Welcome to Immortal Crimson Reviews. Today we will be reviewing the Secret Santas Book set. Each book will be posted, followed by my own personal review on each. Please enjoy, and show the authors some love by following their links.
Secret Santas Holiday Collection
Kissing Kris Kringle
by Erin Quinn
Category: Romance/Holidays*, Romance Short Story (under two hours)
THE SECRET SANTAS HOLIDAY COLLECTION
'Tis the season for heroes and love stories that will make you believe...
Book One: KISSING KRIS KRINGLE by Erin Quinn
Book Two: NAUGHTY ST. NICK by Calisa Fox
Book Three: ROMANCING RUDY RAINDEAR by Mary Leo
Sub Categories: Christmas, magic, santa
In the spirit of giving and paying if forward, all of the author’s proceeds for Kissing Kris Kringle will be donated to The Animal Welfare League, an amazing organization dedicated to saving animals lives and working to improve the way they are treated and regarded by society.
Kris Kringle is just an average guy living in the tiny town of North Pole, Maine where Christmas isn’t just a holiday—it’s a way of life. But not for Kris. He might be named after the big guy in red, but Kris is more Scrooge than Santa.
Until he wakes up from a night of partying with his friends to find himself in possession of a Santa suit, a toy bag and a puppy. Kris soon discovers that he’s been relegated to Santa’s naughty list and there’s only one way to get his name removed....put on the suit and spread some cheer.
Lucky for Kris every cloud has a silver snowflake and his quest to get off that list lands him in the arms of the woman he’s been lusting after for years.
It takes a little magic, but Kris is about to get everything he didn’t even know he wanted for Christmas.
If you ever wanted to read about a Christmas Miracle, start here. Kris Kringle, starts off as a man wanting nothing more than to leave, get away from where he lives and everything involved there. That is, everything but Holly the female who has held his attention from childhood.
One night something happens and he ends up taking over as Santa and warming the hearts of the town, Holly and shockingly even himself.
The characters are well written, realistic in every way. Holly has her doubts about Kris, and herself, seeing nothing of worth that he could possibly be attracted to. By the end your belief in Christmas miracles as well as romance will be renewed. I only wished there had been more. More time to watch as the relationship between Kris and Holly grew, more time to watch them battle each other and their feelings for each other before giving in. While the characters were well written and likable, the story seemed to move a tad fast for me. I would have liked to see her rebuff him more, turn him away before letting him into her life. Maybe have Joy be a little more hesitant in welcoming him into their lives as well, seeing as she barely knew this man. It just seemed a bit rushed to me. But none the less, the story was one of romance, just the way every woman hopes a new romance will begin after losing her hope.
Erin Quinn is an award winning author who writes haunting romance for the thinking reader. Her books have been called “riveting,” “brilliantly plotted” and “beautifully written” and have won, placed or showed in in number awards. Look for THE THREE FATES OF RYAN LOVE, coming in January from Pocket Books. Go to www.erinquinnbooks.com for more information.
Naughty St. Nick
by Calista Fox
Category: Romance/Holidays*, Romance Short Story (under two hours), Christmas, Sexy, Magic, Paranormal
Sub Categories: Christmas, Magic, Santa, Sexy
This title will be auto-delivered to your Kindle on November 11, 2014.
‘Tis the season for Christmas miracles...
Having landed himself on Santa’s Naughty List, Nick Santos is given a chance at redemption. Granted, he’s tasked with some daunting challenges—pimping Santa’s ride and fixing the town’s holiday bling in the once year-round Christmas Capital of the World, North Pole, Maine. But playing Secret Santa comes with some unexpected perks, like finally catching the eye of the woman who sparks his deepest desires, Vixen White.
Vixen has no idea what’s come over Nick this holiday season, but his good deeds around town help her to remember the magic of Christmas, long forgotten. And his sexy grin and a searing, stolen kiss under mistletoe have her wishing her dream of being Naughty St. Nick’s one and only will finally come true.
All she has to do...is believe.
The author has created believable characters and an easy to follow story line. For me the romance was wonderful, I loved the fact that she had loved him all those years and was finally getting her chance with him, and for him he had always wanted her but never had the courage to tell her. In one night he gets the kick he needs to change everything and the courage to tell her how he feels. Again though, the story ran a little fast for me.
I would have liked to have seen things drawn out more, seen him pursue her and her make him work for it. I would have liked to have seen them work at the relationship to overcome all the things that held them back from one another in the first place. I'm a romantic at heart, and love the fact that they connected the way they did, however the romance was lost by the rushed ending.
Calista Fox is a former PR professional, now writing fast-paced, steamy books to set your pulse racing--including the BURNED DEEP trilogy, coming in 2015 from St. Martin's Press! She is an Amazon bestseller and has won Reviewer’s and Reader’s Choice Awards, as well as a Best Book Award, and competitions with publication as the prize.
Romancing Rudy Raindear
by Mary Leo
Category: Fantasy Romance
Sub Categories: Holidays, Secret Santas, Fantasy, Christmas, Bad Boys, Sexy
North Pole, Main is a curious town where Christmas is celebrated all year long. And this Christmas is no exception. Unfortunately, Rudy no longer believes in Christmas and has gotten on Santa's naughty list. Rudy's red nose proves it. That is until Jenny Bells takes on the challenge of showing him just what 'being good' really means.
USA Today bestselling author Mary Leo writes contemporary romance, paranormal romance, romantic suspense, and mystery. She loves to travel for research while she’s writing a book, or for that matter, even when she’s not writing a book . . . which always leads to yet another book.
Much like the first two, I loved the romance feature in this one. The red nose was a nice touch, kind of like a Pinocchio story but with a Christmas hint. The story played out well and the characters were easy to follow. The story line itself was one I could see happening in the real world. Rudy finally admits how he feels and even though he messes up, he redeems himself.
My only issue, as with the others, was the rush. Everything that happens, does so in such a quick fashion that I have a hard time connecting to it. I love fiction and a good romance as much as the next person, but for all this to happen in a two week span was a bit much for me to grasp and believe. If you're looking for a quick romance, than this Novella series is perfect for you.