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December 19, 2011

Book Review: Holiday Hideout by Vicki Lewis Thompson, Jill Shalvis, Julie Kenner

Holiday Hideout by Vicki Lewis Thompson, Jill Shalvis, Julie Kenner
Authors: Vicki Lewis Thompson, Jill Shalvis, Julie Kenner
Release Date: November 1st 2011
Publisher: Harlequin Anthologies
Age: Adult
The Thanksgiving Fix by Vicki Lewis Thompson
Finding Mr. Right is the furthest thing from Beth Davis's mind when the Reno professor takes Thanksgiving break at a colleague's Lake Tahoe cabin. Until Coinneach McFarland arrives to fix a suspicious leak. It looks like somebody's playing matchmaker for two people sworn to stay single. But as things heat up, Beth is astonished to find she has discovered her soul mate just as she'd given up looking. 
The Christmas Set-Up by Jill Shalvis
Competing architects Zoe and Jason have two weeks to come up with the design to win a coveted new project. But when a snowstorm strands them together at a secluded cabin, Zoe sees her chance to show Jason how she really feels. With romance blooming under the mistletoe, can she get the gorgeous Scrooge into the true Christmas spirit? 
The New Year's Deal by Julie Kenner
Five years ago, Cleo Daire and Josh Goodson said goodbye and went their separate ways. But first they made a promise to reunite. Now the ex-lovers are spending New Year's Eve in a romantic cabin, where passion takes them by surprise and long-wished-for dreams can sometimes come true.
I don't usually read anthologies, but I have found that I enjoy holidays anthologies. Not sure why, maybe because more couples = more love!

The three stories of Holiday Hideout are connected by Lake Tahoe cabin, that is rumored to rekindle love, brings couples back together or create new couples. I enjoyed the fact that the three stories happened in the same place and of course all the couple found love one way or another.

The Thanksgiving Fix is about two people who are tired of not finding the perfect person. But when they met each other, it's obvious there is more than attraction between them. So what if they spend Thanksgiving Day just enjoying each other without ties?

The Christmas Set Up is about two coworkers who have two weeks to make a design, and the one who win is going to be ascended. But what is one of them steals your pendrive and you have to follow him to the cabin?

And the New Year's Deal is about a couple who broke up in the past and made a promise to meet each other in five years, and see if they still have the spark. What if they still have the spark? Will they finally make the effort to be together?

I have to say I liked the three stories, but my favorite was The Christmas Set Up. Two coworkers attracted to each other  but always in competition. They met at the cabin and it's to hard to fight their attraction, even if that means that one of them is going to loose the ascension. Who is going to be?

Overall, I liked Holiday Hideout because all the stories were sweet but also very hot! (which is not usual on Christmas stories). I definitely recommend it if you are looking for a light reading.

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1 comment:

  1. I agree that The Christmas Set-Up was the best of the bunch. I thought the chemistry and the relationship felt very real, probably because they'd known each other so long and knew each other well. I agree that if you're going to read an anthology, a holiday one is the way to go! Great review. :)