Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Stockings & Suspenders by Carolyn Rosewood

As the temperature drops, the women in this collection of stories find naughty and delicious ways to warm up for the holidays.

A boss with a proposal to make her sweat, a promise from an Italian assistant, a cabin in the middle of nowhere with two men waiting to cater to her every desire, a special surprise for a lonely solider...

All of these encounters and more from ten talented authors. Get ready for some holiday loving...Evernight style

Reviewer: Dolce Amore
The Proposal by London Saint James
Grace Hale is having a bad day. For the first time in two years, she's late to work and she receives a write-up along with a stern scolding from the wicked witch, aka her boss, Charlotte Saxton.

Soon after, she discovers an impressive run in her new black silk stockings; that’s when Dravin Hall, partner and advertising hot shot appears and invites her for a drink. Later, when she broke a nail, Daven helped her. But when she arrives two and a half hours late to her date with Daven, will he still be there?

Marvelous story!!! Ms. London Saint James use of delicious irony, made me laugh over and over again. It also has a very hot scene, so you won’t be disappointed. 5 stars for her story, she deserves it.

Chasing Miss Kringle by C. R. Moss
Jack Vorst is a private detective and his latest case is to find an elf… or whatever it is, that's helping people using some kind of magic. He asks Kristina Cristkindle, a woman he meets in the gym, to go out with him. After a few scenes of hot mental sex, he realize that the elf has to be Kristina. Will they have a future together?

It's a hot story. I loved the mental scenes. Magic exists in the world if you know where to look. I give it 4.5 stars.

Snow Angel by Jezebel Jorge
Minerva Madison is driving to her sister's when she has a car accident and gets stuck in the snow. She is rescued by Brian Carson who recognizes her as the erotic writer she is.

I loved Brian’s home… It’s a hot story, perfect to be read in front of a fireplace; if you don’t have one, improvise. It deserves 5 stars.

Naughty & Nice by Lila Shaw
Chrissy is a succubus and she works for Santa. On Christmas, she gets a list of who's been the nicest of the nice and she pays them a visit. And now it's time for Lt. David Ramsey to enjoy his reward. However, there is some kind of confusion and she beds the wrong man.

I loved the story. Capt. Marcus Torino switched identities with Lt. David Ramsey and he got the junior officer’s special Christmas gift. I really enjoyed their meeting and the end was a surprise… Santa sees all, Santa knows all… and Santa gives presents if you are nice. I rate it 5 stars.

Making the Naughty List by Seleste deLaney
Daisy Duke was saved from the streets of Detroit by Brady, one of Santa’s elves; now she too works for Santa. Her last assignment is to bring Gage Thomas to his senses; he was on Santa’s naughty list for several years. But her boss didn’t tell her the whole truth…

Wonderful! Ms Seleste deLaney did a great job. I fell for Daisy and Gage, they are amazing characters. And the humor added to the story takes it to a new dimension. It deserves 5 stars.

A Very Naughty Christmas by Carolyn Rosewood
Nita is going to her Aunt Susie’s new house in the wilds of Portage County; but she gets lost in the snowstorm. She finds a refugee with Alex and Cameron. They fell for her two years ago, when they saw her for the first time; her visit is like a dream coming true, but will Nita stay or she will leave the only happiness she found in a long time?

Sweet and hot at the same time, this story is about lost and second chances. It’s about every women’s fantasy, finding two men who show their love and passion. I can’t give it less than 5 stars.

Promises by Xondra Day
After a traumatic childhood, Leda James doesn’t do relationships. However, Joey has decided to have her and when both of them were caught by the snowfall in Leda’s bakery, he decides to go for it.

I liked the story. The story line is simple, but it is a short story. I rate it 4 stars.

Santa's Little Helper by Kelly Yeakle
Miranda Wilson is a rich and vain young woman until her father temporarily revokes her access to her trust fund. He tells her that she has to find a job or she will lose everything. And the only job she gets is in O’Hurleys, as one of Santa's little helpers at the photo kiosk. Craig Davis, her boss, changes her by making her falling in love with him.

This is a story about redemption… you can change if you want. And like always, love is the deciding factor. Miranda is a smart woman, I liked her character. 5 stars for it.

Mistletoe Masquerade by Alaska Angelini
Jeanie has a secret admirer who invited her to a masquerade. There, she followed the sad and beautiful music and she finds Jared. Jared and his best friend Edward Collins sent her the invitation.

The hot scenes between them are very well written and very good for a short story. I give it 5 stars.

Letter to Santa by Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy
Elise writes to Santa asking for a lover. When Nicholas knocks at her door just after she drank her third glass of wine, she thinks he is her present. After a night full of passion, he tells her who he really is.

I enjoyed Elise and Nicholas’s story. Love can give your deepest desire if you believe enough and Elise believed. And who doesn’t want a hot and attractive lover? I give it 5 stars.

This anthology is perfect for this holiday season! It deserves 4.5 stars.

Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Review Courtesy Of: ManicReaders


Carolyn Rosewood said...

Thank you for the awesome review! :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the great review :D

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