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Lori Foster î 1 CHARACTERSOr Cletus with no Territory family or relationship keeping him home on Christmas Eve She s right about one thing His name is Earl ha but she was wrong about everything else concerning the gorgeous man who has been sent to put the heat back into her ummunitThis one is boldunny sexy dirty surprising and really great You will laugh out loud and smile profusely If you don t you re ice cold One of the best I ve read in any anthology but also pretty awesome on it s own Amazing the zing you can pack into 42 pagesBaby It s Cold Outside by Donna Kauffman 2 stars Shades of Love for the beginning 3or the relationshipboldnessAt age 18 Jace Morgan and Suzanna York lost their virginity to one another Though they were in love they were both leaving their small Virgina town to pursue college degrees in Indiana and Georgia respectively So they did the mature thing and promised to remain the best of Kaplan Medical USMLE Examination Flashcards friends during their years away That lasted 6 months and Jace never heardrom Zan again So 10 years after they left he s returned home even though it s never really The Crooked Maid felt that way to pursue a career as a teacher Heigures he might run into Zan and that will be okay but he admits that she still holds a tiny but significant piece of his heart A heart he s never been able to give to another women Still he never expects her mother to call out of the blue and ask him to Consumer Behavior fetch Zanrom the train station on Christmas Eve Suzanna knows she s to blame Irretrievably Broken for her and Jace no longer beingriends She made a terrible mistake and would take it all back She s hoped to run into Jace during on of his visits home these last 10 years but he s never been back Still she s thought about him everyday Daydreamed about him and Black Ice fantasied about him at night Can the love she shared with Jace really be as incredible as she remembered It doesn t matter though since she s sure Jace will not want to speak to her even if he was here But Suzanna is about to have all her uestions answered when she departs her train and Jace is there waitingThis one wasilled with pent up passion and lots of The Dirty Pair Strike Again (The Dirty Pair, forthright bold thoughtsrom the word go so I expected it to be a w e s o m e When the couple BDSM finally gets together whether simply talking or ah it is pretty great But it took a very very very long winded jumbled time getting there And a handful of times Iound myself rereading passages because the sentence structure or word usage or lack there of was odd Also the action shifted a time or two and I thought I must have missed a sentence so I d have to go back and read it again It became tedious If you can skip about 20 of the rambling 60 pages then it would have been better Blue Christmas by Alison Kent2 stars Jessie Buchanan left the small town of September Texas 10 years ago to attend college and Fatal Obsession flee an abusiveather Now she lives in Dallas has a good job great The Perfect Duet friends a nice boyfriend and a good life But and she s realized that she s missing something and she suspects that the boy she loved at 18 the same one she walked awayrom 10 years ago is the only man she ll ever ind passion with She she s made a plan to visit September one time and seduce Thomas Blue MillerUhh I didn t care or this one The entire Comfort (Ann Fay Honeycutt first part of the book is either Jess deciding she is going to have sex with Blue who wanted to marry her at 18 but she left him or it was Blue ordering her about in only her thong and heels When theyinally start having the sex it s steamy ish but I didn t care because I didn t like the whole set up Each of their motives were yucky and I didn t get a good enough explanation Kasihku Abadi for why Jess left him to begin with besides heather was abusive and no one knew It s been 10 years they ve had no communication he kind of hates her and she has a boyfriend who doesn t ignite any passion but they
are both than happy to bone instantly Plus he tells herboth than happy to bone instantly Plus he tells her s every man s dream a whore in bed How romantical Then after a Ritchie County in history and romance few orgasms all isorgiven at least mentally though no one says it aloud They part but later he s come a knocking and they say they love each other and then the story is over It was only ok if you can get past the plot but it had a couple of nice steamy parts if you like being called a whoreThe Nutcracker Sweet by Nancy Warrenstars 354Tara Ellison is a numbers and receipts kinda gal so when the company s traveling sales managers categorize expenditures on expense reports as miscellaneous it drives her insane Daniel Jarvis is the worst offender so she meticulously combs his reports making
sure he s not charging the company or his out of town play girls as well Danielhe s not charging the company or his out of town play girls as well Daniel Tara the Ballbuster and since he drew her name at the office Secret Santa he thought it a Savage Salvation fitting gift to get her a silver nutcracker That was until Tara overheard his private conversation telling ariend that Tara s problem was that she needed to get laid Then Tara did the most shocking thing She asked Daniel if he was up Japan, France, and East-West Aesthetics for the job Was she kidding Serious All he knows is that after thinking about Tara he sure as hell wants toind outI immensely enjoy adversarial romantic relationships so I liked the idea of this one instantly The story unfolds uickly and it has endless steamy and several I Could Pee on This funny moments With the exception of these two professing their love at the end this story was a home run in the anthology world He Sees You When You re SleepingLori Foster All She Wantsor ChristmasJanelle Denison 15Turning Up the HeatSusan Donovan Baby It s Cold OutsideDonna Kauffman A Blue ChristmasAlison Kent The Nutcracker SweetNancy Warren Just Louis Riel finished reading this Christmas collection which includes works by Lori Foster Donna Kaufmann Susan Donovan Janelle Denison Alison Kent and Nancy Warren This collection was great There were dramatic parts some veryunny comedic parts Basically I laughed I cried and was very happy by the end of the bookFoster is a reliable Freaky Facts about Spiders favorite of mine but this one was even better than I thought it would be Of the authors Donovan s and surprisingly Warren s were myavorites These were both the O Doido e a Morte funnier installments with some surprising twists mixed in The Kaufmann and Kent pieces were good but a little too dramaticor me Denison s installment was a continuation of a series that she has written many books on so it was nice to see some side characters get the spotlightIf you are looking The Rude Buay Trilogy for aun holiday read check this book out I love collections like this because they are super uick reads and I get to sample new authors like Kent and Warren to see if I want to give them a shot at a whole novel Good stuff. OutsideDonna KauffmanIt's been ten years since Susanna York left Jace Morgan Now as Kaylees Keeper (Masters of the Castle, fate reunites them during a holiday snowstorm they'll have plenty of time to discover that distance only sharperns certain hungers A Blue ChristmasAlison KentThomas Blue Miller never expected to see Jessie Buchanan on his Christmas treearm again But now that she's here he's ready to show her exactly what she's been missing The Nutcracker SweetNancy WarrenCo workers Daniel and Tara couldn't hate each other So when they end up as Secret Santa partners it's a perfect chance or revenge and a dare that just may ignite the steamiest night of their lives. And a whole lot I normally enjoy the riends to lovers theme but even though Booker and Frances had been hanging out as buddies Awoken (Viridian Saga, for the past two months I stillelt like things moved too uickly Taking Flight for them I liked Frances and respected heror keeping things purely platonic between them even though she had I Am a Teamster fallenor Booker almost as soon as she moved in next door She also insisted that he officially break up with his ex before they could start anything with each other There was just something about the way that things developed with Booker though that didn t uite sit well with me He had Heartlands fallenor Frances while he was still involved with another woman Judith and then he strung Judith along Alan Ford (Superstrip Alan Ford Trobroj for aull month even though he knew that the spark was gone Literature Circle Role Sheets from their relationship and it was essentially over The author says it was because he was a nice guy and was lookingor just the right way to break up but in the end all it accomplished was making both him and Judith unhappy and drove her to try to cheat with Booker s brother When Booker realized that he didn t have to do the breaking up which Maines Visible Black History felt like he was trying to take the easy way out he then immediately went to Frances with what I thought was a rather arrogant attitude as though he didn t expect to be turned down He did soften up later on and I thought that them baking cookies together and talking through the connecting wall of their bedrooms was rather cute The love scenes were pretty steamy which I would expectrom Lori Foster as this is an area where she seems to excel in her writing Since I ve only read one other story by Ms Foster I don t know if including the ex is a typical thing Jane Does Return for her to do but the other story had this element too While I don t mind if the hero has a past with other women I don t care to hear about those exploits or to have the other woman play any kind of role in the story I m also not aan of two brothers casually dating andor sleeping with the same woman That s something that just seems like it would be very weird and complicated in real life but was treated very casually in this story He Sees You When You re Sleeping is the Die Geschichte der Indianer Nordamerikas first in a trilogy of novellas titled Dean Brothers Friend The third story Playing Doctoreatures Booker s brother Axel as the hero and the second story Some Like It Hot has their riend Cary as the hero From what I could tell in this novella Cary seemed like a airly decent guy but Axel s extreme playboy persona did not endear me to him at all Even though these two are both doctors which I usually like I probably won t be in any hurry to pick up their stories Overall He Sees You When You re Sleeping was an OK read but I just didn t Beyond the Mist feel connected enough to the characters or plot to really love it I know that a lot of romance readers rave about Lori Foster but I m beginning to think that her style may not beor me I might give her another chance with a Phemes Regret full length novel though before throwing in the towel Star Rating 12 All She Wantsor Christmas by Janelle Denison It took me a little while to get into All She Wants Pocket Guide to Scottish Words for Christmas mainly because when I started it I couldn t help thinking that it was basically a carbon copy of theirst two books of the Wilde series Hero who has an undeserved bad boy persona but underneath really has a heart of gold and strong Chimerica family ties check Heroine who only wants a sexualling because of a past relationship gone bad with a similar type of guy check Hero who doggedly pursues the heroine attempting to convi He Sees You When You Re Sleeping By Lori Sleeping by Lori 35 starsBooker Dean has been with his girlfriend Judith Biscuits Bullets A Gettysburg Story for 5 months but in the past two months he sallen Ο ελληνικός εμφύλιος πόλεμος, 1943-1950 for his neighbor Frances When heinds out that his girlfriend has recently propositioned his brother Axel he s ecstatic Ecstatic because he s merely been holding off on pursuing Frannie until he could let Judith down easy Frances wants one thing The Probability Pad for Christmas but her hunky neighbor Booker already has a girlfriend So she s stunned when Booker knocks on her door and announces that he wants her It s sudden even though she returns hiseeling so she needs some time to thinkbut only a daySo this little story moves extremely Calendula fast Over the span of 2 months Frances and Booker hang out like buddies During the 2nd month Booker decides he wants Frances at least than Judith The moment he learns Judith is interested in his doesn t turn down any women brother he makes a playor Frannie by telling her he wants her in his bed and Markham Hall Series Bundle (Markham Hall, for life essentially in the same breath It s bitar Megaman Battle Network 3 White and Blue Official Strategy Guide fetched one would hope but no less sweetor a 44 page romance Also I m guessing brother Axel and their riend Cary each have their own short stories via the Dean Brothers Friend seriesAll She Wants or Christmas by Janelle Denison 25 starsThird grade teacher and children s hospital volunteer Faith Roberts has decided that this Christmas she s going to indulge in night of hot anything goes sex with a man whose rud to be very skilled in bed if the gossip around the nurses stations is to be believe Faith hasn t dated since her bad breakup and after this night of passion she s determined to start dating seriously again Pediatric surgeon and playboy Matthew Carlton has been asking her out or months and like her ex who was also wealthy successful Faith has decided he s not marriage or even boyfriend material but she only wants one night and since he s not a commitment guy he s perfect Matthew accepts her proposition or one night of passion but he has something permanent in mind and only 24hrs to convince her they should be together Also there is a brief mention of Adrian Wilde who I m assuming is rom The Wilde Series which I have not readThe story was a tiny bit pretty woman minus the prostitute with a good bit of steaminess and build up Faith seemed to get over her resistance to wealthy successful men airly uickly I guess Matthew really is that good but 51 pages and 24 hours Sybil felt a little long in the end Interesting how different 7 pageseels A Womans Guide to Fasting from story 1 to 2Turning Up The Heat by Susan Donovan 4 starsAlone on Christmas Eve Valerie thinks things can t get any sad and then herurnace goes out She s spent a hour on her hair and make up hundreds
dollars on a dress stockings a shoes and prepared a holiday east but now alone and waiting on the repairOf Dollars On A
man rom Ferguson Heating and Cooling she decides it all to pathetic thatfrom Ferguson Heating and Cooling she decides it all to pathetic that one else gets to enjoy it Plus she s convinced that the repairman will be some poor bald loser with a beer belly named Earl. ErWhat Booker Dean wants I Know Who You Are for Christmas isn't under the tree it's right next door Frances Kennedy is everything Booker desiresand the gift he has plannedor her involves a lot of delicious unwrapping All She Wants Spring Girl for ChristmasJanelle DenisonWhen sexy pediatrician Matthew Carlton plays Santa pulling Faith Roberts onto his lap he has no idea what's on her Christmas wish listor how much he'll enjoyulfilling every bit of it Turning Up the HeatSusan DonovanBeing stood up on Christmas Eve is bad enough but now Valerie's urnace is broken too Good thing that sexy repairman is available to raise the temperature dramatically Baby It's Cold. .
THERE WAS THIS SUPER DUPER CUTE SHORT STORY IN HERE CALLED TURNING UP THE HEAT AND IT STILL MAKES ME SIGH RANDOMLY WHEN I M BY MYSELF LIKE HI RELATIONSHIP GOALS i m so alone Very sexy steamy collection of short stories Chosen Vessels for the holidays Some are better than others naturally but I enjoyed Turning up the heat because of the plot twist the most I was surprised toind this was a library book picked it up at a library book sale but it had never been read its spine had never been cracked All I could think was if someone had read it and passed the word on how sexy the stories were it would have had a waiting list No Apology Necessary for check outs Because the stories are short I ve been reading them between regular novels He Sees You While You re Sleeping I don t know why I expected this to be good But it wasn t Inact it was kinda creepy The hero s brother goes after his one day old ex girlfriend Idk Just was really icky All She Wants For Christmas I liked this one I The Secret World of Fluffy Ratbag feel like I shouldn tor some reason but I did Both Hh were nice peopleTurning Up the Heat This story Nice read The only problem was that the stories were really really short Read Awakening (The Guardians Heart Series Book 1) for the Lori Foster book but I read book two as well Probably won t read any of themHE SEES YOU WHEN YOU RE SLEEPING LORI FOSTERVery shortaced paced story Not sure how I Whoops! feel overallelt like it was a case of musical bedsBooker stupid name is told by his brother that his current girlfriend Judith Los Caballeros de la Ciencia: El secreto mejor guardado de la Iglesia. felt him up This gives him the reason to break up with Judith which he hasn t had the balls to door the last month even though he knows his neighbourfriend Faith is his ONE and he wants to be with her He gives his still current girlfriend Judith s phone number to his playboy brother Yes Judith had The Sheep Book felt up his brother thereby giving him a good reason to break up but to just hand her number over without asking her Not cool The only one who had any decency was Faith She at least had morals and wanted Booker to speak and clarify with Judith they wereinishedThe brother Axel apparently spends the night with JudithALL SHE WANTS FOR CHRISTMAS JANELLE DENISONNice sweet romance set at a Laduma fast paceThought Faith was a bit cold at one point in assuming it was Mathew sault his engagement ended I got this book because it contains Wilde 3 I was plesantly surprised by the other stories contained The main theme is Chistmas I would also rate it 35 starsHe Sees You When You re SleepingVery enjoyable Enjoyed the theme of neighbors The reader was told that Booker had a very physical job on page 15 but had to wait until page 17 to The Gangs Birthday Surprise find out that he owns a lumber yard Frannie is an artist The story line of these twoalling in love was easy to accept since they sent a lot of time together Earth from movingurniture to watching sports I loved the comedic pairing of Alex and Cary I was also glad to Get Up find out this story starts another series and that I will get to read of Alex and Cary They were great and thier behavior actually helps to move the story along I thought this was great story to start the book out All She Wants For ChristmasThis was the story I got this bookor There was a Out to Lunch foreshadow on page 49or Wilde 4 This made me wonder what the Parinamam engane? പരിണാമം എങ്ങനെ? foreshadow was in Wilde Thing I can t remember Matthew nor Faithrom that book While I ve read one review where reviewer thought it was good to get a little distance Beetle in the Anthill from the Wildes I don t know that I agree The reader is introduced to theemale lead in Wilde 5 The theme of the male in this case Matthew buying clothing and jewerly Mr. Drackle And His Dragons for theemale lead Faith This story was nice not one of the erotic ones And because they were removed Dragon, Dragon and Other Tales from the Wildes I was not that emotionaly invested I was a little disappointed in this story especially since theirst story in this book was so goodTurning Up The HeatThis story started page 101 By page 104 I knew there was something a little off about this scenario The continuing events uther
confirmed my suspicions I knew prior to page 138 that thesemy "suspicions I knew prior to page 138 that these were married and having " I knew prior to page 138 that these were married and having I liked how they worked to keep their sex life alive I also liked the humor present in this story It reminded me of Four Christmases I was happy that the author did not stop with the story once it was revealed that Valerie and Earl were actually married but gave the back story as two why these two play their little game A nice little story and a little different in who the leads are I liked itBaby It s Cold OutsideAll I can say about these once young lovers reuniting is angst angst angst Jace and Suzanna have come back home Jace to accept a job and Hands Tied, A Hammer Story figure out what to do with theamily estate and Suz also to accept a job Both hope to see each other but don t expect to because they have spoken to each other in years Everyone else in the Hollow seems to realize they should be together and scheme to make it happen The plan seems to be working but Jace seems bound to distrupt it Luckily Suzanna is a very strong and determined woman and gets what she and everyone wants A Blue ChristmasYet another young lovers reunited short story This is one is a little revenge driven on the part of Thomas Blue and curosity The Slanted Worlds (Chronoptika, for Jessie After reaching all of her dreams Jessie returns to the small Texas town she was born lived andell in love in And the town and love she left to get away Say Go Be Do from a terrible situation As the maxim goes with a little twist it is only in the arms of her true love that she can reach orgasm And she does over and over again Of the two young lovers reuniting stories I like this much better It wasaster and not as much agnstThe Nutcracker SweetA story about a gag gift backfiring on the person who gave it Daniel thinks that Tara is a ball buster and gives her a nutcracker Confer for the company gift exchange Before he knows it he has volunteered his own nuts to heror as long as she wants What starts out as dare would he be the man to give her what he is heard telling another co worker turns into an office romance and This was a cute story It was one of my avorites in the book I also liked how the author showed both partners relaxed and started to adopt some of the other better traits A nice story to end the book Reviewed or THC Reviews35 stars overall He Sees You When You re Sleeping by Lori Foster I thought that He Sees You When You re Sleeping was a little light on the plot and character development It is basically all about the hero Booker Hotarul Nestatornic (La Medeleni, finding out that he isinally The King of Spades free of a past romantic entanglement He then immediately sets out to get the heroine Frances into his bed. They're big they're bad and they're everywhere Brava's national bestselling anthologies continue to delight devotedans across the country and the Mitos nrdicos (ncora Delfn) franchise that began with All Through the Night now brings a whole new meaning to the idea of Christmas ecstasy Featuring a six pack of top notch bestselling romance writers Jingle Bell Rock will be the next best thing to eggnog to celebrate Christmas cheer Skip the mistletoe you won't need it after you indulge in these six tempting tales of romanceilled with the sort of naughty but oh so nice men who make the season so bright it's downright hot He Sees You When You're SleepingLori Fost.