A Christmas to Remember (Lucky Harbor #8.5)
by Jill Shalvis. Kristen Ashley, Hope Ramsay, Molly Cannon, Marilyn Pappano
Curl up with this heartwarming Christmas collection!
Jill Shalvis, Dream a Little Dream: Melissa has kept every man at a safe distance-especially firefighter Ian, a sexy friend with sexy benefits. But Ian secretly longs for more. Luckily, 'tis the season for giving love a chance . . .
Kristen Ashley, Every Year: Holidays don't come easy for Shy and his brother, Landon. But with the magic of Christmas, along with a little help from Tabby and her family, the Cage brothers are about to get the gift of a lifetime . . .
Hope Ramsay, Silent Night: Down on her luck and evicted from her apartment, single mother Maryanne hopes to start over in Last Chance. When the snow begins to fall, it looks like her baby might literally spend Christmas Eve in a manger. And Maryanne might celebrate the holiday with a handsome stranger.
Molly Cannon, Have Yourself a Messy Little Christmas: Lincoln is a bachelor who's set in his ways-until a professional organizer dressed up as Mrs. Claus changes his life, one tip at a time. . .
Marilyn Pappano, A Family for Christmas: War widow Ilena doesn't mind spending Christmas alone. But when a new doctor blows into town with the winter wind, will she get her secret Christmas wish?
This is a collection of short Christmas stories. Some are filled with hope, some with love and all get you in the holiday mood. The two that really stood out as my favorites are Dream a little Dream and Every Year. The others are good it's just those two really wowed me.
Dream a Little Dream by Jill Shalvis
Every time someone gets close Melissa runs away. She ran from Ian and now regrets it. She had real feelings for him and it's to late now. Ian has never forgot or quit wanting Melissa. When a fire comes close to taking Melissa, Ian does everything in his power as a fireman to save her. He has to get her to see they belong together.
I liked this story as it is about second chances and how you shouldn't give up on love. The author is a wonderful writer that creates wonderful characters you come to know and love even in a short story. Ian is the sexy fireman with what seems like the heart of gold. He truly cares about Melissa. Melissa is scared of commitment and tries her best not to get her heart broke. She has to see that Ian will never hurt her or break her heart. Ian talks to Melissa and they seem to share the same dreams. I love the ending and how Melissa comes around.
Every Year by Kristen Ashley
Shy and Landon don't have good Christmas memories. It is a bad time of year for them. However Tabby and her family do their best to see the brothers get a good Christmas and share their holidays with them. They show them you can still have a great Christmas no matter the age.
I have to say right away I so love all these characters and want more of them. Shy is so sexy and well Lando is to. Tabby and her family aren't the normal family. They are bikers and while you would think they would be all gruff they care so much for each other. I love seeing them do things for kids and how much they mean to each other. They include Shy and Landon in their family and really make them feel part of it. Shy and Tabby together really heat things up and I love them as a couple. I am going to check out more books about this great bunch.
The other three stories are good. I will say some of them I liked better than others. I would recommend this book to anyone wanting a wonderful Christmas story.
I received this book from Netgalley for a honest review.
4 out of 5 Stars overall