Category : Christmas Romance

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Flora Phillips has an excuse for every disaster in her life; she was abandoned as a new-born on a doorstep on Christmas Eve 1984. Her philosophy is simple: if your mother doesn’t want you – who will?

Now a thirty-year-old, without a boyfriend, a career or home she figures she might as well tackle the biggest question of them all – who is she? So, whilst everyone else enjoys their Christmas Eve traditions, Flora escapes the masses and drives to the village of Pooley to seek a specific doorstep. Her doorstep.

But in Pooley she finds more than her life story. She finds friends, laughter, and perhaps even a love to last a lifetime. Because once you know where you come from, its so much easier to know where you’re going.

After unexpectedly inheriting a bookstore, Nora and her younger sister settled in Holly, NC, a place where it’s Christmas year-round. As the legal guardian for her sister the past few years, romance has been the last thing on Nora’s mind. But she broke her rules for the town’s golden boy—former SEAL Jackson O’Connor.

When Jackson does something stupid and almost loses Nora for good, he realizes just how far he’s willing to go for the woman who’s stolen his heart. But it might take a Christmas miracle to get Nora to give him a second chance.

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Title:  The Christmas Challenge
Series:  The Wilder Brothers #3
Author:  Sinclair Jayne
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Christmas Romance
Published:  November 15, 2016
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
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Prodigal daughter, infamous flirt and fiery-haired champion barrel racer Tucker McTavish blazes back home to Marietta with both a secret, and a personal challenge. She will keep a low profile at her twin sister’s Christmas wedding. Which means no whiskey. No kissing. No scandals. No fun. What she needs is a miracle, so it’s too bad when she visits the legendary Miracle Lake to plead for inner strength: a tall, dark, and handsome bad boy is waiting with a challenge of his own.

Extreme sports guide Laird Hunter doesn’t do boring. And he thought he didn’t have secrets. He thrives in carving his own trail through tight and dangerous spots, but when he finds out his entire life has been built on a lie, he heads to Marietta for answers. But when he meets the redhead with the killer smile, laughing eyes and body with more curves than a mountain road, he finds himself asking a whole new set of questions.

Will these two daredevils – with more than a few secrets between them – find the one person from whom they don’t need to hide ?

Titles in this series include:  Seducing The Bachelor – Want Me, Cowboy – The Christmas Challenge

Title:  Her Christmas Cowboy
Series:  The Scott Brothers of Montana #5
Author:  Katherine Garbera
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Christmas Romance
Published:  November 1, 2016
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  4.5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

There’s no place like Marietta, Montana for the holidays, and retired Marine Lane Scott has finally, reluctantly, returned home…

…only to run into a sweet and sexy woman from his past, Felicity Danvers, who is running away from her Christmas loving momma.

Lane can’t resist playing the hero and sweeping Felicity out of town. He vows he’ll do everything he can to make this holiday special for her. And as Christmas approaches, they discover that their love can conquer and overcome any obstacle—but can they both trust that it’s not just Christmas magic bringing them together?

Titles in this series include:  A Cowboy For Christmas – Her Summer Cowboy – The Cowboy’s Reluctant Bride – Cowboy It’s Cold Outside – Her Christmas Cowboy

Title:  A Second Christmas Wish
Series:
Author:  Kathryn Freeman
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Christmas Romance
Published:  November 1, 2016
Publisher:  Choc Lit
My Rating:  4.5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

Do you believe in Father Christmas?

For Melissa, Christmas has always been overrated. From her cold, distant parents to her manipulative ex-husband, Lawrence, she’s never experienced the warmth and contentment of the festive season with a big, happy family sitting around the table.

And Melissa has learned to live with it, but it breaks her heart that her seven-year-old son, William, has had to live with it too. Whilst most little boys wait with excitement for the big day, William finds it difficult to believe that Father Christmas even exists.

But then Daniel McCormick comes into their lives. And with his help, Melissa and William might just be able to find their festive spirit, and finally have a Christmas where all of their wishes come true.

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Title:  When Snowflakes Fall
Series:  The Graysons #1
Author:  Tara Wyatt
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Christmas Romance
Published:  October 25, 2016
Publisher:  St. Martin’s Press
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

When Dr. Christie Harmon up and moved to Cheyenne, Wyoming to escape a vicious scandal, she expected a quiet, lonely Christmas on-call as a pediatrician at the local hospital. But when she’s treating a little boy with a bump on the head, she doesn’t expect his dad to be so distractingly handsome…or single.

In the wake of his ex-wife’s abandonment five years ago, Luke Grayson has been focused on raising his son Ethan. The scars from the split run deep, and Luke hasn’t trusted another woman to come into their lives. But there’s something about the sweet—and sexy—Christie that has him wondering if something’s been missing.

Can new love help lonely hearts find a way? After all, Christmas is a time for magic.

Titles in this series include:  When Snowflakes Fall – Like Fresh Fallen Snow

Title:  A Royal Christmas Princess
Series:
Author:  Scarlet Wilson
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Christmas Romance
Published:  October 11, 2016
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

After a tough year losing her mom and bills mounting, Holly Yates is in for a lonely Christmas. But when she hears a news report that the small principality of Coronia is looking for their lost princess, she recognizes her baby photo on the news and is astounded. Felix – the could-be Prince – is delighted to find her and whips her off to a snow-covered Coronia to meet her real-life ailing father where he persuades her to fall in love with the people and the place.

Holly is so shell shocked by everything that she agrees – as long as they keep her identity secret until she makes up her mind. But can a shy girl from Baltimore really become a fairy tale princess?

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Title:  A Cowboy’s Christmas Eve
Series:  Mallorys of Montana #2.5
Author:  R. C. Ryan
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Christmas Romance
Published:  December 6, 2016
Publisher:  Forever (Grand Central Publishing)
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

Colin Malloy enjoys spending Christmas with his family at the Malloy ranch. But this holiday, what he really wants to do is to get closer to the alluring Dr. Anita Cross. So when a blizzard conspires to keep her from joining the Malloy family’s festivities, neither snow, sleet, nor spun-out cars will prevent Colin from reaching her side.

As the new doctor in town, Anita is wholeheartedly devoted to her patients. So when a little boy needs her on this snowy night, she doesn’t hesitate to care for him and send him home in time to spend Christmas with his family. An evening with a certain sexy cowboy will have to wait-or so she thinks. When a breathless Colin Malloy shows up at her clinic, Anita finds her cold, lonely night quickly heating up. And no crisis or well-meaning relative will stop them from making this a Christmas to remember . . .

Titles in this series include:  Matt – Luke – A Cowboy’s Christmas Eve – Reed

Title:  A Christmas Kiss
Series:  Kissed By The Bay #5
Author:  Susan Hatler
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Christmas Romance
Published:  November 28, 2016
Publisher:  Hatco Publishing
My Rating:  4.5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

Harper Avery is a jaded divorce attorney who loves helping her clients move on to better things. After all, they’ve struggled enough being in an unhappy marriage. When one client’s soon-to-be ex-husband suddenly says he wants a second chance with his wife, Harper’s dubious, certain that her client is just going to get hurt again.

Despite his career as a divorce attorney, Gabriel Hart still believes that love can work miracles. Sure, there are no guarantees, but he totally supports his client’s efforts to reconcile with his wife—even if it means Gabriel has to go head-to-head with Harper to keep her from ruining the couple’s chances.

With the holidays approaching, husband and wife set out to see if they can work through their issues, while Harper decides to spend the long Christmas weekend at her friend’s cabin in Lake Tahoe. Only when she gets there, someone is already occupying her last-minute rental—Gabriel Hart. Both refuse to give up their holiday retreat. Will their adversarial working relationship make for a stressful weekend? Or will the magic of Christmas sprinkle them with a love that can beat the odds?

Titles in this series include:  Every Little Kiss – The Perfect Kiss – Just One Kiss – The Sweetest Kiss – A Christmas Kiss – All About That Kiss

Title:  Christmas Angels
Series:
Author:  Viola Shipman
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Christmas Romance
Published:  October 25, 2016
Publisher:  St. Martin’s Press
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

Kate, a single woman in her 30s, works as a designer/decorator for a large interior landscaping company bedecking and bedazzling St. Louis for the holidays. Her work keeps her from spending the holidays with her family and masks the loneliness and pain after a nasty breakup just before Christmas.

Known as “The Christmas Angel” for providing holiday beauty to the city’s offices, homes, and malls, Kate’s world changes when she decorates the home of a widowed single dad. Both soon realize that life (and love) must go on somehow and that perhaps Christmas (and guardian) angels are all around, if we only choose to see them.

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