I am a pretty cheerful person year round but once November 1st rolls around, I am a boundless ball of energy to take me through my favorite months. The holiday season is here and in full effect and I cannot be happier. My birthday and Thanksgiving has passed and so that means Christmas is RIGHT around the corner.
The Christmas tree is in my living room waiting to be put up, the candy is out and the wreath is on my front door. I have a few bottles of wine and Kenny G is playing on my record player. I absolutely love the holiday season and with Christmas right around the corner, I love reading holiday romances. Though truth be told, I can read a good holiday romance any time of the year.
Break out the mistletoe, grab your favorite blanket and curl with a glass of your favorite drink and a good read.
Here are 10-holiday reads to read this season, along with the publishers’ description.
Unexpected: A Holiday Short by D.L. White
Saidah’s Christmas memories have been warped by personal tragedy. A chance encounter brings her unexpected love and a new outlook on life.
Here’s to finding love where you least expect it!
Breaking up with her boyfriend, and moving back home wasn’t in her plans. But when her sister becomes a widow, and a single mom, Kai returns home to help.
An auntie’s job is easy, so she thought. When she realizes her niece has lost the Christmas spirit, she takes on the task of returning her joy. First up, letters to Santa.
What do you ask Santa to bring when you’re too old for the season’s trendiest toy?
A boyfriend, of course.
Santa, Baby! by Te Russ
Holly’s perspective on the holidays has become jaded…so much so that her sister refers to her as Miss Scrooge behind her back. Logan is determined to change her outlook on the holidays and remind her what the season is truly about.
Merry Christmas, Baby – Alexandria House
Having to work on Christmas Eve is bad. Having to work the graveyard shift on Christmas Eve is worse. Having to work the graveyard shift on Christmas Eve when your life is a mess? Well, that’s some BS. There doesn’t seem to be a Merry Christmas in store for Sunday Marks, but maybe one call can change that.
***This short story contains profanity and sexual content. If you do not like those elements in your romantic reads, this is not the story for you***
The Silk Sisters—longtime friends Janelle, Sandra and Vicki—have turned their business savvy into a top-tier event agency. In the wealthy enclave of Wintersage, Massachusetts, there’s an abundance of lavish parties, society drama and longing hearts to keep them busy.
Floral designer Vicki Ahlfors is a shy, hopeless romantic. The dutiful daughter of a banking dynasty, she has always done what was expected of her—until she falls for her best friend’s divorced brother.
Attorney turned political strategist Jordan Woolcott has always defined himself by his work. Now at a crossroads, Jordan’s not sure who he is, other than a dad to his young son, Mason. It’s a rewarding job, but being a single father is so much harder than he’d ever imagined.
Vicki has a magical touch when it comes to Mason, and her heart goes out to the overwhelmed Jordan. As feelings grow tender, will an explosive political scandal end their dream of forever before it even begins?
The ultimate prize this Christmas…
Former beauty queen Waverly Leverve can barely show her face in public after an embarrassing meme goes viral. But now fate and a misdelivered pizza have brought her dreams back to life. Gorgeous bad boy turned business mogul Dominic Crowne wants to sponsor Waverly in a pageant scheduled for Christmas Eve. Waverly vows to keep their arrangement purely professional—but soon their arrangement quickly takes a sensual turn…
Dominic knows that his golden touch can fix almost anything—including Waverly’s tilted tiara. Against his own will, Dominic is mesmerized with his stunning new client. He’s falling for the pageant princess and the vulnerable yet sexy woman within. But when Waverly’s ultimate goal finally comes within reach, can he help her achieve professional redemption and find his Princess Charming under the mistletoe?
Noelle The First by Nicole Falls
Despite sharing a birthday with the holiday, Christmas just wasn’t Noelle’s thing. As a kid she had been in love with the holiday, but adult Noelle just saw it as another day to get through.
Jay has moved back home after a breakup and is looking to reconnect with his childhood bestie. Cooking up a scheme to get her in the holiday spirit with her sisters, he’s determined to bring back to the old Noelle.
With a combination of nostalgia, Christmas magic and a little bit of mistletoe, Noelle the First is a tale of old friends finding their way back to each other and more.
A Steele for Christmas by Brenda Jackson
After being dumped by her fiancé, Stacy Carlson has no illusions about love. That doesn’t stop the Phoenix gift shop owner from harboring hot fantasies about her sexier-than-sin landlord. Major player Eli Steele is a heartbreaker in tailor-made designer duds. But who can resist the sensual seducer who’s decking the halls—and her heart—with a passion she’s never known?
This Steele brother is no pushover. But it’s time to transform his playboy image. And once Eli turns up the heat, Stacy starts getting into the holiday spirit. Only now it’s Eli’s heart that’s on the line. Can he turn their strictly business arrangement into a Christmas filled with pleasure…and lasting love?
If it’s nice, do it twice. Another Brenda Jackson holiday favorite.
One by one, Madaris men have surrendered to the matchmaking schemes of Felicia Laverne Madaris, matriarch of the family. But Lee Madaris isn’t letting anyone else control his destiny. He’ll bring a bride of his own choosing to the family’s holiday gathering—if his hotel’s gorgeous new chef will agree to a marriage of convenience.
It’s not just the chance to work at the Strip’s hottest hotel that brought Carly Briggs to Vegas. Witnessing a crime in Miami may have made her a mob target. Though she’s reluctant to complicate their working relationship, Lee’s tempting offer is so hard to resist. And soon, desire is clouding their no-strings arrangement.
The danger that made Carly flee Miami is about to land at their door. So Carly and Lee must decide who to trust, when to let go—and whether a love they never anticipated is strong enough to pass the ultimate test.
Drama follows the Ramseys and Tesanos wherever they go- even on Christmas vacation. Join the lovers as they indulge in an exquisite winter getaway complete with romance, laughter and sizzling intimacy. See how the sexy and beautiful do the Holidays during a Lover’s Christmas.