⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Seriously, how can you go wrong?
Such a great anthology! When some of the best contemporary romance authors out there offer you a collection of never-before-published novellas just in time for the holidays (plus a couple of free books), there’s really no way you can go wrong. They’re all very well written, quick and interesting stories with varying levels of heat. While they all take place around Christmastime, these are not your typical holiday romances. Each one has its own vibe, distinctive to the authors’ typical writing style, and if you’re not familiar with all of the authors, it’s a great way to get to know their writing a little better. I personally loved Baby It’s Cold Outside and Kissmiss in New York the best, but they’re all solid reads.
First up is Just the Tip by Helena Hunting and LJ Shen. When a pimp-related mixup causes two strangers to get to know each other better, they find that they have a serious connection both in and out of the bedroom. It’s light and funny with a heavy serving of steam.
Next is Baby It’s Cold Outside by Melanie Harlow and Corinne Michaels. Fresh off a breakup, our heroine’s attempts to move a Christmas tree cause a meet cute that lifts her spirits. It’s got some serious chemistry, steam, and the most Christmasy vibe of all the novellas.
Third is Kissmiss in New York by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland. A dare leads to a kiss with a stranger who turns out to be the perfect guy…. even if discovering his identity comes with its own set of problems.
Up next is The Christmas Crown by Sierra Simone and Kennedy Ryan. Fans of The Kingmaker will love this novella about a queen regent who meets a man who sees the woman behind the crown. They decide to have one hot night together, making this novella both the most serious and the most sexual of the anthology.
Fifth is Songbird by Penny Reid and LH Cosway. An Irish maid/singer meets an American just about to head home from a trip. When he hears her singing, they make a connection and spend a night together that will forever change our heroine’s life.
Up last is Epic by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy. Not really Christmasy but still a solid read, this features a M/M couple whose relationship is tested following a job offer.
You really can’t go wrong with any of these novellas. I loved reading this holiday treat from some of my favorite authors.
Christmas in the City. My rating: 5 of 5 stars
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