Book Reviews of The Night Before Christmas

The Night Before Christmas
ISBN-13: 9780758212146
ISBN-10: 0758212143
Publication Date: 10/1/2005
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 122 ratings
Publisher: Brava
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 6
The Night Before Christmas is an anthology featuring six wonderful stories. There wasn't a single story in this book that I didn't enjoy. Truly a book that captures the magic of the Christmas season my single complaint has to be that the stories left me wanting more! Lori Foster's White Knight Christmas is the first story. For months, Police Detective Parker Ross has watched his neighbor Lily Donaldson, watched and wanted her. But Lily is everything he thinks he shouldn't have. She's too sweet, too optimistic, too young and too into Christmas. But Lily's not giving up on Parker and before long he finds himself falling head over heels. With a hunky hero and a spunky, determined heroine, White Knight Christmas is another wonderful treat from Lori Foster. Snowed Under by Erin McCarthy was my favorite tale in this anthology! When Claire Robbins is soaked by a passing snow plow she heads to her brothers place to try and dry out only to find that while her brother and his wife are out of town his best friend Justin Fairbanks is staying at his apartment. Claire has been attracted to Justin for years but never acted on it but now that she's got him trapped right where she wants him she's determined she's going to have him, if only for one night. For his part, Justin has wanted Claire for years also, but has always felt bad about it because she was in college when he first met her and the age difference made him feel just wrong. With Claire taking off her clothes in an attempt to get warm and letting him know in no uncertain terms that she wants him and has wanted him for years he doesn't stand a chance. But will they both realize that the feelings that they've had for each other for years may go beyond attraction and lust? When I first read Claire's brother Derek's story, Smart Mouth, I was hoping that Erin McCarthy would do a story for Claire and I certainly wasn't disappointed! Snowed Under is a hot little tale that is loaded with emotion. In Ms. Humbug by Jill Shalvis, Cami Bennett has never felt like she fit in. She used to be the ugly duckling in a family of swans before she went to college and although she lost weight and has become attractive she can't seem to see herself in any other light except the one she grew up under. In her job as City Planner this has given people the impression that she is cold. Mayor Matt Tarino has been attracted to Cami for awhile now but once they share a kiss he knows that he is going to have to prove to Cami that he is not the skirt chaser that everyone thinks he is. A sensual tale with just right touch of suspense Ms. Humbug is a welcome addition to this anthology!
Kathy Love gives us a story about second chances with I'll Be Home For Christmas. When he is stranded at the airport due to snow storm the last thing Rob Marsten expects to see is Erica Fetzer, the woman that he had dumped years ago but had never really forgotten, or that due the storm he would find himself sharing a hotel room with her. Rob had hurt Erica badly when he had left her to pursue money and success but she can't help but find herself still attracted to him. It doesn't take long for passion to rekindle between them but the next morning they say their goodbyes again and go their own ways. But Rob begins to wonder if money and success are worth it if you have no one to share it with. Can he convince Erica to give him another chance? Kathy Love has penned an outstanding short story of realizing what's really important in life. The final story in this book was The Good Girl's Guide To A Very Bad Christmas by Kylie Adams. Peri Knight breaks her engagement, much to her mother's displeasure, when a friend sends her an online link to a video "Bankers Gone Wild" featuring her fianc having sex with a stripper. However, she's far from heartbroken, she's been fantasying about actor Chase McCloud ever since he began regularly visiting the coffee shop where she works while waiting for her "big acting break". When Peri finally lands a part playing opposite Chase on the same television show it doesn't take long for things to heat up between them. A Good Girl's Guide To A Very Bad Christmas is a feel good story that I believe that all readers will enjoy for the happy ending!
All in all The Night Before Christmas is jam packed with great stories that you can't go wrong with and will leave you with a smile.
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Helpful Score: 3
It's the "bad boys" making Christmas dreams come true!! Romance and passion are in abundance in this delightful book containing six short stories. My favorites were "White Knight Christmas" by Lori Foster, where a hunky detective finds out what the season is all about from his neighbor. And, "Snowed Under" by Erin McCarthy, where a gal makes an emergency stop to her older brother's apartment, only to find out that her childhood crush is already holed up there for the Christmas holiday.

The stories are cute, funny, entertaining and loaded with enough romance to get your holidays revved up and ready to go!! I gave it 4 stars.
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Helpful Score: 2
Very cute QUICK reads-- I read one a day at lunch
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Helpful Score: 2
Fast, fun short stories.
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Helpful Score: 2
Six short holiday stories. Great if you're looking for a quick read.
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Helpful Score: 1
six stories with six different authors.
It was a cute read. I like it.
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Helpful Score: 1
There were two really good stories (Lori Foster was one, of course), two were ok., & two were less than mediocre. A fast, easy read.
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Fun read for the Holidays.
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Lots of cute, tales of Christmas romance
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This book is not for the modest reader. A lot of sex, not so much romance. Not my style but if you like hot steamy sex scenes, this is for you!
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Six short stories by six of the best! All about heating up the holidays. Lots of fun.
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Six cute short stories about love found on Christmas Eve. Enjoyed it.
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A collection of short Christmas stories by 6 authors. My favorite was probably Ms. Humbub by Jill Shalvis.
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Good quick Read. Really enjoyed it.
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6 sexy short stories around Christmas time!
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Very, very sexy contemporary romance ahort stories set during the Christmas season. Enjoyable bed time reading.
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Good stories but not the best for most of these authors.
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Another Great story by Lori Foster and the other stories were good also!A Hot read on a cold night!! :-D
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Fun, and a little naughty, holiday romance stories to keep you warm on a cold winter's night.
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I loved it! All of those steamy, sexy stories for a cold night!! Ooo-la-la!!
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Fun, quick stories
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My favorite story was Ms. Humbug by Jill Shlvis.
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too funny...........very short stories and easy to read....about 100 pages per story.
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Kathy Love does first love reunited. Hot and tender.
Lori Foster does grizzled cop seduced by determined sexpot. Gotta love an alpha male who meets his match.
Erin McCarthy has the best inner dialog voice, very funny and hot little sister finally gets to jump her brother's friend.
Jill Shalvis includes a little mystery to her uptight heroine and irresistible hero.
Katherine Garbera's story was clunky and even in erotic romance world - improbable. Neither of her characters had much to offer.
Kylie Adams wrote hers on her lunch hour, a little too too...
4 out of 6 is not bad!
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This book is too RACY for me. I love Christmas romances/stories. This is more "sex at Christmas time" based. Not for me, but may be just want someone else needs! All new short stories.
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Very light, fluffy chick-lit style stories. A fun, sexy holiday read.
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Fast read!!
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Loved the Lori Foster and Jill Shalvis....Good Read
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A fun collection of short stories to get you into the christmas spirit. Some are very hot and spicy too.
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very funny stories
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Great stories by excellant writers. I have 2 copies so I'am pasting one along so someone else can enjoy. Happy Holiday's!
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I love every author in this book.
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Cute and sensuous love stories at Xmzs time. Nice.
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6 short stories

White Knight Christmas by Lori Foster
Ms. Humbug by Jill Shalvis
Seducing Scrooge by Katherine Garbera
Snowed Under by Erin Mccarthy (I really liked this one.)
I'll Be Home For Christmas by Kathy Love (I really liked this one.)
The Good Girl's Guide to a Very Bad Christmas by Kylie Adams
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Six cute holiday short stories.
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If you're looking for a book of short stories that focus on sex (the one that got away, the one you've been dreaming about for years, etc.) this is the book for you. Christmas plays a very small part. The same can be said about any real storyline. These are stories about sex and all the details. Not my cup of tea, but I know there are a lot of readers who enjoy this type of thing.
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Christmas has never been hotter...
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Some of these stories are better than others. Liked the one by Foster the best.
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quick read. Some were good some weren't
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This book contains 6 short stories: White Knight Christmas by Lori Foster, Snowed Under by Erin McCarthy, Ms. Humbug by Jill Shalvis, Seducing Scrooge by Katherine Garbera, I'll Be Home For Christmas by Kathy Love and The Good Girl's Guide To A Very Bad Christmas by Kylie Adams. A very entertaining and quick read.
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great stories.
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5 fun stories.