Title: Mistletoe Rules
Author: Stacey Joy Netzel
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Publication Date: 2009
Genre: Contemporary romance
Rating: 5 Candy Canes
Heat Level: Spicy
Reviewer: Starla Kaye
This anthology of three stories involving the Riley siblings, a matchmaking Santa, and mistletoe is a real Christmas treat. It has everything.
The first story, Mistletoe Mischief, involves a love-at-first-sight romance that is impossible to resist. Two single parents, Eric Riley and Marissa Wilder, who have been burned in prior marriages, find soul mates one Christmas in July day, with the help of their daughters and a bit of mistletoe magic.
The second story, Mistletoe Magic, involves the budding romance of Major Mark Riley and Janelle Walsh. From the moment they met at a Christmas parade, the couple won me over. He was a special hero, an ex-military man determined to do something to help out the community. Unfortunately what he wanted to do upset the heroine’s life and made them enemies of a sort. But Christmas magic and mistletoe help to save the day…and their special love.
The third story, Mistletoe Match-Up, involves the romance of former high school rivals, Lisa Riley and Derek Walsh. They’d challenged each other on everything when younger, and still did even after meeting again at her brother’s wedding to Derek’s cousin all these years later. They’d also ignored a budding attraction when they were younger, but it wasn’t so easy to ignore now that they’d grown up. Especially when a sneaky “Santa” keeps testing their resistance with mistletoe and its magic.
Definitely a fun read to warm your heart at this special time of year.