Naughty and Nice
Ruthie Knox, Molly O’Keefe, Stephanie Sloane
Publication date: 5th November 2012
Reviewed by Lesley
Ruthie Knox's contribution Room at the Inn is hands down the best part of Naughty & Nice. Even though it was a short-ish story it still felt like a perfect whole story and is well worth the price alone.
Carson Vance is back home in Potter's Falls to look after his crafty old Dad who is keen to see him finally commit to a life in Potter's Falls and Julie the B&B owner that he's had an on and off relationship since the age of 16. Carson however, isn't the settling down type of guy but when his Dad forces him to stay at the B&B the undeniable attraction to Julie is still there but he tries initially to keep his distance. Agreeing to stay whilst he helps his Dad and Julie with her decorating he never unpacks and to Julie it's as if he is always ready to leave. His yearning for Julie is break your heart fantastic but I never really knew if he had it in him to admit to his feelings and stay. Buy the book for this story alone it's fantastic!
The second holiday treat All I Want for Christmas Is You fell really flat after Room at the Inn and was over almost before it really began. I later realised this was a prologue to a full length novel so I guess it made a bit more sense as I was really expecting the here's what happened 10 years later to the young couple, story.
I enjoyed the historical romance One Perfect Christmas it's well worth a read and I will definetly will look out for more from author Stephanie Sloane.
My advice- buy Naughty & Nice for the Ruthie Knox story it's fab!
Thanks to Netgalley for the opportunity to read Naughty & Nice.