And all the best gifts worth giving...
*On the Naughty List is a collection of holiday stories from some of today's brightest stars*
The workplace is heating up for the holidays when two colleagues who are planning a Christmas party side-by-side end up making love their main order of business.
Naughty Under the Mistletoe
A no-nonsense lawyer intent on seducing her boss ends up having a scandalous-and utterly magical-moment with his twin instead.
Some Kind of Wonderful
Two old friends-who seem to have little left in common-are home for the holidays. But when they end up stranded together during a blizzard, they know just how to keep each other warm. . .
Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas
Dina Gregory returns to New York for the holidays. Her mission: To locate her young son's father. Her surprise: His HOT brother.
This quartet of contemporary Christmas novellas mixes sugar and spice for an appealing holiday treat. In Foster's "Christmas Bonus," coworkers Maggie and Eric are pining for each other but don't realize it until Eric finds a page from the erotic novel Maggie's been writing. In Phillips's "Naughty Under the Mistletoe," a no-nonsense lawyer impulsively decides to kiss her boss at the holiday Christmas party, but ends up in the arms of his identical twin. Ciotta nods to A Christmas Carol with "Some Kind of Wonderful," about a grieving Marine sniper and the childhood friend who helps him remember all of the good things worth living for. In Jamison's "Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas," brash single mother Dina Gregory is determined to make her infant son's birth father take some responsibility for his son and falls in love with his brother instead. There's no coal in this stocking; each story satisfyingly tugs at the heartstrings.
Fun romantic read
I loved this fast past sexy Christmas romance and I do mean this is a very hot sexually charged short story. Eric Bragg has wanted Maggie Carmichael since she was seventeen years old. Eric was ten years her senior and knew he had to bid his time until she was older. Before he could make his move her father his boss died suddenly changing everything. Suddenly Maggie was his boss. Maggie has been in love with Eric since the first time she laid eyes in him but always got tongue tied when around him. The day her father died he was the only one she wanted to grieve with. The death of her father changed the way Eric treated her. Now she's come up with a way to change that. Will she get what she wants or just a memory to hold on to.
Naughty Under the Mistletoe
Toni Larson has spent her life determined to live on her own and never to rely on a man. Max Corbin is determined to live his life as he sees fit and on his terms not his fathers. Mistaken identity throws these to people together for a night of passion but can they make that last a lifetime? This is my first Carly Phillips story and I truly enjoyed it. I'm looking forward to reading more of her books.
Some Kind of Wonderful
This was a cute short story with a "Christmas Carol" twist. Maya Templeton has gone back to her home town Sugar Creek to celebrate Christmas with old friends only to find out her oldest best friend was wounded in the war three months ago and never told her. Zach Cole ex-marine sharpshooter has come home to his aunt and uncles to heal from his injuries that took him out service and took the life of his friend Ben. Is there a Christmas miracle that will bring Zach out of his broodiness or is he stuck in the past.
Have Yourself A Curvy Little Christmas
This is the first book I've read by Sugar Jamison and I really enjoyed it. Dina Gregory lived her life to an excess until she became pregnant. The father Virgil Rowe turned his back on them and Dina was determined to become a better person for her child and her self. It's been hard and now she needs the help of the father to make sure her son Dash has a good life. She travels five days on a bus to his home to confront him only to find his brother Ben Rowe instead and that Virgil has died. Ben's wife died nine years ago and now that Virgil is gone he has no one and no reason to do anything other then work. Seeing Dash he knows he's a Rowe and he will do anything to keep him in his life including marrying Dina.
**I highly recommend this Christmas anthology. Each short story will leave you with a happy and contented holiday feeling.
'On the Naughty List' is a wonderful collection of four Christmas themed novellas. This collection includes 'Christmas Bonus' by Lori Foster, 'Naughty Under the Mistletoe' by Carly Phillips, 'Some Kind of Wonderful' by Beth Ciotta, and 'Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas' by Sugar Jamison. Going in I was already a fan of Lori Foster and Carly Phillips work and after reading this collection I am also a fan of Beth Ciotta and Sugar Jamison. I loved this set, the characters and the stories. A enjoyable read! This is a great group of Christmas novellas for anyone that enjoys a quick romantic read with a HEA. Highly recommend this set!
Four Wonderful Holiday Novellas.
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Judging a Book by it's Cover:
Bare-chested man holding a stack of holiday presents. Festive red and green font.
CHRISTMAS BONUS -
Eric's has a thing for Maggie, but their age difference kept him away... that and she was the boss's daughter. With her father's sudden death, Maggie is his new boss and all hope of ever approaching her outside of a work relationship seems lost... that is, until she approaches him. ~ score: 4.1
NAUGHTY UNDER THE MISTLETOE -
Toni's perparing for a fresh start in the new year and plans to take out the old with a long-fantasized bang. Her colleague, Stephan, has been off-limits until now. At the Christmas party, she seeks to take advantage, only to realise her case of mistaken identity after a scorching kiss. Who knew Stephan had a twin and that that twin, Max, was way hotter than even her original fantasies? ~ score: 4.0
SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL -
Zach is a medically discharged Marine. Maya is part owner of Cupcakes and Dreamscapes. They'd grown up together as best friends, then grown apart over the years while he was enlisted and she moved from Vermont to Florida. A night of nostalgia leads her best friend, Giselle, to become instantly infatuated with Zach -- and some sexy, creative writing (if not a bit misleading) leads Zach to her... but which her? Has the vibe of "A Christmas Carol". ~ score: 4.2
HAVE YOURSELF A CURVY LITTLE CHRISTMAS -
The longest of the holiday novellas.
Dina arrives at the childhood home of her infant son's father to request support for him so he may have a better start in life that what she can provide on her own. But things don't exactly turn out as she expects. She accepts a proposal to stay through Christmas. There are two people who're left wanting, needing precisely what the other can provide. Personally my favorite of this anthology. ~ score: 4.5
Rating: 3.75 [R] ~ Score: 4.2 ~ Stars: 4