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Arrested Holiday

3.71  ·  Rating Details ·  79 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
A "Not Quite Christmas" Story

Holiday ‘Holli’ James looks forward the week between Christmas and New Year’s. This is her one chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of her successful decorating business. The plan this year is a trip to New York City to see the sights and the lights. The plan doesn’t include a side trip to a small town jail in the middle of Pennsylvani
Published December 7th 2010 by Loose Id
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Mar 05, 2011 Dina rated it really liked it
Handcuffs, spanking and marshmallows = YOWZA!

Holli thought that Michael (aka Officer Hunk) "was gorgeous, in a rougher, younger Chris Noth sorta way." So here it is:

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Cyn Mistress Kitty
Jan 02, 2011 Cyn Mistress Kitty rated it it was amazing
This was a great holiday read. I loved the H/h but especially the hero. He is a police officer so he has the uniform and handcuffs I love to read about, Just a little fetish of mine. There is a hint of bdsm, another fetish of mine. He is the sweetest guy and he can COOK!!!
Mercy, the sex is blazing hot and the scene in front of the fireplace playing Yatzee and roasting marshmallows. All I can say is that that boy is very naughty with what he does with those marshmallows. It certainly made my mars
Dec 24, 2011 Cecile rated it it was amazing
For those of you that know me... and those that don't this is my little statement about short books.... I do not judge short stories on the rush of their relationships, because they are just that - short stories. So, yes the relationships always could have been drawn out more, yea it seems like they fall in love to fast and of course the story could have been made longer... but it is a short story. So with that said.... here is my review...

As for as short stories and Christmas stories go... This
Deviant Divas
Mar 09, 2011 Deviant Divas rated it really liked it
Shelves: loose-id
Arrested Holiday is a great story. Lissa Matthews created wonderful witty and feisty female character Holli and a fine alpha male to compliment her. The pages of this erotica romance caused condensation to appear on my computer screen. Review by Novel Diva
5 Divas

Hot story, great characters, and great fantasy (hunky officer and plus size woman, WOW). Enjoyable read, with VERY happy ending scorching sex scenes. I would read and recommend other books by Lissa Matthews.Reviewed by Hootchie
4 Divas

Posted from Wit and Sin:

"Decorator Holli always looks forward to the week between Christmas and New Year’s. It’s the one time of the year she takes a vacation and this year she’s headed to New York City to ring in the New Year with friends. At least, that was the plan…

When Michael pulls over a woman for speeding, he doesn’t expect to discover that she’s also wanted for fraud. He’s forced to put Holli behind bars and, to make matters worse, he discovers th
Apr 21, 2011 Kristy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2011
Now THIS is the Lissa Matthews that I love.

Holli is traveling from Atlanta to NYC on Christmas day to spend the holidays with her friend Charlotte. Somewhere in BFE Pennsylvania, in the middle of the night, she gets pulled over for speeding. While the officer is checking her license and registration, a red flag pops up and it says she isn't who she says she is. So....the officer arrests her.

Come to find out, the red flag was merely a clerical error - but due to it being Christmas and all....ther
Feb 12, 2011 ൠSinful rated it really liked it
Shelves: bdsm, erotica, romance
The perfect beach read for the holidays. Grab a hot toddy and let the vacation continue to the New Year.

Holli James has big plans to spend New Year's Eve with her best friend in New York City watching the ball drop in Times Square. Unfortunately, a speeding ticket in a small town leads to her imprisonment while a clerical error is resolved. On the positive side, Officer "Hunky" is her arresting officer, giving her plenty to fantasize during her stay.

Thanks to the holidays, resolving the issue be
Feb 04, 2011 SirenBookReviews rated it it was amazing
Holli had a rough time of it embarking on her holiday. When she was arrested, I felt so bad for her and the hunky officer who was forced to bring her in. When Michael devised a plan to make up some of the sludge she was given, I clapped thinking a dose of him was just what she needed. They both needed.

While clerical errors happen quite frequently this read was one hot story. Their passion melted the ice frosting my bedroom window...well if it could, it would’ve really. I enjoyed how they got to
Oct 07, 2011 Shari rated it it was amazing
I have been a fan of Lissa Matthews for about 2 years. I started with a short novella and now she is a pre-order author all the time! This book is a short novella that doesn't take to much time to read, but gives you a lot of hot scenes and likable characters. Holi is fun to read about and has the BBW with lots of curves. Michael....oh, wow, Michael....he is the police officer you always hopes is the one to pull you over. Sexy, hunky, and can cook...what's not to love about him. This story makes ...more
Dec 21, 2013 Jazz rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars. Thought it was good but not great in the first half, but really started to come together in the middle, so the first half is 3 stars, the second half was 4 stars for me. Loved Michael and enjoyed Holli, their sex was intensive, fun, and inventive, a great combination to read. This has been on my holiday to read list for a while, I'm glad it didn't up being a disappointment. Looking forward to reading more Lissa Matthews in the future, one of the few who write about women with some cur ...more
As far as smut goes, this one is quite alright. But sex scenes is all that is good about this story. I don't care about the characters because there is nothing about them to care about and the dialogues are pretty cheesy and corny. But holy smokin', the sex scenes are pretty amazing, especially one in particular involving roasted marshmallows.
Dec 25, 2011 Teresa rated it liked it
Shelves: christmas
This one was an okay read...I had some problems getting the chemistry between hero and heroine, maybe the book was just too short. The sex scenes were pretty sizzling, but since the characters failed to truly touch me, they just didn't do the trick.
Nonetheless, I enjoyed the book- it was just nothing special.
Blackravens Reviews
Jul 29, 2011 Blackravens Reviews rated it really liked it
Ms. Matthews once again delights us with her interesting characters, spicy sex scenes and multiple uses for police issue handcuffs. To view this review in its entirety, please visit
Shabby Girl ~ aka Lady Victoria
Wow, that was one of the sweetest short stories I've ever read, and I love short stories. I love Lissa Matthews writing style, and her dialogue is just wonderful, witty, romantic and well, just perfect! I wish I were Holli! I wish I had Michael! Yum!! This author is a new fave.
Dec 20, 2010 Brandy rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed myself and wasn't nearly ready for the story to be over. Great characters and chemistry. A sizzling read for a cold night.

I'll definitely be looking for more of Ms. Matthews books.
Sensuality: 3 out of 5
Kink: cop fantasy, handcuffs, spanking
It was good. Not as steamy as I would like but good.
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Great quick read, thanks MelissaB!
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