It's beginning to look a lot like... Love!
A man gives the gift of trust and receives a second chance at love in return. A woman helps to heal the wounded heart of a soldier. A couple finds that true love knows no distance. And a young widow learns that there can be two great loves in a lifetime. Love, romance and passion come together in this collection of four seasonal shorts. This anthology includes:
"This Time Next Year" by Alison Kent
"A Rare Gift" by Jaci Burton
"It's Not Christmas Without You" by HelenKay Dimon
"Mistletoe and Margaritas" by Shannon Stacey
©2011 Alison Kent, HelenKay Dimon, Shannon Stacey, Jaci Burton (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
Live, love, laugh...
This has become one of the few books I've been unable to even finish. It includes four romance stories with a Christmas theme.
The anthology includes:
This time next year- To be fair this story was good. This one deserves four stars. A beautiful coming back home story and even though it was a short story (less than three hours) the romance was very believeable. Plus it has one of the best narrators ever: Therese Plummer.
A Rare Gift- Well this one has a male narrator. His female voices sound terrible. So from the beggining I didn't like it. Then as it turns out this is a love story between ex inlaws (that's taboo for me). A woman actively trying to seduce her sister's ex husband (yuck) and on Christmas!! And then she wants them to make peace so he can marry her! Awful, just awful.
It's not Christmas without you- Bad narration. This is when I just gave up and realized this is not a book for me. The narrator sounded robotic and the story just didn't catch my attention and interest so I stopped listening.
In my humble opinion this book is not worth a credit.
I tried to listen to all of the first 3 stories, but they were just too boring. Even if they'd had a good narrator it would not have helped, but listened to the fourth in it's entirety. The narration of the fourth story was good, read with feeling.
The star is for the fourth story. Stories 1-3 do not even rate a star, in my opinion.
Enjoyed these because they had just enough information--not dragged out. They are your little romance stories with of the four being cute in their own way. Gets you in the mood for the holidays.
This book was good, but not great. I did find that I like new-to-me narrator Oliver Wyman, and I was already a fan of MacLeod Andrews' work from the Boonsborough trilogy by Nora Roberts. I would highly recommend "The Next Always" by Nora Roberts if you want to hear more of MacLeod Andrews narration. That was an awesome story.
I enjoyed listening to these stories over the holidays. Some were better than others but they were fun and light, and very sexy.
Say something about yourself!
This collection was not written as well as some of the other works by these authors. The only stand out for me was Shannon Stacey's story. I would say there are better options.
This book is a condensed series of holiday romance stories. It is hard to put down between stories and keeps you wanting more of each story!
Oh it would have to be Dylan! Just the perfect guy!
"Excellent feel good Christmas love stories!"
I have read this previously on kindle and loved all of the stories, but I jumped at the chance to listen to them on audio when I saw that 2 of the 4 were read by a couple of my favourite narrators, Therese Plummer and Macleod Andrews.
All of the stories in this were memorable and I loved all of them, which is unusual for an anthology. They were all really well crafted love stories with real feeling.
I particularly enjoyed Therese Plummer and Macleod Andrews' performances. They are always excellent and I am delighted when I see that something I want to listen to is narrated by either of them. I can't rate them highly enough.
The Shannon Stacey story, Mistletoe and Margaritas, was particularly moving. It was a truly heartfelt story of moving on after loss. In fact, I enjoyed this story even more on audio than when I originally read it.
I will most definitely listen to this again.
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