'Tis the season for finding passion and rediscovering love…
Mistletoe Mantra by Nana Malone
Returning to her Virginia hometown where her fiancé dumped her—years earlier on Christmas Eve—is making Nomi Adams croon the holiday blues. She needs to find the reclusive photographer who can advance her magazine career. However, Lincoln Porter's on his own rescue mission this yuletide. Because during this season of love and renewal, Faith, Virginia, looks to be a place for second chances…
White Hot Holiday by Sherelle Green
A solo Caribbean vacation is college professor Sage Langley's perfect escape from Christmas and all its merriment. But she has unexpected and thrilling company at Grayson Ellington's luxurious vacation home: the sexy attorney himself! And her brother's best friend—who has desired and longed for Sage for years—has fantasies and plans for a red-hot romance to chase away her winter doldrums.
Two warm and delightful Christmas novellas in one book, both with a focus on old friends, finding love over Christmas time, the support of a family, and second, if not third chances to get it right.
I enjoyed both of the stories, they are sweet, yet steamy with passion. They highlight the importance of being friends first, then lovers, and how family is important, always.
In the first story, Mistletoe Mantra, Lincoln has been in love with Nomi for years, and now when they finally have a chance, there's a job order Nomi has, that tries to come in between them. I liked the setting, I thought the characters were very charismatic, and easy to like. They were honest and straightforward, and went after what they wanted, what they loved, and felt passionate about. I was little surprised about Nomi's parents. Their actions in the past were a little odd, and the expectations they had from a teenager, were difficult for me to understand. But other than that, the story has just enough complexity and was interesting to follow, and the feelings between Lincoln and Nomi were believable and palpable.
In the second story, White Hot Holiday, Sage and Grayson have had some romantic history between them since they were teenagers. Family events and drama, Sage moving overseas, and life in general, has gotten in between them several times. Now both at the same time in the same place, and alone, they have time to talk about the past, spend some time together, and clear the air, and declare their feelings for each other.
This is a sweet, short, and a scorching hot tale, where two people who are meant to be together, finally find themselves at the right time in the right place in life, to pursue the relationship, and work towards a future together.
Lovely and entertaining Christmas novellas that are coming out next week, all Wrapped In Red and in one cover
~ Four Spoons
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me