First review of the year and since i was a little busy around Christmas i only managed to have my christmas stories reading time after...so while i know some of you can't read those any time of the year i thought i could still share my discovery with you, it will give you enough time to find this book before december that way ;).
As often we pick an anthology for 1 or 2 authors we know and a series we love, in this case it was for Nalini Singh that i could not resist getting this book...the 3 ohters authors are new to me and i must say that i was happily surprised. All these novellas have 2things in common: cat, normal one, demon or shifter this is a good way to discover series with feline in it;) and they are set around Christmas ( a little seasonnal magic;)
I will give you a short, really short opinion on each novella so you can see if you want to discover more of it ;)
Genre: paranormal romance, Christmas, Holidays RomanceSource: bought
Stroke of Enticement (Psi Changeling 3.5) by Nalini Singh (5/5)
OH my GOD! I can’t believe I nearly missed this one…so far I can’t resist Nalini Singh writing and she won me over once again with only a few pages… This was simply too good! If you haven’t read her psi Changeling series you have nothing to fear you can read this one without a problem as you get glimpse of the universe, the main battle, only alluded, stays in the background. Here the focus stays on the romance and what a wonderful Christmas romance^^
I did not remembered Zach a lot but I love this leopard , he is too good with his nephew Bryan…and Annie she suffered so much but she is so strong… I could understand her doubts and I really wanted Zach to gain her trust^^
Really I have nothing negative to say about this one, the rhythm, the space even the length all is perfect I just hope that later in the series Annie will meet again the psi who saved her as a child and I wonder a little if he is who I think he is^^;; but that would be a meeting I would love to read about nevertheless.
So if you want to discover Nalini Singh writing this could be a excellent introduction if you also want some holidays romance
Christmas Bree ( Murphy Sisters 2) by Erin McCarthy (3/5)
Bof… really this is the story I liked the less from the whole anthology. It’s not that bad written, it’s quite spicy but not the spicier from the whole book either… I did spend a good time reading the story but the only funny element was the cat
Christmas Bree did not give me even for an instant the wants to read more about the sisters or about the universes itself it’s simply was enough as it is.
Sweet Dreams by Linda Winsted Jones (3,5/5)
This story was quite different from the others as it’s the only one where the “ cat” is not a positive element… total opposite in fact as it’s about a demon taking the shape of a cat. So as you can imagine the title is really deceptive
I liked the story and I think I would love to learn more of that brotherhood if all members are like Zane… so I would not mind discovering that the author has more books in this universe even thought it won’t be a priority either.
I liked Ruby she was a little close minded at first but when it’s needed she does act which courage and faith.
This story is the darker one from the anthology which is not normally what I would have linked to Christmas but it does work.
Christmas Heat ( Breeds 17) by Lora Leigh (4,5/5)
I loved this one! It was perhaps just a tad too spicy and detailed for me but I loved the whole concepts of the Breeds and I would love to discover the series. This one was my first attempt at this author and despites Christmas heat being number 17 (and the series well past number 20) I managed to get immersed into the universe without any problem so if like me you are new to this author this is an anthology you would not regret.
Noble and Haley were too cute to resist especially Noble, protective but also as his name predestined it ^^ noble^^. There are some more sad parts in the story especially when it comes to Jason but as a whole it was a fantastic reads leaving me wanting more
I did love how Noble discovered what Christmas means for Haley and went with the flow.
Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and no compensation was received in exchange for this review