Christmas Awards 2011

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

The Night Before Christmas Anthology

The Night Before Christmas Anthology

by Lori Foster, Erin McCarthy, Jill Shalvis, Kathy Love, Katherine Garbera and Kylie Adams

Publisher: Kensington

October 2006 reissued October 2010

ISBN: 0-7582-1215-1

Pages: 342

White Knight Christmas by Lori Foster

Lily Donaldson wants more than friendship with her neighbor Parker but first she has to convince him that she might not keep regular hours and have strange men around all the time but she really isn’t doing anything illegal. Now if she can just get him to see her as someone that isn’t too young and there is a lot of fun to be had in celebrating the holidays.

Parker Ross thinks something is going on with Lily, of course being a detective doesn’t help a lot times with his outlook on life. Parker thinks Lily just has a bad case of hero worship and he hasn’t done anything to be a hero to anyone. He is starting to learn that when Lily puts her mind to something she doesn’t give up and she is also making Parker change his views about the holidays and that just maybe he might get his one personal miracle if he is just willing to let Lily in.

Snowed Under by Erin McCarthy

Claire Robbins has had a crush on Justin, her brother’s best friend, since she was 18 years old. Now that she is older and gets the pleasant surprise of Justin stay at her brother’s apartment, Claire is going to take advantage of the holidays and the special circumstances she finds herself in. Now if she could just get Justin to go along with her plans to make this Christmas very special.

Justin Fairbanks has been attracted to Claire since she was too young for him and is desperately trying to remind himself of all the reason he really shouldn’t be touching his best friend’s sister but Claire is making the reasons very difficult to hold on to. Justin just might get the Christmas wish he never knew he had this year. Christmas is looking a lot more enjoyable this year after all.

Ms. Humbug by Jill Shalvis

Cami Bennett is a City Planner that has ended up butting heads with former City Councilman now Mayor Matt Tarino to see him as anything but her nemesis. So why all of a sudden is she noticing that he is a very handsome man and that he seems to enjoy their encounters no matter the circumstances. And why is she paying more attention to herself and how others might see her?

Matt Tarino has always loved the way Cami is completely unafraid to go toe to toe with him when she believes in what she is going after. Matt has always found Cami sexy but now he knows he is the right place in his life to make a move on her. Even know they are complete opposites with her love of order and rules and his complete disregard of them he knows they are the perfect match for each other. Now he just has to convince Cami of that so that this year they will both have the perfect Christmas possible.

I’ll Be Home for Christmas by Kathy Love

Rob Marsten doesn’t enjoy the holidays, especially since years before he lost the only woman he has ever truly loved. Rob also has no one to blame for that but himself. Rob was convinced when he was in college that the only thing that really mattered was getting his degree and making something of himself but in his quest to get to where he wanted to be he lost what was most important to his life, Erica Fetzer.

Erica Fetzer is heading home for the holidays and the very last person she expects to run into is Rob Marsten. Years earlier he broke her heart and she thought she was finally over him only to see him again and find out that she never stopped loving him but will it make any difference or is she about to get hurt all over again? Maybe this Christmas she will get the one thing she never truly stopped wanting.

Seducing Scrooge by Katherine Garbera

Jackson Peterson is a CFO that tends to be more workaholic than anything else. He would much rather work than enjoy the holidays but that is about to change. Krista is about to shake up his world and there is more to life than being the office Scrooge. Not sure just where Krista is heading with her idea for them he is about to surprise her with his acceptance of her plan. Now he is going to have to decide if he wants to go back to being a workaholic or take a chance on the future with Krista. Maybe he will end up no longer being Scrooge this holiday season.

Krista Miller is determined to shake up Jackson’s world and see where the attraction between them will go. To do that she is going to have to find a way to get him away from the office and have a little fun with her. Krista just might have come up with the perfect plan to accomplish that too. Now to put the plan into action and see just where Jackson and she end up at. Let the fun begin.

The Good Girl’s Guide to a Very Bad Christmas by Kylie Adams

Peri Knight just ended her engagement to her fiancé that she found out was cheating on her. Instead of upset she finds herself more relieved than anything. Now if she could just break into acting everything would be just about perfect. Peri loves when Chase comes in for his morning coffee since she has such a crush on him and figures it is completely harmless. He encourages her to try to get a part on the show he is on figuring it would help out her career.

Chase McCloud comes to the coffeehouse that Peri works for everyday for his daily cup of coffee. Chase is an actor that has made it in the business. Now that his life is on track and his work is more stable he is looking for someone that wants more than just his career. Chase thinks that Peri would be perfect for him especially as he gets to know her more and more. Looks like he will be getting a very nice Christmas this year.

This is the perfect book to pick up and read especially right before Christmas to get you into the mood for the seasons. All the stories are short and sweet. This is one book that is bound to make you believe in miracles of the season. The authors in this book all wrote some great little stories that are bound to appeal to anyone and everyone.

I give this one 4 red roses

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