[Merry Christmas Baby] E–pub ´ Donna Kauffman
Making Waves stood pretty well on it s own but I had too many issues with it to truly enjoy it After two so so reads in a row from Donna Kauffman I probably won t be in any hurry to complete the series Rating 12 Let It Snow by Nancy Warren I ve never really been much of a fan of the lovehate relationship in romances but if the story is long enough to develop the charac 032513 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 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 ust did not have the substance that the others did Granted each story was a lustlove 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 I won a copy on Goodreads FirstreadsThis 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 uick readsDonna Kauffman s Making Waves is the tale of a young lady who decides to take the ob as the chef on a charter yacht despite the fact that she suffers greatly from seasicknessIn Let It SnowNancy Warren presents the tale of a weather girl and her cameraman get stuck outside during a snowstormErin McCarthy tells the tale of a cartoonist to tries to tell his childhood sweetheart how he really feels in his cartoon strip in YouActuallyNext 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 languageSliver Bella by Lucy Monroe is the story of a high fashion model who is much innocent than her bad girl reputation impliesFinally 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 condomsI 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 ust isn t necessarily the main thrust no pun intended I do tend to like reading the Christmas collections especially around the holidays If I was into the romance genre then I would probably have given this collection a 5 star ratingI 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 imaginationyou might be unsatisfied by these stories But if you like your romances to be actual stories and not ust a acceptable form of smut then give these a try. 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
Somehow I wasn t in the mood for this book but kept reading and it was an okay read A little sex than I usually like but okay I m not big on anthologies anyway so I guess I ust liked the seasonal topic This was a library book Whooooa raunchy lol Each story was so unrealistic they made me laugh It s like Nice to meet you let s have sexYou Actually and Snow Day were my 2 fave stories because they were relaisticIt was kinda Christmasy and I liked reading it during the holidays Definitely heated things up lol Making Waves Donna Kauffman 35 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 Arvyndase (Silverspeech) job prove she can do ti and make her money She s also pretty uick 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 aam 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 35 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 uick I think these two needed a bit time to cook in the plot before they were ready for love You Actually Erin McCarthy 45 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 The Magpie Lord (A Charm of Magpies, 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 th The first story wasust 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 Curve Lovers 3 just really wasn t wor. 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 forecastust how steamy it can get between the two of them ERIN McCARTHY And Ab.
Th the time to read it 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 Wedlock Of The Gods job explaining why they were only friends and I didn t buy into the new love in a few days I only reread 3 of the 6 stories in here but I reread them every year Reviewed for THC Reviews35 stars Making Waves by Donna Kauffman I can t say that I m terribly enthusiastic about boats andor sailing so for that reason alone Making Waves didn t fully resonate with me I ve never seen a yacht up close so I have no idea what one looks like especially inside Unfortunately the author s descriptions left something to be desired on that count making it difficult for me to imagine the setting I also thought that her balance between dialog and prose was off kilter and sometimes both were a bit too verbose There were some long passages of introspective narration that made the story drag for me and there were eually long sections of dialog most of which didn t add much to the plot or characterizations Some also took place during moments of passion and I ve never really cared much for chatty love scenes As for the love scenes themselves they could have been smokin hot if they hadust flowed better Even setting aside Burke and Kamala s talkativeness the way they were written was a little too choppy and metaphorical causing me to have to re read certain parts ust to figure out where they were in the love making process I also didn t find their bluntness about their desire for one another to be a particular turn on I ust favor having a little mystery surrounding the protagonists feelings while still keeping it honest I was rather ambivalent about Burke and Kam as the hero and heroine I like alphas but Burke seemed to be the cocky playboy type who thinks he can have any woman he wants which wasn t really to my taste Even though I was a little skeptical of Burke s cure for motion sickness I did think it was rather sweet that he made the effort to help Kam overcome it If nothing else I thought I might like the inter ethnic aspect of their romance since Kam is Hawaiian but she wasn t really a stand out heroine for me I admired that she was a woman who had worked hard to become a great chef and wasn t allowing her overbearing family to run her life but seemingly contrary to her personality she had uit a Undeniable job where she was being sexually harassed by her boss and never tried to do anything about it legally I thought her reasoning for that was weak and what was even confusing to me is that since she had no sailing experience she wore skimpy clothes to meet Burkeust in case she needed to use her looks to get the ob Also the moment she set foot on Burke s boat she almost immediately allowed him to start groping her but I guess maybe that s supposed to be OK if you re attracted to the guy Regrettably this turned out to be another one of the instant lust tales that I m rapidly tiring of these days with Burke and Kamala literally tearing each other s clothes off within less than an hour of meeting and I can t say that I ever felt much of an emotional connection between them Also as with some of the other novellas in this anthology the Christmas theme is something of an afterthought Making Waves is the fourth story in the Men of Rogues Hollow series While I rarely ever read series books out of order I made an exception with this one because I was eager to wrap up the anthology Burke had been mentioned in passing in the first novella Baby It s Cold Outside from the Jingle Bell Rock anthology but since I haven t read the second and third stories Exposed from the Bad Boys Next Exit anthology and Catch Me if You Can respectively I don t know if he was a part of either one Burke s three brothers and their heroines from those stories are briefly mentioned in Making Waves with little where are they now updates In my opinion. Out 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.
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Merry Christmas Baby E–pub ´ Donna Kauffman
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