Holiday Hideaway by Vicki Lewis Thompson, Jill Shalvis and Julie Kenner

Holiday Hideout
by Vicki Lewis Thompson, Jill Shalvis and Julie Kenner
Publisher: Harlequin
Published November 1st 2011
ISBN: 0373837623 (ISBN13: 9780373837625)

Review Courtesy of netGalley

The Thanksgiving Fix by Vicki Lewis Thompson
Finding Mr. Right is the furthest thing from Beth Davis's mind when the Reno professor takes Thanksgiving break at a colleague's Lake Tahoe cabin. Until Coinneach McFarland arrives to fix a suspicious leak. It looks like somebody's playing matchmaker for two people sworn to stay single. But as things heat up, Beth is astonished to find she has discovered her soul mate just as she'd given up looking.

The Christmas Set-Up by Jill Shalvis
Competing architects Zoe and Jason have two weeks to come up with the design to win a coveted new project. But when a snowstorm strands them together at a secluded cabin, Zoe sees her chance to show Jason how she really feels. With romance blooming under the mistletoe, can she get the gorgeous Scrooge into the true Christmas spirit?

The New Year's Deal by Julie Kenner
Five years ago, Cleo Daire and Josh Goodson said goodbye and went their separate ways. But first they made a promise to reunite. Now the ex-lovers are spending New Year's Eve in a romantic cabin, where passion takes them by surprise and long-wished-for dreams can sometimes come true.
My thoughts:

I enjoy reading anthologies, the short stories are a perfect after reading a lengthy novel. It also gives me a chance experience different authors and their writing styles. In Holiday Hideout, there are three stories focusing around Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Eve. All three stories are center around a cabin, a place where the owners are trying to scientifically prove that all those who stay in the cabin either fall in love or rekindle their love.

I was looking forward to see how each author wrote about the same theme. Each story had its own uniqueness, two are written by authors who I have read before, Vicki Lewis Thompson and of course, my fav, Jill Shalvis, however, and I am new to Julie Kenner’s work.

On a whole the stories were entertaining, some of them started out slow and seemed to rush to a finish, I was left looking at the pages thinking wow, it ended already? I kept reminding myself novellas are just that, short stories, but I was left wanting more, I felt cheated in a way not knowing how things ended up. The stories do heat up and it is not because of the fireplace, though there are some sexy scenes in front of it.♥ For me, romance without an HEA is simply not a romance book. If you don’t mind HFN books, then you will enjoy these delightful books.

I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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