Title: Naughty and Nice
Authors: Ruthie Knox, Molly O'Keefe, Stefanie Sloane
Published: November 5th 2012 by Loveswept
’Tis the season for romance with three original holiday-themed novellas! Unwrap this festive eBook bundle and discover why these authors are quickly 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 prequel 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 KnoxCarson 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 the 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’KeefeMaddy 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 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 SloaneAfter 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 affair.
I love to read anthologies for Christmas. I thought Naughty and Nice was going to be very hot, erotic and more, but it turned to be more sexy and sensual, without missing the sweet romance..
The first one, ROOM AT THE INN by Ruthie Knox, I think it's the longest and my favorite. Carson and Julie have a complicated relationship. Carson is always running and Julie is just tired of him. He's back to take care of his old father, but wasn't expecting to still find Julie attracted. They have to share a house, and between fighting and kisses, it's time for Carson to let go of his fears. I really liked the story because the characters had a past which made things more interesting.
ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU by Molly O’Keefe is a really cute story about young love. Maddy is just turning eighteen and planning to marry Billy. They are the perfect couple, but her mother isn't so happy about the union. She wants Maddy to have a future, not just be the wife. It's about the importance of choosing for yourself whats best for your future, even if some people don't agree. It has a steamy moment, and it made me remember when I was younger and in love. If I had the opportunity to marry him when I was younger, I think I would have done it. BTW, we still haven't hehe, but we are still together. :)
And finally, ONE PERFECT CHRISTMAS by Stephanie Sloane was a nice surprise. It's historical romance, which was a treat for me, and the characters, Lucas and Jane, were just perfect. It was a funny and relaxed romance, I just couldn't stop smiling. Perfect to end this anthology.