12 Christmas Romances to Melt Your Heart Anthology featuring Mistletoe Misconduct: Catherine Gayle

12 Christmas Romances To Melt Your Heart 

100% of the proceeds from sales of this anthology go to the Autism Society of America and straight into support groups for families touched by autism 

Count down your Christmas holiday with a fantastic assortment of holiday romances written especially for this set. Humor, drama, suspense, and military heroes abound. Fall in love with new characters from a series you've never read and learn more about characters from your favorite author's series you've been dying to hear about. 

Each book is EXCLUSIVE to the anthology and NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED. Help us support a cause near and dear to each author in the set and to so many we love. 

From NYT & USA Today Bestselling Authors & More! 

~ Allie K. Adams​ ~ Merry TREXmas ~ 
Christmas turns to chaos when all the McKoys get together for the holidays. It takes a 12-yr-old autistic boy and his faithful companion to teach them all the true meaning of TREXmas. 

~ Jami Davenport​ ~ Hearts On Ice ~ 
Drawn together by tragedy and broken apart by practicality, can two lost souls find each other again during a magical holiday season? 

~ Riley J. Ford​ ~ Romance: Quickies (Christmas Encounter) ~ 
Feisty Brooke has finally met her match when she meets a sexy world traveler on Christmas Eve. Sparks fly during their steamy one-night encounter...but has she just met the love of her life? 

~ Geri Foster​ ~ Holiday Mischief ~ 
The five Avery Sisters create a little Holiday Mischief and find romance in the process. 

~ Tammy S. Falkner​ ~ Yes You ~ 
You might remember them. They have two children named Reagan and Lincoln. Find out how their love story started in Yes, You. One bad boy, one good girl. The question - Who? Me? Yes. You. 

~ Catherine Gayle​ ~ Mistletoe Misconduct ~ 
He says everyone deserves a second chance. She thinks it’s high time for him to turn that idea around on himself. 

~ Tawdra Kandle​ ~ Underneath My Christmas Tree ~ 
When two hearts ignite, the most unexpected gifts can turn up under the tree. 

~ Chris Keniston​ ~ Love Walks In ~ 
Annette Deluca believes you only get one chance at the love of a lifetime. It's up to Michael Becker and his young autistic son to prove her wrong. 

~ Katy Regnery​ ~ Marrying Mr. English ~ 
Long before the English brothers met their wives and girlfriends, their father, Tom, captured the heart of their mother, Eleanora. Travel back in time to Christmas 1981 and find out how it all began! 

~ Krystal Shannan writing as Emma Roman​ ~ The Runaway Sleigh ~ 
Kidnapped from her front yard by Santa, a woman who hates Christmas finds unexpected joy in a holiday she swore to ignore for the rest of her life. 

~ Becca Boyd ~ As We Dream By The Fire ~ 
Sadie never expected a handsome firefighter to crash into her living room on Christmas Eve, but when her tree catches on fire, he could save more than her life... 

~Jodi Vaughn​ ~ Christmas In Cloverton ~ 
A blizzard, a lost cat, and a little bit of Christmas destiny gives Eliza a chance with the man she's loved from afar for too long. 

Featured Review:

Mistletoe Misconduct 

There’s one primary rule of thumb Jim Sutter uses to guide every aspect of his life: everyone deserves a second chance. In his job as general manager of the Portland Storm, he’s in a unique position to grant second chances to countless people, giving them opportunities to turn their lives around. Yet, he’s never used that rule on himself. His coaches’ and players’ wives know it’s well past time for Jim get a dose of his own medicine. They covertly sign him up for a dating website, hoping to bring some cheer to his holiday. They never expected for the first woman to respond to be his ex-wife, Elaine.

Elaine arrives in Portland at the team’s Christmas break with one goal in mind: she’s going to stuff Jim’s stocking with a Santa-sized dose of forgiveness and a sleigh full of love. No doubt about it, he’s made his fair share of mistakes. But she’s made mistakes, too, and it’s time for Jim to move on…and for her to move back in. As far as she sees it, a bit of mistletoe could go a long way toward wiping out Jim’s previous misconduct.

I am a big fan of Catherine Gayle's Portland Storm series so was excited to get Jim Sutter's story. He is the Portland Storm hockey team General Manager. He is a good guy who takes care of his team, treats them like family, and often gives people that need them a second chance to succeed or make something out of their life. We have seen him do that for his assistant Rachel when she really needed it and for some down on their luck players. But Jim has never forgiven himself for a a mistake he made that cost him his family. He's built his own pseudo family with his team and their wives and is well loved, but he has no relationship with his own son and lost his wife.

But when his ex, Elaine sees a profile for Jim on a dating site, the years fall away and she decides to take it as her own second chance. 

Jim was always good at giving others another chance, but not himself. He has a big heart and is kind, but he beats himself up with guilt over one bad choice and feels unworthy. But Elaine is realizing that she could have fought harder for him too. And she has decided to take charge and be brave. Can she convince him that he deserves love and his own second chance?

This was a short, sweet, second chance love story. It moved pretty fast due to it's short novella length for this anthology and it was light on drama and details. But the connection between them was established and was heartfelt. The side relationship with their son Dillon also added depth to the story. And it was fun to get some cameos by some of the characters from other books and we met a new player Chris Hammond "Hammer".  I really enjoyed getting to know more about Jim and seeing others look out for him for a change. 

Additional note: This collection offers a variety of authors and types of characters that  will make it a fun anthology to have when you need quick holiday pick me ups to make you smile, swoon, and get you the in the holiday spirit. They are of perfect length for fitting in when you have limited time, and for trying out new authors. 

ARC provided by Catherine Gayle in exchange for an honest review. 
Catherine Gayle Website/Facebook/Twitter
Catherine Gayle is a USA Today bestselling author of more than twenty-five contemporary hockey romance and Regency-set historical romance novels and novellas. She’s a transplanted Texan living in North Carolina with two extremely spoiled felines. In her spare time, she watches way too much hockey and reality TV, plans fun things to do for the Nephew Monster’s next visit, and performs experiments in the kitchen which are rarely toxic.

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