CHRISTMAS ON MAIN STREET
This charming quartet of stories returns to places fans of these authors will recognize. It brings to them some delightful stories full of love, Christmas cheer and enough hot sex to melt ice.
Last “Christmas in Shelter Bay,” Ross’ Cole Douchett broke Kelli Carpenter’s heart. This year, her family plans on helping him mend it. In Donovan’s “A Seaside Christmas,” Annabeth Parker needs help finding her heart-mate, and the Bayberry Island Mermaid Society gives it. That’s why Nate Ravelle finds himself naked in Annie’s bed! Fifteen years ago, Clint Sully left teenage Ava Whimsy brokenhearted. In McLane’s “Mistletoe on Main Street,” he wants to rekindle what he and Ava had — and, as Cricket Creek’s Santa, he hopes he has the power to do so. Morgan’s “The Christmas Gift” has woodcarver Seth Keyser hoping that the move to Snowberry Creek will end his creative dry spell. However, it’s pastry shop owner Bridey Roke who inspires him for more. (SIGNET, Nov., 384 pp., $ 7.99)