Book Review | Christmas in the City by L.J. Shen et al.

Pages: 325

Goodreads Rating: 3.87 / 5 stars

My Rating: ★★★.5 / 5 stars

Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance

Publishing Date: November 26th 2019

Publisher: Self published



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Twelve bestselling authors have come together to brighten your holiday with six ALL NEW co-written novels. Travel through six cities and fall in love with these enchanting love stories.

L.J. Shen & Helena Hunting
Just The Tip 
It’s not every day you meet a stranger who knows how to jingle your bells…

Corinne Michaels & Melanie Harlow
Baby it’s Cold Outside
My Christmas list did not include a broken heart, freezing temperatures, or my tree stuck in the door to my apartment building, but that’s what I got. Just when I thought Santa had failed me, I got something I never thought to ask for …

Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward
Kissmas in New York
It was just supposed to be a simple kiss with a stranger.  I’d done it to prove a point–that I hadn’t lost my sense of adventure. But you know what they say about the best laid plans. Maybe I’d get something in my stocking after all this holiday season…

Sierra Simone & Kennedy Ryan
The Christmas Crown
Noelani, queen of Manaroa, has one mission on her diplomatic visit to the States: forge strategic alliances for her homeland. When she meets brooding security specialist Brock Grimsby, their unexpected alliance heats up the holiday. One night. No promises, but come Christmas, will either be able to walk away?

Penny Reid & L.H. Cosway
Two lonely souls find companionship in Dublin for one magical night. Broderick Adams doesn’t mind his solitude, until she walks in. Ophelia Kelly sings to heal her heart, but has no idea he’s listening.

Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy
Jamie and Wes are having a blast living and working in Toronto. Until a scout for another team swoops in to make one of them an offer that might complicate the life they’ve built together.

My Review:

Review also posted on Goodreads

In the Philippines, we skip the spooky season and jump right into Christmas season. It’s always fun to read Christmas themed stories and this one is right up on my ally. Most of the stories are meet cute / insta-love but I don’t care right now because they’re all feel good stories.

Just the Tip – L.J. Shen & Helena Hunting – 4 stars
>> This is super adorable! Not a huge fan of insta-love but I can’t help the cuteness. The heroine is spunky and candid. She made me smile. I wish these two authors will collaborate more. It has the right amount of angst and sweetness.

Baby It’s Cold Outside – Corinne Michaels & Melanie Harlow – 4 stars
>> OMG. Another cute story. The chemistry between the characters is so good. Coincidence? Happenstance? I’m in awed. The characters are soul mates.

Kissmiss in New York – Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland – 3 stars
>> The beginning started great but the ending is a lackluster.

The Christmas Crown – Kennedy Ryan & Sierra Simone – 4.5 stars
>> Now THIS is a Christmas treat. Among the stories, this one is my favorite. I’m living for the body guard / royal romance! The characters have a fantastic chemistry. It was sexy and steamy. I love it.

Songbird – L.H. Cosway & Penny Reid 3 stars
>> I’m sort of torn between 2.5 and 3 stars, but I’ll give it three. The story is okay. It didn’t really catch my attention until the ending.

Epic – Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy 3.5 stars
>> A solid Christmas M/M Romance. YAAAASS! I want more ok?

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