Thursday, December 6, 2012

Sugarplums and Scandal (Love at Stake #2.5) by Lori Avocato, Dana Cameron, Mary Dahiem, Suzanne Macpherson, Cait London, Kerrelyn Sparks, Mary Daheim

Sugarplums and Scandal (Includes: Love at Stake, #2.5)Sugarplums and Scandal by Lori Avocato

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

SUGARPLUMS AND SCANDAL brings together the best of romance and mystery in one delightful collection of Christmas tales. In the expert hands of six of Avon's best storytellers, the holiday season takes on an air of love and scandalous surprises Filled with Christmas miracles, romance, and suspense, this will make the perfect gift for both romance and mystery fans. Each author brings their own unique voice and characters to the collection, as well as their fan followings.

All I Want For Christmas is My Two Front Teeth - Lori Avocato

The Lords of Misrule - Dana Cameron

The Ghost of Christmas Passed - Mary Daheim

Partners in Crime - Cait London

Holly Go Lightly - Suzanne Macpherson

A Very Vampy Christmas - Kerrelyn Sparks

Originally I was only planning on reading Kerrelyn Sparks Love at Stake story -- A Very Vampy Christmas, but since it is December I decided to go ahead and get in the Christmas mood with a little Holiday reading.

I have to say that I was not too impressed with the first 3 stories in the book. It was very apparent that the characters in the stories were from series that I have not read and that caused the short stories hard to follow. I really felt like I had missed a lot and jumped into the stories in the middle of something.

However the book was redeemed by the last 3 stories. I quite enjoyed the stories by Cait London, Suzanne Macpherson and Kerrelyn Sparks. They all read great as stand alone stories and had interesting story lines and likable characters.

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