Monday 6 December 2021

๐Ÿ’œ LOVE STORIES - A Novella Collection ๐Ÿ’œ Samantha Young ๐Ÿ’œ

 ©  Bianca ✰ Janeane 


• 6 December 2021
• A collection of standalone novellas - previously 'published' in Sam's newsletters!

5 Stars

A collection of contemporary romance novellas from New York Times Bestselling Author Samantha Young.


This volume includes novellas previously only available exclusively to newsletter subscribers. They have now been collated into this romantic collection of modern love stories.




The Forbidden Christmas Gift:

It’s Christmas at Shaw’s Department store in Edinburgh! Reid Shaw should feel nothing but gratified by his success. But he’s not satisfied because the sexy Scot wants forbidden fruit for Christmas: Evan Munro. Reid’s Evan’s boss. He’s thirteen years older than her.

Oh … and she’s his best friend’s little sister.


New Year's Eve:

After Ryan drunkenly kisses the object of her crush, Joe—her sister’s father-in-law— at his son’s birthday party, all she wants to do is avoid Joe for the rest of eternity. But when they find themselves stranded alone together on New Year’s Eve, Ryan discovers Joe most definitely doesn’t want to avoid Ryan…


Loving Valentine:

Micah Green has loved Valentine Fairchild for over ten years; ever since they were kids brought together by Micah's difficult family life. Too many outside factors have gotten in their way, pushing them further apart over the years. But Micah, no matter how hard he tries, can't forget her. When he finds a way to see her again, he realizes he's wasted too much time loving Valentine from afar. Now he just has to convince her to let go of their past so they can move on with their future. Together.


Ember in the Heart:

Loosely Inspired by Pride & Prejudice.

When Ember Bonet overhears her sister’s fiancรฉ’s best friend uttering rude remarks about the Bonet sisters at the engagement party, she instantly dismisses him as a pretentious man-child. Then said man-child, Foster Darwin, moves into the house next door along with his five-year-old daughter, making him hard to ignore.


Foster can’t believe his best friend, Colt, omitted to tell him the spinsterish Bonet sisters live in the house next door to his new home. Problem is, Ember Bonet is anything but spinsterish. From the moment they met, Foster has fought an overwhelming attraction to her. An attraction he has no time for. Not only is he determined to prioritize his daughter Georgie, he can’t fail his own father again. And Edward Darwin has made it clear that Foster must settle down with the right woman. Unfortunately, his family’s idea of ‘right’ isn’t the sexy massage therapist next door who’s eleven years his senior.


Determined to keep her distance from Foster, Ember fails when it becomes clear he and Georgie need support in their new life together. But proximity to one another is too great a temptation, and physical chemistry soon turns into so much more. If only Ember could get over their age difference and Foster his family pride…

We have four little holiday-themed romances in this book - all of which have previously been sent out in Sam's newsletter. So you might've read one or more already - I remember that I at least read one of those - maybe all - I'm a Bookalzheimer patient - so who knows. LOL!

The Forbidden Christmas Gift

In this first little story we have Evan and her boss Reid. Who is 12 years older than her and her brother's best friend!
But ever since she was 14 she's been in love with him and now he finally sees her. But he has too many rules about not dating younger women et cetera.
But it's Christmas time and if not now then when? ๐ŸŽ…

I really enjoyed this story. We've seen this as a movie many times before. The department store heir and the young poor employee. And it's adorable and sweet and heartbreaking and sexy and just lovely. I could read and watch those things every day for eternity and never get bored.

New Year's Eve

Here we have another age gap thing.
Ryan is 24 years old and kind of in love with her little sister's 40 year old father in law!
And then the two of them end up alone in a lake cabin for New Year's - due to the sister and son playing matchmaker!

That was really adorable too! I would've preferred a bit of a smaller age difference. Ryan could have been 28 and it would still have been age gappy but a bit better. But still - I really liked this. Ryan is so much older than her years, she had to grow up fast to take care of her sister.
Adorable and sparky love story!

Loving Valentine

Valentine + Micah.
They've been in love with each other since Valentine's mom brought Micah home to live with them ten years ago. But they never told each other! So the years went by with other girl- and boyfriends until one day ...

Adorable. A really heartbreaking story in the beginning and then we get a bit of a wasted time situation. Ten years of wasted time because they just never said anything. Ugh! Idiots! But it was still a cute little story!

Ember in the Heart

Ember and Foster.
He's her sister's husband's friend and business partner and he doesn't seem to like her much. Which she overheard at a party!
But that's not the real Foster - which she soon finds out once he moves into the house next to her - with his five year old daughter!
He's a really great guy who is kinda super attracted to Ember - but she's eleven years older than him and she's a college drop-out massage therapist. Not something his parents would be happy with.

That was the perfect adorable final story in this collection!
Funny and sweet and sparky and sexy. And so cute and sweet with the little girl who is missing her mom and ugh. So adoarable! I wish we would've gotten a real full-length book about all the sisters!!

LOVE STORIES was an adorable and sweet and sparky and sexy and funny and just perfect little collection of novellas! Perfect to squeeze in some quick reading time during those busy holiday moments.


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Samantha Young is the New York Times,  USA Today  and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of adult contemporary romances, including the On Dublin Street series and Hero, as well as the New Adult duology Into the Deep and Out of the Shallows.  Every Little Thing, the second book in her new Hart’s Boardwalk series, will be published by Berkley in March 2017. Before turning to contemporary fiction, she wrote several young adult paranormal and fantasy series, including the amazon bestselling Tale of Lunarmorte trilogy. Samantha’s debut YA contemporary novel The Impossible Vastness of Us will be published by Harlequin TEEN in ebook& hardback June 2017

Samantha has been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award 2012 for Best Author and Best Romance for On Dublin Street, Best Romance 2014 for Before Jamaica Lane, and Best Romance 2015 for Hero. On Dublin Street, a #1 bestseller in Germany, was the Bronze Award Winner in the LeserPreis German Readers Choice Awards for Best Romance 2013, Before Jamaica Lane the Gold Medal Winner for the LeserPreis German Readers Choice Awards for Best Romance 2014 and Echoes of Scotland Street the Bronze Medal Winner for the LeserPreis German Readers Choice Awards for Best Romance 2015.

Samantha is currently published in 30 countries and is a #1 international bestselling author.