CHRISTMAS IN THE CITY Anthology

Christmas in the City anthology

Twelve bestselling authors have come together to brighten your holiday with six ALL NEW co-written novels. Travel through six cities and fall in love with these enchanting love stories.


Synopsis

L.J. Shen & Helena Hunting
Just The Tip
It’s not every day you meet a stranger who knows how to jingle your bells…

Corinne Michaels & Melanie Harlow
Baby it’s Cold Outside
My Christmas list did not include a broken heart, freezing temperatures, or my tree stuck in the door to my apartment building, but that’s what I got. Just when I thought Santa had failed me, I got something I never thought to ask for …

Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward
Kissmas in New York
It was just supposed to be a simple kiss with a stranger. I'd done it to prove a point--that I hadn't lost my sense of adventure. But you know what they say about the best laid plans. Maybe I'd get something in my stocking after all this holiday season...

Sierra Simone & Kennedy Ryan
The Christmas Crown
Noelani, queen of Manaroa, has one mission on her diplomatic visit to the States: forge strategic alliances for her homeland. When she meets brooding security specialist Brock Grimsby, their unexpected alliance heats up the holiday. One night. No promises, but come Christmas, will either be able to walk away?

Penny Reid & L.H. Cosway
Songbird
Two lonely souls find companionship in Dublin for one magical night. Broderick Adams doesn't mind his solitude, until she walks in. Ophelia Kelly sings to heal her heart, but has no idea he's listening.

Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy
EPIC
Jamie and Wes are having a blast living and working in Toronto. Until a scout for another team swoops in to make one of them an offer that might complicate the life they've built together.

Review
Just the Tip by Helena Hunting & L.J. Shen
Heat=4/5 - This was a funny little romcom pairing together seeming opposites who were absolutely made for each other. Hunting and Shen created a delightful couple who shared a love for The Cure, historical facts, and sizzling hot chemistry.

Baby It's Cold Outside by Corinne Michaels & Melanie Harlow
Heat=3.5/5 - Harlow has just had her heart broken and she just wants to get through the holidays. If she could only get the dang tree through the door. When a handsome stranger offers to help, she realizes that this Christmas may not be as miserable as she expected. I love how fated Harlow and Michael were and how the authors captured the instant sizzle between them. The idea of them being fated for each other and the fact that they shared the names of the authors were tidbits that served as icing on the cake.

Kissmas in New York by Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland
Heat=1/5 - I dug how Margo finally taking a moment for herself, a spontaneous moment and one that led to such explosive results, ended up being the best thing she'd ever done. I loved the circumstances under which Chet and Margo met and how the authors worked in a bit of angst to spice things up. It turned out to be a sweet little story!

The Christmas Crown by Kennedy Ryan & Sierra Simone
Heat=4/5 - This story was full of heat, passion, feels, and intense chemistry. Noelani was groomed to be a queen and has gotten all to familiar to all the trappings. Now she's a queen without a king, burdened by expectations, and longing to be free. Never has she met a man like Brock Grimsby.

This man's body is a sin and I should cross myself just for looking at him.

He's a man she wants, a man she craves, a man she ultimately needs, and he sees her. Not her, the Queen Regent of Manaroa, but as Lani, a red-blooded woman. Grim and Lani share one exquisitely hot night together and I instantly craved their happy ending. I'm beyond thrilled to know that this isn't the end of their story!

Songbird by L.H. Cosway & Penny Reid
Heat=1/5 - Reading more like a prologue than anything else, the story of Ophelia and Broderick's meet-cute was evocatively sincere. The honesty between the characters was easily felt and I can only hope that these authors continue the story at some point. From their shared love of music to the offer of help to get her singing career started, I'd be interested to see if a romance could develop between these two.

EPIC by Elle Kennedy & Sarina Bowen
Jamie is stressed and all his husband, Wes, wants to do is help. He's being scouted, which could uproot their lives if he says yes. Then something magical happens and nothing is the same... it's better! I'm not familiar with these characters, but I was instantly wooed by the ease of their relationship. I'm guessing there's a story out there about these two that I'll probably fall in love with. Bring. It!

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About the Authors

Helena Hunting

Helena Hunting is the author of The USA Today and NYT bestselling PUCKED Series. She lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. Helena writes everything from contemporary romance with all the feels to romantic comedies that will have you laughing until you cry.


L.J. Shen

L.J. Shen is an International #1 best-selling author of Contemporary Romance and New Adult novels. She lives in Northern California with her husband, young son and chubby cat.

Before she’d settled down, L.J. (who thinks referring to herself in the third person is really silly, by the way) traveled the world, and collected friends from all across the globe. Friends who’d be happy to report that she is a rubbish companion, always forgets peoples’ birthdays and never sends Christmas cards.

She enjoys the simple things in life, like spending time with her family and friends, reading, HBO, Netflix and internet-stalking Stephen James. She reads between three to five books a week and firmly believes Crocs shoes and mullets should be outlawed.


Corinne Michaels

New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Corinne Michaels is the author of nine romance novels. She’s an emotional, witty, sarcastic, and fun loving mom of two beautiful children. Corinne is happily married to the man of her dreams and is a former Navy wife.

After spending months away from her husband while he was deployed, reading and writing was her escape from the loneliness. She enjoys putting her characters through intense heartbreak and finding a way to heal them through their struggles. Her stories are chock full of emotion, humor, and unrelenting love.


Melanie Harlow

Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her heels high, and her history with the naughty bits left in. Her stories are about modern couples falling in old-fashioned love, and even though romance is a fantasy, her heroes and heroines are everyday people with real problems who stumble on their way to happily ever after. She lifts her glass to readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI, where she lives with her husband and two daughters.


Penelope Ward

Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author.

She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor before switching to a more family-friendly career.

Penelope lives for reading books in the new adult genre, coffee and hanging out with her friends and family on weekends.

She is the proud mother of a beautiful 13-year-old girl with autism (the inspiration for the character Callie in Gemini) and a 11-year-old boy, both of whom are the lights of her life.

Penelope, her husband and kids reside in Rhode Island.


Vi Keeland

Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over one hundred Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twenty-six languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.


Kennedy Ryan

A RITA® Award Winner and Top 25 Amazon Bestseller, Kennedy Ryan writes for women from all walks of life, empowering them and placing them firmly at the center of each story and in charge of their own destinies. Her heroes respect, cherish and lose their minds for the women who capture their hearts.

She is a wife to her lifetime lover and mother to an extraordinary son. She has always leveraged her journalism background to write for charity and non-profit organizations, but enjoys writing to raise Autism awareness most. A contributor for Modern Mom Magazine, Kennedy’s writings have appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul, USA Today and many others. The founder and executive director of a foundation serving Atlanta families living with Autism, she has appeared on Headline News, Montel Williams, NPR and other media outlets as an advocate for families living with autism.


Sierra Simone

Sierra is a voracious reader of all things including the smuttiest smut, young adult, piles of non-fiction for research, and everything Bill Bryson (especially on audio).

She loves writing the dirtiest things that she can think of, King Arthur, sparkling water, Tarot, coffee, leggings, and learning new words daily.

Her previous jobs have included firing ceramics, teaching living history lessons in one-room school house in full, 1908-approved school marm attire, and working as a librarian for several years—not in that order

She lives in the Kansas City area with her hot cop husband, two children, and two giant dogs. (And two cats, but they're so naughty we don't talk about them.)

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