Holiday Kisses offers romance, steamy love scenes and happy endings. Callie has loved Wyatt since she was a socially awkward college kid, and even she had known that he and her sister were a bad match long before they even tied the knot. I especially enjoyed Austin's brother as a secondary character, and the backstory of Austin's issue with alcohol added some nice depth to his character and the overall romance arc. Justin has been in love with his best friends wife since the moment he saw her but he learned to live with and to hide it. The night his best friend and the woman he's loved for years looks at him across a crowded room with a glint in her eye that he recognizes for the frequency he's felt it within himself. That just made me smile a lot more.
Following the weather report she left in plenty of time to make it to her grandmother's cabin in the mountains before the blizzard came through. A Rare Gift by Jaci Burton--3 Stars Wyatt Kent has spent the 3 years since his divorce angry, closed-off, and alone. I thoroughly enjoyed this and highly recommend! Mistletoe and Margaritas by Shannon Stacey This was a sweet little read by Shannon Stacey. In this story we meet, Carrie Anders and Austin Thomas. Fell in lust with those guys last year! Soon, the chemistry is sizzling between them.
Both of these people have scars because of what happened with their mothers and that definitely affects their response to each other. Only broken edges remained, but Carrie kept eating. I adore reading about a Widow finding love again. And can they build something new and wonderful without Brendan's ghost getting in the way? Loved this couple and I'd definitely like to continue this series. After a meal and a light kissing it's decided he will spend the night. Austin Thomas has decided to take action. She thinks she just might be ready to move on, but is a little freaked out when it's her best friend and her husband's best friend Justin McCormick who is starring in her steamy dreams.
Justin McCormick has always been in love with Claire. It's Not Christmas Without You HelenKay Dimon : I really liked this one. It's the holiday season and she hasnt seen Austin for a while and he's back to win her heart. The sort of dreams that she hasn't had since her husband died. Will the hero be able to summon the courage to ask the heroine to stay? I could not stomach the bizarre use of accents in this.
I melted a little at that. Claire Rutledge has been a widow for two years. Mistletoe and Margaritas - Shannon Stacey, 4. The characters were likable and human. The present he gave her was one he made by hand. Carrie decides to leave for good and go chase her dream in the city, leaving Austin behind. Love, romance and passion come together in this collection of four seasonal shorts.
This Time Next Year is a short story, yet packed with so much. The characters and chemistry was great, I just wasn't sold on the solution to their story. He'd rather be nailed to the frame of the room addition for day care owner Calliope Andrews than deal with the sheer physical lust the feisty woman inspires in him. HelenKay Dimon's writing is similar in style to Jill Shalvis, Kristen Higgins and Susan Mallery. Romantic, funny, and definitely steamy. In, This Time Next Year by Alison Kent we meet Brenna Keating and Dillon Craig.
Actually, the romance between them just fine with slight chemistry and it was all Justin and his hard moments, I gave this 4-star. Carrie wants to show Austin how important her career is but knows its going to be hard, if she can get him to see maybe things will work out. Holiday Kisses This Time Next Year by Allison Kent Brenna Keating is on her way to her grandmothers. This is one of those stories where both parties resist the attraction that they feel. Not what I expected to happen which made it a refreshing surprise. He loves her and she loves him.
. Claire is wrestling with new feelings for her best friend and moving forward after her husband's death. Mistletoe and Margaritas - This one was quite a surprise. What Claire doesn't know is that Justin has loved her since the very first moment he saw her, but his best friend Brendan got there first, and married her. It really touched memories of my own Grandma and that pulled me in on such a personal level that it was even more important that they get together. He figures that if she sees him everyday, she will come to her senses and come back to him and Holloway, where she belongs. I actually downloaded this and listened to the audible version.
She finds out he knows a bit about doctoring and makes rounds to the local people on the mountain to see how they are doing and to bring them food or whatever they need. He puts her in his truck and they go to her house. If Carrie won't come to the country, he's going to bring a piece of the country to Carrie--in the form of a Christmas tree lot just minutes from her apartment. As novellas tend to be, it was short and wrapped up quickly. They are able to talk and she tells him her mother gave up all her dreams to raise her and her brother.