Review: Joanna Chambers – Merry & Bright

Author: Joanna Chambers
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher:  MacMillan
Genre: Mm

Summary: Three seasonal love stories from Joanna Chambers


Quin Flint is unimpressed when his gorgeous colleague, Rob Paget, asks for extra time off at Christmas. As far as Quin is concerned, Christmas is a giant waste of time. Quin’s on the fast track to partnership, and the season of goodwill is just getting in the way of his next big project. But when Quin’s boss, Marley, confiscates his phone … Continue reading

Review: T.A. Moore – Ghostwriter of Christmas Past

Author: T.A. Moore
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Mm Holiday

Summary: Ever since ghostwriter Jason Burke ended up in loco parentis for his orphaned niece, Mallory, he’s been trying. He goes to parent/teacher events, and he makes packed lunches, so he definitely didn’t mean to forget about Christmas. He just hasn’t celebrated it since he left home under a cloud years ago.

Put on the spot, Jason makes the snap decision to take Mallory to see where he … Continue reading

Review: C Jane Elliott – A Holiday Crush

Author: C Jane Elliott
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Mm Holiday

Summary: San Francisco lawyer Brad Halberstam is in a rut. At forty-one, he’s successful but alone. Even his holidays are predictable—he spends every Christmas golfing in Napa with his ex-boyfriend. Then attractive but oh-so-young filmmaker Michael Blair invites him out. Brad joins Michael and his housemates in their holiday celebrations and learns that life can be joyful. He hesitates to saddle Michael with a much-older boyfriend but … Continue reading

Review: Bru Baker – Homemade from the Heart

Author: Bru Baker
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Mm Holiday

Summary: Craft store owner Grant has always been a sucker for a pretty face, and that goes double for a pretty face with an adorable sidekick. When seven-year-old Aubrey has her heart set on taking Grant’s already-full holiday craft series, he caves and gives up his one day off a week so she (and her hot guardian, Josh) can take private lessons. Their flirting ramps up week after … Continue reading

Review: B.G. Thomas – Sometimes the Best Presents Can’t Be Wrapped

Reviewed for Hearts On Fire Reviews

Author: B.G. Thomas
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Mm Holiday

Summary: Ned Balding used to be a decent man—until the stress of seemingly countless responsibilities changes him, and he becomes cold and driven—the kind of man who considers firing an employee days before Christmas. The kind of man who kicks a dog…. But Ned’s transgressions haven’t gone unseen. A Salvation Army Santa witnesses his misdeeds and decides Ned needs to be … Continue reading

Review: Tray Ellis – A Piece of Ourselves

Author: Tray Ellis
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: Mischief Corner Books
Genre: Mm Holiday

Summary: Balancing holidays between two families can make cheerful celebrations into chores. Carson Benedetti’s mom has overscheduled the Christmas holidays and she’s more than insistent that boyfriend Tynan Harris come into the family fold. There’s so much to do Tynan can’t find time to bring Carson over to his own family and he feels like they are being left in the dust.

After dating for nine months, … Continue reading

Review: Ruby Moone – The Mistletoe Kiss

Author: Ruby Moone
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: JMS Books
Genre: Mm Holiday

Summary: Widowed bookseller Lawrence Fenton has spent a lonely lifetime hiding who he is. He has convinced himself his feelings for his far too young, gorgeous, but troubled assistant Christy Shaw are nothing more than pride in his protégé and concern for his plight.

Christy’s life involves walking fine lines: one between his mother and his abusive stepfather, one where he must keep his needs hidden, and hardest … Continue reading

Review: Aidee Ladnier – A Hundred Promises of Love

Author: Aidee Ladnier
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: MLR Press
Genre: Mm Holiday

Summary: For Ethan and Nico, a broken millefiori ornament is more than a few shards of glass–it’s a chance at finding love at Christmas.

Ethan Carson wants to treat his mother to the perfect Christmas while she’s visiting over the holidays. He’s spent all his savings on presents and bought an enormous tree that takes up half his living room. But when he starts to trim the … Continue reading

Review: J.P. Bowie – From Upstairs to Downstairs

Author: J.P. Bowie
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Genre: Mm Historical

Summary: Edward Lazenby has it all – a rich grandfather, a beautiful home, days spent riding his favorite horse in Hyde Park. What he doesn’t have, and feels he never will, is handsome Thomas Marsden, a man who, at first, seems repulsed by Edward’s forwardness when they meet. Dalliances with members of the same sex in Victorian England can lead to scandal or even imprisonment, so Edward and … Continue reading

Review: Anyta Sunday – Gemini Keeps Capricorn (Signs of Love #3)

Author: Anyta Sunday
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: Self
Genre: Mm Contemporary

Summary: Sometimes, one stubborn Capricorn is all it takes… to drive Wesley Hidaka to crazy, flirtatious lengths.

Wesley loves annoying his RA, Lloyd Reynolds. He just can’t help it. Lloyd is focused, decisive, grounded. He has this amusing ability to follow rules.
Of course Wesley wants Lloyd to break one… or three hundred.

Sometimes, one smirking Gemini is all it takes… to have Lloyd laying down … Continue reading