Category : Christmas Romance

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Jenny knows she isn’t the princess type. Sure, she’s friendly and caring, but with her clumsiness and lack of self-confidence, glass slippers would only make her trip. When Dom, the cute guy she runs into in the park, turns out to be the prince of San Noelle, she figures he must not be her happily ever after.

But a mysterious countess grants Jenny’s one wish, and she finds herself married to this handsome prince! Unfortunately, at the stroke of midnight on Christmas Eve, her life will go back to normal.

In funny and touching ways, Jenny navigates royal traditions the best she can. But even as she grows closer to Dom, the clock is ticking. With love and a little holiday magic, could she somehow make the enchantment last forever?

Happy-go-lucky journalist Summer has always managed to focus on the silver lining. But nothing in her life has prepared her for her husband Seth’s recent revelation: he wants a six-month break from their marriage.

Determined to stay positive, Summer decamps to Jersey to spend six months by the sea, where every passing week makes Seth more of a distant memory. Then she meets sweet, charming Jude, whose life seems to be on permanent hold even before he receives devastating news of his own. To both of them, their chance encounter feels like fate, and with Summer’s encouragement, Jude embarks on a bucket list of experiences that seem to bond them for life.

When they’re together, the world is alive with possibilities, but as Christmas approaches, their time is running out in more ways than one. Will they return to the lives they left behind – or take a chance on an unknown future?

Return to Evergreen,
the town where Christmas wishes come true…

When Lisa takes a last-minute Christmas trip to her hometown of Evergreen, she finds that the historic general store has been closed. Using her skills as a professional retail designer, Lisa decides to keep local tradition alive and help the good people of Evergreen bring the store back to life. 

Lisa charms a local contractor named Kevin into working with her, and the pair find themselves facing one surprise after another as they restore the store to its former glory. When the staff at the Kringle Kitchen temporarily accept the store’s beloved ‘Mailbox to Santa’ for safekeeping, one of the biggest surprises of all is finding the mysterious 25-year-old letter to Santa that never made it to the North Pole. Who really wrote it, and will its request come true at last?

As old traditions are made new again, Lisa finds herself falling for Kevin, the traditions, and the town of Evergreen.  Will Lisa and Kevin figure out what they’re truly wishing for?

(a 2018 Hallmark Movie)

This holiday season, practical and rational Anna Bell will do anything to save her family’s mini-mart from going under in her small beach town known for its traditions. But with all of the debt and bill collectors her dad accumulated before his passing, she’s aware her mom may have to sell to the buyer who has just made an offer.

Impetuous and optimistic Peter Locke is known as the new billionaire in town who is buying up failing businesses, presumably to inject them with “new life” and turn them around for a quick profit. When Anna discovers Peter is the buyer who made an offer on the Main Street Mini-Mart, she’s determined to convince him that keeping with tradition is the way to go so he doesn’t make changes to all her dad built with such love and care.

Spending time with Peter gives Anna the first feelings of comfort and joy since her dad passed. And she has to admit the changes he makes to the Christmas lighting ceremony are positively delightful. In fact, his enthusiasm and warmth will soon have Anna falling head over heels for him. As their relationship blossoms, Anna worries he’ll learn her initial motivation for spending time with him was to help her family’s business.

Will Peter discover the truth about Anna and walk away from her? Or will the magic of Christmas give them both the best gift of all: love? 

Titles in the Kissed by the Bay series include —Every Little Kiss – The Perfect Kiss – Just One Kiss – The Sweetest KissA Christmas Kiss – All About That Kiss – Forever In A Kiss – A Kiss For Santa

**  Watch for Ms. Hatler’s new series Do-Over Date which is a spin-off from the Kissed by the Bay series – the first title is Million Dollar Date, release date August 22, 2019. **

A rising star, 
a down-to-earth teacher, 
and a Christmas touched by wonder… 

Country music star Kris Trabeau heads to Charming, Mississippi, to convince his aging aunt to sell her farm and move into a nice retirement community. She’s not having it, and she enlists her neighbor Tory Hudson to help her remind Kris why the farm means so much…especially at Christmas.

After being dumped by her longtime boyfriend, Tory’s not feeling the holiday spirit. Still, she agrees to co-chair a children’s concert and silent auction that will benefit the after-school center where she volunteers. As Kris helps her with the concert and spends time with the kids, the attraction between them becomes harder and harder to ignore. Can he trade spotlights and city lights for the place where the music began?

Somewhere behind the expensive gifts and grand gestures… was the man who had once been her whole world. 

Sophie Eden refuses to sell her family’s legacy, especially not to Jake Wheeler. He and Sophie have a history—a night of passion that first left her elated, then heartbroken. Now the New York heiress wants him to stay away.

But when they’re snowed in for Christmas, they surrender to temptation. Meanwhile, a secret waits to tear them apart…

Titles in the Eden Empire series from Harlequin™  include:  A Christmas Temptation – A Cinderella Seduction  – A Bet with Benefits

Don’t forget A Cinderella Seduction is available July 1, 2019


*Update*:  If you loved Sophie and Jake’s story in A Christmas Temptation, and the “dropped shoe” at the ending had you desperately wanting to know more then I have an update for you.

There was a large gap between stories, actual real-life timewise, so you might be happy to know that A Cinderella Seduction is out the first week of July 2019.  I’m also reposting my review of the first story in the Eden Empire series as well to remind you of where we left off.

I’m really looking forward to the next story… how about you?

Title:  A Christmas Temptation
Series:  The Eden Empire #1
Author:  Karen Booth
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  November 1, 2018
Publisher:  Harlequin Desire
My Rating:  4.5 stars

A Christmas Temptation begins what looks to be a fascinating series, The Eden Empire by Karen Booth.  Although, I have to admit that I was totally on Sophie’s side in this romance.  Jake struck me as a very frustrating man, one who is quick to make assumptions and slow to accept facts.  I wanted to reach into this story more than a few times and give him a stern talking to, plus a few deadly glares.  We love who we love, there is no logic involved and for Sophie Jake was her one, no matter my opinion of him.  If it’s true that we most often hurt the ones we really love – then Jake is completely smitten by Sophie since he’s hurt her time and time again.  To be frank, I never warmed up to Jake, even knowing his past and his reasons for his issues.  Sophie, I adored, often the underdog in the situation of trying to honor and continue her grandmother’s legacy, Sophie captured my emotions with her strength and determination.

I won’t give away spoilers, that’s not my way, but I will gladly recommend A Christmas Temptation to any reader who loves a good, solid romance, intriguing situations and a few puzzles to be worked out for the happy ending to take place.  Sophie and Jake’s story introduces us to some other interesting secondary characters, some who will have their story told later in this series.  With a few simple twists and turns, A Christmas Temptation has captured my curiosity and now I need to know how the entire story ends.

If you’re in the mood for a Christmas filled romance, with interesting characters, a unique situation and a few surprises in store… then you’ll want to pick up the beginning of The Eden Empire series and get lost in a unique world.  I’ve already made note of the release dates for the rest of this series because I don’t want to miss a thing.

I own a Kindle edition of this story.

Available in paperback and for the Kindle

Christmas. Disney. Romance. No greater magic.

When Sophie’s eight-year-old niece, Ariel, asks Santa Claus for a single wish to honor her mom’s memory, Sophie knows she must grant it. Unfortunately for Sophie, Ariel’s wish is to ride her mom’s favorite ride on Christmas day, and it’s at the last place on earth Sophie wants to visit—Walt Disney World. It will be the first Christmas without her sister, and reliving childhood memories of her best friend is not how she wants to spend her holiday. Sophie’s only desire is to spend Christmas on the slopes with her reliable and stable beau, Darren, who has reluctantly agreed to postpone their trip until the day after Christmas. 

But when Sophie runs into a charming stranger, who offers up his extensive Disney knowledge, he instantly becomes her hero. A wave of relief washes over Sophie—he may just be the one to give Ariel the magical experience she desires. And, even though Sophie doesn’t realize it, he may be exactly what she needs too.

Can a bit of Christmas magic help this ruggedly-attractive stranger win Sophie’s heart when she believes it already belongs to Darren? And will Sophie continue to allow her painful past to haunt her, or will she let it go?

Titles in the A Dream Come True series include:  Once Upon A Romance

When bullfighter Tucker McGrath’s mom suffers a minor heart attack just before Christmas, he decides it’s time to redeem himself from the Ghost of Christmas Failures Past. Knowing how much his mom loves the town’s annual Christmas pageant, he agrees to take her place as director even though he has zero experience wrangling kids. That’s not the only complication with taking on the pageant, either. There’s also the tempting but off limits local music teacher Kenna Hart.
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A year after her husband’s scandalous betrayal and their divorce, Kenna is doing her best to move forward and give her two boys a magical Christmas. When she volunteers to help with the pageant, she doesn’t expect to reconnect with her old high school heartthrob. Tucker McGrath has always been Mr. No-Strings-Attached, so he’s definitely not one to fall for…or is he? The more time she spends with him, the more Kenna realizes Tucker has changed. And now he might just be the cowboy who can make all of her Christmas wishes come true.
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Titles in the Rocky Mountain Riders series include:   Hometown Cowboy – Comeback Cowboy – Renegade Cowboy – True Blue Cowboy – Rocky Mountain Cowboy Christmas novella –

Somewhere behind the expensive gifts and grand gestures… was the man who had once been her whole world. 

Sophie Eden refuses to sell her family’s legacy, especially not to Jake Wheeler. He and Sophie have history—a night of passion that first left her elated, then heartbroken. Now the New York heiress wants him to stay away.

But when they’re snowed in for Christmas, they surrender to temptation. Meanwhile, a secret waits to tear them apart…

Titles in the Eden Empire series from Harlequin™  include:  A Christmas Temptation – A Cinderella Seduction (Feb. 2019) – A Bet with Benefits (Aug. 2019)


She’s swearing off men, but the rules don’t apply to him 

Charity Wright has a history of picking the wrong guys and has decided to swear off men for the month of December – no dates, no kisses, no holiday romance. Great idea, in theory, until she meets the man that could be her Mr. Right: Marietta native and professional baseball player Quinn. 

Just out of a long-term relationship, Quinn Douglas isn’t looking for love at the Little Teton Resort, and he certainly isn’t interested in a girl from home. But now that he’s met Charity, he can’t get her out of his mind. Charity even has him re-thinking his career and life on the road. Is Charity the missing piece he’s been looking for?

Titles in the Love on Chance Avenue series include:  Take Me, Cowboy – Miracle on Chance Avenue – Take A Chance On Me – Not Christmas Without You –

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