Naughty & Nice Book ë 223 pages ☆ Reflectionslisburnltd

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Mother stops speaking to her in protest and a Christmas Eve heart to heart with her father leaves her with butterflies Maddy starts to get cold feet She loves Billy but is she taking this big step too soon? ONE PERFECT CHRISTMAS by Stephanie Sloane After being jilted by her fiancé Jane Merriweather turns to her dear childhood friend the Honorable Lucas Cavanaugh for support and unlocks the smoldering desire simmering in the man’s troubled heart Frightened by his newfound feelings Lucas flees to Scotland But when the Christmas season brings them together again one glance is all that’s needed to reignite his yearning If Lucas can convince Jane that his intentions are as pure as the falling snow they’ll turn a dreary December into a joyous Yuletide affai I only read Room at the Inn and my rating is for that short story aloneRoom at the Inn is a second chance love story and I am verrrry picky when it comes to that trope First the good great writing love Ruthie Knox the ending was sweet with an epilogue Now the not so good All this book did was make me mad It had all those things that annoy me about 2nd chance romance 16 year separation That is about 12 years too long to put up with his crap Well technically he drifted into town every few years to hop in her bed and then leave her behind broken hearted a few days later Rinse repeat Julie annoyed me that she let herself be treated this way Yes she had other relationships and tried to move on but every time she sees Carson she becomes WEAK and lets him use her and dump her AGAIN This drove me nuts I can't respect a character like that And when someone finally tells Carson some hard truths he sees the light So why did we wait 16 years to have this conversation? It was too long to let his bad behavior go on and expect me to still like and respect him as a character Sorry 2 stars from me

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Naughty & Nice’Tis the season for romance with three original holiday themed novellas Unwrap this festive eBook bundle and discover why these authors are uickly becoming the biggest names in the genre Ruthie Knox tells a heartwarming contemporary story of first loves given the gift of a second chance; Molly O’Keefe releases the ghosts of Christmas past with a preuel to her novel Crazy Thing Called Love; and Stefanie Sloane weaves an irresistible Regency tale of fiery passion that burns deep on a cold winter’s night ROOM AT THE INN by Ruthie Knox Carson Vance couldn’t wait to get out of Potter Falls but now that he’s back to spend Christmas with his ailing father he must face all the people he left behind like Julie Long whose heart he broke once upon a time Now This Christmas anthology is a bit of a hodgepodge including one contemporary short story one preuel to a full length novel and one historical story Room at the Inn by Ruthie Knox is just what I'd hope to find in a Christmas romance anthology a cheerfully sentimental story but one that's far lusty than sappy A modern reimagining of It's a Wonderful Life it looks at what might have happened if George Bailey here Carson Vance had managed to leave Bedford Falls and leave the girl who loves him behind Knox has some fun with the homage Julie may be unmarried and work part time at the library but she's certainly no old maid but drops most of the expected plot trappings in favor of examining why someone might feel so strong a need to leave his home and family and what might bring him back The result feels fresh rather than cliched; I particularly liked what she did with Leo Potter the expected villain of the piece The weak link in the story is Carson; he's very handy with tools heh but I didn't uite see the ualities that kept Julie loving him for so many years of brief flings on his visits home Still this left me with a big smile on my face All I Want for Christmas is You is a terrific beginning of a story This new practice of including prologues in anthologies is aggravating but I have to admit in this case it's successful because I really want to find out what happened to these characters It's a vivid vignette about two young childhood sweethearts on the verge of a life changing decision Billy is from a poor and dysfunctional family but his hockey skills are a key to a better life and he wants Maddy there with him Maddy also has a chance to improve her life and be the first of her family to go to college but she would rather marry Billy or would she?It was heartrending to read about these two so young and naive and uncertain of everything except their love for each other Along with the obvious issues facing them disturbing undercurrents are only hinted at Maddy is afraid of Billy's anger is he violent towards her? What was the accident that's briefly mentioned? A unresolved preuel with no novel following it is frustratingAfter the contemporary stories it was hard to switch gears for One Perfect Christmas by Stefanie Sloan a Regency tale It was a bland basically plotless short story about two long time friends afraid to admit their feelings to each other A donkey gets into the action allowing for some ass jokes I admit to strongly disliking cute historicals so this might have appeal for others than I saw in itThe book ends with excerpts from upcoming novels by the three authors including one for Crazy Thing Called Love which gives an unsurprising but depressing follow up to Billy and Maddy's relationshipThis was really a mixed bag but since it's uite reasonably priced it's worth getting if you're interested in one or two of the authorsreviewed from e arc provided by netGalley

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Naughty & Nice Book ë 223 pages ☆ Reflectionslisburnltd ☆ ’Tis the season for romance with three original holiday themed novellas Unwrap this festive eBook bundle and discover why these authors are uickly becoming the biggest names in the genre Ruthie Knox tells a heartwarming contemporary story of fiThe proprietor of the local inn Julie is a successful seductive independent woman everything that Carson’s looking for But despite several steamy encounters under the mistletoe Julie refuses to believe in happily ever after Now Carson must prove to Julie that he’s back for good and that he wants her in his life for all the holidays to come ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU by Molly O’Keefe Maddy Baumgarten and Billy Wilkins are spontaneous in love and prepared to elope the day after Christmas that is if Maddy’s family doesn’t throw a wrench in their plans After all Maddy’s barely out of high school and Billy’s a notorious bad boy Maddy doesn’t care about Billy’s rough past all she cares about is living in the here and now But after Maddy’s Bought it for the Ruthie Knox loved the Ruthie Knox story and I usually hate second chance at love stories fun Christmas readloved the endinglove Ruthie Knox