cover image I’m Your Santa: Stories

I’m Your Santa: Stories

Lori Foster, Karen Kelley, Dianne Castell, . . Kensington/Brava, $15 (294pp) ISBN 978-0-7582-1983-1

Stockings are peeled off as well as put up in this set of steamy Christmas romances from three Brava authors. Foster’s “The Christmas Present” finds Beth Monroe fleeing the hunk she has just spent a wild weekend with—who happens to be the best friend of her unfaithful fiancé. Kelley’s “It’s a Wonderful Life” maroons playboy Hollywood actor Jeremy Hunter in Two Creeks, Tex., to research the part of an itinerant preacher, with a curvaceous local teacher offering a different kind of lesson. Castell’s “Home for Christmas” brings together pregnant, abandoned LuLu Cahill and jilted Sebastian Moore, with snow, here as throughout, not being the only thing precipitated. (Oct.)