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An Enchanted Season

(Murphy Sisters #1)

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  5,948 ratings  ·  334 reviews
Give readers a gift-new stories from a bestselling lineup of romance authors.

It's the time of year when dreams come true, miracles happen every day, and love is the greatest gift of all...

The holidays always seem to bring out the best in everyone, with heartfelt hugs for long-missed friends, sincere smiles in the spirit of the season, and a feeling of magic in the air.
Paperback, 341 pages
Published October 2nd 2007 by Berkley
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
Oct 24, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of holiday romance collections
Recommended to Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) by: Part of Nalini Singh's Psy/Changeling series
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I enjoyed Melting Frosty by Maggie Shayne! Beat of Temptation by Nalini Singh was good of course but it had a little more drama than I expected.
Feb 03, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The reason that I bought this book was because of the Nalini Singh book as I am obsessed with the Psy-Changeling series. Naturally, I read that story first, but I couldn't not read the rest of the book. So I started at the beginning, reading it straight through (Of course I read Singh's story again!) and I'm glad I bought it because I liked all the stories.

"Melting Frosty" by Maggie Shayne - 3.5 stars
I've read a couple of novellas by Maggie Shayne before and I liked
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
This review/rating is only for Beat of Temptation by Nalini Singh.

I’ll be honest. I didn’t think much about Nate and Tamsyn. They were just always there. Both are an integral part of the Pack, but they were always on the peripheral. Tammy is the healer and Nate is a sentinel, but Beat of Temptation gives us the chance to read their story.

Wow. I absolutely loved their story to bits! Tammy is just 19 years old while Nate is 29. The large age different plays a part in their relationship because N
Liz* Fashionably Late
This story went from


And then

and I fucking loved it.

“What about your freedom?" he whispered in her ear over a minute later [...]
"Idiot." She nipped his jaw with her teeth. "The only freedom I ever wanted was the right to love you.”

Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)
Overall Anthology 4 Stars

I thought two of the stories in here were great I loved them, but the other two not so much. But I think likeing 50% is pretty good so I definately don't regret buying this anthology

Melting Frosty by Maggie Shayne
2.5 Stars

Holly and Matthew both had tradegy strike when they were 12 years old around the Christmas holidays. They both reacted completely differently though, Matthew has become a Scrooge who hates everything about Christmas and Holly who loves it and sees it as
This is a collection of 4 paranormal, holiday stories by authors Maggie Shayne, Erin McCarthy, Nalini Singh, and Jean Johnson. All 4 are authors I've read and enjoyed, so I'm very much looking forward to reading it. I will post a review for each story individually, as I go.

"Melting Frosty" by Maggie Shayne
The 2 main characters both lost someone(s) when they were 12, however they both coped with it very differently. Here they come together, or clash together, over their outcoming views of the ho
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
**only reading Beat of Temptation by Nalini Singh**

After reading Slave to Sensation, I found out there was Nate and Tamsyn's story thanks to my great friend, Leigh. {Thanks Leigh...u ROCK!!} I'm so glad she told me. I loved their story. I don't think you can really appreciate them without reading this story.

The story is basically about Nate and Tamsyn wanting to complete their mating bond. Nate is torn because he feels Tamsyn is young and needs her freedom and he wants to give her time. Tamsyn
Mar 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Reread (April 12, 2016)

I love Nate and Tamsyn!

Reread (July 8, 2015)

I love that these two have been mated for so long. It gives me all the feels.

Reread (Jun 14, 2014)

Gah, it just makes so happy, teary and swoony when I think about how Tammy and Nate have been mated for over 20 years, they have family and they still love each other so much, maybe even more after being together for so many years. I adore these two and the fact we had an opportunity to read their story.

Originally read (Apr 17, 2012
October 2013
I have had quite a few of the Psy-Changeling books for a long time now but they have never seemed to reach the top of the pile. I had read some of NS's Harlequin books in the past and although I enjoyed them they never really wowed me and I honestly thought that she would struggle writing in the PNR genre and they wouldn't live up to expectations. Anyway, I had been seeing a lot of activity on them in the last month or so which reminded me that they had been sitting there gathering d
Feb 14, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2010
Decided to only read the one story by Nalini Singh. Didn't attempt the others.


The story by Nalini Singh is part of her Psy Changeling series and stars Tamsyn and Nate. This is the story of their relationship and mating. I loved it. It was so emotional. Tamsyn just broke my heart with her believing that Nate didn't want her. And Nate being the idiot man he is, thought he was giving her the space she needed before bonding with her - when he finally wised up it really made the HEA te
Jun 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
for Nailini Singh`s story

Absolutely loved Nate`s and Tamsyn story... I loved them so much in Slave to Sensation that it was so thoughtful of NS to give us a reprieve with this couple`s history.

Nate has his insecurities, was insufferable at times.. but Who can resist him??? and his reasons?? His thoughtfulness and utter devotion towards tammy was so sweet!!

Great story!! :)
Lisa Kay
★★★★✩ overall, for the anthology as a whole.
“Melting Frosty” by Maggie Shayne ★★★★✩
“Charlotte’s Web” by Erin McCarthy ★★★★✩
“Beat of Temptation” by Nalini Singh ★★★★
“Gift of the Magi” by Jean Johnston ★★★✩


Nalini Singh - Beat of Temptation

4.5 stars
Carolyn F.
Okay, this one I liked the first 2 stories. The Singh story was okay but the hero drove me bananas. The last story by Johnson was sappy sweet but a cute story.
Carrie (The Butterfly Reader)
I only read this for Beat of Temptation and I'm so glad I decided to read the rest of the stories, they were good and I enjoyed finding some new authors that I will have to check out. That being said, I still enjoyed the Psy-Changeling story the best. I love Tamsyn, she's strong and gentle and I've wanted her story from the moment she came into the picture so to see how her and Nate came to be makes me so freaking happy!

It was pure emotional pain in the beginning but it does end in a sweet way,
Apr 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"Melting Frosty" by Maggie Shayne. 4 stars. VERY GOOD!! A real tear-jerker! Holly and Mathew. She is an upholder of Christmas cheer and he is a Scrooge. (Read 12/07)

"Charlotte's Webb" by Erin McCarthy. 3 1/2 stars. 1st story in Murphy Sisters series. A solidly good story, almost a little too sugary-sweet for me. Charlotte and Will are long-time best friends, but have been secretly attracted to each other for years. Charlotte finds out that she is a witch during the Christmas season and decides t
Shera (Book Whispers)
****This is a review for Beat of Temptation Psy-Changeling book .5, featured in the title An Enchanted Season****

Don't read this. No really. After finishing this short story I loath Nathan. Now, every time I read about poor Tammy and Nate it will simply be tainted. Sometimes there shouldn't be origin stories for our favorite couples.

Nathan is absolutely horrid to Tammy. He treats her like a brainless idiot. Like a woman who needs to be looked out for and all of her decisions made by someone els
Apr 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Angela by: me, me, me!!
Beat of Temptation (Psy/Changeling, 0.5): Nate and Tamsyn's story.

There are few authors that I feel like can write a good, satisfying, complete short story or novella. Nalini Singh is one of those. I always finish her books, novellas, snippets wanting more but that's simply because I can't get enough of the wonderful world, characters and plot she writes. I'm smiling, (or crying), and completely spellbound while I'm reading.

I loved Tammy, and Nate, from the first moment I saw them in Slave to Se
Nov 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars
Only read Nalini Singh's "Beat of Temptation."
Thought it was amazing. Caught me by surprise how emotionally involved I became. I cried and I haven't done that in a while. I thought Tamsin was just about the perfect heroine, trying everything to get her mate to be with her, it was heart-breaking and heart-lifting at the same time. Nate, our stubborn hero, wore on my nerves, but in a good and frustrating way (if that's possible).
So very happy that I read this one, I think I liked it bett
Nov 23, 2010 rated it really liked it
Only read Beat of Temptation by Nalini Singh....

4.5 stars. Loved this short story about Nate and Tamsyn getting together. It was great to get a more in-depth look into their characters. They are both just great, and I had to laugh at how hard-headed Nate was. Glad that Tamsyn did what she needed to do get get Nate to wake up to what she needed. :)

The only thing preventing me from giving it 5 stars was the lack of loving. :( Of course, it was implied, but with all the sexual tension, frustration,
Susan (susayq ~)
I picked this up cause I'm starting the Psy-Changeling series by Nalini Singh and I wanted to read her little story that goes with the series. IT WAS GREAT! Tamsyn broke my heart and I even shed some tears.

Naturally, I had to read the rest of the stories in here heehee I had never read anything by any of the authors. The Maggie Shayne story was very sweet. Erin McCarthy's story was hot! I'm going to be looking for her stuff in the new year. Jean Johnson's story was about refinding love....wonder
Shannon C.
5 stars: Maggie Shayne - AWESOME short story: poignant and sweet

4 stars: Erin McCarthy - Laugh out loud funny, cute romance

5 stars: Nalini Singh - Great Psy Changeling short story about Nate & Tammy. It's a tearjerker!

3 stars: Jean Johnson - Not as much romantic development in this one.
Jun 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
After reading Kiss of Snow Ive been having a hard time leaving the changeling world so I finally read Beat of Temptation by Nalini Singh. The sweet, although chock-full of frustration, the story of Tamsyn and Nate. I've always loved Tamsyn's character and loved the story of how she landed Nate ;) it was a great quick read that fulfilled my need for more changeling lovin!
Nov 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
Beat of Temptation - Nalini Singh
Love love loved this, 5 stars!

Charlottes Web - Erin McCarthy
Liked this one also, 4 stars

Did not read:
Gifts of the Magi - Jean Johnston
Melting Frosty - Maggie Shayne
- 'Charlottes Web' by Erin McCarthy (4 stars)
- 'Beat of Tempation' by Nalini Singh (5 stars)

Did Not Finish:
- 'Melting Frosty' by Maggie Shayne
- 'Gifts of the Magi' by Jean Johnson
Julie (jjmachshev)
Feb 06, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2008-reads
Enjoyed the stories by McCarthy and Singh the best. Shayne was not her best effort and the Johnson story was totally off from her usual style and subject matter...
Feb 06, 2009 rated it it was amazing
The Singh story earns this entire book the five stars.
(Review only for the Nalini Singh 'Beat of Temptation'.)

Reading this I was almost as frustrated as Tamsyn, only in a different kind of way, and my frustration did not meet with the happy ending hers did.

I don't know whether my complaints apply to the whole genre of paranormal romance or just this book; I've not read nearly enough to produce an analysis of the genre. But from a first brush: what the actual fuck.

So we have Nate, the guy who's trying to be principled by not claiming7 his nineteen
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“What about your freedom?" he whispered in her ear over a minute later, bracing his hands palms down on the wall beside her head. He made no move to stop her as she stroked and petted every inch of that sinfully gorgeous chest, all hard muscle and gleaming skin overlaid with silky-rough strands of dark hair.

"Idiot." She nipped his jaw with her teeth. "The only freedom I ever wanted was the right to love you.”
“No, Nathan, no." She wrapped his face in her hands. "I just need you--all of you--so much that I'm going crazy. I need your laugh. I need your company. I need you to sleep beside me and I need you to wake when I wake. I need you with everything in me.” 14 likes
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