move for her husband but not for him. And though she was happy there, he wasn't, he wasn't challenged professionally. And when she meets his family?

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