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I won a copy on Goodreads Firstreads.This is a collection of 6 romance stories wriiten by different authors and all set at Christmas time All are takes on 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 I won a copy on Goodreads Firstreads.This is a collection of 6 romance stories wriiten by different authors and all set at Christmas time All are takes on 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 quick reads.Donna Kauffman s Making Waves is the tale of a young lady who decides to take the job as the chef on a charter yacht despite the fact that she suffers greatly from seasickness.In Let It Snow,Nancy Warren presents the tale of a weather girl and her cameraman get stuck outside during a snowstorm.Erin McCarthy tells the tale of a cartoonist to tries to tell his childhood sweetheart how he really feels in his cartoon strip in You,Actually.Next 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 language.Sliver Bella by Lucy Monroe is the story of a high fashion model who is muchinnocent than her bad girl reputation implies.Finally 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 condoms.I do not usually read books that are in the romance genre At least that are 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 to like reading the Christmas collections especially around the holidays If I wasinto the romance genre then I would probably have given this collection a 5 star rating.I 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 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 both licked in a blow by blow description that only lacks diagrammed pictures Thankfully these stories are prime examples of NOT doing that They are direct enough without crossing that line If you do want the type that leaves nothing to the imagination,you might be unsatisfied by these stories But if you like your romances to be actual stories and not just aacceptable 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 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 a lust love at first sight story, but they were fun and told good stories Definitely steamy enough for a cold winter night lol Great anthology Gonna go check out some of the other books out by these authors. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Making Waves Donna Kauffman 3 5 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 in lust and determined to get her into bed What Burke doesn t realize is that Kam has never been on a sailboat and suffers from debilitating seasickness But she s determined to keep this job, prove s Making Waves Donna Kauffman 3 5 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 in lust and determined to get her into bed What Burke doesn t realize is that Kam has never been on a sailboat and suffers from debilitating seasickness But she s determined to keep this job, prove she can do ti and make her money She s also pretty quick to decide that she doesn t mind going to bed with Burke So this was sexy, but not much of a romance per se This is entirely focused on Burke and Kam s attraction to each other with the minor issue of her seasickness and how that puts a jam in Burke s plans and turns out not to matter in the least They don t really get to know each other and they don t fall in love They basically agree to start a sizzling affair Then we get the epilogue with their marriage proposal So it s kinda disappointing that we don t get to see the falling in love part Too short I guess Also, I was a bit disappointed that I didn t get any further insight into the Morgan patriarch and what he was up to there at the end of his life I feel like that didn t get wrapped up in the 3rd book of the Rogue s Hollow Series, so I was hoping it would be addressed in this one Let It Snow Nancy Warren 3 5 Marisa is a weather girl who has had to deal with a cameraman who hates her for the past 3 months When the power goes out while they re delivering a weather report on the roof during a snowstorm, they get trapped together in a smoking shelter for the night Marisa learns pretty soon that Rob doesn t hate her, but is attracted to her and doesn t want to be She admits to her own crush and the two decide to take it from there This had some potential and could have been much better if it had been long enough As it was, it felt like Rob honestly didn t like Marisa based on his own preconceived notions about her and so I was a bit confused why he was later acting like he d been in love with her all along I liked that this is a case of two people who have stereotyped ideas about each other and they learn how wrong they ve been all along, but Rob s feelings were confusing And Marisa s switched to love real quick I think these two needed a bittime to cook in the plot before they were ready for love You, Actually Erin McCarthy 4 5 Josh and Cassidy have been best friends since they were teenagers and both have been sporting major crushes on the other since then Josh is ready to just tell Cassidy how he feels and has been hinting at it in his comic strip, having his main character fall in love with a woman named Kristen, who is supposed to represent Cassidy But Cassidy has been seeing them and thinking he s in love with someone named Kristen, so she s preparing for news that Josh has fallen for someone else and that this will be their last Christmas together But once they finally kiss, all truth comes to the table This was actually really cute and very short It s only 30 some pages and this is wholly contained on one night as they get past their misunderstandings and finally realize they ve loved each other the whole time and get their sexy thing on Very cute.Undercover Claus Mary Janice Davidson 2 5 Sothis was kinda silly and stupid and not to my taste Corinne is a cop with a true New Yorker style of speech and she s undercover as a Salvation Army Santa trying to nab a purse snatcher Along comes Grant, a British businessman who falls head over heels the minute he sees her They banter back and forth, have sex off screenthis one s clean and propose to each other without ever sharing a single spark of chemistry And the banter honestly felt like it was trying too hard to be funny and some of this is very slapsticky and this just did not work for me I didn t hate it, but I didn t find this cute at all I was really glad it was short This just reinforces how I dislike silly humor in my romance, but YMMV.Silver Bella Lucy Monroe 3 5 Bella Jackson is a 26 year old virgin model of sensual wear whose ex just called her an ice queen to all the tabloids She s chatted up by a sexy rancher, Jake Barton and the sparks fly between them Jake is determined to seduce Bella and take her back to his ranch and to his bed Bella is on board, but Jake was pretty clear that this wasn t about commitment, so is there a future for them This was okay The virgin thing was a bit overboard here Bella was overly sweet and innocent given her exposure to the modeling world and she got pretty whiny during sex And Jake s attitude was a bit slimy, but typical for romance I think The two definitely had some great chemistry and there was a nice bit of angst there at toward the end that made this story a bitenjoyable Snow Day Susanna Carr 3 5 Karen and Tyler lived in the same town as teenagers Karen wanted stability and a place to call her own and Tyler wanted to find adventure, but they both sort of lusted after each other Last year, at a wedding, Karen accidentally found herself in Tyler s bed and although he was tempted, Tyler walked out Now he s back because he knows he wants Karen, but he has to convince her to take a chance on him and to ditch the loser boyfriend she s thinking of having sex with Another decent story Poor Karen and her issues with belonging the author really conveys her despondency at being the outsider and not belonging I was a bit confused about Tyler if he loved Karen from the start why did he proposition her with an affair And the whole wrong bed thing really worked for the angst factor, especially in the aftermath I think though that this could have been a really great story if it had been longer anddrawn out I only reread 3 of the 6 stories in here but I reread them every year 03 25 13 This review is for all 4 stories that make up Donna Kauffman s Men of Rogues Hollow ALL FANTASTIC I loved 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 last is Jace BUT all 4 stories were 5 stars in their own way.. 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 lovers did too good a job explaining why they were only friends and I didn t buy into the new love in a few days 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 lovers did too good a job explaining why they were only friends and I didn t buy into the new love in a few days Whooooa raunchy lol Each story was so unrealistic, they made me laugh It s like, Nice to meet you, let s have sex You, Actually and Snow Day were my 2 fave stories because they wererelaistic It was kinda Christmasy and I liked reading it during the holidays Definitely heated things up lol 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. (FREE DOWNLOAD) РMerry Christmas, Baby à DONNA KAUFFMAN Making Waves The last thing playboy captain Burke Morgan needs is a last minute replacement cook for his yacht who also suffers from motion sickness But once he sees luscious 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 About Time, Too Josh Black is so in 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 beautiful, lonely workaholic, and he d love to take her out of disguise and help her slip into something a little comfortable LUCY MONROE Silver Bella Successful model Bella Jackson may look steamy on covers, but under them, she s a total novice What she needs is someone who can make her feel the way she 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 rotten luck 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 her I m uusually not wild about anthologies, especially when a story is really enjoyable and you wish it could be a full fledged book I borrowed this book as it s part of one of Monroe s series that I want to start.