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Holiday Bound

3.63 of 5 stars 3.63  ·  rating details  ·  1,038 ratings  ·  86 reviews
The Oedipal Complex has never been so sexy...

Alex Carradine can't believe his father wants to come and visit his ski resort. Could it be that after so many stormy years, "slick Mitch" Carradine wants to offer an olive branch? Maybe the old man is mellowing, settling down with the new lover he's bringing along. Then Alex realizes the acid truth. This is no warm family visit
Kindle Edition, 102 pages
Published December 1st 2009 by Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
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UniquelyMoi ~ 1-Click RockChick

This was my first read by Beth Kery, and the sex scenes were sizzling! But don’t be fooled into thinking that burn-up-the-pages sex means that there was nothing else to it because the story itself and the character and relationship development were great!

A big part of why this story worked for me was because of Alex. His dad was a jerk and Alex, even after all these years of dealing with him, still struggled to not let his dad’s callous actions and attitude towards him get to him. But as we all
4 stars – Holiday/Contemporary Erotic Romance

Angeline is trapped at a rustic ski resort cabin with her much older, sophisticated boyfriend Mitch’s rugged, cold, gruff son Alex during a blizzard that hits right before Christmas. The last thing she expected was to bear the brunt of Alex’s anger with his father or to feel such stark, explosive, undeniable sexual attraction toward him. Alex demands her surrender and submission in bed, unleashing desires Angeline never knew she possessed, like being
Angeline is expecting a surly young man when she travels to a ski lodge to meet her boyfriend's son, but instead finds herself snowed in with a huge, handsome guy who instinctively knows just how she's subconsciously always wanted to be dominated.

I tend to be turned off by books in which people sleep with people who are related to each other, so props to Kery for letting us know right away that this wasn’t one of those. That earns the book a reprieve from my "icky" shelf. But though it had some
Don't let the book description above confuse you - there's no father/son ick factor involved with this one. Just a gorgeous alpha man shacked up with the woman of his dreams for one very hot Christmas weekend in his ski resort's cabin - in the middle of a snow storm - HAWT! Although the sex happens fairly quickly, I was still totally sucked in and engaged with the characters because Beth Kery has a knack for writing some of the best love scenes in the erotic romance genre. Angelina must resolve ...more
3.5 star mild BDSM

I downloaded this book by mistake, boy am I glad I did. It has been in the TBR for some time. I am a big Beth Kery fan; I have been since Vic in Wicked Burn. Alex definitely follows the hard core alpha male role that Kery is so fond of.

The amount of character development was great for what amounts to a short story. I really wanted Alex to get what he wanted, even if at times his methods were a bit "cavemanish".

Overall very good, quick little read.
The Romance Reviews (Carole)
"Hot and sizzling to scorch the pages. Need ice cubes to cool down."

Beth Kery writes hot, sizzling romances that scorched the pages (or your laptop or e-reader) in your hands, not to mention your need for ice cubes to cool down.

Alex Carradine comes across as primal, powerful and so blatantly male, the total opposite of his sophisticated and elegant father Mitchell. No wonder Angeline Kastakis was confused, yet she couldn't help but be attracted to Alex, despite the guilt she may feel at lusting
Mmmm, Mmmm, Mmmm, this was a delciously sexy holiday read for me.
Angeline is involved in a relationship with the successful, sexy Mitchell. They've been dating for two months and he invites her to spend Christmas with him at his son's ski resort. On her way to the resort a terrible winter storm hits and she becomes stranded en route. Mitchell has described his son as a rude brute, so imagine her surprise when he comes to her rescue on the road and he's a flannel shirt wearing, outdoorsy god!
What a steamy short Christmas read!!!! I have never read Beth Kery before and she didn't disappoint.

Angeline Kastakis is in the middle of a battle zone between her boyfriend Mitch and his son Alex. Mitch and Alex do not get a long, but when Mitch reaches out to Alex to bring his new girlfriend to Alex's resort, Alex does not know what to expect.

Angeline gets caught in a blizzard and Alex is the one that finds her in the ditch while she is on her way to the resort to meet Mitch. Not only does A
*3+ Stars*

It was a nice story, I enjoyed it. But it was a short story and like so many of those it was lacking substance because of the limited length. The writing style was OK, there were some things that felt a little off to me. I would try other books by this author again.
A quick, hot read. The topic was a bit “risky” with a woman falling into bed with her boyfriend’s son, but it was nicely done…And besides, who could resist Alex’s animal magnetism? ;)
There is nothing better than getting a book by an author whose work I enjoy reading and the book is free(pssssst it’s still free until Dec 15 - download it now!).

Holiday bound by Beth Kery is exactly what you would expect from her. Don’t know what to expect? Well this is not your Mother’s romance. Holiday Bound is a short, sexy, sizzling erotic story. This book should have come with a disclaimer. I’m surprised my Itouch didn’t instantaneously combust as I was thumbing through the pages. Yowza I
Beverly Diehl
You couldn’t ask for a nicer holiday present, in the shape of a story. The author very carefully tiptoes around the concept that the heroine, Angeline, is the putative girlfriend of Daddy Mitch Carradine. So when son Alex oversteps his bounds, so to speak, there is a big hint of forbidden love, but since Angeline and Mitch have not yet been physically involved, it’s not - quite - cheating.

Alex is much easier to like than Angeline. He has more of a definite personality, whereas Angeline is more g
Lori {Romancing the Dark Side}
Original Romancing the Darkside Review:

The perfect read to heat up your holidays!

When Angeline is invited by her (older) boyfriend Mitch Carradine on a weekend trip to his son's ski resort, she gladly accepts, with hopes of taking their relationship to the next level. On her way there, she becomes stranded due to a massive blizzard and is rescued by none other than the handsomely rugged Alex, Mitch's son. With nowhere to go, Angeline is faced with spending
Four years ago, Alex caught sight of the woman of his dreams. A woman his father, Mitchell, mocked him for wanting, even demeaning Angeline's femininity and appearance in the process. To discover, now, that that very woman has been dating his vile sire for the past two months, Alex is both pained and enraged.

While the Oedipal Complex remark in the blurb had me taking a seriously long pause before downloading this free read, it only took a small number of pages to realize that this story wasn't g
When I began the change of life, I was told my libido would change in one of two ways - hot or cold with no in-between. So I could be the frigid ice queen for my remaining years. Or, with a little priming, I could be like the proverbial horny teenaged male. Guess which one I opted for?

In my studies, I learned that men are visually stimulated while women are stimulated within their minds, by their imaginations. So I started reading erotica, classified as "smut" by my grown and nearly grown sons.
Branwen *Blaidd Drwg*
Alex Carradine is completely surprised that his father wants to visit his ski resort for the holidays, especially since they have never really been on good terms. So when he finds out that this is NOT the family reunion he had imagined, he is super pissed. Alex's dad, Mitch, is dating the girl that Alex has always longed for and is bringing her along to flaunt her in front of him. But when sweet and beautiful Angeline and Alex get trapped together in his cabin during a blizzard, things turn out ...more
Honestly, two good things about this little ebook, it was free and it's entertainingly smutty, otherwise there's lots to annoy. So many errors especially with clothes getting removed twice, and just feeling too odd and stilted. I'm also not too sure about all the references to Oedipus. Is the author suggesting that by Alex's pilfering of his father's "girlfriend" that she's his mother or that he's off to top his father?

Anyway, moderately entertaining, but not worth much more than amazon is offer
I like this even though it was oddly quasi incestuous. She is dating his father which is how they meet each other, and end up getting it on.

I liked that a little bit of the confusion and awkwardness related to the fact that she was dating his father is delved into a bit and that she doesn't throw caution to the wind completely until they are no longer snowed in. I also liked that it was all sex sex sex, there is a little bit of holiday cheer and nesting as well.

Overall, for a short Christmas rea
A steamy snowbound Christmas tale about lust, lies, and admitting what we really want. It maybe cold outside, but Alex and Angeline are burning it up. I refute the Oedipal tie-in, so if that is discouraging anyone--don't let it. Also the resolution was abbreviated and the conclusion could have been expanded slightly.

Sizzling D/s and bondage with spankings.
Good story....I liked it a lot!!! It gets a B from me.
Lady Raven RAVE!
First book by the author and i'm getting my feet wet and warmed up. Jenna and Andy gel together in a unusual way. Jenna is trying to survive on her own and doesn't have the time of day for dating espesically a football player she only has time for work, Andy he was full of witty remarks kinda made me laugh at some of his comebacks in saying that I liked the book I got really into it some parts got a little slow at times then it picked back up but I still fell In Love with the book as I read on . ...more
I thought with Christmas creeping closer and closer it was time for me to start reading some festive novels and get into the holiday spirit. I saw Holiday Bound recommended by Amazon in their free Kindle ebooks section and thought it would be perfect to start my Christmas reading.

I found the premise interesting but unfortunately due to length issues Beth Kery did not explore the subject as thoroughly as I would have liked.

Alex is an interesting and layered character (as layered as one can be in

The Oedipal Complex has never been so sexy…

Alex Carradine can’t believe his father wants to come and visit his ski resort. Could it be that after so many stormy years, “slick Mitch” Carridine wants to offer an olive branch? Maybe the old man is mellowing, settling down with the new lover he’s bringing along.

Then Alex realizes the acid truth. This is no warm family visit. His father’s latest conquest is none other than the woman of Alex’s sexual fantasies, meant only t
Michelle Kelly
What an awesome read and I think I got this Beth Kery Christmas story as a freebie! I have read Beth Kery before so I knew that she writes yummy light D/s stories so I am glad that she didn't disappoint.

The heat was awesome in this book and just the right amount/level for how short the story was. Now even though it was shorter than a full novel, the story didn't feel rushed or hurried along. It was paced excellently and I really felt I got a great plot. Normally when a story is shorter I almost
This is one of those books that isn't going to appeal to everyone, the two main characters indulge in a bit (or more than a bit) of dominance and submission, but for those that are willing to give it a try it's very fun and well-written. Now, I feel like I should admit that I really like books where the characters get snowed in/trapped together/etc and give in to their animal passions. What? It's a thing. I also like amnesiac vampires, but that's neither here nor there.

The sex was hot. I liked t
This is the first Beth Kery book I have read. I can say overall I was pleased and not pleased. I loved the fact that this was a quick read. At times I felt that I was a little lost in the story and that it was lacking substance. I also found that the book was rather predictable as well.

I found Alex to be someone that I didn't really like. He was so rude to Angeline in the beginning and I never found there to be any attraction between the two characters at all. Then I blinked and they were in be
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I wasn't crazy about this for a few reasons: first, I'm not into bondage or domination; too many of the same words and phrases kept reappearing, even when switching points of view; and I really wasn't fond of either character.

Also, it's not Oedipal, which is what the description, and some parts of the story say....
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I read this book last Christmas and the Christmas before. It still stands out as one of my favorites. Alex's estranged father is coming to visit his ski resort and meeting his much younger girlfriend there. When a blizzard closes the roads, Angeline (the girlfriend) gets stranded, and Alex's father never makes it. Alex rescues Angeline and brings her to his cabin.

What follows is a great romantic, erotic tale. In fact, this may have been my first erotic read with some BDSM elements in it. At the
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Beth Kery is the New York Times and USA Today best selling author of over thirty novels, novellas and serials. She writes contemporary romances as well as erotic contemporary romances, her hallmarks being emotional intensity, leap-off-the-page realistic characters and steamy sexual tension.
More about Beth Kery...
Because You Tempt Me (Because You Are Mine, #1.1) Wicked Burn Because You Are Mine: The Complete Novel (Because You Are Mine, #1) Because You Must Learn (Because You Are Mine, #1.4) Because I Could Not Resist (Because You Are Mine, #1.2)

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