4/5, Anthology, Holiday Romance

Review: WICKED WONDERLAND

65465473From the back of the book:

HOT WHISPER by LuAnn McLane – After missing her train, Claire Collins is stranded in a snowy small town with no place to stay and no hope of getting home for Christmas. When a sexy local offers Claire lodging to wait out the storm, she can’t resist. A night of eggnog lifts more than her flagging spirits, and the two decide to seek comfort from the storm between the sheets.

HOT FOR THE HOLIDAYS by Susanna Carr – Thanks to a Christmas office party gone wild, corporate rivals Rachel and Justin become much better acquainted when they indulge in a fling that Rachel desperately wants to forget. then in a twist of fate, the two find themselves stranded in a blizzard in a small town. Though both try to resist, it’s only a matter of time before they’re back in each other’s arms for more hot holiday fun.

HOT ARCTIC NIGHTS by Janice Maynard – Hallie Prentiss loses her Christmas spirit when she loses her job. A holiday stint running a B and B in the northern reaches of Alaska isn’t going to change that. But no one warned her about Daniel, the undeniable hot long-term tenant. His strong, warm arms are an irresistible temptation, and not even the cold arctic nights can dampen Hallie’s new found joy in the season.

I am a huge fan of the Christmas anthology and this one was right up my alley. Each story was different enough that I didn’t feel like I was reading the same story over and over. I’m going to break it down story by story.

HOT WHISPER by LuAnn McLane – After missing her train Claire goes home with a kind stranger, Jesse. After I got past the part where she just goes home with a complete stranger I really enjoyed this story. The attraction between Claire and Jesse is instant and I believed that they were falling in love even though it happens over a couple of days.

HOT FOR THE HOLIDAYS by Susanne Carr – This was my least favorite story. The absurdity of Rachel thinking she was attracted to Justin because of Christmas. I was also bothered by their sexual encounters. She doesn’t want to be attracted to him, but then she pulls him behind a Christmas tree in their office and has sex with him. The story has a great ending, but it was hard to get past the silly stuff.

HOT ARCTIC NIGHTS by Janice Maynard – HOT ARCTIC NIGHTS was my favorite of the three. I loved everything about it. It takes place in Alaska and the main character is definitely a fish out of water. The romance between Hallie and Daniel is sweet. My only complaint is that it wasn’t long enough. I wish this had been a full length novel, so we could have had more of Hallie and Daniel.

Even though I had issues with one of the stories I really enjoyed the anthology.

the book girl gives WICKED WONDERLAND a 4/5

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