Review ~ A Christmas to Remember

A Christmas to Remember

Blurb

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?

Plus: Excerpts from upcoming novels!
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My ***3 Star*** Review

This was quite an ecclectic mix of stories to me, and the writing styles were all different. This is one of those books that is quite likely to have a story (or excerpt) that you enjoy, but you may not like the others. Some of the stories I would have given 4 stars to had they been standing alone. I was thrown off by the excerpts, because they weren’t Christmasy. I felt like they detracted from the overall Christmas feel of the book. Don’t get me wrong. I definitely want to finish several of the stories those excerpts were taken from, but I expected straight Christmas from this book and didn’t get it.
From Jill Shalvis, you can expect some language and sexual content. You can also expect laughing a lot, a sexy hero, and some strong emotions right from the start.
In Kristen Ashley’s story it took me a bit to get all of the names straight. I kept having to flip back to see who was who. You can also expect some language from this one. I must confess that I was annoyed by the heroine’s dialogue in this one. Her incessant use of “my man” annoyed me. Nonetheless, the story was still sweet.
Hope Ramsay’s story was a little on the unbelivable side, but it was incredibly sweet and romantic. It’s just the kind of story I love to read at Christmas. This would have been an easy 4 stars for me.
In Molly Cannon’s story, I felt like the hero’s character just flipped like a switch. Then the sexual side of the relationship he forms seemed a bit rushed. Aside from that, this story was another one filled with laughs, and it was very intriguing. I didn’t want to stop flipping pages till the end.
In Marilyn Pappano’s story, you can also expect some language and sexual content. You can also expect an amazing heroine, that doesn’t let a broken heart turn into a broken spirit. This story was a bit on the corny side, but so very sweet.
So as I mentioned, these authors all had something different to share, but there’s guaranteed to be something for everyone. 3 Stars!!!
*I received a copy from NetGalley and Grand Central Publishing in exchange for an honest review.*

Happy Reading,

Alison

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