All three of these Christmas tales are appealing romantic fantasies with some sizzle, but Lennox's is the strongest of
the lot -- carrying with it an emotional impact that's missing from the others.
In Mortimer's "Her Christmas Romeo," department store holiday temp Juliette Standish has a disastrous encounter with an attractive man in an elevator, only to later learn he's Roberto Romeo, the store's owner. But first impressions won't stop Roberto from wanting to know Juliette better.
In Winters' "The Tycoon's Christmas Engagement," business student Annie Reynolds finds herself handling the Hastings Corporation's Christmas party while her mother honeymoons with the CEO. And then there's her attraction to company VP Mitch Reynolds, who's decided to make his move at long last.
In Lennox's "A Bride for Christmas," celebrity wedding planner Guy Carver has just acquired widow Jenny Westmere's small bridal shop, and shows up at Christmas to inspect it. But Guy gets more than he bargained for when he meets Jenny. (HARLEQUIN, Nov., 384 pp., $5.99)