My Review of Sweet Christmas Kisses 2- Story 2-Gingerbread Kisses by Beate Boeker

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I was given this amazing opportunity to review the first three stories in Sweet Christmas Kisses 2. This book is collaboration of 19 heartwarming Christmas romances by various authors. Who doesn’t love a good Christmas romance?  I was going to wait and post all three of my reviews at once but decided against it as I want to give each author their own post, so here goes!

Editorial Synopsis:

Sweet Christmas Kisses 2 takes you from the Smoky Mountains to Florida’s sun-drenched beaches, from the Italian Alps to Paris, France, and even to a quirky little town in Arizona. The Sweet Christmas Kisses 2 bundle features all-new, stand-alone stories that are sure to make you laugh, sometimes bring tears to your eyes, but always put you in the Christmas spirit. Foreword by New York Times bestselling author, RaeAnne Thayne.

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Gingerbread Kisses by Beate Boeker, USA Today and National bestselling author.  A cookie specialist finds sweet romance in the snowy Alps of Italy.

MY REVIEW

Carol has traveled to Dolomite Alps in Italy to attend her younger sister’s, Natasha, Christmas wedding to Angelo Bertolli, an extremely rich bachelor and provide her cookie catering services at the wedding.

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This is also supposed to be a vacation for Carol as she has been working effortlessly to establish her own cookie business. However, her sister has turned into a bridezilla.

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While Carol is in the hotel kitchen catering to bridezilla’s demands, Carol meets Tom, the hotel manager, a sexy Italian.

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Carol and Tom have an obvious connection but run into problems as Carol is based in Boston and Tom lives in Italy, and is further complicated by Natasha’s whimsical demands of her fiance, who is also Tom’s best friend.

Will true love reign with another Christmas wedding on the horizon or will spoiled Natasha ruin Carol’s chance at love?

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I give this book 2.5 of out 4 “gingerbread cookies” (See Rating System above)

Thank you to bestselling author, Melinda Curtis, for an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. My reviews are based on my opinions of the book and are my opinions alone.

My Review of Sweet Christmas Kisses 2- Story 1-Christmas Papa by Mona Risk

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I was given this amazing opportunity to review the first three stories in Sweet Christmas Kisses 2. This book is collaboration of 19 heartwarming Christmas romances by various authors. Who doesn’t love a good Christmas romance?  I was going to wait and post all three of my reviews at once but decided against it as I want to give each author their own post, so here goes!

Editorial Synopsis:

Sweet Christmas Kisses 2 takes you from the Smoky Mountains to Florida’s sun-drenched beaches, from the Italian Alps to Paris, France, and even to a quirky little town in Arizona. The Sweet Christmas Kisses 2 bundle features all-new, stand-alone stories that are sure to make you laugh, sometimes bring tears to your eyes, but always put you in the Christmas spirit. Foreword by New York Times bestselling author, RaeAnne Thayne.

~Available for Pre-order~
Amazon | BNiTunes | Kobo | Google Play

Christmas Papa by Mona Risk, New York Times, USA Today, National bestselling and Award-winning author. With twin toddlers to care for, she can’t forget her past until a playboy’s kisses challenge her to believe in herself.

MY REVIEW

This story involves Monica, her twin boys, Louis and Chris, Michael Wheeler, and Jake Carlton. The majority of the book takes place in Lexington, Kentucky.

Monica and Michael meet while in a wedding. Their meeting is less than ideal as Monica has an unexpected visitor, her “boyfriend” Jake Carlton, a doctor who has moved to Alaska.

Monica is a single mother of twin boys that is currently attending school to obtain her degree in Journalism. Monica did not have the easiest childhood as she was raised without her father and her mother could never be nominated as mother of the year. Monica is used to being hurt by men and doesn’t trust them. I can’t say I blame her!

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Michael Wheeler has a reputation for being a playboy and is far from ready for any commitment. He’s successful and his job requires a lot of travel. Jake Carlton is a doctor that has moved to Alaska and is “dating” Monica long distance.

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This is a fast paced book, which I love, and is a very endearing love story. Monica does not sit around and wait for a man to come rescue her. She moves forward with her life putting her children and education before anything else.

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Ultimately, Monica overcomes so much of her past and I love the way Michael connects with Monica’s twin boys. Talk about pulling at your heartstrings!!!

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I think this quote in the book sums this book up completely, “In his arms, she would forget her past and her insecurities, and find her future and happiness.”~Monica

Does Monica find happiness in the arms of Jake or Michael????

I give this book three of out four “Unc’s” (See Rating System above)

Thank you to bestselling author, Melinda Curtis, for an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. My reviews are based on my opinions of the book and are my opinions alone.