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One Hot Holiday

(Wilde Ways #5.5)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  694 ratings  ·  107 reviews
She’s running for her life. He’s the safe haven she never expected to find. The holiday season is about to get HOT.

Hiding out for the holiday season in the heart of the South? Not something that Haley Quick ever expected to have on her to-do list but then…she never expected her ex to want her dead, either. Turns out, life is full of surprises. Time to deal. Haley has ditc
Kindle Edition, 349 pages
Published November 19th 2019 by Hocus Pocus Publishing, Inc.
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
One Hot Holiday is book six in the Wilde Ways series by Cynthia Eden. This book is the perfect mix of holiday cheer, a few shenanigans, suspense, and sexy times.

Haley Quick loved her life in New York as the manager of a gallery. She finally let her defenses down and let herself fall for a handsome man who said all the right things. Only to realize none of it was real. Underneath that handsome face laid an evil man. She knew too much and now he wanted her dead. So she ran. What better place to h
I was determined to read a holiday themed story this year before Christmas. I decided to pick up one of Cynthia Eden’s books because I have always enjoyed her work! This one was just ok for me. I think I prefer her paranormal stories over contemporary ones. This one wasn’t terrible, but it was just ok for me. If I’m being honest, I would say that I will forget the details of this book within a month.
Even as far as the main couple went, I just wasn’t feeling their connection much at all. I also
Holy mistletoe…this was one crazy, danger filled, wildly romantic holiday read!

Image result for christmas elves bicycle parade

When Haley arrives in Pointe Hope to hide out, the last thing she wanted was to land on the local sheriff’s radar. But she’s more than on Spencer’s radar, she immediately captures not only his desire but his suspicions. Haley Quick is running and fortunately, she’s run right into Spencer Lane’s life.


Haley isn’t a kick tail heroine. Her strength comes from a past that is determined to catch up to her. As her relation
Nov 27, 2019 rated it it was ok
2.5 Shockingly Disappointed Stars

I'm a big Cynthia Eden fan, but getting through this book was kinda hard, it's been a while since I've read any of her books, which happily sit in my kindle, but this felt like a amalgamation of key tropes from previous books - something that I usually wouldn't mind, but this time around, the characters and the dialogue made me feel it painfully. There was a lack of energy when it came to the main characters' interactions, and it just generally felt meh.
Spoilers ahead

Well I actually saw this book at the back of another book and didn't even realize it was part of a series smh but either way I don't think today was my day to read this because it didn't really work for me and I'm hard pressed to figure out why. This author has a basic formula but sometimes it just doesn't quite hit the mark

H has been celibate a while u think(3 books in one day makes details harder to recall lol)
h has been on the run from her ex for 6 months he makes a reappearance
Marta Cox
Nov 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a fabulous story with a relationship that developed fast and boy did I enjoy the dialogue. Spence might be a small town sheriff but you underestimate him at your peril ! This story starts a it meant to go on with Elves, snow ( well almost) and all the warm feels that made me think of Christmas. I mentioned Spence because he truly shone for me but Haley was no slouch when it came to snagging her man ! Trust me show that girl some mistletoe and she's more than ready to jump in but with he ...more
Claire Robinson
Nov 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 - "...Merry Christmas, baby..." Stars!

Cynthia Eden takes us to Point Hope, Alabama for her seasonal offering this year, with a side order of the Wilde Securities team as back up, when Sheriff Spencer Lane, meets, saves from a pack of Elves on bicycles and then falls in love with Haley Quick. He knows from the start that this is a woman in trouble, and as the book progresses, he realises just how much danger she is in.

"I’m one of the good guys…"

"…There is no such thing as a good guy."

But with h
Dec 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Review posted on Got Fiction? Book Blog

I really enjoyed this one! It’s short, sexy, and exciting. It fits into the Wilde Ways series, but can be read as a stand-alone.

Haley Quick is running from her ex, and she rents the guest house of a bigger manor house in the South. The thing about this small town is that they are Christmas-crazy! And Haley…is not.

Her plan is to lie low, not draw attention, and hope her scary ex will leave her alone.

But the second she steps onto Main Street, she’s drawing at
Nov 19, 2019 marked it as fuck-no-pass
I’ll read this author again when she writes a book with heroine that doesn’t constantly have her life in danger 😑
Dec 26, 2019 rated it liked it
2 1/2 stars. I wasn’t into this one. Didn’t connect. I still like this author though.
Nov 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Kinda same ol same ol from this author, but frankly I am in a mood where it suited me.
Ann Lorz
Nov 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Reviewed for Romancing the Readers Blog: https://romancingthereaders.blogspot....

Those who follow me know how much I love holiday stories. They are just the best! It's even better when it's written by an author I love. It's the best holiday treat I could ask for!

There is something about a story by Cynthia Eden that always makes me happy. She writes this wonderful hot sexy hero's that you want for yourself. Very alpha but also they want their women to be strong and stand on their own two feet. Th
E.G. Manetti
I am huge fan of the author's paranormal romances, so I thought I would try the contemporary. It was ok with some decent suspense. ...more
Eva Millien
Nov 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
She never expected to have to hide out for the holiday season in the heart of the south, but then again, Haley Quick never expected her ex to want her dead either. But life is full of surprises and she’s in Point Hope, Alabama where her Grinch-self is sticking out like a sore thumb among a town one extra crazy for the holidays. Sheriff Spencer Lane can’t believe his luck as the most beautiful, fascinating woman he’s ever seen has just dropped into this life like a gift from the big guy in red. B ...more
 Leo (Queen of the Rants and Spoilers)
I think you (CE) and me it’s time we part ways! It was fun while it lasted! Loved your books because you wrote strong heroines and good heroes but lately you’ve let me down. This will be my last book from you.

I hate heroines who loses their train of thoughts because the hero is hot. I hate tstl heroines. I hate how many authors write OWs. No woman would talk about how a man would “fuck, hot and dirty” without even knowing if he really does to another woman after meeting her literally 5 minutes
Absolutely loved this stocking stuffer filled with a hot sheriff, a super, sweet run-away; dirty cops, corrupt politicians, and an absolute abuse of power.
Haley, an art gallery manager, found herself in love with an abusive, drug-dealing thug masquerading as an upstanding business man. When the charges against Andrew didn't stick, Haley was forced to run for her life. So she leaves New York and heads south straight into the arms of ex-Navy Seal, Sheriff Spencer. But how can he rescue her when Ha
Laura Willmore
Dec 26, 2019 rated it did not like it
Waste of Time

Started this book thinking it sounded promising, yet as soon as I purchased it and started reading past the sample, it went downhill quickly. I feel like there was promise for the idea, but it was one of the most poorly executed stories I’ve ever suffered through. I just have nothing good to say about it. If I could give negative stars, I would. Do not recommend.
Shireen  Hakani
This book is not good nor as interesting as other books I've read in this series. It was just a holiday romance written for the purpose of writing I suppose. Heroine and some of the scenes are really stupid. Not worth your time. ...more
Dec 31, 2019 rated it liked it
This is pretty typical Eden, lots of sexy times.
Michelle the Romance Witch
Dec 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: holiday-themes
3.75 stars... really loved this story even having never read the rest in the series. Might ahve to pick up Linc and Blair's when it comes out though ...more
Jeeves Reads Romance
Nov 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Steamy and action-packed

Sexy and suspenseful, this romance is full of heat. It wastes no time playing up the chemistry, and the action-packed storyline takes things up another notch. I was pretty disappointed that it really has nothing to do with the holidays; sure, it takes place at Christmastime, but that's largely irrelevant to the story. This one is much more focused on the instant connection, the suspense, and the steam. It's a solid romantic suspense story, but don't go into this one looki
Dec 29, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
I read part of the sample and thought the story had potential. I even bought it for 99 cents because I wanted a fun little Christmas read. But when I really started reading it, it was very poorly written. Not dual POV. Lots of italicized thoughts in the text. Hard ons after only a few minutes interactions. A zap of electricity when their hands touch. She's wearing a long brown coat when it's 70 degrees outside in Alabama. These are very beginner ideas and mistakes and just poor technique. If a s ...more
Sandy S
Nov 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 stars

About the book: Release Date November 19, 2019

She’s running for her life. He’s the safe haven she never expected to find. The holiday season is about to get HOT.

Hiding out for the holiday season in the heart of the South? Not something that Haley Quick ever expected to have on her to-do list but then…she never expected her ex to want her dead, either. Turns out, life is full of surprises. Time to deal. Haley has ditched New York for a crazy little dot on the map known as Point Hope, Ala
Jul 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was another fun read in the Wilde series.
Nov 27, 2019 rated it did not like it
For a long time now, every Cynthia Eden book is my last one, or so I tell myself. Nostalgia for the potential of her older books has me coming back but it looks like it's not going to be enough soon.

I'm sorry but let's be real - writing the same basic story time and again will eventually get too much even for the most resilient fan when it is as badly crafted as this one was. Eden has a trusted formula - the hot, often rich and always tortured hero meets a beautiful, hunted by her secrets woman
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One hot holiday💗
Oh gosh, so many things I wanna say about this book! This book was filled with chances, dangers, fake Marshall, but most important love & a big gesture😉

Halley came to point hope running from her past & to make a new present.

Spencer, the town's sheriff, was a navy SEAL, his life full of danger. But now protecting, his main duty.

He saves her from being rundown by elves😀, things take a sexy turn when she founds out that he is her landlord.

A kiss under the mistletoe was all it took f
Marie  Brown (Marie's Tempting Reads)
Marie's Tempting Reads ARC Review:

ONE HOT HOLIDAY IS EVERY-FREAKING-THING AND A BUCKET FULL OF MORE! This is the most satisfying, super sexy, and most fun romantic suspense EVER from Cynthia Eden!

This particular romantic suspense is the most fiery and entertaining Holiday fun read I could ask for. I definitely feel the spirit of the Holidays in this story and enjoyed it IMMENSELY! Steamy, smile-inducing fun and action-packed, One Hot Holiday is unforgettable and a book to be cherished during th
Sissy's Romance Book Review
One Hot Holiday by Cynthia Eden is book 6 in the Wilde Ways Series. This is the story of Haley Quick and Spencer Lane. I have read the previous books (and Loved them!) but feel you can make this a standalone book if you wish to do so. Haley has left the city for a small town on the map called Point Hope, Alabama. Haley ex is out to really get her so she is trying to lay low and thinks this is a great place. Then she finds that Spencer Lane is the person she will be renting from which puts the ho ...more
Nov 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Feb 09, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2020-new, ebook, 2020-all
Not my favorite in this series, but it was exactly what I needed to read. Also I'm glad to see Linc and Blair will be getting their own book. I like the set up for them a lot. ...more
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Award-winning author Cynthia Eden writes sexy tales of contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and paranormal romance. She is a New York Times, USA Today, Digital Book World, and IndieReader best-seller. Since she began writing full-time in 2005, Cynthia has written over one hundred novels and novellas.

Cynthia lives along the Alabama Gulf Coast. She loves romance novels, horror movies, and chocol

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