Reviewed by -- Jacqueline Driggers
Book Review of --
Holiday Luv Bundle: Four Christmas Romances by Alicia Street
Overall star rating --- 5
About the book:
The Christmas Honeymoon
Quiet librarian Serena always loved Christmas, until she was jilted before her December wedding. A year later, while trying to rekindle her tarnished holiday spirit, she meets Damien, handsome daredevil--and a total Scrooge. Their unlikely mutual attraction brings on a challenge that leads to one very romantic Christmas.
Be Mine for Christmas
Single mom Ellie is lonely and struggling to find a job. She takes her little boy to a Christmas tree farm to see Santa and runs head on into a blue-eyed Viking with a winsome smile. Reece opened his Christmas tree farm after the accident that nearly took his life. But it left him with the vision of a woman who would heal his heart.
The Christmas Wedding Cake
Natalie and Shane were inseparable sweethearts until a pair of mysterious emails tore them apart. Years later they meet again on a reality TV cooking show--and it's more than the oven that gets cooking.
His Christmas Promise
A stray dog with a penchant for giving warm and fuzzy love finds refuge with an ex-Army helicopter pilot and helps restore his grandmother's will to live. It seems like a Christmas miracle until the bachelor war vet discovers the mutt belongs to a little girl who wants him back--and a single mom who makes him rethink his freewheeling ways and maybe even believe in love.
Book creation ratings -- Max. total of 30 possible --
Overall total, out of 30 -- 30
-- Story & characters -- 10
-- Cover & title -- 10
-- Editing & formatting -- 10
* based on a 1-10 scale with: 1-4, poor; 5-7, good; 8-10, very good.*
The Christmas Quotient --- 7
** The scale runs from 1-7 trees, and rates Christmassyness. **
The review --
This is a wonderful box set, by one of my favorite authors. Two of these I had read before, but it was fun to read them again; and two were new to me and I hadn't read them before. A lot of her stories take place in a fictional community, so there are familiar characters in the books, familiar places. This box set is no exception. If you're searching for a fun Christmas romance reading, then it doesn't get much better than this box set.
I love all the books in this set, they are tons of fun to read. Great characters and stories in each one, and they all share a common setting. So it's like reading about the people from one community.
Genre -- romance
Age recommendations -- 17 and up
Sex content rating -- mild, kissing, hugging
Violence rating -- none at all
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