Title – Bad Romeo Christmas
Author – Leisa Rayven
Publication Date – November 21, 2016
Series – Starcrossed, #4
From the internationally best selling author of BAD ROMEO, BROKEN JULIET, and WICKED HEART comes an anthology of sweet and sexy novellas featuring beloved Starcrossed characters such as Ethan and Cassie, Liam and Elissa, and Josh and Angel; as well as the gang from The Grove.
Have Yourself A Sexy Little Christmas: An Ethan and Cassie Novella
Ethan and Cassie’s first Christmas with the Holt family should be nothing but jolly. Sure, Cassie’s a mess trying to impress her future in-laws with the perfect casserole, but when an unexpected blast from Ethan’s past shows up beneath the tree, the season gets a whole lot more serious–and sexy.
The Naughty List: A Liam and Elissa Novella
After being apart for months, Liam and Elissa are making up for lost time on a secluded island, where they think they’re free to explore each other’s bodies in peace. But when it turns out their Christmas sanctuary isn’t as deserted as it first seemed, their Christmas dreams turn into a nightmare.
Happy, Horny New Year: A Josh and Angel Novella
When the gang from the Grove gets together at a lavish New Year’s Eve party, it’s like no time has passed. Except Elissa and Josh are dating Hollywood royalty, Jack and Zoe have been hooking up in secret, Connor’s new girlfriend wants to murder Cassie, and Erika’s mystery man has everyone talking. Before midnight, shocking revelations are made, industry tongues are wagging, and the poor mistletoe is ready to pass out from overuse.
Oh my goodness, I could not be more ecstatic to have the opportunity to dive back into the Starcrossed world. Leisa Rayven’s characters are as saucy and mischievous as ever in this holiday Anthology. Getting a glimpse into where they are and how they spent their winter seasons certainly brought some Christmas cheer to this fan’s face.
Part I is all about Ethan and Cassie and getting a glimpse into their relationship dynamic. Even though I knew how their story ultimately ended, it made me giddy to see how much Ethan endured just to make Cassie happy. I must say that Have Yourself a Sexy Little Christmas brought the characters further to life for me, especially with their playful banter. Getting that inside look of the Christmas before they got married reminded me why they are two of my favorite literary characters.
I really loved that Christmas took on a whole new look for the second novella in the anthology, The Naughty List. Elissa and Holt’s short story was ridiculously hot and fun in an entirely different way from Ethan and Cassie’s. Rayven did an amazing job at staying true to her characters and making them shine in their own way. Furthermore, I liked that it was relatively drama free, but not without something driving their storyline forward. Not to mention that ending…gah! Such perfection!
Finally, Happy, Horny New Year centered around Josh and Angel, and given how vastly different Josh is from the rest of the crew, it really took on a life of its own. I appreciated seeing Josh’s insecurities, yet seeing what Angel saw before he could. This New Year’s Eve novella was sexy, adorable, and certainly had me laughing out loud at times. My only complaint is that now I want more from this couple!
Overall, Bad Romeo Christmas was the perfect read to get me in the mood for some holiday spirit. There was everything I could want from these characters that I have come to love. The Anthology had steam and humor; it contained a little bit of angst and drama, but with the perfect ending to each couple’s novella. Leisa Rayven has granted the wishes of so many of her readers with this release, and I promise you that she most certainly delivers.
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Don’t miss the rest of the Series:
Bad Romeo (Starcrossed, #1)
Broken Juliet (Starcrossed, #2)
Wicked Heart (Starcrossed, #3)