Title: All I Want for Christmas
Author: Georgia Beers, Maggie Cummings, Fiona Riley
Genre: Romance, Novella, Contemporary
Publication Date: December 15, 2020
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books
Themes: Fake dating, Snowed in, Christmas, Holiday Market, Mention of Parental Death, Sapphic, WLW
In Triple Dog Dare by Georgia Beers, Sasha Wolfe has been talking up her new girlfriend to her overbearing mother for months, and when her skeptical sister dares her to invite this new squeeze over for family Christmas, Sasha accepts the challenge. After all, how hard can it be to bring your nonexistent girlfriend home for the holidays?
In Hustle & Bustle by Maggie Cummings, Hannah Monroe is ready to dazzle customers with her pop-up shop at NYC’s winter holiday market. NYPD beat cop Toby Beckett, who just wants to protect and serve, barely notices the spirit of the season until events keep pushing her into Hannah’s path.
In A Christmas Miracle by Fiona Riley, Mira Donahue’s bar, Mirage, is the hottest Christmas party venue in Boston, despite Mira’s secret: she hates Christmas. When self-described Queen of Carols Courtney Rivers books Mirage for her company’s holiday party, she clashes with Mira over the plans. Then a freak storm strands them in the bar, and more than miracles abound.
Thank you to NetGalley and Bold Strokes Books for an eARC of this title.
This was the last Christmas book I read this year and it was pretty good. I have never read anything from these authors so I thought it was a really great way to try out some new authors by having a bind up of three novellas.
All three novellas are very Christmasy, so there is defintely no lack of Christmas in these. They were all very sweet in their own way. With a bind up like this it’s harder to rate overall because each novella is very different, but there were some overarching themes and things I liked about all of them. To start, I liked that there was diversity and variety within the characters. Each novella was filled with a nice cast of characters that were all different, whether that be sexual and gender identity or just personality. I also liked that they didn’t feel too rushed. Though these were novellas it didn’t feel like the story was being rushed along because of the short length.
One thing I would have liked more of was development. I think this is a general disadvantage, I personally have, with novellas is that they are just too short for the kind of character growth and development I tend to love in stories. Aside from that I thought all these stories were really sweet. They were heartwarming and had all the Christmas vibes you could hope for.
If you are looking for some short and sweet sapphic Christmas stories, this is a great book for you!
Rating: 3/5 stars