by Anthology

October 2009
ISBN: 978-0-7582-3884-9
Reviewer Graphic Button Brava
Trade Paperback

Kissing Santa Claus, the title of this anthology, will keep you turning the pages as each author shares her story with you. This book is one of those that make you want the perfect holiday when you put the book aside. It’s a keeper for me, but I will also be happy to share the book with family and friends.

Lock, Stock, And Jingle Bells is written by the very talented writer Donna Kauffman. Holly Berry Bennett hated Christmas! Her mother owned a Christmas novelty store and Holly worked there growing up. Her long time friend Sean wanted to finally admit his long time crush on Holly, but it would only be time wasted. Holly has ideas of selling the store and moving back overseas. While doing some inventory at the store she uncovers a secret that has been hidden for many years, one that could affect Sean as well as the small town. What will these two do, not only with the secret but the way they feel about each other?

Jill Shalvis, Bah Handsome! had me laughing out loud. These two characters are going to not only need help from other characters, but a miracle also. When Bed and Breakfast owner Hope O’Brien is behind on her bills she gets a loan from her step-brother Edward. This is one thing that may come back to haunt her for Edward is a business man first and family is put on the back burner when it comes to money. He sends Danny Shaw to make sure she will make good on her loan. Due to weather she has no choice but to let Danny stay and before you know it her friends are pushing the two of them together. Will the spirit of the holiday bring these two together? What of her loan and will Danny do what he can to help her?

It’s Hotter at Christmas is by Helenkay Dimon. Marissa Brandt is stuck in Hawaii at Christmas and all she wants to do is go home where there is lots of snow and slush, the way Christmas should be. Unfortunately, every time she tries to leave there is a problem. Her last problem is someone has broken into her hotel room. When Officer Ted Greene decides he has no choice but to help her, can he keep the attraction separate from the case? What will happen when the truth comes out about Marissa’s police troubles? Will she leave Hawaii as soon as a flight is available or will she stay with Officer Greene?

Reviewed in September 2009 by Theresa.

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