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Merry Christmas, Baby by Vicki Lewis Thompson
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Jan 05, 12

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Read from January 04 to 05, 2012 , read count: 1

AAARGH!!! The computer ate my review. Let me try again. Because this book is three novellas, I am going to review them individually.

The first novella is by far my favourite. Written by Vickie Lewis Thompson, It's Christmas, Cowboy! is about Tucker and Lacey. Both of them have reasons for disliking Christmas, which they'd shared with each other at a high school dance, along with one amazing kiss, ten years earlier. Circumstances, and a runaway horse, have brought them together again. It's time for them to let a little Christmas spirit back into their lives. 5 stars

I had somewhat mixed feelings about Jennifer LaBrecque's Northern Fantasy. New York stockbroker, Jared, is off to a small town in Alaska for his best friend's wedding. Teddy is a friend of the bride. I'm sure you can smell set-up as fast as the next person. But he has baggage and she has dreams...blah blah, yadda yadda...of course it all ends happily ever after. What saves this from eternal pukeville is a quirky location and some pretty darned decent writing. 3.5 stars

Then we come to He'll Be Home for Christmas by Rhonda Nelson. It started off so cute. Silas wants to surprise his parents, whom he hasn't seen at Christmas for two years, so doesn't tell him that he's gotten leave from Iraq. His parents, believing that neither of their children will be home, have gone on a cruise. He gets home to a (mostly) empty house. Empty but for the cute next-door neighbour using the hot tub! Oh, and did I mention she's naked and she's forgotten a towel? The story has so many good parts, but then it just ends. Abruptly. Done. No denouement. As if someone stopped the movie with ten minutes to go. I wanted to scream. Or cry. 2 stars.
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