Saturday, December 8, 2012

Review: Naughty and Nice by Knox, O'Keefe, Sloane

Naughty and Nice: Three Holiday Treats 
by Ruthie Knox, Molly O'Keefe, Stefanie Sloane
ebook, 210 pages 
Published November 5th 2012 by Random House Digital, Inc.

’Tis the season for romance with three original holiday-themed novellas! Unwrap this festive eBook bundle and discover why these authors are quickly becoming the biggest names in the genre. Ruthie Knox tells a heartwarming contemporary story of first loves given the gift of a second chance; Molly O’Keefe releases the ghosts of Christmas past with a prequel to her novel Crazy Thing Called Love; and Stefanie Sloane weaves an irresistible Regency tale of fiery passion that burns deep on a cold winter’s night.

by Ruthie Knox

Carson Vance couldn’t wait to get out of Potter Falls, but now that he’s back to spend Christmas with his ailing father, he must face all the people he left behind . . . like Julie Long, whose heart he broke once upon a time. Now the proprietor of the local inn, Julie is a successful, seductive, independent woman—everything that Carson’s looking for. But despite several steamy encounters under the mistletoe, Julie refuses to believe in happily ever after. Now Carson must prove to Julie that he’s back for good—and that he wants her in his life for all the holidays to come.


After falling in love with Ruthie Knox's other books, I knew I had to read Room at the Inn for a little holiday hotness and cheer.

I'm slowly getting into Contemporary Romance and Knox is one of the authors that is on my audio buy list for the genre. She knows how to write a story with heart. Her couples not only have hot sex but their is a real romance between them and a great plot in each of her books.

Room at the Inn is a great holiday romance where a couple that have been on and off over the last few years get a second chance to make it work. I love that Carson and Julie have always loved each other, even though they moved on after Carson left town they both pined for the other one.

Their love is true, it was just a case of wrong timing and both being scared of getting want they want out of life even if they weren't sure what that was until now. They both had to do some growing up to realize that the other was their perfect future, no matter where they were.

The only reason Room at the Inn didn't get a full 5 star rating is because I would have loved to have this story in a full length book.

Check out other reviews of books by Ruthie Knox.

  About Last Night

by Molly O’Keefe

Maddy Baumgarten and Billy Wilkins are spontaneous, in love, and prepared to elope the day after Christmas—that is, if Maddy’s family doesn’t throw a wrench in their plans. After all, Maddy’s barely out of high school and Billy’s a notorious bad boy. Maddy doesn’t care about Billy’s rough past—all she cares about is living in the here and now. But after Maddy’s mother stops speaking to her in protest, and a Christmas Eve heart-to-heart with her father leaves her with butterflies, Maddy starts to get cold feet. She loves Billy, but is she taking this big step too soon?


This is the backstory for Maddy and Billy's upcoming story in the Crooked Creek series and it is really effective as a teaser. In Can't Hurry Love, we discovered that they had a past and here we find out how they started as a couple. It's short but packs a lot in a few pages. They were pretty well developed and also managed to steam it up without it feeling gratuitous. Theirs is not your typical holiday story but it captures the sentiments of the season. I'm hooked and cannot wait to read the next book.

 (ARC from NetGalley)

Check out other reviews of books by Molly O'Keefe.

Can't Buy Me Love  Can't Hurry Love

by Stephanie Sloane

After being jilted by her fiancé, Jane Merriweather turns to her dear childhood friend, the Honorable Lucas Cavanaugh, for support—and unlocks the smoldering desire simmering in the man’s troubled heart. Frightened by his newfound feelings, Lucas flees to Scotland. But when the Christmas season brings them together again, one glance is all that’s needed to reignite his yearning. If Lucas can convince Jane that his intentions are as pure as the falling snow, they’ll turn a dreary December into a joyous Yuletide affair.




  1. o.o I am glad you reviewed this, I keep looking at cover and synopsis at B&N on my nook, next time I am going to hit click, buy , confirm!


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