This year I have challenged myself to read 25 Holiday (Winter, Christmas, New Years) themed books. I am calling this my 25 Books for the Holidays personal challenge. It should be fun!
These are going to be quick shout-outs to some of the shorties I have read or books I have reread No reviews but I did post the ratings and links are all to goodreads!
All I Want for Christmas by Liliana Hart (My Rating: 3 Wine Glasses)
I just read Naughty or Nice
About the Book: A blizzard leaves Kate Carson stranded in Chicago on Christmas Eve. When she finds she’s without a place to stay for the night, billionaire Derek Worth tempts her with an offer she can’t refuse, and she finds out it’s a lot easier to stay warm being naughty instead of nice.
The Twilight Before Christmas by Christine Feehan (I love this series! ReRead rating: 4.25, Original Rating 5.00)
About the Book: Seven sisters…and a legacy of magical secrets.
Bestselling novelist Kate Drake is one of seven sisters gifted with amazing powers of witchcraft. Returning home in time for her northern California town’s annual Christmas pageant, Kate catches the spirit of the season and decides to open a bookstore in a charming but run-down historic mill. Decorated former U.S. Army Ranger Matt Granite, now a local contractor, doesn’t mind working in the undeniably eerie house — not if it means getting closer to Kate. There’s something about the quiet, sensual woman that powerfully attracts him.
When an earthquake cracks the mill’s foundation and reveals a burial crypt, Kate senses that a centuries-old evil has been unleashed and that it’s coming after her. Though Matt vows to guard her from dusk till dawn, Kate knows she will have to summon all of her and her sisters’ powers to battle the darkness threatening to destroy both Christmas and the gift of soul-searing passion her hometown hero wants her to keep forever….
Honky Tonk Christmas by Carolyn Brown (I love Cowboys at Christmas! ReRead Rating: 3.50, Original Rating: 3.50)
About the Book: “One cowboy, one bar, one hell of a holiday!”
Praise for Carolyn Brown’s country music romances:
“You won’t want to miss this boot scootin’ contemporary full of sexy cowboys and sassy women.”–The Romance Studio “(My Give a Damn’s Busted)”
She means business…
Sharlene Waverly is determined to have the “new and improved” Honky Tonk up and running before the holiday. For that, she’ll need Holt Jackson, the best darn carpenter in the state. But his warm, whisky-colored eyes make her insides melt, and before she knows it, she’s sharing her darkest secrets and talking about the nightmares…
He’s determined to keep things professional…
Holt Jackson “needs “the job at the Honky Tonk, but is completely unprepared to handle the beautiful new bar owner he’s working for.
Sharlene and Holt try like crazy to deny the sparks flying between them, but their love may just be the best Christmas present either one of them ever got.
A Lawman’s Christmas by Linda Leal Miller (Again–Cowboys *YUM*! ReRead Rating: 3.75, Original Rating: 3.50)
About the Book: The sudden death of the town marshal leaves Blue River, Texas, without a lawman and twenty-five-year-old Dara Rose Nolan without a husband. As winter approaches and her meager seamstress income dwindles, she has three options. Yet she won’t give up her two young daughters, refuses to join the fallen women of the Bitter Gulch Saloon and can’t fathom condemning herself to another loveless marriage. Unfortunately she must decide—soon—because there’s a new marshal in town, and she’s living under his roof.With the heart of a cowboy, Clay McKettrick plans to start a ranch and finally settle down. He isn’t interested in uprooting Dara Rose and her children, but he is interested in giving her protection, friendship—and passion. And when they say “I do” to a marriage of convenience, the temporary lawman’s Christmas wish is to make Dara Rose his permanent wife .
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