Two New Christmas Stories by Liliana Hart
Naughty or Nice
A blizzard leaves Kate Carson stranded in Chicago on Christmas Eve. When she finds she’s without a place to stay for the night, billionaire Derek Worth tempts her with an offer she can’t refuse, and she finds out it’s a lot easier to stay warm being naughty instead of nice.
A MacKenzie Christmas
Grant MacKenzie is ready to settle down and start a family. The only problem is the one woman he’s interested in doesn’t seem to be ready for the long haul. But fate lends Grant a helping hand in getting exactly what he wants under his Christmas tree.
Why I Read this Book: I usually don’t read Christmas themed novels (or novellas for that matter) but last Christmas (2011) I was in the mood for them. I also needed help reaching my goal of reading 100 books last year so I read a few novellas to help reach that goal. (That’s not cheating, right?) I hadn’t been able to write my review until now but I wanted to share this book with you all because I love, love, LOVED the first story in this novella. Now, on to the review!
What I Liked: In Naughty or Nice, there were two things that happened in the storyline that I didn’t approve of but once the ‘revelation’ came, it all made sense and it turned out to be a brilliant story. Clever twist that was well executed.
The author did a great job setting up the foundation for both stories. It was just enough information to set the tone for the characters; it didn’t feel like anything was missing. The author’s writing reeled me in and I was so absorbed that I couldn’t put my Kindle down.
What I Didn’t Like: I didn’t like A MacKenzie Christmas as much as the first story. I’m not into the virgin having sex for the first time trope. The heroine was a virgin and played the ‘my virginity is my Christmas gift to you’ card. It felt corny. I did, however, find the MacKenzie family to be an interesting bunch so I may just have to check out the The MacKenzie Brothers Quartet.
Overall Impression: All I Want for Christmas was a fun, quick read. I give the first story, Naughty or Nice, a 5-frog rating and the second story, A MacKenzie Christmas, a 3-frog rating. If you’re looking for a smexy Christmas themed story, you should pick up this novella. If you’d like to borrow this Kindle book from me (via the Amazon Kindle Lending feature), let me know in the comments (first come, first served). I got this novella back when it was a free Kindle book. The best thing about free Kindle reads for me is finding new authors to read. And I just found me a new one.