Christmas time brings forth those traditions that can be employed to advantage for many a tardy or fledgling romance. This mix of seasonal stories sparkle with wit, humour, and romantically subdued longing. An enjoyable selection of Happy Ever After (HEA) works. I do like to have short, sweet stories from time to time, able to be read in bite sized chunks.
The Heiress and the Hothead by Sabrina Jeffries
Answering a friend's call to help stir a would be suitor into action, Lord Stephen Cory found himself kissing a different young woman under the mistletoe by mistake. Oh my!
Twelve Kisses by Karen Hawkins
Once more the delightfully autocratic Grand Duchess Natasha Nikolaevna plays a role in uniting two lovers who find it hard to make a start.
Any Other Name by Candace Camp
Rylla is intent on finding her brother Daniel and persuading him to come home for Christmas. Her search sends her out in disguise to the worst parts of the city and straight into the arms of Gergory Rose. Gregory is intrigued, puzzled and confounded, even more so when Rylla slips away and he's none the closer to discovering her true identity.
Sweetest Regret/Ruin by Meredith Duran
A love that is lost and yet endures. As Georgie Trent and Lucas Goodwin meet again after heartbreak in Munich the question is will that hurt be overcome. Will these two who are so right for each other be given a second chance? Certainly 'tis the season for miracles. Georgie's father, an esteemed diplomat, is a master manipulator. I definitely do not like him!
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