February 28, 2016 Swan Creates 0 Comments

New York Times bestselling authors Sabrina Jeffries, Karen Hawkins, and Candace Camp, and USA TODAY bestselling author Meredith Duran come together for a sizzling historical romance holiday anthology.

This book was an introduction to two authors I've not read before who goes by the names of Sabrina Jeffries and Meredith Duran.  I'm a huge fan of Karen Hawkins and Candace Camp and was giddy with excitement to read their short stories. 

I've always heard of Sabrina Jeffries but I've not had the pleasure of reading her work "The Heiress and the Hothead".  Now after reading her short story, I want to read more.  Her story was fun and exciting. Especially the part where all the mistletoes seem to have disappeared.

Of course, Karen Hawkins book had a starring hard-headed heroine in her story "Twelve Kisses", who listens to no one but herself and by that I mean her father. Of course, her stubbornness not only got herself in trouble but the hero as well.  And what a marvelous trouble it was.

Candace Camp's story "By Any Other Name" was hilarious. All I can say it involves a man who is not a man, who likes to visit gambling hells. It also had mistaken identities and a great chase.  This story was a lot of laughs.

Meredith Duran was a new name I've not heard of but I liked her story "Sweet Ruin" .  I felt the pain of the characters and I liked them both tremendously.  The father was a very vindictive man and seem not to care for his daughter's happiness. He made me so mad in this book!

My only criticism with every story was the love scenes.  It seemed too out of place in the story, as if it was squeezed into their stories last minute.  The one that seemed most out of place was Sabrina Jeffries' story, I mean come on.  Was that really a good situation to get better "acquainted" with each other?

Besides the love scenes, I enjoyed reading the book and I am glad that I've discovered two new authors to look forward too. 



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