Book Review

‘What Happens Under the Mistletoe’ Anthology

whuam sj cc kh mdSTORY: Sabrina Jeffries, Karen Hawkins, Candace Camp, Meredith Duran 

Stunned by the heat of an unexpected kiss on a cold winter’s eve, two strangers from vastly different worlds turn hotheaded principles into burning passion in Sabrina Jeffries’s delightful yuletide story, ‘The Heiress and the Hothead’.

In the snowy Scottish countryside, Karen Hawkins’s rakish duke has an unforgettable holiday encounter in ‘Twelve Kisses’ when the alluring lady he surprises under the mistletoe is not who he expected, but a long-lost love with a score to settle.

In ‘By Any Other Name’, Edinburgh is aglitter for Christmastime as Candace Camp sends a curious gentleman in hot pursuit of an intriguing lady in disguise—one who refuses to reveal her true identity, though she fears he has already stolen her heart with his kiss.

In ‘Sweet Ruin’, will the festive spirit of the season sweep Meredith Duran’s feisty heroine beneath the mistletoe—and back into the arms of the dashing rogue whose carelessness soiled her reputation and sent her into exile in London?

REVIEW: Usually I read Christmas stories during holidays, and so I did this one, but it took me this long to catch up to reviewing it.

All the stories were well written and plotted. I found them all to be fast paced and interesting, and if you asked me which one was my favorite, I couldn’t tell you. I liked them all equally and for that I thank the authors for giving me heroes and heroines that were strong, complex and fun.

From Stephen and Amanda, who were totally opposites, to Nikolai and Kenna, finding themselves compromised; from Rylla, who’s masquerading as a boy and then ends up being rescued by Gregory, to second chance at love with Georgie and Lucas, I just liked watching them spar and fall in love.

As anthologies go, this one has a few of my favorite authors and I highly recommend you sample them all, just in case you’ve never read them.

Melanie for b2b

Complimentary copy provided by the publisher


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