Christmas romance

B
Not So Silent Night

Looking for a cute, frothy and fun Christmassy love story with a grumpy/sunshine pairing, lots of humour, a gazillion pink and purple reindeer and an Avengers/Star Wars Nativity set?  You are?  Good!  Look no further than H.L Day’s Not So Silent Night, a delightfully witty and charming  romanc ...

B
Amor Actually

Note:  The sensuality rating of these stories ranges from Kisses to Burning If you liked the movie Love Actually but wished more of the characters had gotten happy endings, Amor Actually, which re-imagines every plot thread from the movie, might be the anthology for you. Like the original, the c ...

A
Home for Christmas

a Retro Review originally published on October 31, 2003 Patricia Potter's first Silhouette Intimate Moments release, Home for Christmas, didn't receive the attention it deserved when it first came out. Maybe because it was released the same month as Ruth Wind's For Christmas, Forever and Suzanne B ...

B+
The Winter Spirit

I’m not the Bah!Humbug! type, but I’m also not one to seek out Christmassy romances just because they’re set in and around the festive season, although  if I like the sound of a story and it happens to be set around Christmas then I might give it a go.  And if I do pick up a Christmas story, ...

B+
Must Love Christmas

I've read and enjoyed a few of Kelly Hunter's romances in the past (in fact, her Harlequin Presents duet Claimed by a King was so good that I bought physical copies to go with my e-copies) so I was fairly confident that I'd find a lot to like in her latest, Must Love Christmas, part of her Montana B ...

B
Christmas Mountain

Christmas Mountain is a sweet, sexy and emotional opposites-attract/second-chance love story featuring two guys who sort of ‘just missed’ each other when both their lives took unexpected turns before they could get around to going on a date.  Their rekindled romance is a slow-burn with lots of ...

C+
Mistletoe in Juneau

Mistletoe in Juneau has its warm and sweet spots.  Unfortunately, the book addresses its amputee hero with somewhat abelist language and indulges in major instalove, which made it impossible for me to give it a recommendation.  The romance itself is sweet without leaning into the syrupy side of th ...

B
Regency Christmas Liaisons

  Regency Christmas Liaisons is an anthology featuring novellas from Christine Merrill, Sophia James, and Marguerite Kaye.  Each is a new-to-me author, and I enjoyed all three stories, although Merrill’s was my favorite of the three. Unwrapped Under the Mistletoe by Christine Merrill ...

B+
Just for the Holidays

Adriana Herrera’s Sambrano Studios series – about a family-run movie business – adds a charming chapter with Just for the Holidays, a Christmas-themed romance with a lot of wonderful tension and romantic warmth. Perla Sambrano is a casting director trying to coax her ex into taking a part i ...

B+
Sleigh Bells Ring

RaeAnne Thayne’s Sleigh Bells Ring is charming right from its first few paragraphs, where a snowball fight is compared to a full-on battle scene.  The characters are likable, the prose fun and engaging and the story enjoyable, and a really good way to pass an afternoon.  It’s a bit cheesy, but ...