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12 Months of Romance | 24 Reasons to Love: A Holiday Anthology

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A year of romance you can devour in one sitting...

This anthology is filled with emotion and holiday spirit. Themed around holiday celebrations ranging from sweet to sizzling, these 24 scintillating stories will give you plenty of reasons to revel in love.

If you like office romances, best friends to lovers, second-chance romances, unexpected encounters, sci-fi gay roma
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Kindle Edition, 444 pages
Published November 20th 2017
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Claire - The Coffeeholic Bookworm
The last few days had been really hectic for me. But I made sure I've got a book to read before I hit the bed. My day is never complete without a story. Luckily for me, I had a chance to read this awesome anthology that allowed me to read 24 totally different short stories that made my heart go pitter patter.

I met doctors, resident surgeons and interns in Endings and Beginnings with fireworks capping off their night in the hospital, and there's another kind of explosion happening in Marian Tee's
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Kayla Morrell
Nov 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
12 Months of Romance| 24 Reasons to Love is a holiday anthology filled with some amazing short stories. Each story has a common theme of romance. Many of these stories had me walking away with the warm fuzzy feelings. It was a perfect book to read right around the holiday times. I really enjoyed how the anthology was put together like a calendar year. Each month had two stories that dealt with a holiday during that month. It gave the anthology a whimsical feel.

Fireworks by Marian Tee deals is a
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Erin
Nov 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I'm typically not a fan of anthologies,  I tend to speed read through some stories just to get to the next when I'm not fully interested,  and what's the odds  of loving every story in the Anthology? I also tend not to read anthologies because so many times I just want more,  it's one thing to want more of a story that will possibly  continue in the future but with Anthologies there is no chance you can follow these characters any further.  I did however enjoy 12 months of romance: 24 reasons to ...more
Lisette Gonzalez
Nov 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
12 Months of Romance/24 Reasons to Love: A Holiday Anthology
By Erleen Alvarez • Kate Anolin • Ysa Arcangel • Ella Banta • Barbie Barbieto • Rachelle Belaro • Cindy dela Cruz • Catherine Dellosa • Elizabeth Galit • Claridge Gamboa • Ren Guevara • Khiara Laurea • Johanna Lee • Eris Peñaluna • Farrah Polestico • Michael Recto • Kat Sales • Miel Salva • Aileen Santos • Maria Criselda R. Santos • Yeyet Soriano • Marian Tee • Celestine Trinidad
4 Stars

12 Months of Romance/24 Reasons to Love by Erleen A
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Bobbi Wagner
Nov 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
12 Months of Romance/24 Reasons to Love: A Holiday Anthology by 23 great authors. This book is twelve months of sweet, hot romance stories that are centered around the holidays. There is something for everyone in this book, I know I have my favorite stories. These are new authors for me other then one, I know I will be looking for more from them. They each have their own writing style and their characters are creative and lovable. I loved that there stories were arranged by months and stories to ...more
kb
Pleased that the book lives up to its title: there are 24 romances to love in this anthology indeed! Felt like I lived several lives going through the stories, and happy that I found new authors to follow and support. Enjoyed how different each one is from one another, and how creative the approaches are to familiar tropes. While I did think some of the stories needed to be shorter and more straight-to-the-point for maximum, long-lasting impact (and that I thought there would have been more Fili ...more
Ashleigh
Nov 20, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017
What a bit of a fun reading this book turned out to be. I have been on a bit of kick when it comes to anthologies lately, especially ones where I don’t really know any of the authors as you can usually find some great writers in them. Coming in at only 34 pages on my kindle, it was definitely something that can be read in one sitting. I would have liked to see some of these stories be a bit more developed, or at least be novella type lengths so that it didn’t feel like such a short read. I reall ...more
Kim Shofner
Dec 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
What a fascinating anthology. Each month, each holiday has its own story. Each story was awesomely written to suite it's month. There's doctor's, father's, and all different types of men in these stories. I could easily swoon over a few. I liked each story, some I liked better than others but you know they can't all be my favorite. ...more
Pat
Nov 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
A good collection of stories, some by authors that I have read before and others that I am reading for the first time in this anthology. This collection has something for everyone which makes this book a very enjoyable and entertaining read!

I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
Liz
Dec 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This anthology covers just about every holiday you can think of within the 24 short stories included. They are put together in order of month and what holiday they each represent. I loved that even though this was a larger anthology, it didn’t feel like it. The stories are short and sweet. They give you just enough of a taste of that holiday that makes you feel festive and like celebrating year-round. Every day is a good reason to love, not just the holiday’s and I felt like that was a theme wel ...more
Jean Martin
Dec 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Twelve Months of Romance is a real gem of an anthology. I really enjoyed it. The stories are short, only about twenty to thirty minutes to read each, so they don’t take a lot of time. Just about the right amount of time to get ready to fall asleep. Not to say that these stories are by any means boring. Oh no, they are amazingly full and very fun little reads.
Endings and Beginnings by Celestine Trinidad is a perfect example of one of these fun little vignettes. It is a really cute story. I real
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Caralee
Nov 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
12 Months of Romance 24 reasons to Love by various authors

5 Stars!!!!


As a lover or romance books this book more than ticked all the boxes for me. There were so many different styles and formats and so many different scenarios that I just couldnt wait to see what the next story would be. This is one of the best anthologies I have read so far!! Every short story was more than worth 5 Stars on its own!!!


One of my favorite short stories in this book was When the Last Petal Falls (Sakura Season) by
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Roxana
Dec 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I fell into 12 Months of Romance/ 24 Reasons to Love: A Holiday Anthology like you would normally fall into a well-loved routine.

This is the first time that I’ve experienced most of these authors, and I have to say that I’ve become a fan with the slight taste that I had.

It was refreshing to have such a book. Most anthologies don’t succeed – in my opinion because sometimes I don’t feel that the authors mesh. And that’s MY opinion, from experience. I’ve had to skip a few stories in the past beca
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Carrie
Dec 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
12 Months of Romance: 24 Reasons to Love is a fantastic anthology and so worth the read. I feel like there is something in here for everyone’s tastes. I love that there are so many different romance genres in this book, it is like I can take a dip in each category and discover which ones I like the best. The book includes romances between many different types of people and also many levels of romance. Some of the books are hot and heavy and some are sweet and innocent.

One of my favorite stories
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Rhiannon Pritchard
Dec 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What can I say about the 12 Months of Romance anthology but amazing! I had never read an anthology before but found this extremely refreshing. It was nice how it was all broken up to shorter stories that you could pick up quickly while busy and still read a few stories. This was the first time me reading any stories by these authors but will be looking out for more! There is more than one story in there for everyone. It was nice to read so many different genres and styles but all linking togethe ...more
Katie
Dec 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
12 Months of Romance: 24 reasons to love anthology
by Ysa Arcangel, Marian Tee, Miel Salva, Catherine Dellosa, Ella Banta, Elizabeth Galit, Yeyet Soriano, Johanna Lee , Kate Anolin, Barbie Barbieto, Cindy Dela Cruz, Clara Gamboa, Ren Guevara, Rachelle Belaro, Erleen Alvarez, Khiara Laurea, Eris Peñaluna, Farrah Polestico, Michael Recto, Kit Salazar, Aileen Santos, Maria Criselda R. Santos, Celestine Trinidad

4 stars

This was such a lovely collection of stories! There is definitely something for eve
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Katie Kearney
Dec 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
12 Months of Romance | 24 Reasons to Love: A Holiday Anthology by Erleen Alvarez, Kate Anolin, Ysa Arcangel, Ella Banta, Barbie Barbieto, Rachelle Belaro, Cindy dela Cruz, Catherine Dellosa, Elizabeth Galit, Claridge Gamboa, Ren Guevara, Khiara Laurea, Johanna Lee, Eris Peñaluna ,Farrah Polestico, Michael Recto, Kat Sales, Miel Salva, Aileen Santos, Maria Criselda R. Santos, Yeyet Soriano ,Marian Tee, Celestine Trinidad is a collection of 24 holiday inspired short stories. There is definitely so ...more
Maura
Dec 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
12 Month of Romance – 24 Reasons to Love – an Anthology
I loved the fact that this anthology isn’t just about the “traditional” holidays. It also included special holidays like “National Lit Month” and “Nutrition Month”. This anthology also prompted me to Google some celebrations was not aware of such as Buwan Ng Wika and Belenissimo. Romance AND Education all in one great read. The only author I have previously read is Ysa Arcangel. I’ve always enjoyed her stories and figured I couldn’t go wrong
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Angela
Dec 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 Stars

12 Months of Romance: 24 Reasons to Love is a fantastic Anthology of Holiday Romances. There are 23 contributing authors, and 24 addictive stories. Some of the authors I know and love, while others are new to me. I have really enjoyed reading the stories from the authors I am familiar with, but also the introduction to some other first-rate authors.
This collection contains many and varied styles, stories and characters. But they all have one thing in common, each is set in or on a holida
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Krystal gaston
Dec 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Anthology-12 Months of Romance: 24 Reason’s to Love. This was a nice little break from reality for me this anthology includes a wide variety of story types including friends to lovers. Second chance romance, some supernatural and sci-fi gay romance. The stories aren’t super long so if one doesn’t hold your interest you can skip to the next easily. This anthology is full of a wide variety of men there’s doctors, single dad’s, alpha males and many more. Some of the stories are just nice little off ...more
Lisa
Nov 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What I like about 12 Months of Romance is that they are quickie stories that all elicit feelings of love, desire, a connection. They are short enough you can pick up the book anytime you have a free moment, choose one, and get lost in it. Oh and finish said story in one sitting.

I have read a few so far and look forward to reading the others whenever I need a quick getaway into a love story.

Endings and Beginnings was cute, it was about the start of something new, they had been working with each o
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Dawn Daughenbaugh
Dec 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5 Star

12 Months Of Romance /24 Reasons to Love:A Holiday Anthology by 23 pretty great authors..This is a books of 12 months of hot sweet romances that are centered around the holidays Some of these authors were new to me but others I've read some by them I think there's definitely something for everyone I'm definitely going to be looking into the new to me authors and reading more from them.I really enjoyed that the stories were arranged by months and stories to match also really loved the vari
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Reads A-Lot
Aug 21, 2019 rated it it was ok
A woman prays to the Chinese gods for a new boyfriend and rocks in the new year with fireworks. There was actually two stories from this author. Why does Dev care way too much that she didn’t get asked out on Valentine’s Day? And that Jared guy was way too possessive. Kind of a waste to have two stories on these two characters.

I think the best one was probably the one by Erleen Alvarez, who wrote a story about a woman going stag on V-Day. Stories were really not as great as I thought they’d be.
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Samantha McIntyre
Dec 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love that this book has 24 short stories of love. It was a cant put down book. I could be busy and exhausted at the end of a long day and find myself reading three stories and not wanting to put it down. These stories make me want to read more about these characters. The sweet stories make your heart melt and other stories that are sexy that you just get hot. Amazing book and definitely worth another read or 10. We need more books like this in the world!!
Molly
Oct 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: alternative romance fans
Recommended to Molly by: Booksprout, Amazon
the variety pack of a few dozen romantic shorts offers a wide selection of choices.

meet the ghostly, the ghastly - because that dude is just too much of a jerk NOT to be real, or real life based - and all the fun and funky friendship over lovers, work crush to vava voom! and lots of other fun tidbits.

a great way to find some new favorite authors for your romance reads!

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Heather Lovelace
Dec 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
A varied collection of stories that will carry you through the year. I appreciated the different cultures and backgrounds represented throughout the anthology. A fun and fast paced read that will please most readers. This is a fun collection to keep handy for a few hours of light hearted enjoyment.
D
Dec 08, 2017 rated it liked it
12 Months Of Romance

This was a fun read, and I believe most readers will and can find a story in this anthology that they will love. I will say that there were some stories I liked and some I did not. But overall, you can spend a day getting lost in the 12 Months Of Romance.
Melissa
Oct 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A year of romance you can devour in one sitting...
I love anthologies and this one made my heart pitter patter. This book is full of great short stories for each holiday of the year.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Tanya
Nov 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fall in love and enjoy these lovely love stories. You will not be able to put them down so sit and enjoy each one

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Urszula
Nov 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
I like the stories. They are very different which is great. Usually Stories in sets are of similar type. Great characters, plots and backgrounds. All well written and nice to read. Enjoy

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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Ysa Arcangel is the author of the Moments to Remember Series, Underneath It All and Love at First Sit. She has also written an urban fantasy novella, “Nexus Series Book 1: Anathema”. She is based in Manila and is a loving partner to a very talented chef. She is also a fan of tattoos, a lover of giant dogs, and an enthusiast of extreme sports.

In real life, she is a Spanish speaking GDS Consultant a
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