On a regular basis The purse snatcher mystery plot was a bust for me too and ended up being pretty silly and the character s cliched back stories were eually ridiculous The only thing I can really say I iked about the entire novella was Grant a sweet sexy rich Brit who seemed to genuinely want to help people I wouldn t mind having a guy Books (Notes) ... like him around but since he seems to be attracted to uber alpha womenike Corinne I don t think I d ualify There is a major continuity error between the cover blurb which gives the hero s name as Tony Danielson and the actual story in which he is named Grant Daniels and I can t say that Corinne ever mistook him for the purse snatcher at any point in the plot Signs, Wonders, And The Kingdom Of God like the blurb says either The writing was decent and readable that some stories I ve tried but I just don t think that Ms Davidson s style is for me especially if she writesike this all the time The bottom The Taming of the Tights (Misadventures of Tallulah Casey line readers who enjoy smart mouthed snappy dialog alpha heroines and don t mind theack of an emotional connection may find some enjoyment in this one but Undercover Claus just didn t pass muster for me Rating 12 Silver Bella by Lucy Monroe This 52 page story was readable enough but unfortunately was far too short to be satisfying for me The hero and heroine were not nearly as developed as I would have The Great Exchange liked to see Their connection both to each other and to me as the reader was minimal at best so I couldn t really say whether Iiked or disliked either one I can say that the hero Jake seemed a ittle too cocky for my taste although if I d had to go off of I might have felt differently I thought the heroine Bella had potential and I was initially intrigued by her virginal status that was at odds with her bad girl public image The main problem I had though was that Bella said she had been waiting for a serious commitment from a man who iked her for than just her body then she gave it up to Jake who initially offered no commitment nor seemed to have any attraction to her other than a physical one By the end it becomes clear that the relationship is being played as Oltre i confini del cuore love at first sight which isn t my favorite plot device anyway but I never really felt a deep connection between Jake and Bella that went beyondust Also the Christmas theme was a relatively minor part of the story Overall Silver Bella was an OK read but not up to par with my first Lucy Monroe novel that I recently read Silver Bella is the first story in the Mercenary series a preuel of sorts and I believe that Jake and Bella appear in Ready the first full ength novel of that series Although they did not have any actual part in Silver Bella there is mention of Bella s brother Joshua and Jake s sister Lise who are the hero and heroine of Ready Also there was a brief mention of Daisy Bella s sister who becomes the heroine of Carter s story in the 3 Brides for 3 Bad Boys anthology Even though this novella didn t knock my socks off I still ook forward to continuing the Mercenary series soon Rating Snow Day by Susanna Carr This was another sweet sexy tale about two friends becoming The Reality Creation Technique lovers but in my opinion it wasn t as good as the Erin McCarthy story in this anthology with the same theme I felt that the authoreft a Flirtation (Shifters Forever After, lot of uestions about Tyler and Karen s backgrounds There was an implication that Karen s family were not very nice people who hadeft her with a bad reputation to overcome in their small community as well as a feeling of being an outsider but these things are never really explained I also would have What She Wanted liked to have known about how Tyler and Karen became friends There was never any explanation of this at all nor whether they had shared any deeper bond than that of casual friends in a small town where everyone knows everyone else In addition I didn t really get a particularly favorable impression of their other friends most of whom didn t seem toike Karen at all or have anything better to do than be nosy and gossip about her It was pretty much a case of everybody hates Karen with no reasons given as to why In spite of the plot weaknesses though I would have to say that Snow Day was a pretty enjoyable read for me since it embodied one of my favorite themes It was my first read by Susanna Carr but it was good enough to eave me open to possibly reading of her works in the future Rating I only reread 3 of the 6 stories in here but I reread them every year Six steamy holiday stories yacht cook cartoon writer 2 snowstorms Santa cop model none of which was believable although I read them all Maybe too many stories for one book Friends turning overs did too good a job explaining why they were only friends and I didn t buy into the new Ars poetica love in a few days The first story was just ridiculous The 4th one said something about a character named Tony on the book cover and I never even saw that name in the whole story Some of them were okay but overall it just really wasn t worth the time to read it Making Waves Donna Kauffman 35 Burke Adams is a charter captain ready for his first charter on his own boat but his crew member Dorsey decides to head off for Australia But he s asked his granddaughter Kam to take over his position for the season When Burke sees Kam he s head over heels inust and determined to get her into bed What Burke doesn t realize is that Kam has never been on a sailboat and suf Whooooa raunchy Decoding Air Travel lol Each story was so unrealistic they made meaugh It s Dragon's Curse (The Hearts of Dragons Book 1) (English Edition) like Nice to meet youet s have sexYou Actually and Snow Day were my 2 fave stories because they were relaisticIt was kinda Christmasy and I Keys to the Ultimate Freedom liked reading it during the holidays Definitely heated things upol Somehow I wasn t in the mood for this book but kept reading and it was an okay read A Hollands Grimoire of Magickal Correspondences little sex than I usuallyike but okay I m not big on anthologies anyway so I guess I just قصههای خوب برای بچههای خوب --- ۶ liked the seasonal topic This was aibrary book. A Resilient little comfortable LUCY MONROE Silver Bella Successful model Bella Jackson mayook steamy on covers but under them she's a total novice What she needs is someone who can make her feel the way she Rozwazania o Psalmach looks And hunky Texan Jake Barton seems exactly what she needs in her Christmas stocking SUSANNA CARR Snow Day Showing up naked in Tyler's bed has to do with Karen's rottenuck and bad sense of direction than actual intent But Tyler's sure she's right where she belongs and he's got one Christmas snowstorm to prove it to
summary Merry Christmas Baby
Online book Merry Christmas Baby AUTHOR Donna Kauffman – ecogenlife.org
I won a copy on Goodreads FirstreadsThis is a collection of 6 romance stories wriiten by different authors and all set at Christmas time All are takes on Grumpy, Frumpy, Happy, Snappy A Silly Monster Opposites Book love at first sight even if it takes awhile for the couple to realize it I would describe most of the stories as explicit but not crude grahic or overly detailed The sex scenes get the point across without going into too much detail Most even advocate safe sex All of the stories are sprinkled with a nice amount of humor This would be a good collection to read during the hectic holiday season since they are all feel good stories that are fun and uick readsDonna Kauffman s Making Waves is the tale of a youngady who decides to take the job as the chef on a charter yacht despite the fact that she suffers greatly from seasicknessIn Let It SnowNancy Warren presents the tale of a weather girl and her cameraman get stuck outside during a snowstormErin McCarthy tells the tale of a cartoonist to tries to tell his childhood sweetheart how he really feels in his cartoon strip in YouActuallyNext MaryJanice Davidson Undercover Claus has a policewoman going undercover as a bell ringing Santa to try and catch a purse snatcher and the wealthy foreigner she meets This is the tamest in terms of the sex scenes but always has some of the roughest جامع التواریخ جلد 4 فهرست ها languageSliver Bella by Lucy Monroe is the story of a high fashion model who is much innocent than her bad girl reputation impliesFinally in Snow Day by Susanna Carr we have Karen who takes a wrong turn during a blackout caused by a snowstorm and ends up in Tyler s bed by mistake This is the only story that the characters do not use condomsI do not usually read books that are in the romance genre Ateast that are Tug Hill Country labelled romance that is Truthfully most sci fi fantasy and mystery books that I read have romance elements woven into them It just isn t necessarily the main thrust no pun intended I do tend toike reading the Christmas collections especially around the holidays If I was into the romance genre then I would probably have given this collection a 5 star ratingI have been told by some that with romance you have to expect graphic sex scenes especially if it is a supernatural for some reason But if they start to resemble a Dragon Ball Anime Comics, Vol. 2 letter to Penthouse then I don t care I have a good enough imagination that I don t need to hear what she rubbed he stroked and what they bothicked in a blow by blow description that only What Well Leave Behind (Thirty-Eight, lacks diagrammed pictures Thankfully these stories are prime examples of NOT doing that They are direct enough without crossing thatine If you do want the type that Thirty-Eight Days (Thirty-Eight, leaves nothing to the imaginationyou might be unsatisfied by these stories But if youike your romances to be actual stories and not just a acceptable form of smut then give these a try Glad that I decided to read this before sending it on Great stories The one that I enjoyed the 8 1/2 least was the MJD one which is surprising as she is the only author who I have read before Her story just did not have the substance that the others did Granted each story was austlove at first sight story but they were fun and told good stories Definitely steamy enough for a cold winter night Health and Healing for African-Americans lol Great anthology Gonna go check out some of the other books out by these authors 032513 This review is for all 4 stories that make up Donna Kauffman s Men of Rogues Hollow ALL FANTASTIC Ioved reading about all four brothers finding their happily ever after If I had to rate the stories from best forward I would put Austin as my favorite then Tag third comes Burke and Garden of Snakes (House of Royals last is Jace BUT all 4 stories were 5 stars in their own way Reviewed for THC Reviews35 stars Making Waves by Donna Kauffman I can t say that I m terribly enthusiastic about boats andor sailing so for that reason alone Making Waves didn t fully resonate with me I ve never seen a yacht up close so I have no idea what oneooks New Testament Apocalyptic like especially inside Unfortunately the author s descriptionseft something to be desired on that count making it difficult for me to imagine the setting I also thought that her balance between dialog and prose was off kilter and sometimes both were a bit too verbose There were some 隠れていた宇宙 [Kakurete Ita Uchū] 2 long passages of introspective narration that made the story drag for me and there were euallyong sections of dialog most of which didn t add much to the plot or characterizations Some also took place during moments of passion and I ve never really cared much for chatty The Sorcerers Soul love scenes As for theove scenes themselves they could have been smokin hot if they had just flowed better Even setting aside Burke and Kamala s talkativeness the way they were written was a ittle too choppy and metaphorical causing me to have to re read certain parts just to figure out where they were in the ove making process I also didn t find their bluntness about their desire for one another to be a particular turn on I just favor having a Satans Mistress little mystery surrounding the protagonists feelings while still keeping it honest I was rather ambivalent about Burke and Kam as the hero and heroine Iike alphas but Burke seemed to be the cocky playboy type who thinks he can have any woman he wants which wasn t really to my taste Even though I was a What My Mother and I Dont Talk About little skeptical of Burke s cure for motion sickness I did think it was rather sweet that he made the effort to help Kam overcome it If nothing else I thought I mightike the inter ethnic aspect of their romance since Kam is Hawaiian but she wasn t really a stand out heroine for me I admired that she was a woman who had worked hard to become a great chef and wasn t allowing her overbearing family to run her Tagus the Night Horse (Beast Quest, life but seemingly contrary to her personality she had uit a job where she was being sexually harassed by her boss and never tried to do anything about itegally I thought her reasoning for that was weak and what was even confusing to me is that since sh. DONNA KAUFFMAN Making Waves The Love Beyond Limits (Among the Fair Magnolias) last thing playboy captain Burke Morgan needs is aast minute replacement cook for his yacht who also suffers from motion sickness But once he sees uscious Kamala Apolo he's got a perfect idea for getting her body in sync with the rhythm of the water NANCY WARREN Let It Snow When perky Chicago weather girl Marisa Langley gets stuck in the cold with her survivalist cameraman Rob Sheridon she can't begin to forecast just how steamy it can get between the two of them ERIN McCARTHY And Ab.
E had no sailing experience she wore skimpy clothes to meet Burke just in case she needed to use her ooks to get the job Also the moment she set foot on Burke s boat she almost immediately allowed him to start groping her but I guess maybe that s supposed to be OK if you re attracted to the guy Regrettably this turned out to be another one of the instant Gol Atan Kaleye lust tales that I m rapidly tiring of these days with Burke and Kamalaiterally tearing each other s clothes off within The Age of Disruption less than an hour of meeting and I can t say that I ever felt much of an emotional connection between them Also as with some of the other novellas in this anthology the Christmas theme is something of an afterthought Making Waves is the fourth story in the Men of Rogues Hollow series While I rarely ever read series books out of order I made an exception with this one because I was eager to wrap up the anthology Burke had been mentioned in passing in the first novella Baby It s Cold Outside from the Jingle Bell Rock anthology but since I haven t read the second and third stories Exposed from the Bad Boys Next Exit anthology and Catch Me if You Can respectively I don t know if he was a part of either one Burke s three brothers and their heroines from those stories are briefly mentioned in Making Waves withittle where are they now updates In my opinion Making Waves stood pretty well on it s own but I had too many issues with it to truly enjoy it After two so so reads in a row from Donna Kauffman I probably won t be in any hurry to complete the series Rating 12 Let It Snow by Nancy Warren I ve never really been much of a fan of the Burning bridges lovehate relationship in romances but if the story isong enough to develop the characters and their connection to one another I can usually buy into their burgeoning Freshman Scandal (Freshman Dorm, love Let It Snow relies heavily on theovehate scenario with weather girl Marisa thinking that her camera man Rob hates her because he barely ever Rembrandts Jews looks at her or even speaks to her Of course Rob is just hiding a case of the hots for a woman he doesn t want toike because she s his exact opposite Unfortunately I found Let It Snow to be too short to develop the characters and plot sufficiently to make their rapid turn around believable Another Refusing His Second Chance large part of the story had to do with Rob and Marisa getting stranded for hours on the roof of their high rise office building in a snowstorm which I thoughtacked credibility as well They were supposedly doing a Brand Name Dates live video feed for the evening news so one would think that someone who had been working on that broadcast would have noticed them being missing much sooner Also in this technological day and age it seemsikely that one of them would have been carrying a cell phone While I guess neither scenario is impossible they were improbable enough to give me pause In addition the Confectionately Yours Collection (Confectionately Yours, love scenesacked the heat of some of the other novellas in this anthology In my opinion there just wasn t enough build up of sexual tension to create the necessary steam The Christmas theme was really just a token as well with the events merely occurring on Christmas Eve Overall Let It Snow wasn t a terrible story but it wasn t a great one either This was my first read by Nancy Warren but since it seems this may not be the best example of her work I The Maiden Dinosaur ll reserve my full opinion on her writing style until I ve had the chance to check out of her books Rating You Actually by Erin McCarthy The stories in this anthology are so short that I went into reading it with the attitude that they would probably be OK reads but I wasn t really expecting anything spectacular Well Erin McCarthy uickly disabused me of that notion with her novella You Actually that has become the first short story to which I have ever awarded 5 star keeper status I absolutelyoved this Swing Trading with Oliver Velez Course Book with DVD little gem about two best friends who are finally able to reveal theirong held feelings for one another and share the best Christmas present of all Ms McCarthy definitely has a knack for creating a beautiful Angus, Thongs And Full Frontal Snogging love scene A fur throw under the Christmas tree jingle bell panties cute and a sexy game of Twister all made for a story that was incredibly steamy and sensual but was infused with just the right amount of tender emotion andight humor to also make it sweet I oved Josh and Cassidy s Christmas Eve tradition of watching It s a Wonderful Life which is one of my own traditions There was just enough back story given on Josh and Cassidy for me to feel a connection to them and although I iked the characters so well I could have read a full The Emperor of Nihon-Ja (Rangers Apprentice, length novel about them I didn t come away from the story feelingike it was too short All in all You Actually was a perfect first read for me by Erin McCarthy and if she writes Nora (Sunfire, like this all the time I can t wait to dive into her backist Rating Undercover Claus by MaryJanice Davidson I am sorry to say that I did not find Undercover Claus to be particularly romantic at all The two protagonists fall into bed within just a couple of days of meeting and are proposing to each other a couple of days after that without any real build up of sexual tension or emotional connection of any kind So far the other novellas in this anthology have been sizzling hot and at Sam the Plumber least had that going for them even if the plot was so so but the one and onlyove scene in Undercover Claus completely fizzled The details are pretty sparse and what ittle the author does describe was not sexy to me at all The heroine Corinne was not really to my iking either She is a tough no nonsense straight taking foul mouthed cop with no vulnerability that I could identify I don t mind a strong kick butt heroine as Outside the Paint long as she has a softer side but Corrine was just too abrasive for my taste I honestly couldn t figure out what the hero Grant eveniked about her unless he is a masochist who enjoys being spoken to rudely and insultingly. Out Time Too Josh Black is so in Hoopers Pasture from Maine to Vermont love with his friend Cassidy that he writes her into his cartoon strip making Cassidy think he's fallen for another woman Can two confirmed friends unwrap their true feelings in time to share a night of unforgettable holiday passion MARYJANICE DAVIDSON Undercover Clause Dressed as a sidewalk Santa undercover cop Corinne mistakes Tony Danielson for a purse snatcher What Tony sees is a beautifulonely workaholic and he'd ove to take her out of disguise and help her slip into something.
wwwdonnakauffmancomDonna Kauffman passed away on April 9 2020 of pancreatic cancer