Miss Kane's Christmas

Caroline Mickelson

This novella is basically the kind of premise that would you find in a Hallmark Christmas movie.
Santa Claus' daughter is tasked to bring back the Christmas spirit to a widower by posing as his kid's new nanny.
Short, super fluffy and free from all major e-book retailers.
Since I'm a Hallmark christmas movie junkie this suited me as a momentary diversion.

Rating: C



Must Love Mistletoe

Christie Ridgway

51b-wizjd5lA freebie from iBooks, this is a competent if formulaic contemporary Christmas romance.
High powered attorney Bailey comes home to bail out the family Christmas store at the busiest time of the year.
Who does she find next door? Her high school sweetheart of course. Former bad boy Finn is home looking after his terminally ill Grandmother while recovering from injuries acquired in the line of duty as a Secret Service agent.
Will sparks fly? What do you think?
Worth reading if you like a serviceable contemporary romance and like the price of free!

Rating: C

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Wife By Wednesday

Catherine Bybee

wife by wednesdayUtterly forgettable fake married novel.
Our heroine runs an ultra discreet matchmaking service for the super wealthy.
Titled and super rich the lead male needs a wife to collect his full inheritance.
Turning down the offered matches he instead asks our heroine to be his fake wife for a year.
Of course things don't quite run smoothly.

Rating: C



The Nine Lives of Christmas

Sheila Roberts

The nine lives of christmasI read this after watching the TV film based on it.
It's got some differences to the film - particularly in the female lead (Merilee) and the extent to which the male lead's cat plays a role in events.
It's pretty enjoyable for a generic romance but I did prefer the version of Merilee they have in the film.

Rating: C



Long Way Home

Neve Cottrell

long way homeAnother free download contemporary romance. This is the story of a young woman returning to her idyllic home town and her estranged family who recovers from tragedy by rediscovering romance.
It's not hugely well written but the characters are pretty compelling. I couldn't say it was great but I'd certainly read another book by the author.

Rating: C



From This Moment On

Bella Andre

from this moment onThis is an entirely forgettable contemporary romance. Competently written and entertaining enough it just doesn't stick in the memory at all.

Rating: C



Love Handles

Gretchen Galway

love handlesCompetent romantic comedy about a preschool teacher who inherits a sports clothing company from her duplicitous and manipulative Grandfather.
She surprises her relatives by not selling the business and instead settling in to try and save the ailing company. All this while resisting the schemes (and advances) of the ex-Olympian VP in day to day charge.
It's a pleasant enough read - especially for a free ebook.

Rating: C



Stripping The Billionaire

Noelle Adams

stripping the billionaireBenjamin Damon is a billionaire's heir who has run away from family obligations and money to live a less hypocritical life.
When his gorgeous friend and next-door neighbour invites herself along when his mother asks for his help to remodel her house he finds himself falling for her.
This one is incredibly formulaic but I find Adams pretty readable compared to other authors who give romance novels away for free on iBooks.

Rating: C



Hired Bride

Noelle Adams

d BrideTo avoid an incident with the daughter of a potential business partner at a party a callous billionaire announces that he's engaged to a cash-strapped and compliant young women he'd just met.
They agree to get married to make him seem more respectable and so she can finally afford to restore the family home.
As with all these kind of stories she's not as compliant as she seems and he's not so callous and (spoilers) they fall in love for real.

Rating: C



Sex. Lies & Online Dating

Rachel Gibson

sex lies and online datingI've read this generic romance before. To be honest I'm not sure why I read it all the way to the end on this re-read because it isn't good.

Rating: C