[EBOOK FREE] Merry and Bright
Takes a financially struggling BB wner named Hope and her solicitor Danny and puts them together in a snow storm With the help The Further Mishaps of Charlie Chumpkins of Hope s friend Lori and her husband Ben they bring the two haters together until all there is is loveI adored Lori s presence in this story She added so much life and fun moments to the story Hope s character wasn the anal uptight side and I didn t like how she constantly rejected Danny s ffers for help In the end this story had so many LOL moments and some wonderfully cute and sweet moments as well making it a perfect read for the holidaysMS HUMBUG 4 starsWhat happens when you put a recently betrayed woman with a rebel in nice shoes Explosive chemistry that s what Shalvis does it again with this short story featuring Cami and MattThis story felt the shortest f them all but it still packs uite the punch The banter between Cami and Matt is so entertaining to read that I was smiling from ear to ear There s just so much heart in Shalvis s stories that when you add the Christmas element to it all it just makes for a delicious treat fit for the holidaysReview copy provided by publisher The first two stories in this collection were terrible The writing was sloppy and felt like mediocre fanfic to me The plots were kind f ridiculous and also not at all suited to novellas The plot in the last ne was also not suited to a novella but there was some good tension and chemistry between the leads and the writing was markedly better And all three female characters were primarily motivated by the fact that they desperately wanted rgasms They were bsessed with Our Planet: Our Home orgasms And honestly it wasne Kakoong, Pahlawan Pulau Awan Vol. 8 of the mostff putting things for me because it made their motivations murky for me with how short f a time the characters were given to develop anything even remotely resembling a relationship I m glad I bought this series for 99 cents as I see Jill Shalvis books advertised constantly and I am always so close to buying but this was a good way for me to see that her stories just aren t for me Three cute Christmas short stories Don t know why but I go through these fazes throughout the year where I want to read Christmas storiesFinding Mr Wright Chemist Maggie Bell finds that a man she knew in high school Jacob is doing some renovation work at the company she works for She hasn t had much luck with the guys who she thinks are ideal for her so n the advice Journeys of Frodo: An Atlas of J.R.R.Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings of a friend she decides to go for a guy who is totallypposite f her and Jacob is looking like the ideal candidate Jacob s appearance couldn t have come at a better time Finding Mr RightBrilliant chemist Maggie Bell has a knack for choosing Mr Wrong and with yet another lonely Christmas looming she decides it s time to alter the euation and seek ut someone who seems totally wrong for her Eureka The heart is a geniusFun story Maggie is tired f her bad luck in finding Mr Right and with the encouragement f her sister decides to have some fun with a Mr Wrong instead When she discovers that the man in charge f renovating the ffice where she works is her ld high school crush she feels she has found the perfect candidateI loved Maggie She s the stereotypical nerd brilliant at her chemistry work but awkward in social situations When she gets nervous she spouts all kinds f scientific trivia which can be a little disconcerting at certain times Jacob is concentrating A Stepdaughter In Heat (Daddy Daughter Sex Stories) on getting the job done so he can get paid with the bonus and then getut f town to visit his family He noticed Maggie early n attracted to her without recognizing his ld classmate Their first encounter was funny and hot as they went from awkward to steamy in a hurry Maggie keeps trying to convince both f them that it is a In the End one time thing but they can t leave eachther alone I especially liked seeing how easily Jacob saw past Maggie s awkwardness and liked what he sawThere s also some mystery going n that has Maggie s ffice being searched her tires slashed and her house searched Jacob is determined to keep her safe It s pretty bvious who is behind it but there is a twist to the end that I didn t see coming Bah HandsomeBehind n her bills BB wner Hope receives an unlikely guest stranded solicitor Danny who has been threatening to put her ut f business Funny how the holidays can bring people together no matter how much they resistAnother fun story Hope has had a really bad year One ex boyfriend broke her heart and the next ne stole her money To make ends meet she borrowed money The heart is a genius Bah Handsome Behind n her bills BB wner Hope receives an unlikely guest stranded solicitor Danny who has been threatening to put her ut f business Funny how the holidays can bring people together no matte.
Story 1 was super cute stories 2 3 were k But JILL SHALVIS so I m k with it Merry and Bright by Jill Shalvis is a collection The Catcher in the Rye and Philosophy of three short stories set around Christmas I don t normally read holiday setting books but I picked thisne up for the Ho Ho Ho Read a thonI ve Seven Sisters New Quilts from an Old Favorite only ever readne Bike Mechanic: Tales from the Road and the Workshop (Rouleur) other book by Shalvis and this collection reminded me why I never picked up another While the stories aren t bad they re just not my thing If I read a contemporary romance I tend to want the conflict to stay at believable levelsThe fact that Shalvis seems to think that all her stories need a conspiracyr life and death situation annoys meThe first story Finding Mr Right was the best story in the collection Chemist Maggie Bell has a crush n the contractor working utside When a Man Loves a Woman of herffice Even though she knows he s completely wrong for her she decides to pursue him for a short term relationshipMaggie has the habit f spewing ut random facts when nervous At first I liked this but the character trait was Keep From Falling overused to the point where it started to get annoying Even though Maggie s wikipedia knowledge started to getn my nerves I still liked her character I Catalogue the Insanity only wish that Shalvis had stuck with character conflict between the heroine and hero to move the plot forward rather than going the actionconspiracy routeThe second story Bah Handsome features Hope a BBwner who Blessed Homecoming owes a tonf money to her loan shark step brother When Shrek onef her step brother s lackeys shows up at the BB Hope doesn t expect to be attracted to the man This ne really didn t work well for me Hope was annoyingly stubborn and I honestly didn t care at all about the relationship I also really hated how meddlesome her friends wereThe final story Ms Humbug focuses n city planner Cami who discovers the man she s dating is banging the Look Alikes Jr. office assistant Disheartened she takes up with mayor and long time verbal sparring partner Matt Another story that would ve worked better for me if Shalvis hadn t taken the actionconspiracy route While thisne wasn t bad I thought the characters were the most underdeveloped compared to the first two stories Despite this I still generally enjoyed the lighthearted tone and bickering between the main charactersShalvis has an engaging writing style and her characters are fun so I can see why her novels are so popular However she s not for me If you re looking for a cute holiday read and are a fan f Shalvis this is probably worth checking ut I read two ut f three stories and could not work up the enthusiasm to read the third The plots were cute and the characters Collecting and Exhibiting Computer-Based Technology: Expert Curation at the Museums of the Smithsonian Institution okay but for short stories there seemed to be an awful lotf sex I prefer relationships to be developed before sex is involved Finding Mr Right the smart woman wins the heart He Remembers the Barren of the stud muffin who she had a major crushn in high school I will always devour that story lineBah Handsome love that Jill Shalvis wrote a nerdy hero but the heroine was too bitchy for my tastes Ms Humbug my favorite The Early Girl Gets the Blood Wolf of the three Hate to love stories seem to be doing it for me lately Jill Shalvis Christmas stories HappinessThat s really all you have to know MERRY AND BRIGHT is a Jill Shalvisrgy Diary of a Library Nerd: An Erotic Diary of One Woman's Metamorphosis of her Christmas stories compiled together inne book That being said you may want to check and see if you re already read these stories before since they are reprints f lder titles I haven t read them and I wasn t sure what exactly to expect since they are Let the Wolf Howl older worksf my favourite author but The Resistible Rise Of Benito Mussolini once I cracked into it I realized that I had nothing to worry about ALL the stories in this anthology are wonderfully written and sweet I would definitely recommend this to Shalvis fansFINDING MR RIGHT 4 starsMaggie Bell is a sweet and smart chemist who spews useless but actually uite interesting information when she is nervous When in the presencef a bad boy named Jacob the normally composed brainiac suddenly turns into goo It s actually uite endearing and made me fall instantly in love with Maggie s character Jacob the hero is a sinful bad boy who loves talking dirty I can tell you I had absolutely no complaints about thatIn this short but scorching story Shalvis really displays her talents as a writer I don t know how she is able to create such chemistry in such a short amount f time but she nails it in this first kick ff story to the anthologyThe nly thing I would say is that it wraps up a little too uickly in the end but the romance is fabulousBAH HANDSOME 4 starsAnother sweet and sexy story by Shalvis. Finding Mr Right Brilliant chemist Maggie Bell has a knack for choosing Mr Wrong and with yet another lonely Christmas looming she decides it's time to alter the euation and seek ut someone who seems totally wrong for her Eureka.
Rom her stepbrother Unfortunately for her he s a heartless SOB the loan is due in three weeks and he won t give her an extension Instead he s sent his CPA Danny to make sure she pays upDanny didn t want to come doesn t approve f what his boss is doing He tried to talk Hope ut Homesick of signing the loan paperwork but she wouldn t listen to him She s not happy to see him and he really can t blame her but he really wants to help her Unfortunately for him he can t get her to listen to himI loved the interactions between Danny and Hope There s a really strong attraction between them but Hope is desperately trying to ignore it Being from the city Danny has no experience with things like frozen pipes and bears so seeing his encounters with them was pretty funny I loved the way that Hope called him Genius Boy and teased him about his reactions I also enjoyed seeing how their attraction would get the betterf them and could understand Danny s frustration when Hope would push him awayI thought Danny was a real sweetheart It was pretty adorable when he tried to protect her from the bears I also loved the scene when he tried to save her from the earthuake while just almost wearing a towel It was great to see how getting away from her stepbrother made him realize just what had been happening to him and that he was ready for a change The phone conversation with Edward was really greatI must admit that I got very frustrated with Hope and how she refused to even listen to Danny when he A Criminal Affair offered to help her She s in deep trouble and she knows it but her pride won t let her accept anything from him I loved seeing her friend Lori keep pushing them together It was also the markf a true friend when she told Hope what an idiot she was being at the end The final scene was very satisfyingMs HumbugBorn rebel r vergrown man child Matt is the kind f man no woman can tame until an unexpected encounter with his nemesis Cami at the ffice holiday party proves there is an exception to every ruleFun pposites attract story Matt and Cami have worked together in the past but usually end up n pposite sides f the issues Now thanks to a rash f scandals Matt has gone from councilman to mayor and is trying to bring back the town s reputation Matt is the kind f guy that everyone likes easy to get along with fun loving and really good looking Cami is just the pposite She is a workaholic who has to be in control f every aspect Confessions of a Teenage Hollywood Star of her life That tight control tends to turn menff so it s been awhile since her last relationship She s gone Precious Stones: Their Occult Power and Hidden Significance out with a coworker a few times but it has been pretty platonic She s hoping to get a bit further with him at theffice Christmas party until she spots his shoes along with a pair The Proletarian Revolution and the Renegade Kautsky of women s shoes in the ladies room at workThen in a comedyf errors Cami and Matt have a confrontation that has her convinced that he was the ne in the ladies room Encountering each ther at the masked Christmas party Cami mistakes Matt for Ned and they share a scorching hot kiss which makes Cami mad when she discovers the truth She can t deny the way he made her feel and Matt is eually surprised by her effect Works Days on him I loved seeing the way that Matt was determined to pursue the attraction between them He was amazingly sensitive to her needs for a man with the reputationf a playboy and Cami wasn t sure how to deal with it I loved the way that he appreciated how smart she was and that she didn t back down when she was trying to make a point I also liked how he tried to get her to relax and have some fun Cami discovered that Matt was the nly ne who could make her want to give up the tight control she kept n herself I really enjoyed the scene in her ffice when she really let goI also enjoyed the way they worked together Heart of the Wood on theffice mystery The King's Commissar of who was behind all the scandal revelations As they worked their way through all the possibilities their differing waysf looking at things meshed well The guilty party wasn t really much Bloodmage of a surprise as they were thene with the most access I loved seeing how the confrontation went down and the effect it had n Cami Two haiku reviewLady scientistInn wner city plannerThree women find loveI love Christmas booksThree holiday novellasAll happy endingsNote This is a reprint f lder holiday novellas I hadn t read any Making Instruments Count: Essays on Historical Scientific Instruments Presented to Gerard L'Estrange Turner of them previously but you might want to check before buying This book isn t what I d call Christmassy and it s definitely naughty than nice The stories held my interest though. R how much they resist Ms Humbug Born rebelr Every Sigh, the End overgrown man child Matt is the kindf man no woman can tame until an unexpected encounter with his nemesis Cami at the ffice holiday party proves there is an exception to every rul.
EBOOK FREE Merry and Bright
characters Merry and Bright
for a complete book list and fun blog detailing her city girl living in the mountains adventuresConnect with Jill