by Mandy M. Roth, Michelle M. Pillow

December 2004
ISBN: 1-58608-251-5
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Trust in the Season by Mandy M. Roth

Victoria Resa is stuck in a dead end job, doing all her boss’ work, taking the fall for his errors, and putting up with his sexual harassment. She’s tried to find a new job but the sneaky bastard gives her terrible references. Now he’s asked her to stay late and wait for the workers setting up for the company’s Christmas party . . . even though he was ordered to do it by the company’s owner. Suddenly, Victoria’s holiday is looking festive with the arrival of the hottie who is decorating for the party.

This story may be a little too fast-paced for some readers, but I’m a sucker for love at first sight. Victoria is funny and determined, yet she let her jerk of a boss run her around. Philip is kind and caring and he protects and saves Victoria thus becoming a true hero! With bad guys you want to hate, good guys you really want to love, and great sex, this is a great story to curl up by the fire with a nice cup of egg nog.

The Christmas Curse by Michelle M Pillow

Megan Sinclair has issues with Christmas. Every year, starting when she was four, something terrible has happened to her. As an adult, she refuses to celebrate Christmas. This year her boyfriend, Sean, has convinced her to celebrate it . . . only to break up with her the very day before Christmas! Now Sean has got to convince Meg that “The Curse” isn’t real at all.

Poor, Poor Meg! If I had her history with the holiday I wouldn’t want to celebrate it either. This story is cute, funny and extremely arousing. Sean is sweet, humorous and HOT!! Once the issue is brought out and clarified, Meg begins to realize that she is about to have the best Christmas ever. I really enjoyed the listing of all Meg’s history with Christmas – I was laughing and grateful that my holidays were never that bad!

Both stories in this Christmas anthology are happy, make-ya-wanna-celebrate romances. You don’t need to wait for the holiday to find the love and joy of the season . . . just read this book.

Reviewed in April 2005 by Vikky.