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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

All I Want by Rachel Renee Anderson, Jolene Perry and Kaylee Baldwin

Happy December 3!   22 days and counting!  Today's review is a three for the price of one....ok, one book, three couples, three stories, one holiday.    Usually when I buy a book, it is one story; this is the first time I've purchased three in one.   But I liked it.    I got this on kindle quite awhile back but just recently read it.    Three short stories/novellas within 225 pages.

The titles and authors are as follows:  Pretty Near Perfect by Jolene Perry

                                                            Six Days of Christmas by Kaylee Baldwin  and

                                                            Twist of Fate by Rachel Renee Anderson

Which of the three was my favorite?   Well, when I read Pretty Near Perfect, I was disappointed when it ended.   I wanted to read more about Norah and Collin's romance.   It was basically an insta love story and I don't really care for those, but it was enjoyable reading....just way too short.

Then I read the second story and I really connected with it and enjoyed it.   It involved a couple who was goal oriented and sought success above passion.   It took Christmas with her best friend's family to open Natalie's eyes to what her priorities should have been and what love was really all about.   I did love the characters in this one and the idea of six days of Christmas, celebrating a different nation on 5 days and honoring the tradition of those countries and then the sixth reserved for a US Christmas tradition.....quite unique and interesting.

Last of course, I read Twist of Fate and  I enjoyed the storyline--friends who fall in love, despite the fact there were reasons they shouldn't...like a long distance engagement and an upcoming marriage.  I was well satisfied by the characters, the conflict and the resolution.

But my favorite was Six Days of Christmas for depth and emotional appeal.    None of the stories were disappointing in the fact all were enjoyable, but Natalie and Jimmy's story was believable and touching.  I liked it the best.

It's fast paced and can easily be read in a day or one story a day.   Definitely an enjoyable read!

Disclaimer:  I read for my pleasure.   I may receive ARC copies for review purposes, but I am not compensated for my reviews .  I like to read and I like to share my reviews.   I post my thoughts without prejudice or bias.  The words are mine and I write reviews based on my humble opinion.  I will admit, I seldom meet a book I don't like.  

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