Naughty and Nice: Three Holiday Treats (Random House / Loveswept)
’Tis the season for romance with three original holiday-themed novellas! Unwrap this festive eBook bundle and discover why these authors are quickly becoming the biggest names in the genre. Ruthie Knox tells a heartwarming contemporary story of first loves given the gift of a second chance; Molly O’Keefe releases the ghosts of Christmas past with a prequel to her novel Crazy Thing Called Love; and Stefanie Sloane weaves an irresistible Regency tale of fiery passion that burns deep on a cold winter’s night.
A 2013 finalist for the RITA award from the Romance Writers of America
A Reviewers Choice Award 2012 Pick, All About Romance
A 2013 DABWAHA nominee
ROOM AT THE INN by Ruthie Knox
Carson Vance couldn’t wait to get out of Potter Falls, but now that he’s back to spend Christmas with his ailing father, he must face all the people he left behind . . . like Julie Long, whose heart he broke once upon a time. Now the proprietor of the local inn, Julie is a successful, seductive, independent woman—everything that Carson’s looking for. But despite several steamy encounters under the mistletoe, Julie refuses to believe in happily ever after. Now Carson must prove to Julie that he’s back for good—and that he wants her in his life for all the holidays to come. (30,000 words; approx. 100 pages)
ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU by Molly O’Keefe
Maddy Baumgarten and Billy Wilkins are spontaneous, in love, and prepared to elope the day after Christmas—that is, if Maddy’s family doesn’t throw a wrench in their plans. After all, Maddy’s barely out of high school and Billy’s a notorious bad boy. Maddy doesn’t care about Billy’s rough past—all she cares about is living in the here and now. But after Maddy’s mother stops speaking to her in protest, and a Christmas Eve heart-to-heart with her father leaves her with butterflies, Maddy starts to get cold feet. She loves Billy, but is she taking this big step too soon?
ONE PERFECT CHRISTMAS by Stefanie Sloane
After being jilted by her fiancé, Jane Merriweather turns to her dear childhood friend, the Honorable Lucas Cavanaugh, for support—and unlocks the smoldering desire simmering in the man’s troubled heart. Frightened by his newfound feelings, Lucas flees to Scotland. But when the Christmas season brings them together again, one glance is all that’s needed to reignite his yearning. If Lucas can convince Jane that his intentions are as pure as the falling snow, they’ll turn a dreary December into a joyous Yuletide affair.
210 pages; 60,000 words. ISBN: 978-0-345-54436-0. Published November 5, 2012.
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What People Are Saying about Room at the Inn . . .
“Despite working in the short story format, Knox manages to build a slow burn between estranged college sweethearts Carson and Julie. It reads like a full-length novel but takes less time to get through – a perfect break if you’re harried doing holiday shopping.”
—Anne Browning Walker for Publisher’s Weekly
“A holiday gift of a tale. . . . when I read Ms. Knox’s sly reboot [of It's a Wonderful Life,] Room at the Inn, I got all tingly inside. Her George Bailey – here named Carson Vance – and Mary Hatch – here named Julie Long – transcend them limits of the characters that inspired them in ways that are a joy to behold.”
—Dabney Grinnan, A- review for Dear Author
“If you’ve been hearing about the ‘new contemporary romance voice’ and want to read it for yourself, Ruthie Knox is a great example. . . . The chemistry between these two characters is believable, hot and highly emotional.”
—Liz Maverick for Heroes & Heartbreakers
“A short story, but a very powerful one.”
—Brie Clementine for Heroes & Heartbreakers
“I loved this novella. LOVED. It’s so sexy, angsty, clever, well written. . . . Really well done.”
—Mandi for Smexybooks
“Despite the length, this book has fully developed characters, a satisfying love story that transcends time, [and] very sexy love scenes . . . This is one holiday story you’ll want to snuggle up with and enjoy!”
—Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews, 4.5 stars
“So heartfelt. So emotional. So absolutely perfect as a Christmas story. Truly, this story is simply wonderful!”
—Smitten with Reading, A review
“I loved this this story. . . . The chemistry and heat between Carson and Julie is explosive. . . . I found myself on the edge of my seat in anticipation.”
—Ramblings from This Chick, 5 stars
What People Are Saying about Naughty and Nice . . .
“Hot and heartwarming.”
—Harlequin Junkie, 4.5 stars
“A delightful start to the holiday reading season, with enough sizzle to melt your frostbitten toes. If you are looking for a little something to heat up your winter days, this is it.”
—Julie Johnson for Romantic Reads & Such
“A sweet mix of contemporary and historical romance that will heat up your holidays!”
—Ann for Under the Covers
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