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Preview — Santa, Baby by Jennifer Crusie. Carly Phillips Goodreads Author. Lori Foster Goodreads Author. Get ready for a holiday season you'll never forget with three of today's most sensational writers who know what every woman wants for the holidays.
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Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Santa, Baby. Oct 28, Christa rated it liked it Shelves: i-own. This book contained three novellas that take place near Christmas. The hero and heroine had briefly dated, but the hero ended their budding relationship.
In the story, he tells the heroine that he did so because she was boring on their dates. This didn't endear him to me. I really didn't feel any heat or chemistry between the hero and heroine. They share one brief kiss on the last page of the story.
For me, this story rat This book contained three novellas that take place near Christmas. For me, this story rated a two. Christmas Bonus, by Lori Foster, was better than the first story, but it wasn't as good as some of the other novellas I have read by her. The characters were likeable, and the story felt like more of a romance than the first one.
It rated a three with me. I enjoyed the last story, Naughty Under the Mistletoe, by Carly Phillips, more than the previous two. I liked the characters and felt that this story was better developed than the others. I would give it 3. Hot Toy has Trudy Maxwell desperate to find the hot toy of the year on Christamas Eve for a Santa gift for her five year old nephew.
In the toy store, she encounters Nolan Mitchell, a professor of Chinese literature whom she briefly dated. She thought that Nolan might be "The One," until he dumped her without ever even kissing her. Trudy's Christmas Eve toy shopping expedition turns into a misadventure involving secret agents and Chinese double agents, with Nolan Mitchell in the middle of it all. Just as Trudy is starting to again believe that Nolan might be a good guy, his actions anger and distress her.
She will have to find out what kind of man he truly is. In Christmas Bonus, Eric Bragg feels as if he let an important opportunity pass him by. He has been in love with Maggie for several years. As Maggie was his employer's daughter who was ten years younger than himself, he knew that he needed to let her grow up before declaring himself. At age twenty-two, Maggie's father dies and she suddenly becomes Eric's boss.
Now he believes if he tells her his feelings and asks her to marry him, the others in the office will believe he is angling to run the company. As Christmas nears, Eric begins to see that the attraction is not all one sided and he and Maggie confess their feelings to one another.
Toni Larson is a good girl who doesn't often have relationships. In Naughty Under the Mistletoe, she is an attorney who is getting ready to move to her company's new office. As Christmas approaches, she decides that it is time to act on her attraction to the senior partner's son, Stephan Corbin. She feels that since she will be in a different office, a one night stand with Stephan won't compromise her integrity at work. When Toni catches Stephan under the mistletoe at the company party and kisses him, she immediately realizes that she has mistaken this man's identity.
It is not Stephan, but his twin brother, Maxwell Corbin, private investigator. Toni and Maxwell are overwhelmingly attracted to one another, and they go to his apartment after the party. After spending a passionate night together, which Toni still intends as a one night stand, a phone message leaves her feeling devastated.
She runs from Maxwell's apartment, and he has to track her down and force her to confront the feelings that have so quickly developed between them. These Christmas novellas were not as good as I expected, based on who the authors were. Naughty Under the Mistletoe was my favorite, but I didn't find any of them to be truly special. View 1 comment. Dec 04, Cissa rated it it was amazing. Crusie's dialog is, as usual, sharp and witty and keeps the story moving along This story alone makes the book worthwhile, especially since one can 5 stars for the Crusie novella by itself!
This story alone makes the book worthwhile, especially since one can buy it for a penny plus postage. Unfortunately, the other 2 stories were not as good.
Foster's "Christmas Bonus" was unreadable for me; maybe 2 stars. I suppose it'd be worth reading if you need insight into how a Nice GuyTM thinks the world works, but Eric is a loathsome creature and we spend way too much time in his putrid head. He is resentful that his crush has become his boss, and is determined to act professionally- but his definition of "professional" includes calling his boss "sweetheart" and "honey" etc.
Because this is fiction, she is smitten rather than repulsed. Phillips's "Naughty Under the Mistletoe" was decent- stars. Toni is a workaholic who has decided she needs a fling- and her almost-ex-boss is the guy she picks, because he's pretty much the only bachelor she knows.
At the Christmas party, though, she mistakenly puts the moves on his twin brother, and they are mutually smitten. Love at first sight has a deservedly bad rep, but I think it worked OK here. The one bit that i could not get my head around is how Toni fled Max's place after a misunderstanding, when he drove her there and it was at least 40 min away from her home!
Anyway, it was cute and I liked the characters. Dec 30, Beverly Diehl rated it really liked it Shelves: romance , short-story-novella , humor , erotica , christmas. One of these things is not like the others So, if you're like me and like to mix it up, you'll enjoy this set; if you prefer to enjoy your pleasures one at a time, you may be jarred by the combination.
WITH toxic waste. Both men seems interested in dating her - or do they just want to grab her MacGuffin? The conversations that Trudy carries on while in line to pay, with both men, other shoppers, AND her sister via phone, all simultaneously, had me laughing out loud. The bizarre spy-theme secret code in the doll boxes was over the top ridiculous, but then, the whole scrambling for THE hot toy at Christmas is over the top ridiculous. Christmas Bonus by Lori Foster is also featured in a collection called All I Want for Christmas Eric Bragg had disguised his lust for his boss's sexy daughter, beginning when Maggie hung around the office at age He always meant to make a move on her, in a few years when the time was right, perhaps when he himself took over managing the company.
He didn't count on his boss dying and leaving the company to Maggie, when she was only Maggie doesn't want the company, she wants Eric to look at her like a desirable WOMAN, and works out a plan to seduce him, starting with him being designated to help her plan the company Christmas party. Eric decides to start the party early, when he finds out that at least on paper, Maggie is more experienced than she seems.
Santa, Baby: A Holiday Novella Collection
The first story Hot Toy by Jennifer Crusie is a hilarious if most improbable Christmas Eve romp, and only those who have read it may wonder why I find the most improbable thing about it is that Trudy Crusie's dialog is, as usual, sharp and witty and keeps the story moving along Before becoming a full-time romance author, she was an art and English teacher. Her first book, Manhunting, was published in She also wrote a book of literary criticism on Anne Rice, published under the name Jennifer Smith.
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