Romancing the Holiday: We'll Be Home for Christmas\Ask Her at Christmas\The Best Thingby HelenKay Dimon, Christi Barth, Jaci Burton
We wish you a merry Christmas and a happily ever after!
A memorable three-night stand gets rekindled in a cabin in West Virginia. An office romance is sparked by an impulsive holiday kiss. And two best friends scout locations for a marriage proposal and discover that they make a perfect match. 'Tis the season for laughter, love and a lifetime of/p>/em>
We wish you a merry Christmas and a happily ever after!
A memorable three-night stand gets rekindled in a cabin in West Virginia. An office romance is sparked by an impulsive holiday kiss. And two best friends scout locations for a marriage proposal and discover that they make a perfect match. 'Tis the season for laughter, love and a lifetime of happiness.
Edited by Angela James, this anthology includes:
We'll Be Home for Christmas by HelenKay Dimon
The Best Thing by Jaci Burton
Ask Her at Christmas by Christi Barth
Stories also available for purchase separately.
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Meet the Author
Award-winning author HelenKay Dimon spent twelve years in the most unromantic career ever - divorce lawyer. After dedicating all of that effort to helping people terminate relationships, she is thrilled to deal in happy endings and write romance novels for a living. Her books have been featured in Cosmopolitan Magazine and E! Online. HelenKay loves hearing from readers, so stop by her website at www.helenkaydimon.com and say hello.
- Christi Barth writes sassy, sexy and smart contemporary romances. She earned a Masters degree in vocal performance and embarked upon a career on the stage. A love of romance then drew her to wedding planning. Ultimately she succumbed to her lifelong love of books and now writes contemporary romance. Christi is lives in Maryland with her husband.
Jaci Burton is a bestselling, award winning author who lives in Oklahoma and spends a fair amount of time on the back of her husband's Harley, where she often gets lost plotting her next story as the warm (and sometimes cold) breeze whips her face. She loves reality television, is a sucker for romantic comedies, and completely loses track of time when reading a great book. She's a total romantic and longs for the happily ever after in every story, which you'll find in all her books.
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All three of these books were fantastic! They had me laughing one minute and blushing the next. Even thought the ending to all of the stories was predictable, the events in between always kept me guessing. These were awesome romantic stories!! I will definitely be rereading this soon. I had not ever read anything by any of these authors, but I will be looking into their other books now! So, so good! I received this book for free in return for an honest review.
Out of the three, Jaci Burton's "The Best Thing" and HelenKay Dimon's "We'll Be Home for Christmas" were definitely the two I liked best. "Ask Her at Christmas" was just so-so--definitely not as good as Christi Barth's full-length novel, Planning for Love. Her story here just...lacked. The characters were fairly weak, and the resolution seemed a bit too easy, especially given the doom and gloom build up that came before. Even though Burton's and Dimon's stories were part of a series, I didn't feel lost by not knowing the stories that had gone before (though, of course, I did have to go out and get my hands on them...all part of the evil plan, I'm sure). For what they are--short, steamy, holiday reads--these two stories are worth the price!
I loved all of thses books. Please see my review of the three individual books here at Barnes and Noble. My overall rating for all books is 4 1/2. Source: NetGalley Reviewed for Read Your Writes Book Reviews blog
I loved all three stories!! I will definitely read more from all three of these authors and definitely re-read this book!!!
My Review for We'll Be Home for Christmas by HelenKay Dimon:Rating: AThis is the third year that I have LOVED the holiday story and getting to visit this family from HelenKay Dimon's imagination. I truly love these characters. They have a great family dynamic...a bunch of guys who love to give each other a hard time and I LOVE that! Seriously, this series from HK Dimon fall under the heading of some of my favorite contemporary romance reading of the year! This book was no exception. I liked the history between Spence and Lila...they had 3 days and never planned to see each other again. It was a chance thing. They had no idea that they had any connection at all, until Lila moved to this small town of 950 people where EVERY ONE is in everyone else's business. Spence, as a character/hero, was fabulous. He is a caretaker and cannot stand the idea of Lila alone trying to rebuild her Uncle's resort/campground so he comes in and takes over. Totally an alpha move, but he has such a sweet heart, even when he's being an idiot. My favorite scenes in the book were with Travis...maybe he's our hero for next year's book??? *please* I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review. My Review for The Best Thing by Jaci Burton:Rating: A-I love the Kent family and it was wonderful to get to visit with them again. Tori is a wonderful addition to this group. I like her history and that the family means as much to her as Brody does. Brody, the playboy of the family, doesn't know what hit him in the last year since he kissed Tori at last year's Christmas party. Tori knows exactly what hit her, love, but she isn't willing to risk her adopted family just to scratch Brody's itch. I loved that she wasn't a pushover for his lines. I also really loved that he was the one to get domesticated between the two of them first. Tori always knew it wasn't going to last, so she never even dared for that kind of relationship. It was Brody who dared to dream. Another great little story! I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review. My Review for Ask Her At Christmas by Christi Barth:Rating: BA computer geek for a hero...yeah, this story worked for me. Kyle is trapped. He's a sexy, wealthy, super-intelligent guy, but he's caught in the web of wanting to please his father and that means marrying his on-again, off-again arm-candy, Monica. Dad's said the business needs their merger to happen, so Kyle is going to propose. He goes to his best friend Caitlin for help. I adored Caitlin's character....the whole time I wanted to cry for her. She's in love with her best friend and he can't man-up enough to claim her...that was my issue with this book. Seriously, Kyle needed to find some balls...that took WAY too long. I know he's a computer geek, but he needed to stand up for want he wanted...Caitlin. It did finally happen and it made for a fun little romantic Christmas story in the end. I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.
Romancing the Holiday by Jaci Burton, Helen Kay Dimon, Christi Barth Although most of these are series books, they can be read as a stand alone and you won't be left in the dark. 3 books from 3 different authors and you can buy their books individually. I just like the idea that I might find yet another new author to read when they are clumped together. . We'll Be Home For Christmas by Helen Kay Dimon Lila Payne run the Mountain View resort/campground and it's in sad need of repair. It's located near Holloway, WV. The local nursery is part owned by Austin and Spencer Thomas. Problem is when she was with Austin for 3 nights before she was to head up the resort, it wasn't really Austin she was with. Austin is a very happily married man to Carrie. The town is small and she will be reaming them out if she finds out why Spencer had used his name with Lila. He can't even imagine that she's in town. He thought he'd never see her again. It's the holiday season and they run the local nursery as Austin is a arborist and has many degrees. Spence offers his help to fix up the cabins as a gesture of a neighborly thing to do and she accepts with no strings attached=after he apologized. Females in town told her what a great catch he'd be and that the betting pool was up already as to when they'd marry. Without giving too much away I love the renovations that take place and the hot steamy sex. Great storyline and glad Spence has his own book. Have loved all the men and their live stories.. . Ask Her at Christmas by Christi Barth Caitlin McIntyre has a massive crush on her longtime best friend in the whole world: Kyle Lockhart. Did he know how she felt when he was down on one knee proposing to her? Problem is he was doing a test run to ask his girlfriend Monica. She agrees to help him. first is the theme of Christmas. Lighting, music, bride to be the center of attention with others circling her on the ice rink. Then he explains why his father wants him to marry soon-for the good of the company finances... With his dads chemo and radiation for lung cancer he might be around a bit longer now but he doesn't want to disappoint him again. He's always felt like a failure. Along with his theme he wants to use the store windows that are dresses for the season as his backdrop, going all the way around the store to the end where the prince is down on one knee.. When Caitlin has lunch with Monica she realizes she does not care about the holiday, only from the business side of things. Monica has it all worked out, a way to keep Caitlin out of the way. Now it's her decision to make. . The Best Thing by Jaci Burton Tori Lewis worked at Kent Construction Co. Brody and Ethan Kent are having a discussion about what happened a year ago at the Christmas party. Ethan needed Brody to fix the problem as the crew was tired of her biting their heads off... Calliope is married to Wyatt and runs the local daycare center and is best friends with Tori and she opens up to her telling her that since a year ago Brody has not had a date so she has to make her move on him, as he's saving himself for her. He's got a bad rep about being a manwhore and dumping his girl after a week with them. Love how this book refreshes us on the other family members that we have followed from book 1. Good as a stand alone, won't leave you in the dark, just not very descriptive details of all the family happenings of the past. Good steamy hot sex only adds to this brothers tale. B009FX22WC