Genres: Romance, Erotica, Christmas, Instalove, Novella
Published: December 1, 2016
Told in dual POVs
Since losing his wife five years ago, Derek Erickson has lived a life of lonely solitude. Focusing on work and incasing his heart in a protective shell of ice. Friends and family have begged him to put himself back out in the dating world, to find someone who can unfreeze his troubled heart. But Derek is content to live alone. He had and lost the great love of his life and to him no one can make him as happy as his late wife Sonia had. That is until he gets snowed in for Christmas with the vibrant and charismatic Eliza Edwards.
An American Christmas in the mountains sounded like a dream to Eliza Edwards. After four months of living in the Big Apple she was ready to get back to the small town vibe she had been missing since moving from her childhood home of Surrey, England. She was prepared for a weekend of watching cheesy Christmas movies, baking cookies and sitting by the fire drinking hot cocoa. The only thing she wasn’t expecting was to meet the charming and extremely handsome Derek Erickson. One innocent kiss under the mistletoe sparks a fire so intense that not even the coldest of hearts could survive.
Snow, a small cabin in the woods and the romance of Christmas is a recipe for one hot steamy holiday.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
“Mistletoed” is by author M. Andrews.
Published: December 10. 2016
My Rating: 4 Stars
This was my first book by author M. Andrews. I adored it. There was no angst. It was a simple, sweet story of instalove/lust between two people who were so perfect for each other. It was also very short; I literally read it it under an hour. I didn’t mind that it was short. It had all the cuteness that made a perfect Christmas romance. I will admit there is not a lot of complexity to the H/h. We have a brief backstory but it was enough to help with a small connection. I thought the setting was appropriate; Christmastime in Colorado. An over the top decorated cabin and with an addition of “ugly” Christmas sweaters. I could picture it nicely.
Derek lost his wife to cancer five years prior and hasn’t wanted to move on. He believed that his late wife was his “great” love and she could never be replaced. For the first time in years, Derek is reluctantly visiting his family’s vacation home for Christmas. However, because of snow his parents will be delayed arriving. So Derek must keep his father’s assistant occupied. She was invited to spend the holidays with his family. Derek is less than thrilled to have to play babysitter. But all that dismay is instantly erased the moment he sets eyes on her…..
Sonia, a transplant from England, has recently moved to the US. She has a job and is eager to start a new life away from her previously boring one in England. Sonia was invited to spend Christmas with Derek’s family and she is thrilled. Sonia was depressed at the thought of opening the holiday by herself. When she finds out her new boss and his wife may not make it to Colorado for Christmas, she is worried about spending time alone with Derek, a man she has never met before. But the minute she sees him, all her worry is gone.
The attraction between Derek and Sonia was seriously instantaneous and their sexual chemistry was smoking hot. As I said this book is very short but I thought the author did a great job giving us a sweet, sexy, super hot instalove story. I will definitely read more from this author.