A collection of contemporary romance novellas from New York Times Bestselling Author Samantha Young. This volume includes novellas previously only available exclusively to newsletter subscribers. They have now been collated into this romantic collection of modern love stories. Includes:
The Forbidden Christmas Gift:
It’s Christmas at Shaw’s Department store in Edinburgh! Reid Shaw should feel nothing but gratified by his success. But he’s not satisfied because the sexy Scot wants forbidden fruit for Christmas: Evan Munro. Reid’s Evan’s boss. He’s thirteen years older than her.
Oh … and she’s his best friend’s little sister.
New Year’s Eve:
After Ryan drunkenly kisses the object of her crush, Joe—her sister’s father-in-law— at his son’s birthday party, all she wants to do is avoid Joe for the rest of eternity. But when they find themselves stranded alone together on New Year’s Eve, Ryan discovers Joe most definitely doesn’t want to avoid Ryan…
Micah Green has loved Valentine Fairchild for over ten years; ever since they were kids brought together by Micah’s difficult family life. Too many outside factors have gotten in their way, pushing them further apart over the years. But Micah, no matter how hard he tries, can’t forget her. When he finds a way to see her again, he realizes he’s wasted too much time loving Valentine from afar. Now he just has to convince her to let go of their past so they can move on with their future. Together.
Ember in the Heart:
When Ember Bonet overhears her sister’s fiancé’s best friend uttering rude remarks about the Bonet sisters at the engagement party, she instantly dismisses him as a pretentious man-child. Then said man-child, Foster Darwin, moves into the house next door along with his five-year-old daughter, making him hard to ignore.
Foster can’t believe his best friend, Colt, omitted to tell him the spinsterish Bonet sisters live in the house next door to his new home. Problem is, Ember Bonet is anything but spinsterish. From the moment they met, Foster has fought an overwhelming attraction to her. An attraction he has no time for. Not only is he determined to prioritize his daughter Georgie, he can’t fail his own father again. And Edward Darwin has made it clear that Foster must settle down with the right woman. Unfortunately, his family’s idea of ‘right’ isn’t the sexy massage therapist next door who’s eleven years his senior.
Determined to keep her distance from Foster, Ember fails when it becomes clear he and Georgie need support in their new life together. But proximity to one another is too great a temptation, and physical chemistry soon turns into so much more. If only Ember could get over their age difference and Foster his family pride…
Title : Love Stories: A Novella Collection
Author : Samantha Young
Format : eARC
Page Count : 315
Genre : Contemporary Romance
Publisher : Self
Release Date : December 6, 2021
Reviewer : Micky
Rating : ★ ★ ★ ★
Micky’s 4 star review
This book of four delicious bites just fitted my mood. Each story was rich despite the brevity of the pages; I definitely had some favourites. Christmas touched at least three of the stories but they weren’t overtly Christmassy which works just fine for me. Each couple knew one another at least a bit already but no one could describe these couples as friends at the start. We also got a couple of age-difference stories.
Each book had a slice of steam and more. If that’s your bag, you can’t go wrong here. I’m putting my seperate ratings below for each novella, with a few individual thoughts.
The Forbidden Christmas Gift – 4 stars. Probably my favourite and this one had a strong office romance vibe.
New Year’s Eve – 4 stars. Joe was a babe and I loved this one too. Snowy cabin vibes were rolling alongside an older man.
Loving Valentine – 3.5 stars. This was a lesson in love-patience and these teens to adults were sweet and then adult-ish, if you get my vibe!
Ember In The Heart – 3 stars. I struggled a bit with the tool that was Foster in this story, redemption occured but he wound me up. That said, major props for the older woman trope here.
Thank you to the author for the early review copy.