Author: Leslie Kelly & Jennifer LaBrecque
Publisher: Harlequin Blaze
Buy Link: Buy Let It Snow Here!
Rating: You Want/Need To Read
Reviewed By: Brynna
Put some heat in your holidays with these scorchin’-hot fairy tales from bestselling authors Leslie Kelly and Jennifer LaBrecque.
The Prince Who Stole Christmas by Leslie Kelly
Between her ne’er-do-well brother and her candy shop, Claire Hoffman has her hands full. But when sexy sparks start flying between Claire and her gorgeous but enigmatic tenant “Phil,” Claire wonders if all the chocolate has made her a little Christmas crazy. But what will happen to her fantasy when her dishy fling tells her that, er…he’s actually a prince?
My True Love Gave to Me… by Jennifer LaBrecque
Years ago in the town of Good Riddance, Alaska, Gertie and Knox were best friends—until Knox fell under the “spell” of a rather cold, remote woman. But three years later, Knox and Gertie are reunited at the Chrismoose festival…and all it takes is a snowed-in night in a cabin for Gertie to turn Knox’s chill into a red-hot blaze of sexstasy!
In The Prince Who Stole Christmas, Ms. Kelley spins the sweet, steamy tale of chocolatier Claire Hoffman. When her trouble making brother owes money to dangerous people, he goes behind Claire’s back and rents out her vacant apartment to two men. These guys are out of this world er realm…literally. Turns out her gorgeous tenant is in a bit of a predicament of his own. Claire allows him and his friend to stay.
Phil is looking for true love outside his realm. He only has a short time to meet his princess and then hope she falls in love with him. For not only will she help rule his kingdom one day, she’ll have to leave her world and those she loves behind. There is plenty of steam, surprises and “aww” moments to make this modern fairy tale a fun read.
In My True Love Gave to Me-
Gertie and Knox were the best of friends, until a jealous girlfriend ended that friendship. After the death of his grandmother Knox cut ties with Gertie for what he thought was love. Fast forward a couple of years, the former friends are reunited at the Chrismoose festival. Knox sees Gertie in a different light, while Gertie realizes she loves Knox but fears losing him again.
The premise of old friends meeting and falling in love is a great one. Still, I found these two missing that instant meshing that comes with friends reunited, even after a long time apart. Part of this comes from their trust issues. I think this story lacked the space needed to fully develop its potential.
Overall both stories were good reads. I did feel the holiday element wasn’t as strong as it could have been in either story. These snippets did intrigue me and I plan to pick up a longer book by each author to see how their longer stories fare.