Hot for the Holidays (21 short stories): A Collection of Naughty And Nice Holiday Romances by Michelle Lynn
Dali’s review & rating: 5 of 5 stars
I love anthologies, it’s the bestest way to meet new authors and savor the ones you already know.
Although there are many awesome authors in this collection, I’ll be focusing my review on J.A. Derouen’s Fire Over Frost.
“Our souls were like opposing magnets, the attraction stronger than either of us could resist.”
Emmett Fontaine serendipitously found the one a few days before he was moving to continue with his career, or so he thought. After a few days of intensity and passion, and what for him felt like love, Annie shoved him out of her life leaving him heartbroken. Fate interferes again when he goes back home to visit his family for the holidays, cornering him in to sharing the same building. Can he get past his hurt in order to get the answers he couldn’t get five years ago? Especially now that he comes face to face with not just Annie but also a little mini version of her?
“She was a tornado, swooping into my life and pulling me into her current… but I couldn’t have been more wrong. Like all natural disasters, she spit me back onto the dirt, my maimed heart lying beside me, barely pumping.”
Annie Frederick made the biggest mistake of her existence when she vanished Emmett from her life without explanation. But he’s back, taunting her with what she had been missing. Will she be brave enough to reveal her secrets or will she keep shutting out because losing him again would be unbearable?
“Is it possible to love a little girl I’ve only seen once?”
I would love to delve more into this sweet and mushy story, but I don’t want to give much more away. J.A. is an author that makes me enjoy every single word she writes and I was truly excited when I found out she would be giving us this small story within a series I’ve enjoyed very much.
“I wanted to burn for someone… for them to burn for me… Then I met you.”
Frost Over Fire is novella #3.5 in J.A. Derouen’s Over series. It’s a wonderful addition to it the series and can be read as a standalone. It’s a contemporary second chance romance, told from both points of view with a sugary sweet ending. I can’t wait to read the rest of the stories in this anthology.
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* I was graciously given an ARC of this book courtesy of the author. The excerpts are from that copy. *