WLP Reviews Naughty & Nice 3-Story Bundle by Ruthie Knox, Et Al

’Tis the season for romance with three original holiday-themed novellas! Unwrap this festive eBook bundle and discover why these authors are quickly becoming the biggest names in the genre. Ruthie Knox tells a heartwarming contemporary story of first loves given the gift of a second chance; Molly O’Keefe releases the ghosts of Christmas past with a prequel to her novel Crazy Thing Called Love; and Stefanie Sloane weaves an irresistible Regency tale of fiery passion that burns deep on a cold winter’s night.

  • File Size: 1932 KB
  • Publisher: Loveswept (November 5, 2012)
  • List Price: $ 2.24
  • Sold by: Random House Digital, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009JU5GW4
  • Buy at Amazon

ROOM AT THE INN by Ruthie Knox

Carson Vance couldn’t wait to get out of Potter Falls, but now that he’s back to spend Christmas with his ailing father, he must face all the people he left behind . . . like Julie Long, whose heart he broke once upon a time. Now the proprietor of the local inn, Julie is a successful, seductive, independent woman—everything that Carson’s looking for. But despite several steamy encounters under the mistletoe, Julie refuses to believe in happily ever after. Now Carson must prove to Julie that he’s back for good—and that he wants her in his life for all the holidays to come.

I really enjoyed Ms. Knox’ story, even more so after reading the author notes at the end. I liked that Carson wanted to get away from his father’s shadow but didn’t even realize he was missing out on so much by leaving. I liked Julie, but wished she wouldn’t have pinned so hard. I really love the way Ms. Knox writes, it’s like I am part of the town and the Inn is just around the corner. I could picture the decorations, and the entry way. Hell, I want an Inn now!


 
ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU by Molly O’Keefe

Maddy Baumgarten and Billy Wilkins are spontaneous, in love, and prepared to elope the day after Christmas—that is, if Maddy’s family doesn’t throw a wrench in their plans. After all, Maddy’s barely out of high school and Billy’s a notorious bad boy. Maddy doesn’t care about Billy’s rough past—all she cares about is living in the here and now. But after Maddy’s mother stops speaking to her in protest, and a Christmas Eve heart-to-heart with her father leaves her with butterflies, Maddy starts to get cold feet. She loves Billy, but is she taking this big step too soon?

I wasn’t too fond of this story, I found it way too short. The female heroine is 17 while her boyfriend is 20, and they have unprotected sex but it’s okay because she is on the pill. I don’t know why this story was included in the bundle to be honest, I think it was more on the YA side and just didn’t fit at all.

ONE PERFECT CHRISTMAS by Stephanie Sloane

After being jilted by her fiancé, Jane Merriweather turns to her dear childhood friend, the Honorable Lucas Cavanaugh, for support—and unlocks the smoldering desire simmering in the man’s troubled heart. Frightened by his new found feelings, Lucas flees to Scotland. But when the Christmas season brings them together again, one glance is all that’s needed to reignite his yearning. If Lucas can convince Jane that his intentions are as pure as the falling snow, they’ll turn a dreary December into a joyous Yuletide affair.

I’m not a fan of historical’s, but I did enjoy this one. Maybe it was the holiday spirit, maybe it was something else that sparked my interest. Well written, and steamy…maybe that’s it. Either way, I’d be willing to try more from Ms. Slone.

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