R E V I E W ➠ Love Stories by Samantha Young


A collection of contemporary romance novellas from New York Times Bestselling Author Samantha Young.
This volume includes novellas previously only available exclusively to newsletter subscribers. They have now been collated into this romantic collection of modern love stories.


The Forbidden Christmas Gift:
It’s Christmas at Shaw’s Department store in Edinburgh! Reid Shaw should feel nothing but gratified by his success. But he’s not satisfied because the sexy Scot wants forbidden fruit for Christmas: Evan Munro. Reid’s Evan’s boss. He’s thirteen years older than her.
Oh … and she’s his best friend’s little sister.

New Year’s Eve:
After Ryan drunkenly kisses the object of her crush, Joe—her sister’s father-in-law— at his son’s birthday party, all she wants to do is avoid Joe for the rest of eternity. But when they find themselves stranded alone together on New Year’s Eve, Ryan discovers Joe most definitely doesn’t want to avoid Ryan…

Loving Valentine:
Micah Green has loved Valentine Fairchild for over ten years; ever since they were kids brought together by Micah’s difficult family life. Too many outside factors have gotten in their way, pushing them further apart over the years. But Micah, no matter how hard he tries, can’t forget her. When he finds a way to see her again, he realizes he’s wasted too much time loving Valentine from afar. Now he just has to convince her to let go of their past so they can move on with their future. Together.

Ember in the Heart:
When Ember Bonet overhears her sister’s fiancé’s best friend uttering rude remarks about the Bonet sisters at the engagement party, she instantly dismisses him as a pretentious man-child. Then said man-child, Foster Darwin, moves into the house next door along with his five-year-old daughter, making him hard to ignore.
Foster can’t believe his best friend, Colt, omitted to tell him the spinsterish Bonet sisters live in the house next door to his new home. Problem is, Ember Bonet is anything but spinsterish. From the moment they met, Foster has fought an overwhelming attraction to her. An attraction he has no time for. Not only is he determined to prioritize his daughter Georgie, he can’t fail his own father again. And Edward Darwin has made it clear that Foster must settle down with the right woman. Unfortunately, his family’s idea of ‘right’ isn’t the sexy massage therapist next door who’s eleven years his senior.
Determined to keep her distance from Foster, Ember fails when it becomes clear he and Georgie need support in their new life together. But proximity to one another is too great a temptation, and physical chemistry soon turns into so much more. If only Ember could get over their age difference and Foster his family pride…

RELEASE DATE: December 6, 2021

Not my first read by the author, and this was a little new to me from her, you get 4 short stories in this and I will be giving a review on an over-all of all. All were SHORT & SWEET, I think because they are novella’s it made it a little hard to really fully get into it. I would honestly say that I would have loved all of these in full shorter but full books. It was very festive, lot’s of romance, action, hot scenes and sweet kisses!

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: A Novella Collection
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R E V I E W ➠ Hot Mess Christmas Express by Claire Hastings

(12 Days of Kissmas )


On the seventh day of Christmas, some of the swans are missing…
Caleb is hot. Sienna is a hot mess. But after just one night together, a mix-up causes this delightfully dreamy doctor to freeze out the reluctant pharmaceutical sales rep.
For two years, Caleb has given Sienna the silent treatment until a holiday wedding at the Seven Swans Inn forces him to acknowledge her existence again. And despite their chilly past, the forecast for Christmas quickly becomes hot and steamy.
‘Tis the season for mistletoe kisses, but when the magic wears off will this second chance be nothing more than a second heartbreak?

RELEASE DATE: December 7, 2021

This author is fairly NEW to me, I haven’t read enough to determine the style fully so this was a fun read I got from the author because I was complaining on a certain read at that time and this got me out of it. I said fun read I meant it, you get both characters that are pretty strong and then they also share and have history. It was a fun festive ride is what I will say and the hot-head on the Hero was a turn on & off at the same time to me, the swoony moments were great but when he was a A-hole he WAS one for sure. Thank you Claire for sending this over to me I had fun reading it and it got me away from the bad book that I had read at that time and to be able to continue reading more ARCs!

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Romance: ♡
Steamy: 🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: (12 Days of Kissmas )
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Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Snowy Ever After by Samantha Chase & Stefanie London


What could be better than a holiday wedding?
How about two?
Join bestselling authors Samantha Chase and Stefanie London for a whole lot of love this holiday season with Snowy Ever After!

With some of your favorite Magnolia Sound and Patterson’s Bluff residents, we can guarantee you’ll get all those small town, holiday feels with guaranteed happily ever afters and I Do’s!

You are cordially invited to the wedding of Mia Kingsley and Austin Coleman.
Or you will be if a snowstorm doesn’t blanket the town with piles of fresh snow, making the trip to the chapel near impossible.
But the Coleman family is not about to let a measly little storm ruin Mia and Austin’s perfect day. After all, Magnolia Sound is just the place for a perfect wedding wonderland.

Romantic comedy screenwriter, Lily Dunn, watches her life go from happily ever after to crappily ever after when she gets dumped on live television.
Facing her overprotective family at her cousin’s wedding is not ideal. They think she’s not cut out for cutthroat Hollywood. How can she prove she’s moved on? Pretend to have a new man, of course. The only rule is: keep it fake.
But the chemistry with her former high school crush burns hotter than an open fire. Can two bruised and battered hearts find the kind of love that only happens in the movies?


NEW to me authors. I got to be honest as always and say that I do not remember why I requested for this ARC, I must have been in the mood but I am glad because I really enjoyed these two sweet short stories. The other things that I kind of messed up on is the fact that I did not read any of these author’s original books I THINK I am not sure though if these are on it’s own stories or from previous characters, so I was wondering the whole time about that.

4 STARS -> WEDDING WONDERLAND by Samantha Chase: This one was a very themed and super cute story about the Hero & Heroine and the time of the wedding. The groom has some strong words on waiting and the bride wants to make her groom happy but also is stressed about planning a wedding so soon. What follows is a fun adventure on two souls that are meant to be and all the obstacles they have to overcome to get their official happily every after.

5 STARS -> DESTINED FOR FOREVER by Stefanie London now this one took my attention from the start, I liked the author’s writing style and everything. The characters were fun to read and complex enough to keep my attention. The story line is a common one because the heroine just got broken up with and is going to her cousins wedding and the hero is her long time from childhood crush attending the same wedding, they make a pack during the flight and what follows is a sweet, snowy, Christmas feel romance filled with cute scenes, romance, laughter, heartache, realness and THE FIRST KISS *swoon*

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡
Steamy: 🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Standalone
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R E V I E W ➠ Shopping For Love by Jessica Marin

Warren Bentley knows there’s something special about Ariana Leighton from the moment the feisty little minx puts him in his place. Being the CEO of a multi-million-dollar company, he’s used to women throwing themselves at him. Yet Ari seems immune to his charm.
But Warren always gets what he wants… and he wants Ariana.
Nothing will stand in his way. Not even the fact that she’s one of his employees.
Ariana Leighton had her life all planned out until some devastating news turned her entire world upside down.
To make ends meet she becomes a personal shopper for Chicago’s most exclusive high-end department store, Bentley’s, and one of her clients happens to be the heir to the entire empire.
Ari usually doesn’t deal directly with the notorious playboy, but that all changes when he comes into the store for some last-minute Christmas shopping and melts her panties with his sexy smirk.
Warren makes his intentions clear, but Ari can’t afford to be distracted by his games. That is until he makes her an offer she can’t refuse.
Will Ari be able to resist the handsome bachelor, or will Warren succeed in melting the ice surrounding her heart?

RELEASE DATE: December 30, 2020

Not my first read by the author and well I have read almost all of her books, so I am familiar and love her style. When I saw she was giving us a holiday treat, I was giddy with excitement, and boy did this book live up to it!

This really took me by surprise it was refreshing and real. Warren the hero is I mean a DREAM HERO I would go as far as say a UNICORN HERO which you can’t find often or ever. He was handsome, sweet, smart, swoony and the biggest heart. Ariana the heroine definitely had a lot happening in her life, something that a lot of people don’t go through and still a lot do. She has her eyes set on her priorities, and love isn’t something that can be brought into that plan. After finding out about he mother, she dedicates herself fully, and when after being the personal shopper for Warren the CEO of the company she works for she finally actually gets to meet him. She wishes she didn’t have to. Warren doesn’t make a good first impression, but that wasn’t the last of him.

This story is as fun as heartbreaking, I enjoyed every scene, the characters and side characters. You get a mini POV from different side characters like the heroine mother, hero’s grandmother and hero’s sister. Very well put together with smooth transitions. I really wanted more but you do get the sweetest epilogue. Lot’s of sweet and swoony moments along with sexy and sizzling ones…so glad Jessica went with giving us this Holiday Romance!!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Holiday Standalone
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Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑

R E V I E W ➠ The Trouble With Christmas by Amy Andrews


All Suzanne St. Michelle wants is an over-the-top, eggnog-induced holiday with her best friend in Credence, Colorado. But when her hoity-toity parents insist she come home for Christmas in New York, she blurts out that her sexy landlord is actually her boyfriend and she can’t leave him—Joshy loves Christmas. The more twinkle lights the better.
Rancher Joshua Grady does not love Christmas. Or company, or chatty women. Unfortunately for him, the chattiest woman ever has rented the cottage on his ranch, invited her rich, art-scene parents, and now insists he play “fake rancher boyfriend” in a production of the Hokiest Christmas Ever. And somehow…she gets him to agree.
Apparently, he’ll do anything to get his quiet life back. At least there’s mistletoe every two feet—and kissing Suzy is surprisingly easy. But in the midst of acres of tinsel, far too many tacky Christmas sweaters, and a tree that can be seen from space, he’s starting to want what he lost when he was a kid—a family. Too bad it’s with a woman heading back to New York before the ball drops…

RELEASE DATE: September 24, 2019

Not my first read by author, but it is only my 2nd book. I received a wonderful and adorable package from author & pub company [ Entangled Publishing ] and was super excited about it. The blurb is what got me originally. I was excited to have some Christmas in the summer!!

Now this is the same for me as for the first book I read by author, it started off a little slow for me. It did pick up around 37% and BOY DID IT PICK UP! I was alright with the slow too but I think once it picked up, I couldn’t put the book down. The characters become alive and their FAKE-RELATIONSHIP comes out blazing. I really loved them both and their chemistry and bickering, and yelling and the sweetness… Suzanne and Grady were really meant for one another they just had to cross a few ‘obstacles’ to get there. The artists in Suzy is beautiful and her quirkiness and just all around cute.

That’s how I’d lean towards in this book, a fun and cute read about a pretend couple, parents who are nosy and loud and a lot of adventure. Definitely something lighter to read if you’re looking for it!

Rating: 4.5★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Type: Book #2 of Series
Recommended: ☑
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