Monday, January 2, 2012

3 Holiday Novellas

I have 3 more Holiday novellas today.  Enjoy!

Dashing Through the Snow
Author: T.M Souders
Publisher: Self
Date of Publication: October 2011

Wynn Murphy has been in love with Zane Anders since the day she laid eyes on him. But just when she begins to hope their casual relationship might turn into something more, a misunderstanding pushes her away. 

At first sight, charming and handsome, ad executive, Zane Anders has been secretly infatuated with bake shop cutie, Wynn Murphy. This Christmas, he's determined to tell her. 

Join Wynn and Zane in this delightful holiday novelette as Zane goes dashing through the snow in an effort to capture Wynn's heart. 

This short story was just what I needed to make me smile.  Wynn and Zane are both so shy and so perfect for each other.  Even though it took five years, I liked how they got to know each other through snippets of conversation over the bakery counter.     The ending was just perfect.  I definitely recommend this sweet Christmas story! It will really warm your heart.

A Charmed Life
Author: Grace Jameson
Publisher: Silver Publishing
Date of Publication: December 2011

When Sam gives Bethany a charm bracelet instead of an engagement ring, she realizes he's given her a memorable past--but no future promise. With a renewed commitment after Bethany leaves, Sam is ready to reclaim his charmed life. 

Bethany and Sam are deeply in love and have lived happily together for the past eight years. Bethany is eager to get married and start a family and is convinced this is the Christmas when Sam will propose to her. 

When Bethany opens the jewellery box and finds a beautiful charm bracelet commemorating their life together instead of an engagement ring, she realizes Sam has given her a memorable past--but no promise of a future. The painful conversation that follows reveals they want different things and, devastated, Bethany leaves. 

Stunned by her sudden departure, Sam suddenly appreciates the precious gift he has lost. With a renewed commitment to their relationship, Sam goes in search of Bethany, ready to reclaim his charmed life.

I really liked this story.  I could understand Bethany's frustration with Sam.  I think it is hard for any couple who are in two different places in their lives.  I liked how she was strong enough to stick to her guns.  Sam's ah-ha moment is priceless!  This is a well written erotica tale with a very sweet HEA.  

A Gift of Trust
Author: Jeannette Grey
Publisher: Silver Publishing
Date of publication: December 2011

Back in school, Matt was Lib's best friend--and also her secret crush. When she runs into him again while home for the holidays, sparks fly. But this time, Matt won't win her heart unless he first earns her trust. 

When Matt was forced to move away, suddenly and without warning, the day after taking her to the Christmas Ball, he broke Lib's heart and shattered her ability to trust in love. 

Three years later, he's the last person she expected to run into on a bus heading home for the holidays. 

As the two of them reconnect, Lib finds herself just as drawn to him as ever, but her wariness compels her to keep her distance. Devastated by his failure to keep in touch over the years, she's determined to protect her heart--almost as determined as he is to make up for lost time. Matt seems intent on winning her love. But this time, he'll first have to earn her trust.

A Gift of Trust is a short story, but it felt like a full length book to me.  The author did a great job of conveying the couple's history to the reader.  Their attraction and getting back together was very believable.  This one also has some well written erotica scenes.  The inclusion of an epilogue is something that I like to see even in a novella.  It is nice to see how they HEA turns out.  

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