Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Christmas Kisses by H.M Ward Book Review (18+)
Title: Christmas Kisses
Author: H.M. Ward
Publisher: Laree Bailey Press
Pub Date: December 1, 2012
Genre: New Adult Holiday Romance
Age Level: 18+
Pages: 100 pages
My Copy: Got from Author for a honest review
Device Read on: First Generation Nook
How hard is it to Not have sex with him? Lust has melted Holly Connelly’s brain and it’s all Ryan Darcy’s fault. He’s been ruthlessly flirting with her for the past three years. Ryan’s a sex god complete with sinful body, endless wit, and an orgasm-inducing smile. One sultry look from him will make her panties jump off her body. His endless string of one-night stands has Holly thinking she’ll be just another conquest. Since she actually has feelings for the guy, it makes it that much harder to put off his advances. When they get trapped together by a snowstorm, it’s all she can do to resist him. If Holly says yes, she’ll probably regret it. If she says no, she’ll always wonder what if.
Sweet, loving, and tender is the best way to describe this Christmas book. I really enjoyed that these two people see each other again after not seeing each other for a long time, but when they see each other, the chemistry is really good.
The back story was incredibly well-done between Holly and Ryan. Really liked that these were two characters who have a history and do want to be together, but circumstances changed and things didn’t really go right the first time. Yet, that changes when they see one another again at a party.
The party scene where they see each other is very deep and rich. You see longing on both of these characters. Also love how the narrative changes from chapter to chapter. Every other chapter is told from Ryan, then Holly’s, then Ryan. I think it made it much more interesting to read and feel that each of them has long for the other one, but not knowing how the other feels. Also their conversations were good, rich and interesting.
They form that connection again. From that connection begins one of the sweetest, tender moments I think. I think the fact that both Ryan and Holly let themselves enjoy each other and the time they spend getting to know one another is interesting as both Ryan and Holly learn how to love one another. When Ryan and Holly make love to each other, something special happens between them during that moment. They realize that they complete each other (as corny as that sounds).
Ryan and Holly realize they only have so much time left together, but decide to make the most of the time that they have. Things get so intense between them that you feel that the ending will be heartbreaking. Yet what happens is so passionate and heart warming that the two characters find a way to be together. I really love happy endings.
The ending of this book was really nice and also was what I wanted from a Christmas story.