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Christmas Kisses (Winter Kisses #1)

3.76  ·  Rating Details ·  1,372 Ratings  ·  111 Reviews
Genre: New Adult Holiday Romance

How hard is it to NOT have sex with him? Lust has melted Holly Connelly’s brain and it’s all Ryan Darcy’s fault. He’s been ruthlessly flirting with her for the past three years. Ryan’s a sex god complete with sinful body, endless wit, and an orgasm-inducing smile. One sultry look from him will make her panties jump off her body. His endless
Kindle Edition, 132 pages
Published December 2012 by Laree Bailey Press
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
Christmas Kisses is book one in the Winter Kisses series by H.M. Ward.

It is Christmas break and Holly Connelly is home from college for Christmas. Instead of staying near home like a lot of her high school classmates did in New York, Holly needed a fresh start. She was accepted and moved to Texas. So this is her first time back home. When Holly and her friend go out for the evening, she hopes she won’t run in to her high school friend, Ryan Darcy. She and Ryan have been friends for three years a
Dec 03, 2012 Kimberly rated it really liked it
Holy Hotness, this little new adult novella was smoking! Eep! I read this on my phone while waiting for an appointment and couldn't stop reading. If you are looking for a quick, sexy, delicious, feel good, dreams come true at Christmas kinda love story, where the words blaze as you read them then snag an ebook of this. *fans face as heart races*
Feb 21, 2013 Kat rated it really liked it
¿Qué tan difícil es no tener sexo con él?

Holly Connelly lo único que tiene en mente es la lujuria, y todo porque Ryan Darcy le ha estado coqueteando sin piedad durante los últimos tres años.

Ryan es un dios del sexo con cuerpo de pecado, ingenio sin fin, y una sonrisa para inducir orgasmos. Pero sabe que si sucumbe a sus encantos solo será un simple polvo, y después de un corazón roto no quiere otro. Pero puede que Holly diga que si, y se arrepienta... O puede que diga que no, y si dice que no, s
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Nov 27, 2012 B at Spare Time Book Blog rated it it was amazing
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I was lucky enough to be given an ARC of this one!! I loved the story and the romance was perfect. I think we all have had that one guy, the guy that we never thought we could have. This is how Holly feels about Ryan. They guy she has wanted for years but, he is not the type to have a girlfriend. He's more into bed buddies then actual girlfriends. It is by chance that Holly runs into Ryan at a concert. Things heat up from that po
Nov 26, 2012 Reeses rated it it was amazing
Holy holy wowza. I swear H.M. Ward can not write a bad novel and Christmas Kisses is no exception. I honestly think this book is my second favorite book of the year done by H.M. Ward.

Christmas Kisses is told mostly from Holly's perspectives but does switch to Ryan's sometimes which just made this book even better!!

The story starts out with Holly Connelly is worrying about seeing her three year crush who she can barely keep her hands off and hasn't stopped thinking since she left five months ag
Aug 26, 2013 Elizabeth rated it liked it
It is extremely rare for me to ever give lower than 4 stars to anything, but that's what this one earns, despite the very lovely cover.

I originally decided to read this because the synopsis sounded a lot like Frigid by J. Lynn, that I did a review on awhile back. It was nothing like it. Sure, it had the sexual tension and the alternating point-of-view that shows how each person is completely oblivious to how the other feels, but that's about the only similarities it has.

Ryan just isn't an intere
Grace Fonseca
Nov 29, 2012 Grace Fonseca rated it really liked it
Sweet, loving, and tender is the best way to describe this Christmas book. I really enjoyed that these two people see each other again after not seeing each other for a long time, but when they see each other, the chemistry is really good.

The back story was incredibly well-done between Holly and Ryan. Really liked that these were two characters who have a history and do want to be together, but circumstances changed and things didn’t really go right the first time. Yet, that changes when they s
Greta Gonsen
Sep 19, 2013 Greta Gonsen rated it it was ok
Cuando vi el número de páginas de este libro creí que era una broma o que quizá estaba por la mitad. Este libro es pequeñisimo, lo terminé muy rápido, lo veo más como un cuento. No es un buen libro, no es que haya estado aburrido o que lo haya odiado pero en realidad no tiene nada interesante, solo como para leerlo un día que estes extremadamente aburrido y con ganas de leer algo equis. No tiene algo bien estructurado, algunas cosas van muy aceleradas, hay partes muy cursis, no hay drama, no hay ...more
Nov 29, 2012 Francesca rated it liked it
Shelves: new-adult
I don't normally read Novellas - I really like to dig into a story and with novellas I find that they are usually too short to fully immerse myself. I'm often left wanting more. That being said, I'm glad that I decided to read this one. It was a quick light read, and was just what I needed. Having read books like the Sea of Tranquility and Reason to Breathe (both of which were fantastic books), I definitely needed something that wasn't emotionally draining. This book did the trick. If you're loo ...more
Dec 25, 2012 Schmunzelrapunzel rated it liked it
Well, it's a nice, little story which will keep you entertained with the overly romantic fairytale-romance about 45 minutes, all well and good.
Even though I usually dislike a story told in different POVs here I surprisingly liked it and the characters were all in all nice too.

But what's up with the cover, the running gag/misunderstanding is that he doesn't like blondes at all..
And secondly I was so disappointed that almost one fifth of the already short novella turns out to be a sneak peak of an
Book Bite Reviews
Dec 03, 2012 Book Bite Reviews rated it liked it
Shelves: on-my-kindle
A holiday young adult romance with lots of steamy hot sex . Two college students, Ryan and Holly follow their paths which leads them into each others bed errr... I mean heart. Unfortunately I didn't feel the love between them when they were making out. Only lust. I would've liked to feel their attraction instead of read about it. I think they were made for each other though and it was worth the 0.99
May 17, 2014 Fanny rated it liked it
Me gusto muchisimo, corto y dulce perfecto para cuando no quieres drama ni problemas sino una lectura sencilla.
Book Read Challenge 2015: Libro que transcurre en Navidad ...more
Christy LoveOfBooks
Dec 03, 2012 Christy LoveOfBooks rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-book, read-in-2013
Oh-la-la ...
Heather andrews
Dec 09, 2012 Heather andrews rated it it was amazing
All i can say is HOT HOT HOT!!! WOW!!!
Nov 06, 2016 MissKitty rated it liked it
Super short book. Just ok since it reads like a teaser to an actual book.
Sep 30, 2016 Cheryl rated it it was amazing
Holy hotness. This book as short as it is packs a whole lot of punch. I love Holly and Ryan. This book is hot and sexy from beginning to end.

Why do I have a feeling this is a page out of "Holly's" biography
Lise *friends don't flag*
descriptiondescriptiondescriptiondescriptionHappy Holiday Stars!

Sweet little new adult novella that melted the description right off my… you know what.

So… Holly (turns 19 on Christmas Eve) is home from college after many months away without telling Ryan where she disappeared to.


Holly thinks Ryan is hot but believes he only thinks of her as a friend. Ryan and Holly have been buddies for three years but never dated each other. Holly runs into Ryan at a hometown bar and they end up back at his empty dorm room because snow had blocked the road home. Af
Jul 26, 2013 Callixta rated it really liked it

H.M. Ward alias Ella Steele a un talent très éclectique et a déjà touché à plusieurs genres. Elle signe ici une nouvelle de Noël sympathique sur un thème très classique, deux amis qui tombent amoureux.

En réalité, Holly et Ryan s’aiment déjà mais ils n’ont jamais réussi à se l’avouer ou la vie a fait qu’ils se sont éloignés ; Holly, pour des raisons personnelles a quitté leur région de Rhode Island pour étudier au Texas. Elle ne revient que pour les vacance
Holly Letson
I wanted to love this. I really did. I mean, look at that wonderful cover. It's so nice to see Ryan making out with one of the blondes he replaced Holly with all those years on the cover of a book about him and Holly. Guess whomever designed the cover didn't read the part where Holly told the readers that she has BROWN HAIR and brown eyes. Also, the author should have had this proofread before selling it, as it often leaves a word out that is needed for it to make sense, or uses incorrect words ...more
Mar 24, 2013 Sarah rated it really liked it
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Nov 29, 2012 Donna rated it it was amazing
5 out 5 stars!


What can I say? It's freaking awesome and great and awesome. Wait, did I already said it was awesome? Yea.

I am lucky that Ms. Ward gave me an ARC of this and for that, thank you Ms. Ward that you have given me the privilege to read in advance this awesome story.

Holly Connelly (wait Ms. Ward's first name is Holly too,right? Now I wonder if it was based on her. Haha) is visiting her hometown for the Holidays but apparently, she also doesn't want to visit her heart's
Nov 04, 2013 Lisa rated it liked it
Christmas Kisses by H.M. Ward is a cute winter story about coming home from college for Christmas and running into the guy of your dreams EXCEPT you aren't down with self-torture and see him as a love 'em and leave 'em type and you don't want to be left!

I enjoyed the story and the banter between Holly and Ryan but I wasn't able to get emotionally invested in these two. Well, not much anyways. So I'm going with a three on ratings as I liked it, but nowhere near as much as I have liked other books
Aug 26, 2014 Angie rated it liked it
Shelves: other-romance
Synopsis: "How hard is it to NOT have sex with him? Lust has melted Holly Connelly’s brain and it’s all Ryan Darcy’s fault. He’s been ruthlessly flirting with her for the past three years. Ryan’s a sex god complete with sinful body, endless wit, and an orgasm-inducing smile. One sultry look from him will make her panties jump off her body. His endless string of one-night stands has Holly thinking she’ll be just another conquest. Since she actually has feelings for the guy, it makes it that much ...more
Rosie AvidReader
Sep 30, 2016 Rosie AvidReader rated it it was amazing
Love this story! Holly & Ryan's story is so relatable and touching, it melts your heart. Friends first and that flame lit that neither realized or would react to. They always say you never know what you lost until it is gone.
So what happens when your best friends leaves without even saying goodbye? Then finally you see each other again. The moment is so intense and reading it from each person's perspective is what makes it that much better.
The scenes leading up to feelings coming out and th
Jan 06, 2013 Tsix rated it really liked it
They're just so f*ckin' adorable!!!

It's a short story about Holly who comes home for christmas brake and find herself alone with Ryan because of a snowstorm.

Holly thinks that Ryan is just a major player who just going to break her heart if she let him close to her. And Ryan thinks that Holly doesn't want him just as friends, so he decides it is enough for him if he just can be around her. So they both afraid to make a step forward.

Although the cover is really good, I hate that there is a blond g
Feb 24, 2013 Jane rated it really liked it
Primero que nada: No entiendo la portada. Si, muy linda y todo PERO Holly no es rubia. So, WTF?

Una historia corta romántica, erótica, emocionante y fácil de leer.

Ryan es el chico mujeriego que aunque ande con todas las chicas, tiene a esa especial, Holly, de la cual nunca de hablar y pensar.

Holly es una chica ''buena'' que estudia en la universidad de Texas. Digo buena entre comillas porque cuando ella ve o piensa en Ryan, se convierte en una fiera del sexo. No bromeo. La chica es demasiado luju
Kinky Kindle
Feb 26, 2014 Kinky Kindle rated it it was amazing
College girl Holly returns home for the holidays hoping she doesn't run into Ryan, the guy she secretly lusted after in high school. It's been five months since Holly left for college and Ryan still can't get her out of his head. Of course their paths are going to cross again, and of course they ended up stranded together in a snow storm. It all just sets the scene for them to finally reveal their feelings for each other and some hot sex.

However, as a parent of college-aged kids, all I could thi
Nov 25, 2012 Pereza rated it it was amazing
I was given an ARC of this and one word I will use is "WOW!" This was indeed one of the hottest books I've read this year. The story goes back and forth, being told from both Holly and Ryan's points of view. Each had hidden feelings for one another, both afraid of how the other felt. Having been friends previously, the flirting was natural between the two. Sparks fly when they are all but stranded at Ryan's dorm due to roads being closed because of a snow storm. The passion unfolds with each bre ...more
Nov 28, 2012 Sara rated it liked it
This is a quick little read about Christmas break. Holly left New York for college in Texas. Now she is home hoping she doesn't run into Ryan, the guy she has loved for three years. They run into each other at a concert and are stuck together in his dorm after the roads to get home have been blocked off from the snow storm and ice. And things only heat up from there as they finally confess their feelings for each other. I did find how long they took to realize they liked each other annoying, but ...more
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