Tuesday, December 1, 2020

15 Holiday Romances to Get You in the Christmas Spirit

Bells, Rings, and Angels' Wings by Linda Wisdom

Holiday Homecoming? Humbug!

Libby Banes wished Christmas would go away--along with her husband, Tyler. But would Santa answer a wish from Willow Hills, Indiana, population 400? Suddenly darkness fell, snow swirled, and Libby could barely find her way home. But strangers answered her doorbell...and elsewhere family hung stockings without her. Then she saw Tyler under the mistletoe with another woman! How could Libby make them believe who she was, and get her life--and her husband--back in time for Christmas?



Christmas at the Easy Breezy by Nora LeDuc

Sometimes Christmas brings the unexpected…

All Darcy Malone wants is a loving family. Once she’d had a husband, home, and job she enjoyed. But her husband betrayed it all, and now, in search of her roots, she finds her grandmother in a small New Hampshire town. Except sometimes family isn’t what you expect at all… 

Stranded at the Easy Breezy Diner at Christmastime, Darcy encounters the handsome, occasionally-grumpy owner Leo Holmes whose good looks, hard work, and honesty draw her in. But she’s no longer the pushover she once was. She can't risk another stinging rejection that would slice a hole in her heart and leave her with nothing to offer. 

Leo Holmes finds Darcy attractive and spirited, but he’s already been burned by a pretty woman. He refuses to go down that road again. Yet, with the holiday cheer in full swing, he stops to reconsider. Is this woman who literally crashed into his life worth second look and maybe worth taking a second chance on love?


Mistletoe Magic by Linda Wisdom

For lovers of Brigadoon here's a Christmas version. Warm-hearted and wonderful.

Quinn was more than ready for a getaway. To avoid her family, friends
and would-be fiancé she sought refuge in the Vermont mountains.

Then the blizzard hit like a freight train.

Santee wasn’t sure what drew him to the snowy east at Christmastime.
And he sure didn’t expect to find the lovely Quinn or a room at the
picturesque Mistletoe Inn.

The charming town of Mistletoe keeps the holiday cheer all year round.
And a glow that envelopes Quinn and Santee gives them something
magical neither expected to find.

The question is, is this merely a wish for the holiday season only or
something that will last forever?


Christmas Wishes by Judith Stacy

A historical romance novella from USA Today Bestselling author Judith Stacy.

Pennsylvania farm girl Abbie Doyle arrives in Southern California shocked to learn that the bookkeeping job she expected to have is no longer available. Abbie is forced to accept the position of personal secretary to Mrs. Merchant, the city’s grand dame of society. Abbie has no training for the job, and to make matters worse, she’s expected to plan the demanding Mrs. Merchant’s annual Christmas ball, the city’s premiere social event.

With her job hanging in the balance, Abbie turns to Jack Graham, the handsome owner of a construction company, to handle the renovations to Mrs. Merchant’s home. Jack refuses. He won’t work for the difficult woman. All Jack cares about at the moment is his young daughter. He’s desperate to know what she wants for Christmas.

To convince him to take on the project—and save her job—Abbie offers him a deal he can’t refuse. If Jack will do the renovation, she will find out what the child wants. 

Abbie and Jack soon realize the little girl isn’t the only one with a secret wish. But on Christmas morning, will those wishes come true?


'Twas the Night by Linda Wisdom

Nothing could send Ukiah Jones running except something shocking. Two of
his best buddies got hitched and eternal Ki was determined not to be
number three. Now he was holed up at the friends’ jointly owned Lake
Tahoe cabin until he felt it was safe to come out.

There was only one, make that three, problems.

The cabin was taken over by a lady on the lam and two young kids. His
masculine safe haven was quickly cluttered with toys and filled with the
noise of kids singing Christmas carols. What didn’t help was Ki’s
response to their beautiful and very mysterious protector.

But it wasn’t about to stop there. Not when Sydney and the kids wanted
him to play not only Santa, but daddy!


Open with Care by Pauline Baird Jones

Unexpected guests come bearing gifts. This interstellar Christmas will be one for the ages…

Gini won't let her bickering family or the incoming blizzard dampen her holiday spirits. But nothing could prepare her for the uninvited houseguests. She's not sure if she's ready to exchange gifts with the man who broke her heart or the little green aliens on the roof.

But the intergalactic visitors have a gift for Gini… a taste of the youth and love she left behind…

Jane MacKenzie has never opened a Christmas gift that transformed her world. At least, not until she accidentally opens a box to find a man who was lost in a blizzard over 100 years ago. Jane isn't sure how to handle the strange visitor and his otherworldly agreement…

But the Christmastime encounter may just open her heart to a love that can stand the test of time.

Open With Care contains two sci-fi romances inspired by the spirit of gift giving. If you like simmering chemistry, snowy Wyoming settings, and family drama, then you'll love Genie Davis and Pauline Baird Jones' festive story set. 

Buy Open With Care today to discover why love isn't alien on Christmas!


Brett by Regan Black
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She's been betrayed too often...

Nikki Weston is spending Christmas -and her birthday- in South Carolina, far from Hollywood and the prying gaze of a relentless stalker. With good friends close and a private beach outside her window, her working holiday is paradise until the stalker strikes again. Now, to protect others she must ask for help, but trust is not her strong suit.

Can a sexy bodyguard flip the script?

Former Navy SEAL, Brett Robinson, is learning how to be home again after his military career ended early. Thanks to the Guardian Agency, he has found a new way to serve and a new calling as a bodyguard. When the order comes through to protect Nikki, a beautiful silver screen celebrity from a real-world threat, he figures Christmas has come early.

Unfortunately, Nikki isn't keen on a hovering bodyguard, no matter how necessary. But when the stalker escalates, Brett's best move is to fake a holiday romance worthy of the big screen. And now it really is mission impossible: save the girl without losing his heart.

When hope is lost, truth is blurred, and your life is on the line, it’s time to call in the Guardian Agency.


Sweet Yuletide by Melissa McClone

One beach cottage, two strangers, and a kiss under the mistletoe that changes everything…

Sheridan DeMarco wants to be anywhere but home for the holidays. She’s happy to spend Christmas house-sitting in South Carolina, far away from her parents’ new blended families. Too bad when she arrives at the charming beach cottage, she isn’t as blissfully alone as she planned.

Michael "Mikey" Patterson needs to stay out of sight until his attorney gives him the all clear. He finds the perfect place in a small coastal town, but there’s a problem. Mikey isn’t the only one staying at the beach house, and his surprise roommate pushes all his buttons.

A sprig of mistletoe and one memorable kiss make Sheridan and Mikey forget their plans to stay away from each other. But when family gets in the way, will their happily ever after get tossed out along with the discarded wrapping paper and tinsel?

Muffins And Mistletoe by Debora Dennis


Welcome to Starlight Hills! Mountain views, small town charm, and one little bake shop, where romance is always on the menu.

Christmas is the best time of year to be in love in Starlight Hills. Cold nights perfect for snuggling, plenty of mistletoe to be caught kissing under, and an abundance of gingerbread muffins for sharing under the stars. But when Corinne Mackenzie turns down a proposal from the man she loves at the Thanksgiving table, it could be the worst time of year instead. Convinced the only way to fix the biggest mistake of her life is to enlist the help of the town's resident matchmaker, she's got a plan to make this the best Christmas ever.

After his proposal is rejected in front of family and friends, Jimmy Crane knows his only chance of surviving the holiday is to avoid the woman who stomped on his heart. The only obstacle to his plan is his matchmaking mother and Corinne's knack for getting him under the mistletoe.


It Happened One Christmas by Kathy Carmichael

Billionaire CEO Nat Danvers has good looks, money, power, prestige—everything—except the one thing he really needs. But only in the loneliest corners of his frozen heart is he aware something is missing. Christmas Eve arrives to find Nat alone in his penthouse office, filling out layoff notices while his employees unknowingly celebrate at the office holiday party. In breezes the most incredibly beautiful woman he's ever seen. Daphne, part angel, part human, has been sent by the Angelic Council to teach Nat some tough lessons in the hope his hardened heart will melt. She has only one night in which to help him. With the clock ticking before he must go, can love find a way to touch them both?This is the new sweet & clean version of Angel Be Good.




A Sweet Montana Christmas by Roxanne Snopek

Melinda Sweet loved her husband before she learned of his wealth and she loves him still, despite the fact that it’s gone. Unfortunately, while she knows the collapse of his Chicago financial services business had nothing to do with him, he believes otherwise. His upbeat adjustment to their new – and temporary – life on his grandfather’s rundown honey farm is a foil to cover the burden of failure. She wasn’t expecting to throw – in five weeks – the traditional Sweet Christmas Open House, but it’s a good earning opportunity and how hard could it be?

Austin Sweet is determined to make his wife proud of him again. But he also wants to erase the sting of shame he feels from his parents, to whom he owes a debt of gratitude for arranging for this caretaking job. Getting paid to fix up this disaster is better than living in their basement, sure. But what does he know about bees? Or fixing broken plumbing? Or cleaning a chimney?

But when Austin’s grandfather gives him the farm as a Christmas gift, there’s only one response. Accepting the gift will secure a future that will make his wife even more unhappy than he already is. Refusing the gift will finalize the rift between him and his family, but he’d rather lose them than Melinda. Then he discovers she’s spared him the choice. Austin’s not-so-Sweet side rears up as he determines that he’s done trying to make everyone happy. He’ll get his wife back, no matter what. And they’ll decide their future together.

Be Mine This Christmas Night by L.A. Sartor
$2.99 or FREE for Kindle Unlimited Subscribers

A children's author with a secret. A widower with two young sons. A Star Light ~ Star Bright Christmas romance set in snowy Colorado. 1st place winner of The International Digital Award

The Children's Author …
Annie Hamilton's children's series Star Light~Star Bright is a mega hit. She loves kids and wants nothing more than a family of her own, but twice burned, thrice shy. When a gorgeous man with two young boys moves next door, Annie can't help but dream her impossible dream.

And The Widower Who Moved Next Door …
Cole Evans is a brilliant scientist but finds fatherhood a challenge. When his son develops a bond with their enchanting neighbor, the boy’s favorite author, Cole discovers just how much he's lost—and how much he needs.

Will Their Wish Come True This Christmas Night?
Can Cole overcome family meddling and alleviate Annie's fears so they can be a ready-made family?


Christmas Kisses and Cookies by Linda West
$1.99 or FREE for Kindle Unlimited Subscribers

A snow town second chance romance! The perfect Christmas fiction for the whole family!

Summer Landers is a supermodel who seemingly has it all. She travels the world, makes tons of money and has a movie star boyfriend.

But her true dream of a true family of her own is light-years away, back in Kissing Bridge where she left all her hopes and dreams, along with the love of her life.

When disaster hits on the mountain, Summer is forced to return home to Vermont and help her mother reclaim her rightful honor as the blue ribbon winning Cookie Queen of the Silver Bell’s fair. 

There is mayhem afoot, and magic too, but miracles can happen at Christmas, and they most often do - just so long as Summer can dodge her family curse.

Coconutty Christmas by Ann Omasta

Get your quick escape to Hawaii for the holidays (or anytime)!

Kalea has been warned repeatedly about the temporary nature and heartbreaking consequences of falling for a handsome tourist passing through her little slice of Hawaiian paradise.

Will the fear of being hurt keep her from experiencing all of the delightful surprises that life has to offer?

Or will the trifecta of gorgeous Russ, a freak storm, and an unforgettable Christmas allow her to open her heart to the possibility of finding her happily-ever-after ending?

This contemporary romance bonus short story is part of The Escape Series, which includes Aloha, Baby!, Getting Lei'd, Cruising for Love, and Island Hopping. You can read and enjoy these books in any order.

Escape into this bite-sized romantic comedy gem now because you deserve a break in Hawaii!


A Gingerbread Cafe Christmas by Rebecca Raisin

Christmas is the season the Gingerbread Café was made for and Lil has every recipe down, from gingerbread men to cinnamon muffins. So when gorgeous outsider Damon opens a shop opposite The Gingerbread Café in the lead up to Christmas, Lil refuses to let him steal her customers without a fight – no matter how much he makes her heart flutter.

When it comes to love, Lil’s never quite got the method right! But as the snow begins to fall, it looks like this time deviating from the recipe might just lead Lil to the magic ingredient she’s been missing all along…


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