SNOWBOUND AT CHRISTMAS Jennifer Ryan, Lia Riley, Maisey Yates
Avon Impulse
ISBN: 978-0-0626-587-9
eBook released October 2016
Print book released December 2016
Contemporary Romance Anthology

Close to Perfect: A Montana Men Novella -- Jennifer Ryan

In high school, Abigail and Dex were secretly in love despite her parents' objections, but a night of passion ended badly when a rival for his affections implicated him in a crime. Abigail helped clear him, but her strict parents whisked her out of town in retaliation. Ten years later, her parents are dead, and she's back in town, and introduces Dex to a surprise: his nine-year-old daughter.

It was hard being in love ten years ago due to Abigail's very strict parents. But it didn't stop Abigail and Dex from falling in love. He's moved on, but never forgot her. She ended up having his child and escaped her parents' clutches when they tried to force her to give up her baby for adoption. But Abigail has done well for herself despite the struggles and, after her parents' death, she finally returns home. It's a bittersweet reunion for Abigail and Dex in Close to Perfect that is finally resolved after a blizzard strands them. Dex struggles with coming to terms with why Abigail didn't tell him before about their daughter.

Hot Winter's Night: A Brightwater Novella -- Lia Riley

Goldie and Kit were an item as teenagers in school, but when he left to join the military, she let his rejection of her turn into hate. Since Kit's return, Goldie has clashed with him, much to the amusement of their friends and family. After all, there's a fine line between love and hate. During a blizzard, it's Kit who rescues Goldie and takes her to the ranch to ride out the storm with friends. It's during their time together, despite everyone around them, that the sparks of desire burst into flames.

In Hot Winter's Night , Goldie and Kit finally get to make up after the pain of their breakup. She battles him a lot before she realizes how much he'd gone through during the military and it softens her feelings toward him. A sizzling encounter in the bathroom leads to a realization that they're still in love. Can Goldie and Kit find the magic again for a happily-ever-after?

Snowed in at Copper Ridge: A Copper Ridge Novella -- Maisey Yates

Mia has always loved Devlin, but the bad boy cowboy treats her as his sister's best friend. After Mia arrives at the cabin in the mountains on a snowy Christmas Eve, it's only Devlin who's there because the rest of the group is unable to arrive due to the roads now being closed. Forced to spend the night together, it leads to Mia opening up and verbalizing to Devlin that not only is she attracted to him, but that she's a virgin. Some men might have turned down her offer of sex, but Devlin can't resist. He's secretly attracted to her also, but feels as if he can't offer her anything more than his body. A cold and snowy night soon turns hot in the cabin.

Mia gave Devlin something special that night, but the next morning in the cold light of day, things begin to change. The rest of the family arrives, and Devlin lets Mia know it's only sex between them. She's devastated, because she thought they had something special. Is it Devlin's insecurities that caused him to say those words? In Snowed in at Copper Ridge , Mia and Devlin have a special night that neither will forget. It will take them getting over their preconceptions of what the other feels about them before they realize they're in love.

The three sexy hot tales in SNOWBOUND AT CHRISTMAS are just what a reader needs to warm up on a cold winter's night. Each story is unique, but they feature couples who have known each other before and find love. Grab a cup of Hot Chocolate and SNOWBOUND AT CHRISTMAS, and treat yourself to an enjoyable read with a holiday theme.

Patti Fischer