Sizzling Christmas 2013

We thought we would put together some Christmas or Holiday themed  book ideas. We here at Sizzling Pages love this time of year and can't help but spread the legs joy. 

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On the 12th day of Sizzling Christmas :
~ Nichole's Sizzling Review~

 This was a sweet sexy story about a forbidden love. Christmas is on it's way and Kelsey and Jason meet in the most unfortunate ways. Jason is out to land his biggest deal and Kelsey's family business is all that stands in the way. Despite the conflict of interest these two can't stay away from each other and a sweet romance begins.

 This was a sweet debut romance from Lisa Andres and I felt it was a very sexy read. Jason had hardened his heart but Kelsey knocked down his walls and helped him to realize all that he had been missing. Tender moments growing closer and getting to know each other made me love this couple. Jason pulled out all the stops and turned out to be pretty romantic.

Their love scenes were  sizzling hot and I enjoyed the secondary characters and can't wait to read Jesse's book. MMA fighter yum.


On the 11th day of Sizzling Christmas

~ Steph's Sizzling Review~

"I think it's time we both moved on, Bailey.  The past three years have been amazing, but I feel like I'm changing.  I want different things than I wanted a few years ago."
That's what Preston, Bailey's boyfriend for three years tells her the day before Thanksgiving.  Bailey is heart broken - skipping classes and missing work.  Luckily though she has an awesome best friend, Monica, as her roommate.
"Breaking up sucks balls.  I get it.  But there's more to life than Preston fucking Wright."  Monica
I really think Bailey knew that at the time, she's was stronger than she thought herself to be - and when she thought about the relationship she had with Preston, I think deep down she knew she was better off without him.  She decides to pick herself up and leave her apartment - her best decision ever!
"It's time, you did a good 'Bella Swan in the woods after Edward left' impression, now it's time to rejoin the land of the living and prove to him he made a huge mistake."  Monica
Going to work she literally runs into med student, Judd Kohler.... twice in one day - fate? karma?
See - good decision - and from there her life gets interesting and scary all at the same time.  Her feelings for Judd develop quickly, but it scares her - and she's unsure of herself.  This isn't a fling for Judd and he knows about her past relationship.
"I just didn't want you to wake up in the morning and feel like you'd made a huge mistake.  If I ever take you to my bed, I want it to be because you really want to be there.  And I don't want you to have any reason to regret it"  Judd

Really??? - Judd is proving himself to be awesome boyfriend material.
"It's amazing how fast someone can enter your life and start to change everything.  Amazing and terrifying all at once."  Bailey
I really enjoyed this book a lot.  I sometimes have a hard time getting into novella's because they are short and things seemed rushed - but not this story - I felt like I got a lot of history and the story actually moved at a pace that seemed believable.  I loved Judd and Bailey's story - it just shows that when you least expect something - sometimes that's when the very best things can happen. 

On the 10th day of Sizzling Christmas :

~ Cariad's Sizzling Review~

By Bonnie Dee

Tension and family holidays go together like eggnog and candy canes. 

When lawyer Anna brings her boyfriend Jason home for the holidays, it’s a recipe for family drama. Her parents have high expectations for her fast-track future. 
And those don’t include her hooking up with a kennel worker suffering 
the results of traumatic brain injury. 

With a lousy memory and a shaky past, Jason knows he’s no prize. But what he and Anna have together is priceless. An impulsive proposal on the way to her family’s house seems the best way to prove his feelings for her are forever. Anna’s hesitation to accept stops his heart. And when she seems willing to use him to get back at her manipulative mom, 
Jason wonders if he’s made the mistake of his life. 

Exposed to the light of critical eyes, Jason and Anna’s fairy-tale romance threatens to crumble. The hurdles of their pasts may prove too much for this princess and her pauper. 
And this new year may ring in bright beginnings – or the end of all their hopes and dreams.

 Following on from New Life this fairytale continues into Christmas. 
It is a beautiful story and I'd really love for Jason to make more of a recovery
 if there's to be a third book? 

My ~ 4.75 stars New Life ~ Review


On the 9th Day of Sizzling Christmas

~Tara's Sizzling Review~

I love this author. She writes stories that make you smile and feel like you have been captured into the story. Her characters are very likable. With her books I usually tend to be drawn to one of her characters and in this book it proved no different. I loved Sawyer. He seemed so real, sweet and caring. Its nice to read about a guy who is just a really good guy that is not bringing all the baggage to the table.
Ivy is running - running from her life that she thought was not for her. She has left everything behind to run off for college, but on a return trip she soon realizes what you are running from can quickly turn to what you are running to. Ivy is tough, but she also knows that what you find in family can never be replaced. 
Cameron is able to take a short story and make you feel like you read a full length novel. She packs so much information and detail that by the end you just feel full-filled.  This was a great story about reaching out and taking what you want from life. Leaving behind a life you thought was not for you and finding out that in the end - its where you belong.

On the 8th day of Sizzling Christmas

~Amy's Sizzling Review~

Maggie and Clay will always be one of my favorite book couples. And this series will remain on my “favorites” shelf forever. I love love loved it!! And this novella was the perfect ending.
If you haven’t read Find You in the Dark and Light in the Shadows, you should start there first. It is a beautiful love story. 
This novella takes place after the main story of Light in the Shadows, but before the epilogue.
Clay is in Florida in an independent living facility after being released from Grayson. He continues to stay on the right path and follow his treatment plan to deal with his mental health issues. Maggie is starting college at James Madison University in Virginia.
“I promise, Maggie. We’ll get through this. You need to go to school and kick ass. I’ll do what I have to do down here. I’m going to follow this plan step by step and we’ll be together before you know it.”
They quickly realize how hard it is to maintain a long distance relationship. Even with frequent Skype sessions, jealousy and insecurities begin to affect their relationship. Clay worries about Maggie meeting someone new. Maggie worries that once Clay is better, he won’t feel the same about her.
Told from alternating POVs, this novella is the perfect wrap-up to Clay and Maggie’s story.
“I love you, Clay. Don’t ever forget that,” I said more harshly than I intended.
Clay looked up at me, his eyes boring straight into mine with a love that would never burn out.

“You have my heart, Maggie. Keep it safe.”

On the 7th day of Sizzling Christmas
~Dawn's Sizzling Review~

The With Me in Seattle series by Kristen Proby is one of my favorite reads.  I started with the first one and every book has just gotten better for me.  The Montgomery family is one I just love to read about.  Having read all of them so far, I was surprised to see this selection in our Holiday Read and Review..  I had not even known it existed and picked it as soon as I saw it. 
This book starts with Stacy and Isaac Montgomery, the stable and solid couple that is always there for a shoulder to cry on or some straight shooting advice.  They have finally been able to have their daughter and are learning to adjust to the fun of family life.  Not always the easiest adjustment to feel sexy and wanted.  Changing diapers, barely sleeping, and sadly your sex life can be the last thing on the daily agenda. 
Conforming to the new life, and the raging hormones has Stacy not acting herself and her lack of confidence leads to feelings of betrayal.  In all honesty this book spoke to me on many levels.  You are being pulled in a million different directions, feeling like a lump and the slightest tinge of jealousy can rage into a boiling inferno in seconds.
Isaac being the hot, devoted and madly in love with his wife hubby that he is..recognizes this and makes sure his woman knows, beyond a shadow of a doubt that she is the fairy tale happy ending that he has always wanted.

The brief glimpse of the life that Stacy and Isaac lead was fun to dive into.  Being a novella was the perfect little taste of the eldest Montgomery brother that has always held his own in everyone else's story.  The fact that Stacy is a book blogger and reviewer was the icing on the cake.  Loved it!

“This is the best Christmas present, right here,” he whispers against my mouth. “Just being with my girls.”
“I bury my face in her neck, breathe in her sweet Stacy scent and murmur, “God, I love you too.  Merry Christmas.”

On the 6th Day of Sizzling Christmas

~Trish's Sizzling Review~
I had the privilege of reading "Santa Wore Leathers" by Vonnie Davis for my 12 Days of Sizzling Review.
The fun part of this book is it is where I live...... a fact I didn't know when I picked it.  Becca Sinclair is a reporter for a Clearwater Fl paper, she really wants to get a colum but for now  she lives  with her German Shepard Einstein (who is hysterical and has  a big part in the book) and  blogs about her life and the "man whore" who moved in next door.  Since her divorce, Becca doesn't have much use for men.

Dan ‘Wolf’ Wolford, ex Navy Seal, current commander of the  Florida Marine Rescue Unit.  From Becca's eyes, he is the ultimate man whore....... all sorts of woman coming and going from his place.  When Wolf turns his attention on Becca, she uses all her humor and snark to keep him away, but Einstein seems to take a liking to Wolf.... personally delivering Becca's thongs to him and forcing them into more encounters than Becca would like........ until she starts to see the man beneath the perception she has.

Becca wants NOTHING to do with Wolf or the Christmas season...... she is still smarting from her divorce, while Wolf does nothing small...... his Christmas is over the top in every way, and when Becca learns about the stream of woman that are around Wolf, she understands why.

This is truly a book about family, friendship and love..... with a seriously hot ex-seal.  Becca and Wolf both overcome a lot to be with each other.  For a short novella, there is quite a lovely, sweet, funny, sexy story.  Perfect holiday read.

On The 5th   day of Sizzling Christmas

Ang's Review of Every Year by Kristen Ashley

“Every Year” 
Chaos 2.5 
by Kristen Ashley
Christmas with the Allens and Cages

Christmas, the happiest time of year, brings back memories of childhood, family, love and traditions. But for some, the memories may not be so pleasant. That’s the case for Parker “Shy” Cage and his brother Landon. Early in their lives, they suffered the tragic loss of their parents, which led to years filled with heartaches...

Shy Cage

“Me and Lan, we aren’t used to happy.”

Landon Cage

However, in the bosom of the Allen family, Shy and Landon have found what was missing in their lives. They once again become part of a family - experiencing the joys of what it love and be loved, to find peace and comfort, to share the good, the bad and to belong.  It was heartwarming experiencing the Cage brothers relive their few happy memories through Rider and Cutter (Tack an Tyra’s boys). It rekindled a spark in their eyes and touched their souls.  Shy finally finding his peace and comfort with Tabby and the Allen's, carrying out old traditions and beginning some new.

Rider and Cutter Allen

Tabby Allen

“Sometimes, something so beautiful happens, you can’t process it and it builds up inside so big, you can’t do anything but cry.
A family tradition that was once though lost, has now been found through his love for Tabby.  Like his father before him, each year, Shy’s Christmas gift to Tabby will be a pair of earrings symbolizing a promise of eternal love.  **SWOON**


Having a glimpse into anything Tack, is a special treat. He is the ultimate KA alpha - the top literary motorcycle dude for me (Really... he IS the sexiest, sweetest, gentlest, badass growler - YUM).  Tack will make you laugh, with all his wise cracks and cursing on Christmas Day, as well as melt you heart with all his sugary sweetness. 


Tyra, the family matriarch, is still the feisty smart-ass red head, who barely manages to keep everyone in line.

"Nothing, is more important than family. So it's a blessing when that family grows. Shy, Lan, welcome to our family”.

          Rush, hope to see his story in the future....

I truly enjoyed revisiting some of my favorite storybook characters. Kristen Ashley dazzles us with yet another emotional tale filled with laughs, tears and sizzling scenes. (Yep, even in a short story, KA manages to squeeze in some hanky-panky).  I’m looking forward to future sequels to the Chaos Series. Perhaps Rush and Landon will get their turn.  
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a blessed New Year to all!

On The 4th   day of Sizzling Christmas

Carmen's Review of Holiday Bound by Beth Kery

This book was my ideal Christmas read. But then I shouldn’t have been surprised since Beth Kery seems to have the road map to most of my kinks.

I have to admit I was initially hesitant after reading the blurb, I wasn’t sure how we would get passed Angeline being Alex’s father’s girlfriend but thankfully my concerns were pointless.
Alex is the perfect mix of brooding, growly, possessive, controlling, dominating man that makes you wish you knew where his ski resort was located so you can get snowed in for a few days of being handcuffed and dominated, or maybe that’s just me.
If you’re looking for a short and steamy read to put you in the holiday spirit this is it.
Be sure to check out the other great Christmas titles the other Sizzling Babes have read this festive season by clicking here.

On the 3rd Day of Sizzling Christmas 
~Diana's Sizzling Review~

My Review:
3.5 star read!!
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Heart felt, warm and spiritual!

This was a beautiful Friends to Lovers story with a non-conventional marriage twist..

Daniel was a Pastor and recent young widow. He hasn't been able to get over his tragic sudden loss, but won't let that get in his way of doing his job and being there for others.

Jessica was focused on her career and didn't give much thought to marriage since the only person she would have considered perfect was already taken. An unfortunate event brought her closer to her Best Friend and she's done everything possible to be supportive and understanding

Daniel & Jessica come to an agreement and marry for the convenience of it. She wants a family which he could provide and He needs to be a family man if he wants to be respected further in his congregation and it doesn't hurt that their best friends already and have a history of memories and do Love each other, but just not in that way or so they thought!

The story was pretty steamy and a bit angsty at parts when Daniela or Jessica would pull away due to the uncertainty of their feelings.. The Holidays and some Life altering events brought to light what should have been from the first.. They truly were meant to be together!

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~On the 2nd Day of Sizzling Christmas~ 
~Savannah's Sizzling Review of Winter Kisses by Addison Moore~


4 out of 5 stars

I loved this book ....
I loved Ryder the perfect amount of sweet, hot, and sexy .

Ryder couldn't put Laney above the other women in his life, which led to Laney telling him to stay away ... 
Know he is there in the front row of her performance and everything comes back rushing back like a freight train. Can Laney hold him off or will she give into the ever and still so tempting Ryder ?

" I don't think you know how to love me , Ryder,"
I give it in less than a whisper. Sometimes it's hard to hear someone tell you the truth, but it's also hard to be the one to say it.
" I do. Let me into your heart, Laney," he pleads with those deep navy eyes as we stand just shy of his bed. "Let me crush every memory you have of the two of us and make something new, something better, something that never disappoints because it doesn't know how,"

See how does something like that not make you want to love Ryder .

"I want my forever with Ryder Capwell and hope this time we can find a way to make it happen.
Something tells me it won't be as easy as we would like it to be."

Again I loved this book the perfect Christmas read.  

With a happily ever after !!

Merry Christmas 
Sizzling Pages Romance Reviews
~1st day of Sizzling Christmas~
*We bring you a couple Sizzling Reviews*

Vampire's Christmas Carol by Cynthia Eden
I went into this read thinking, Hot Vampire Christmas Novella...easy breezy sizzling and sweet right?
Oh hell no!
 This was a dark and intense and at times painful journey.

Ben, is a vampire and is on the cusp of turning dark, completely dark, where killing without remorse begins. He's been tormented for a decade of memories of a love lost. His love so long ago in the most tragic of circumstances. But, she never really left him. Not by her own choices. What he believed for all of these years isn't what really happened.

One moment, of weakness and lust , changed everything.

Simone, once a vibrant woman in love is now torn between two worlds,
trying to save the man she loves from choices that can destroy both of their futures. Each time she does something to help she pays a price. One price she is willing to pay because of how much she loves this man.

Can she help him in time? Will he make the right choice?
Ben, is visited by 3 spirits, Past , Present and Future.

Will he let them guide him to change his destiny?

One moment given to him as a gift , a sizzling intense encounter and Ben and Simone are swept away for as short time , back into each others arms.

When Ben finds out what Simone is giving up for him. What will he do?

 Their dreams were  interrupted so long ago. Their love will not be denied as both fight their way back to each other.

A Dark but intensely sweet romance that is sure to warm up your Christmas.

4 brightly shining stars

I don't do Vampires! Or Demons, or PNR in general for that matter!
So this must be good as I'd devoured it in 24 hours!!

A demon, a shifter and an angel 

walk into a bar... to save a vampire!
It can only be a Christmas Carol!

We all know the Dickens tale. This is just a really well written rendition of it.

 Cynthia Eden drew me in with beautiful lines like this...
angel speaks




"Bah, humbug!"? Not at all!... Merry Christmas!

Times have been tough for Kayla and Matt - not only financially but also things have changed in their marriage over the years. Christmas has come and deciding this year not to spend much on each other - just the kids, Kayla tries to think of a gift for Matt.  With a little thought and help from a stranger Kayla comes up with an idea -

“What I need to do is make an effort to give to him all year long, not just on Christmas Eve. Twelfth night…hmmm…twelve special evenings? Maybe it’s time to get past my inhibitions and give my husband some of the things he’s always wanted. Bob may be right. I don’t need money to make him happy.”

So Kayla gets some paper and envelopes and starts making Matt's present.

Meanwhile, Matt happens to meet the same stranger and gets his own ideas for a Christmas present for Kayla.

"Women want a real man, someone they can depend on. Someone they can respect. The stronger your woman is, the more she secretly craves a man who will take control. Don’t ever allow your wife to treat you poorly. There were times when I had to put Emily over my lap for a serious paddling – times when she lost her temper and raised her voice to me."

“You’d be surprised how a good apology – or occasionally a good spanking – can make for a great night later! By the way, my name is Bob.

Together they share their presents that end up lasting throughout the year and change the entire dynamics of their marriage along with the love and respect they have for each other.
I had no idea what this book was about when I went to read it - and I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed this story and was so glad I took the time to read it.  It gives all of us in a relationship a good idea for gift to give from the heart for the one we love - whether we give gifts like Kayla and Matt or come up with our own ideas that will strengthen the bond with our significant other. 
"Don’t ever lose the romance, the passion.  It’s what will see you through the bad times.  The world outside your door may be cold and harsh, but when you’re in each other’s arms, you can make that whole world go away, even if it’s just for a little while.  Sometimes that’s enough to give you both the strength to go on when times are tough.”

Kayla and Matt are not in a very festive mood this Christmas.  Falling on tough financial times coupled with an already stressed, rocky marriage, times are not happy in their household.  They are both tired from working crazy hours.  Matt retreats and keeps to himself and Kayla is a screaming shrew.  They have no time to themselves between work and raising two teenagers.  The spark seemed to have faded in their relationship.

In a quandary as to what to gift her husband, Kayla consults with a stranger, Bob, a customer who visits her place of work.  Sharing his words of wisdom on how special marriage is, Kayla concocts an idea for her husband’s Christmas gift, as well as adding spice to their marriage.

Twelve envelopes....promising to fulfill sexual fantasies....hopefully adding life back into their relationship.  These gifts are to be used any time Matt wishes.

Matt is frustrated as well.  He no longer knows how to communicate with his wife. One day, he to0 has a visitor at his place of business. Bob, a customer, who shares the secrets of his own marriage.  Bob’s suggestion to Matt....take control, be strong, and let Kayla know who wears the pants in the family.  The result?  Matt becomes a major Alpha.  Bob’s words of wisdom coupled with Kayla’s gifts bring out the dominant side in Matt.  And this side is ass spanking fantastic.

Bob....Could he be a Christmas angel sent to save Kayla and Matt?

Over the next twelve months, Matt cashes in these “gift” envelopes and they manage to mend their broken relationship.  The sex is off the charts and they become a loving couple once again.

“Twelfth Night” was an enjoyable festive read.  Just the right spicy story for the holiday season.

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We wish you and yours a
 Merry Christmas
& Happy New Year
Happy Holiday's 
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