There’s never been a better time to curl up with a good book for a long day of binge-reading. Reading is the perfect escape from reality and all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Check out these 5 binge-worthiest books that you should add to your Kindle right now.
Ladies to Steal Your Heart by Bridget Barton
Delightful romances full of emotion, drama, action, plot twists, and of course, love!
The Secret Admirer of an Extraordinary Lady - When Lydia receives letters from a secret admirer, she begins to dream of fairytales and happily ever afters. But when she discovers the sweet side of her childhood friend, Anthony, she finds herself trapped in a dilemma. Anthony has found pleasure in teasing his best friend’s little sister. But, when one day he takes it too far and she walks off leaving him standing in front of the crowd, embarrassed and furious as he is, Anthony starts plotting his revenge, until the moment he realizes his heart beats only for her. Will he manage to make up for the chaos he has created? Will they follow their instincts and find their path to true love?
Bride for the Sake of Duty - Eleanor has wished for true love ever since she was a little girl, but she has no other choice but to marry a man she knows nothing about, due to her father’s definite will. To make matters worse, her new husband leaves right after their nuptials for a trip overseas. When he returns after two years, he’s even more handsome than she remembers, but he still remains a complete stranger to her. Now that he is finally back home, Eleanor’s husband, Miles will find himself longing for something more than the sea. Will he finally find a place to call home in Eleanor’s eyes? Could Eleanor and Miles make up for the lost time and eventually fall in love?
A Beauty for the Scarred Duke - When the Earl of Upperton sells off his daughter Isabella as a bride for the disfigured Elliot Covington, Isabella feels terrified. Due to marry a man she has never met and whom she has believed to be a monster, she truly believes her life is over. What she has yet to discover, though, is that beneath the scars, there is a caring and kind gentleman. Isabella starts seeing Elliot’s inner beauty, but the moment they both realise they are meant to be together, outside powers will try to tear them apart. Will the Duke be able to let go of the pain and guilt that has swallowed him whole? Will two heartbroken souls find love when least expected?
Her Duke in the Making - Anne believes to have found her other half until she finds herself obliged to prepare the new Duke of Somerset for his first Season. The handsome Duke, who has recently returned from America, has to adjust to a new lifestyle and be taught proper British manners. Luckily for him, Anne agrees to be his mentor, but with a condition; he will need to help Anne convince her family that Lord Rawley is the perfect match for her. Their plans will take an unexpected turn, though, when the Duke falls hopelessly in love with the enchanting woman and realizes that it might be destiny that brought them together. Could Anne’s unusual agreement with the dashing Duke lead to more than she ever dreamt of?
Kind Ella and the Charming Duke -After her father’s death, Ella is devastated when her mother marries the Earl of Dandridge. The Earl is the cold-hearted father of two spoiled young ladies in search of a suitor. When Rufus, Duke of Hillington, is reported to be searching for a suitable bride, the Earl will plot the most appalling schemes to hide Ella away. Ella’s rebellious heart makes her defy the orders to abstain from the Duke’s masquerade ball. After encountering the mysterious lady, Rufus cannot take his mind off of her. Will Ella and Rufus escape the Earl’s evil plans? Will they eventually have the happily-ever-after they both deserve?
All I Want For Christmas Is An Alpha by Moni Boyce
The plan was to make her ex jealous. It’s the only option really. There’s no way Macy could not show up. For two reasons, it’s her friend’s wedding and it’s Christmas. So, the jealousy it is. With the help of her hot alpha, best friend, Cooper, showing up with man candy on her arm, will get the job done. It’s perfect. She gets to be part of such a magical event and avoid facing her prick of a past alone, at the same time. Only she doesn’t know that Cooper’s feelings have gone from friendly to downright sinful. And he’s determined to use the opportunity of posing as her fake boyfriend to his advantage. They belong together, and by the end of this, he’ll make sure she knows it.
A Hippogriff for Christmas (Shifters for Christmas Book 3) by Zoe Chant
He has three days to convince her to love Christmas... Annie’s never had a family she could celebrate Christmas with. She’d be just as happy to work right through the holiday season at her busy bakery, but her well-meaning boss demands that she take some time off. Her plan: too much Netflix, and way too much pie. Not in her plan: the dashing hippogriff shifter who will awaken her to the magic of the season.
Hippogriff shifter Beau can’t wait to take a break from the Shifter Patrol Corps to celebrate Christmas with his family. But when he runs into a beautiful baker in trouble, his first instinct is to rescue her. His second is to bet her that in three days, he can convince her to love Christmas. But those three days won’t just be ornaments and apple pie. If Annie and Beau want to rescue the bakery from some sinister shifters, they’ll have to do a bit of undercover work as well. And if they fail, it could ruin more than just Christmas. Will Annie and Beau be able to rise to the occasion? Or is their plan half-baked at best?
Christmas Naturally: A collection of small-town, heartwarming, HEA Christmas romances by Joanne Jaytanie, Jacquolyn McMurray, Grace Augustine, & Lexa Fisher
Seven unforgettable hometown holiday stories brimming with heartwarming heroines, swoon-worthy heroes, new and old traditions that sparkle like tinsel in this peppermint-kissed Christmas boxset.
Christmas Reflections by Joanne Jaytanie. - She’s come home to open her own business. He’s on the quest to advance his career. Neither will achieve their goals if they refuse to work together. Juliet is a hometown girl, and Colton is a big city guy. Will he squash her dream of turning the 100-year old Christmas tree farm into a year-round destination? Or risk his career by revealing a family secret that could save Forever Christmas tree farm.
Christmas Ivy by Joanne Jaytanie - She’s a survivor. He’s a bone-weary surgeon. Can this damaged artistic soul and frazzled do-gooder find serenity together in a small town? Ivy’s struggled to succeed her entire life. Mason is a surgeon who can’t say no. Their fast-paced lives are eroding their spirits. And both are searching for a place to call home. Worlds apart, will they discover the love they seek in Glenville?
Christmas Chemistry by Joanne Jaytanie - Chemistry and Christmas draw them together, but family loyalty could keep them on opposing sides. It’s nothing but an old tavern. But to the Jamersons and Brocks, it’s a treasured history, a precious legacy. Can Gina Jamerson and Owen Brock meet in the middle or will their families ruin any chance of compromise?
Aloha Café by Jacquolyn McMurray - A heroine fixated on Christmas lawn decorations and a hero oblivious to his wife’s shenanigans. When Noelani’s obsession to defeat her nemesis for the “Best Christmas Lawn Display” trophy steals her holiday joy, the most unlikely person offers to assist her—her rival’s husband. Will that partnership help or hinder Noelani’s efforts to recover her joy?
Always on Christmas by Jacquolyn McMurray - If you like uplifting holiday stories, fiercely independent single moms, and kind-hearted cowboys, then you’ll love this inspirational romance.When Emma Sanchez inherits a cabin in Hawai’i, it’s a fresh start for her young daughter and herself. Determined to raise Ally without a man, Emma’s resolve is tested when disaster strikes, and a generous cowboy offers support.
Second Chances by Grace Augustine - If you like the strength of family, the bond of friendship, and second chances, you'll love Grace Augustine's romance. Single fatherhood was not his life's plan. A generation later, his daughter vows to not repeat her mother's mistakes. Can father and daughter let go of the past and open their hearts to love?
Counting on Christmas by Lexa Fisher - She’s resolved to conquer the ghost of Christmas past. He’s dreading another lonely Christmas. Can they trust enough to make the holidays shine brightly? Mary Ellis faces a cold holiday without a furnace repairman. Chris Storey has what it takes to warm her hearth and heart. Will surprise visits by her corrupt nemesis and his drunk ex-wife leave them both out in the cold this holiday season?
The Mistletoe Collection by Edith MacKenzie
From the Land Downunder to the bright lights of Las Vegas, snowy Colorado to Nashville, this boxed set contains three cowboy Christmas romances. You’ll get Boots & Mistletoe, The Cowboy Under The Mistletoe, and Mistletoe & The Billionaire’s Cowgirl. All of which are packed with heartwarming Christmas cheer, friendships, sweet cowboy romances, and happy ever afters.
2 3/4 c. chocolate chips
1 (14-oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
2 tbsp. heavy cream
4 tbsp. butter
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
3 tbsp. Christmas sprinkles
Line an 8”-x-8” baking pan with parchment paper and grease with cooking spray. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt chocolate, condensed milk, butter, cream, vanilla, and salt together. Stir until smooth then pour into prepared pan. Top with sprinkles and refrigerate until set, 2 hours. Cut into squares to serve.