All they want for Christmas is you…
It’s the time of year for twinkling lights on trees and kisses under the mistletoe. Yet the passing of another year means nothing to the stunning immortals who lurk in the shadows of the new-fallen snow.
And they don’t care if you’ve been naughty or nice.
Let four fanged lovers open your eyes to a passion you never dared to imagine. After all, there’s no place like home for the holidays—and these dazzling vampires can’t wait for an invitation.
When I read the title for this book, I knew I had to read it. I mean, seriously, who wouldn’t want a vampire for X-mas? And since the book included short stories by authors I’d been meaning to check out for a while, it made me feel even more excited to give it a try.
Each story was a bit different from what I expected. They all offered many steamy scenes and had a heavy dose of romance, but none really introduced anything groundbreaking or new in terms of vampirism. Still, that was okay with me. The vampires featured were enough to satisfy my cravings, and the plots moved quickly enough for me to be okay with the insta-love angle.
My favorite of the group was Enchanted by Blood by Laurie London, which, I found out, is part of the Sweetblood series, so I’m now curious about the other stories in the series. Anybody read them? Are they good?
In a world where being of mixed-blood is a major liability, Sabina Kane has the only profession fit for an outcast: assassin. But, her latest mission threatens the fragile peace between the vampire and mage races and Sabina must scramble to figure out which side she’s on. She’s never brought her work home with her—until now.
This time, it’s personal.
Agh! I want to kick myself for not liking this book as much as I’d hoped I would. I’d read a few reviews for it that had me thinking I’d LOVE it, but meh, it wasn’t for me. And I only blame myself for this, because the writing was solid and there were some truly quirky and funny characters that I thought were pretty cool. Overall, I just didn’t care for how obvious the villains were or how the ‘sexual’ tension felt forced. Just because the heroine and her ‘mentor’ don’t get along and pretend they’re not attracted to each other, doesn’t mean they have palpable chemistry, or at least any I was feeling.
No strings. No regrets. And no going back….
I didn’t think he wanted me. And I wasn’t about to get involved with him, not after what I’d heard. Sure, Alex Kennedy was tall, dark, and unbearably hot, but I’ve been burned before. When I solicited him to model for my erotic photography book, I didn’t expect such a heated, passionate photo session. And now that we’ve crossed that line, our bodies aren’t the only things that have been exposed.
But I can’t give my heart to a man who’s so…unconventional. His last sexual relationship was with a married couple. It’s enough that my ex-fiancee preferred men; I can’t take that chance again, no matter how much my body thrives on Alex’s touch. I can’t risk it, but I can’t resist it, either.
Alex can be very convincing when he wants something. And he wants me.
Note to self: Reading an erotic novel is very different than listening to one. *blushes*
I’d been wanting to try a Hart novel for a long time, so when I spotted Naked for more than half off it’s usual price on Audible, I snagged it. I didn’t realize that Alex, the object of desire for Olivia, had been in a previous book, Tempted.
The whole time I listen to this story, I felt so uneasy, but not just because of the amount of smexy scenes it included. My main reason was because I couldn’t support the building romance between Olivia and Alex. For Olivia, as I grew to know her and like her, I also became increasingly worried that her heart would be broken in a similar fashion as it had been in the past. In fact, I kept expecting it to happen. For Alex, I felt like he was trying to be something he was not. He largely remained a mystery to me and, I think, to Olivia as well. Their love seemed very fragile, and their story was a bit too uncomfortable for my taste. I didn’t mind that they were an unconventional couple, not at all. Stuff like that usually makes me happy. I just didn’t like finishing the book and feeling that their HEA wasn’t going to last.