Jill Shalvis À 6 ReviewN with brother has worked alongside Cristina for years admiring her they finally have one fantastic night of sex but she ducks out in the morning wanting to keep things light but he wants Cristina Lewis tough firefighter tough childhood that taught her not to trust scared by feelings Dustin stimulates has gained espect and love of fellow fire fighters many who have found their lifemates though she keeps putting up barriers Dustin keeps being there when she needs him even though it means sex and his expectations for As she ealizes she might be able to open up he decides he needs to cut things off it hurts too much when she steps back then his last night before esigning they are both at a liuor store crazy guy and gun he steps in front of her to take the bullet in the shoulder she panics accompanies him to hospital wants to tell him she loves him but he checks out before she eturns thenext day she tracks him to his parent s house Christmas Day and she presents herself as the fulfillment of his Christmas list she loves him and wants to give them a chance ahhhMy Grown Up Christmas List by Jacuie D AlessandroToni Rizzo tried to be a fire fighter against her Italian familynursery business family s advice hired by a small town department who never had a female fighter and is subject to all sorts of harassment when she ealizes it s a dead end that they don t have her back in dangerous situations she leaves moves away from her well intentioned but loving family to our small town and opens up a flower shop she wants nothing to do with firemen Brad Griffin firefighter good natured 2 years ago Mr December in the charity calendar wearing and elf s hat hence nickname Elf 3 months ago went into the new flower shop and was flattened by his Esperanza renace response to the Toni but she passivelyesponds to his flirting by telling him she is involved with someone still weekly he comes in friendly like and buys a plant or flowers til his mother is worried she is dying and he doesn t want to tell her Until through the grapevine bartender privy to her talking with a friend who thenr tells one of the firemen Brad learns she is not dating anyone but that she wants nothing to do with a fireman he s going to change her mind he shows up at her shop and buys 2 gift envelopes
money to charityto charity to a lingerie shop the other to a estaurant he sexily invites her take the lingerie one and asks her to dinner telling her he knows she isn t involved with anyone she says no too busy he says I know you don t like firemen she says no he asks if he was an accountant a cowboy a clown she says maybe so he eturns an hour later dressed as a nerdy accountant High Water Pants Belted High water pants belted high shirt pocket protector hair combed over she still says no he graciously leaves "her friendworker pushes her to accept his date he eturns this " friendworker pushes her to accept his date he eturns this dressed as a cowboy having spent 3 months on his uncle s anch with cowboy wisdom she still says no her friend chides her again he eturns a 3rd time as himself and she finally agrees to one dinner not a date Over the Sitzungs-Berichte Der Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde Zu Berlin: Jahrgang 1893 (Classic Reprint) restaurant table he caresses her hand her wrist driving her crazy and she takes up by caressing his leg with her foot til he s crazy they get dinner to go and have one intense night of energizing passion Sheeluctantly goes on a few dates show up at his place in a From Muslim to Christian Granada raincoat and the thong she purchased with the the other gift card but then it is Christmas eve he invites her to his faily s for dessert she balks then her friend calls with a note for a big order that she forgot to enter in the book she takes it as a warning she s too involved with him and her business is going to suffer and she wants to avoid entanglements is miserable with family hears that two firefighters were injured panics that one was himealizes she loves him ushes to his side he was okayUp on the Housetop by Jamie SobratoDr Lorelei Gibson in high school she was the geek skipped two grades way too smart but not a smart dresser paired with Ryan on a science project at the local hot springs she clumsily gives him a kiss and invitation to sex in the hot springs he can t say no but is embarrassed and ignores her the next day and for the est of the school year hurting her tremendously she goes on to become a doctor serves two years in the peace corp and becomes best friends with an elderly native with. Wn Up Christmas List by Jacuie D'AlessandroToni Rizzo is done with obnoxious firefighters But flirtatious fireman Brad Griffin is managing to put himself at the top of her holiday list one steamy kiss at a time Up on the
These were three short holiday novellas They are great for when you are pressed for time and still want a steamy ead Every now and then you un into a multi author series with mixed Domesticating Drink: Women, Men, and Alcohol in America, 1870-1940 results Theyun the gamut fromthey must have wrote these while on a holiday together through guess they shared a few notes via email to wellI think they e all set in the same communitymaybeI pondered if an editor pulled a handful of authors "Names Out Of A Hat Gave Them The Basic Theme " out of a hat gave them the basic theme didn t bother to put them in touch with each other Supposedly they e all centered around a florist shop located not too terribly far from a fire and Teaching Machines: Learning from the Intersection of Education and Technology rescue station I say supposedly because all three heroes purchase an envelope from said florist shop as a charitable donation One of the heroines was the owner of the shop You d think all these people would be tripping over each other Neither the owner nor her employee were mentioned by name in the other two stories and I thought initially there was a vague set up for the third one at the end of the second one but the timing was offEnough of that The novellas themselvesThe first one brings to mind the thought of not shitting in your sandbox The heroine apparently not only shit she did it in than one spot Even better if a H did what she did use someone else for sex then friendzone them afterwards like nothing happened at least until she needed that itch scratched again we d beoasting him over a hot flame The H got tired of it decided he didn t Sisi: Empress on Her Own really want to be an EMT any longer it was a way of earning his keep while his brother was off in the military and uit She freaked out because she hadn t expected him to NOT be there whenever she waseadySecond one H spots h and falls for her instantly She displayed polite indifference because he was a fire fighter He asks her out freuently for months before she finally gives in Then after she almost forgot about a big floral order she tells him she has no time in her life for him Later she gets word that a couple of firefighters were injured freaks out and hunts him downThird one seems to initially be about one of the injured firefighters but the timing was off that happened on Christmas Eve and this was at least a week prior The h was Eve and this was at least a week prior The h was of those girls stuck in a mental time warp over the H due to her jumping his bones and him being too chicken to acknowledge that he d boinked the weird girl Seriously how do authors expect me to take their heroines seriously when they pull this crap Revenge sex over something that happened when you were 16 Get over it girl In any case she succeeds not that he put up a fight since he had the hots for her had them for her as a teen too but there s that peer pressure thing then figures out that evenge isn t as sweet as you think it ll be This is only a eview of the RITA finalist novella All He Wants for Christmas by Jill Shalvis It was a cute well written story with a bit of a twist the hero wants commitment and the heroine is The Art of Slow Writing: Reflections on Time, Craft, and Creativity reluctant EMT Dustin Mauer and firefighter Cristina Lewis have worked together for uite some time They shared a night of super duper passion and Dustin want aeal The Life of Samuel Johnson relationship Cristina has a troubled past and a great fear of involvement She keeps everyone at arms length She likes the sex but is afraid of Dustinefused to settle for less Can they find their wayNicely done novella long enough for things to happen and feelings to grow I liked it a lot I Statistical Inference read this mainly for the Jill Shalvis story All He Wants For Christmas as it contained characters from the Firefighters series I thought it was ok and would have liked to see a longer story tied into the other two This was almost like an after thought that Ieally felt could have been a lot betterThe Jamie Sobrato title Up On The Housetop I am sorry but I didn t A Wizard in Love really get this story at all It was almost like a little page filler thateally was a load of nonsense and I could uite happily forget that I ever ead itThe best story of all three of them would definitely be the Jacuie D Allesandro story My Grown Up Christmas List I eally liked this little story and wished it had been full length and published on its own as it had a lot of potential I Tigers in Normandy really liked all three of the stories All He Wants for Christmas by Jill ShalvisEMT Dustin Mauer though excellent EMT always planned to go into constructio. All He Wants for Christmas by Jill ShalvisEMT Dustin Mauer has one Christmas wish to make tough firefighter Cristina Lewisealize she's in love with him And he's using his considerable bedside charm to convince her My Gro. ,
3 wives who never steers her wrong and when it is time to go home he tellsher to track down the man who broke her heart sleep with and take back her POWER SHE RETURNS TO HER HOMETOWN she Presidential Secrecy and the Law returns to her hometown Ryan uinn tired of one night two longer termelationships one too clingy the other wanting him to uit occasionally would wonder about Lorelei from High School bumped on head on duty and taken to ER where Lorelei treats him and he emembers her she of course emembers him he dances around his embarrassment of how he treated her in high schooland she walks away ignores his calls and then that night a storm her neglected cottage has a leaky oof she climbs up ladder to nail down tarp nails down her pant leg calls 911 and he is the one to #rescue her both are attracted to the other he eturns thenext day #her both are attracted to the other he Master Plots: Race and the Founding of an American Literature, 1787-1845 returns thenext day a proper apology with flowers and a gift certificate to the hot springs and invites her on a date there fate and all they go he sings her the apology song he wrote she seduces him again in the hot springs with a lot sophistication and walks away ignoring his calls for the next few daysand she decides maybe and tracks him down and before she can knock on his door she hears him singing again a lonely sad song and knocks and into his arms and ahhh a year later back in Africa where her best friend insists she marry Ryan ahhh This anthology contains 3 short stories that take place around Christmas time but to be honest I didn t get much of a Christmas feeling out of them The stories aren t particularly connected to each other aside from the fact that the Hh in these stories live in the same city Santa Rey CA or in the vicinity and the heroine in the 2nd story is the owner of the florist shop where the heroine in the 1st story and the hero in the 3rd story buy some flowers and a Christmas charity card somewhere down theoad Confusing Not City Schools: Lessons from New York real Heating Up The Holidays was a collection of 3 holiday stories by authors Jill Shalvis Jacuie D Alessandro and Jamie Sobrato I loved Shalvis s All He Wants for Christmas American Heroes The Firefighters 3 Shalvis delivers lovely characters with wonderful chemistry I especially loved the push and pull between them 5 starsD Alessandro s My Grown Up Christmas List was eually good I thought D Alessandro s writing style and storytelling fit perfectly with Shalvis s story Firefighter Brad falls for flower store owner Toni the first time he sees her but she won t give him the time of day After his buddy overhears why she might be giving Brad the cold shoulder Brad does a full court press to try and win Toni s heart I adored both of them I honestly don t know how Toniesisted Brad for as long as she did This guy is The Widow's Lawman romantic and charming on top of being drop dead gorgeous Toni is definitely stubborn but I actually liked how independent she was 5 starsSobrato s Up On The Housetop was cute but not as good as the first two Lorelei had her heart broken as a teen and decides toeturn to her home town to face down her demon namely firefighter Ryan uinn Ryan knows he was a jerk when he was younger and he wants forgiveness and a chance to make it up to her I don t love The Story Within revenge plots inomance but as they go this one was decently done It helped that Lorelei s behaviour provided some laughs But the cheese was turned way up on this for me view spoilerI m sure I was supposed to find the song Ryan wrote for Lorelei omantic but it didn t feel that way to me just kind of juvenile for 2 people in their 30s hide spoiler WINTER S COMING SO WARM IT UP WITH5 LOGS ON THE FIRE forHEATING UP THE HOLIDAYSLisa Renee JonesMary Ann RiversSerena BellPLAY WITH MELisa Renee JonesOkay so I ll admit to
It Up FrontI M Aup frontI m a Lisa fan And I mean HUGE So imagine my delight in her sexy naughty addition to this fabulous anthology I will try not to be biased but I have to be honest even before the first word was ead I was suealing with gleeKali Miller takes a chance at finding herself and some much deserved happiness and takes a job in the land of sinLas Vegas only when she arrives said job disappears like a coin in a slot machine She has left everything behind and needs a job needs to feel empowered and in charge of her life again This drive pushes her into Damion Ward s world Stories of firefighters chasing women around christmas apparently with an affinity for the same floris. Ousetop by Jamie SobratoWhen Dr Lorelei Gibson gets stuck on her God Gave Me a Mulligan: A Journalist's Life in War and Peace roof half naked she's mortified when she'sescued by hunky firefighter Ryan uinn her high school heartbreak Until she learns he'd like to get naked with her.