"Perfect for the holidays!"

I have the pleasure of reviewing the anthology Santa, Honey by Kate Angell, Sandra Hill and Joy Nash, where the common theme is having a hero who plays the role of Santa during this joyous occasion.

In Ho, Humbug, Ho, we see Alex Boxer as Scrooge, who doesn't believe in Christmas despite being forced to put on Santa's suit as part of his community service. Supervising him was Holly McIntyre, the resident nutcracker and the woman who can free him early from his onerous task, if she were convinced of his good behavior. The story starts slow at first, but there are moments of unexpected humor due to the author's clever twist on words throughout this short tale that had me laughing out loud. I feel though that as the opening tale to the anthology, which is supposed to draw the reader in to continue flipping the pages, Ho, Humbug, Ho falls short of the expectations. The story feels flat and personally, I didn't feel a connection to both the hero and the heroine.

In Naughty or Nice, Jessica Jones tries to salvage Christmas for several orphans through some crazy antics and takes Luke Carter as her hostage, who later volunteers his help when he realizes his attraction to her. The story is a rollercoaster of zany fun with a "certifiable loony" like Jessica as the heroine, yet she is just what Luke needs to feel alive once again. This is a wonderful love story about finding love where you least expect it, and about Christmas miracles that can come true, if you believe.

Lastly, Christmas Unplugged is the tale of two completely opposite sisters who travel to an isolated, romantic lodge to have a white Christmas. Casey Harbison is a workaholic and suffers from insecurity, though she hides it from the world. She can't believe that hunky Matt Van der Staappen would be interested in her, when her beautiful younger sister Emma is nearby. Yet Casey is so different from the women he usually encounters that Matt is attracted- -irresistibly so. There's something about Matt that makes him an appealing hero, that tugs at the heartstrings. Maybe it's his vulnerability, then again, it could be his gentlemanly ways. Whatever it is, this is a sweet romance that warms the heart, and it is about two flawed people who found perfection in love.

Santa, Honey is a book that depicts the spirit of Christmas and will make you believe once again in the power of love.

Reviewed by Silver Winters
Posted September 11, 2009


Who's coming down your chimney tonight?

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Anthology


Santa, Honey
by Sandra Hill, Kate Angell, Joy Nash

September 1, 2009
Available: September 29, 2009
ISBN #0505527537
EAN #9780505527530
336 pages
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