I'm going to review Zoe's short story first, and in more depth because I wouldn't have read it if it wasn't for her. But that doesn't mean I didn't love the others! I'll also add, I had a hard time trying to pick a favourite. So hard in fact, I never ended up picking one!
Give me Snow and Mistletoe I think the first thing we need to acknowledge with this story is that cyber stalking is very much a thing we’re all guilty of having done at some point. So it’s no surprise that both Eva and Noah participated in some light cyber stalking before a meddling grandmother conspired to get them on a date before Christmas comes.
I found myself laughing at some of the antics that happened while also feeling like the openness of the characters would never happen in real like. But hey, that shouldn’t get in the way of a sweet, short Christmas romance story! You know it’s going to be a bit faster than normal coz it’s a short story. It just wouldn’t work otherwise.
My only disappointment was the epilogue not giving me a description of the final local. That’s probably because I love reading those kinds of descriptions and love it when it can be described vividly. But that’s nothing compared to the rest of the book and purely a personal thing, nothing against the story.
Melting Mr Grinch's Heart I was a little hesitant about this story, but I ended up quite liked it. I’m with Amelia that Grinch’s should be made to love Christmas, so her battle to get Samuel to love Christmas is something I can totally relate to. This goes into my top 4 short stories for this collection.
Christmas of Second Chances Sandra and Nick are more mature than most romances but at the same time, so sweet! It’s even a second chance romance! How many of those do you see? This goes into my top 4 short stories for this collection.
Christmas Chicken Ballad Who falls in love with their best friends’ brother? Well, in this case it’s a big issue and the younger brother is pursuing his older sisters’ best friend. The fact that he’s a hot, bass guitarist for a successful band makes things a bit easier doesn’t it? This goes into my top 4 short stories for this collection.
Cruise Ship Christmas When you go on a singles cruise you probably think you’re gonna hook up with some other cruiser’s yea? You don’t expect to fall for the staff and see a whole different side to a cruise while avoiding your family. This goes into my top 4 short stories for this collection.
Nipping at your Nose I think this was my actual favourite story out of all of them. If I could have had this in a novel length story, I would totally read it. The way Austen and Zach immediately connect, but not necessarily on a sexual level is great. The way it develops was so sweet and so on point that I wanted more.
Santa Beastly As sweet as this story is, I just didn’t buy into it at any point. I was left disconnected and left thinking that it was completely implausible. I find I can’t connect with a story if it’s not plausible. For me, it just didn’t quite make it.
On the Christmas Market After losing her parents, it’s probably not the best idea to be jetting off to Slovenia. Especially at Christmas time with a group of seniors. The instant attraction and appreciation between Evie and Keller is amazing. But it’s their intellectual conversations that challenge each other that really makes this story. Although there’s some good lessons that can be learned from this short story.
This is wonderful sweet collection of romances perfect for the festive season They are short enough that you can read them fairly quickly perfect for this time of the year when you are always short of time.
My favourite is Give me snow and mistletoe Eve owns the bakery that is famous for its tres leches cake in the city and Noah one of her customer and the man she has a crush on needs one for his sick grandmother. Will there been thrown together and a little matchmaking from said Grandma lead to a romance You will have to read to see.
I was given a copy of this book but this is a true and honest review
I got this for free in exchange for an honest review. I liked Shanae's story best of all. Perhaps because I love books as much as the characters. However, it was definitely the stand out for me. I liked that this series was mostly about beginnings and characters didn't end up engaged after a couple of days. If you are wanting a quick read with some happily ever afters, this is the book for you (especially if you have kindle unlimited).