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Risky Christmas: Holiday Secrets\Kidnapped at Christmas

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Holiday Secrets by Jill Sorenson

After witnessing her husband's murder eighteen months ago, Leah is in hiding and has no plans to celebrate Christmas. Though she tries to resist, her handsome new neighbor awakens long-buried feelings of attraction...and brings a killer to her door.

Kidnapped at Christmas by Jennifer Morey

Chloe is a struggling artist and thoroughly bored with
Mass Market Paperback, Silhouette Intimate Moments #1679, 224 pages
Published October 18th 2011 by Harlequin
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Penny Watson
Nov 20, 2011 rated it really liked it
Holiday Secrets by Jill Sorenson

So far, I've only read the first story of this Harlequin anthology...Jill Sorenson's Holiday Secrets. A wimpy heroine with lots of issues (fear of swimming, fear of the Mob boss who killed her husband, fear of the cute guy next door) falls head over heels for a totally adorable, sexy, I want-one-in-my-stocking-please handyman surfer dude. Schwing! She has 2 kids and is in the witness protection program. He has a hammer and a surfboard. They're perfect for each oth
Two quick and easy Christmas suspense novellas. Not the most depth to the stories, but still a nice read for the holidays.
Dec 08, 2011 rated it really liked it
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Publisher: Harlequin
Publish Date: Out Now!
How I got this book: Review request from Jill

This has been the year of romantic suspense, and Jill Sorenson has become one of my go-to suspense authors this past year. When she offered me a copy of her Christmas novella, I couldn’t imagine turning it down. Suspense AND Christmas? It’s a double wammy!

In Holiday Secrets Leah is hiding away in witness protection from the man who killed h
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2 novellas in a xmas wrap.

Holiday Secrets by Jill Sorenson
Leah is in witness protection, and afraid of her own shadow. Xmas is at the door. Oh look there is a sexy neighbor next door too. One who is really nice, but yes she is afraid of everything. Also not sure why the killer is after her, sure she is a witness but does her statement get thrown out if he kills her? And gets away with it that is.

Anyway, there is some suspense at the end, guess why.
And they fall in love, fast, yet slow, but fast
Both stories were good, but too short. The problem with the "two-fer" books is that there just isn't enough time to really give a good feeling for the characters and story. I liked all the characters and the stories.
Apr 12, 2018 rated it it was ok
Risky Christmas high two to low three stars
a fun-enough thriller. the author asks us to allow some Michael Bay chase scene sort of stuff, but on the whole she's really chill and tame and does nice work to create dimension and movement.

Kidnapped at Christmas

SPOILERY COMPLAINTS: federal agent puts her at risk by impromptu pulling her into his cover story, insists she become part of the sting, and insists he has to live with her to protect her, all w/in first ten minutes of meeting. It’s all too
Evelyn Morgan
May 31, 2017 rated it it was ok
Not too interesting as romances go. Only because they are set at Christmas.
Jan 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Nice enough stories. I liked the first one better than the second. The second one is the Romance formula story with a little suspense thrown in.
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Loved both short stories! I was actually terrified in "Holiday Secrets", Jill Sorenson's story, although I knew it would have a happy ending. The escape into the water and the suspense of wondering whether Brian was going to get there in time to save Leah, well, let's just say I'm glad that's over.

I think JS was wise in having Leah own up to being in WitSec, well almost, and it went a long way toward showing how quickly and how much Brian and Leah were attracted to each other in a way other tha
Jan 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Rating: 3.5 out of 5

This book has 2 Christmas romantic suspense novellas: Holiday Secrets by Jill Sorenson and Kidnapped at Christmas by Jennifer Morey. I won a copy of the book from Jill Sorenson on the Romance Around the Corner blog .

RS is not my favorite genre, mostly because I'm a wimp, but also because it's hard to find a balance between the action and the romance. These novellas do a good job of that, but the shorter length makes it harder to buy into the HEA. I think I would have been MU
Nov 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
After witnessing her husband's murder eighteen months ago, Leah is in hiding and has no plans to celebrate Christmas. Though she tries to resist, her handsome new neighbor awakens long-buried feelings of attraction…and brings a killer to her door.

Chloe is a struggling artist and thoroughly bored with her life—until a rugged FBI agent pulls her into a fast-paced adventure…and a sizzling love affair! The only damper on their
Two shorts in one book. Both were good in my opinion. Obviously, since they were short, there wasn't a lot to them. But for what they were, the stories did a decent job of telling you the story quickly.
Read the Jill Sorenson novella only so far. Good story but felt a little rushed, like too much was being fit into the short word count. Had the effect of making it seem a little staccato. I liked the characters though. I think a longer length suits this author better.
Mar 20, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3 Stars

This is for Holiday Secrets by Jill Sorenson only.
Oct 26, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: christmas
Jill Sorenson's story is short but full of action and the romance is sweet. Nice guy hero is refreshing. Wish it had been a bit more Christmas-y.
Elizabeth Mckernan
Jan 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I liked the second book better in this two book series.
Feb 07, 2012 rated it liked it
Lighhearted, entertaining, and a good read for the holidays.
Nov 06, 2011 rated it liked it
decent so far, I have a thing for the Christmas Harlequin books even more so than the usual ones, unfortunately they didn't have any Blaze where I bought this so I chose this one instead.
Nicole Luiken
Oct 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
Okay, I confess, I only read the Jill Sorenson novella. I tried one chapter of the other novella and decided it wasn't for me.
Mandi Schreiner
Nov 14, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: rom-suspense
Only read Holiday Secrets by Jill Sorenson. Review to come
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