11 Fridays til Christmas Review- A Proposal For Christmas by Linda Lael Miller and Lindsay McKenna

Title:  A Proposal For Christmas

A proposal For Christmas

Genre: Holiday  Contemporary Romance Novellas

Author: Linda Lael Miller and Lindsay McKenna

Publisher: Harlequin, Sept. 24, 2013

Source: Free for review from the publisher

Rating: 4

Sexy Rating: 5

Christmasy Feeling: 4.5

Description from amazon.com in bold type:

Linda Lael Miller and Lindsay McKenna present two enthralling stories about the redemptive power of the holiday season

STATE SECRETS by Linda Lael Miller

Secret Service agent David Goddard never expected to spend his Christmas surveilling the president’s cousin. But after weeks of studying her, he finds that Holly Llewellyn’s life continues to remain a mystery. Tangled in the controversy swirling around them, David wonders, is it her secrets that fascinate him…or Holly herself?


Deet’s review– No surprise that this accomplished author has written a good story.  Holly is under surveillance because her brother is a fugitive suspected of treason.  Holly and David have fallen in love at first sight but the secrets each is keeping from the other threatens to explode their budding romance. This story’s setting is the holiday season and beyond into January. The characters are well fleshed out and side characters add to the story.  It is an interesting premise and Ms Miller pulls it off beautifully.

Deet’s Rating: 4.5

Sexy Rating:5

Christmasy Feeling: 4


Morgan Trayhern’s toughest mercenary, Colt Hamlin, is looking to lie low this Christmas, but he may just have a change of heart when his matchmaking boss puts him in the path of Montana’s prettiest widow.


Deet’s review:   Abbie lost her husband in an auto accident two years prior to her friend Laura asking her to let Colt help her with the decorations for the annual Five-Days of Christmas parities held by the Black Ops headquarters.  Colt was recently off a mission and was suffering from PTSD and Laura thought he was too reclusive and needed to get out in society more.  Abbie and Colt had instant rapport that escalated to romance.

The fact that this hero was traumatized and cried quite a bit and got all emotional, made this story not quite what I want in a romantic hero.  That the H/h got engaged after knowing each other for five days also seemed a bit too much. ..for me.  The story was certainly well written, and if you are up for a totally schmaltzy story and have a full box of tissues handy then you will love this story.

Deet’s Rating: 3.5

Sexy Rating:5

Christmasy Feeling: 5  sexy_santa_4-257x400

Coming Next Friday: Mistletoe and Magic

mistletoe and magic


Filed under Book review, Books, Contemporary Romance, e-reader, Holiday, Novella, Romance

6 responses to “11 Fridays til Christmas Review- A Proposal For Christmas by Linda Lael Miller and Lindsay McKenna

  1. I don’t usually start reading by Christmas themed books until the beginning of December. It’s when I put up my decorations, listen to traditional Christmas songs and watch my favourite Christmas movies as well!


  2. Janice

    Do you read in your sleep? New post at 5am????????





    • Janice, it would be terrific if I was that dedicated to this blog but alas I often write reviews a week in advance. WordPress is kind enough to allow me to post them on just about any day and time I want to. I pick 5am because my followers can see the post before going to work.


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