Mistletoe and mischief are this season's hottest gifts. . .
Santa in a Kilt
USA Today bestselling author Donna Kauffman
The wind-whipped December sands of the isle of Kinloch invigorate Kira MacLeod as she sets out to tame rugged Shay Callaghan, a Scottish bachelor as wary of a wedding ring as a snowman is of the hot sun.
New York Times bestselling author Erin McCarthy
While a blizzard blankets the world outside, Blue Farrow burrows into the arms of her highway hunk at the No Tell Motel. Nice and oh-so-naughty, Blue and her man open up to each other as they keep the Yule log burning.
National bestselling author Kate Angell
Snowed under in Chicago, free spirit Allie is trapped in Dutton's department store on Christmas Eve when the lights go off and our snow angel finds herself face to face with a dashing retail heir and her host for a night of winter wonder. . .
This anthology of Christmas-themed romances from three noted authors of the genre offers an abundance of sexual tension, but little plot. As devised by McCarthy (Mouth to Mouth), Kauffman (Off Kilter), and Angell (Sliding Home), each set of couples meets under unusual circumstances, consummates their attraction with great haste, and grapples with their commitment issues. In McCarthy's "Blue Christmas" the strongest of the three selections Blue Farrow gets into a car accident with a handsome stranger, Christian, with whom she spends a steamy night in a motel while waiting out a blizzard. In Kauffman's "Santa in a Kilt," set on Kinloch, a Scottish island known for the wedded bliss of its residents, divorce attorney Shay Callaghan falls for the island's only divorc e, Kira MacLeod. In Angell's "Snow Angel," wealthy retail heir Aidan Dutton meets Allie Smith, a commitment-averse ski instructor, with whom he shares a night of passion. Though Allie disappears the morning after, the couple reunites three years later by virtue of a freak blizzard. In all three stories, sex trumps character development and setting, and the Christmas theme turns out to be little more than an afterthought.