by Shannon Stacey, author of One Christmas Eve
The holiday season is a hectic time for adults, and for many it’s not only very busy, but also a time of emotional and/or financial stress. Nothing kickstarts my festive mood like a holiday romance because, whether the pages are filled with angsty emotion or humor and fun, I know the story will end in a happily-ever-after for the holidays.
Here are just a few of the books I’m looking forward to savoring with my favorite fleece blanket and a hot mug of coffee. (If my dogs will share my fleece blanket with me. They can be rather greedy when it comes to fleece.)
I’ve always been a sucker for romances set in Alaska. Throw in Christmas and a guy trying not to fall for his sister’s best friend and I am so there.
I also love books set in Montana (which might be Nora Roberts’s fault). Throw in a grumpy doctor, some search and rescue, and Hanukkah, and this sounds like a perfect holiday read!
A little heat with my romance is perfect for a chilly night, so I find a lot of Harlequin Desires on my holiday reading list. I love Jessica’s books and it has a fake fiancé, so I’ll definitely be reading Christmas Seduction!
For even more heat, I’ll be reading this offering from the Dirty Bits line by Carina Press. Small-town librarians snowed in at the library overnight!
That title! Coupled with the premise—a single mom, a fixer-upper house, and a bad boy passing through—this is one that definitely needs to be in my holiday TBR.
I try to read at least one holiday romance per year that’s set in a place that’s a lot warmer than New Hampshire, and Jamaica definitely fits the bill. I’m so here for a hot CEO that was the best man at her wedding that didn’t happen!
Now that the season for holiday romances is upon us, I know I’ll be buying a lot more of them than I can read before the New Year. (To be honest, I have more holiday romances in my TBR pile than I can read before New Year’s Day of 2050, but it never hurts to have a stockpile.) Holiday romance covers tend to catch my eye, and I can’t resist the titles. Knowing I’ll close the book basking in the glow of a heartwarming holiday HEA makes them irresistible to me and, as you can see, I’ve already got my reading list ready!
About One Christmas Eve:
They couldn’t be more different. Or more perfect for each other.
New York Times bestselling author Shannon Stacey returns with a warm and cozy opposites-attract Christmas story.
Zoe Randall is busy living her life as she damn well pleases. She’s back in her favorite town, her divorce in her rearview mirror, and living out her childhood dream of running a bookstore with her cousin. She has no interest in the uptight nerd who opened his boring-ass business next to her shop…until he complains about one of her sexy window displays.
Then it’s game on.
Preston Wheeler knows he takes life a little too seriously. But when the saucy bookseller next door starts pushing his buttons, he can feel that changing. Beautiful, vivacious Zoe challenges him in all the best ways, and soon he’s pushing her buttons right back: teasing and flirting all the way through the holiday season.
As Preston loosens up and Zoe is treated to the man behind the suit (particularly his forearms), she realizes she’s more interested than she cares to admit. And Preston comes to see the beauty—the absolute delight—in adding Zoe’s bright splashes of color to his once very black-and-white existence.