Thursday, November 30, 2023

Christmas Romance Collection

Ms. Youngblood delivers another round of holiday cheer in this collection. 

I enjoyed each story but the final one seemed less holiday than the others. Perhaps because it was a suspense. 

Regardless, you'll have an enjoyable time reading these stories and getting your holiday cheer on. 


Enjoy this collection of 3 complete Christmas romances by USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer Youngblood.

Yours by Christmas
A recovering alcoholic turned firefighter, a mysterious woman with a secret, and the Christmas miracle that just might save them both.

Her Christmas Wedding Fake Fiancé
Sparks ignite when a strait-laced CEO and a feisty business owner strike an unusual bargain that might be just the thing to kindle a little Christmas bliss.

False Identity

Believe in miracles … believe in hope … believe in love.

It's Christmastime, and Chancy Hamilton can’t bear the thought of spending the holidays without her late husband Max who died in a plane crash. When Chancy and her teenage son, Travis, have an argument, Travis storms out of the house and ends up in the wrong part of town where he is attacked by a group of thugs. When a homeless man comes to his rescue, he invites the man home to have a meal with his mom and little sister.

Gabe Jones is not like any other homeless man Chancy has ever seen—he’s confident, intelligent, and devastatingly handsome. Jake, Chancy’s boyfriend, takes an instant dislike to Gabe and warns Chancy to stay away from him. Nevertheless, their lives become intertwined, and Chancy is soon thrown into nightmarish events caused by a betrayal of trust and a chilling deception where nothing is as it seems, bringing a terrifying aftermath that threatens not only her but the lives of her children.

Thursday, November 23, 2023

Fighting for Love

Ms. Checketts doens't hold back in this second chance romance. 

High school love gets another go round between Hannah and Josh and it's so much fun to read. The hockey player who's softer side only comes out for Hannah? Yes, please and thank you. 

I love the angst and the chemistry between these two. They have their past and present to work through. Not to mention their daddy issues. 

A great holiday read. 


A hockey player who loves to fight. The only woman who can soften him. A misunderstanding tore them apart years ago. Can they get a second chance for Christmas?
Josh Porter overcame an abusive father and poverty to become one of the top professional hockey players in the world, but he lost the love of his life along the way. When Josh and Hannah get stuck on a ski lift, will he finally have a chance to clear up misunderstandings, or will she shred his heart for the final time?
Hannah Haven Hall has loved Josh since high school, but when she sees him cheating on her after a college hockey game she dumps him and locks her heart. Is reconciliation possible with the man she’s always loved, or is a Christmas miracle too much to ask for?

Thursday, November 16, 2023

Once Upon a Romance

This was my first read by Ms. Bailey, and I would read more of her work. 

I had fun. The story is well constructed, hits hard on the Disney theme (which I love), and has a satisfying ending. 
Keep in mind that the romance blooms while the heroine has a boyfriend which might be off-putting to some readers. Though, it seems from page one the boyfriend needs to be kicked to the curb. He's not mean or rude or abusive, just not right for her anymore. 
If you're a big Disney fan like me, you'll notice this is a prepandemic story. If only we had Fast Passes again instead of paid Lightning Lanes. 
But don't let the changes at Disney stop you from enjoying this sweet read. 

Christmas. Disney. Romance. No greater magic.

When Sophie’s eight-year-old niece, Ariel, asks Santa Claus for a single wish to honor her mom’s memory, Sophie knows she must grant it. Unfortunately for Sophie, Ariel's wish is to ride her mom's favorite ride on Christmas day, and it’s at the last place on earth Sophie wants to visit—Walt Disney World. It will be the first Christmas without her sister, and reliving childhood memories of her best friend is not how she wants to spend her holiday. Sophie’s only desire is to spend Christmas on the slopes with her reliable and stable beau, Darren, who has reluctantly agreed to postpone their trip until the day after Christmas.

But when Sophie runs into a charming stranger, who offers up his extensive Disney knowledge, he instantly becomes her hero. A wave of relief washes over Sophie—he may just be the one to give Ariel the magical experience she desires. And, even though Sophie doesn’t realize it, he may be exactly what she needs too.

Can a bit of 
Christmas magic help this ruggedly-attractive stranger win Sophie’s heart when she believes it already belongs to Darren? And will Sophie continue to allow her painful past to haunt her, or will she let it go?

The first book in A Dream Come True series is a heart-warming holiday romance set in "The Most Magical Place On Earth."

Thursday, November 9, 2023

Christmas in Sweetheart Springs

This is a great introductory trilogy to lead you into full length novels. So much fun to have love stories at holiday time. 

I enjoyed each one and can't wait to read the rest of their stories. 

Get cozy with the mug of your fave beverage and consume deliciousness in two lovely formats. 


Eggnog in the Evergreens by Monique Brasher

They were never supposed to fall in love, let alone elope in Vegas. But love doesn't pick sides.

Emma Watkins and Miles Decker grew up together, her family's Christmas tree farm and his family's ranch separated only by a row of trees that forms a boundary line between the two. As children of two feuding families in Sweetheart Springs, it's always gone without saying that they're supposed to stay away from one another. Until they disregarded the memo and fell in love anyway.

As the annual Sweetheart Games near, they both worry about keeping their secret marriage under wraps, especially while under the scrutiny of the whole town. As if marrying your almost enemy isn't trouble enough, there's a town legend to contend with.

In a season that's supposed to be about finding your soulmate and celebrating Christmas, can they withstand the secrets and rise to the challenge?

Laughter and Lattes by B Burton

Falling in love at the Sweetheart Games, Lena and Pete seek to make love work in a life that has them on two different paths.

When Lena gets paired up with childhood friend Braden for the annual Sweetheart Games, she can't wait to tell him she's in love with him. Deciding to let their chemistry and ability to work together open his eyes to the woman she is now, Lena is shocked when he decides to trade her for someone else.

Pete has wanted to be Lena's since the day she walked into Sweetheart Springs Middle School. But between being a timid nerd, and best friends with the jock of the school, he was often overlooked. When Braden asks him to swap partners for the Sweetheart Games, it doesn't sit well with him, but he agrees knowing he'll finally get his chance with Lena.

By making the most of a bad situation, Lena and Pete commit to being one another's partners, and wind up getting to know one another all over again. Before she knows it, Lena finds herself missing him when they return to college and he's no longer near. But is it possible for them to find love and make it work in a life that has them on two different paths for the future?

A HFN story.

Cocoa in the Candlelight by Kimberly Hanson

Being paired with your brother's best friend and first love. Christmas magic in the air. What could go wrong?

Coming home for the holidays, all Ellie Johnson wanted to do was catch up with her best friends and family. For fun, the girls signed up for the Sweetheart Games in the Sweetheart Springs Christmas Kickoff. Little did she know, she'd be paired with her brother's best friend, and the one man she could never get out of her head.

Tommy Donovan didn't want anything to do with the Christmas Kickoff. Every year, he was able to work and forget it was happening, especially dodging the matchmaking events. This year, his mom had other plans.

Forced together under the stress of a town myth hanging above their heads, they must work together under the watchful eye of the town, while trying to come to terms with their feelings for one another.

Each of these three prequel stories introduces you to a Sweetheart Springs couple, coming soon to your e-reader (or in paperback) in the form of a second chance love story. So grab a chair, a blanket, and some hot cocoa, and come visit our little town full of Christmas shenanigans and clean, wholesome romance.

Thursday, November 2, 2023


This is the first book in the Marrying Miss Kringle series by Ms. McConnell and if Ginger is any indication of the fun to come for the other sisters, then sign me up for the rest of the series!

I love watching this slightly type A list maker feel her way through the process of finding a husband to save Christmas. And of course her true love isn't on the list, but worse he gave up on Santa and Christmas magic a long time ago. He's rather bahumbug about the whole thing, until his niece comes to stay and Ginger enters his life. 

Ginger has all the feels you'd expect from Ms. McConnell and her witty, swoony way of writing a sweet romance. 

Get Ginger and the series and curl up with a cozy blanket and mug of cocoa. Better than bingewatching Hallmark holiday movies anyday. 


Christmas Magic is changing and the Kringle Family scrambles to keep up in this fun and romantic Christmas romance form USA Today Bestselling Author Lucy McConnell.

When Ginger Kringle is branded to wear the magic red suit, she has to fall in love and get married before Christmas Eve to save the family business. After being given a list (Santas love lists!) of potential Mr. Kringles, Ginger heads off to Clearview, Alaska, where she embarks on a mission to save her family, their home, the elves, the reindeer, and Christmas for children across the globe.

In her quest, Ginger finds that checking a list has much more to do with her heart than it does her head.

Can she fall in love before it’s too late?