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My Review: Santa, Honey (3-in-1, Christmas Anthology)

Santa, Honey
(3-in-1, Christmas Anthology)
by Kate Angell, Sandra Hill & Joy Nash

Contemporary Fiction/Romance/

Dorchester Publishing Co., Inc.
Copyright 2009
Pages: 322
ISBN: 9780505527530

(from PBS):
Ho, Humbug, Ho - Kate Angell (2009)

Forced into a scratchy white beard and a red velvet suit two sizes too small, hotshot ballplayer Alex Boxer knows his goose is cooked when the woman supervising his community service turns out to be cute as a Christmas elf but channeling the nutcracker.

Naughty or Nice - Sandra Hill (1996)

Anyone can hold up a convenience store on Christmas Eve. But to do it impersonating Santa Claus, on behalf of a nun, handcuffed to a gorgeous hostage - that takes brass... bells.

Christmas Unplugged - Joy Nash (2009)

Two sisters, plus two brothers, plus one romantic Christmas weekend at Dutch Lodge with zero electricity. It all adds up to a sleigh load of mix-ups, breakups and happily-ever-after hookups.

My thoughts:

I enjoyed this Christmas anthology immensely! Normally, I'm not a fan of "older" stories being thrown in with new releases, but I didn't even realize that Sandra Hill's story, Naughty or Nice, was over 10 yrs. old when I read it. Though it wasn't my favorite of the three, it was enjoyable.

Ho, Humbug, Ho is actually the 5th installment in Kate Angell's "Richmond Rogues" series. If you've already read the first 4 books, you may want to grab this one to add to your collection. This story was my least favorite, but it did have a few funny instances. I especially liked the snappy one-liners delivered by the Nutcracker. *wink*

In my opinion, Christmas Unplugged was the best. Even though the characters became intimate really quickly (like the very first night!), it was still a great story. I really enjoyed getting to know sisters, Casey and Emma; and brothers, Matt and Jake. They created some Christmas memories to last a lifetime. Matt and Jake's family are Dutch, so that added an interesting twist. This story carried the most "heat"...maybe that's why I liked it best?? LOL

As with all anthologies/novellas, it would have been better if the stories were a little longer, but hey, that's what they are, short stories, so I won't complain. Sometimes, they're just what I need...something quick and easy to read! Plus, I'm a sucker for Christmas romances. :)



1 comment:

  1. I can't believe I missed this review! I always read what you have to say but I overlooked this one I guess! Sorry about that! :-( It does sound like this was "fun" to read! ;-) Thanks for the review and scoring another one for your holiday challenge!