Genres: Contemporary Romance, Holiday Romance, Romantic Comedy
Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on October 1, 2018
Source: Kindle Unlimited
I originally hunted down this anthology because I’d just read Christina Hovland’s Going Down on One Knee and saw she’d written a novella for the series. But, the theme of the antho and the other new to me authors had me all in for a sweet and spicy holiday-themed pack of novellas featuring cowboys and Christmas out West.
There were six stories and all were standalone. I loved how each author took the holiday + Colorado setting + cowboy them and worked it in for a nice variety of romances. Of course I loved some more than others, but that was only a matter of degree since I definitely liked each one for different reasons. They all had the heartwarming factor, cozy holiday feels, and one had a suspense element. I surprised myself by enjoying two stories that had Hollywood-ish romance and one had a reporter. I shy away from those types generally so kudos to the authors for making them so appealing.
So many cowboy types and settings, spicy mixed with sweet romances, and fairly well developed plots and characters for being novella-length. Glad I gave them all a try and will look for more from these authors.
As to my reason for picking the antho up? I had a good time with Christina Hovland’s Rock Hard Cowboy and enjoyed encountering the hero from Going Down on One Knee in a passing scene. The engaging characters and a few hilarious moments with Tucker’s parents reminded me what I loved about the author’s writing.
For those looking for stories they can read in one sitting that give them the warm holiday fuzzies and some sensual cowboy loving, I’d point to this collection as an
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