18 December 2013

REVIEW: Love for the Holidays collection offers range of stories from sweet to quite HOT!

To be absolutely frank, the Love for the Holidays collection by Noelle Adams, Samantha Chase, Rachel Curtis, and Zoe York was not one of my favorites to read. The one thing that made this collection at first glance interesting to me - the wide range of story themes from gentle and sweet romance, to quite spicy and HOT - gave me almost a case of reader while whiplash reading it.

I enjoyed several stories within the collection, including Samantha Chase's "Mistletoe Between Friends" and "The Christmas Cottage," Zoe York's "What Once Was Perfect," and Rachel Curtis' "Eight Christmas Elves." However, for me, the first story Noelle Adams' "Holiday Heat" was quite difficult to read. I found myself switching to other books in my Kindle instead of finishing that one story. Thus the sense of whiplash with the others within the collection.

As this collection is listed on Amazon for the bargain e-book price of $0.99, I'd recommend it if you'd like to add another holiday collection to your e-reader without breaking the bank. That said, however, it's really not my favorite collection and for the same price there are other outstanding holiday collections I'd highly recommend, including Love on Main Street: A Snow Creek Christmas and Hot, Sexy & Bad, which I'd advise you consider before this (and are available for the same bargain price).

RATING
Two stars for Love for the Holidays.







From the Publisher



Love for the Holidays by Noelle Adams, Samantha Chase, Rachel Curtis, Zoe York
Noelle Adams
ASIN B00GH2TTR0
Price $0.99

From fake relationships to secret affairs to best friends falling in love, everything changes at Christmas. This holiday bundle includes five stories, from steamy to sweet, including two new, exclusive stories from New York Times bestselling authors.

HOLIDAY HEAT by Noelle Adams – After being hit with heartbreaking tragedy, Carrie has thrown herself into a hot, secret relationship with Matt. With Christmas approaching, she realizes she might want even more from her sexy, damaged artist, but the boundaries around their relationship make anything deeper than sex impossible. (A new, steamy romance.)

MISTLETOE BETWEEN FRIENDS by Samantha Chase – Lily and Cam have been friends all their lives, and their relationship has never been romantic. But when they pretend to be dating so they can spend the holiday with their families in peace, they realize their fake romance might actually be real. (A new, sweet romance.)

THE CHRISTMAS COTTAGE by Samantha Chase - Spending the night trapped by a blizzard in a romantic Christmas cottage with the man she’s loved for years has Lacey wondering if fairy tales really do come true. (A sweet romance.)

EIGHT CHRISTMAS EVES by Rachel Curtis - One Christmas Eve, Cyrus Owen, the over-indulged teenage son of a wealthy businessman, finds ten-year-old Helen on the side of the road. Eleven years later, he is desperately in love with her. This is how it happens... (A mostly sweet romance.)

WHAT ONCE WAS PERFECT by Zoe York – For Laney, the worst part of returning to her hometown for Christmas is confronting Kyle, the man who broke her heart twelve years ago. When they rediscover their perfect chemistry, Kyle has to convince Laney to let him back into her heart. (A steamy romance.)