Title: White-Hot Holiday
Author: Coleen Kwan
Publisher: Entangled: Bliss
Publication Date: July 28, 2014
Page Count: 106
My rating: 3 1/2 stars
About the book:
Previously released as part of the Stranded with a Hero anthology. Now available individually!
Nice is about to meet Naughty…
When Aussie Naomi Spencer hears her uncle’s American friend is coming Down Under for a short visit, she can’t wait to be rid of him. Aaron’s “Bah Humbug” attitude drives her crazy…and so does his incredibly sexy smile, and the way he pitches in to help her get ready for all her relatives. Okay, so maybe he’s not a total Grinch. But when Naomi’s uncle warns her to stay away from his playboy friend, Naomi’s simple holiday gets even more complicated.
When a volcano grounds all flights back to the States, Aaron Cade finds himself stranded in Oz. For Aaron, family holidays are to be endured, not celebrated. Only Naomi brings magic to the simplest things: shopping for gifts, finding the perfect decorations, and making him feel at home in the bizarrely tropical December heat. His sudden, overwhelming attraction to Naomi will turn his idea of home upside-down…but can he change everything for one white-hot love?
White-Hot Holiday by Coleen Kwan is a novella that is a part of the contemporary romance Real Men series. The characters and relationship are new and fine to be read as a standalone.
Aaron has traveled down to Australia for a visit but when his friend gets called away for a medical emergency he finds himself left with Naomi. Naomi isn’t overly happy to be babysitting her uncle’s grinch of a friend right before Christmas but when Aaron jumps in and helps with her store and decorating she begins to see him differently.
White-Hot Holiday was a rather fast paced romance read with it’s shorter length but the characters and setting were rather nice in the story. I’d personally prefer a bit more time for a relationship to develop but I was glad the story was low on the angst level overall and felt it was a nice beginning for Aaron and Naomi so 3.5 stars for this one.
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About the author:
Coleen Kwan has been a bookworm all her life. At school English was her favorite subject, but for some reason she decided on a career in IT. After many years of programming, she wondered what else there was in life — and discovered writing. She loves writing contemporary romance and steampunk romance.
Coleen lives in Sydney, Australia with her partner and two children. When she isn’t writing she enjoys avoiding housework, eating chocolate, and watching The Office.
Please visit http://www.coleenkwan.com for more information.