Three hottie humbugs find holiday magic where they least expect it. . .
Donna Kauffman Lock, Stock and Jingle Bells
Holly hates the yuletide season more than ever since she inherited her mother's Christmas novelty shop, but her childhood pal Sean's determined to warm her up--to Christmas and to him. When they uncover a diary concealing secrets involving both their families, this could be the Christmas that changes their lives forever. . .
Jill Shalvis Bah Handsome!
Behind on her bills, B&B owner Hope receives an unlikely guest--stranded solicitor Danny, who's been threatening to put her out of business. Hope's staff sees more fire than fight in the sparks that fly as they try and bring Hope and Danny together, but only a Christmas miracle can help these unlikely lovers see the light. . .
Helenkay Dimon It's Hotter at Christmas
Hawaii's no paradise for Marissa, who, thanks to a series of unfortunate events, can't seem to get away from the sand to enjoy her Christmas East Coast style--with plenty of snow and slush. But tall, dark, and serious police officer Ted's about to give this bad Santa in heels a Mele Kalikimaka she'll never forget. . .
A trio of treats fill out this anthology for readers in search of holiday happily ever afters. In Kauffman's "Lock, Stock and Jingle Bells," Holly Bennett returns from London to Willow Creek, Va., to deal with an unexpected gift from her mother and find a potential love interest in an old crush. Shalvis's "Bah, Handsome" is the recession-influenced seduction of Hope O'Brien, a bed-and-breakfast owner, by an unhappy CPA employed by her Scroogeish stepbrother. Dimon goes tropical in "It's Hotter at Christmas" to explore what happens when a cranky Kauai deputy police chief falls for a Philadelphia ad executive who can't seem to stay out of harm's way. It's not quite hot enough to melt ice, but it's good, disposable fun.