Naughty and Nice

"Naughty and Nice" is an anthology of holiday themed novellas full of sexual excitement and a heartwarming holiday wishes.

"Holiday Sparks" by Shannon Stacey is a feel good romantic novella about old acquaintances reconnecting when a simple house sitting vacation turns into a rousing holiday fling when the light go out. I really enjoyed this delightful tale of a chance meeting between old school acquaintances. Scott Quinn never imagined he would have the opportunity to spend some time with the elusive Chloe Burke, let alone enter a sexual relationship. Chloe wasn't looking for a fling, but the mutual attraction is hard to deny. Ms. Stacey does a wonderful job in creating an erotically charged story-line that is both hot and sweet. The novel is a fast paced, evenly written and full of fun. I especially love that although neither was looking for long term commitment, secretly it’s what their hearts truly desired.

"All She Wants for Christmas" by jack Burton is both heartbreaking and magical as country music sensation Riley Jensen makes a trip back home to Deer Lake for the holidays. The novel does an excellent job of walking the reader through Riley’s emotional state as she carved her way to stardom. The novella really has a hometown feel to it and the theme of family resonate through the pages. I really enjoyed this holiday themes story. Mistakes in the past, petty jealousies, misunderstanding and sacrifices lay the heart of Riley Jensen opportunity of stardom. I love how it is that same stardom that allows her to re-connect with her past. As Character go, Zoey, Ethan’s daughter is just a delight; her constant ramblings and her “Riley Jensen” are just too cute. Ms. Burton weaves a touching contemporary romance in the theme of a traditional harlequin romance. The novel is sweet in its prose, yet enticingly erotic in its sexual energy.

"Unwrapped" by Magen Hart is a hot bed of illicit carnal delights. What a totally sensual peak into a couples sexual desires. The novella is a tale of an erotic honeymoon ski trip gone crazy. This novella is so different than the previous stories in the anthology. It’s full of some wild and crazy sexual exploits, a couples desire to make new memories and what the holiday really mean.

"Believe" by Lauren Dane is a wonderful tale of second chances steeped with sizzling BDSM connotations and sexual energy. Rori and Jude wholeheartedly embrace their second chance at love by looking to create some of their own personal memories. I loved Jude’s planned intimate Christmas getaway. I could totally relate to each character’s fears about their future; in their attempts to put the ghosts of the past behind them. It is hard to live in the shadow of another, but Dam if Jude doesn't give it his all in showing Rori that she is the one for him. I loved his unwavering resolve to do right by her, after being given a second chance. While some of the other novellas were the nice, “Believe” is definitely the naughty. I enjoyed this novella.

“Naughty and Nice” is an excellent in-between novel that I highly recommend.

Book Blurb for Naughty and Nice

A famous singer reunites with an old flame. A couple explores their desire to be truly bound together. Newlyweds heat things up when they're trapped indoors. And sparks fly when the lights go out. Whether you are naughty or nice, you can still get what you really want for Christmas in this collection of four seasonal shorts.

Night Owl Reviews Mar, 2011 4.00