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    Romancing the Holidays

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    Part of the seasonal atmosphere is created by the music we hear everywhere around this time... and some of the classic seasonal tunes are, of course, love songs. Get in the mood for some holiday romance with our list of cozy and steamy Christmas romances!

     

     

     

    'Tis the Season To Be Sinful

    Adrienne Basso

     

    After their marriage of convenience turns into something more, sending her new husband running for cover, Juliet Wentworth, when Christmas time celebrations bring him back to their country manor, will stop at nothing to win over his heart...

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1225 Christmas Tree Lane

    Debbie Macomber

     

    The people of Cedar Cove know how to celebrate Christmas. Like Grace and Olivia and everyone else, Beth Morehouse expects this Christmas to be one of her best. Her small Christmas-tree farm is prospering, her daughters and her dogs are happy and well, and her new relationship with local vet Ted Reynolds is showing plenty of romantic promise. But...someone recently left a basket filled with puppies on her doorstep, puppies she's determined to place in good homes. That's complication number one. And number two is that her daughters Bailey and Sophie have invited their dad, Beth's ex-husband, Kent, to Cedar Cove for Christmas. The girls have visions of a mom-and-dad reunion dancing in their heads. As always in life-and in Cedar Cove-there are surprises, too. More than one family's going to have a puppy under the tree. More than one scheme will go awry. And more than one romance will have a happy ending.

     

     

     

     

    A Wallflower Christmas

    Lisa Kleypas

     

     

    American cad Rafe Bowman goes bride shopping in London and must choose between love and money in Kleypas's coy Christmas romance. Rafe is wealthy in his own right, but his grossly wealthy father demands he marry the uninteresting Lady Natalie. Rafe, naturally, falls in love with someone else: Natalie's commoner cousin, Hannah. As his courtship of Natalie progresses, Rafe keeps returning to Hannah, who rejects his courtship because she thinks he is destined to marry her cousin. As Christmas draws closer, Rafe must choose between the woman he is falling in love with and his father's fortune. Throughout, veteran romancier Kleypas gracefully balances Regency mores, light humor and a dash of Christmas magic, and even if Rafe and Hannah hew too closely to genre archetypes, the book passes muster as a holiday bonbon.

     

     

     

     

    Hot for the Holidays

    Lora Leigh

     

     

    Featuring four novellas of sensual surprises and seasonal spirits, this collection includes a tale of the Breeds from Lora Leigh and a return to the world of the Mageverse from Angela Knight.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    An O'Brien Family Christmas

    Sherryl Woods

     

     

     

    Dating Matthew O'Brien-a playboy and a younger man-cost Laila Riley her career and her parents' respect. A high price, even for love-and when Laila decides it was just a fling, she breaks it off, despite Matthew's objections. But the O'Brien family has other ideas, and they conspire to get Laila to join them on a Dublin holiday. It's a great time to get away from it all, but Laila has reservations about the trip. Matthew's bound to be there, and she's far from immune. What if she can't resist temptation? Meanwhile, the O'Briens are in an uproar over matriarch Nell's unexpected romance with an old flame. Will she follow her heart despite the risks? And will Laila discover that some risks are actually once-in-a-lifetime opportunities.

     

     

     

     

    A Highlander Christmas

    Dawn Halliday

     

    An enchanting trio of paranormal Christmas stories. In Dawn Halliday's 'Winter Heat', a young woman lost in a blizzard casts a spell over the brooding Highland warrior who rescues her. In Cindy Miles' 'A Christmas Spirit', a museum curator's tour of a Scottish castle leads to an unexpected encounter with a dead-sexy spirit. And in Sophie Renwick's 'Yuletide Enchantment', passion blooms between an anxious bride-to-be and a dark, sensual stranger from another world.

     

     

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