I’m a little late to the release party on this book but I am still super happy to say I picked up a holiday read in time for the holidays. Seriously, it’s like a curse for me. I always get them in July or August.
So, Christmas treats! This is an anthology/collection of Christmas tales from many authors. I came for Melissa Williams (one of my recent fave romantic comedy writers, like OMG) but I stayed for all the wonderful treats packed in this story (enjoy the pun, folks).
- The Gingerbread Showdown by Piper Rayne
I read this story as I just put on gingerbread scented hand cream, isn’t it ironic? To start off, A GINGERBREAD RECIPE YES. Then, this super, duper cute fall hard and fast kind of love story? I’m digging it. The writing is also super easy and flows nicely. I might have to pick up some more books by Piper Rayne soon! 4 out of 5 stars!
- Sweet Girl by M.C. Cerny
What an adorably funny story with an even better synopsis (die from her cooking… geez, I was smirking and giggling). This story had me feeling like there was maybe a story out there already with more information on the couple though. Regardless, it was very nice! 3 out of 5 stars.
- ‘Tis The Season to be Jelly by Kyra Fox
Okay, the title alone is fabulous. I found this one to be more romantic and whimsical to me, for unknown reasons. I just really vibed with Kyra’s writing and found myself drifting away into the story. I really loved Eloise and Declan, and I think Kyra might just be another author I’m going to have to check out. 4 out of 5 stars.
- Baker’s Dozen by Kali Brixton
Another hidden gem! Scott and Nova are a romantic couple with some dust under the rug or skeletons in the closet. These two are so sweet for each other and will warm your heart with how much they care. 4 out of 5 stars.
- Deck… the Balls by DL Gallie
What is it with these amusing names? I’m really enjoying the giggles I can have out of the titles. Also, a synopsis designed like a recipe? Even cooler! Add in all the comedy in this love story, yep. I love it! Jesse and Reese deserve their own series. 4 out of 5 stars!
- Muchas Smoochas by Halo Roberts
Are you looking for a second chance romance? GET READY TO RUMBLE with Muchas Smoochas. You can tell Enrique and Freya are meant to be. The writing style alone will make you sigh happily and enjoy the ride. This is just what I was needing! 5 out of 5 stars.
- Nog or Never by Melissa Williams
This is what I came to the anthology collection for. I love me some Melissa Williams and I was totally pumped to grab this story! Of course it’s at the end because I really want to read it. That’s how anthologies go! Best friend’s little sister trope? I AM IN. I AM SOLD. LETS GO.
So my highlights of this story: Icing bags as dicks, continuation of Bake Rattle and Roll, good ole Canadian setting, brother’s best friend trope (yessssss), reuniting with an old flame (yesssss), Belinda and Luke being adorable together, and a sugary sweet ending. What more can a girl ask for? 5 out of 5 stars!
I still find it super cool when I get an electronic copy and it has links I can click to go right to a story. I’m not sure if every copy is like this, but mine was super cool! I’m like a child on Christmas clicking and getting sent right to the story I want! It’s a goofy thing to be excited about, but hey. It counts.
And all the recipes! Yesssss!
So, I came for Melissa and I left with so many adorable stories and amazing recipes. I have to say, this is one fantastic book. Give it a read if you’re still seeking some Christmas and Holiday Spirit!
Four out of five stars!
I received a free copy of this book in exchange of an honest review.
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