Top 5 winter romance novels to be excited for | Blogmas

Blogmas Day 3

*cue Jingle Bells*

I absolutely looove reading holiday romances. Just sitting in a nice little corner of the room with some hot cocoa, and a nice book, comfy pjs, and a blanket wrapped around you is absolutely the best.

But what book to pick up and sink into?

These are books I have yet to pick up and/or buy. Romance novels get me all excited but when it's a Christmas themed novel, oh boy, the excitement goes waaay over the top!


5.  Santa, Baby by Jennifer Cruise, Lori Foster, and Carly Phillips

Genre: Romance, Chick-Lit
Pages: 328
Read Reviews: Goodreads
Buy it Now: Abe Books

Synopsis

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. You'll believe in Santa all over again with these seductive stories from:

JENNIFER CRUSIE

Mayhem ensues under the mistletoe as a determined shopper grabs the very last hot toy action figure off the shelf, only to find herself plunged into the middle of a real-life spy game--in the arms of a sexy secret agent. . .

LORI FOSTER

Two dedicated coworkers with a lot of secrets (and fantasies!) between them must plan a Christmas party side by side--and discover a love worth celebrating--in this steamy office romance.

CARLY PHILLIPS

A "mistletoe moment" begins when a no-nonsense lawyer intent on seducing her boss meets his twin instead--after giving him a scintillating kiss that leaves him begging for more. . . 

Why I'm Excited

Santa, Baby sounds like a easy going, hilarious but romantic and sweet read. This kind of chick-lit used to be my forte – it still kind of is, but now it's the kind of books I would read once in a while when I want to go for something simple, silly, witty and hilarious. Santa, Baby, seems like the perfect type of easy going book that one can read while they're while waiting for Christmas dinner to be ready. 


4. A Highlander for Christmas by Sandy Blair

Genre: Romance, Paranormal
Pages: 304 
Read Reviews: Goodreads
Buy it Now: Abe Books

Synopsis

`Tis the season to be jolly - but Boston antiques dealer Claire MacGregor isn't looking forward to a solo Christmas, or cocoa for one, or trimming the tree by herself. But company's coming. Claire is fooling around with an old puzzle box and when it opens, a gorgeous, studly laird appears. Thumbs down: Sir Cameron MacLeod is centuries old. Thumbs up: he doesn't look it. And Cameron is tall, dark, and lusty-very lusty.

COME AWAY TO MINE

Who is this lovely lass? And where is he? Before awakening in the 21st century in Claire's bedroom, the last thing Sir Cameron MacLeod remembers was readying for war with a rival clan. Despite her strange clothes and odd ways, Claire is bonny and brave. He's about to find out that love is a many-splendored thing indeed...

Why I'm Excited

The title of the book itself got my heart racing with excitement. But, hold on a sec, if you read the summary, let's take a minute to ask ourselves and google the question – what's with Highlanders and time travel? Seriously, what's up with that?

This sounds like the kind of book with hot, steamy you-know-what. I'm curious to see what happens after Sir Cameron MacLeod arrives in the 21st century. Will MacLeod and Claire fall in love and have hot, steamy you-know-what? Will he go back to his own time? Will Claire go with him?


3. A Cowboy's Christmas Promise by Maggie McGinnis

Genre: Western Romance 
Pages: 293
Read Reviews: Goodreads
Buy it Now: Amazon

Synopsis
In a captivating novel spiced with holiday magic—perfect for fans of Rachel Gibson, Susan Mallery, and Molly O’Keefe—a rugged Montana man mends a Northeast girl’s jaded heart.


Boston veterinarian Hayley Scampini tends the city’s pampered pets but dreams of the rural life of a country vet. She’s single and determined to stay that way, convinced that love isn’t permanent enough to trust. Then a vacation to the Whisper Creek dude ranch introduces her to Daniel McKee, a sexy single dad who runs the kind of veterinary practice she aspires to—and rattles her conviction to keep men at a distance.

Managing a thriving practice, coping with the loss of his wife, and fighting a custody battle with his in-laws over his twin daughters, Daniel couldn’t be more overwhelmed. Hayley is a godsend, accompanying him in the field and winning over his girls. It doesn’t take Daniel long to realize he’s falling for this woman, hard and fast. So before Hayley returns to Boston, he extracts a promise: that she will return to Whisper Creek for Christmas. It’s the perfect time and place to show Hayley that the promise of a beautiful life together is something she can believe in.

Why I'm Excited

Well, for one it's a cowboy book. Second, the cover just looks like a sweet romantic novel. Sweet romantic novels are the perfect type of books to read during the holidays because that's what everyone really wants for the holidays. Sweet and Romantic. *insert flying hearts here* 

Based off the summary, this sounds like the type of realistic, contemporary clean romance novel that has complicated family drama that lifts up when girl and/or guy comes in. And it sounds like the kind that would leave the reader with a smile after those last few words have been read. It's something I look forward to picking up one day when I want to sink into those western accents, fields, flirts, and let's not forget those horses. 


2. Masked Love by Nicole Zoltack

Genre: Historical Romance
Pages: 75
Read Reviews: Goodreads
Buy it Now: Amazon
Synopsis
Isabelle is content being a maid, and will do anything for her lady, even accompany her to a masquerade ball. Lady Theodosia needs extra support and encouragement on this night, for tomorrow she will meet the man her parents have pledged her to.

Isabelle has never had occasion to attend such an event, and is at first ill at ease. But meeting an enchanting young man during the course of the evening makes her wish for a life she can never have. Thinking she will never see him again, she returns his flirtation and even reveals her face. Imagine her shock when he shows up the next morning, announcing his claim on Lady Thedosia.

Isabelle does all she can to avoid Lord Adrian Wingave, but then he not only sees her, he recognizes her. To make matters worse, Isabelle fears her feelings are not one-sided.

Torn between duty and desire, Isabelle hopes for something more this Christmas.

Why I'm Excited

Ohhhh this book sounds so good. I read the summary and DIED! – not literally of course, that'll be too much.

This book is unfortunately very short but is a perfect to-go winter romance read. It's sounds kind of like a Cinderella retelling – without the evil sisters and missing shoe. Maid falls in love with a gentleman – is she secretly a lady though? Will Lord Wingave stoop down his rank and marry a maid? What will the society think? Oh so many questions, I must have this book!

P.S. Love the font on this cover.



1. A Wallflower Christmas by Lisa Kleypas

Genre: Historical Romance
Series: Wallflowers #5
Pages: 213
Read Reviews: Goodreads
Buy it Now: Book Depository
Synopsis
The Wallflowers are four young ladies in London who banded together in their wild and wickedly wonderful searches for true love. Now happily married, they join together once again to help one of the world’s most notorious rogues realize that happiness might be right under the mistletoe.…

It’s Christmastime in London and Rafe Bowman has arrived from America for his arranged meeting with Natalie Blandford, the very proper and beautiful daughter of Lady and Lord Blandford. His chiseled good looks and imposing physique are sure to impress the lady in waiting and, if it weren’t for his shocking American ways and wild reputation, her hand would already be guaranteed. Before the courtship can begin, Rafe realizes he must learn the rules of London society. But when four former Wallflowers try their hand at matchmaking, no one knows what will happen. And winning a bride turns out to be more complicated than Rafe Bowman anticipated, especially for a man accustomed to getting anything he wants. However, Christmas works in the most unexpected ways, changing a cynic to a romantic and inspiring passion in the most timid of hearts.

A Wallflower Christmas takes a trip to Victorian London, under the mistletoe, and on a journey of the heart. With her trademark charm, sensuality, and unforgettable characters, there’s no one like Lisa Kleypas to make you believe in the magic of Christmas.

Why I'm Excited

Now this book I'm super excited to read because it's the last book in my favorite historical romance series; Wallflowers. I've purposely put this book aside until Christmas time, just so I could feel the cold breeze when the book mentions a cold breeze, and all that jazz. I'm super excited to start this little novella, but then that would mean the end to my favorite series...:'( 


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Those are my Top 5 Winter Romance novels. Some of them are new releases, while some are a bunch of old ones that need a little dusting.

What are your top winter books? Let me know in the comments, I'd definitely love to check out the books you guys like to read.

Have a jolly day everyone! *waves excitedly* 
 

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