This hot holiday read is both naughty and nice when a mountain cabin has the magic to bring couples together. The novella format feels too short, but how can anyone resist snowstorms, roaring fires and a king-sized bed?
Beth is hiding from her marriage-obsessed family at a mountain cabin when Mac, the handyman, shows up to fix a leak. They promise to only indulge in no-strings-attached sex, but promises are meant to be broken in “The Thanksgiving Fix” by Thompson. Architects Zoe and Jason have ignored the sexual tension between them until his brother plans “The Christmas Set-Up” by Shalvis. Stuck together in the secluded cabin, it isn’t long before the tension turns into passion. When Cleo and Josh said goodbye, they promised to meet up in five years. Time has passed and their lives have changed, but Josh is hoping Cleo hasn’t forgotten their pact. When she shows up at the cabin, their passion is rekindled as they seal “The New Year’s Deal” by Kenner. (HARLEQUIN, Nov., 320 pp., $7.99)