An independent woman with no plans for the holidays, a billionaire in need of a hostess for his reality show, and twelve Santas wanting to make their holidays the merriest ever!

Elle Richey is having the worst day ever. Her boyfriend dumps her, she loses her job and maybe even her wits, given that she just shared the hottest kiss with a stranger in an elevator. As she laments her life to her best friend, a woman offers Elle a unique proposition — host a nationwide search for Mr. and Mrs. Claus at Holliday Islands Resort, Alaska. What she didn’t count on was running into her handsome stranger again or that he would become her new boss!

Billionaire Dancer Holliday is known throughout the entertainment industry for creating action-filled reality shows. When his father decides it is time to retire, Dan wants to host a live search from his home island, for America’s Mr. and Mrs. Claus. He is shocked to find out that the show’s hostess is none other than the woman he can’t get out of his mind after their hot elevator kiss.

Can twelve couples be the catalyst to show Elle and Dan that perhaps it is time to revisit that kiss? As the reality show picks up in ratings, what happens when Elle’s past calls to her again? Will Dancer realize that perhaps the search for American’s holiday couple is closer than he ever imagined? Can he convince Elle to Dance to the Altar with him?

Titles in the multi-author Holliday Islands Resort series include – The Dashing Groom by Jo Grafford – Dancing to the Altar by Christi Bortner – Love Came Prancing by Danni Roan – Her Christmas Vixen by Ginny Sterling – Comet’s Blazing Love by Jenna Brandt –Cupid Takes A Wife by Marie Higgins – Donner Let Her Go by Amelia Adams – Blitzen the CEO by Lisa Prysock – Rudolph’s Runaway Bride by George McVey – Mommy’s Kissing Santa by Kit Morgan

Title:  Dancing to the Altar
Series:  Holliday Islands Resort #2
Author:  Christi Bortner (aka Christine Sterling – Western Historical)
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  November 6, 2019
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My Rating:  4 stars

I had such fun with DANCING TO THE ALTAR.  Elle and Dan have quite the whirlwind romance – and does Elle ever have some bad luck following her around, at least to begin with.  There is one thing to say about a sleazy villain, they’re so easy to despise, right?  I love layers in a story, and while there is one major sleazeball to deal with, not everyone we meet is all sweetness and nice – I definitely enjoyed unwinding that storyline, for not everything is revealed immediately and that added a punch at just the right moment.

I’m loving the sub-story of the matchmaker’s help in finding loving brides for one retiring billionaire’s sons… but is there a romance in the brewing for the matchmaker?  We’ll just have to keep following the series to find out, but that would be the icing on the Christmas cake for me.  If you’re in the mood for a lighthearted holiday romance full of the sweetness of finding that special someone who is just right for you, and the magic that always flies in the air at this time of year, then you’ll want to get started on this series.  I had a blast, and there are still several sons to get matched up before Christmas arrives.

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