Heating Up the Holidays Jill Shalvis, Jacquie D'Alessandro, Jamie Sobrato

Harlequin - Blaze #435

Contemporary/ Firefighter

ISBN: 978-0373794393

Reviewed by Tanya



“All He Wants for Christmas” by Jill Shalvis

Christina Lewis is one tough firefighter though EMT Dustin Mauer knows she also has a soft inside she doesn’t let anyone see.  The problem is that Dustin doesn’t want to be just another notch on her bedpost, he wants the whole package.  But, will Cristina realize what she has, if she is willing to let go of her fears?

In All He Wants for Christmas , we finally get Dustin and Christina together, sigh.  I have been waiting for this one for months, and Ms. Shalvis does not disappoint.  Again her characters have a lot more depth than many authors write.


“My Grown-Up Christmas List” by Jacquie D'Alessandro

Toni Rizzo is reinventing herself.  She has opened her own floral shop and she no longer wants anything to do with firemen, sexy or not.  But, Brad Griffin is stunned by his initial reaction to meeting Toni and wants to get to know her better.  He is convinced he is just the man for her.  But, can Toni let past issues go to laugh and love with sexy Brad?

My Grown-Up Christmas List brings to light a serious subject while having fun with romance and new relationships.  I enjoyed the interactions between Brad and Toni and had fun reading how Brad just doesn’t give up.


“Up on the Housetop” by Jamie Sobrato

Dr. Lorelei Gibson has never been able to forget or forgive Ryan for taking her heart the night he took her virginity.  Now years later Ryan wants to make amends for his past, and is trying to do anything to get Dr. Lorelei to see that he has changed.  Is she willing to try again?

As usual Ms. Sobrato writes a fast paced story filled with humor.  I mean who else could envision a woman on the rooftop attaching her pajamas during a rainstorm, to be rescued by the sexy fireman of her past.  I had fun reading and laughing Up on the Housetop.

Heating Up the Holidays has just what you need for a seasonal pick me up; hot men, firefighters, and romance.  I enjoyed this anthology by the three well-known authors.  I have to say I was intrigued how all three stories fit together, not just in theme.  I think Heating Up the Holidays is one Blaze that you will find lives up to its name.


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