Top Ten Holiday Reading Recommendations

Posted December 21, 2015 by Under the Covers Book Blog in Top Ten, Under the Covers / 32 Comments

spacerAfter the depressing sight of a Christmas tree and some advent calendars in shop windows since August, sometimes we all need a little push to get ourselves into the Christmas spirit when the final week is upon us. So, what better way to warm up our Christmas spirit then with the latest seasonal offering from your favourite author. Yes, seasonal reads can be overly sweet and cuter than anything has the right to be, but nothing quite beats seeing your favourite couples and some new ones canoodling under the mistletoe and generally making merry. So, we have put together a list of our favourite Christmas reads this year to share with you and get us all excited for when Father Christmas comes and pays us a visit. Merry Christmas!

 

circle10thedukeandmisschristmasThe Duke and Miss Christmas
The Heirs’ Club of Scoundrels Trilogy #2.5
by Amelia Grey

This book kicked off my holiday reading this year and there’s nothing I enjoy more than a cute historical romance set around the Christmas season.  It just transported me to a beautiful setting with the decorating of the tree and the good and bad of having family around for the holidays.  The heroine is spunky, just how I like ’em and the hero is really adorable as well.  I will say, this is a SHORT one, but it will probably leave you wanting to know more about this family and probably, like me, getting into the series.

Our Review | Amazon

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i'll be home for christmasI’ll Be Home for Christmas
Twilight, Texas #6
by Lori Wilde

I picked this one up as part of the Pick It For Me Challenge over on our GoodReads Group.  I’ve been wanting to read Lori Wilde for a while and although I suspected I could pick up a book in the Twilight, Texas series out of order I just never did.  This is everything I want to read for the holidays.  A cute small town romance with lots of family and lots of heart.  And it’s overflowing with Christmas spirit!  The hero moves back to Twilight to take over his grandfather’s Christmas tree farm and the heroine swaps houses with his sister for the holidays (just like the Cameron Diaz movie!).  It was a lot of fun to read, with just enough sexy and some solid characters.  Review will come later this week.

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circle8Christmas with the Millionaire RancherChristmas with a Billionaire Rancher
Billionaire’s Club #4
by Mandy Baxter

This is an interesting book because the hero and heroine meet because the hero is a billionaire and the heroine is looking to take his money. Yes, it’s for charity but in this cute and sweet novella, Baxter’s touches of Christmas makes this for a fun and festive read. 

Our Review | Amazon

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marrymeatchristmasMarry Me at Christmas
Fool’s Gold # 19
by Susan Mallery

Don’t get scared by that high series number!  You can read this as a standalone!  That’s sort of what I always end up doing with the books I’ve picked up from this series.  I’m not current but I’m never lost when I pick one up.  And Susan Mallery has the perfect voice for two of my seasonal favorite things:  Holiday and Summer Reads.  In this case, we have a big celebrity moving close to Fool’s Gold and he needs help planning his sister’s Christmas wedding.  Jonny is totally adorable in a way that you can only hope real celebrities can be.  He’s down to earth and all around great guy.  The heroine Madeline is the perfect fit for him!  Don’t go in expecting steam, but this is a perfect Christmas story with lots of snow, parades, and all the charm that I love to see on my seasonal reads!

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hotholidaynightsHot Holiday Nights
Play-by-Play # 10.5
by Jaci Burton

This is a must read because we all know you’re already following this amazing series, right?????  In this short Christmasy installment, Ms. Burton finally explores a menage in this series and let me tell you…. things are mighty heated on this Hawaii beach for the holidays!  Two delicious hunks of men, one younger and one older than the heroine who is very spunky herself.  Guaranteed to warm you up this holiday season!

Our Review | Amazon

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maybethischristmasSleigh Bells in the Snow AND Maybe This Christmas
O’Neil Brothers #1 and #3
by Sarah Morgan

So I first picked up SLEIGH BELLS IN THE SNOW thanks to a recommendation of one of you guys!  It was completely adorable and left the other two couples in the series set up that I wanted to go and read them all right away.  It’s been a while since I’ve felt that pull to do that!  What a refreshing surprise.  You get two Christmas stories in this trilogy so I highly recommend you pick it up!  They are extremely sweet and the setting is a beautiful ski resort.  Having that small town feel and to top it all with a beautiful family that you can’t help but fall in love with, these are going to be a great way to spend those cold winter nights.

Our Reviews | Amazon

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circle4dead by midnightDead by Midnight
I-Team # 7.5
by Pamela Clare

You may be thinking why this book is here with its title but if you’re a fan of the series already, you’ll be thrilled to know that Clare revisits ALL the characters of the series in this suspenseful novella. It takes place around the holidays when some of the characters are attending a party and with all these important people in once place, it makes for the perfect place to hit if you’re a bad guy. While it doesn’t go too much into the Christmas vibe as some of the other books on this list, it’s so well-written it had to have a mention!

Our Review | Amazon

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It's a Wonderful Tangled Christmas CarolIt’s a Wonderful Tangled Christmas Carol
Tangled # 4.5

by Emma Chase

This novella was originally published in the Anthology Baby, It’s Cold Outside, now released for Emma Chase fans to enjoy.  Ms. Chase gives a sneak peak at how Drew and his family is doing this holiday.  It’s a Scrooge Drew story and any Drew story is a sweet treat.

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spacercircle2savinggraceSaving Grace
Love Under the Big Sky #2.5
by Kristen Proby

This is a another story from the anthology, Baby, It’s Cold Outside and is my favorite story out of the five.  Saving Grace is a story about a plain-Jane getting her happy-ending with a hot guy she never would’ve thought she could have.  It was very sweet.

Our Review | Amazon

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circle1A Bad Boy for Christmas
Second Chance #3
by Jessica Lemmon

If we could all get a bad boy for Christmas, I think we’d all be happy with Santa this year. But whether you’ve been naughty or nice, this story by Lemmon is the perfect holiday read for readers. It has some scorching hot scenes in it but it also possesses that heartfelt, homey vibe that is so important is Christmas -themed novels. While this is book three in the series, I still believe that you can read this as a standalone and be fine. So grab a hot cup of cocoa, sit back and allow yourself to enjoy the holidays with a good Christmas story like this one!

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NEED MORE?  These are the books we featured in prior years!

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Please note these are all in ARC format, not finished copies.

SCANDAL NEVER SLEEPS by Shayla Black and Lexi Blake
SEDUCTION IN SESSION by Shayla Black and Lexi Blake (coming out January 5, 2016)
STRONG ENOUGH by M. Leighton
SINNER’S CREED by Kim Jones (coming out March 1, 2016)
NAUTI SEDUCTRESS by Lora Leigh
DANGEROUSLY BROKEN by Eden Bradley
WITHOUT RESTRAINT by Angela Knight
UNHINGED by Calia Read (coming out January 12, 2016)
STEPBROTHER, MINE by Opal Carew

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Sue G.

Sabrina Jeffries’ Twas the Night After Christmas.

Amber M
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Amber M

My favorite story of Santa’s Pet by Rachelle Ayala

Andra
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Andra

A Christmas Promise by Mary Balogh.

Bube
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Bube

Sleigh Bells in the Snow and Christmas Ever After by Sarah Morgan 🙂
Great Christmas Titles 🙂

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Chele' Walker

First, thanks for this incredible giveaway, I love this blog!! My favorite Holiday story is My True Love Gave to Me because you get multiple stories in one.

Kristy Petree
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Kristy Petree

The Gift of the Magi is my favorite holiday story. Thanks!

Esther Gerdzen
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Esther Gerdzen

Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares ! Thank you for the chance !

Maria Passia
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Maria Passia

Any Kristen Ashley book!

Betul E.
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Betul E.

Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor (Friday Harbor, #1) by Lisa Kleypas

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Lord of ice by gaelen foley has a really sweet Christmas scene and the jingle bell rock anthology

Laura Lovejoy Brunk
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Laura Lovejoy Brunk

Dead by Midnight or Upon a Winter’s Night by Pamela Clare…love her books!

Trix
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Trix

I love Jamie Fessenden’s THE CHRISTMAS WAGER and Madison Parker’s SOCK IT TO ME, SANTA!

Texas Book Lover
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Texas Book Lover

I loved Jill Shalvis’ Meet Christmas Baby and Jessica Lemmon’s A Bad Boy for Christmas.

Kassandra
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Kassandra

Old but still my favorite, A Christmas Carol.

Diana Doan
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Diana Doan

A Christmas Carol

Maria D.
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Maria D.

I love a good holiday romance and you have listed a couple that are on my list for this year:)

JoannaM
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JoannaM

My latest favorite is the All He Wants for Christmas box set by Elisabeth Naughton, Katie Reus, Cynthia Eden, Alexandra Ivy, Laura Wright and Skye Jordan.

Timitra
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Timitra

A Christine Feehan Holiday Treasury

Kim Perry
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Kim Perry

A Wallflower Christmas. I love this series by Lisa Kleypas!

Sharyonda
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Sharyonda

The Nightmare before Christmas

Jolanda L
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Jolanda L

I dont have a favorite.

Amy R
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Amy R

I’ve really enjoyed Jaci Burton’s Christmas novellas and Heidi Cullinan’s Christmas stories.

lea
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lea

Don`t have one…

Juana Esparza
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Juana Esparza

My favorite is It’s A Wonderful Life.

Artemis Giote
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Artemis Giote

My favorite is Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Irma J
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Irma J

Lisa Kleypa’s Devil in Winter.

EC
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EC

I don’t have one fave holiday story. At least, not yet. 🙁

Elle Magnussen
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Elle Magnussen

Uhm… I’m kinda forget but Tiffany Reisz has amazing story with The Sinner’s holiday story

Joanne B
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Joanne B

Sabrina Jeffries’ Twas the Night After Christmas.

Diane Sallans
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Diane Sallans

I’ve enjoyed many of Debbie Macomber’s Christmas stories

Ileana A.
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Ileana A.

A Wallflower Christmas! For me everything by Lisa Kleypas is perfect for the holidays 😀

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