ON THE NAUGHTY LIST - Lori Foster, Carly Phillips, Beth Ciotta, Sugar Jamison
St. Martin's Paperbacks
ISBN: 978-1-250-07129-3
October 2015
Contemporary Romance Anthology

Four Christmas themed stories will show you that you don't always have to behave in order to get what you want for Christmas in ON THE NAUGHTY LIST.

Christmas Bonus - Lori Foster

Present Day

Eric Bragg waited years for Maggie Carmichael to grow up enough to tell her how he feels about her, but just when he was ready, Maggie's father died, leaving her in charge of the company Eric works for.  Since Eric had believed that he would one day take over as CEO, things are even more complicated now, because he doesn't think Maggie will ever believe he wants her and not the business.  Although Eric may have resigned himself to being in love with a woman he can never have, Maggie has other ideas.

Her father's death put Maggie and Eric into a difficult situation in Christmas Bonus .  When they first met, Maggie was too young for Eric, but now that she's older, she's also his boss.  Maggie is in love with Eric as well, but his distance since her father's death has her believing he can't possibly be interested in her.  With a little Christmas magic, these two may finally be able to admit how they feel.

Naughty Under the Mistletoe - Carly Phillips

New York - Present Day

Toni Larson has always been a nice girl, but she plans to be a little naughty at the firm's Christmas party.  Her plans to seduce her co-worker, Stephan, go awry when she lays a kiss on his twin brother, Max.  She was only looking for one night before dedicating herself to her career, but an evening spent with Max has Toni wondering what she may be missing.

Job security is everything to Toni in Naughty Under the Mistletoe , but she's about to move to her firm's other office, so she figures now is time to go a little crazy.  It's not until she kisses Max, though, that Toni realizes she's not as attracted to his brother as she thought.

Some Kind of Wonderful Beth Ciotta

Sugar Creek, Vermont - Present Day

Maya Templeton is a little nervous about the return of her lifelong best friend, Zach Cole.  For months Maya has been sending letters to the Marine sniper, but Zach believes he's corresponding with Maya's business partner, Giselle.  The letters showed Maya a sensuous side to Zach that she'd never seen before and proved that Maya's own sensual side was just as engaged.  If only Zach didn't think that he'd been writing to Giselle, everything would be perfect.

Two longtime friends find their relationship changing in Some Kind of Wonderful .  Maya had every intention of setting up Giselle and Zach, but his letters turned her on.  Finding out that he was injured drives home to Maya just how fragile life can be, and that if she wants something to happen between them, she better do something about it now.

Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas - Sugar Jamison

New York - Present Day

Dina Gregory has travelled from Los Angeles to New York with her ten month old son in hopes of convincing her former lover and the father of her child, Virgil Rowe, to help her out, only to learn he recently died.  The only thing more surprising is that Virgil's older brother Ben insists that Dina stay at the family mansion.  Ben seemed to dislike her the only other time they'd met, yet now he's not only nice to Dina, he's totally accepting of his nephew.  She'd only hoped to get a little help, but Dina might find much more this Christmas.

Dina and her young son, Dash, breathe new life into Ben's lonely life in Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas .  With Virgil's death, Ben believed he had no family left, so meeting Dash gives Ben a chance to have a family again.  He's a little surprised to find himself attracted to Dina, but is he ready to do something about it?

Jennifer Bishop