ARC Review: A Christmas to Remember by Jill Shalvis, Kristen Ashley, Hope Ramsay, Molly Cannon and Marilyn Pappano

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ARC Review: A Christmas to Remember by Jill Shalvis, Kristen Ashley, Hope Ramsay, Molly Cannon and Marilyn Pappano
A Christmas to Remember

4 Stars


Book Info

Released: Dec 3, 2013
Series: Chaos #2.5, Lucky Harbor #8.5
Format: eARC
 

A CHRISTMAS TO REMEMBER is a collection of short, sweet stories perfect to get you in the mood for the holidays! ~ Under the Covers

Dream A Little Dream by Jill Shalvis – 4 stars

Shalvis’ sweet contribution to the anthology is part of her LuckyHarbor series. Now if you know me, then you know I adore this series. This features Melissa and the sexy fireman, Ian. Though shorter than I expect, Shalvis is able to pack all the goodness that I love about LuckyHarbor and the holidays in this story. Sweet and sexy – a fabulous combination when it comes to Shalvis!

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Every Year by Kristen Ashley5 Stars

I have given this one full marks, but I do this having read everything that Kristen Ashley has written, if I didn’t know the characters and the background, this probably wouldn’t have got a high rating. But I do, so I loved it! We get to see our favourite biker family have a beautiful Christmas as they welcome some new people into the fold. It has left me with lots of warm fuzzies and a craving to read more Kristen Ashley!

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Silent Night by Hope Ramsay – 4 Stars

I haven’t read Hope Ramsey before but I am definitely going to have to give her books a try. I really enjoyed this novella, it was about two lonely people, who seem to have nothing in common coming together and finding a small slice of happiness and hope for the future. It was sweet, and throw in a new born baby it was just downright adorable! This was a great feel good story and I can’t wait to read more from Hope Ramsey.

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Have Yourself a Messy Little Christmas by Molly Cannon – 3 stars

This is the first I’ve read of Cannon before. This features Lincoln and Dinah Mason. Dinah is a professional organizer and when Lincoln’s mother pushes her through his front door to try and clean up his life a little bit, Lincoln is a little grumpy at the thought of some stranger touching his stuff. However, that soon changes once Cannon brings in the Christmas spirit. While sweet and charming, I think I’ll need to try another one of Cannon’s books to make a decision.

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A Family for Christmas by Marilyn Pappano – 3 stars

Pappano’s story touches on war and the important of being home for the holidays. Jared Conners was an interesting character to read about. In addition, war widow Ilena also intrigued. However, I think this might be my least favourite story in the collection. It just didn’t spark my interest further than I had hoped.

I think a lot of these stories were really, really short and only gave you a taste of the holidays. I wouldn’t use these stories as a way to determine the writer’s style since all the stories are quite short. But they are fun treats for the upcoming holidays and I think readers should just enjoy the slices of life that each author provides in this anthology.

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Amy R

I want this book for the stories by Jill Shalvis and Kristen Ashley but I’m glad the other stories look like decent reads.

Timitra

Thanks for the review.

Elizabeth

Nice review utc!