Four stories about the Evergreen siblings of Gingerbread Colorado. This magical family’s business is Christmas, and inside the innocuous looking Evergreen Industries building is where all the magic happens.
Naughty or Nice by Vicki Lewis Thompson is Cole Evergreen’s story.
In college, Cole was involved with Taryn, but he left just before Christmas and never contacted her again. A bit of a hacker, Taryn uses her skills to breach Evergreen’s computer security and leave Cole a message to contact her about the holes in his system. Taryn wants (and deserves) answers, and this may be her best way to get his attention and her answers. Cole and Taryn have chemistry that is solid and not diminished by the betrayal.
She’s A Mean One from Rhonda Nelson is Ethan’s story.
Ethan meets Lark DeWynter, an aspiring author who has the ability to see the magic, even though it has caused her unending trouble and strife. She’s written a book that will damage the spirit of Christmas forever, and Ethan has no other choice but to kidnap her to stop her presenting ‘her side’ of the story. These two have such a love-hate relationship, with an attraction that bounces off the pages.
His First Noelle by Kira Sinclair is Dash’s story.
Noelle and Dash were married, but divorced due to miscommunications and misunderstandings Noelle left and joined the CIA. When her father has a heart attack, she returns to fill in for him at Evergreen industries until he is recovered and she can return to her own life. Of course, a crisis ensues and Noelle and Dash must work together to resolve it, after carefully avoiding one another since her return. These two still have feelings that are buried under misunderstandings and resentment from their past. It’s sweet to see them move forward and get back on track.
Lastly is Silver Belle by Andrea Laurence is Belle’s story, the youngest of the bunch and the only girl. Addicted to coffee, not cocoa, Belle leaves the office every day to get her fix. She’s met Nick, a construction worker and sparks fly. Knowing that her family is overprotective, she has kept Nick a secret from the family, and hidden their relationship. Unfortunately, Santa went AWOL and she has to find the replacement: human, male and his face will be revealed in a snow globe. Imagine her surprise when Saint Nick is her Nick, and her secret just may be revealed.
These four interconnected stories are fun and light reading, sure to bring the spirit and leave you smiling. The perfect afternoon (or more) getaway reads that add a special boost to your Christmas.
Title: Jingle Spells
Author: Andrea Laurence, Kira Sinclair, Rhonda Nelson, Vicki Lewis Thompson
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Holiday Themed, Magic
Published by: Harlequin, Nocturne
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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To protect Christmas, this family of wizards will have to use a whole different kind of magic
Part of the Winter clan, the Evergreen family is considered magical nobility. While Evergreen Industries in picturesque Gingerbread, Colorado, might look like an ordinary office building, this is where the magic of Christmas unfolds. Above Santa's workshop, the Evergreens hold court, manage Christmas and, sometimes against their will and better judgment, fall in love. When it comes to love, the Evergreens know that sometimes you have to play a little naughty to get exactly what—or who—you want from Santa. Celebrate the holidays with Evergreen siblings Cole, Ethan, Dash and Belle in this enchanting collection from New York Times bestselling authors Vicki Lewis Thompson and Rhonda Nelson, Kira Sinclair and Andrea Laurence.
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