All I Want For Christmas is You – Various

Genre: Romance, Short Stories
Publisher: Self-Published
Pages: 236
Release Date: November 28, 2020

Six standalone holiday short stories!


Lights Out Love by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward 

Cole is utterly annoyed by his neighbor Josie’s obnoxious Christmas display. When she blows out power on the street, he marches over and lets her know what he thinks of the mess she’s made. But when the only generator in town brings the two nemeses together…the Christmas display isn’t the only thing burning bright.


The Forbidden Christmas Gift by Samantha Young

It’s Christmas at Shaw’s Department store in Edinburgh! Reid Shaw should feel nothing but gratified by his success. But he’s not satisfied because the sexy Scot wants forbidden fruit for Christmas: Evan Munro. Reid’s Evan’s boss. He’s thirteen years older than her. Oh … and she’s his best friend’s little sister.


Christmas Magic by Aurora Rose Reynolds

A broken down truck, twelve Christmas trees, and a little holiday magic help, Milly Hendricks and Tyler Speeds find their happily ever after.


Ho Ho Holy Hotness by Lani Lynn Vale

Ho ho holy hotness—those were the first words out of Nola’s mouth the first time she saw Soren walk up the length of her driveway. Soren the delivery guy who also happened to be an emergency room doctor, have abs of steel, and delivered a mean package. She knew he was the one from the moment that he gave her his candy cane.


Alaskan Jack by TL Swan

Holly’s, having a bad day. A missed plane, an unexpected road trip and the storm of all storms. When a mountain man comes to her rescue, taking refuge in his cabin is her only choice. Into the wild just took on a whole new meaning.


The Christmas Letter by Natasha Madison

Writing my boss a Christmas letter declaring my love for him was not my finest moment. Neither was accidentally mixing it with his files before handing it to him. Now I have to sneak back into his office at night to get it back. What can go wrong?

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Lights Out Love – Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward – 2 stars
It pains me to rate a Keeland and Wars novella so poorly, but Light Out Love didn’t do it for me. The characters had no chemistry and the dialogue was cheesy.

The Forbidden Christmas Gift – Samantha Young – 3 stars
The Forbidden Christmas Gift started out so good! I was going to rate it five stars, but it went from 0 to 100 too fast. I’ve read a few of Young’s earlier novels and really enjoyed them so I’m not sure why I stopped. I will definitely be picking up some others because her angst is so good.

Christmas Magic – Aurora Rose Reynolds – 3 stars
Christmas magic was cute, but super corny. I Wish we could have seen a scene from their trip.

Ho Ho Ho Holy Hotness – Lani Lynn Vale – 2 stars
Ho Ho Ho Holy Hotness was cringeworthy. It was not sexy or fun.

Alaskan Jack – TL Swan – 2 stars
Alaskan Jack was weird. Jack gives off really creepy vibes and the setting doesn’t help. Also, it felt like a The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker rip off.

Christmas Letter – Natasha Madison – 3.5 stars
This is easily the best story out of the collection. It’s funny, cute, and slightly angsty.

Overall, All I Want for Christmas is You anthology was a disappointment. Almost all the stories featured were either super cheesy and corny or just flat out unbelievable.

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Have you read All I Want For Christmas is You? What did you think?

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