This holiday season, give the gift of love Twenty one of today s freshest romance authors have come together to bring you their sweetest and, in some cases, steamiest, holiday happily ever afters Unwrap love and lose yourself in the Writing Wenches Holiday Anthology Unwrapping Love contains short stories by the following authors Tami Lund Jennifer Senhaji Misti Murphy Quenby Olson Kay Blake Patricia D Eddy Grace Ravel Sheri Williams Allison Winfield Jennifer Ray Keisha K Page AE Snow Christine Cacciatore CS Kendall Michael Simko Beth Stanley Melina Gillies SK Wills KR Wilburn Sonja Fr jdendal Melody Barber MY REVIEW 4.5 stars 5 Christmas to me evokes memories of happiness, songs, family, and love The 21 stories written in this book mention Christmas in everyone but it isn t the focus The romance is but you may not realize it at first You have the bad girl, good girl, bad boy, good guy, young ones, older men you name it they are all different This makes the bookappealing as you can t place the stories into one defining genre I love the idea of multiple authors giving their intake MY REVIEW 4.5 stars 5 Christmas to me evokes memories of happiness, songs, family, and love The 21 stories written in this book mention Christmas in everyone but it isn t the focus The romance is but you may not realize it at first You have the bad girl, good girl, bad boy, good guy, young ones, older men you name it they are all different This makes the bookappealing as you can t place the stories into one defining genre I love the idea of multiple authors giving their intake as some stories showed the disillusioned of love that got turned around at the end and showed a promise of an ending We had intimate endings, vulnerable emotions showing that made me cry where the the hero finally realizing he screwed up and needed the girl to complete him I actually liked where some friends got rid of one because of his dirty handedness with date rape drugs and called the police Some of my favorites were Stay With Me by Allison Winfield Christmas Candy by Misti Murphy Angels in Disguise by Jennifer Senhaji Declan s Special by Jennifer Ray, Loving Mondays by K.R Wilburn.These are all different and I can still name you need to read this set of stories as you can find the ones you like the best also What makes the book great is you can read a story, muse about about it and feel good about it as it is the holidays and still feel the love it did evoke in the end We all want love We all want happiness These stories give you that for a short time and that is what makes a story good The idea to transport yourself away from your own day to day doldrum life to a place where anything can happen and in this case LOVE at Christmastime I recommend this anytime, not just at the holidays I am a sucker for Christmas stories.I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher, PageCurl Publishing and Promotion The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission s 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising This is a great holiday anthology to add under the tree It s full of sweet romance with a dash of spice All are different and unique I m sure you will enjoy this anthology. If you re looking for a holiday present for yourself, or for a fan of contemporary romance, you can t go wrong with this collection of 21 holiday short stories The heat level of each story is indicated by snowflakes, one being sweet, four being super hot, which is kind of an interesting contradiction.Disclaimer I received a free ARC of this anthology in exchange for an honest review, and I participate in a group with these writers, though I do not have a story included here And if they kick If you re looking for a holiday present for yourself, or for a fan of contemporary romance, you can t go wrong with this collection of 21 holiday short stories The heat level of each story is indicated by snowflakes, one being sweet, four being super hot, which is kind of an interesting contradiction.Disclaimer I received a free ARC of this anthology in exchange for an honest review, and I participate in a group with these writers, though I do not have a story included here And if they kicked me out of the group tomorrow, I would still have to say, I love this anthology It IS long about 750 pages Stories are set in small towns and big cities, in the US, Australia, Scotland There are bad boys and good girls, good boys and bad girls, tattoos and rock bands and preacher s daughters, food play with chocolate omg , heroines in their 20 s and 40 s, forbidden love, first loves reunited, f f love, social rebels and schoolteachers Really and truly, there s something for everyone here, and I will be rereading this simply for the pleasure of it Favorite line Less talk, she gasped More undressing Which is always a great idea, IMO sigh What a blissful holiday weekend I ve just spent with my ARC of this anthology I ll admit, I ve been a bit of a Scrooge the last few holiday seasons, but this sweet collection has got me right in the holiday mood Want a good girl and a bad boy Done Need a bad girl with a good boy Done I sobbed along with many a story, and that is ALWAYS a good sign for me Have to say that while I enjoyed all the stories, some of my personal favorites were On The Eve Of Love by Patricia Eddy, Decl sigh What a blissful holiday weekend I ve just spent with my ARC of this anthology I ll admit, I ve been a bit of a Scrooge the last few holiday seasons, but this sweet collection has got me right in the holiday mood Want a good girl and a bad boy Done Need a bad girl with a good boy Done I sobbed along with many a story, and that is ALWAYS a good sign for me Have to say that while I enjoyed all the stories, some of my personal favorites were On The Eve Of Love by Patricia Eddy, Declan s Special by Jennifer Ray, and A Fresh Start by Sonja Frojendal You ll find a few favorites too, I promise Can t be missed I was given an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review I loved this Anthology, I am so overhyped for Christmas now its not even funny I enjoyed every story in this book Sometimes with short stories I find them lacking, often characters are way too flat and not fleshed out enough for me to want to be invested in them or in post cases suddenly you are invested and you have no ide how it happened And sometimes there is too much, maybe a characters personality is just thrown I was given an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review I loved this Anthology, I am so overhyped for Christmas now its not even funny I enjoyed every story in this book Sometimes with short stories I find them lacking, often characters are way too flat and not fleshed out enough for me to want to be invested in them or in post cases suddenly you are invested and you have no ide how it happened And sometimes there is too much, maybe a characters personality is just thrown at you and is too large because the author wants you to know everything to make sure you get the whole picture and I just feel like i m on overload That does NOT happen here, the authors that were chosen for this book were all the right choice, I connected with each character and the only reason I did Not feel satisfied at the end of each one was because they were over You know you ve loved story when its over and you feel regret, because you read it too fast and yet you were not getting through it quick enough whilst reading it Reading causes such conflicted emotions This book is not short, but the beauty of short stories is that I could finish one and put my Kindle down I m currently on holiday and this book was the perfect choice Mainly because when I start a book like most of us I struggle to stop until its finished So when i m supposed to be spending time with people I can t pick up a full length book, since I really should be socialising This was perfect, I could read for a few hours during a car journey or whilst people were at work and finish a story and put it down without feeling like I was switching a film off halfway through I give this book five stars, because my only problem with this book is now I have a whole bunch of new to me authors I have to get to reading But its Christmas, so they can go on my Christmas wish list 4.5 stars I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review I usually don t read a lot of romance except for Nora Roberts here and there but I have to say these stories are really good Some I likedthan others but they all had characters and situations that felt real I also liked that the stories had different perspectives, whether it was about a bad boy wanting a good girl, good guy wanting a bad girl, etc so it wasn t like reading the same story over and over I ve read anthologies 4.5 stars I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review I usually don t read a lot of romance except for Nora Roberts here and there but I have to say these stories are really good Some I likedthan others but they all had characters and situations that felt real I also liked that the stories had different perspectives, whether it was about a bad boy wanting a good girl, good guy wanting a bad girl, etc so it wasn t like reading the same story over and over I ve read anthologies in the past where I only really liked two or three stories but this was not the case for Unwrapping Love And the snowflake rating on each story based on steaminess was a nice touch too I was floored by how much I enjoyed this flirty, fun collection of stories I ve always beenof a novel gal Each story pulled me in immediately and kept me turning pages the whole way through What I found most enjoyable were the contrasting but complimenting differences in writing style and plot each character and premise felt fresh and original From sweet to steamy, second chances to forbidden love, and everything in between This collection has something for everyone Highly recomme I was floored by how much I enjoyed this flirty, fun collection of stories I ve always beenof a novel gal Each story pulled me in immediately and kept me turning pages the whole way through What I found most enjoyable were the contrasting but complimenting differences in writing style and plot each character and premise felt fresh and original From sweet to steamy, second chances to forbidden love, and everything in between This collection has something for everyone Highly recommend this for the holiday season It definitely put me in the mood For Christmas 21 authors, 21 different holiday romances This will keep even the fastest reader occupied for a few hours likely a few days It s a delightful sampling of a whole bunch of up and coming authors Some are brand new to the scene and some have a few books under their belts All have an amazing imagination, which is captured here, in this book.This book has it all from super sweet to super sexy, bad girls and sweet guys, dangerous guys and the good girls who help them turn their lives around 21 authors, 21 different holiday romances This will keep even the fastest reader occupied for a few hours likely a few days It s a delightful sampling of a whole bunch of up and coming authors Some are brand new to the scene and some have a few books under their belts All have an amazing imagination, which is captured here, in this book.This book has it all from super sweet to super sexy, bad girls and sweet guys, dangerous guys and the good girls who help them turn their lives around Some of the heroes and heroines are in their early twenties, some are forty Some are funny, some are simply adorable This is an entire book of girlfriends and boyfriends to fall in love with It s the perfect gift for your favorite romance reader or yourself I have received this ARC in exchange for an honest review I loved the tales in this anthology Some spicy and some sweet Overall, a wonderful treat to warm the cockles of your heart and soul If you re looking for a sweet and sassy read, then this is the book to read.