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Naughty and Nice: A Holiday Romance Collection (Kent Brothers #1 included)

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'Tis the Season for Romance

A famous singer reunites with an old flame. A couple explores their desire to be truly bound together. Newlyweds heat things up when they're trapped indoors. And sparks fly when the lights go out. Whether you are naughty or nice, you can still get what you really want for Christmas in this collection of four seasonal shorts.

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Kindle Edition, 261 pages
Published December 6th 2010 by Carina Press
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♡Karlyn P♡
‘Naughty and Nice’ is an anthology collection of four very different steamy holiday stories. (BTW, the stories are also sold separately at Carina Press and Amazon.)

>>Holiday Sparks by Shannon Stacey – 5++ stars

Web designer Chloe Burke returns to her small hometown in Main to house sit while her parents take a long cruise. Master electrician Scott Quinn is thrilled to get a call from his high school fantasy girl to help fix electrical problems at her parent’s old house. Chloe does not reme
This was one of the most uneven anthologies I've ever read. One big winner + one DNR + two stories that didn't stand on its own = a messy final rating.

Holiday Sparks by Shannon Stacey (5 stars)
I loved it! It was such a cute and sexy Christmas story!

Web designer Chloe Burke leaves the comfort of her condo in Boston to spend the Holidays in her small hometown in Maine so she can house-sit her childhood home while her parents are on vacation. Not every old house comes with ancient, round, screw-in
UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

I reviewed and rated each story individually since they are sold that way, but because this is published as an anthology as well, I'm reviewing and rating it as a whole.

Holiday Sparks by Shannon Stacey - 3.5/5 Stars

Chloe Burke has come home to house sit for her parents who have taken a holiday cruise. It’s been a long time since Chloe has been here, and much to her surprise the house is an accident waiting to happen. She learns this the hard way when she tries use the microwave and loses electr
Jan 03, 2011 KarenH rated it liked it
I enjoyed "Holiday Sparks" by Shannon Stacey and "Unwrapped" by Megan Hart. Both were "feel good" romantic stories that just served to remind me why I enjoy everything both of these authors put out there. "All She Wants for Christmas" by Jaci Burton was my first read by this author; and even though I didn't care for the story, I liked JB's style and plan to try something else she has written. "Believe" by Lauren Dane was the reason I purchased this audio book in the first place. It is the sequel ...more
Dec 18, 2012 Kristen rated it really liked it
31/2 to 4 stars Christmas anthology
Jan 24, 2011 Heather rated it really liked it
I was so excited to read the continuing stories of Leah (Megan Hart) and Rori (Lauren Dane), but I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed Jaci Burton and Shannon Stacey’s stories. I loved Leah and Brandon trying to fit their lives together; it felt very real, but that reality didn’t detract from the steaminess. Rori and Jude are working hard to move forward together, but often they feel haunted by Jude’s best friend/Rori’s deceased husband, Zack. My only complaint is that this novella is ...more
Dec 03, 2010 Ellie rated it liked it
Shelves: shorty, holiday
I loved loved loved 2/4 of these short stories. "Holiday Sparks" by Shannon Stacey and "All She Wants For Christmas" by Jaci Burton. Holiday Sparks was my hands-down favourite, I wished it was a longer book. I'll definately be reading more Shannon Stacey in the future.

The other two stories were shorter stories related to other larger stories by the author, so they were like add-ons. I felt at a disadvantage with Hart's story because I hadn't read the other story with the characters. For Dane's s
Nov 29, 2010 Erin rated it liked it
Shelves: 2010
I wanted to give this book more than 3 stars because I really loved the two "Nice" stories by Shannon Stacey and Jaci Burton. But the "Naughty" stories... not so much. One of them I rushed through and only read about every other line, and the other I didn't finish. I don't think it's fair of me to give the "Naughty" authors a bad review, necessarily... I just think that the more erotic stuff is not my cup o' tea!

I think it's also highly possible that reading the "Naughty" stories right after the
Dec 24, 2010 Julie rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2010
Holiday Spark by Shannon Stacey

From Goodreads
“House-sitting for her parents seemed like a good idea, until the microwave blew up and the lights went out.
Now Chloe Burke thinks upgrading the electrical system of her childhood home while they are away would make the perfect Christmas gift. Fortunately, there’s an electrician in town who can get the job done by the holidays.
Scott Quinn has wanted to get his hands on the Burkes’ wiring for almost as long as he’s wanted to get his hands on their daug
Mandi Schreiner
Nov 28, 2010 Mandi Schreiner rated it really liked it
Holiday Sparks by Shannon Stacey

When Chloe Burke blows the fuse at her parent’s old house while housesitting, she calls electrician Scott Quinn to come turn the lights back on. Scott has had a crush on Chloe since high school, but running in different circles, Chloe doesn’t remember him. Now working in Boston, Chloe is enjoying being back at home for a few weeks, and enjoying the sight of Scott. When Chloe decides to get her parent’s house rewired for a Christmas present, she is able to see Scot
Dec 28, 2011 Laura rated it liked it
Shelves: scorching-hot
Naughty and Nice is a collection of holiday themed short stories; two stories nice and two stories naughty. Shannon Stacey and Jaci Burton start out the collection with two romantic, warm fuzzy stories, while, not surprisingly, Megan Hart and Lauren Dane finish it up with some serious sizzle!!

Holiday Sparks by Shannon Stacy – 4 stars
Chloe Burke comes back to town after leaving years before to pursue a career in web development in Boston. When her parents head out of town for a Christmas cruise,
Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
I picked up this book because it had short stories by three of my favorite authors and it's Holiday themed, gotta have at least one of those in December.

I will give this book an overall 3.5 Stars. It was a pretty light read for the most part. 2 stories are stand-alone and 2 stories you really should read the previous books or you won't enjoy where they are going as much as you should.

And I actually ended up finding an author I wouldn't mind reading more of (Shannon Stacey). So onto my individual
This collection of stories was fun to read, you had 2 of them on the nice, romancy side, then 2 on the naughty, erotica side.

I hadn't ever read anything by Shannon Stacey before, so was pleasantly surprised by this one and will be checking out more by her. This story was the typical nerd/popular kids in high school all grown up, the nerd not a nerd anymore, but a hot hunk, really throwing Chloe off. 4 stars

Jaci Burton is a favorite author of mine, but I have to say that I didn't care for this st
Oct 17, 2012 Marran rated it liked it
Shelves: adult-content
I just read the first two stories...the others are DNF for me

the first one Holiday Sparks by Shannon Stacey I would give 5 stars
very nice story both sweet and hot and believable..I do believe they could fall in love that quickly....and that she remembered him form school aaawwww

the second one

All She Wants For Christmas by Jaci Burton 2 stars you forgive something like that so easily? I don't think anyone could and the overall idea of what he did and why was so stupid omg (
Dec 26, 2010 Samantha rated it really liked it
Both Shannon Stacey and Jaci Burton pens sexy and hot love stories. In Shannon Stacey’s story I liked that Scott was the reformed geek and he finally got the hot girl. There story made the most sense in my opinion. Jaci Burton’s story was really intense. I liked it and disliked it equally. I liked that the storyline was real but I felt that it would have been better in a longer book. The two main characters had a lot to work on and it should have been fleshed out in a longer book. I was ...more
Dec 09, 2010 Susi rated it really liked it
I love to read holiday themed stories so I took the chance to read this anthology ASAP. and it was a real joy to read this one.

Holiday Sparks by Shannon Stacey
This was the first of Shannon Stacey's stories I ever read and I'm sure it won't be the last. It is my favorite in this anthology- Holiday Sparks makes just everything right. It's a very funny and easy reading novella with wonderful characters who will make you smile like a maniac. The writing flows just right and drew me in from the start
Holiday Sparks by Shannon Stacey: Chloe is back in Maine house sitting for her parents while they are on a cruise. She grew up in this small town but moved away as fast as she could to the city of Boston. When she starts the microwave in the house is blows a fuse and she is forced to call an electrician. Scott went to high school with Chloe, she was the beautiful popular girl he was an awkward looking loser. But Scott has grown up into a hot electrician, and once he sees Chloe again all his high ...more
Oct 03, 2016 Terri rated it really liked it
Nice Christmas Present! (Audiobook)
I want someone like Scott Quinn for Christmas!

Great narration by Savannah Richards and a fun story by Shannon Stacey. A guilty pleasure without going into the R rated category.
Nov 29, 2012 Wminbc rated it it was amazing


Holiday Sparks (Nice) by Shannon Stacey
Sparks start flying when Chloe returns home for the Christmas holidays to watch over her parent’s house only to blow up the electrical panel and call in electrician, Scott Quinn. Scott is none other than the guy that pined for Chloe Burke all through high school. But things have changed since then; Scott is now a successful business owner and one hot guy. The added muscle and sex appeal are hard to ignore as Chloe tries to work while Scott re-wires h
Blaming this on Jess even though it's only a little bit her fault.

Holiday Sparks by Shannon Stacey - 3.5/5 stars

Very enjoyable but too short. I would have liked the characters and the relationship explored a lot more, (view spoiler)
Jan 25, 2011 Kaetrin rated it liked it
Shelves: ebook
3.5 stars overall.

Holiday Sparks by Shannon Stacey - B. I really liked this one. Chloe Burke goes to her hometown to house-sit for her parents and, after an electrical incident, decides to get their wiring upgraded for Christmas. Enter Scott Quinn, electrician who's had a crush on Chloe since High School. But Chloe is a Boston girl and Scott is a hometown boy. Can a holiday fling become something more? Fun. Sexy. Good.

All She Wants For Christmas by Jaci Buron - B-. Small town girl made big count
Rachel (TheShadesofOrange)
4.0 Stars Holiday Sparks by Shannon Stacey
This was my favourite story in the collection.This novella was cute, funny, with a touch of steaminess. Despite the short page length, the characters were well fleshed out. My only complaint was that I wanted the story to be longer, which is a good indicator of how much I enjoyed it.

2.5 StarsAll She Wants For Christmas by Jaci Burton
As a fan of country music, I liked the premise of this novel with a Nashville star returning to her hometown. However, I d
Feb 27, 2011 Vasya rated it liked it
Holiday Sparks by Shannon Stacey

Rating: 4 stars

I just read the first story in this anthology, and I have to say that it's really good for a short story (and especially considering that this is more of an erotica than romance novel). I don't like erotica all that much as a main focus of the book, and this story really balanced it - there were a few (non-gross) sex scenes, but there was enough background to the characters and it was planned ahead that is turned out like a perfectly normal love st
Dec 09, 2010 Brenda rated it liked it
There are four stories in this holiday themed anthology, which I asked to review. The first two by Shannon Stacey and Jaci Burton were wonderful romances with humor and just enough steam. I really enjoyed both stories, which can be bought as novellas as well from Carina Press. I have to say, in both stories the side characters, which were neighbors, friends and family of the main characters added SO much humor and fun to the stories. They were a joy to read.

The second two stories by Magan Hart a
Jan 24, 2011 Jae rated it it was ok
Shelves: contemporary, 2011
Out of the four short stories, only Holiday Sparks by Shannon Stacey did it for me.
It was about Chloe who was house-sitting for her parents needed an electrician's help when she accidentally fried the microwave oven. And surprise, surprise the town's electrician was one hot Scott.. Chloe and Scott were hilarious together.
The other three stories failed to grab my interest..
Aug 03, 2016 Lori rated it it was ok
Free audiobook from Audible. I am not a fan of romance and it wasn't bad so I give it my top rating for romance--2 stars!. If you are a romance junkie you will probably love it! Cheesey comments, six pack abs, lusty thoughts, flaming loins and, the all important, happy ever after!!
I've read the first three stories so far and will finish the last once I read Lauren Dane's Second Chances.

The first story is great!

The second is okay....

The third I didn't like....

I'll let you know how I feel about the fourth once I get back to it.

Sophia (FV)
Jan 14, 2011 Sophia (FV) rated it really liked it
Holiday Sparks by Shannon Stacey

Chloe lives in Boston but is back in her hometown house-sitting for her parents while they are out of town on a cruise. Not realizing the state of disrepair her parent’s house and its electrical wiring is in; she inadvertently blows a fuse and has to make an after-hours call to a local electrician. Conveniently, Scott Quinn is available and eager to make a house call. He and Chloe went to high school together and he had a huge crush on her back then. He’s dying to
Lynn Spencer
Maybe 3.5 stars? I was in somewhat of a quandry when it came to rating this anthology because the stories are all over the place, ranging from DIK to DNF for me. I did like the idea of mixing steamy and sweet stories all in one anthology, though, because sometimes it's nice to change things up a bit. Here they are, one by one:

Holiday Sparks by Shannon Stacey - This one was a DIK for me. I know I'm reading something good when everything seems to flow almost effortlessly, and that's exactly what h
Dec 09, 2010 Caitlin rated it really liked it
“Holiday Sparks” by Shannon Stacey:
The nobody boy gets a chance with the hottest cheerleader from high school. What a Christmas present. Scott has changed a lot in the last 10 years but Chloe is just as beautiful as ever, however, now Chloe is noticing him. I liked that Chloe was a bitchy cheerleader and remembered the boy who gave her a dandelion. They both agree on a Holiday Fling, but can they do that without having heartbreak in the end.
I really enjoyed Scott’s well-trained German Shepard Ko
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