This review is for three of the stories featured in this wonderful collection of sweet Christmas novellas: The Mistletoe Bachelor Auction by Milou Koenings, Ghosts from Christmas Past by Mary Alford, and Christmas in Paris by Roxanne Rustand.
The Mistletoe Bachelor Auction by Milou Koenings
This was such a great story! I loved the way these two characters met. Although the lifestyles they were currently living were fairly different, Rose and Ryan had many things in common and a sweet romantic attraction that built throughout the story.
I loved watching as Rose was able to be herself and fall for Ryan, who had some things in his past that he wasn’t proud of. I wished that this novella was about a chapter longer, as it wrapped up a bit too quickly for my tastes. I was enjoying the story so much and wanted a little bit more time with these two characters!
Ghosts from Christmas Past by Mary Alford
Oh my goodness! I loved this story so much! My heart just bonded with these two characters and I especially felt for Dylan and all that he had gone through while waiting eight long years for the love of his life to awaken.
I loved the way Charlotte slowly began recovering her memories. Her reactions to what had happened, who she was, what she had lost, and who Dylan was to her were priceless. I couldn’t help but want everything to work out for these two characters. I especially loved the wonderful epilogue!
Christmas in Paris by Roxanne Rustand
What a delightful Christmas story! The author made me feel as if I was truly the one experiencing the amazing sights of Paris!
I really liked the two main characters. Holly and Jack were such nice people. I loved watching them tour Paris together, discover all they had in common, and begin to fall for each other. This story left me with such a happy, cozy feeling!
I received a complimentary copy of each of these three novellas. All opinions are my own.
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ABOUT THE BOOK COLLECTION:
Fill your holiday stocking with love and 9 sweet romance novellas, from USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly, and award-winning authors.
Sweet Christmas Kisses 5 brings you heartwarming contemporary romances that celebrate the joy of the season around the world, including snowy Maine and the sun-kissed skies of Florida, the mountains of Colorado, small-town Illinois and South Carolina, New York to San Francisco, and even the glittering lights of Paris and the old-world charm of Florence. The Sweet Christmas Kisses 5 bundle features all-new, standalone novellas that will make you smile and fill your heart with the Christmas spirit.
CHRISTMAS WITH THE POKER GROUP by Beate Boeker, USA Today Bestselling Author. After losing her beloved grandmother and getting dumped by her boyfriend, Sabrina is left feeling like Scrooge this Christmas. She makes a plan to survive the holidays in Florence, only to realize her grieving grandfather has a plan of his own. One that involves the crazy Mantoni family and the distractingly handsome man she’s determined to avoid. It’s beginning to look a lot like a tricky Christmas.
CHRISTMAS WITH THE CARMICHAELS by Christine Bush, USA Today Bestselling Author. Widow and retiree, Gabby, is ready for a rocking chair. At least according to her daughter. Except maybe she’s not. After getting stranded in a Maine snowstorm with a silver-haired fox, Gabby might find the courage to say “yes” to life once more, and find a Christmas love she never expected.
THE MISTLETOE BACHELOR AUCTION by Milou Koenings, USA Today bestselling author. When a supermodel with a string of bad news boyfriends “wins” a volunteer firefighter at a charity bachelor auction, Rose and Ryan might both discover they’ve found their perfect Christmas match. A fun and romantic holiday tale set in the fictional town of Green Pines, Illinois.
SWEET PEPPERMINT KISSES by Josie Riviera, USA Today Bestselling Author. Sometimes the best gifts are hiding right under your Christmas tree. His emotions were once trampled flat. Can he throw his heart over the fence toward the ultimate Christmas gift—a future filled with love? A holiday tale about the healing power of love, set in the charming fictional town of Cherish, South Carolina.
CHRISTMAS IN PARIS by Roxanne Rustand, USA Today Bestselling Author. Kindergarten teacher, Heather, thought all her dreams were coming true—until she was jilted by her fiancé three months before their Christmas wedding. Since the honeymoon to Paris is already paid for, Heather determines to go sans groom and have a great time, no matter what. Love is not part of her travel plans, but when a handsome young doctor literally runs into her on the street, the magic of Christmas in Paris may cause a change of heart.
SECOND CHANCE CHRISTMAS by Kristin Wallace, USA Today Bestselling Author. Ten years ago, Mia Reynolds and Win Barrington spent one magical Christmas together. Until lies and manipulation tore them apart, and left Mia to raise a daughter all on her own. Now, both are back in their hometown of Palm Cove, Florida just in time for the holidays. Once they uncover the truth about what happened, can Mia and Win rediscover love and celebrate a Second Chance Christmas with their daughter?
GHOSTS FROM CHRISTMAS PAST by Mary Alford, Publisher’s Weekly Bestselling Author. She was the love of his life, until a tragic accident on Christmas Eve left Charlotte Swenson in a coma. For eight years, Sheriff Dylan Parker of Bitter Creek, Colorado has held on to the hope that somehow his love will find a way back to him. And when Charlotte opens her eyes, just days before Christmas, Dylan can’t help but believe a holiday miracle may grant his every wish.
CHRISTMAS PIZZA TO THE RESCUE by Jean C. Gordon. When a freak winter storm strands them alone at the Team Macachek barracks in Central New York, champion motorcross racer, Royce Evans, and out-of-work investigative reporter turned pizza deliverer, Samantha Linder, strike a bargain that benefits them both. But when it appears Sam has broken the agreement, will the spirit of Christmas be strong enough to save their blossoming holiday love?
THE LOVE CLAUSE by Liwen. Y. Ho. He needs a fake girlfriend to advance his career. She needs a pretend date to keep her mom off her case during the holidays. The solution to both of their problems? A contractual relationship with one clause: neither of them can fall in love. A Christmas tale set in romantic San Francisco that will cause this reluctant couple to rethink the “no love” clause.